Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket (Japanese: フルーツバスケット Hepburn: Furūtsu Basuketto), sometimes abbreviated Furuba or Fruba (フルバ), is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. The series’ title comes from the name of a popular game played in Japanese elementary schools, which is alluded to in the series.

Summary : Tooru Honda is a high school freshman who is having a serious bout of misfortune. Not only was she recently orphaned with the tragedy of her mother’s death, but she also has nowhere to live and is currently residing in a tent! However, when her luck seems to be at its worst, she meets the Souma family and is invited to stay with them in exchange for taking care of the household chores. But it isn’t long before Tooru discovers the Soumas have a deep secret: the family is cursed by the spirits of the Chinese Zodiac, and some of the children born into the Souma family are possessed by these spirits. When possessed, they cannot embrace the opposite sex, or they transform into their respective Zodiac animal! Tooru promises to keep their secret and continues living with them, and her kind nature gravitates the Soumas to her. But the closer she gets, the deeper she becomes entangled in their true “curse”…