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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 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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Featured in JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Fruits Basket (2011) See more »

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Best Anime Series of all Time!
7 September 2004 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

After watching the first episode of Fruits Basket, I knew I had to see more. After buying the DVD's, every episode got better and better. It is such an enjoyable series.

It is funny, touching and more. Every character who comes into it (excluding the Yuki fan club girls) are likable and there is something good about them all.

Although it is an animated series, the characters seem so real and it feels as if it really happening to someone you care about.

The ending was great, even though there were a lot of problems still unsolved. This just leaves it open for another series (let's cross our fingers) or if not another anime series, it will continue with the manga.

The thing about Fruits Basket is that it deals with real life problems (except in different ways) like not being excepted for who you are or what you look like.

This series is recommended to any anime fan or even non-anime fans will enjoy it whether you're laughing out loud or feeling for the characters as they go through their pain and problems.

5/5 stars


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