I'll just come right out and say it: I hated this anime and I really wished I didn't waste my time watching it. I wanted to see what all the hype was about, since I love Shoujo and my sister was a huge fan...but she didn't tell me the anime was terrible in comparison to the manga (but they both pretty much suck). You would think that with all the merchandise they sell, they would make a second season to 'fix' some of the suck and give it a real plot line with some romance fluffed in.
No conclusive romance, no conclusive ANYTHING, actually. Tohru is creepy as hell and the ending was very inconclusive. Oh, yeah...plot? Yeah, there wasn't one. Girl lives in a tent because her grandfathers house is getting renovated and she doesn't want to burden others? WTF? Additionally, the anime constantly overplayed the "dead mom" card. I guess this was to counter Tohru's creepy happiness, but it was still an overused plot device, just like the fights between Kyo and Yuki.
In short, awful anime. Don't waste your time. I don't understand how this could have gotten 9/10 and 10/10 reviews when it is so blatantly terrible.