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)
Eric Vale ...
 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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Trivia

Laura Bailey (Tohru Honda) wanted to sing the opening song, "For Fruits Basket". That went to Meredith McCoy (Kagura), and Laura was given the ending song "Small Prayer". See more »

Quotes

[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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Serenade
Performed by Ritsuko Okazaki
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A stand out 'piece of life' anime
2 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best storytelling I've seen in any popular entertainment be it movies or television series. What originally look like a Ranma 1/2 clone turns out to be something of a character study where every single character shows painfully real emotions and feelings.

The show started out with the main character, Tohru Honda, stumbled onto the Sohma's family house after she had set up her tent in the surrounding forest area that is owned by the Sohma. Tohru later on is offered by Shigure, the owner of the house to stay with him as well as two other Sohma members, Yuki and Kyo in exchange of doing household chores.

After only one day, however, Tohru finds out that the Sohma is not your usual family. They hide a secret that no person outside the family has ever found out until Tohru accidentally uncovers it.


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