Jun Fukushima Joins Fruits Basket Anime's Cast as Makoto Takei (Updated)

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Kyle Hebert reprises role for English dub

The official website for the new anime of Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga announced on Saturday that Jun Fukushima (Yowamushi Pedal's Shōkichi Naruko, KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!'s Kazuma Satō) is joining the show's cast as the student council president Makoto Takei.

The official Twitter account for the anime revealed that Kyle Hebert is reprising the role of Makoto in the show's English dub.

The anime premiered in Japan on April 5. Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the anime as it airs. Funimation has also licensed the home video rights. Crunchyroll describes the anime's story:

Tohru Honda thought her life was headed for misfortune when a family tragedy left her living in a tent. When her small home is discovered by the mysterious Soma clan, she suddenly finds herself living with Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Soma. But she quickly learns their family has a bizarre secret of their own: when hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Zodiac!

The new anime has an entirely new Japanese cast and staff, as per Takaya's request. The anime will cover the entire manga's story.

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 Shindō (Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is drawing the character designs. Takaya herself is serving as executive supervisor.

Beverly is performing the opening theme song "Again," and Vickeblanka is performing the ending theme song "Lucky Ending."

Update: Added in information about English dub cast. Source: Fruits Basket anime's Twitter account

Sources: Fruits Basket anime's website, Comic Natalie

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