Official Version of Fruits Basket to be Released in China

Hakusensha, together with a yet-to-be-named Chinese publisher, will bring Natsuki Takaya's popular shojo manga Fruits Basket to mainland China.

Following the footsteps of manga such as The Prince of Tennis, Inuyasha, and Dragon Ball, the release of Fruits Basket marks yet another large scale official release of a popular series in China. Fruits Basket will also become the first shojo manga with an official version released in China (bootlegged versions, on the other hand, are in abundance).

Fruits Basket (フルーツバスケット) is a shojo manga by Natsuki Takaya and if currently serialized in Hana to Yume. It was the winner of the 2001 Kodansha Manga Award for shojo manga.