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 n.— «Would “Fruits Basket”—a quirky romantic comedy about a young girl who becomes the housekeeper for a family whose members are cursed to transform into animals whenever they’re embraced by members of the opposite sex—have been picked up for U.S. release without its overwhelming popularity on scanlation sites? Possibly—but the built-in fan base scanlators provided has helped turn the series into one of TokyoPop’s best-selling titles.» —“Manga Nation” by Jeff Yang SF Gate (San Francisco, California) June 14, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)