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Kent Williams, Elizabeth Maxwell & Jad Saxton Boards The ‘Fruits Basket’ Anime Remake

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When a member of the Sohma family is embraced by a person of the opposite gender, they transform into an animal of the Chinese Zodiac!

The upcoming Fruits Basket complete anime series is getting closer by the day and we learned recently that the series is set for spring 2019 debut in April. With Funimation involved in the simulcast with a simuldub planned, we learned already that Caitlin Glass will be serving as the ADR director and now we know that three more that have joined the project. Kent Williams has come on as Hatori Soma, Elizabeth Maxwell as Arisa Uotani, and Jad Saxton as Saki Hanajima. Check out the announcement tweets below that also has some fun Q&A pieces to it with them.

The theatrical screening limited event is planned for a March 26th and 27th premiere with the subtitled premiere first and the dub premiere the second day.

The English cast includes Laura Bailey as Tohru Honda, Eric Vale as Yuki Soma, Jerry Jewel as Kyo Soma, John Burgmeier as Shigura Soma, Tia Ballard as Kagura Soma, Mikaela Krantz as Momiji Krantz, Justin Cook as Hatsuharu Soma, Kent Williams as Hatori Soma, Elizabeth Maxwell as Arisa Uotani, and Jad Saxton as Saki Hanajima

It is fairly amusing in that we get original creator Natsuki Takaya talking about how she wanted the remake in Japan to come forward with an all-new cast but the bulk of cast announcements here brings back the same actors as the original adaptation.

The new series has Yoshihide Ibata directing based on the series composition by Taku Kishimoto. Masaru Shindo is handling the character designs with TMS Entertainment handling the production.

The Japanese cast includes Manaka Iwami as Tohru Honda, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Yuki Sohma, Yūma Uchida as Kyo Sohma, Yūichi Nakamura as Shigure Sohma, Atsumi Tanezaki as Arisa Uotani, Satomi Satou as Saki Hanajima, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Hatori Sōma, Maaya Sakamoto as Akito Sohma, and Takahiro Sakurai as Ayame Sōma

Check out our review of the original series.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

The manga began in 1998 and an anime adaptation was produced in 2001 that ran for twenty-six episodes. The main manga wrapped up in 2006 and Fruits Basket Another kicked off in 2015 and has three volumes. The original series ran for twenty-three volumes which Yen Press has put out in omnibus editions.

Plot concept: When a member of the Sohma family is embraced by a person of the opposite gender, they transform into an animal of the Chinese Zodiac! A young girl stumbles upon their hidden secret and life at the Sohma house changes forever! Young Tohru Honda must promise the secret will remain her own… or face the consequences!


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