The exciting reveal included new key art from the show and the first casting announcements. The series will include Manaka Iwami as Tohru Honda, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Yuki Sohma, Yuma Uchida as Kyo Sohma, and Yuichi Nakamura as Shigure Sohma and will be directed by Yoshihide Ibata. The manga has a huge following and covers 23 volumes which are still regularly in print ten years after the series first finished, and we're sure fans will charmed by this first glimpse.
Funimation interviewed the manga's creator and show supervisor, Natsuki Takaya who is clearly incredibly excited about the new project and shared some of her thoughts. "Creating art that people can truly care about is an overwhelming challenge. When it happens, I feel as grateful for it as I would for a miracle.I wish for them to maintain their respect for the previous work, while on top of that creating the kind of work that will newly touch as many people as possible. Iâ€™ll be a viewer just like the rest of you when the broadcast begins, and Iâ€™m looking forward to it."We cannot wait to see Fruits Basket back on our screens! Will you be checking out the new adaptation when it hits next year? Make sure to hit up the comments and let us know!
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