Fruits Basket : Don’t you want to watch the weird family?

Fruits Basket

Hello, Anime fans! So I have brought you all the way here today to talk to you about one of my all time favorite anime’s. It’s funny, cute, happy, and sad all at the same time. I have to tell you though I cried at the end (@´_`@). Fruits Basket is an Anime and a Manga. The anime ran from July 2005, 2001 and the final episode aired on December 27, 2001. The first issue of the manga was released July 1998 to November 2006. There were 23 volumes all together with the final volume being released March 19, 2007.

So now onto our journey through Fruits Basket(フルーツバスケット).

 

Story

 

Fruits Basket is about a 16-year-old girl named Tohru Honda that has lost her mother to a car crash. Tohru decides to try and make it on here own living in a tent while her grandfather’s house is being renovated. She happens upon a house and was surprised to find out that it belonged to the most popular guy in school by the name of Yuki Sohma and his cousin Shigure. There is a secret that Yuki has to try and keep hidden from Tohru, the secret was soon revealed when Kyo, Yuki’s cousin crashed through the roof of Tohru’s bedroom and began to fight with Yuki. Tohru tried to stop them from fighting again but slipped onto Kyo and changed him into one of the Chinese Zodiac. When Tohru discovers the secret she promises not to say anything to anyone and help keep their secret. What is the family secret? Is Tohru able to keep the secret as she promised? It is up to you to find out………(LOL) I can’t give everything away, if I did then there would be no point in watching, right?

 

Main Characters

 

Fruits Basket Characters

Tohru Honda(center) – Main character. She is a cheerful person who lives in Sohma family. She is good at cooking and cleaning.

 

Yuki Sohma(right) – He is the popular boy at his school. To go to high school, he lives in Shigure’s house. He is possessed by a mouse.

 

Kyo Sohma(left) – Yuki’s cousin. He transferred his school to Tohru and Yuki’s school and he starts to live with them. Yuki and Kyo can’t get along with each other! He is possessed by a cat.

Fruits Basket Shigure

Shigure Sohma – Yuki’s cousin and guardian. He is a novelist who acts silly usually. He is possessed by a dog.

 

 

 

Fruits Basket Momiji

Momiji Sohma – Japanese and German’s half. He is good at playing a violin. He looks like he is a kid but actually a year younger than Tohru. He is possessed by a rabbit.

 

 

 

Fruits Basket Hatsuharu

Hatsuharu Sohma – He has a two personalities which is white and black. when he is normal, he is called white and so calm but when he gets mad, he is called black and  so aggressive. He is possesed by a ox.

Fruits Basket Kisa

Kisa Sohma – She is a junior high school student but she was bullied at her school. That caused her to not be able to speak to people. She is possessed by a tiger.

Fruits Basket Ritsu

Ritsu Sohma – He is a college student. He is a guy but he wears girl’s kimono. He is possessed by a monkey.

Fruits Basket Kagura

Kagura Sohma – She is a shy girl who is girly but when she gets excited, she becomes so aggressive. She like Kyo so much. She is possessed by a boar.

 

Fruits Basket Hatori

Hatori Sohma – He is a doctor who doesn’t laugh much. He has a sad past. He is possessed by a seahorse. He is supposed to be a dragon but in Japan, seahorse and one of dragon’s pronunciation is same so he has a complex that he doesn’t turn into a dragon.

Fruits Basket Ayame

Ayame Sohma – Yuki’s elder brother. Unlike Yuki, his personality is lively. He and Yuki can’t get along but it is not like they don’t want to get along. Ayame wants to get along with Yuki but he does things too much to Yuki. He is possesed by a snake.

Fruits Basket Hiro

Hiro Sohma – He is a young kid who has a bitter tongue. He has a feelings toward Kisa.  He is possessed by a sheep.

Fruits Basket Isuzu

Isuzu Sohma –  She won’t show up on anime. She is possessed by a horse.

Fruits Basket Kureno

Kureno Sohma – He won’t show up on anime. He is possessed by a cook.

How to find this anime

 

Anime Studio : Studio Deen

Episodes : 26 episodes

Fruits Basket: The Complete Series (Classic)

Fruits Basket: The Complete Series on Amazon

Fruits Basket, Vol. 1

Fruits Basket Manga on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

Opening and Ending songs

 

Opening

For Fruits Basket – Ritsuko Okazaki (For フルーツバスケット – 岡崎律子)

For Fruits Basket - Ritsuko Okazaki

For Fruits Basket – Ritsuko Okazaki from CD album Shiki

Ending

Chisana Inori – Ritsuko Okazaki (小さな祈り – 岡崎律子)

Chisana Inori - Ritsuko Okazaki

Chisana Inori – Ritsuko Okazaki from CD album Shiki

 

Mishi’s top picks for Otaku

 

Fruits Basket Anime Fabric Wall Scroll Poster (16" x 22") Inches. [WP]-Fruits Basket-67

Fruits Basket Wall Scroll

Fruits Basket Kyo Sohma 12" Neko Cat Anime Plush Animal Figure GE6019

Kyo Sohma LOL

Fruits Basket Tohru Honda Japanese Anime Cosplay Custume Made Customized Any Size

For cosplayer!

If you are searching Action Figure, Plush doll and more, here is the links of my favorite shops!
figure Plamoya

 

Tokyo Otaku Mode

 

My Review

 

Fruits Basket Recommendation Chart

I give this anime 5 stars. This anime was so well put together, for me I could feel the emotions that they were going through. This anime brought me in like I was right there in the anime, I couldn’t stop watching (looks around and whispers) I was addicted to this anime, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened in each episode. Fruits Basket really touched my heart, it also made me laugh, cry, and sometimes mad (lol). I found myself wanting to defend Tohru along with everyone else. Her friends Arisa and Saki, they both made me laugh so hard, especially when they would scare the Yuki fan club away. Kyo also touched my heart he was so misunderstood in my and I think just wanted to be accepted by someone. In my opinion, it is well worth the time to you, you will not be disappointed, don’t take just my word for it………it is for you to decide. Might I suggest that you grab a tissue box before you sit down to watch Fruits Basket, trust me you are going to need it (*^▽^*).

If you want to leave a comment you are more than welcome. I would like to hear how everyone else feels about this anime. I am not perfect so if I have left an important part out or you feel like something needs to be mentioned please send me an email or leave me a comment and I will fix or add. It has been great chatting with you about one of my favorite anime’s, I hope that it will become one of yours too.

If you are interested in Japanese Zodiac, I wrote the post about it.

Junishi(Japanese Zodiac) Do you want to know the history?

 

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