Fruits Basket

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Synonyms: Furuba
Japanese: フルーツバスケット
English: Fruits Basket
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2001 to Dec 27, 2001
Premiered: Summer 2001
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.691 (scored by 283033283,033 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12672
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #409
Members: 538,817
Favorites: 9,509

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Synopsis

After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her friends, Tooru resorts to secretly living on her own in a tent in the woods.

One night on her way back from work, she finds her tent buried underneath a landslide. Yuki Souma, the "prince" of her school, and his cousin Shigure Souma, a famous author, stumble across Tooru's situation and invite her to stay with them until her grandfather's home renovations are complete.

Upon arriving at the Souma house, Tooru discovers their secret: if a Souma is hugged by someone of the opposite gender, they temporarily transform into one of the animals of the zodiac! However, this strange phenomenon is no laughing matter; rather, it is a terrible curse that holds a dark history. As she continues her journey, meeting more members of the zodiac family, will Tooru's kindhearted yet resilient nature be enough to prepare her for what lies behind the Souma household's doors?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Fruits Basket won the 2001 Animage's Anime Grand Prix Award.

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Staff

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


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"For Fruits Basket (For フルーツバスケット)" by Ritsuko Okazaki
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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 (eps 25)




Reviews

Mar 19, 2024
I have never seen the remake but I decided to start with the original series first, so here are my thoughts:
STORY: through the first half of the show I thought it would be a heartwarming and sweet story, turns out I was wrong, it wasn’t just that which makes it special to me, in general it was well written and did a great job in portraying the character’s feelings but still I wish they explained more about the plot and the characters
CHARACTERS: I like most of the characters not all of them though, but they all have their depth and reasons which kept me ...
Feb 7, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Loved the manga, sad that it wasn't adapted as well as it could have been. The new adaptation was so much better, and absolutely stunning. For this ones time, the animation isn't too bad, but definitely doesn't hold out now. The biggest thing that made me not like this version was that they stopped the story when Kyo's secret came out, the fact that there wasn't a female voice actor for Akito. Those 2 things ruined this anime for me. Otherwise, it is a very interesting show from when it came out, but when I read it after it finished airing they just did not ...
Oct 19, 2018


We have gathered today to mourn the passing of Fruits Basket. Many of you will cry in despair cause you'll have to search and find another equally disgusting anime to soothe your burdened heart or you'll cheer it's journey to oblivion and crack open a champagne.. I take it you've gathered in which camp i'm in, but if your brain has flatlined and you cannot comprehend ratings then here are the headlines.

And let's start with the story which is part what it says in the synopsis and part emotional manipulation to cover up for the fact that it's devoid of any actual substance and soul...And ...

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