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: 8.221 (scored by 377750377,750 users)
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Ranked: #3232
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Popularity: #223
Members: 795,227
Favorites: 15,547

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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


Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Ibata, Yoshihide


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)


Sep 20, 2019
On November 12, 2018 last year, I woke up to a string of Twitter feeds and news alerts. Fruits Basket got announced for a new anime based on the manga. During that same week, I pinched myself several times and realized it’s not a dream. It’s a reality. Fruits Basket, one of the most celebrated shoujo manga series in North America, is making a comeback after all these years. And to my delight, we also got the announcement that the new Fruits Basket would adapt the entire manga. That’s right, all 23 freaking volumes of them.

There’s one thing for certain: Fruits Basket is a best-seller ...
Sep 20, 2019
Mixed Feelings
*Minimum Spoiler Review*
TL;DR: Nostalgic Fans will gush over it. New Viewers will just glance upon it. Fruits Basket: "Brotherhood" isn't that bad. If you usually binge shitty slice of life/shojou crap, you can cleanse your palette with this.
[Story: 5/10 , Characters: 5/10, Art: 8/10, Sound: 8/10, Enjoyment: 6/10]

Before I start this review, I want to preface this with saying, this will be my first time watching Fruits Basket. I have not read the manga nor have I watched the original. However, I have done ample background research to know & differentiate the changes and improvement for this new adaption.

“A conscience grows, just like ...
Jan 8, 2020
Ahh, I don't usually write reviews, but this anime is close to my heart since the original run of Fruits Basket was pretty much my introduction to anime.

Story: 3/10
Honestly, I was really excited to see how this version of the anime would differ from the original run, and... wow I was so disappointed. It's like a more boring version of the same storyline. The story followed the typical pacing for most anime where the beginning is slower than the ending. The only problem is that the end of this season is still basically the introduction to the show. For god's sake, we are still meeting ...

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