Chrome, Kohaku, Senku and the melon headed girl are working together to build a world of science starting with antibiotics. It is an uphill battle and by and large an entertaining one this week in Dr Stone.
Episode 21 of Fruits Basket turns its attention to Hanajima and Tohru's non-Soma related friends and it is a delight to watch. When faced with a trio from Yuki Soma's fan club Hanajima doesn't flinch and instead turns the tables on their jealousy with the help of her younger brother.
Senku has just found a village of potential followers but can he get them to trust him? Probably not if he keeps talking to himself about taking over and reshaping the world. Dr Stone this week brings us new characters to explore.
This week we meet the little kid with a big attitude but naturally he's just going through some stuff and a pep-talk from Tohru will begin the healing process. Fruits Basket continues to be a sweet viewing experience this season bringing the feels to the audience.
There's some real progress this week as we move beyond the first major crisis their 'civilisation' has faced. Dr Stone gives us a Taiju reminder of the reason for the title and then gets down to business introducing another new character and opening up multiple possibilities for the future.
Fruits Basket this week kind of killed the warm and fuzzy feeling it has been giving off. Goodbye sensitive handling of emotional depths and hello over-the-top characters and suicide humour? It isn't a deal breaker for the series but nor is it Fruits Basket's finest moment.
For someone supposedly so smart I can't help but think Senku's actions and plan here was pretty stupid. And that was enough to make this episode of Dr Stone a somewhat less than thrilling experience this week as I thought of all the ways the plan could have, and should have, gone wrong. Fortunately there is some light at the end of the tunnel: Yuzuriha finally did more than be the damsel in distress.
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.
I really wish I liked this anime more. It is very pretty and nicely made and yet... Okay, there's definitely moments in this anime that I'm enjoying and it isn't as though I'm going to drop it, however four episodes in and I'm still feeling like we're at the very early stages of this story.
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.