Fruits Basket 1st Season - Recommendations

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Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!

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Schuplik Schuplik says...

Both heroines in the beginning lose their family and subsequently their home. They are then sheltered by supernatural beings. The stories are mixture of comedy, romance and specs of mythology. 

Bluebaron15 Bluebaron15 says...

Just about the same plot and tone.  Nice Date anime.  Kids found it a little to mushy.

snivets snivets says...

The premise for both of these shows is quite similar: girl loses her house, ends up being taken in by supernatural humans, drama and romance ensue. Kamisama Kiss is a bit more comedic, and Fruits Basket leans more emotionally dramatic, but I definitely think fans of either will love the other!

yanajin yanajin says...

Pure romance plus with a bit of comedy. You will surely fall for the main leads or the 2nd tehee. Just watch it if you are looking for romance 

ImNotSleepy ImNotSleepy says...

Both have similar plots, but Kamisama Kiss is more comedic and Fruits Basket is more emotional. Fans of either should definitely watch both.

jiexi20 jiexi20 says...

Look, if you like one, youre bound to like the other, its that simple. They both have to do with part-animal-like male interests.

lelsemha lelsemha says...

Both are romantic and unique in their own way! I love both of them for their own style and storyline. But it is filled with love, a good plot and twists and turns!

astraph astraph says...

Both are similar, but also very unique in terms of plot and characters. If you like one of these and were able to binge watch it, there's a high chance you'll do the same with the other.

Starlightbrii Starlightbrii says...

Both are supernatural rom coms with loveable female leads. The relationship trope for the mains is sunshine girl, grumpy guy. 

astrobasil astrobasil says...

Both deal with supernatural elements in an otherwise very recognizable world. I love the romance and comedy in both. Seriously these are 2 of my favorite shows. Will make you feel all warm and fuzzy :)

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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Ebonyslayer Ebonyslayer says...

If you liked Fruits Basket or Ouran Host Club, you'd like the other because both of them have comedy elements within their casts of characters. And they both have characters who are aware of the feelings of others.

BloodRowan BloodRowan says...

Both of these classic anime are worth watching no matter what if for nothing else than for their endearing charcters and their hillarious interactions.

Aquathedino Aquathedino says...

They are both very funny and enjoyable, both romantic and humorous. I recommend these and if you like these you might like Maid-Sama, I hope you enjoy these like I did. Bye! Have a good day/night!

Adaxioo Adaxioo says...

ok so these 2 animes are amazing! They are both romance etc.. If u loved fruits basket u will like ohshc and if u liked ohshc u will like fruits basket! :)

FallenAngel626 FallenAngel626 says...

Have simular vibes they are both a romance type with some humor involved and is fun to watch. 

birdbubble birdbubble says...

They're both cute lovable cartoons and not to mention similar colorful bright artstyle.  Just nice, light, and fluffy stories to feel good to.

lhabia lhabia says...

Both animes revolve around a female main character who ends up meeting a bunch of new friends. Although the storyline is far from Fruits Basket's, OHSHC is another good Shoujo option (same the other way around).

Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket are both amazing Shoujo animes and I really enjoyed them both!! ^.^

Horimiya

Horimiya

Kyouko and Izumi are two classmates who each lead a double life: the popular and talented Kyouko cares for her little brother by herself while her parents are away, and the quiet, bespectacled Izumi hides his many piercings and tattoos at school. After accidentally discovering each other's secrets the pair becomes fast friends, and together, they begin to navigate their new relationship together amongst unknowing peers and love rivals alike.

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asuna4775 asuna4775 says...

Horimiya is quite simular to fruits baskets whilst also being very different. If you enjoyed this anime you'll definately enjoy fruits baskets.

lakinsenka lakinsenka says...

All the ships make me want to sail away to a romance island and all the characters have cool stories/personalities.

ktcandycorn ktcandycorn says...

They are honeslty not that similar but they give off similar vibes. And they both are super cute and fun to watch. I really hope there is a second season of Horimiya. And Fruits Baskets is just amazing. #1 Romance Anime but I see potential in Horimiya so that's why I'm recommending it.

