Fruits Basket (2001– )

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After her mother's death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the 'prince charming' of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
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 Tohru Honda (26 episodes, 2001)
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 Yuki Sohma (26 episodes, 2001)
Yui Horie ...
 Tôru Honda (26 episodes, 2001)
Aya Hisakawa ...
 Yuki Sôma (26 episodes, 2001)
Jerry Jewell ...
 Kyo Sohma (24 episodes, 2001)
John Burgmeier ...
 Shigure Sohma (24 episodes, 2001)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Kyo Sôma (24 episodes, 2001)
Daphne Gere ...
 Saki Hanajima (16 episodes, 2001)
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 Arisa Uotani (15 episodes, 2001)
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 Momiji Sohma / ... (13 episodes, 2001)
Kent Williams ...
 Hatori Sohma / ... (12 episodes, 2001)
Julie Mayfield ...
 Kyoko Honda / ... (12 episodes, 2001)
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
 Hatori Sôma (11 episodes, 2001)
Meredith McCoy ...
 Kagura Sohma / ... (11 episodes, 2001)
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 Akito Sohma / ... (11 episodes, 2001)
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After her mother's death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the 'prince charming' of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short tempered outcast, and Shigure the mischievous novelist, if not sometimes that of a pervert. Tohru finds out the Sohma family secret that when a member is hugged by the opposite gender or they are tired out, they turn into the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Filled with many lovable character and many plot twists along the way, life at the Sohma house will never be the same again. Written by Anonymous

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Director Akitarô Daichi and original author Natsuki Takaya clashed quite often during production of the series. Takaya reportedly wanted a big name actor casted for the lead role, something Daichi usually does not like doing. Takaya also expressed issues with the animation director and character designer. See more »

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[first lines]
Tohru Honda: Look at that beautiful sky! See you later mom, take care of the house while I'm gone okay? I'll be back.
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Heartfelt and Real
19 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fruits Basket can be summed up in a few phrases: Girl meets boy and cousins. Girl accidentally hugs one cousin. Cousin turns into bright orange cat with a bad attitude. Girl also has full body contact with boy and his other cousin, and is presented with a rat and a dog as well.

Part romance, part comedy, part drama, part action, Fruits Basket blends together characters that feel real and people can identify with. The animation quality is high end, with soft coloring and amazing watercolor backgrounds.

The animation is based on the manga of the same title by Natsuki Takaya. Fans of the manga will recognize many of the scenes as some are taken straight from the manga panels. It remains fairly faithful to the original manga.

If you enjoyed the manga, you will enjoy the anime. Funny, thought-provoking, and sad, Fruits Baskets will make you feel all of your emotions in a way you've never felt them before.


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