Fruits Basket announces 'The Story of Kyoko and Katsuya' anime for 2022 release

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 29, 2021 at 1:55 AM PHT (GMT+8)

The Fruits Basket timeline continues... backward? It was announced on Tuesday, after the final episode broadcast of the final season of Natsuki Takaya's 'Fruits Basket' TV anime series in Japan, that another anime from the franchise is currently in production for its 2022 release. The anime with still an unknown format titled "The Story of Kyoko and Katsuya (Kyoko to Katsuya no Monogatari)' will focus on the relationship between Kyoko and Katsuya, the late parents of Tohru Honda. No other details were revealed as of writing.

A teaser footage announcing the new anime project was revealed at the end of the ending credits of the third and final episode of Fruits Basket The Final Season. The ending credits video serving as the series' as a thank-you commemorative video was also posted on the official YouTube channel of Avex Pictures.

The final season of the Fruits Basket series was aired from April 6 to June 29, 2021 with 13 episodes. The cast and staff of the previous seasons (Seasons 1 and 2) reprised their roles for the final season of the Fruits Basket series. It was animated by animation studio TMS Entertainment with the direction of Yoshihide Ibata. The scripts were written by Taku Kishimoto and the character designs were handled by Yu Shindo. Masaru Yokoyama served as the music composer and the original series author Natsuki Takaya supervised the production.

The series is based from the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in Hakusensha's semi-monthly Japanese shoujo manga magazine Hana to Yume from 1998 to 2006.


Fruits Basket, sometimes abbreviated Furuba, 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. As she learns more about Yuki, Kyo, and the rest of the mysterious Soma family, Tohru also learns more about herself and how much others care for her. (from Wiki)

Source: Fruits Basket Official JP Twitter