3.179 out of 5 from 5,101 votes
Momo is loud, shallow, a player, a betrayer, and one to best stay away from -- or at least, that's the misconception people have when they see her makeup, bleached hair and suntanned skin. In reality, Momo just wants the same friends, hobbies and crushes any girl her age would like. However, when her only friend starts spreading rumours about her, her boyfriend starts to doubt her, and the most popular boy in school starts to take a more then friendly interest in her, she'll have much more to worry about than just her appearance!
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.
There is a love triangle with a twist in both Fruits Basket and Peach Girl. Which guy the main character will choose is always a hard decision to make. They also both deal with high school issues and problems, and are both a reverse harem anime.
The most obvious similarity between the two series is that they are both reverse harem anime (in which the female lead has two or more men vying for her attention and affection). Additionally, both stories focus upon a self-conscious, naive female in search of love and acceptance.
Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?
Peach Girl and Kare Kano have drama and romance, and are so interesting that you'll be anticipating the last episodes, even though you might cry. I certainly did!
Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.
Both Peach Girl and Kimi ni Todoke focus on a protagonist who is genuinely lovely, but their appearances give off the completely wrong impression. Though it is much more prominent in Peach Girl, both series also feature a theme of romance and jealous rivals setting out to destroy the girls lives. If you enjoyed the mix of drama, romance and comedy in one, then definitely check out the other.
The first thing I thought when I started watching Kimi ni Todoke was Peach Girl! Not for the love triangle aspect in Peach Girl but for the misguided misunderstandings of the people around them. Something so small can be taken way out of proportion if people cannot communicate with each other clearly. That is exactly what happens in both of these series and in real life as well. Both series have very good lessons about trying to get along with each other and not jumping to conclusions.
Hino Kahoko is a sophomore at a high school which caters to both general students, and the musically elite. On the first day of class, Hino meets a fairy named Lili and is entrusted with a magical violin; this violin has the ability to express the music in someone’s heart, even if they do not possess the talent for playing the instrument. With the violin in her care, Hino must now compete in a musical competition, but the guilt of not having true musical talent consumes her. Lili’s dream is to bring happiness to people with music, but Hino isn’t sure she has what it takes to be the one to do it. Can Hino perservere, or will she abandon Lili’s dream?
La Corda D'Oro and Peach Girl both fall under the category of "reverse harem," where one girl gets close to a few boys, who fall in love with her. The boys of both of these series have really cute personalities.
Each deals with issues in high school and the attitudes that are faced. There are trials and tribulations that everyone has to go through - facing that daunting situation known as high school. Hino (La Corda) has to prove her skill at playing the violin and Momo (Peach Girl) has to put up with a skimming Sae. Both series are artfully-animated with exceptional plot detail.
Yamato Akitsuki has recently moved to Tokyo, and in order to maintain his less than wealthy lifestyle, he currently works at his aunt's bathhouse. While walking by the school one evening he sees a girl by the name of Suzuka practicing the high jump, and is instantly in love. Even better is the realization that Suzuka lives next door! Determined to prove himself worthy of her affections, Yamato decides to join the school's track team and show her what he’s got, but things won’t be so easy; for Suzuka has a love interest of her own, and it isn’t Yamato...
Both Peach Girl and Suzuka have romantic drama that will keep you hooked. In both series, one of the main characters (Momo in Peach Girl and Akitsuki in Suzuka) have to choose between two lovers. Neither story is a simple love triangle; both are complex, interesting and dramatic!
Both are drama filled to the very last second! It's easy to get hooked on both from episode 1. The love triangles are similar although I felt Suzuka's love triangle was more complicated (you'll know what I mean when you find out who Kazuki is). Both have hilarious moments that make you laugh out loud. You definitely root for the main character in both animes, wanting them to find happiness.