Fruits Basket

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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 wolfangel87 says...

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 Alyrii says...

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

Fushigi Yugi

Fushigi Yugi

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.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

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 DuskFey says...

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!

Kodocha: Sana's Stage

Kodocha: Sana's Stage

Child star Sana Kurata tries to "fix" the problems of everyone around her- and there are a LOT of problems to solve. Her classroom's overrun by bullies, her teacher's being blackmailed and the girls live in terror all because of the tyrannical rule of the demon child Akito Hayama. There's going to be a Rumble in the Jungle Gym when these two strong personalities collide. Sana harbors a massive crush on her manager Rei, the man she adoringly calls her "gigolo", but when Rei shatters her adolescent notions of romance, will her arch rival Hayama step in to pick up the pieces? As sworn enemies become fast friends, Sana's life is about to get way more interesting.

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

The story of an optimistic young school girl who tries to help everyone around her while dealing with her own difficulties in life. That's the story of both Fruits Basket and Kodocha, and both series are executed very well. The main female leads are extremely easy to like and their respective hot-headed love interests are a good match. Shoujo fans should enjoy them both.

Catiebeans Catiebeans says...

both of these manga have an anime in which the dub has similar voice actors and it has a very funny yet hart warming, romantic story

He Dedicated to Roses

He Dedicated to Roses

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?

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

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.

Sailor Fuku ni Onegai!

Sailor Fuku ni Onegai!

When Hina hits a homerun ball and goes to get it back, she realizes she has damaged a shrine with the baseball. When she touches the object inside the shrine, the object is absorbed into her, and she becomes the shrine's god. Now she is protected by the shrine's guard dogs, Shishi and Koma. On her journey she meets other spirits, guardians, and the legendary nine-tailed fox.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

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.