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Sep 22, 7:45 PM

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I liked this remake of Fruits Basket, especially its underlying themes scattered around in its characters and story. With each episode, you come to understand the idea behind it, the tragedy and the truthfulness of it. Bully, past abuse, self-esteem, etc etc were all ideas touched upon by the anime, it made you sympathetic towards these characters. You can learn a thing or two from the hidden themes in this Anime.

I look forward to the next season.


 
Sep 22, 10:35 PM

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Easy 9 only grips i had with FB were due to it's large cast of characters being very dated stereotypes needing way more time to get fleshed out which is happening slowly since it's pretty long made watching some of them very frustrating but i can live with that with how well all of it's been handled ,knew a lot of people might've thought a remake of a old show would turn out worse but i'm glad that wasn't the case.
 
Sep 23, 7:56 AM

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Adaption made good thing to end this season with Kyo's past.

Also, first look to Rin. Also Kakeru and Machi. Now I want to see the designs for the rest of the student council. But For now I have to wait until 2020
 
Sep 23, 2:30 PM
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Kitsunebi86 said:
Melindypants said:


I tried reading the manga but the art style really throws me off. I'm trying again because I absolutely love the story! It's been quite some time since I've watched a shoujo as amazing as this one ♡ one of my favorites by far.


I didn't really like the art early on in the manga either. It greatly improves as the series goes on though.


Okay - thank you, that is good to know!! I will push on through because the story is just too great! :)
 
Sep 23, 3:02 PM

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I really really loved this remake, wow. I think I like the arrangement of the episodes much better than the original anime, and the additions to the story made it work out well for a longer series.
In the last ep or so, there was the scene with Shigure and a man, can't remember if it was Kyo's master or Hatori, but they discussed the reveal as their "last chance". This is dark, and as someone who hasn't read the manga, only watching the 2001 series, I'm PUMPED to figure out the mystery to the zodiac family. The next season will be completely new and original to me and I'm so freaking excited.
 
Sep 23, 4:07 PM

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this ending leaves the impression that kyo is gonna get together with bloody kagura eventually..... ew
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Sep 23, 4:11 PM

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Really good first season. This worked really well as a end point as well. I'm guessing the dinner where like every character ever shows up was partly anime original but it worked well for the ending. They also threw in some new characters at the end there. I'm looking forward to the new season in 2020
 
Sep 23, 6:23 PM
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Kou ans his Shisho : I was longing to see this bond and honestly it left me touched. I was happy that Kou had such a father figure in his life ( something most zodiac spirits lack ). Their friendly fights and banter and the love between them reminded me of Tohru and her mom.
My admiration for Tohru is increasing by each episode.
Now I'm waiting for Yuki to grow and learn to be the man he promised to be.
 
Sep 23, 10:36 PM

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Machi and Rin! T_T

// Glad this remake somehow relay the same feeling i had when i first watch the original run anime and also the manga.

// Also Machi and Rin ! <3

// gonna be more serious drama plot now

// 10/10 easily for me since im biased but im happy that they even make a remake of this T_T
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Sep 24, 10:48 AM

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Nicely done last episode. I'm looking forward to the second season.
8/10
 
Sep 25, 9:19 AM

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Great finale. Kyou is my favorite boy so I’m glad he had a great arc and great resolution.

Overall I loved this show. It’s a great shoujo for sure and is unique with the underlying plot. I’d give it a 8/10 for this season.

I’m really curious to see how the romance will develop because I feel like there will be tension with Kyou once Yuki and Tohru finally get together. Not to mention what’s going on with the curse and the black haired fuck boi? And why is he such a fucking asshole? Why does everyone listen to him? What is Shigure planning? Is he in a relationship with black haired fuck boi? Isn’t he underage? He’s so young yet he’s the master of the family? I’m sure all those questions will be answered eventually, but I have so many questions!
 
Sep 25, 10:24 AM

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Isn’t he underage? He’s so young yet he’s the master of the family? I’m sure all those questions will be answered eventually, but I have so many questions!


