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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.861 (scored by 109181 users)
Ranked: #7132
Popularity: #94
Members: 175,364
Favorites: 5,610
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy drama romance shoujo slice of life

Synopsis

Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo 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 Tohru, as she gets to know everyone in the large family better (especially Yuki and Kyo), in both common and bizarre situations. But, the Sohma Family curse is certainly no laughing matter... it also holds horrible cruelty and heartbreak.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Fruits Basket

Characters & Voice Actors

Honda, Tohru
Honda, Tohru
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Bailey, Laura
English
Bailey, Laura
...
Sohma, Shigure
Sohma, Shigure
Main
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Japanese
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Burgmeier, John
English
Burgmeier, John
...
Sohma, Yuki
Sohma, Yuki
Main
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese
Hisakawa, Aya
Vale, Eric
English
Vale, Eric
...
Sohma, Kyo
Sohma, Kyo
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Jewell, Jerry
English
Jewell, Jerry
...

Staff

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



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Jan 20, 2009
ColdBeans
Story & Characters
10/10
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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Dec 13, 2014
YukiUzumaki
[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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Apr 16, 2007
Sandgolem
Fruits Basket is a wonderful and moving story which I consider myself fortunate enough to have been shown by a very close friend. This anime is so amazing it touch upon the strings of my heart. I laughed, I cried, and I truely felt for each of the characters.

The anime is centered around a young girl by the name of Tohru Honda, an amazing high school girl who is kind and honest. At the start of the anime she is still struggling to survive after her mothers tragic death. She is taken into the house hold of the cursed family, the Sohma's.

Animation

Is decently done, it read more
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Aug 5, 2014
Keremianime
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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Recommendations

Both anime center around a lovable girl who is surrounded by a bunch of bishies (hot guys). Both also has a lot of sweet and comedic moments that will tug at your heartstring and make you laugh out loud. All in all, both are great anime with a list of characters that you can't possibly hate.
A Girl That Has Lost Everything (Family And Home) And Has No Friends From The Beginning. Later She Finds A New Home With Special Beings. And I Guess Both Are Heart Warming Stories.
Both their stories are driven by their own unique concept of magic.
The characters in VK and Fruits Basket seem similar.

Both Tohru and Yuuki start out innocent to what's really going on around them, but as the storyline unfolds, both are determined to do whatever they can to help with the situation. (Both characters also have the same voice actor.)

Also, Kyo and Zero both have the anti-social, trying to be a tough guy and deal with my problems all by myself thing going on.
Both of the main characters are extremely optimistic people.
Both series contain some romance.
Both series are somewhat funny slice-of-life anime with drama sprinkled around.
Both have some fantasy elements with them.
It isn't that much similar to Fruits Basket, but the main characters in Clannad remind me of the characters in Fruits Basket.

Opening Theme

"For Fruits Basket" by Ritsuko Okazaki

Ending Theme

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

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