Guided by a star only they can see, a group of maidens known as HiMEs have begun to gather at Fuuka Academy. These young women have been endowed with dangerous supernatural powers that they can use to their heart's content, but there's a price: to wield them, they must put their most important thing on the line. Now, in the midst of school work and friendships, they find themselves caught in the midst of strange conspiracies seemingly related to the terrifying monsters that attack them. Is the power of the HiMEs strong enough to save themselves and the ones they love?
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.
Both shows have a completely half-and-half blend of comedy and drama, an enthralling storyline, and very likeable main-characters. Both sometimes take place in a high-school setting, and the later half of My-HiME and all of Fruits Basket have a strong focus on human relationships, whether the relationship is one where the characters are lovers, friends or rivals.
There are strong ties with human relationships and how the characters act around each other in Fruits Basket and My-Hime. The characters have to relive the hardships of their pasts while dealing with the hard realizations of the future.
Average, boring, and nothing special; this is how Shiratori Kuu feels about herself and her life as a high school student in Academia. On what begins as any other day, Kuu's life is spun upside down when a new student transfers to her class. As soon as she sees his face, she is astonished, for this is no ordinary boy – he looks just like the prince she has dreamt of for so long! He extends a hand to her and repeats the words she has somehow heard before, "Lets go... Together." But it is never that easy, is it? A world that seemed so dull is now torn apart by a whirlwind of love and hate, and the conflict that plagues all those involved.
Kyoshiro and My-Hime have characters who fight in pairs trying to protect each other. It is a similar style theme to each.
Both My Hime and Shattered Angels feature protagonists as pairs fighting to protect eachother. Both of them feature mystery aspects and especially romance aspect, both elements dominating these two shows. If you liked one you will enjoy the other one as well.
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
Both series deal with teenagers who have to save the world from destruction by strange creatures, all while strange organizations pull strings from the shadows.
Neither series really goes into much detail regarding the creatures that have to be fought and the powers behind the scenes. The focus in both series is more on the character-interaction and the internal struggles of the protagonists. If you liked one, the other has a good chance of appealing to you as well.
In a world where everyone connects to an online network, pudgy Haruyuki Arita can't seem to catch a break. Constantly bullied, afraid to face reality and paranoid his two childhood friends pity him, the teenager uses online games as a way to escape his problems. But things change one day when Haruyuki's beautiful upperclassman Kuroyukihime approaches him with a mysterious time-decelerating program known as Brain Burst - there‘s just one catch. To keep the ability, he must defeat other Brain Burst wielders in Accel World, an exclusive, virtual MMORPG, and the newbie player will need all the help he can get. Eager to prove he's not a pathetic weakling, Haruyuki joins forces with Kuroyukihime to challenge fierce competitors and discover just how incredible Accel World and he truly are.
Action heavy series with romantic elements. Both involve schoolchildren battling through the use of personal avatars. My-HiME is flavoured as a fantasy and fits very neatly into the magical girl genre, whereas Accel World is science fiction-themed and mostly shounen oriented.
In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.
Blood+ and Mai-HiMe both have a great mix of drama, adventure and special powers, and have a mysterious story. There are other anime that have the same mix of elements, but few can do it well and have such a fitting atmosphere.