Fruits Basket’s Kakeru Manabe and Machi Kuragi Previewed Ahead of April 6 TV Anime Premiere

Season 1 of Fruits Basket streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired

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With the second season of Fruits Basket hitting airwaves the next calendar month, two new – very important – characters that will be appearing in this season were previewed after previously announcing who will be voicing the members of the student council.


Takuya Eguchi (Hachiman Hikigaya in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) as Kakeru Manabe

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Ai Kakuma (Makomo in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Machi Kuragi

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Takuya Eguchi said in a comment that he read the original manga for Fruits Basket in junior high school and that what he loves about voicing Manabe is his “MAX fighting spirit” but also found that to be challenging. Ai Kakuma re-read the series when she was offered the part after becoming a fan of the series as a student. Kakuma recognized while re-reading that Fruit’s Basket “was a story about empathy and increasing depth” that only was more noticeable with “as [she] gained various experiences” as an adult.



Crunchyroll streamed the first season of Fruits Basket as it aired last year. The second season of Fruits Basket will air on TV Tokyo and affiliate channels from April 6 at 25:30 (or 1:30 AM on April 7), featuring the same cast and staff as the first season, including those introduced in the 25th episode. 


Source: Comic Natalie


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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