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Fruits Basket will have animated project dedicated to parents of Tohru Honda

Following the airing of the final episode of the anime Fruits Basket: The Final, the final season of the new animated adaptation of the Fruits Basket manga, the production of a new animation project entitled “Kyouko to Katsuya no Monogatari (The story of Kyoko and Katsuya)”, which will tell the story of the parents of Tohru Honda, the main character. The premiere is scheduled for 2022 and the format was not specified.

A special video was also shared thanking fans for support for three years and a total of sixty-three episodes. The video includes the introduction of a total of twenty-two characters, including author Natsuki Takaya and the voice cast.

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The series aired during the Spring-2021 season with a total of thirteen episodes. The twenty-five episode first season premiered in Japan in April 2019, followed by a twenty-five episode second season in April 2020.

Production team

  • Natsuki Takaya served as executive supervisor, while Yoshihide Ibata (Pikaia!!, FLCL Progressive) was directing the anime at TMS Entertainment studios.
  • Taku Kishimoto (Gin no Saji, Haikyu !!, 91Days, Hanebado!) Was in charge of the series composition.
  • Masaru Shindou (Macross Delta, Oregairu) handled the character design.

Synopsis of Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda has always been fascinated by the story of the Chinese Zodiac that she was told by her beloved mother when she was a child. However, a sudden family tragedy changes her life and her subsequent circumstances leave her alone. Tooru is now forced to live in a tent, but little does she know that her temporary home resides on the Souma family’s private property. Upon bumping into her home one day, she runs into Shigure, Souma’s older cousin, and Yuki, the “prince” of her school. Tohru explains that she lives near her, but the Soumas finally discover her well-kept secret of having no home from her when they see her walking back to her store one night.

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Things start to look up for Tohru as they kindly offer to take her in after learning of her situation. But soon after, she becomes embroiled in a fight between Yuki and her short-tempered cousin Kyou. As she tries to stop them, she learns that the Souma family has a well-kept secret: every time they are hugged by a member of the opposite sex, they transform into the animals of the Chinese zodiac. With this new revelation, Tohru will discover that living with the Soumas is an unexpected adventure full of laughter and romance.

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