HCD Series: Fruits Basket Drama CD

By bluemist on June 1st, 2005

I just can’t believe there is a new drama CD about Fruits Basket! Moreover, this features basically the same stellar cast… and much more!

Okay, so I didn’t understand some parts at all, so please bear with me on this.

About the drama
This drama CD is composed of 2 stories, the Cinderella play, and a story about the student council. While I understood the Cinderella play, the student council part really boggles me up to now (complex Japanese conversations), so I can’t describe it.

The Cinderella play is loosely based on a couple or more chapters in the manga. Garten over at Memento’s blog has a summary for those chapters (87 and 88), among others.

Cinderella play gone totally wrong
The school play Cinderella is composed of the following cast:
Cinderella = Hana-chan
Prince = Kyo-kun
Fairy Godmother = Yuki-kun
Evil stepmother = Minami Kinoshita (Prince Yuki fanclub member)
Evil stepsister = Tohru
Friend of Prince = Uo-chan

Notice something? Yup this play is up for disaster! The only remotely decent casting was that of Minami, because her attitude is like that. A denpa-Cinderella who loves tea parties and food, a prince who doesn’t even care about girls, a fairy godmother who cross-dresses (to the delight of Yuki’s fans), an evil stepsister who is definitely not evil at all, and a royal friend who is a Yankee. Because of this, the script radically changed, and it even has a narrator continually doing improvisations whenever the dialogue screws up. Kyou actually speaks Tohru’s name while in the play, then the narrator reminds him not to do that… that gave me a big laugh. Also funny is the part when Cinderella appears in the ball… with a black dress. Everyone in the audience

Hearing the generic Yui Horie voice feels like a dream. The main three guys of the juunishi are the only Soumas that appear in the drama, because this is basically some school comedy stories. Momiji is mentioned but I didn’t hear him (too bad, he’s my favorite). The biggest surprise is that Tamura Yukari is actually in this drama, as new character named Kimi (who doesn’t appear in the anime). I love the rapport of the student council parts even though I didn’t understand it much, so I guess it’s time for me to follow the manga again.

All in all, this drama CD served me like a teaser… I want a second Fruits Basket anime season!


Posted By: Cammie On: June 11, 2005 At: 1:02 am

I must be really out of the LOOP! not to know about this… Were do you get all of your releases? This anime and magna is one of my all time favorites. I know they have to make a second season because of the mega popularity of this series. Hopefully, they can produce more than 26 eps. which might run into another season. Thats wishful thinking. *sigh*

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Posted By: stephanie On: February 28, 2007 At: 9:05 am

oi. I dont think there will be another one. It’s been forever since the last episode. So uh. I dont wanna ruin your wishful thinking but I just dont think it’ll happen.

Posted By: Asami On: June 13, 2007 At: 3:39 am

Woo. I love Fruits Basket. I already found this drama CD, but it’s in Japanese and all and I was wondering if anyone knew were I can find an English translation? I really wanna know what they’re saying. 😀

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Posted By: coriolis On: November 09, 2009 At: 12:43 pm

Thanks for the information! Do you know where to find mp3s of this drama CD online? I really wanna hear the Student Council’s scenes together. <3

Posted By: eve On: August 25, 2010 At: 11:06 am