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Fruits Basket

English: Fruits Basket
Synonyms: Furuba
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
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 7.81 (scored by 141,947 users)
Ranked: #829
Popularity: #148
Members: 237,506
Favorites: 6,743

Description of Fruits Basket

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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List of Characters and Actors

 
Horie, Yui
Japanese  
 
Honda, Tooru
Main  
 
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese  
 
Souma, Kyou
Main  
 
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese  
 
Souma, Yuki
Main  
 
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Japanese  
 
Souma, Shigure
Main  
 
Yasuhara, Reiko
Japanese  
 
Hanajima, Saki
Supporting  
 
Minami, Omi
Japanese  
 
Hanajima, Megumi
Supporting  
 
Yasuhara, Reiko
Japanese  
 
Honda, Kyouko
Supporting  
 
Cotton, Amber
English  
 
Kuramae, Mine
Supporting  
 
Shimizu, Kaori
Japanese  
 
Minagawa, Motoko
Supporting  
 
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese  
 
Mitsuru
Supporting  
 

 
 
Souma, Momo
Supporting  
 
Inoue, Norihiro
Japanese  
 
Souma, Kazuma
Supporting  
 
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese  
 
Souma, Kagura
Supporting  
 
Dismuke, Aaron
English  
 
Souma, Akito
Supporting  
 
Cook, Justin
English  
 
Souma, Hatsuharu
Supporting  
 
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese  
 
Souma, Hatori
Supporting  
 
Saitou, Ayaka
Japanese  
 
Souma, Momiji
Supporting  
 
Sabat, Christopher
English  
 
Souma, Ayame
Supporting  
 
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese  
 
Souma, Kisa
Supporting  
 
McFarland, Mike
English  
 
Souma, Ritsu
Supporting  
 
Dismuke, Aaron
English  
 
Souma, Hiro
Supporting  
 
Nanao, Haruhi
Japanese  
 
Souma, Kana
Supporting  
 
Imai, Yuka
Japanese  
 
Uotani, Arisa
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Cook, Justin
Producer, ADR Director
 
 
Watson, Barry
Producer
 
Daichi, Akitarou
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard
 
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
 
Gotou, Keiji
Episode Director
 
Hata, Yoshito
Episode Director
 
Hiramatsu, Tadashi
Episode Director, Storyboard
 
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Assistant Director
 
Otsuka, Masahiko
Episode Director, Storyboard
 
 
Ikeda, Mamiko
Script
 
Itami, Aki
Script
 
Bailey, Laura
Theme Song Performance
 
McCoy, Meredith
Theme Song Performance
 
Okazaki, Ritsuko
Theme Song Performance
 
Abe, Jun
Music
 
Fukunaga, Gen
Executive Producer
 
Hatch, Aaron
Recording Engineer
 
Hayashi, Akemi
Chief Animation Director, Character Design, Key Animation, Animation Director
 
 
Matsushima, Akira
Key Animation
 
Muto, Seiji
Music
 
Nakase, Rika
Series Composition
 
Ogura, Hiroyuki
Key Animation
 
Sakai, Kyuta
Key Animation
 
Sasaki, Toshiko
Animation Director
 
Sekiguchi, Masahiro
Animation Director
 
Takahashi, Atsuko
Key Animation
 
Takaya, Natsuki
Original Creator