A character rather than plot based manga about sixteen year old Tohru Honda, who lives with the Sohma family after her mother's death. She discovers the Sohma family secret, that they are possessed by the 13 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, and when they become weak or get hugged by someone of the opposite sex, they turn into their Zodiac animal. Tohru becomes friends and helps over come fears and troubles with all of them.
There are an awful lot of main characters, and you can divide them into separate catergories, cursed and non cursed.
The Cursed catergory is...
Sohma Akito-God Figure
Sohma Ren-Akito's mother
Uotani Arisa (Uo-chan)
Hanajima Saki (Hana-chan)
A very interesting manga with deep characters that you feel pain, happiness, and sorrow for.
Kyo ends up with Tohru, deal with it, Yukiru fans. :D
The manga > The anime
The anime is stupid, and ends after 26 episodes, and only goes up to book 8. There are 20 (at least) Fruits Basket books published in Japan.
Fruits Basket is published twice every month in Hana To Yume.
Thank you Takaya-sensei.
I love Fruits Basket.
An anime voted, called, and said to be one of the best ever.
Fullmetal Alchemist got voted 3rd out of 200 on http://www.animenfo.com/
In response to the question of which is better, Inuyasha or Fullmetal Alchemist, Inuyasha pales in comparison to Fullmetal Alchemist as a series that is dragged on, has pointless characters, over used humor, repetative plot, pointless filler and OAV episodes, poor endings and dubbing, sometimes shoddy animation, over used fight scences, and you get bored and can never quite finish watching all 300 some epsodes, while Fullmetal Alchemist has a mear 51 and has an interesting and absorbing plot, explained characters, well paced, and execellent animation, and interesting voices and a seamless intergration of drama, humor, and horror.
Therefore, a better anime than Inuyasha.
And I've seen both.
Inuyasha is for anime wannabes.
Go watch some real anime like Hellsing, Evangelion, or Fullmetal Alchemist.