After months of waiting, we finally get more information on the new Fruits Basket TV anime. The February issue of Monthly Newtype magazine has revealed that the new anime will premiere sometime in April 2019. This new anime will have a new staff and cast per request from mangaka Natsuki Takaya.
The new cast comprises of:
- Manaka Iwami as Tohru Honda
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Yuki Sohma
- Yuuma Uchida as Kyo Sohma
- Yuuichi Nakamura as Shigure Sohma
The original anime premiered in July 2001 and ended its run in December of the same year. This would make this new anime premiering almost 20 years after the previous one aired. Previously, DEEN adapted the manga into a 24-episode TV anime. Now, TMS Entertainment is taking over the adaptation, with Yoshihide Ibata directing it. As for the character designs, Masaru Shindou is designing the characters, while Takaya-sensei herself is serving as executive supervisor. Source: Monthly Newtype magazine Feb 2019 issue