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Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
What could these two possibly share in common? Well, quite a lot, actually! First off, is the heroine. Both Kobato and Tohru have a very similar personality, putting others before themselves. (But does this make them weak? I would say not. They love so freely, I think it would make them pretty brave...) Both shows also have comedy as well as a bit of a 'magic' involved. (The Sohmas with their curse, Kobato's glass bottle for mended hearts.)And last but not least, they also have a bit of romance! Fruits Basket and Kobato. are sweet shoujos that will have you laugh (and possibly cry).
*Note that due to the release date difference, the animation in one is a lot more advanced.
Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?
Both animes include a main character who is trying to fulfill their wish. In both, the journey or process to fulfill their wish leads them through many tear-jerking, heart-warming moments. In both, the characters develop unbreakable bonds of friendships. Ano Hi Mita Hana is a bit on the serious side, whereas Kobato has more of a light tone to it. Nonethless, both are enjoyable, touching animes.
Rikka Takanashi is a teenage girl who possesses the strongest ocular power known to man: the Tyrant’s Eye. She's currently locked in a fierce war with a shadowy organization, and the fate of the world may hang in the balance with each passing battle... or at least this is what she believes. In actuality, Rikka is merely a normal high school girl afflicted with chuunibyou syndrome, a "disease" that makes one prone to delusional flights of fancy. Meanwhile former chuunibyou sufferer Yuuta Togashi is enrolled at the same school, looking to put his embarrassing junior high exploits behind him. However, when Rikka discovers his past life as the "Dark Flame Master", she uses this to her advantage to include him in all of her wacky schemes! With Rikka’s zany behavior dragging him further and further from normalcy, Yuuta must try to pull her back into the real world – or risk getting sucked into hers!