In the latest February issue of Newtype magazine that was released in Japan on January 10, it was revealed that that the new anime adaptation of Fruits Basket is slated to premiere in Japan in April. Funimation will also be streaming the anime for the West via FunimationNow and have the rights to the release the anime on home video.
It was announced last year on the official website of Hana to Yume magazine confirming of a new anime adaptation of the popular Fruits Basket manga created by Natsuki Takaya. The text in the announcement image says “Zenpen”, meaning “the entire story”.
The Fruits Basket manga series was released in the magazine back in 1998 and ended in 2006. It was released in English by Tokyopop and was re-released in 12 omnibus volumes by Yen Press in 2016.
The story centers on an ordinary high school girl named Tohru Honda who was forced to move out after a tragedy in the family and had no choice but to live in a tent. Little did she know that she actually stepped into the land owned by the Sohma clan. After she was offered to stay at their residence, she found out the Sohma’s family secret of turning themselves into animals based on their Chinese Zodiac when touched by the opposite sex.
Source: Anime News Network
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