Fruits Basket

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(ended 2001)

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Show Summary

Tohru Honda is a cheerful 16 year old girl. She was taken in by her grandpa when her mother was killed in a car accident. Not wanting to burden anyone, she gets her tent and begins to live in a forest. She is determined to finish school in order to fulfill her mother's last wish. But, it turns out that the land Tohru is living on belongs to the Sohma family. She is quickly invited to live in the Sohma house (all males), as long as she is willing to cook and clean. One of the Sohma's, Yuki, is the most popular boy at Tohru's high school. He is swooned by girls constantly and is even referred to as the "prince" of the school. His cousins Shigure and is shortly introduced to Kyo by him jumping through the window and starting to fight Yuki that makes up the rest of the household. Tohru knows that her living environment is out of the normal, but things turn out to get stranger. The members of the Sohma family are possessed by animals and they turn into their animal form when they are hugged by the opposite sex! You can imagine Tohru's surprise when she witnesses their secret. She promises not to tell a soul, but the "cat" may already be out of the bag. This series will focus on the "uncut" and "re-versioned" dub by Funimation, the same folks who dubbed Dragonball Z and Fullmetal Alchemist. Airdates shown are from the Japanese version. If you know of Fruits Basket airings nationally in the US, and on what cable channels, please post in the forums so that everyone can enjoy! Contributing to the guide: We welcome contributions as long as they are original writing (not copied from yours or others fansites, or the official websites). If you are planning on submitting a lot of material, please PM the editor. About quotes. All quotes are from the Funimation English dub. Those that have a more interesting translation from the Japanese will be preceded with "English sub".moreless
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Fan Reviews (135)

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  • LOVE LOVE LOVEEE

    10
    Absolutely loved the entire thing. I managed to simultaneously read the entire 23 volume manga and watch the whole 26 episode anime in just two days, and the only reason that was even possible is because I just couldn't put it down. LOVEDDDD IT!!!!! You think it's just going to be a typical lovey dovey story but it really isn't, there's so much more depth in it with so many emotions that everyone can relate to, I just wish they continued the series ((both the anime and the manga - I NEED MORE!!))moreless
  • Season 2 riot plz

    10
    This is a classic for me, it is one of the first animes I ever watched and it is one of the reasons for my massive addiction. I would be so happy if they made more episodes to finish the story, like I would donate to a kick starter, please someone make a kick starter for this great series.
  • Awesome

    10
    Can't stop watching it , it just so awesome love love love it
  • Doesn't have the new look.

    9.5
    This is a very interesting show and even though this was from 2001 its still very popular, but the graphics aren't all that you know.
  • The Only Dam Breaker I've Found

    10
    Whenever I find myself stressed out and yet unable to cry it out, I pull out Fruits Basket, and if no other episodes can make me cry, the final three leave me sobbing my eyes out. It has been a god-send which has lowered my blood pressure significantly.

    Do not misconstrue however, I cry because the sentiment is so sincere - so much how life should be and how it is simultaneously - and the beauty of how they portray the human conditions through semi-episodic metaphors.

    This isn't a girl's anime as it may seem, nor is it for children. It's something that everyone can relate to and will feel endeared towards. Brilliance!moreless
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Categories

Animation, Fantasy, Suspense

Themes

roommate drama, relationship woes, myths, Anime, mysterious forces