21+ Anime Like Fruits Basket That You’ll Absolutely Love!

Anime like Fruits Basket

Looking for some sweet and spicy anime recommendations? Well, you’re at the right place! Fruits Basket is back with its reboot with the original cast! What year is it anyway? This all seems so nostalgic, right? 

You all might ask your younger self: “Which other anime has goofy characters with the wholesome appearance and a suspicious sinister that makes me worry for my waifuTohru?” 

And once you’re done talking with yourself, you must see these epic recommendations! You’ll love these anime if you love Fruits Basket! Tighten your seatbelts because this is going to take you to places you have never been to! So, let’s get started! 

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23. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

Now you guys will be wondering how is the disastrous life of Saiki K relates to Fruits Basket? Well, I have the answer! We all have seen the characters of Fruits Basket trying their best to hide their superpowers or ability to transform into their Chinese zodiac animals. 

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is about a high schooler boy, Saiki who swore to keep his psychic abilities hidden when he was a child. Turns out, his abilities make his life quite difficult. 

Saiki K tries his best to live a normal high-schooler life. However, there are so many annoying things happening around him that won’t let him live in peace. So, he just makes use of his psychic abilities

Whereas, Fruits Basket revolved around the Soma Family who turned into Chinese Zodiac Animals when they were hugged by a “human“. Apparently, hugging was the trigger for them. 

Disastrous Life of Saiki K

22. Devils Line

Devils Line and Fruits Basket follow the same concept of different species living together. In Fruits Basket, we could see Tohru living together with a bunch of humans that turned into animals once touched by some human. 

Devils Line follows the story of Anzai and Taira living in a world full of humans and devils. Taira is a human girl who gets saved by the devil, Anzai who works for the police force. Of course, a devil would want to drink the blood of a human being, but he refuses and saves his devilish strength for good. I’m sure you guys will love this anime if you enjoyed watching Fruits Basket! 

Devils Line

21. Nisekoi

Nisekoi is a classical romance anime followed by slice of life. Two awkward yet hardworking students, under forced, circumstances have to make their relationship work no matter what! 

Raku Ichijo is a son of a Yakuza boss whereas the girl is Half-American whose father is also a crime boss in America. They’re gangster Romeo Juliet. I know it sounds hilarious, but you guys will love it! There will be jealousy and many twists like these in the anime.

Nisekoi Recommendation

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20. Oreimo

The diehard otaku Kirino Kousaka comes back from America and settles in Japan with her family and friends. His brother did a lot for her back in the days but since Kirino kept Japan close to her heart, she did not like his brother convincing her to come back to America. Maybe that’s why she kept giving him a cold shoulder. 

However, after some time in anime, we get to see their relationship getting better. Kirino and Kyosuke work on improving their relationship along with their friends. And Kirino continues to make time for her Otaku needs. So, if you want to watch a slice of Anime like Fruits Basket, you have to watch Oreimo! 

19. Senryu Girl

Nanako Yukishiro is a pretty 16-year-old girl who cannot speak. She communicates with Senryu’s 17-syllable-long poems. On the other side, we have a delinquent, Eiji Busujima. He stopped being a delinquent after middle school and has now turned into a new leaf. Despite his intimidating appearance, he gets along well with Nanako Yukishiro. They both get involved in a Literature Club and further strengthen their bonds. 

Even though Nanako is unable to speak yet both of them get along very well and they look very adorable too! Senryu Girl or Senryu Shoujo has a very relaxing story. 

Senryu Girl

18. Kaguya Sama - love is war

I feel like you all have probably seen this one! Kaguya Sama – love is war revolves around the story of two adorable students Kaguya and Miyuki Shirogane who are very prideful. They are head-over-heels for one another but won’t express it. 

The story, however, gets very suffocating at times! It’s like we want them to get close ASAP but they’re just being held back because of their pride and curiosity to see who confesses first. Both of them are very competent and are president and vice-president of the next level Student Council as depicted by every other anime! Isn’t that right? 

Though, if you still haven’t watched Kaguya Sama – love is war, you should definitely start watching it now! 

Kaguya Sama

17. Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Tomorrow 

The story revolves around the Koto Club of the Tokise High School in Kanagawa. Takezo Kurata is the only member left in the Koto Club after his upperclassmen graduate. He’s trying his best to keep the club alive by recruiting new members. Chika Kudo submits his application for joining the Koto Club. 

