- 39;s mother dies in a car accident, Tohru decides to live with her grandfather.
- Singapore by Chuang Yi.
- Revelation re-released the four individual volumes under their label.
Fruits Basket (Japanese:, Hepburn: Furūtsu Basuketto), sometimes abbreviated Furuba or Fruba (フルバ), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese shjo manga magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. The series' title comes from the name of a popular game played in Japanese elementary schools, which is alluded to in the series. Fruits Basket tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that 13 members of the Sohma family are possessed by the animals of the Chinese zodiac and are cursed to turn into their animal forms when they are weak, stressed, or when they are embraced by anyone of the opposite sex that is not possessed by a spirit of the zodiac. As the series progresses, Tohru learns of the hardships and pain faced by the afflicted members of the Sohma family, and through her own generous and loving nature, helps heal their emotional wounds. As she learns more about Yuki, Kyo, and the rest of the mysterious Sohma family, Tohru also learns more about herself and how much others care for her. Takaya began a sequel titled Fruits Basket Another in September 2015, and the spin-off series The Three Musketeers Arc in April 2019. The original manga was first adapted into a 26-episode anime television series in 2001, by Studio Deen and directed by Akitaro Daichi.
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A second anime television series adaptation, produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Yoshihide Ibata, premiered from April 2019, with its first season airing from April to September 2019, its second season airing from April to September 2020, and its third and final season airing from April to June 2021. The reboot anime series was initially a co-production of Funimation, who released the series through a partnership with Crunchyroll, although the series would later be completely moved under the latter. As of December 2018, the manga had over 30 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series, as well as one of the best-selling shjo manga series of all time. It has been described in academic works as "a classic fan favorite in shoujo manga around the world". When high school student Tohru Honda's mother dies in a car accident, Tohru decides to live with her grandfather. Renovations on the house and an unsupportive, unkind family member cause her to move out of her grandfather's house temporarily. Tohru declines the offer to stay with one of her two close friends as she does not want to impose on them. Since she has nowhere else to go, Tohru begins living in a tent and supporting herself.
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However, after discovering a nearby home inhabited by her popular classmate Yuki Sohma and his cousin Shigure, and following a landslide that destroys her tent, Tohru moves into the Sohma house; on her first day living there, she meets Kyo, Yuki and Shigure's orange-haired cousin, who crashes through the ceiling and challenges Yuki to a fight. Tohru tries to stop him, and-accidentally falling into him-causes him to transform into a cat in front of her, discovering the Sohma family curse; that twelve members of the family, excluding Kyo, are possessed by the spirits of the Chinese zodiac (十二支, Jūnishi), and turn into their zodiac animal when they are weak, under stress, embarrassed, or when hugged by someone of the opposite gender. When Tohru discovers the Sohma family secret, she promises not to tell anyone, and is allowed to keep living with them. Although the Sohma curse stretches far deeper and darker than Tohru initially thinks, her presence and her acceptance of them 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 the Sohma's vengeful zodiac spirits, including their leader, Akito, who occupies the position of "God" in the Chinese legend, and who both keeps the family together and chains them to their spirits.
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The title of the series is taken from a children's game, Fruits Basket (フルーツバスケット, furūtsu basuketto), in which the participants sit in a circle, and the leader of the game names each person after a type of fruit; when the name of a child's fruit is called, that child gets up and has to find a new seat. When the protagonist, Tohru Honda, first plays this game in kindergarten, she is not given a fruit, and is instead assigned "onigiri" by her classmates, who do not want her to play. However, Tohru, thinking that onigiri are delicious, does not realize that her classmates are intentionally leaving her out of the game; once the game is finished, and all of the children but Tohru has been called, Tohru realizes that onigiri are not a type of fruit at all, and she realizes that she does not belong. Tohru comes to associate this game with the Sohma family, and that she does not fit in among them any more than an onigiri does in a basket of fruit. In volume 1 of the manga, after Yuki and Kyo bring Tohru home from her grandfather's house, she begins to feel like she belongs with the Sohma family; after this, she imagines herself as a child hearing "onigiri" called in the game, symbolizing that she has finally found her place.
Singapore by Chuang Yi.
