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...
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.
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.
This episode was so nostalgic! Whilst watching it, I was transported back to the time when I was watching the original series for the first time. It's safe to say I had a massive smile on my face for the whole 24 minutes. As I was watching, I could remember very easily the 2001 version's series of events. Every time Yuki kicked Kyo, every time Kyo acted like the absolute tsundere he is, I was giggling. Apparently, my love for a good old shoujo anime hasn't disappeared at all.
Fruits Basket, the original 2001 series, was one of the first anime I watched all those years ago when I was diving into the world of anime for the first time. Because of that, the series has a special place in my heart. I wanted to do something special to mark the new adaptation (and to basically just gush about the show each week), so I've decided to make the 2019 series the first anime series that I do weekly episodic reviews for!
Joshiraku follows a group of girls who discuss random things, reaching conclusions that are far from the initial conversation. That is more or less how it was sold to me. Cute girls discussing random sh*t. And, in all honesty, it's not too far from the truth.