Uchihamiara Uchihamiara says...

not exactly similar when it comes to the story and the characters

but they do have a similar vibe so if enjoyed either of them you'll definitely  enjoy the other 

ImNotSleepy ImNotSleepy says...

Not so similar as in the storyline but I'd say more the cute ships and comedy parts. I really loved both animes and recommended both likewise!

atkuymas atkuymas says...

both are a slice of life sort of anime. although fruits basket doesnt really rush the same way horimiya does with the love story between the mc and her love interest. honestly they arent very similar but if you enjoy romance, then this would work.

wreckage2004 wreckage2004 says...

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...

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knoxyal knoxyal says...

MCs share a similar background (loss of family and finding a new one). Both are heart warming. You get the same amount of healing effect from both shows. 

maddymew maddymew says...

They both have a very soft and fluid animation style. They storylines are similar because overtly they are positive and silly but have some underlying tension, while remaining over all feel-good.

Leahchu Leahchu says...

Both anime feature a main character that has lost their parents and are taken in by a new family. They both are exposed to a world only a select number of people on Earth know about. And by a twist of fate, they are the only one capable of helping those in this state. And because of their assistance, the MC also has the chance to grow stronger as a person. Each show is also very lighthearted, albeit they each have moments of real grief, so the majority of the show has a healing affect to watchers.

oroborochi oroborochi says...

Both are very healing shows that combine comedy with drama to let us understand their story. Both also feauture very lonely and isolated characters that grow and become stronger with the help of those around them. The protagonists in each one deal with the legacy left by an older family member. They're "feel good" shows but don't be surprised if you shed a tear every once in a while!

SarahL SarahL says...

It has the same kind of trusted softness with a super natural twist. Although fruits basket has more romance, I stil think the feel is the same. Loved both!

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits

After losing her grandfather, Aoi—a girl who can see spirits known as ayakashi—is suddenly approached by an ogre. Demanding she pay her grandfather’s debt, he makes a huge request: her hand in marriage! Refusing this absurd offer, Aoi decides to work at the Tenjin-ya bed and breakfast for the ayakashi to pay back what her family owes.

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

These shoujo anime series feature an ordinary young girl who finds herself entangled with not-so-ordinary people.

lailz lailz says...

Both follow a girl surrounded by people of supernatural beings. Also, the girl's kindness and charm hits the hearts of many. 

lakinsenka lakinsenka says...

Both have a female mc who cooks and takes care of others out of their own nature; forming bonds between themselves and the most unlikely people, who also happen to transform.

Crabdry Crabdry says...

I don't know how to explain why they're so alike..

Well, both have a main character that's always so happy, nice, and has no family whatsoever because they left or are dead.

One has ayakashi (spirits) and the other has zodiac sign human people.

If you like romance, Slife of life, or things like that, i would recommend these.

(also if you like animes with cooking food, watch kakuriyo. if you want of course, heh)

Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn

In the kingdom of Kouka, Princess Yona lives a sheltered but peaceful life with her pacifist father, King II. Surrounded by attentive servants and protected by her bodyguard Hak, Yona's only difficulties in life are her unruly red hair and trying to convince her father to let her marry her cousin, Soo-wan. But on the night of her 16th birthday, Yona suddenly loses everything she holds dear and is forced to leave the castle. With no one left but Hak to defend her, Yona realizes that she must become strong if she is to survive. She embarks on a quest to find allies, and an ancient legend involving the Crimson Dragon King and his four Dragon Warriors may be her key to reclaiming her kingdom.

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TracksuitYato TracksuitYato says...

They both have similar vibes and characters in similar situations. There are a few parallels that I think would interest those who like this anime 

Kaiten456 Kaiten456 says...

Akatsuki no yona follows more of a dark, action-packed, shounen, compared to Fruits basket's more sinister, slice of life, coming-of-age plot. Both are very good at keeping you watching, and both play really well at suspense, and I'd say most shoujo lovers'd enjoy them bidirectionally

astraph astraph says...

Although these anime have very different settings, there are also stark similarities amongst them that stand out.

