Fruits Basket 1st Season

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Synonyms: Furuba, Fruits Basket (Zenpen)
Japanese: フルーツバスケット
English: Fruits Basket 1st Season
German: Fruits Basket
Spanish: Fruits Basket
French: Fruits Basket
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2019 to Sep 21, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.211 (scored by 391231391,231 users)
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Ranked: #3402
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Popularity: #215
Members: 821,593
Favorites: 16,093

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Tooru Honda has always been fascinated by the story of the Chinese zodiac that her beloved mother told her as a child. However, a sudden family tragedy changes her life, and subsequent circumstances leave her all alone. Tooru is now forced to live in a tent, but little does she know that her temporary home resides on the private property of the esteemed Souma family. Stumbling upon their home one day, she encounters Shigure, an older Souma cousin, and Yuki, the "prince" of her school. Tooru explains that she lives nearby, but the Soumas eventually discover her well-kept secret of being homeless when they see her walking back to her tent one night.

Things start to look up for Tooru as they kindly offer to take her in after hearing about her situation. But soon after, she is caught up in a fight between Yuki and his hot-tempered cousin, Kyou. While trying to stop them, she learns that the Souma family has a well-kept secret of their own: whenever they are hugged by a member of the opposite sex, they transform into the animals of the Chinese zodiac.

With this new revelation, Tooru will find that living with the Soumas is an unexpected adventure filled with laughter and romance.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takemura, Ippei
Herek, Samantha
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Opening Theme

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1: "Again" by Beverly (eps 1-13)
2: "Chime" by Ai Otsuka (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Lucky Ending" by Vickeblanka (eps 1-13)
2: "One Step Closer" by INTERSECTION (eps 14-24)


Oct 18, 2023
this is one of the best tv shows i have aver watched and that i will ever watch the artistic talent and creative skill it took to create something so amazing is practically impossible it was a one in a thousand chance that a franchise so constantly good exists. each character is written with a mastery of writing skill making them all entertaining and memorable. the story is the most beautiful heartfelt romance all anime fans are looking for in the sea of shit that is the seasonal releases now beautifully built and crafted so that nothing is given to you and at the ...
Feb 13, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Note: All my reviews are written after I've completed watching the entire season, never before.

"Fruits Basket" Season 1 rejuvenates the beloved story with modern animation and deeper character exploration, yet leaves something to be desired in pacing and romantic development. The season excels in showcasing the emotional depth of the Soma family and Tohru Honda, weaving intricate backstories that highlight themes of acceptance and resilience. Each episode adds layers to the complex tapestry of relationships and personal growth, making it a compelling watch.

However, the series' focus on side characters, while enriching the narrative fabric, often sidelines the development of Tohru and her future relationship. Fans ...
Dec 15, 2021
This rating and review cover the entire seasons (1, 2, and the final one).

(Note: I base my review on my overall enjoyment).

I enjoyed watching the original Fruits Basket and was very hyped when the new version came out. Of course, I have never read the manga because I didn't want to spoil the ending. Needless to say, the excitement and anticipation all but dwindled after I've finished watching the first season.

I remembered I couldn't stop laughing in the older version of Fruits Basket and was expecting the same with this new one. But of course, episode after episode, there was only me sitting watching silently, ...

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