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Fruits Basket (フルーツバスケット Furūtsu Basuketto), sometimes abbreviated Furuba or Fruba (フルバ), is a Japanese anime series based on the shōjo manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. An anime adaptation by Studio Deen and directed by Akitaro Daichi ran for 26 episodes from July 5, 2001 to December 27, 2001.

Synopsis

Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Yuki Sohma, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family hold a curse; if they are hugged by the opposite gender, they transform into animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Everyday is an adventure for sweet Tohru, as she gets to know everyone in the large family better, in both common and bizarre situations. But, the Sohma Family curse is certainly no laughing matter... it also holds horrible cruelity and heartbreak.

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Main Characters
Tohru Honda.png Tohru Honda Yui Horie Laura Bailey
Yuki Sohma.png Yuki Sohma Aya Hisakawa Eric Vale
Yuki Sohma Rat.png
Yuki Sohma Young.png Kate Bristol
(young)
Kyo Sohma.png Kyo Sohma Tomokazu Seki Jerry Jewell
Kyo Sohma Cat.png
Kyo Sohma Young.png Kyōsuke Ikeda
(young)
Avery Rice Williams
Shigure Sohma.png Shigure Sohma Ryōtarō Okiayu John Burgmeier
Shigure Dog.png
Sohma Family
Zodiacs
Kagura Sohma.png Kagura Sohma Kotono Mitsuishi Meredith McCoy
Kagura Boar.png
Momiji Sohma.png Momiji Sohma Ayaka Saitō Kimberly Grant
Momiji Rabbit.png
Hatori Sohma.png Hatori Sohma Kazuhiko Inoue Kent Williams
Hatori Dragon.png
Hatsuharu Sohma.png Hatsuharu Sohma Akio Suyama Justin Cook
Hatsuharu Ox.png
Hatsuharu Young.png Akemi Okamura
(young)
Joshua Huber
Ayame Sohma.png Ayame Sohma Mitsuru Miyamoto Christopher Sabat
Ayame Snake.png
Kisa Sohma.png Kisa Sohma Kaori Nazuka Kate Bristol
Kisa Tiger.png
Hiro Sohma.png Hiro Sohma Yuriko Fuchizaki Aaron Dismuke
Hiro Sheep.png
Ritsu Sohma.png Ritsu Sohma Miina Tominaga Mike McFarland
Ritsu Monkey.png
Ritsu Sohma Young.png Sarah Hussey
(young)
Akito Sohma.png Akito Sohma Murasaki Wakaba Chad Cline
Akito Sohma Young.png Yuka Imai
(young)
Aaron Dismuke
Other Members
Kazuma Sohma.png Kazuma Sohma Norihiro Inoue Dameon Clarke
Kazuma Young.png Miki Machii
(young)
Heaven Tubbs
Kazuma's Grandfather.png Kazuma's Grandfather Isamu Sugaya Brad Jackson
Kana Sohma.png Kana Sohma Haruhi Terada Libby Smith
Okami Sohma.png Okami Sohma Junko Yamamoto Julie Mayfield
Kyos Mother.png Kyo's Mother Miki Nagasawa Wendy Powell
Kyo's Father.png Kyo's Father ¿? E. Bailey
Kisa's Mother.png Kisa's Mother Haruhi Terada Cynthia Cranz
Momiji's Mother.png Momiji's Mother Azusa Nakao Elise Baughman
Momiji's Father.png Momiji's Father Toshihiko Seki E. Bailey
Umihara High School
Arisa Uotani.png Arisa Uotani Yuka Imai Parisa Fakhri
Saki Hanajima.png Saki Hanajima Reiko Yasuhara Daphne Gere
Makoto Takei.png Makoto Takei Yūji Ueda Kyle Hebert
Teacher.png Teacher Yoshiaki Matsumoto Sonny Strait
Prince Yuki Fan Club
Motoko Minagawa.png Motoko Minagawa Kaori Shimizu Jamie Marchi
Minami Kinoshita.png Minami Kinoshita Harumi Asai Libby Smith
Mio Yamagishi.png Mio Yamagishi Yūki Kajita Kasey Buckley
Mai Gotou.png Mai Gotou Kaoru Suzuki Meredith McCoy
Rika Aida.png Rika Aida Miwa Matsumoto Elise Baughman
Other Characters
Kyoko Honda.png Kyoko Honda Reiko Yasuhara Julie Mayfield
Tohru's Grandfather.png Tohru's Grandfather Hiroshi Masuoka Brice Armstrong
Megumi Hanajima.png Megumi Hanajima Omi Minami Hollie Townson
Mitsuru Mii.png Mitsuru / Mii Akemi Okamura Cynthia Cranz
Mine Kuramae.png Mine Kuramae Miki Takahashi Amber Cotton

Episodic Characters

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episodes
Tohru's Aunt.png Tohru's Aunt Keiko Kōmyōji Cynthia Cranz 5
Tohru's Male Cousin.png Tohru's Cousin Masahito Yabe Chris Cantrell 5
Tohru's Female Cousin.png Tohru's Cousin Kaoru Suzuki Kasey Buckley 5
Head Chef.png Head Chef Masahito Yabe Antimere Robinson 12
Motoko's Mother.png Motoko's Mother Kazuyo Aoki Brad Jackson 22

Additional Voices

Music

  • Opening: "For Furūtsu Basuketto" ("For Fruits Basket")
Produced by: Carl Finch
Vocals: Meredith McCoy
  • Ending: "Chiisana Inori" ("Little Prayer")
Produced by: Carl Finch
Vocals: Laura Bailey

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
FUNimation Channel United States United States

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
FUNimation Entertainment 2002-2003 DVD.jpg The Complete Series 1
NTSC
United States United States
4 Volumes
2004 The Complete Series
4 Discs
2007 The Complete Series
4 Volumes
The Complete Series
4 Discs
2009 The Complete Series
4 Discs
2011 The Complete Series
5 Discs
2014 The Complete Series
4 Discs
2017 BD The Complete Series A
DVB-T
4 Discs

See Also

External Links

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