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Fruits Basket (フルーツバスケット, Furūtsu Basuketto) is a manga written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1999 to 2006. The series was also adapted by Studio Deen into a 26-episode anime series, directed by Akitaro Daichi which premiered on July 5, 2001 and ran for 26 episodes to December 27, 2001.

A sequel Fruits Basket Another (フルーツバスケット another, Furūtsu Basuketto anazā) follows Sawa Mitoma as she attempts to confront her inner demons and insecurities with the support of the Sohma family.

A new anime reboot series adaptation produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Yoshihide Ibata was announced and attempted to adapt the entire manga. The first season premiered on April 6, 2019 and ran for 25 episodes to September 21, 2019. The second season premiered April 7, 2020 and also ran for 25 episodes to September 22, 2020. The third and final season premiered April 6, 2021 and ran for 13 episodes to June 29, 2021. Both the 2001 and 2019 anime series are licensed in North America under the Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership.

On June 28, 2021, an announcement was made that some of the backstory of Tohru's parents Kyouko and Katsuya will be adapted and also a stage play adaptation in 2022. On October 29, 2021, a movie Fruits Basket -prelude- (フルーツバスケット-prelude-) by TMS Entertainment was announced that will contain a prequel story of Tohru's parents (Kyouko and Katsuya's Story) and an original epilogue story was premiered in Japanese theaters on February 18th, 2022.


When high school student Tohru Honda's mother died in a car accident, Tohru begins living in a tent and supporting herself. That is, until she finds a home in the least likely of places, inhabited by her classmate Yuki Sohma and his cousins Shigure and Kyo. The Sohmas however, live with a curse. Thirteen members of the family are possessed by spirits of the Chinese zodiac and turn into their zodiac animal when hugged by the opposite gender, are weak, or when under stress. When Tohru discovers the Sohmas' secret, she promises not to tell and is allowed to keep living with them. The Sohma's curse, however, is deeper and darker than Tohru realized, but her presence soon becomes a large, positive influence on those possessed by the zodiac. She sets out to break the curse, and on the way, meets and discovers each of the Sohma's vengeful zodiac spirits. Each has a different personality, just like the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Tohru's existence changes the Sohma clan's lives forever...

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