Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket is an anime series in the Fruits Basket franchise
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Fruits Basket is a story that consist of a girl in need after her mothers death. so she forms a relationship with the Somahs. In the Somah household they have a dark secret that they cannot allow the girl to know.


Fruits Basket tells the story of Tohru Honda and how she is getting by in life after the death of her mother. Even though she moves in with her grandfather, she tries to live by herself in a tent and even takes up a part time job all while managing to go to school. However, she finds out quickly that the land she's been living off of belongs to the estate of one of her classmates, Yuki Sohma and his cousin Shigure Sohma. They agree to let her stay in their house in exchange for housekeeping and cleaning. Things seem to be working out well until a distant member of the family, Kyo Sohma, comes by and causes trouble for the group. After a brief fight, Tohru bumps into the three men as they turn into a rat, dog, and cat respectively.

After some explaining, Tohru is told that the members of the Sohma clan are cursed by the Gods and when someone of the opposite sex hugs them, they will turn into a different animal of the Chinese zodiac. Hence the reason Yuki turned into a rat, Shigure a dog, and Kyo a cat. Even though the cat is not an official part of the Chinese zodiac, myths state that the cat was supposed to be the thirteenth zodiac but was tricked by the rat. As a result of this, Kyo thinks that if he can somehow defeat Yuki, he will be a legitmate member of the Sohma family and does not have to be an outcast. After Tohru is told all of this, the head of the Sohma family Akito allows her to live with the cousins at their home so long as she continues to keep their curse a secret.

The series highlights different aspects of the different members of the household as Tohru meets with each of the cursed Sohmas. She learns about their struggles with family, alienation from society, not to mention the somewhat psychotic leadership under Akito in the Sohma family. However, Tohru works with each member to get to know them and help them carry the burden of their curse in order to make their lives somewhat whole again even with a curse looming on their shoulders.

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Natsuki Takaya

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Name Fruits Basket
Name: Furūtsu Basuketto
Romaji: フルーツバスケット
Publisher FUNimation
Start Year 2001
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