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Ouran: Basket Cases by KatKitChan Ouran: Basket Cases by KatKitChan
...Fruits Basket, that is. :D


Fruits Basket was my favourite shoujo anime until Ouran came along, and a lot of the characters (and the character dynamics) are so similar I had to draw this.

Tamaki = Ayame
Haruhi = Yuki
Kyouya = Hatori
Hunny = Momiji (I swear, they look like twins)
Mori = Haru and his White Coat of +1 Awesome
Hikaru = Start-of-series Kyou
Kaoru = End-of-series Kyou
Renge = Kagura
Nekozawa - Saki-chan
Kasanoda = Uo-chan

It's funny how it worked out so that the oldest Host Club members are playing the youngest characters. I was going to add Shirou as Hiro, too, but the pic got awfully large and complicated and I don't really like him enough to bother.

And my cracktastic explanation for why Haruhi is not dressed as Tohru, despite (technically) being the heroine:

After listening to several of the Host Club customers wax poetic over their favourite manga for several hours, Tamaki had jumped to his feet in a burst of enthusiasm and announced that they absolutely, positively /had/ to cosplay the series, out of duty to their customers.
Of course, this led to Tamaki chasing Haruhi around the Third Music Room trying to get her to wear Tohru's outfit, with many shouts of: "We must have a heroine, Haruhi! Daddy demands it!".
The twins gave identical Cheshire grins and declared that they didn't mind, since it gave them an excuse to spend a lot of close time with Haruhi.
Tamaki decided that actually, it would be better if Haruhi wore a costume which let him "reinforce our familial bond - while incidentally keeping you from spending too much time under the corrupting influence of those degenerate twins, Haruhi. Daddy's only looking out for your own good."

I think Haruhi fits as Yuki better than Tohru, personally. She's much more level-headed. ^^
And yes, I'm aware that a version of this has already been done by the lovely and infinitely more talented :iconyoukaiyume:, but I started drawing this before I knew about it, and I figure it's different enough to not count as ripping her off. =)

Also, if you can tell what the Japanese actually says, you get a cookie. :D

Slightly larger version of the background here: [link]

EDIT: Guys, it's nice of all of you to tell me that Momiji and Hunny have the same voice actor, but please stop, kthx. I /KNOW/. >;p

EDIT 2: ASDFGHJKL 1000 FAVES? You guys rock. :D

EDIT 3: ........Two thousand faves.
Two thousand faves.
I never expected any of my crack fanart to get a response like this. Thanks heaps to all of you! :D
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jlkondratko Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
What about Shigure???
o-TraumaTize-o Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
it works. xD
Rozala Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg Kasanoda and Nekosawa xDDD
saritacrazy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is incredible, the elections are perfect ^^
I'm agree with you that shiro looks like hiro, and te sweet girl that she loved like kisa :3
Momiji and Honey has to be twins!!!!! they are the same xD
renge and kagura: the craziest xD
DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww... i wish there could b a tohru butyuki was a much better choice for haruhi's character, anyways
DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Two of the first real animes i loved put together. :hooray: Just perfect!
twilimidna4 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
poor nekozawa...
Theanimefan123 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Tamaki as Ayame...
DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect choice :XD:
kagaminerin120 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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