- Oct 25, 2017
A manga author is not necessarily adverse to rushed adaptations of their own work (see Karakuri Circus), but in this case I don't know what exactly Takaya disliked about the original Fruits Basket anime.There is no way this gets made with a rushed adaption. They had to convince the manga creator to do it because she hated the first series. She is an executive producer and would only allow them to do this if it was being done her way. None of the original cast is on the project because she didn't want to taint the new project.
Split cours would be the most likely route.
Perhaps. It would be pretty crazy for Funimation to spearhead a multi-year project, but they might be banking that nostalgia will be strong enough to support them for that. Even in that case, I think two 25-episode seasons is more likely than 78+ episodes.I'd agree if it was anything other than that show as it was one of the earlier defining titles for the company and we're now in an age where Western interests get to make whatever they want so long as they have cash so who knows. I think Jarmel saw an ad for it in Times Square so they're not adverse to spending for this project.
You can't simply buy good animation, but sustaining a project for a longer period of time does require paying more people for longer and so will tend to need a greater total budget than a shorter project that is paying people for less time.