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Fruits Basket

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Tohru Honda might just be the unluckiest girl around. After a series of unfortunate events Tohru has no place to call home - that is, until the wealthy yet cursed Sohma family offer to take her in, in exchange for performing the household chores. However, soon Tohru discovers that there's much more to the Sohma family than meets the eye. Though shocked and surprised, Tohru promises to keep their secrets; but will the Sohma family approve of an outsider knowing who they really are?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Fruits Basket TV 2001 Anime Adaptation
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Natsuki TAKAYA Artist
Natsuki TAKAYA Author

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Fruits Basket happyanifriend 10/10 Nov 29, 2013
Fruits Basket Shinjiru 9/10 Sep 12, 2013
Fruits Basket Rebkkah 9.5/10 May 21, 2013
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Absolute Boyfriend

Absolute Boyfriend

All Riiko Izawa wants is a boyfriend, but she has been rejected left and right by every guy she has ever liked. In a moment of desperation, she orders a special "Nightly Lover" figure from a website, and the next day, a extremely attractive naked man is delivered to her doorstep! Night, as Riiko names him, is the perfect boyfriend; he's sexy, smart, athletic, and is a gourmet cook. There's just one problem: he cost $1,000,000! Riiko can't let anyone know that Night is a doll, even though he knows almost nothing about humans. Can she find a way to pay for Night while keeping him a secret from her childhood friend Soshi next door?

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Vejhed

Although Absolute Boyfriend is a bit more on the 'mature' side of things, it has a few similarities to Fruits Basket. For one thing, both are reverse harem and they each include a female lead sworn to secrecy while trying to pay off some debt or other. Though they don't have the same tone, mood, setting, or similar plots, there is a chance that if you liked one you'll like the other.

DuskFey

In both Absolute Boyfriend and Fruits Basket, there are a few guys after one girl, and she likes them both! A relationship with any of the guys would be complicated, and there's someone who doesn't want it to happen. If you like romance with drama and guys who are definitely out of the ordinary, you'll probably enjoy these two. ;)

wolfangel87

The female characters in Fruits Basket and Absolute boyfriend have the same type of personalities, and lucky them, they get to be surrounded by two hot guys vying for their attention.  Although Absolute Boyfriend does have a more mature aspect to it, Fruits Basket also has its own share of misfortune suffered by each character.  The plot lines are greatly developed in both series and make the reader want to learn more even after the stories conclude.

amyholic

Both have the pretty average looking female lead, love triangles, a major secret, and good looking male characters. The only difference is that Absolute Boyfriend is somewhat tragic (not giving any spoliers, just want to prepare readers for a bit of heart ache).

zerolight

Well I haven't read all of absolute boyfriend yet but both fruits basket and absolute boyfriend have those 2 guys. She has a choice and will either decide one or the other also AB is very funny.

SugarCookies95

Yeah I totally agree with this recommendation. Both series are quite similar in many different ways. 

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School is a prestigious private academy where money and status count for everything. Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the elite school, and is appalled by the lazy attitude of the rich and powerful students towards their studies. The Host Club is a clear example of this: a group of six attractive and wealthy boys spend their time entertaining the female pupils for a profit. When Haruhi accidentally breaks a ¥8,000,000 vase belonging to the club, they force her to work off her debt as one of the club's members; and to do so, she must masquerade as a boy! Can Haruhi keep her gender a secret from the club's exclusive clients?

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MechaTama31

Both are about a kind girl hanging out with a harem of bishounen (pretty boys) and helping them fight their personal demons (psychological, not supernatural).  Ouran is the more comedic of the two, but both are quite funny at times, while touching and even sad at others.

wolfangel87

Both Fruits Basket and Ouran are about a reverse harem, making the girl the center of attention in a group full of guys. The series both also deal with morality issues that are expressed throughout the show with a great deal of humor thrown into the mix.

americanotaku12

If you loved Fruits Basket, you will also love Ouran High School Host Club. I won't reveal too much but it's basically areverse harem in a super rich school where this smart girl who looks like a boy, Haruhi Fujioka, manages to have to pay back these rich kids by pretending to be a boy in their host club. It's funny with gorgeous boys who each fit into a specific category that a girl would find attractive in a man. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

SugarCookies95

Yeah I totally agree with this recommendation. Both series are quite similar in many different ways. 

Bloody Kiss

Bloody Kiss
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 6
  • 2006

Kiyo Katsuragi has just arrived at a special mansion in a remote area of the mountains. Said to be haunted, it has been bequeathed to her by a late grandmother who she has never met. While she originally intended to demolish the house and sell the land to pay for college, Kiyo soon changes her mind after meeting the building's live-in tenants: Kuroboshi-sama and his servant Alushu - two vampires! As if dealing with two supernatural beings isn't strange enough, Kiyo soon finds herself deemed to be Kuroboshi's 'bride'. Now, in addition to working towards her dream of becoming a lawyer, Kiyo must handle Kuroboshi's overprotective nature and advances to drink her blood, while also coming to terms with her feelings for her new companion!

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sothis

While Fruits Basket is the more lighthearted of the two, both of these titles involve a girl who is now living with supernatural-type beings. Romance and drama is apparant in both, plus a hefty dose of shoujo. If you liked one, try out the other.

Kari5

Both of these are comedy shoujo manga about a teenage girl who lives with suspernatural beings. The main female characters are also very similar; they're both poor but independent girls who work hard so they don't have to depend on others. If you enjoyed one I'm sure you'll enjoy the other.

Chobits

Chobits

Nineteen-year-old ronin Hideki Motosuwa desires two things more than anything else: a girlfriend, and an expensive humanoid computer (known as a 'persocom'). But with his dead-end job and no financial aid from his parents, owning a persocom seems impossible... until he finds a blond-haired female persocom tied up amongst a pile of trash! After getting her home and figuring out how to activate her, even the computer-illiterate Hideki realizes there is something unusual when it appears she can only say one word - Chii. Is she just broken, or is there more to this persocom than her behavior lets on?

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wolfangel87

Both plots seem to take on interesting variations as the manga progress; they have unforgettable characters and a flair for comedic moments. Fruits Basket is a more ‘cute' type of manga whereas Chobits has a little more of an ecchi quality about it, but they are both very endearing.

Alyrii

They're both very cutesy. Fruits Basket seems to have more meaning, but they both kind of have underlying importance.

Fushigi Yûgi

Fushigi Yûgi

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wolfangel87

The characters in Fruits Basket and Fushigi Yugi, with their different personalities, are unforgettable. Fruits Basket deals with the twelve animals of the zodiac and the curse placed upon them, while Fushigi Yugi is a story of a priestess who is trying to find the seven Celestial warriors to unlock the power to save Konan. The heroines of the series, Tohru (Fruits Basket) and Miaka (Fushigi Yugi), both have similar personalities to one another. Both series also have surprisingly sad moments and a dramatic plot line that explores the characters' pasts.

DuskFey

A girl accidentally becomes a part of something magical and decides to help those who are trapped in a world that she barely understands. There's love, danger, and curiosity about new celestial warriors or members of the zodiac. Granted, the structure of these manga may be different (a metaphorical new world vs. a literal one), but the cores are quite similar!