The official English Twitter account for the new television anime of Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket manga has announced that Christopher R. Sabat is returning as Ayame Soma for the anime’s English dub. Sabat played the role in the 2001 anime.
The anime’s previously announced English dub cast includes:
- Laura Bailey is Tohru
- Eric Vale is Yuki
- Jerry Jewell is Kyo
- John Burgmeier is Shigure
- Tia Ballard is Kagura
- Mikaela Krantz is Momiji
- Justin Cook is Hatsuharu
- Elizabeth Maxwell is Arisa Uotani
- Jad Saxton is Saki Hanajima
- Kent Williams is Hatori Soma
FUNimation Entertainment will screen the first two episodes of the anime in theaters in the United States on March 26, 2019 (English-dubbed) and March 27, 2019 (English-subtitled). The screenings will feature an “exclusive gift pack” and Japanese and English voice actor commentary.
The new Fruits Basket anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in April 2019. FUNimation will stream the anime on FunimationNow, and the company has also licensed the home video rights.