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About Author
Sign : Cancer
Bloodtype : A
Hobbies : video games, mostly (Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy…)
Favorite movies : Laputa, Fields of Dreams
Favorite musics : various, among which the Makki video game OST, Adiemus, Celtic music.

Natsuki Takaya is left-handed.

Natsuki Takaya's "Fruits Basket" (or "Furuba" as it's known to fans) began its life in the pages of "Hana to Yume" magazine, the shojo manga anthology from Japanese publisher Hakusensha that is also home to "Kare Kano" and "Angel Sanctuary". Since the early '90s, Takaya-san has created a steady flow of series and short stories for Hakusensha's various anthologies. Her two biggest pre-Fruits series wer "Geneimusou", a dark fantasy romance, and "Tsubasa O Motsu Mono" ("Those With Wings"), a story about an ophaned thief in a totalitarian future. When "Fruits Basket" premiered in 1999, it took Takaya-sensei to new levels of success: the series became a huge fan-favorite in Japan, jumping to the top of the manga charts and it has rapidly become the bestselling shojo manga in the U.S., too! Takaya-sensei won one of the manga world's highest recognitions, the prestigious Kondansha Manga Award. "Fruits Basket" has also been turned into a very successful anime TV series.

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