Fruits Basket

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Faster Than a Kiss

Faster Than a Kiss

When Fumino Kaji’s parents died, she and her young brother, Teppei, were ferried from relative to relative. One day when they're finally fed up of being passed around, the pair decide to run away from home. Alone in the world, help arrives from the most unexpected source, Fumino's English teacher, Kazuma, who offers to take them in. Not believing that he means to commit to the idea, Fumino jokingly agrees to the idea but only if he will take her in as his wife and much to her surprise he agrees! Now the three live together with Fumino and Kazuma acting as man and wife in name only, but after falling for each other, the pair must try to act normally at school to ensure that no one discovers their secret.

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Emmame Emmame says...

Both stories are about a young girl who has lost both of her parents and ends up living with someone else, and the girl has to keep some things secret from others. Both have comedy and romance.

Dreamin' Sun

Dreamin' Sun

Shimana Kameko lives in a home where she feels she doesn’t belong. Her mother is dead, her father has remarried, and her six-month-old baby brother takes up everyone’s attention. Kameko skips school and runs away to a nearby park, where she literally stumbles over a mysterious man in a kimono. The stranger, Fujiwara Taiga, offers Kameko a place to stay—on three conditions. The first condition is that Kameko tell him why she ran away from home. The second is that she fetch the stranger’s lost apartment key (he is locked out!). The third condition is...to have a dream. Kameko meets the conditions, moves in, and begins a journey of romance and self-discovery.

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Adephi Adephi says...

The layout of these series is very similar. You have the lone teenage girl who, for various reasons, can't live with her family and ends up living with some guys instead. Complicated relationships, dark secrets, teenage love and much hilarity follows.

If you liked either Yume Miru Taiyou of Fruits Basket you're sure to like the other!

Pieta

Pieta

Rio Sakaki was raised by an unsympathetic father and a stepmother whose dream of a normal, happy life drove her to harass the poor girl and have her institutionalized. As a result, Rio developed suicidal tendencies and an aloof, distant personality that drove all potential friends away. But things change for the girl when she meets the studious, yet just as troubled Sahoko one day, and in time, Rio's icy exterior begins to melt. Together, the two girls quickly become fast friends and try to carve out their own happiness in a world that has neglected them.

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

It seems like every major character in Pieta and Fruits Basket is psychologically unstable. While they all have perfectly good reasons for being so (mostly stemming from their very unfortunate childhood circumstances), it still makes both manga rather angsty.

Pieta is targeted to a generally older audience, and lacks Fruits Basket's comedy, but both will appeal to those who like tragic character dramas.

Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer

Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both Fruits Basket and Angelic Layer are geared towards a younger type of audience, however, there are some deep emotional connections and issues that the characters have to deal with in both.  Each of the series takes on a more mature approach to a kids perspective on life and how they are able to grow from experiences they have had to deal with.  Both of the main heroines have a very kind and nurturing personality always surrounded by lots of other people and trying to take care of everyone else.

Millennium Snow

Millennium Snow

Chiyuki is a young girl with a terminal disease. Near death, she meets a vampire named Touya and blackmails him into spending time with her; however, he doesn't drink blood because if he took a blood partner the partner would die long before him and he doesn't want to get hurt. When Chiyuki is dying he saves her life by having her drink some of his blood, because he feels even being with her for a little longer will be enough. She returns to school and forces Touya to join her there, where they discover that one of their classmates is a werewolf who is ashamed of being a monster. Both of them slowly become closer to Chiyuki because of her warmth, her will to live, and her non-judgmental love which heals the wounds from their pasts.

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

These are two shoujo rom-coms with a similar mix of comedy and angst. The main similarity is in characters: Fruits Basket's Tohru and Kyo are EXACTLY like Millennium Snow's Chiyuki and Touya, so if you liked the interactions between the two in one, you're sure to enjoy it in the other.