Fruits Basket New Visual

Newtype magazine’s February issue released on January 10 revealed that the new anime adaptation of Natsuki Takaya’s popular manga series Fruits Basket is set to premiere in Japan in April this year. The anime will also be streamed in the West via Funimation’s FunimationNow.

This new anime adaptation will accurately follow the story of the original manga. As per the Takaya’s request, the production of the new anime will have a whole new cast and staff.

Fruits Basket

TMS Entertainment (who are known for Haikyu!!, Silver Spoon, and Hanebad!) will be doing the animation and directed by Yoshihide Ibata (FLCL Progressive). Takaya is the executive supervisor for this production.

Manaka Iwami (Maquia in Mari Okada’s Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms) will be voicing the girl protagonist Tohru Honda, Nobunaga Shimazaki (Mugi in Scum’s Wish) as Yuki Sohma, Yuma Uchida (Ein Dalton in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) as Kyo Sohma, and Yuichi Nakamura (Gray Fullbuster in Fairy Tail) as Shigure Sohma.

Furuba Manga

Fruits Basket (also known as Furuba) is a popular fantasy and romance manga series created by Natsuki Takaya. The series was serialized in Hana to Yume magazine from 1998 until 2006 and was compiled into 23 volumes. Its massive popularity expanded into a 26-episode anime adaptation that originally aired from July to December 2001.

The series centres on Tohru Honda who forced to move out after her mother died in a car crash and her other family members were completely unsupportive. Nowhere to go, she decided to live independently and live in a tent. She then ends up living in the Sohma residence. This is where she finds out that her popular classmate Yuki, his cousin Shigure, and the Sohmas living in the household a secret that they turn into animals (based on their Chinese zodiac) when they are touched by the opposite sex.

Source: Anime News Network

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