Tokyopop announced that it has shipped two million copies of the fifteen volumes it has published of the Fruits Basket manga series by Natsuki Takaya. Although Tokyopop has published a number of very successful manga series including Ken Akamatsu's Love Hina and Clamp's Chobits, Fruits Basket is now by far the best-selling manga in company history. Remarkably the series has maintained its popularity here in the States from the very beginning -- since 2003 Fruits Basket has never been less than a top-five performer in ICv2's Top Manga Properties list, which is based on sales in both the bookstore and direct market channels.
The key to the success of Fruits Basket, which is the best-selling shojo series in both
In 2001 Fruits Basket was made into a 26-episode anime series, which FUNimation distributes in the