It’s that time again where older anime are given the chance of a new adaption and in some cases to follow the manga more accordingly. This time it’s in the form of the classical and much appreciated Fruits Basket. Directed by Akitaro Daichi, Fruits Basket anime series was last animated and produced by Studio Deen with the completion of twenty-six episodes.
Tooru Honda is a high school freshman who is having a serious bout of misfortune. Not only was she recently orphaned with the tragedy of her mother’s death, but she also has nowhere to live and is currently residing in a tent! However, when her luck seems to be at its worst, she meets the Souma family and is invited to stay with them in exchange for taking care of the household chores. This brings Tohru to learn the secret of the clan: their members are possessed by animals from the Chinese Zodiac.
Don’t worry too much if you are unfamiliar with this series! If anything this might be a good thing for those who have never watched the older adaption. Natsuki Takaya the author of the beloved series first introduced Fruits Basket in the monthly Shoujo series Hana To Yume in 1998. After taking off with popularity it was issued its own series concluding it in 2006.
This actually meant the anime was still ongoing even whilst the manga didn’t end! Without spoiling anything the older version of the anime actually diverted from the manga and changed the storyline slightly. Characters weren’t developed enough and some didn’t even have any shine time!
This isn’t uncommon as there were times where anime had to be veered from what the manga artist wanted just because there wasn’t any content to follow. This was actually seen in the widely popular series Full Metal Alchemist. Due to not enough content the anime was forced to make its own ending. However, a few years later fans were given the chance to relive the manga in the anime form of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood.
As of right now there isn’t any information on whether it’s going be a complete reboot from the original anime or if it will a continuation to a season 2. What I can confirm to you Fruits Basket lovers is you will seeing your favourite characters back on screen!
I myself wasn’t a big fan of the anime mainly because I felt like it was rushed and it didn’t follow the manga. That isn’t to say I’m not looking forward to it! Who knows this might just be another Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood waiting to happen!
I’m super excited to see what’s in role for this anime! 2019 is already looking fun for Shoujo lovers and the year hasn’t even begun! What do you think? Are you happy about this news?
Do you think it will do better than the original anime? And do you want a complete reboot or a continuation of the previous anime?
Let me know what you think!