Fruits Basket Review Episode 14

Memories and Regret Fruits Basket Episode 14 We begin the second cour of this series with a new OP and a fresh reminder of the tragedy at the heart of the story with reminders of Tohru’s grief as well as the pain inside each of the Somas. It is an episode that isn’t letting up … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 14

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Top 5 Anime Houses

Tuesday's Top 5

There are plenty of cool homes and houses that we come across in anime but there are some that stick with me well after the anime has finished. Today I'm counting down my top 5 favourite anime homes and houses. That said, there are a lot of great houses in anime so feel free to … Continue reading Top 5 Anime Houses

Fruits Basket Review Episode 13

Ayame Slithers Onto The Scene Fruits Basket Episode 13 The introductions are coming thick and fast with Ayame, Yuki’s older brother showing up this week in Fruits Basket. Much like the original anime, Ayame is a larger than life character who certainly takes a bit of getting used to. His incessant prattle fills a lot … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 13

Fruits Basket Review Episode 12

Akito Appears At Last Fruits Basket Episode 12 Now we’re kicking things into gear with the first clear appearance of Akito in Fruits Basket. A new school year has begun with Momiji and Haru joining the others at school and the opening ceremony brings a less than welcome visitor to the school and into contact … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 12

Fruits Basket Review Episode 11

Let's Hop To The Hot Springs Fruits Basket Episode 11 After a Valentine’s episode tinged with a lot more darkness than I expected we jump a month to White Day and Momiji pops up again with the gift of a hot springs trip for Tohru. It is more or less impossible not to enjoy scenes … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 11

Up Close – The Expressions of the Soma’s

Something a little bit different this week as instead of looking at one character from a series I wanted to look at the range of facial expressions used by members of the Soma family in Fruits Basket. For an anime that deals heavily with the emotions of its characters it really manages to convey a … Continue reading Up Close – The Expressions of the Soma’s

Fruits Basket Review Episode 10

A Different Kind of Shigure Fruits Basket Episode 10 Wow, Shigure is a much greyer character in the 2019 Fruits Basket than in the older version, and I think I love it. He was always a little morally ambiguous and his motives were never overly clear but he seemed more playful than manipulative in the … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 10

Fruits Basket Review Episode 9

The True Strength Of Words Episode 9 Haru has finally properly arrived, tracking down Kyo given the latter didn’t attend the New Year’s gathering and so Haru wants a fight. With the exception of Tohru’s excessive concern about a cold (which isn’t really excessive given her history but of course she won’t bother to say … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 9

Fruits Basket Review Episode 8

Alone/Not Alone For The Holiday Episode 8 The thing I remembered most about Fruits Basket is that every episode of the original had some part or another that either hit the right emotional note, was utterly charming, or was just fun to watch. I would have been hard pressed to say that the school festival … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 8

Fruits Basket Review Episode 7

Changing Emotions Like the Seasons Episode 7 The story of Hatori and Kana was one of my favourite moments in the original anime series so I will admit to being both excited and nervous as to how it would play out in the 2019 version of Fruits Basket. Fortunately, this episode was everything I could … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 7