If you saw our recent post about the Fruits Basket stage play and felt the need to see the whole thing yourself, you’ll be able to do so very soon. Avex Pictures recently announced that the play will be streamed live worldwide on March 12 at 10:00pm Eastern Time and March 13 at 2:00am Eastern, followed by a stream with English subtitles on March 25.
Tickets are available from now through March 31—the stream is scheduled for March 25 but the archive will be available until the end of the day on the 31st—for the English-subtitled version. Signing up to view it will run you $30.
Avex Pictures proudly hosts the world-wide live stream of the stage adaptation of FRUITS BASKET on March 13th! The archive with English subtitles will also be available🎉
Matinee live (3/13)🎫: https://t.co/uktMnM4mA3
Archive with English subs (3/25)🎫: https://t.co/V7s6I2O7Ku pic.twitter.com/sy0uWQ78AO
— avex pictures (@AVEXpictures_) March 1, 2022
Featuring Nobuhiro Mori as writer and executive producer and Tarou Hasegawa as director, the play’s cast includes Ayano-Christie Yoshida as Tohru Honda, Naoya Kitagawa as Yuki Sohma, Shouhei Hashimoto as Kyo Sohma, Shougo Tamura as Hatsuharu Sohma, Ruiti Koga as Momiji Sohma, Yuna Sekine as Kagura Sohma and Yuto Adachi as Ritsu Sohma, among others.
Natsuki Takaya’s manga ran in the pages of Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine from 1998 to 2006, and all three seasons of the new anime adaptation streamed on Crunchyroll and Funimation as they aired. Here’s how Crunchyroll describes it:
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!