New Fruits Basket Anime Premieres in April
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Newtype magazine revealed on January 10 that the new television anime adaptation for Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga will premiere in Japan in April.
The new anime will have an entirely new cast and staff, as per Takaya's request. The new anime will cover the entire manga's story.
The anime will air in Japan on TV Tokyo, and Funimation will stream the series on FunimationNow. Funimation has also licensed the home video rights.
Yoshihide Ibata (Pikaia!!, FLCL Progressive) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Taku Kishimoto (Silver Spoon, Haikyu!!, 91 Days, Hanebad!) is in charge of series composition. Masaru Shindou (Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is drawing the character designs. Takaya herself is serving as executive supervisor.
Source: Monthly Newtype February issue