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Fruits Basket (2019)

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Synonyms: Furuba, Fruits Basket (Zenpen)
Japanese: フルーツバスケット


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.061 (scored by 21,493 users)
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Ranked: #4922
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Popularity: #790
Members: 130,589
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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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Apr 29, 2019
Querxes (All reviews)
I'm writing this as a person who hasn't seen the original fruits basket series, which I think allows me to state some opinions of things in this show in a different light than those that have!

(there will be small spoilers in this sentence it doesn't spoil anything big though)
Let's begin with what the show is about, it's a girl who goes to high-school who has a very rough life due to losing both parents but still does her best to not become a problem for others, she ends up living with the Zodiac animals (basically the focus in the show) and things go on from read more
May 20, 2019
EnigmaOlivia (All reviews)
Another Shoujo series brought back to life is Fruits Basket with furor and craze surrounding it. Fruits Basket despite having done a couple things right is not.

As a starting story Fruits Basket is catchy and interesting. I see what all the hype is about. If I was younger I would go nuts over it too. However, being older & wiser I see Fruits Basket suffers bad writing, art, music, tone, comedy, & editing making it one of the cheesiest series of the year.

The allure of the show appears to be in characters. However, I see them as two dimensional at best. The lead, Tohru, is read more
Apr 28, 2019
LightningComet (All reviews)
Why am I here?

Fruits Basket proved to have one of my personally most favorite stories in a manga series. I got into it after watching the first anime adaptation a few years ago and proceeding to rewatch it before reading the manga. Needless to say, I heartily enjoyed everything I saw. Well, maybe "saw" is a misnomer; the visuals in both the first anime as well as the manga were rather lacking, but that's all but taken care of here.

Manga readers will definitely rejoice in seeing this anime, and not just for how faithful it is, but also how it compares to the first adaptation. read more
May 3, 2019
Armins2 (All reviews)
Being a big fan of the show, when I heard they would reboot this series I could not contain my excitement at the happiness I felt.

Fruits Basket is a show that portrays the story and life of Honda Tohru, a initially homeless girl, who by several reasons ends up living with Yuki and Kyo Sohma, who are cursed. Unable to embrace anyone of the opposite sex without turning out to be some of the animals of the chinese zodiac, the lives of these three characters will changes grandiosely with the new coexistence.

Story: 10/10
At first the Anime premise may seem rather idiotic, but there is that read more


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