Earlier today, the official Twitter account for the 2019 Fruits Basket anime announced that the show’s ninth and tenth episodes will be delayed, due to airing of the French Open tennis tournament. Specific dates and times for the rescheduled airings were not revealed as of press time.
The delay will also affect international simulcasts, which will see delays.
Fruits Basket debuted on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and TV Aichi on April 5. Funimation holds the rights to the series in North America, and the series is streaming as a simulcast on FunimationNow and Crunchyroll.
Yoshihide Ibata (FLCL Progressive, Attack on Titan: Junior High) is directing the project at TMS Entertainment, with Masaru Shindo providing character designs. Taku Kishimoto (Bunny Drop, Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) is in charge of series composition for the title.
Funimation describes Fruits Basket as:
High school student Tohru Honda begins living alone in a tent after she loses her mother, who was her only remaining family member.
However, it turns out that the land she pitches her tent on is part of the distinguished Sohma family estate!
When Shigure Sohma sees the value of her housekeeping skills, Tohru ends up living with Yuki Sohma, who is essentially the prince of her school, and Kyo Sohma, who regards Yuki as the enemy.
Still, there’s something Tohru doesn’t know yet: the Sohma family has been bound for centuries by a horrible curse…
It’s a new series with an all-new cast and staff!
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 also spawned a 2001 anime adaptation. 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.
Source: Twitter (fruitsbasket_en)