Fruits Basket

Japanese name: Fruits Basket
Japanese name: フルーツバスケット
English name: Fruits Basket
Dates: July 5, 2001-December 27, 2001
Broadcast time: Thursday, 6:00 pm (18:00)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Studio Deen
Production Company: NAS (Nihon Ad Systems), TV Tokyo
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Creator(s): Natsuki Takaya (manga)
Series Director: Akitaro Daichi
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Rika Nakase (story editor)
Art Director: Chikako Shibata
Character Designer(s): Akemi Hayashi
Animator(s): Akemi Hayashi (chief director)
Music: Seji Muto, Jun Abe
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yui Horie (Toru Honda), Aya Hisakawa (Yuki Soma), Tomokazu Seki (Kyo Soma), Ryotaro Okiayu (Shigure Soma), Yuka Imai (Arisa Uotani), Reiko Yasuhara (Saki Hanajima/Kyoko Honda), Kotono Mitsuishi (Kagura Soma), Ayaka Saitoh (Momiji Soma), Kazuhiko Inoue (Hatori Soma)
Genre(s): comedy, fantasy, personality transformation, animal characters, teenagers, high school
Home Video
United States: FUNimation (4 discs, box set)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Fruits Basket go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: June 28, 2008
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