Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

  • TV-PG
  • 2001
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.9  (5,265)

Fruits Basket is an anime produced by Studio Deen in Japan. It is based on the manga written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. Fruits Basket follows the story of cheerful high school student Tohru Honda. Through her kind and loving attitude, Tohru attempts to befriend and help each member of the strange and beautiful Sohma family. After loosing her mother in a terrible car accident, Tohru is orphaned. Rather than becoming a burden on her grandfather, she decides to work part-time after school and live on her own in a tent in the woods. The property on which she ends up living belongs to the Sohma family. Although the Sohma family does not usually accept strangers and outsiders, they are struck by Tohru's charming personality. They immediately insist that she lives in their spacious home in exchange for cleaning and cooking. Soon after moving in with Yuki, Kyo and Shigure Sohma, Tohru discovers why the Sohma family is so secretive. Thirteen members of the family are tormented by a rather unusual curse. Whenever a cursed family member is hugged by a member of the opposite gender, they transform into one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. Tohru immediately promises to keep the Sohma family secret; however, unbeknownst to Tohru, the Sohma's curse has a much darker side. The cursed members of the Sohma family are not free to pursue their own lives or even find happiness. Akito Sohma is the head of the Sohma family, and he is possessive of the cursed Sohmas. As a result, he manipulates and controls them to keep them close to him. However, there is even more darkness to the curse, involving Kyo and the 13th zodiac. Kyo is possessed by the cat spirit. The cat spirit was cruelly excluded from the Chinese zodiac and suffers more than any of the other zodiacs. Despite the unpleasant reality of the true curse, Tohru accepts the challenge to help heal the Sohma family, even if it means facing a monster.

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Seasons
I'm Different Now
12. I'm Different Now
September 21, 2020
A winter chill lingers in the air as memories revealing some of Kureno's mysterious past and present emerge.
Here You Are
11. Here You Are
September 14, 2020
Another New Year's means another banquet for the zodiac members at the Soma estate.
It's Cinderella-ish
10. It's Cinderella-ish
September 7, 2020
Tohru's class puts on an unconventional retelling of Cinderella at the school culture festival.
Episode 22 Title
9. Episode 22 Title
August 31, 2020
Summary is not available.
There Was, Definitely
8. There Was, Definitely
August 24, 2020
Yuki loses himself in thought as he remembers a dark memory from his childhood.
Episode 20 Title
7. Episode 20 Title
August 17, 2020
Summary is not available.
Episode 19 Title
6. Episode 19 Title
August 10, 2020
Summary is not available.
Do You Wanna Kiss?
5. Do You Wanna Kiss?
August 3, 2020
Isuzu, the zodiac Horse, is determined to make change and seeks out Shigure for some answers.
You Will, I'm Sure of It
4. You Will, I'm Sure of It
July 27, 2020
Tohru and her classmates are in Kyoto for their school trip to create some lifelong memories.
Ask Him For Me
3. Ask Him For Me
July 20, 2020
Tohru takes it upon herself to venture into the Soma Estate where she meets someone unexpected.
See You Later
2. See You Later
July 13, 2020
Parent-teacher conferences to discuss career plans are underway, triggering various emotions in the students.
I Might as Well Die, Then...
1. I Might as Well Die, Then...
July 6, 2020
A family emergency comes up for Tohru, and Yuki starts to realize why Rin acts the way she does.
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket

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Fruits Basket is an anime produced by Studio Deen in Japan. It is based on the manga written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. Fruits Basket follows the story of cheerful high school student Tohru Honda. Through her kind and loving attitude, Tohru attempts to befriend and help each member of the strange and beautiful Sohma family.

After loosing her mother in a terrible car accident, Tohru is orphaned. Rather than becoming a burden on her grandfather, she decides to work part-time after school and live on her own in a tent in the woods. The property on which she ends up living belongs to the Sohma family. Although the Sohma family does not usually accept strangers and outsiders, they are struck by Tohru's charming personality. They immediately insist that she lives in their spacious home in exchange for cleaning and cooking.

Soon after moving in with Yuki, Kyo and Shigure Sohma, Tohru discovers why the Sohma family is so secretive. Thirteen members of the family are tormented by a rather unusual curse. Whenever a cursed family member is hugged by a member of the opposite gender, they transform into one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. Tohru immediately promises to keep the Sohma family secret; however, unbeknownst to Tohru, the Sohma's curse has a much darker side.

The cursed members of the Sohma family are not free to pursue their own lives or even find happiness. Akito Sohma is the head of the Sohma family, and he is possessive of the cursed Sohmas. As a result, he manipulates and controls them to keep them close to him. However, there is even more darkness to the curse, involving Kyo and the 13th zodiac. Kyo is possessed by the cat spirit. The cat spirit was cruelly excluded from the Chinese zodiac and suffers more than any of the other zodiacs. Despite the unpleasant reality of the true curse, Tohru accepts the challenge to help heal the Sohma family, even if it means facing a monster.Fruits Basket is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (70 episodes). The series first aired on July 5, 2001.

Fruits Basket is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Fruits Basket on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 5, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (5,265)