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While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.
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.
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!
In a small town in the countryside, close to the sea, a young high-school girl lived alone with her cousin. When life seemed to her too painful and too sad, she contemplated the sky and refreshed herself by looking at the stars. But one spring night, she met a boy who sealed her destiny...
These two manga's have got a similar art style (probably due to the fact they are from the same author). The main characters in each of have very similar personality traits and are in similar circumstances. These main female leads also are both surrounded by a strong male cast, of which similarities can be seen as similar between the two manga's, e.g. why they are in the household they live in, romance to a mysterious man and others.
If you like this Fruits Basket, you will definatly enjoy Hoshi wa Utau. The art is the same (seeing as its the same person) but I didnt have any problems keeping the stories seperate. Sometimes, authors tend to have overlapping storeis or characters across their mangas, so I was a little concerned when I first started.
I love Fruits Basket. Its my all-time, non-replaceable favorite manga. Its well written, well drawn, and inspirational (to me at leat).
Both mangas have characters you fall in love with, plots that keep you interested, and themes-upon themes-upon themes.
Ida Choi’s family is deeply indebted to the parents of Mimi Shin, a spoiled, self-important brat. Ida is forced to do anything and everything that Mimi commands her to - or else her family will be thrown out into the streets! However, she can let off some steam by dressing up as a guy and fighting neighborhood delinquents. Ida’s become such a skilled fighter that guys come from all around to brawl with her male alter-ego “Yodah Choi”. But with delinquents obsessively challenging her and Mimi refusing to let her have any time for herself, how long can Ida keep her double life a secret?
Fruits Basket and He's Dedicated to Roses are fairly long shoujo man(g/hw)a filled with love dodecahedrons, a giant cast (mostly of bishounen from inexplicably wealthy families who like to beat each other up), a plot that tends to veer into soap opera territory (especially HDTR), and a gimmick that actually works (genderbending or the zodiac curse). The conflict in FB is more psychological, while HDTR's is more straight up physical.
While the stories are very different, they have similar base pattern. The main heroine is a cheerful and energetic girl, who lives alone (since her parent died). Due to random encounter she starts hanging around two hot guys, who aren't completely human. In both cases the guys can change their form into an animal (though in Furuba it's against their will, while in Sailor fuku it's voluntary ). Both are cute, and predictable stories mixing some typical shoujo romance with a bit of drama and a supernatural flavour.
Nao, a cheerful junior high school student, has rented an apartment in the city where she plans to live by herself. However, her plans are promptly ruined when she goes to move in and finds out that her apartment was also rented to Hisashi, a popular yet sometimes distant boy from her school. Things go from bad to worse when Nao and Hisashi discover that they were swindled by their real estate agency; not only is the agency suddenly out of business, but their rent is also 70,000 yen more than what they were originally promised. With no money and nowhere else to live, Nao and Hisashi move in together. Will these two strangers be able to live together or will their conflicting personalities make it impossible?
What happens when teenagers are thrown into a turbulent high school setting? Relationship problems galore! Fruits Basket takes a more innocent turn on problems with relationships and is not the main focus of the series; however, Good Morning Call deals with relationship problems throughout