Movies and TV shows like Fruits Basket

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Fruits Basket
Original name: フルーツバスケット
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family (both close and distant) hold a curse; if they are hugged by the opposite gender, they transform into animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Everyday is an adventure for sweet Tohru, as she gets to know everyone in the large family better (especially Yuki and Kyo), in both common and bizarre situations. But, the Sohma Family curse is certainly no laughing matter... it also holds horrible cruelty and heartbreak.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: curses spells and rituals, transformation, teenage life, love and romance, youth, friendship, friends, teenage love, romance, high school life, family relations, high school hunk, classmates, everyday life, first love, loss of parent, loss of family member, accident, creature, secret, human becoming an animal, loss of mother, curse, orphan, teenager ...
Place: asia, japan
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Toradora!
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Japan
24 min.
 8.2
His and Her Circumstances
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Japan
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, touching and realistic films and TV series with plots about youth, love and romance, romance, teenage life, high school life, friendship and high school mostly in Romance, Comedy and Animation genres. Some movies like Fruits Basket: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012), His and Her Circumstances (1998), Toradora! (2008), Waiting in the Summer (2012), I Don't Have Many Friends (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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