Fruits Basket Manga Gets New Spin-off Anime, Stage Play in 2022

The official website for the anime adaptation of Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket manga announced that the series is getting a new anime titled Kyо̄ko to Katsuya no Monogatari (Kyо̄ko and Katsuya’s Story). The anime is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2022. 

The anime will focus on Tohru’s parents, Kyо̄ko and Katsuya. The website did not list the anime’s format. Additionally, the website also announced that a stage play based on the manga will debut in 2022. A 6-minute video was also released to commemorate the 13th and final episode of Fruits Basket: The Final Season.

The anime’s first season premiered in April 2019 and aired for 25 episodes. Fruits Basket 2nd Season premiered in April 2020 and also aired for 25 episodes. Fruits Basket: The Final Season premiered on April 5 and ended on June 28 with its 13th episode. Funimation and Crunchyroll both streamed the anime as it aired.

Crunchyroll describes the anime as:

Tohru Honda thought her life was headed for misfortune when a family tragedy left her living in a tent. When her small home is discovered by the mysterious Soma clan, she suddenly finds herself living with Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Soma. But she quickly learns their family has a bizarre secret of their own: when hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Zodiac!

Sources: Fruits Basket anime’s website, Twitter account

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