This classic tale is coming back to the anime world.
The cover for the latest issue of Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume (#24) announces that Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket will get a new anime adaptation. According to the cover, the new project will tell “the whole story.”
More details will be revealed in the magazine, which ships to retailers on November 20.
Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket manga launched in Hana to Yume in July 1998. The series ran through November 2006, spanning 23 compiled volumes.
The title spawned an anime adaptation, which aired in the Summer 2001 broadcast season. Akitaro Daichi (Jubei-chan, Now and Then, Here and There) directed the title at Studio DEEN, with Akemi Hayashi (Gunbuster 2: Diebuster, Peacemaker) providing character designs. The team of Aki Itami, Mamiko Ikeda, and Rika Nakase wrote the scripts.
Yen Press holds the rights to the Fruits Basket manga, and Funimation has the rights to the anime. Yen Press describes the title as:
After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out…into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn’t long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own–when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!
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