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Fruits Basket Anime Season 2 Previewed in Promo Video (Updated)

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Upcoming plot developments for Yuki, Tohru, others teased for 2020

A special event for the new anime of Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga debuted a sneak-peek video for Fruits Basket 2nd Season on Saturday.

The video shows Yuki preparing to deal with the Sohma family's curse, and teases the appearance of the boy who gave Tohru her treasured cap. In the new season, Takuya Eguchi will play Kakeru Manabe, and Ai Kakuma will play Machi Kuraki.

The anime premiered in Japan on April 5, and the show's "Season 1" has a total of 25 episodes. Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the first anime season as it aired. Funimation has also licensed the home video rights. Funimation 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) directed the first season at TMS Entertainment. Taku Kishimoto (Silver Spoon, Haikyu!!, 91 Days, Hanebad!) was in charge of series composition. Masaru Shindō (Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) drew the character designs. Takaya herself served as executive supervisor.

Update: Replaced video with Funimation's subtitled version.

Source: Comic Natalie


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