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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:
Laura Bailey ...  Tohru Honda 26 episodes, 2001
Eric Vale ...  Yuki Sohma 26 episodes, 2001
Yui Horie 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 Daphne Gere ...  Saki Hanajima 16 episodes, 2001
Parisa Fakhri ...  Arisa Uotani 15 episodes, 2001
Kimberly Grant ...  Momiji Sohma / ... 13 episodes, 2001
Kent Williams ...  Hatori Sohma / ... 12 episodes, 2001
Julie Mayfield Julie Mayfield ...  Kyoko Honda / ... 12 episodes, 2001
Kazuhiko Inoue ...  Hatori Sôma 11 episodes, 2001
Meredith McCoy ...  Kagura Sohma / ... 11 episodes, 2001
Chad Cline ...  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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Release Date:

5 July 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Корзинка фруктов See more »

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4:3
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Trivia

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 Troldspejlet: Episode #35.10 (2006) See more »

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For Fruits Basket
(Tohru version)
Performed by Yui Horie
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sweet story about a gentle girl helping out a cursed clan
9 September 2002 | by gjhongSee all my reviews

I see Funimation has gotten the English rights to this anime so I will let you know what the series is about. I saw seven episodes of this show subtitled at the Ryerson anime club.

Schoolgirl Toru Honda has been living with her grandfather since her mother passed away. Grandpa is getting the house renovated so they have to move out for a while. Grandpa goes to live with his son's family but Toru ends up living by herself in a tent. As it turns out she is squatting on the land of the Soma clan. One of the family recognizes her from school and invites her to live with their all-male household for a bit until her grandfather's home is rebuilt. Toru soon gets a big surprise because the Soma's have a secret curse like Ranma 1/2.

I like the opening and closing songs written Ritsuko Okazaki. She sings in a soft, whispery style that suits the melancholy mood of the show.

I understand the manga and anime are doing very well in Japan so check out the English version when it appears.


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