Natsuki Takaya, the brilliant mind behind the beloved romantic anime and manga series, Fruits Basket, is making a triumphant return to the world of manga with a brand new series. Titled “Kakumo Chiisaki Sekai nite” in Japanese, the English translation is “In Such a Small World.” The exciting news comes as the first chapter of this new manga was released on September 4, marking the beginning of another enchanting love story from the renowned creator.
“In Such a Small World” spins a tale of love between two young neighbors, Sui Onedera and Kaoru Seto, whose paths cross thanks to an unexpected canine visitor. Sui, a 23-year-old, lives in close proximity to Kaoru, whose lovable pet dog, Tino, finds his way onto Sui’s balcony. This chance encounter blossoms into a heartwarming friendship that promises to evolve into a beautiful romance.
For fans of Natsuki Takaya, this announcement is a delightful surprise. Fruits Basket, a beloved classic, wrapped up its original manga run in November 2006 after captivating readers since its debut in July 1998. The series spanned 23 volumes and garnered immense popularity, even inspiring two anime adaptations. The first, produced by Studio Deen, premiered in 2001. More recently, a new adaptation by TMS Entertainment graced screens from April 2019 to June 2021, spanning 63 episodes.
As fans eagerly anticipate this new romance, they can relive the magic of Fruits Basket, which is available for streaming on platforms like Amazon Prime Video (with an Animax + Gem subscription) and Netflix.
Natsuki Takaya’s return to the world of manga is bound to captivate hearts once again, promising another enchanting journey through the tender complexities of love and human connections.
Source: IGN India