It's a gateway anime. my brother's girlfriend claimed she didn't like anime and we told her we'd corrupt her. Fruits Basket was her gateway anime and now she can tolerate more anime than I'd expected lol.
Love the anime & manga whee my favorite characters are Tohru, Kyo, Kisa (Fun Fact- I was born in year of the tiger 4laugh), Shigure, Haru, Akito (idk why so don't judge me), & basiclly everyone! It's actually hard 4 me 2 hate any of the characters