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

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 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 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

Just Because Episode 4: When You Break Through A Wall, Sometimes All You Get Is A Broken Wall

Review: I remember when Tsuki ga Kirei was on and how many people kept saying how real and relatable it felt but I never really got that vibe. That's probably because I'm catching it from Just Because. Watching Soma build up again to a confession is painful but the show isn't. This is seeing the … Continue reading Just Because Episode 4: When You Break Through A Wall, Sometimes All You Get Is A Broken Wall

Sagrada Reset Episode 24: Kei is Everyone’s Hero

Review: As this is a final episode review I'm not worried about spoilers so if you are concerned, please go back and read some of the reviews of earlier episodes. I know with absolute certainty that writing a full season review of this is going to be really hard. There are some things about this … Continue reading Sagrada Reset Episode 24: Kei is Everyone’s Hero