Akito's exact age was never outright stated in the manga, but he's supposed to be older than Kagura (who's 18 in the beginning of the series), but younger than Ritsu (who's around 21-22), so he's most likely 19-20 years old at the current point in the story.

As for your other questions, you're right - they'll all be answered eventually.


 
Sep 26, 5:19 AM

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So much teasing towards the end for the next season!

Ups and down but still an enjoyable show. I’m looking forward to the next season.
 
Sep 26, 8:45 PM
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What a ride this was. Very nice seeing Kyo and Shiso with the father-son love :) Can't wait for 2020 tho! The tease is real in during the ending, new characters and talking more about the curse.
 
Sep 30, 6:11 AM

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Excited for next season. They already leaked some of the new characters which is pretty interesting

 
Sep 30, 7:16 PM

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Such an emotional rollercoaster. Episode 24 and 25 were definitely my favs.
I'm so happy Fruits Basket got reanimated. Honestly, so many things have improved and I'm still equally emotional. The timing throughout the season was a little weird, but overall loved this adaption.
(Rip to the dramatic decrease in art aft 9:40 tho). Feeling some dread for the second season with that ending, but SO EXCITED.


ALSO SHISHO MAKES MY HEART HURT. Voice actor and him are just so warm.

 
Oct 1, 9:12 PM

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Sorry to be a downer among all the positive comments, but I struggled to keep an open mind these last few episodes. Even if they hit the beats, I don't feel like they actually brought out the emotions or had the impact that Kyo's form needed. Much like a slideshow, it's "here's sad thing, be sad" without making the most of the development. I don't quite know what it is, but it's awkward. And I have the strangest feeling whoever's behind this is Yuki biased. Best thing about the season was seeing a glimpse of Rin tbh.
 
Oct 3, 10:11 PM

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kagura-pb said:
LoomyTheBrew said:
Isn’t he underage? He’s so young yet he’s the master of the family? I’m sure all those questions will be answered eventually, but I have so many questions!


Akito's exact age was never outright stated in the manga, but he's supposed to be older than Kagura (who's 18 in the beginning of the series), but younger than Ritsu (who's around 21-22), so he's most likely 19-20 years old at the current point in the story.

As for your other questions, you're right - they'll all be answered eventually.




Awesome, thank you for the info.
 
Oct 5, 5:30 PM
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LoomyTheBrew said:


I’m really curious to see how the romance will develop because I feel like there will be tension with Kyou once Yuki and Tohru finally get together.


Yuki and Tohru get together? LMAO That will neve happen.

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Oct 5, 6:28 PM
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ninka22 said:
LoomyTheBrew said:


I’m really curious to see how the romance will develop because I feel like there will be tension with Kyou once Yuki and Tohru finally get together.


Yuki and Tohru get together? LMAO That will neve happen.



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Oct 6, 7:24 AM

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thank you Furuba for these tear jerking arcs and sountracks, I can’t wait for the next episode <3
 
Oct 6, 12:19 PM
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Just finished, overall it was a good watch but for some reason I couldn't stop comparing it to the 2001 version. There are things that the 2001 version did better and there are things this version did better. The animation in this adaptation is of course superior, but that is to be expected after 18 years since the 2001. I miss the original voice actors, I understand why they hired a brand new cast and they did a fine job, but personally I felt 2001 seiyuus felt more true to the characters. Additionally, I don't know why but for some reason I couldn't connect emotionally as I did with the first anime adaptation. For example, for me the Kyo arc felt a little rushed here whereas the 2001 ver. left plenty of room for introspection and tension.

That being said, I'm looking forward to the 2nd season as I have no idea what's gonna happen next from this point on since I never read the manga. In the meantime I think I'm gonna re-watch the 2001 series, and I recommend you do too.

