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|Fruits Basket Another|
|Rōmaji||Furūtsu Basuketto anazā|
|Genre||Fantasy, Shoujo, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life|
|English publisher||Yen Press|
|Original run||August 19, 2016 - March 20, 2019|
Fruits Basket Another (フルーツバスケット another, Furūtsu Basuketto anazā), also abbreviated as Furubana (フルバナ), is the sequel to the Fruits Basket manga series, written by the original series' author and illustrator, Natsuki Takaya.
Takaya launched the sequel manga on the free "HanaLaLa online" website in September 2015, a free digital-only manga publisher. However, it was moved to Hakusensha's Manga Park website and app in August 2017 along with the other HanaLaLa online manga. The first chapter of the sequel was released on the "HanaLaLa" website as a web-series on September 4, 2015.
The sequel is completed and has been compiled into a total of 3 tankōbon volumes, ending with 12 chapters. It focuses on a new character named Sawa Mitoma, who is able to change for the better as she feels the embrace of friendship and family from the next generation of the Sohma family, for the first time.
Yen Press picked up the license for the manga, the first volume being released on July 24, 2018.
Yen Press announced that they will released as a digital simulpub on May 5, 2020.
Fruits Basket Another takes place decades after the original story and features new characters.
The main protagonist is Sawa Mitoma, a very shy and self-conscious girl, who purposely avoids interaction with others because she fears she is nothing but a bother. When she enters her first year of high school at Kaibara Municipal High School, she instantly gets in trouble with a teacher, but she is saved by the "princely" Mutsuki Sohma. When Mutsuki asks Sawa to go to the student council room after school, she meets Hajime Sohma, another member of the Sohma family by accidentally stepping on his face.
The next day, she reunites with both Hajime and Mutsuki who help her deal with her landlord. Sawa starts crying in front of them because she feels like a burden. But, after both boys console her, Sawa asks to make up for injuring Hajime the day before. It is here that Mutsuki decides to make her a part of the student council. While Sawa is at first reluctant, in order to change herself, she agrees to join.
Although she has no knowledge about the Sohma Family and is uncertain to why Mutsuki and Hajime helped her out and didn't reject her, Sawa works hard to be less self-deprecating and begins building her self-esteem. As she begins interacting with the new generation of the Sohma’s that are loving and nurturing, they are able to help Sawa grapple with her demons and hope for a brighter future.
List of Volumes
|Fruits Basket Another, Volume 1||August 19, 2016 (JP)
July 24, 2018 (EN)
|ISBN 978-4592218517 (JP)|
ISBN 978-1975353391 (EN)
|Fruits Basket Another, Volume 2||September 20, 2017 (JP)
November 13, 2018 (EN)
|ISBN 978-4592218524 (JP)|
ISBN 9781975382247 (EN)
|Fruits Basket Another, Volume 3||March 20, 2019 (JP)
November 12, 2019 (EN)
|ISBN 9784592218531 (JP)|
ISBN 9781975358594 (EN)
- When the manga started, Takaya mentioned how the main cast (Tohru, Yuki, and Kyo) would not appear in the new series, but might be mentioned.
- Although Takaya is done with drawing Another she mentions that would still like to draw one-shots.
- The manga serialized irregularly, and Takaya once had not announced when the final chapter would debut.
- Using Kinu Sohma's age as a reference, Another likely takes place 22 years after the first series.