Fruits Basket is a shojo manga series that ran from 1998 to 2006, that’s an impressive 23 volumes. It then had a 2001 anime series, that was later remade and ran again in 2019.
Shojo manga are typically aimed at teenage girls but has all the same weird and wonderful story quirks of other fantasy or sci-fi stories. In the case of Fruits Baskets, we follow Tohru Honda, who lives with the Soma clan.
The Soma has a strange secret. Whenever they are hugged by a person of a different gender, then they turn into one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
That lineup, though, hints at more to come and Fruits Basket season 2 has been confirmed as one of the new titles.
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