10 Delightful Anime like Fruits Basket You Won’t Regret Watching!

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Did you just finish one of the best romance anime with emotional intimacy, and friendship? Want more recommendations similar to “Fruits Basket”? 

Here are top 10 anime to watch if you love Fruits Basket or 10 best anime like Fruits Basket you must watch at any cost.

10 Best Anime like Fruits Basket!

10. The Ancient Magus’s Bride

This anime follows the life of a fifteen-year-old girl, Chise Hatori. Chise was abandoned at a very young age, and she sells herself at an auction. The person who buys her is not a human, but a mage, and makes her his apprentice.

We discover her abilities and her strength through this anime. We also find a mysterious aura around the Magus who bought her.


  • Both anime are based on a female protagonist whose stories are intertwined with some supernatural beings.
  • There is plenty of romance and love in this anime.
  • This anime also has the element of loving oneself.
  • There are a lot of emotional aspects to this anime.

9. Ouran High School Host Club 

This anime which follows the life of Haruhi Fujioka gives a romantic comedy like no other anime. Haruhi is a scholarship student who stumbles onto the school’s famous host club and ends up getting stuck there as she breaks a vase.

She is made to work there as a host despite being a girl. A lot of comedic elements allow us to understand this protagonist and her unrelenting love for the people around her. Will she pay off her debt? Will she be stuck as a host?


  • Both are romance-based anime with comedic elements
  • Both bring you surprising twists and turns in the story and take place for the cause of amusement.
  • In both anime series, you can see the kindness of the female protagonist and the fact that they don’t realize the feelings of the male characters about them.
  • Both have comedic elements with a more in-depth meaning once the anime unfolds.

8. Orange

This anime follows a 16-year-old character known as Naho Takamiya. She gets letters from her future self to stop her from making the same mistakes that she was going to do.

It has a little supernaturalistic element due to this. She is supposed to save Kakeru Naruse, the new transfer student, from killing himself. Will she be able to save him?


  • This anime deals with the idea of suicide and its impact is just like Fruits Basket.
  • Both anime focus on the life of high school children.
  • The anime deals with the emotions of a person and also focuses on the idea of death leading people into depression.
  • There is a presence of an emotional roller coaster in this anime, just like in Fruits Basket.

7. Special A

Hikari Hanazono is a very special student, her abilities are beyond comprehension for most people. The only person who has ever beat her in everything is Kei Takishima.

She considers him her utmost rival and friend. They both are part of the special group of their school students, where only the top 7 students are present. Will Hikari ever realize Takishima’s feelings?


  • The protagonists of both the anime are headstrong in their decisions and extremely kind. Like Tohru, Hikari never budges from the things she wants to change.
  • Both anime focus on the life of high school children.
  • Both Tohru and Hikari are oblivious to the emotions of the male protagonist. They both work hard towards their goals irrespective of the failures they face.
  • This anime like Fruits Basket focuses on the idea of friendship, love, and unity.

6. Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life

This anime focuses on the life of a few students who are part of the Koto club. Focusing on the school delinquent who decided to be part of this club and his backstory, this anime brings light to the life of the people who believe in changing themselves. Will the Koto club survive? Will people accept a delinquent as part of the club?


  • Like Fruits Basket, this anime brings out the idea of kindness, hope, acceptance, and change.
  • Both anime focus on the life of high school children.
  • Both anime have an emotional background, allowing us to understand the complexity of the characters. The delinquent, Chika’s life like Tohru’s has never been easy.
  • The romance in this anime, very similar to Fruits Basket is both subtle and evident.

5. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

This anime focuses on the life of the Student Council President, Miyuki Shirogane, and Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya. Both the characters believe that whoever confesses their love first loses, giving the other person power.

Thus, they both have an internal war over love that no one else has noticed. Will they ever confess their love for each other? Or will someone else steal them away from each other?


  • This anime is focused on the romance element with perfect comedic timings.
  • Both anime focus on the life of high school children and include the role of the student council, just like Yuki’s story.
  • Like Yuki and Machi they have an ongoing romance not noticed by people. Like Kakeru, Chika Fujiwara plays a major role in the comedic timing of the intervention between them.
  • The idea of innocence is seen through the main character, Kaguya just like Tohru Honda.

4. Komi Can’t Communicate

Komi can’t communicate is the story of the most popular 15-year-old high school girl, Shouko Komi.

She is a person incapable of communicating due to her social anxiety. Using the help of Tadano she wants to make 100 friends at school. Will she accomplish her goal?


  • The protagonists of both anime are innocent, kind girls who are working hard to reach their goals.
  • While focusing on high school life, it also talks about changing oneself for the better. Like Kyo and Akito hope to change themselves for the better, Komi wants to change herself.
  • There is a brewing romance between Komi and Tadano which other characters seem to notice but not the protagonists themselves.
  • Komi is an innocent character beloved by all, just like Tohru Honda.

3. Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Every Otaku will understand the title itself. In this anime, we see the life of two friends who are Otakus and understand the romance between them. Narumi and Hirotaka have known each other from their childhoods. 

They meet again when Narumi shifts her job and ends up at the same place as him. It is the story of how this closeted yaoi fangirl starts dating this hardcore gamer.


  • This anime deals with the idea of romance between people who understand each other because of the time they have spent together.
  • Both anime focus on the difficulties of romance. The female protagonists are oblivious to the male character’s feelings of love.
  • Like Kyo, Hirotaka is changing himself to be the better version of himself for the people he loves.

2. Horimiya

This is one of the best romance anime of all time. The story focuses on a popular extroverted girl who is entirely different at her home and an introverted shy boy who has piercings and tattoos seen when he is not at school.

They both find out how they live and become good friends due to Kyoko Hori’s younger brother, Souta. Izumi Miyamura and Hori have a story of love, society, and friendship.


  • The characters all portray the idea of friendship, love, and kindness.
  • Hori, like Tohru, helps Miyamura realize the importance of loving oneself as well as the importance of friendship and love.
  • The characters’ school life and the way their friendships impact them are seen in both the anime.
  • Both anime have great comedic timing and great chemistry between all the characters.

1. Kamisama Kiss

This story focuses on Nanami Momozono and Tomoe. This story talks about how Nanami became homeless and was abandoned by her dad because of his debt.

She protects the God Mikage from dogs, and thus he leaves and makes her go to his shrine. When she reaches the shrine, she finds out that she has become the new deity at the hands of Mikage.


  • The protagonists of both anime are strong girls who are homeless due to their circumstances.
  • The anime brings out the idea of difficulties that could be faced as a homeless person, just like in Fruits Basket’s first episode.
  • There is a supernatural element in this anime, relating to Gods.
  • The romance between Nanami and Tomoe is similar to Kyo and Tohru, as the male characters in both anime believe that such romance is not possible.

Final Thoughts!

Fruits Basket hits up with themes of romance, kindness, change, acceptance, suicide, and some supernatural element. If you’ve enjoyed the emotional rollercoaster, you’ll also love the above recommendations.

So, what do you think about our list of anime like Fruits Basket? Do you have any other anime on your mind? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Lisha Singh

Hello, my name is Lisha Singh . During my free time I love to read novels and watch anime. I love understanding the depths of each character and I have a passion for writing . From Eren Yeager to Tohru Honda , each character has a special meaning, a deep history and understanding this makes my day more interesting.