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.
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.
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
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
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
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