There are rumors about Kudo being a delinquent so Takeza is exceptionally apprehensive about him. What could he have done? He had to keep the club alive. Another member, Satowa Hozuki has her own agenda. As the story proceeds, there are new members too. But in the end, they all have the same goal of joining the Koto Nationals Competition. 

16. Wotakoi

An adult woman, Momose Narumi is a diehard Otaku. And a hideous Yaoi fangirl geek as well. She switches her job and transfers somewhere else hoping to give off her “competent woman” image. However, her hopes are crushed when she sees her middle school classmate Nifuji Hirotaka, who knows about her secret. 

Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku

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15. Re: Creators

All right my weebs, otakus, and gamers! The anime that I’m about to introduce to you guys might be following one of your dreamy stories. Re: Creators is about a high school student who battles with different characters of Manga, Anime, and video games! Not virtually, but they appear in real life! Can you guys imagine fighting Gojou Satoru? (from Jujutsu Kaisen) Oh wait, he’s on the next level. Anyway, you guys need to watch Re: Creators! I’m sure you all will love it! 

Re Creators

14. Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast

Fruits Basket and Kakuriyo share the same DNA! How? Supernatural sprinkle, Food Obsession, and a waifu which you can’t imagine getting hurt! It has everything in it that will give you chills to your spine. If you loved watching Fruits Basket, you will definitely love watching Kakuriyo! 

It follows the world of Demons, beds, breakfast, and Kakuriyo’s dramaAnd don’t you guys forget to grab your fifth meal after binge-watching this series because the food they represent will surely leave your mouth watering

Kakuriyo Bed & Breakfast for spirits

13. One Week Friends

Yuki Hase has a beautiful classmate, Kaori Fujimiya who’s always alone and has probably no friends at all. Yuki Hase approaches her and asks her to be her friend. Kaori reveals that she loses her memory every Monday. Sounds sad, right? Despite learning the fact that her memory is bad, Yuki Hase continues to be her friend and reminds her every Monday that they were friends. Now, how wholesome is that? 

12. orange

Now many of you might have already watched Orange but the story never gets old. I can still rewatch this anime. It was just so soothing! It follows the story of Naho Takamiya and a mysterious letter that warns her about the future. Much like the fruits basket, Orange understands questioning about the world. The characters propel the story forward which gives the story a natural rhythm. 

Orange

11. The Quintessential Quintuplets

The Quintessential Quintuplets follow the story of the quintuplets, Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba Itsuki Nakano who are very bad at studying just like me. Just kidding! Futaro Uesugi is a private tutor of the quintuplets who is always struggling around with them. These girls won’t just sit still to study. The slice of life is very relaxing and soothing. I’m sure you guys will enjoy watching this too! 

The Quintessential Quintuplets

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10. Future Diary

Future Diary or Mirai Nikki revolves around the story of a boy, Yukiteru Amano, who is competing with the worldly people with the help of a diary. He gets the opportunity of becoming the successor of the god too. Future Diary is worth watching and it can be entertaining too! So, give it a try guys! 

The Future Diary

9. Toradora

The story of Toradora revolves around a guy who’s frustrated and tries his best to give off a good impression. He tries to look his best as he enters the second year of high school. Despite his kind personality, the look in his eyes can be intimidating. And on his journey, he meets a teen model, Ami Kawashima

Toradora

8. The Ancient magus' bride

Chise Hatori is an orphaned child who continuously gets ostracized by relatives and society. Hatori decides to sell herself to an auction in order to take her in so she could have a place to call her own, to call her home. 

At an auction in London, Hatori gets sold for Five million pounds to Elias Ainsworth. He’s a tall seven-foot humanoid with an animal skull. He’s basically a magus who either wants to drown this girl deep or bring light into her life. This series is a romantic slice of life with a supernatural touch in it. 

The Ancient Magus' Bride - Mahoutsukai no Yome

7. Ouran Highschool Hostclub

Ouran Highschool Host Club revolves around the story of the prestigious school where the female lead has to pretend to be a boy so that she can pay the debt of the Host Club. If you guys haven’t watch Ouran Highschool Host Club, you should! I mean yeah, they’re old but this series is considered one of the most interesting series all around the world. And the majority of people have watched it. 

