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Japan Crate Partners with Funimation to Bring You Closer to The World of Fruits Basket

Limited edition premium Japan Crate celebrates return of beloved shouju title Fruits Basket in all new series

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Today Japan Crate and Funimation, the global anime distributor and a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, announce an exciting collaboration bringing together the leading Japanese candy subscription box and the all new Fruits Basket anime series. This June, Japan Crate subscribers and anime fans around the world will enjoy a collection of Fruits Basket inspired Japanese snacks and sweets to savor while following Tohru Honda and the boys of the Soma clan during the first season of the new series.

The Fruits Basket Premium Japan Crate brings Fruits Basket x Japan Crate subscribers exclusive Fruits Basket artwork, an illustrated booklet and an exclusive collectible pin set featuring favorite characters from the franchise. Each treat inside the crate will transport fans to Tohru’s world and bring a piece of Japanese culture to their homes.

“We love teaming up with Funimation and being able to immerse our community into the world of their favorite anime,” said Anthony Sconzo, VP of Marketing and Co-Founder of Japan Crate. “Funimation is presenting the entire manga storyline of Fruits Basket in all new visually beautiful anime series, and we’re sharing the perfect snacks to transport you into this reimagined world. Many of our subscribers and team members grew up with Fruits Basket, so we’re ecstatic to be a part of the return of this beloved shouju title.”

The exclusive three pin set will come alongside carefully curated Japanese candies and snacks in June’s Premium Japan Crate. Crates are available while supplies last at through May 31st, 2019. Japan Crate follows a subscription model with Premium crates priced at $35 per month.

The beloved shouju title Fruits Baskets returned on April 5, 2019 as an all new series overseen by author Natsuki Takaya and encompassing the entire manga story she created. Originally serialized in Hakusensha’s Hana to Yuma from 1998 to 2006 and totaling 23 volumes and more than 30 million copies in print worldwide, the New York Times bestselling manga is still wildly popular more than a decade later and is consistently ranked by fans as one of the top series of all time. The all new Fruits Basket anime series is available in English dub and on demand in ad-free HD streaming on FunimationNow with new SimulDub™ episodes premiering on Fridays. Follow Fruits Basket on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Japan Crate
Japan Crate is the leading Japanese culture subscription box that shares the experience of Japan through monthly crates of candy, snacks, toys, kawaii items, noodles and beauty products. Japan Crate’s products include Japan Crate, Doki Crate, Umai Crate, Kira Crate and Gacha Gacha Crate.

Japan Crate has offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Los Angeles, CA. The privately held company was founded in 2014 and has grown to offer five crate types to an international audience. Learn more at

About Funimation
Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, is a global leader in the world of anime.  A fully integrated, next-generation entertainment studio, the company’s fan-first philosophy is anchored in its omnichannel approach to its immersive offerings. From streaming and home entertainment to theatrical distribution and broadcast, Funimation’s commitment to character-driven storytelling, combined with tech innovation and key distribution partnerships, provides audiences with multiple and meaningful touchpoints to connect with this immersive world. FunimationNow, a next generation streaming service, provides subscribers with instant access to their favorite sub and dub shows in ad-free HD on the widest array of platforms – including smartphones, tablets, TVs and gaming consoles.

Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation, acquires and distributes both anime and live action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans. For more information about Funimation, visit

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