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?

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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

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 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 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

Yona of the Dawn Volume 1 Manga Review: The Story Begins

Bell's ascension to level two is big news. Now the anime did touch on this, but the reactions of other characters was not as pronounced and the whole levelling up thing didn't seem quite the big deal other than just another step on the road. The book spends a lot of time on Bell meeting with people who are reacting to the news and you really see the impact the news has on the town of Orario. This helps really flesh out the world this character is in and makes things seem just a little bit more authentic.