Ouran High School is a prestigious school, and Haruhi is an intelligent student and is considered poor by others. However, her scholarship enabled her to stay in such a prestigious school! Haruhi tries to find a quiet place to study and by destiny, she meets a group of boys who are known as "Ouran High School Host Club". After a while, she befriends them and they hang out a lot. In the end, Haruhi and Hikaru end up dating one another. And a FUN FACT, Their voice actors are married in real life! Can you guys believe that? That's super wholesome, right? I'd die to experience such a Kawai love life! Ouran High School is a prestigious school, and Haruhi is an intelligent student and is considered poor by others. However, her scholarship enabled her to stay in such a prestigious school! Haruhi tries to find a quiet place to study and by destiny, she meets a group of boys who are known as "Ouran High School Host Club". After a while, she befriends them and they hang out a lot. In the end, Haruhi and Hikaru end up dating one another. And a FUN FACT, Their voice actors are married in real life! Can you guys believe that? That's super wholesome, right? I'd die to experience such a Kawai love life!

6. Great pretender

The huge swindler in Japan gets tricked himself instead of tricking others. Makoto Edamura along with his partner, Kudo who tries to trick a Frenchman in Asakusa. The Frenchman turned out to be con artists of huge level under the mafia agency. This light action-comedy will surely make your day and life much better! 

Great Pretender

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5. Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom is one of the most bizarre yet funny series! The story revolves around a bunch of students who have to kill the octopus-like alien in order to save their school from destruction. And if they fail to kill the octopus-alien, everything will be doomed which includes their school and the whole world eventually. So, if you haven’t watched Assassination Classroom yet, you have to! 

4. Fairy tail

Fairy Tail revolves around a dragon slayer, Natsu Dragoneel on an adventure of finding his father and discovering his true potential along with his friends. The Fairy Tail is a guild that has a lot of members that are competent enough to produce their own unique magic tricks. During his journey, he befriends Lucy Hearfelia and asks her to join the Fairy Tail Guild. In this way, we are able to see their heart-touching friendship moments as the story proceeds. 

And Fruits Basket also has a bunch of people with certain magic which enables them to turn into different forms. Therefore, I’m sure that you will enjoy watching Fairy Tail if you’ve loved watching Fruits Basket. Or it could be another way round? 

Assassination Classroom
Fairy Tail

3. A place further than the universe

Mari Tamaki is a second-year student at High School who wants to enjoy every second of her beautiful youth days. She’s afraid to do so. And One day, she meets Shirase Kobuchizawa who has been saving up tons of money just to travel to Antarctica where her mother disappeared years ago. So, she goes on her journey along with Mari Tamaki who considers that place further than the universe! Sounds exciting right? Who doesn’t like traveling?  

A place further than the universe

2. Boarding School Juliet

Dahlia Academy is a prestigious boarding school on an island. Students from two different countries preoccupied with some beef decide to start a war against one another. Romeo Inuzaka who’s the leader of Touwa Dorm, and Juliet Persia, the leader of West Drom secretly become friends! and then start a relationship! This thrilling story will excite you guys a lot and I know that you guys are going to love it! 

Boarding School Juliet

1. Spice and wolf

The story of Spice and Wolf revolves around Kraft Lawrence, who’s a 25-year-old merchant. She sells goods from town to afford her daily living expenses in a stylized world. This anime has a bit of a historical setting with European influences. Similar to Fruits Basket, It puts the spotlight on European culture. So, I bet you guys will love Spice and Wolf too! 

Spice and Wolf

Final Verdict

We all still love Fruits Basket and with its new part ending soon, you all must be looking for some cool recommendations! There you go, these were some of the Anime like Fruits Basket. I hope you guys enjoyed it! 

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If you're into rom-com and slice-of-life anime, watching Fruits Basket is always a good choice. Fruits Basket tells us the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who meets some new people and learns that they're all possessed by the animals of Chinese Zodiac Signs! WOOH! that sounds intense now. It gives us many a lesson of true friendship and devotion! Because of one anothers' devotion, Tohru and Kyo will end up marrying one another and grow old together and are last seen walking while holding hands. They will face the challenges of life much bravely as well! So, if you're into High School Romance Anime, Fruits Basket is worth a go!
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