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.
ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
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Fruits Basket is a shojo romance with low fantasy elements that does a somewhat better job then the average of its brood out there. But beyond that, it still leaves a lot to be desired... read more
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
|Fruits Basket||1998||Original Manga|