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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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 »

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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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For Fruits Basket
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Fantastic.
22 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is amazing, the comedy, the drama...

There's a lot that I call "Cheap Anime", and Fruit's Basket IS THE BEST ART I HAVE EVER SEEN. The absolute most AMAZING anime ever made. Don't take offense, but when I watched Inuyasha, I was disgusted. (I mention that only because I know of the huge wave of Inuyasha fans)

I am actually a pretty harsh person. Before this movie, I hated anime. Nothing made me laugh, nothing AT ALL made me cry, I was never amused, and I was always bored.

But then this film came out. I laughed. I ACTUALLY LAUGHED. And I cried as well. I didn't even cry when my puppy was run over, but I cried at this.

You loose yourself in this story. You feel for the characters, and your heart aches when they ache.

I watched the full 1-26 only once, and now I'm hitting the shops looking for anything with a Fruits Basket label on it. And I want Kyo stuff. Lots and lots of it. *squeezes squeaky Kyo doll*

If you don't watch these movies, you will never experience the most amazing anime show yet. You will be laughed at. I promise you. I'm laughing at you right now. Because.. You suck.

So do this bitter stranger a favor. Watch them. Now.


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