Natsuki Takaya named most of the twelve Sohmas cursed by zodiac animals after archaic names of month in the former Japanese lunisolar calendar that corresponds to their zodiac animal. Kyo, as the cat, is not part of the official zodiac, and so does not follow these naming conventions. Yuki's name also does not follow this naming convention, since Takaya came up with it before deciding the other names. On 4 September 2015, the first two volumes of Fruits Basket: Collector's Edition (愛蔵版 フルーツバスケット, Aizōban Furūtsu Basuketto) were released in Japan under the Hana to Yume Comics Special imprint. Singapore by Chuang Yi. The Singapore edition is licensed to be imported to Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. All 23 English-language volumes have been released in North America and Singapore. In addition, Tokyopop released a box set containing the first four volumes in October 2007, and started re-releasing earlier volumes in "Ultimate Editions" combining two sequential volumes in a single larger hard-cover volume with new cover art. The first Ultimate Edition release met with mixed reviews, however, because they exactly reproduced the first two volumes without correcting changed page numbers or prior errors. As of June 2008, six Ultimate Editions have been released, covering the first twelve volumes of the series. After Tokyopop ceased publication, the series was re-licensed by Yen Press, with plans to release it as twelve omnibus editions corresponding Hakusensha's collector's editions. Starting in June 2016, Fruits Basket: Collector's Edition was released in English by Yen Press. On 4 September 2015, a new series, Fruits Basket Another (フルーツバスケットanother, Furūtsu Basuketto Anazā), began serialization in HanaLaLaOnline.
In August 2017, it was transferred to Manga Park. March 2020, it was announced that the series would return with "chapter 13" (split in three parts) on 20 April 2020 (originally scheduled for 6 April). September 2020, and Takaya announced that this would be "tentatively" the last chapter of the manga. In November 2017, Yen Press announced the acquisition of the manga. The second chapter was published on 20 June. The chapters were collected in the fourth volume of Fruits Basket Another. Yen Press digitaly simulpubihed the series. Directed by Akitaro Daichi, the twenty-six episode Fruits Basket anime series was animated by Studio Deen and produced by NAS and TV Tokyo. It premiered on TV Tokyo on 5 July 2001, with the final episode airing on 27 December 2001. Some parts of the plot deviated from the manga and were portrayed differently, such as Momiji and Shigure's mannerisms. Throughout the production, Daichi and Takaya ran into disagreements, including the cast, coloring details, and Daichi's storytelling style, leading to Takaya disliking the series.
Revelation re-released the four individual volumes under their label.
The opening and ending themes were performed by Ritsuko Okazaki. The opening theme is "For Fruits Basket" (For, For Furūtsu Basuketto) (performed by Meredith McCoy in the English dub version). The first ending theme is "Chiisana Inori" (小さな祈り, lit. The series was released in Japan in nine individual DVD volumes by King Records, with each volume containing three episodes except for the first volume, which contained two. The first volume was released on 29 September 2001, with subsequent volumes released on a monthly basis until the final volume was released on 22 May 2002. A series box set was released on 25 April 2007, containing all twenty-six episodes, as well a message card from Natsuki Takaya, a 60-page deluxe booklet, and a bonus Fruits Basket CD soundtrack. Funimation aired the series with their English dub on the Funimation Channel as well as on Colors TV and also licensed it for Region 1 DVD release. It released it in the form of four individual volumes containing 6-7 episodes and a complete series box set. 1 August 2017 on an upscaled Blu-ray in a standard and collector's edition. In the United Kingdom, Funimation originally distributed the series through MVM Entertainment, but then changed distributors in November 2006 to Revelation Films. Revelation re-released the four individual volumes under their label. The new adaptation would start in April 2019, and would adapt the entire manga. It features a new cast and staff, as per Takaya's request, with TMS Entertainment handling the production. Yoshihide Ibata is directing the series, with Taku Kishimoto handling series composition and Masaru Shindou handling character designs.
The first season ran for 25 episodes from April 6 to September 21, 2019 on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and TV Aichi. The first opening theme for episodes 1-13 is "Again" by Beverly. The second opening theme for episodes 14-25 is "Chime" by Ai Otsuka. The first ending theme for episodes 1-13 is "Lucky Ending" by Vickeblank. The second ending theme for episodes 14-25 is "One Step Closer" by INTERSECTION. The third opening theme for episodes 26-38 is "Prism" by AmPm ft Miyuna. The fourth opening theme for episodes 39 onwards is "Home" by Toki Asako. The third ending theme for episodes 26-38 is "ad meliora (acoustic mix)" by THE CHARM PARK. The fourth ending theme for episodes 39 onwards is "Eden" by Monkey Majik. The fifth opening theme is "Pleasure", by WARPs UP, and the fifth ending theme is "Haru Urara" by GENIC. Mighty Media has licensed the series in Southeast Asia and South Asia, and is streaming it on Netflix and Animax Asia.