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 

CraftyCat CraftyCat 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.

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!

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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Pallavi1234 Pallavi1234 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 

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 

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.

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.

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. 

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian like she had always dreamed of. When she regained consciousness, she was reborn as Myne, the daughter of a poor soldier. She was in the town of Ehrenfest, which had a harsh class system. But as long as she had books, she didn't really need anything else. However, books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. But that doesn't stop her, so she makes a decision... "If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."

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JordanJas JordanJas says...

Both of these shows are gentle shows that you can relax when watching. Both have slightly different settings and very different casts but have the same vibe to them. In both of these shows, that character is shown a different world (or part of one) that they never could have seen coming. They have to face challenges unique to the new world. Usually, they recover with grace. The episodes are filled with learning moments and little glimpses into why the world is the way that it is. Both shows have a main female character that is supported by some male characters but they are not defined by this. They both have a sharp mind when they need it and are quick to learn. I truly think that if you enjoyed one of these shows you will enjoy watching the other!

ItaKiss

ItaKiss

Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?

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bex07 bex07 says...

They have cute and innocent romance in them and they are both set in high school. There is a good amount of comedy and romance in both.