The second season of TV anime “Fruits Basket” (フルーツバスケット) will enter the 2nd cour on 6th July 2020. A new key visual and PV has been revealed.
The PV also gives a sneak preview of the series’ climax as Tohru struggles to break the curse of the Soma family, even with the obstruction of Akito Sohma (CV: Maaya Sakamoto). It also builds up the tension when Akito pushes Isuzu Soma (CV: Aki Toyosaki) out of the window.
Singer songwriter Asako Toki (土岐麻子) performs the 2nd cour’s opening song “HOME”, while pop band MONKEY MAJIK performs the ending song “Eden.”
▼ CD cover of “Eden”
The story centers on Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that twelve members of the Sohma 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 zodiacal spirit.
As the series progresses, Tohru learns of the hardships and pain faced by the afflicted Sohmas, and through her own generous and loving nature, helps heal their emotional wounds.
▼ Screenshots of the 14th episode
▍Staff and Production
The staff reprises their roles from the first season. The series is produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Yoshihide Ibata (井端義秀). Taku Kishimoto (岸本卓) is handling series composition, while Masaru Shindou (進藤優) is in charge of character designs.
▍ Characters and Cast
■ Tohru Honda (本田 透) – CV: Manaka Iwami (石見 舞菜香)
■ Yuki Sohma (草摩 由希) – CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki (島﨑 信長)
■ Kyo Sohma (草摩 夾) – CV: Yuma Uchida (内田雄馬)
■ Shigure Sohma (草摩 紫呉) – CV: Yuichi Nakamura (中村 悠一)
■ Kagura Sohma (草摩 楽羅) – CV: Rie Kugimiya (釘宮 理恵)
■ Momiji Sohma (草摩 紅葉) – CV: Megumi Han (潘 めぐみ)
■ Hatori Sohma (草摩 はとり) – CV: Kazuyuki Okitsu (興津 和幸)
■ Hatsuharu Sohma (草摩 溌春) – CV: Makoto Furukawa (古川 慎)
■ Ayame Sohma (草摩 綾女) – CV: Takahiro Sakurai (櫻井 孝宏)
■ Kisa Sohma (草摩 杞紗) – CV: Reina Ueda (上田 麗奈)
■ Hiro Sohma (草摩 燈路) – CV: Yō Taichi (大地 葉)
■ Ritsu Sohma (草摩 利津) – CV: Kengo Kawanishi (河西健吾)
■ Isuzu Soma (草摩 依鈴) – CV: Aki Toyosaki (豊崎愛生)
■ Kureno Soma (草摩 紅野) – CV: Yūichirō Umehara (梅原裕一郎)
■ Akito Sohma (草摩 慊人) – CV: Maaya Sakamoto (坂本 真綾)
■ Arisa Uotani (魚谷 ありさ) – CV: Atsumi Tanezaki (種﨑 敦美)
■ Saki Hanajima (花島 咲) – CV: Satomi Satō (佐藤 聡美)
■ Kakeru Manabe (真鍋 翔) – CV: Takuya Eguchi (江口拓也)
■ Machi Kuragi (倉伎 真知) – CV: Ai Kakuma (加隈亜衣)