Fruits Basket, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Recommendations
I was constantly thinking of Fruits Basket themes when watching Ookami Kodomo and both series both share a similar plot with how the children turn into animals. The themes of dealing with a possessed child as a parent, the struggles of growing up, finding love, living in society, succumbing to animal instincts and using it as an advantage, and generally the paths of living as someone who transforms all made me compare it back to Fruits Basket which explores it to an even deeper level than Ookami Kodomo does. Of course, the animal aspect of both stories are used as an overlying premise to
For me, the most similar point of these titles are the protagonists, Tooru (Fruits Basket) and Hana (Ame to Yuki).
Hana goes to college, apparently with the sole purpose of getting a man, bearing his children, and raising them. For the kids, she does everything, and supports them in everything, without ever expressing any opinion or wishes for herself. Apart from being her kids' supporter, she seems to be interested in nothing else.
Tooru acts as the self appointed slave for the Souma family, who does not even ask for food and shelter or anything, and never complains. If she asks something, it is only to support