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

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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

Fruits Basket Review Episode 6

More Somas and Tohru's Friends Nothing to look at here, just a guy in a dress with a younger boy sitting on his shoulders. Episode 6 It isn’t often that I’ll criticise the translation in the sub-titles. Whether they are direct translating or just translating the intent, I kind of expect some changes are going … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 6

Fruits Basket Review Episodes 4 + 5

The best and worst on offer. Episode 4 Kagura certainly was quite the storm as she blew into Shigure’s house this episode of Fruits Basket. I was never entirely sure how I felt about her in the original Fruits Basket anime and that feeling remains here. On the one hand, she has some truly adorable … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episodes 4 + 5

Fruits Basket Review Episodes 2 and 3

They're animals, but very human Episode 2 Episode two of Fruits Basket continues the soft and easy charm presented in episode one. Visually it is superior to the previous iteration of the anime in every way and the music for the OP and ED are well matched to the overall tone. While Yuki and Kyo’s … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episodes 2 and 3

Fruits Basket 2019 First Impressions

It's finally getting a reboot, but has it delivered on fan expectations? Another remake of a classic and like previous ones (the Sailor Moon reboot and the Cardcaptor continuation), I cannot help but be excited while at the same time feeling a little wary about what the results might be this time around. I’m pleased … Continue reading Fruits Basket 2019 First Impressions

Top 5 Anime I’m Anticipating For The Spring Season

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I was asked by DMWonder on Twitter whether I was going to do a anime I'm looking forward to post for the Spring season. As a general rule I just kind of wait until the season starts because when I do look ahead, I get excited about an anime and then realise it didn't come … Continue reading Top 5 Anime I’m Anticipating For The Spring Season

They Can’t All Be Natsume – Nor Do They Need To Be

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As a reviewer I try to avoid comparison where possible between one story and the next (and previously wrote a feature about it - comparing apples and oranges), but it is kind of inevitable that comparisons will be made. Partly that is because similar characters or stories will remind you of the previous one though … Continue reading They Can’t All Be Natsume – Nor Do They Need To Be