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Fruits Basket cosplayer becomes Tohru Honda with charming re-creation

by Meg Bethany Koepp
Funimation / Instagram: @cinnamonmate

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A skilled fan has brought Fruits Basket's main protagonist Tohru Honda to life in the most adorable cosplay you'll see all day.

Fruits Basket follows the story of Tohru as she unfortunately becomes orphaned and moves into a house owned by the Sohma family in exchange for housekeeping. She then makes the shocking discovery that they can transform into the animals of the Zodiac. It first aired in 2001 and lasted for 26 episodes, before being remade in 2019.

Lovers of the original series were ecstatic to hear that it was being redone, and the updated show brought in new fans too as people adored the main character and her story. Cosplayer Canela from 'Cinnamonmate' decided to bring the student to life with a charming re-creation.

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The 2001 design in comparison to 2019.

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Fruits Basket Tohru Honda cosplay

In the show, the protagonist wears a school uniform that consists of a blue blazer with white and blue striped lapel. Canela recreates this with ease in her take, transforming the character into a real life work of art.

She even nails the striping on the sleeve cuffs and on the bottom hem of the jacket, leaving no intricate detail missed out or lost in any way.

Tohru famously has long brown hair that is cut into bangs which frame her face – something else the cosplay artist mimics perfectly, tying it all together with a pink ribbon on the side of her head. The photo was captured by 'felix_works.'

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In another shot captured by Kerubyn Cosplay, the 22-year-old holds Kyo Sohma, who is cursed by the spirit of the Cat. In the story, he is in love with Tohru, and the pair become closer as the show goes on.

The makeup used in the look is subtle but sweet, and the pink blush really brings out the charming nature of the protagonist, making it look like she's stepped out from the TV screen itself.

You also get a better look at the uniform, which includes a blue skirt to match up with the blazer, alongside black knee-high socks and brown shoes.

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For people who have yet to watch the wholesome anime, the first season of the 2019 reboot can be watched on Crunchyroll and Funimation and consists of 25 episodes.

A second season is also in the works, which is set to premiere in April 2020 on the same streaming platforms.