Fruits Basket (TV)
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The kanji on the wall in the main room changes everytime and it has no significant meaning eg. one of the symbols means "foot/leg"
Winner of the "Best Theme Song Award" at the 7th Animation Kobe (2002) for Ritsuko Okazaki's "For Fruits Basket"
Director Akitaro Daichi and original author Natsuki Takaya clashed quite often during production of the series. Takaya reportedly wanted a big name actor casted for the lead role, something Daichi usually does not like doing. Takaya also expressed issues with the animation director and character designer.
Laura Bailey wanted to sing the opening song, "For Fruits Basket". However that song went to Meredith McCoy, and Laura ended up singing the ending song "Small Prayer" instead.
Jamie Marchi's first anime role.
Chris Sabat originally tried out for the role of Hatori Soma but was convinced by Justin Cook to try out for the role of Ayame Soma.
In Episode 16, while at the cabin, Shigure mentions "This is the sort of cabin Jason may show up," while horror music is playing in the background. This is a reference to Jason Voorhees of the Friday the 13th franchise.
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