Platinum Garden

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Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out...into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own--when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!

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otameganepuneko otameganepuneko says...

What more should I say... Fruits Basket and Platinum Garden have the same author thus, same art style; similar idea about family curse/secrets and I love how awkward yet dark the main MCs.

Paradistar

Paradistar

Chiba Tamao's family is bankrupt, and the Yakuza debt collectors are chasing him down attempting to collect. The last thing that he needs is a handsome guy named Kurotengu who wants to 'eat him'. He tries to escape this creepy situation, only to find out that the only way he can solve one of his problems is by becoming an idol singer--with Kuro! Welcome to the world of Paradistar, where creatures known as the 'mononoke' live among us, beings that need to feed on beautiful human spirits to survive.

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Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits

Aoi wants to work off her debt to the Tenjin-ya inn, but she only has one day to find a position and none of the managers are willing to hire a human! If she can just get someone to see past her family background, Aoi is certain she can prove her worth!

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Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits (Light Novel)

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits (Light Novel)

Aoi is a female college student who inherited the ability to see spirits from her late grandfather. She prides herself on her cooking, and one day while feeding some agricultural spirits, a god and the master of the "Tenshinya" appears and takes Aoi away. He says that due to her grandfather's debts, she must become his bride. Aoi hates this idea and instead declares that she will pay back her grandfather's debt by working at the Tenshinya.

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Romeo ga Rival

Romeo ga Rival

Akira's life is humdrum to the point of being hell. He dropped out of school six months ago, never leaves the house, and just broke his mother's favorite DVD. The latter is the last straw for his long-suffering mother, who (literally) ties him up and ships him off to his Uncle's farm in the middle of nowhere! On top of that, his mother leaves him a note saying, "Work until you pay back the 150,000 yen for my DVD"?! So, he's put to work, and meets a smarmy, man-hating horse called Romeo along with his cute but anti-social trainer. If Akira thought his life was hell before, he ain't seen nothing yet!

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Minami no Kuni no Oujisama

Minami no Kuni no Oujisama

On the death of his globe-trotting grandfather, Suzuha finds himself the sole heir to his grandfather's estate. Unfortunately, he's also expected to inherit his grandfather's debts, including one extremely odd arrangement with the prince of a Southern island nation.

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Hadashi no Aitsu

Hadashi no Aitsu

Hamada Akari isa sixteen-year-old girl whose father has problems with money. To pay off one of his debts, her dad sends her as a servant to the Otomo family. She is forced to live with them and attend a private school where only the richest and snobbiest kids enroll. The son of the Otomo family fights constantly with her and the tension between the two never seems to disappear.

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I Do I Do

I Do I Do

Mun Su is a strong girl with a weak heart. Wanting to pay off the debt of her uncle, she is going to work for the creditor. To her surprise, the guy she beaten up outside is...!!! 

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Risutora Hosuto

Risutora Hosuto

Ochiai is a middle-aged salaryman who has just been downsized by his company. He meets an old acquaintance who shockingly hires him as a male host! Will this overweight, nondescript old guy have unique strengths and appeal that will make him the top host? Or will Ochiai just be hella creepy?!

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Yuurei Ryokoudairiten: Soul Mate Tourist

Yuurei Ryokoudairiten: Soul Mate Tourist

At her grandmothers funeral 5 years ago Touno Mariko saw her grandmothers ghost. Ever since then she has been able to see ghosts. One day when visiting her grandmother she accidentally angers an old spirit and is saved by Takenaka Masato. Masato works for a spirit travel agency, which is exactly what it sounds like. As fate would have it Mariko now has to work for this agency to pay off her debt to the angered spirit.

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