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Fruits Basket Another Manga Might Be Concluded

It appears that Fruits Basket Another, a manga spinoff of the very successful Fruits Basket, has come to an end. According to Anime News Network, creator Natsuki Takaya tweeted this information, saying she “currently has no plans to write a story from the point of view of the ‘adults and parents’ in the series, even though she acknowledged jokingly that writing the story from the point of view of the parents probably would have been easier.”

Like the spinoff Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers, Another has been receiving simultaneous digital releases through Yen Press. Likewise, Yen Press picked up the original Fruits Basket manga after its initial American publisher, TOKYOPOP, went under. Fruits Basket is one of the most popular shojo manga of all time, and even if this spinoff has come to a close, it doesn’t mean there aren’t other outlets for your Fruits Basket cravings.

Here’s how publisher Yen Press sums up the manga:

Sawa Mitoma, a nervous, skittish girl who prefers minimal human contact, has just started high school, and it’s already not going well…until she meets the “it” boys-the “prince-like” Mutsuki and the sharp-tongued Hajime. But little does she know, they’re Sohmas!? It’s Fruits Basket…again!

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.