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Fruits Basket Anime Season 2 Unveils Theme Song Artists, Episode 1 Stills

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AmPm featuring Miyuna perform opening, THE CHARM PARK performs ending

The official website for the Fruits Basket 2nd Season anime announced the musical artists behind the anime's new theme songs on Friday. The masked unit AmPm featuring vocalist Miyuna perform the opening theme song “Prism” as their first anime theme song, while singer-songwriter and former Hemenway guitarist THE CHARM PARK, who lived in Los Angeles during high school and remembers watching the first "unforgetable" Fruits Basket anime then, performs the ending theme song “ad meliora.”

The website also posted stills from the first episode:

In Japan, the series will premiere on April 6 at 25:30 on TV Tokyo and TV Aichi, and then it will premiere on April 6 at 26:05 on TV Osaka. Takuya Eguchi joins the cast as Kakeru Manabe, and Ai Kakuma joins as Machi Kuragi.

Funimation will stream the English dub of the show. The company was planning to screen the first three episodes in select theaters in the United States on March 30 (English dub screenings) and March 31 (English-subtitled screenings). However, the United States government advised people on March 16 to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people for the next 15 days due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Similarly, the staff was planing an advance screening of the second season in Japan on March 28, but announce that the screening will not go forward due to COVID-19.

The anime's "1st Season" premiered in Japan in April 2019 and aired for 25 episodes. Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the first anime season as it aired.

The new anime adapts anime Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga. The adaptation has an entirely new Japanese cast and staff from the previous version, as per Takaya's request. The anime will cover the entire manga's story.

Yoshihide Ibata (Pikaia!!, FLCL Progressive) is returning to direct the new season at TMS Entertainment. Taku Kishimoto (Silver Spoon, Haikyu!!, 91 Days, Hanebad!) is again in charge of series scripts. Masaru Shindō (Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is back to designs the characters. Takaya herself serves as executive supervisor.

Sources: Fruits Basket anime's website, MoCA News, Funimation

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