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Hana to Yume Magazine Briefly Lists New Anime for Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket Manga (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga previously inspired 26-episode anime in 2001

Update on November 15: The Hana to Yume magazine has removed the listing of the cover of this year's 24th issue that had listed a new anime adaptation for Fruits Basket. The official Twitter account for the magazine issued a statement on Wednesday that reads, "Regarding media adaptation news for Fruits Basket, please wait until an official announcement on November 20." [Via Nijimen]

ANN's original article is below.

The official website for Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine is listing the cover of this year's 24th issue of the magazine, which lists a new anime adaptation for Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga. The magazine will officially ship on November 20. The announcement image features the text "Zenpen," which means "the entire story."

Takaya serialized the original Fruits Basket manga in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine from 1998-2006. Tokyopop released the manga in English from 2004 to 2009, and Yen Press re-released the manga in 12 updated omnibus volumes beginning in June 2016. Yen Press describes the story:

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out...into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own--when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!

The original manga inspired a television anime adaptation in 2001.

Takaya launched a sequel manga titled Fruits Basket Another on the free "HanaLaLa online" website in September 2015, but it moved to Hakusensha's Manga Park website and app in August 2017 along with the other HanaLaLa online manga. Takaya plans to end the manga in its next chapter, but also plans to draw one-shots for the manga afterward. The third volume will be the final volume.

The manga takes place after Tohru has graduated high school, and it features a girl named Sawa who has just entered high school.

Source: Hana to Yume's website

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