7/10
 
Oct 6, 8:18 PM

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Yaayyyy animated vers of RIN! 8D

but uh yeah...I don't remember if the original anime ever explained it either....but Kyo's rosary is such a plot hole....especially in an earlier episode when he transformed into a cat the rosary had plain fallen off and cat spirit did not happen.... ah well....I can either try to reread the manga or wait for season 2 to cover it....but since I'm so la-- ER I mean busy....
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Oct 7, 12:39 AM
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Ikano said:
Yaayyyy animated vers of RIN! 8D

but uh yeah...I don't remember if the original anime ever explained it either....but Kyo's rosary is such a plot hole....especially in an earlier episode when he transformed into a cat the rosary had plain fallen off and cat spirit did not happen.... ah well....I can either try to reread the manga or wait for season 2 to cover it....but since I'm so la-- ER I mean busy....


It's not a plot hole. The bracelet coming off only triggers his true form if it is taken off while he's human. If he's in Cat form the curse is busy making him a Cat so he's not gonna turn into his true form. There's also some sort of buffer time built in once he transforms back to human where he can put the bracelet back on because he always transforms back to human eventually in either Cat or true form. It's actually never stated in the story what the exact conditions of the bracelet and his transformation are, but it never breaks the rules of its own universe, so it's not a plot hole.
 
Oct 8, 12:32 AM
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I was really surprised how good they show actually was. Surprising amount of depth to all the characters despite generic first impressions. High 7/10 and probably my AOTY right now.
 
Oct 10, 5:37 AM
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looking forward to season 2 as this season was basically a prologue and character introductions

still dont see why watchers keep comparing the 2001 version and this version content wise when its a remake of the manga not the 2001 anime

looking forward to see what RIN is like and to see the story progress more in the 2nd season

 
Oct 14, 5:41 AM

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The feels.

Fruits basket holds a special place in my heart. The first series was decent but left things unfinished and so it is one of the few anime I actually read the anime of.

I can happily say that this adaptation doe's a better job and looks to actually be concluded.

I have watched a fair few emotional anime but there are no others that explores the characters in such depth to me. I understand all of them bit by bit and love them all.

10/10 for me~
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Oct 19, 1:47 PM

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What a wonderful season finale.
I normally don't like romances but honestly fruits's basket is an exception here. Despite it being a romance, I feel like they don't want to shove it in our faces every opportunity they get. Instead they throw in tidbits of romance here and there and it feels all kinda natural as a result imo.

I also really really liked how the side characters aren't just „there“. No, they are actual characters with well thought-out story arc's dedicated to them (sometimes even spanning multiple episodes) and the screentime isn't just Thoru-Kyo-Yuki. Like legit imo. both of Thoru's best friends are among the best written characters in this series- this season even.
Sure there where some tropes here and there, mainly Kagura but even she had her moments.

Really can't complain much about this anime. I am really looking forward to the 2nd season! 9/10
 
Oct 19, 6:51 PM

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greatly looking forward to season two. it's displayed as mostly a simple slice of life, but there's a lot of hidden themes you can dig up from it. and every character had a meaning to the storyline in some way, i thoroughly enjoy that type of story.
 
Oct 20, 9:29 AM
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As a huge fan of the manga and a great disliker of 2001 anime, I like the way this adaptation goes at this point. There are few changes of manga in this episode like flashbacks and Tohru hesitating to go back, but these are really minor changes and didn't really change the stories flow like 2001 anime. I loved the Rin's design and we get to see the new characters Machi and Kakeru.
Guess I will go and read the manga millionth time.
 
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These last few eps have been some powerful shit... best eps in the series along with the Uo backstory episodes.

I dunno what to rate this show. I found the melodrama a bit too... heavy-handed sometimes, but many of the tragedies and struggles a lot of the characters went through resonated with me. It's a story about empathy, and I respect that. I think I'd like it more if it didn't feel a little tonally off sometimes, like transitioning between heavy-handed drama to quirky slapstick anime-bullshit comedy. Sometimes the comedy was amusing enough to get a chuckle out of me; other times it made me cringe.

It was a good show, but I still prefer Clannad.



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