Romance manga Fruits Basket is getting new anime series!!

Original design of the main cast from the 2001 series

As you may have heard by now, the fantasy romance series Fruits Basket is getting a new anime series in 2019. The series is scheduled to air on Tokyo TV and stream on FunimationNOW. Funimaton has acquired the right to the series, home releases and has shared a pair of visuals of the new animation and short info about the cast.

The new series will be directed by Yoshihide Ibata, who directed the anime parody “Attack on Titan: Junior High.” Taku Kishimoro (HANEBADO!) will be handling series composition and Masaru Shindou is handling character designs. The new series will cover the entire manga.

Fruits Basket is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. It was adapted into an anime series in 2001, airing from July 5 to December 27. The series follows the of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that twelve members of the Sohma family are possessed by the animals of the Chinese zodiac (十二支 Jūnishi) and are cursed to turn into their animal forms when they are weak, stressed, or when they are embraced by anyone of the opposite sex that is not possessed by a zodiacal spirit.