I reall love the Real Neat Blog Award. I've been nominated for it a few times now, but every time I get nominated, I also get some really unique questions that I just love answering. This time around, I was nominated by Geeknabe.
That's right, it's time for the traditional slightly-late-but-still-midseason reflection post, where I comment on the shows I'm still watching and talk about the shows that I've dropped. Overall, I do think Summer 2019 has been quite good! Although, there may be one show that I wouldn't recommend...
It's catch-up time! Finally, the last of my Fruits Basket catch up posts. It's taken me longer than I had liked, but we're finally caught up in time for the next episode. Like last time, this will probably be quite the long post...
During my third anniversary posts, I mentioned that I wanted to do some collaborations as I've never really done them before. Well, the time has come to introduce my first ever collaboration! We wanted to write something based on what we both enjoyed and what better than Fruits Basket?
Buckle up, folks. Maybe grab a drink or a snack or something, because this is going to be a long one. I've finally been able to catch up with seasonal anime lately and it's definitely time to catch you all up on my opinons of Fruits Basket. (Not that they've changed.)
Man, am I glad to come back to Fruits Basket after a short break! It really does make everything about the show even better. Everything becomes more enjoyable. And that's without me knowing that the ninth episode was featuring my absolute favourite - Hatsuharu. Ahh, what a treat! I do, however, realise that I was an idiot and forgot to write an episode review for the eighth episode. So, let me just quickly cover my thoughts on that before we dive into the ninth episode.
Fruits Basket really doesn't slow down with the emotions, does it? It's certainly not a bad thing to feel every single emotion in one episode by all means, but Fruits Basket does it so well, I swear. In the sixth episode, we meet Hatori Sohma and we definitely get to know him in the seventh with, of course, a very emotional backstory.
I'm not going to sugarcoat it - I absolutely loved this episode. Sure, I may say that for most episodes of Fruits Basket, but this time I truly mean it. My emotions were all over the place. I was crying one second, laughing in the next and then completely in shock in the last. An episode which can pack so many different emotions, in my eyes, is a good episode.
Nowadays, for me personally, it doesn't happen often, but sometimes I just love to re-watch a show. I think it brings back so many memories. Not only that, but I think once you watch a show again after a few years, you can look at it from a different perspective. That being said, there are a few shows that I prefer to watch over others. These are the shows that I enjoy every single time I watch them. Without fail.
I decided to take a break from the episodic reviews last week and merge episodes three and four together in one post. Which, quite frankly, works quite well. From the first two episodes, I was expecting great things. They were magnificent in, honestly, every way. They made me so happy. Episode 3, however... didn't quite make me as happy.