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Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Alternative Titles

English: Fruits Basket
Synonyms: Furuba
Japanese: フルーツバスケット


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2001 to Dec 27, 2001
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.851 (scored by 117477 users)
Ranked: #7352
Popularity: #104
Members: 190,751
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Tooru Honda is a 16-year-old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Yuki Souma, and his cousins, 16-year-old Kyou and 27-year-old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family (both close and distant) hold a curse; if they are hugged by the opposite gender, they transform into animals of the Chinese zodiac. Everyday is an adventure for sweet Tooru, as she gets to know everyone in the large family better (especially Yuki and Kyou), in both common and bizarre situations. But, the Souma family curse is certainly no laughing matter... It also holds horrible cruelty and heartbreak.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Souma, Kyou
Souma, Kyou
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Ikeda, Kyousuke
Ikeda, Kyousuke
Honda, Tooru
Honda, Tooru
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Souma, Yuki
Souma, Yuki
Hisakawa, Aya
Hisakawa, Aya
Souma, Shigure
Souma, Shigure
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Okiayu, Ryotaro


Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Producer, ADR Director
Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Watson, Barry
Watson, Barry
Daichi, Akitarou
Daichi, Akitarou
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Strangest Day
Dai Ichi Wa... (第一話…)
Jul 5, 2001
2 The Souma Curse
Dai Ni Wa... (第二話…)
Jul 12, 2001
3 All Shapes and Sizes
Dai San Wa... (第三話…)
Jul 19, 2001
4 Here Comes Kagura!
Dai Yon Wa... (第四話…)
Jul 26, 2001
5 A Rice Ball in a Fruits Basket
Dai Go Wa... (第五話…)
Aug 2, 2001

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Jan 20, 2009 5:26 PM
Story & Characters
At first glance Furuba is just another Shoujo manga with nothing different to it; the average, beautiful, kind girl getting all the pretty boys. Okay so it really is that, however there's a special touch to the way the series develops itself and how you watch each character grow and interact with each other as the story progresses.

The story starts with Tohru Honda, your as average-as-you-can-get japanese girl who has lost her mother in an accident and was living alone in a tent in the Sohma's property. Of course she wasn't aware of that until they told her, to her surpirse they read more
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Nov 8, 2014 11:33 AM
So, this will be my first review of an anime, so please bear with my newbie-ish review. This review will be talking about my first ever anime series: FRUITS BASKET! Because I thought it would be appropriate for a first review. I haven't watched it in some time so i might get some facts wrong, also if you think the review was helpful/not helpful, then i want you to explain why so that i can get some constructive criticism.

Story: 7/10
Alrighty, so the story is pretty new and refreshing, its pretty different from any other anime that i have seen but I guess its nothing really read more
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Dec 13, 2014 2:51 PM
[Disclaimer: I am Reviewing the English Dub. Also, there may be some spoilers along the way. You have been warned!!!]
“I don’t think anyone is born knowing the reason why they’re here it’s just something you have to find as you go along”- Honda Tohru (Fruits Basket)

At first glance, Fruits Basket may appear to be an anime catered specifically to girls, but when looked closely, it is obvious that it can be enjoyed by a much wider audience. Since Fruits Basket is a reverse-harem series with elements of fantasy thrown in, it is only natural to bracket it in the realm of Shoujo anime. However, that read more
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Aug 5, 2014 2:06 AM
Fruits Basket, my first anime, the beginning of my anime journey. This anime is equally dramatic, funny, and romantic! The concept of the show is very creative and fresh. The story and it's pacing is magnificent! The art is great for how old this show is. The sound and music were hilariously outstanding, with catchy background tunes, and laughable sound effects! The character development and cast of characters in general are awesome! I enjoyed this anime with my brother very much! Overall: 9 This one will always be dear and special to my heart! A must see for all anime newcomers and drama/comedy/romance/slice of life read more
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Opening Theme

"For Fruits Basket (For フルーツバスケット)" by Ritsuko Okazaki

Ending Theme

#1: "Chiisana Inori (小さな祈り)" by Ritsuko Okazaki (eps 1-24, 26)
#2: "Serenade (セレナーデ) Pf Solo Ver." by Ritsuko Okazaki (ep 25)

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