A Decade of Anime – 2019

The final year of the decade and the hardest decision yet, largely because I haven't really had the chance to rewatch most of the anime from 2019, nor do I get the benefit of looking back at the year from a distance. As a result, I'm sure some of my decisions here will change in a few years time when I look at which of these anime I actually want to watch again and which ones wear out their welcome.

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Announcing The Results of the Reader’s Poll – The Best Anime of 2019

I asked and you voted - it is time to reveal the reader's choice for 2019's Anime of the Year. This one was definitely surprising.

Fruits Basket 2019 Anime Series Review

Tohru Honda has undeniably had a hard life and yet she's never lost her smile. Her kindness and love are exactly what the members of the Soma family need as they deal with their own personal demons. As a reboot of a classic series, how does the 2019 version of Fruits Basket hold up?

Fruits Basket Review Episode 25

The crisis with Kyo is momentarily sorted and all of the characters in Fruits Basket seem to be looking to the future. While on the one hand they've all resolved to try to overcome their difficulties, on the other they all seem to be sensing something big coming their way. Fortunately this one already has a second season announcement because while this episode leaves us at a nice resting place, there's a lot of time spent looking toward what is coming next.

Fruits Basket Review Episode 24

Tears and Smiles Fruits Basket Episode 24 This episode did not disappoint as it hit some pretty strong emotional notes as we learned about Kyo’s past and Tohru had to face his true spirit form. The moments between these two as Kyo rejects her and she rejects his rejection before the sun literally comes out … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 24

Fruits Basket Review Episode 23

Seems the 2019 season of Fruits Basket intends to finish in more or less the same place the original anime left off. This week we turn our attention to first Tohru, dealing with failure and sickness, before shifting our focus to Kyo who is struggling to deal with the rain and people in general.

Fruits Basket Review Episode 22

Yay, we got another episode focused on Hanajima and I absolutely loved it. Like got sucked right in and felt my heart melt by the end. Very good episode of Fruits Basket.

Fruits Basket Review Episode 21

Episode 21 of Fruits Basket turns its attention to Hanajima and Tohru's non-Soma related friends and it is a delight to watch. When faced with a trio from Yuki Soma's fan club Hanajima doesn't flinch and instead turns the tables on their jealousy with the help of her younger brother.

Fruits Basket Review Episode 20

This week we meet the little kid with a big attitude but naturally he's just going through some stuff and a pep-talk from Tohru will begin the healing process. Fruits Basket continues to be a sweet viewing experience this season bringing the feels to the audience.

Fruits Basket Review Episode 19

Fruits Basket this week kind of killed the warm and fuzzy feeling it has been giving off. Goodbye sensitive handling of emotional depths and hello over-the-top characters and suicide humour? It isn't a deal breaker for the series but nor is it Fruits Basket's finest moment.