How soothing can you get? Fruits Basket episode 18 works not on addressing the issues of bullying but on how victims can find the strength to keep going. It also bathes us all in a warm and happy glow.
Episode 17 of Fruits Basket picks up directly from episode 16 and concludes Arisa's memory of how she met Tohru and Kyoko and ended up leaving the gang. it is an emotional episode that will move you to tears and that is Fruits Basket at its best.
A Walk Down Memory Lane Fruits Basket Episode 16 After the breather, and slightly empty feeling episode, last week, Fruits Basket episode 16 dives deeply into the people surrounding Tohru. Specifically we’re seeing Arisa’s past and how she became connected with Tohru Honda. While we already knew that Arisa was a bit of a delinquent … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 16
A Walk By The Lake Fruits Basket Episode 15 I think this is the first time when I genuinely preferred how the episode was handled in the older anime compared to this one. While this anime has taken a slightly different approach, for the most part I’ve found the changes are in the story’s favour … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 15
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
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
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
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
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
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