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Fruits Basket

Apr 12, 2011

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.

4/10 story
5/10 animation
?/10 sound
4/10 characters
3/10 overall
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crypticdarkness Apr 17, 2012

Honestly though at the time of 2001 in which this came out. the went another route having a character overcome a great loss. yes I though Tohru's cherriness was a fake cover up to hide what was really going on. but I would like if they did a revamp based off the manga and anime like they did on fullmetal alchemist. i know this isn't for everyone and she is abit of a mary-sue maybe it's me because my own mother had stage four cancer and was going through chemotheraphy. though I was curious considering this mother of tohru used to be a wild-flower child I wanted to hear some bad advice she gave her. considering having parents that have lived in that lifestyle they haven't given the best advice but we only see the good advice. but I did really like those two girls she hung out with the pyschic girl and the "yankee" as they called her made me watch more of I wanted to know more about them than and how two such differant girls how there relationship dynamic works instead of the fluff. still a revamp would be nice considering this anime and manga have a large fan base. oh did you read the whole manga? it was a bummer the manga was still going when the anime was made things would have been differant maybe.

Galadri Oct 21, 2011

I basically ignored Tohru, ogled Yuki and Kyo and sat back to watch the much better plot centering around the adult characters in the show. I made it all the was through the show but was left bored by the "romantic" conclusion and frankly felt a little gypped. I think the main problem was they tried to wedge a MarySue into a stuation that really only needed a gentle catalyst. Had it focused entirely on the family dynamic and introduced a love interest as a secondary plot to arch Kyo it might have worked much better.

babylove7899 Jul 4, 2011

I'm on episode 18. After each episode, I watched the next hoping this show was actually going to go somewhere. It's not a bad show and has kept me mildly entertained. But, I don't want to keep watching thinking that the plot is going to HOPEFULLY pick up when there really isn't much of a plot after all. Thank you for your review. It was very helpful.

ChrystalChameleon Apr 19, 2011

Although I don't think it deserves a 3/10 - the animation and the OP were nice - I do agree with your review. There wasn't any plot and/or character-development at all. The ending didn't make any sense, but to be honest, I did enjoy it more then the other episodes because there actually happened something. Tohru was a horrible protagonist and the whole Yuki-Kyo fighting gag (and the comedy overall) was really annoying.

Thank you for your review, it's good to see I'm not the only one who dislikes Fruits Basket.