Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

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After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her friends, Tooru resorts to secretly living on her own in a tent in the woods. One night on her way back from work, she finds her tent buried underneath a landslide. Yuki Souma, the "prince" of her school, and his cousin Shigure Souma, a famous author, stumble across Tooru's situation and invite her to stay with them until her grandfather’s home renovations are complete. Upon arriving at the Souma house, Tooru discovers their secret: if a Souma is hugged by someone of the opposite gender, they temporarily transform into one of the animals of the zodiac! However, this strange phenomenon is no laughing matter; rather, it is a terrible curse that holds a dark history. As she continues her journey, meeting more members of the zodiac family, will Tooru's kindhearted yet resilient nature be enough to prepare her for what lies behind the Souma household's doors?

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English: Fruits Basket
Japanese: フルーツバスケット
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2001 to Dec 27, 2001
Premiered: Summer 2001
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Nihon Ad Systems, King Records
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Justin Cook – Producer, ADR Director
Noriko Kobayashi – Producer
Barry Watson – Producer
Akitarou Daichi – Director, Sound Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “For Fruits Basket (For フルーツバスケット)” by Ritsuko Okazaki
ED1: “Chiisana Inori (小さな祈り)” by Ritsuko Okazaki (eps 1-24, 26)
ED2: “Serenade (セレナーデ) Pf Solo Ver.” by Ritsuko Okazaki (ep 25)

Episode List

01: The Strangest Day
02: The Souma Curse
03: All Shapes and Sizes
04: Here Comes Kagura!
05: A Rice Ball in a Fruits Basket
06: Invincible Friendship
07: A Plum on the Back
08: Don’t Cry, for the Snow will Surely Melt
09: A Solitary New Year
10: Make It Clear If It’s Black or White
11: Everybody Loves Chocolate
12: White Day
13: A New School Term Starts!
14: The Adult’s Episode: Yuki’s a Messed up Snake!
15: There are No Memories It’s OK to Forget
16: If We’ve Three, Then We Don’t Need to Fear Jason
17: It’s Because I’ve Been Loved That I’ve Become Stronger
18: The Strongest Tag: The Cursed Electric Wave Brother and Sister
19: The Source of Cheer Can Be Affected by Colds Too
20: Ayame’s Secret Life
21: Sophist Boy Has Captured the Prince
22: Prince Yuki Fan Club
23: Is the Rumored Ri That Mother’s Daughter?
24: The Curse of the Cat
25: True Form
26: Let’s Go Home


One of the best Reverse harems out there. Great cast and some good comedy.


Just rewatched this after a while. Adorable anime, very heartfelt, and I would love to see a remake if they do it.


This anime is dated so treat it as so, but once you get behind that you find a touching story with good characters and meaningful lessons.


State of the art Shoujo anime with animals, what’s not to love?


Dull and slow, MC never changes, overrated overall. But still cute characters :s


Has a very nice charm to it


Grew up watching this anime, of course I love it.



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