Fruits Basket

TV (26 eps)
4.051 out of 5 from 25,627 votes
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Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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DiaRiles's avatar by DiaRiles on Feb 21, 2011
Score: 9/10

Overall, this is a great anime.  It has an unusual plot, with humans turning into the zodiac animals, and is a slice-of-life type anime with that twist.  The animation is clean and I noticed no sound issues.  I liked the majority of voice actors cast (dub).  The characters in this series are fantastic.  There's so many different players that you're bound to find someone you like if you... read more

GunarmDyne's avatar by GunarmDyne on Jan 14, 2010
Score: 9/10

Over the years people have told me that there are two series that are "must see" that involve people transforming into animals via some unusual means: Ranma 1/2 and Fruits Basket. I first got into the former title years ago, had the opportunity to read the entire run of the manga, and even wrote several fanfics that inspired original characters who I still use today. Fruits Basket didn't come... read more

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