Fruits Basket is finally getting an anime reboot and it will be a complete adaptation of the manga!
Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine made the announcement, with confirmation that it will tell the manga’s entire story. Natsuki Takaya originally launched Fruits Basket in Hana to Yume in 1998, and she would later write Fruits Basket Another for the HanaLaLa Online website.
Fruits Basket follows Tohru Honda, a high school girl who keeps a sunny disposition despite a personal tragedy. She lives in a tent that is pitch on land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan — members of their family turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac when touched by the opposite sex.
Studio Deen produced a 26-episode adaptation in 2001. Takaya has publically condemned the previous adaptation for its litany of changes, and she even went as far to block Studio Deen from working on additional entries.
Due to her public fued, it’s safe to say that Studio Deen won’t be working on the new Fruits Basket anime. Hakusensha will share more production details at a later time.