Fruits Basket World Exhibition Will Celebrate 30 Years Of Author’s Career

The romance manga series has printed over 30 million copies worldwide.


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of author Natsuki Takaya‘s debut, the official website for the Fruits Basket anime franchise has announced a special exhibition, “Fruits Basket World Exhibition” focusing on the 30 years of the author’s artistist career.

“Fruits Basket World Exhibition” will take place at the Seibu Ikebukuro Department Main Store’s Seibu Gallery in Tokyo from November 11 to 24, 2021.

The exhibition will feature original color drawings, manga manuscripts, and other materials by Takaya from her debut to the present with a focus on Fruits Basket. The works on display will include Fruits Basket (1998-2006) with its latest TV anime series (2019-), Fruits Basket Another (2015-2019), Phantom Dream (1994-1997), Tsubasa: Those with Wings (1995-1998), Twinkle Stars (2007-2011), and Liselotte & Witch’s Forest (2011-2013).

Furuba will get a new anime in 2022 titled Kyо̄ko to Katsuya no Monogatari (Kyо̄ko and Katsuya’s Story). The upcoming anime will center on the backstory of Tohru’s parents Kyо̄ko and Katsuya, which the 2019-2021 series did not adapt. The website did not declare the format or length of the anime.

Fruits Basket tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Soma, learns that twelve members of the Soma family are possessed by the animals of the Chinese zodiac and are cursed to turn into their animal forms when they are weak, stressed, or when they are embraced by anyone of the opposite sex that is not possessed by a spirit of the zodiac. As the series progresses, Tohru learns of the hardships and pain faced by the afflicted members of the Soma family, and through her own generous and loving nature, helps heal their emotional wounds.

Source: Furuba Exhibition Official Website

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