Fushigi Yuugi, Fairy Tail Recommendations
Both series feature a female main as the main protagonist. Fushigi Yuugi is from an older era of Manga and Anime series. The series involves a colorfully diverse cast for both, yet rich world the viewer learns about more as they grow.
Both have a strong sense of loyalty and friendship.
Though Fushigi Yuugi has a love story that is plain as day, I'm sure Fairy Tail as a possibility of having one too somewhere down the line.