Fruits Basket: The Complete manga series by Natsuki Takaya

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Fruits Basket is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya.

The Story of Fruits Basket

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out…into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn’t long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own–when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!

Fruits Basket Manga Reading List

Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition

Originally, Fruits Basket was collected into 23 volumes, and released by Tokyopop. The series was re-licensed by Yen Press following Tokyopop stopping publication. The manga series is now available in twelve omnibuses, forming the Collector’s Edition:

Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 2
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 3
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 4
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 5
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 6
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 7
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 8
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 9
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 10
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 11
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 12

Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc

Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc is a short spin-off available on Digital and taking place around the same time as the last chapter of the manga.

Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc #1
Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc #2
Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc #3

Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2 #1
Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2 #2
Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2 #3

Fruits Basket Another, the Sequel

Fruits Basket Another is a sequel that takes place decades after the original story and features new characters.

Fruits Basket Another, Volume 1
Fruits Basket Another, Volume 2
Fruits Basket Another, Volume 3
Fruits Basket Another, Volume 4

Fruits Basket, the Anime Watching List

Fruits Basket (2001 Anime)

Fruits Basket was first adapted as an anime series in 2001, at a time when the manga publication was ongoing. The author was also cut from the process and hates this version (you’ve been warned!)

These 2001 anime choose to put more emphasis on the humor. As it only adapts around 40 chapters of the manga, some plots elements and characterizations are different.

The 2001 Fruits Basket Anime is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Fruits Basket (2019 Anime)

A faithful adaptation of the manga was aired between 2019 and 2021, covering the all story in three seasons, for a total of 63 episodes.

Fruits Basket 2019 anime is available on Blu-Ray/DVD:
Fruits Basket Season One Part One
Fruits Basket Season One Part Two
Fruits Basket Season Two Part One
Fruits Basket Season Two Part Two
Fruits Basket The Final Season

And also:
Fruits Basket Season One The Complete Series.

Fruits Basket: Prelude (2022)

Fruits Basket: Prelude is a Japanese movie based on the manga series. The movie consists of a 30 minutes recap of the 2019 anime adaptation, followed by a prequel story centered on Tohru’s parents and an epilogue story.

Fruits Basket: Prelude is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

About the author of Fruits Basket

Born Nana Hatake, Natsuki Takaya is a Japanese manga artist born and raised in Tokyo. She made her debut in 1992 and her works have been regularly published in Hana to Yume magazine.

Published from 1998 to 2006, Fruits Basket is one of the best-selling shōjo manga series of all time. It was followed by a sequel Fruits Basket Another (2015-2019) and the spin-off Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc (2019-2020).

She is also the creator of Phantom Dream (1994-1997), Tsubasa: Those with Wings (1995-1998), and Twinkle Stars (2007-2011)

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