Take the Sohma family curse, make the Zodiacs all live apart from one another and grow up in very different situations, keep the idea of a central deity, make the curse's physical features remain present, and you'll have the Dragons in Akatsuki no Yona.

Take the Dragons, make their dragon blood be a "curse", keep the idea of a central deity, make them all live together and follow strict traditions their entire lives revolving around their curse, make the curse's physical features be triggered only by certain circumstances, and you'll have the Sohma family curse.

Both anime revolve around a young girl discovering a previously overlooked part of her real life. Whereas Yona was a princess who grew up within her castle walls and was thrust out into the real world, Tohru was an outsider of the Sohma family who was brought into their "world".

emmanicola emmanicola says...

Both have a strong found family aspect to them, which is what drew me to both. Both shows also have a good fantasy element.

Brothers Conflict

Brothers Conflict

When Chii’s father remarried, she gained more than just a stepmother - she also became the stepsister to thirteen brothers! And as if her now massively-sized family isn’t enough to handle, the girl also learns that they’ll be moving in together! Chii’s new brothers are eager to help her feel welcome, but with everyone living together without parental supervision, the arrangement might lead to more than just new friendships...

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Misaki1234 Misaki1234 says...

Hello,

1st of all i'm a new member so please take care of me frnds if i write somthing wrong. I also want to recommend diabolok lovers,kamisama kiss blood+ . I like these coz they are all revers haram and all are good 

Bebsveh Bebsveh says...

Both have have a down to earth main character surrounded by a group eccentric men/boys with distinct personalities.

Wolf Children

Wolf Children

Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family. Hana loved her mate fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn’t know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life. Raising her little wild things was an adventure. It left Hana bruised, scratched, exhausted, and joyously overwhelmed as her pups grew stronger and wandered further every day. This is a mother’s journey. Teach your children to chase their dreams – and smile through the tears as they disappear into the world in search of who they will become. Hana wasn’t always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be.

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Atolee Atolee says...

Beautiful anime. Very cute. Good ending. And makes you want to cry the whole time but in a very good way. Highly recommend to anyone 

Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Shirayuki is a spunky pharmacist with bright, apple-red hair unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Even the prince of the kingdom she lives in is entranced by her locks, and demands that she become his concubine. Not wanting to be viewed as an object prized purely for its novelty, Shirayuki flees civilization and heads towards the forest. Here, the girl meets the charming Zen, who rescues her from Prince Raji's clutches and reveals that he is a prince as well. The two become close friends, and Shirayuki decides to return to Zen's castle with him, to pursue her dreams. But becoming a palace pharmacist isn't easy, especially since her unusual hair color and close relationship with the prince tend to draw unwanted attention...

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Catbeeisafraid Catbeeisafraid says...

For no particular reason I just like them both and find them similar in a vague silly strange way fruits basket has a happy and light feel that kind of bubbles up inside you and Snow White with red hair has a very similar feeling and for me had the same affect all the while both are just microscopically dark so what I'm getting at is while the story lines aren't at all the same the atmosphere is.

Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop

When Daikichi's grandfather dies he leaves behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't seem to figure out what to do with her. Disgusted by this behavior, Daikichi decides to take care of her himself, but he's a bachelor, has no idea how to raise a child, and isn't even all that comfortable with kids! Now, Daikichi must do the normal things a parent does such as enroll her in school, buy her clothing and teach her about the life and world around her. But more importantly, he must also help her deal with her father's death and decide whether or not she should try to find her mother. Together, the two begin their unlikely relationship as father and daughter, navigating each of life's bumps along the way.

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JordanJas JordanJas says...

This may be a bot of an odd recommendation but I do have my reasoning!

Both of these shows start with our main female character not knowing where they belong in the world. Tragedy has struck and they have lost the only parent they have.  Both are forced to move in with people they do not know very well if at all.

Both of these shows are relaxing but have their fast-paced moments. They also both have the feeling of growing up and getting comfortable in your own skin and place in the world.

Almost like a coming of age story in a way. Also, both were really good so that's something.