Fruits Basket

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  • TV-PG
  • 2001
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.9  (5,395)

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
See You Again Soon
13. See You Again Soon
June 28, 2021
Tohru, the Somas, and all of their friends prepare for the next chapters of their lives.
You Fought Well
12. You Fought Well
June 21, 2021
Akito makes a drastic choice that will affect the futures of the whole Soma family.
Goodbye
11. Goodbye
June 14, 2021
Kyo finally tells Tohru what he should have told her in the first place. And we finally hear the true, original zodiac story.
I Just Love Her
10. I Just Love Her
June 7, 2021
After a fight, Yuki and Kyo each figure out what they want to do next.
What's Your Name?
9. What's Your Name?
May 31, 2021
Yuki goes looking for Kyo. Tohru and Akito finally connect, but then they both get a shock.
I'm Disappointed in You
8. I'm Disappointed in You
May 24, 2021
Kyo and Tohru have a painful conversation.
That's Right, It's Empty
7. That's Right, It's Empty
May 17, 2021
Kyo has a nightmare about the mothers in his life. Akito and Ren are still dealing with Akira's death.
It Was So Foolish
6. It Was So Foolish
May 10, 2021
Kyo is thinking about the past. Tohru is thinking about the future. But they're both thinking about each other.
I Mean... You Know, Right?
5. I Mean... You Know, Right?
May 3, 2021
Momiji seems completely different this school year! He's got a taller body and a deeper voice, but has anything changed on the inside?
I'm... Home
4. I'm... Home
April 26, 2021
The Somas get increasingly worried when no one can find Rin.
I Hope It Snows Soon
3. I Hope It Snows Soon
April 19, 2021
A shocking rumor spreads about Machi. Love confessions are in the air, too: Kaibara High School's seniors are rushing to gain closure with their secret crushes before graduation.
That's an Unwavering Truth
2. That's an Unwavering Truth
April 12, 2021
Tohru isn't sure who to talk to, or how many secrets to keep. Meanwhile, one of Shigure's secrets begins coming to light.
I'll Hold Another Banquet
1. I'll Hold Another Banquet
April 5, 2021
As Season 3 begins, Tohru struggles to digest all the new information she's learned from Kureno.
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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 5 seasons (83 episodes). The series first aired on July 5, 2001.

Where to Watch Fruits Basket

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  (5,395)