For many, Fruits Basket was beloved anime and manga series that drew them in through the intricate family drama and romance between various members of a cursed family and the outside world, especially an orphaned girl named Tohru. Now fans have something to look forward to – the upcoming edition of Hana to Yume magazine lists a new Fruits Basket adaptation.
Yes, according to Anime News Network, the manga by Natsuki Takaya will be getting another TV adaptation sometime in the near future. Unfortunately, we don’t know very much beyond that, given that the magazine won’t be shipping out until November 20th. However, given the Tayaka reportedly hated the original anime to stop any second seasons from happening, it is likely that the original studio, Studio Deen, will not be working on the project.
For those who have never seen the show, here’s a brief synopsis from My Anime List:
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?
Will this series be able to better adapt the manga? How much of a role will Takaya play in this new run? And when can we expect to see some episodes? Hopefully, we will have to those answers once the magazine comes out on November 20th.