I love fruits basket =B
Fruits Basket tv,manga Review
Story & Playability
Anime and Manga have the same story, although the anime is really short compared to the manga. You can say that their stories are connected by fate. That everyone is destined to meet each other, which is hard for a manga this long, because you need to give evidence on every part on why it is related. The story using the 12 Chinese Zodiacs as a foundation is also a great idea, a hooking idea as i can see, and the blooming of feelings compliments all the developments. The sad parts can really make you all teary and comedy parts is really good as well. The revolutions of the story is just right for every character developments for the readers to understand the the points and flexes of the story.
In the beginning of the manga you can see that mangaka is not quite used in drawing and you feel the oldish art style, but while the story progresses you can feel the transformation of the bishies (bishoujo and bishounen) having better features. Also what i can really notice in the art is the seamless depth of their eyes which made me loved the art, the eyes too deep to read matches a drama, the only not-so-creepy i know is that the use of the flashbacks in the old style arts, they didn't redraw them, in the latter parts you can really notice the old arts in the flashbacks, it's like evolution, a wonderful artistic evolution.
The anime have the mdoern type of art so as it may seem, it's all good. Seeing the manga move is like a dream come true and it's colored too. You will see the different colors of eyes and hair and the clothing they wear, it gives better understanding to the characters.
Anime's opening (For Fruits Basket) is really sad, sometimes just listening to it makes me remember what happened and it makes me cry. The sound increases the mood of the story, it makes the story more intense, more dramatic in a sense. The Ending song (Chiisa na Inori) may not quite be good for the ending, although you may feel it's emotions too.
The seiyuus (japanese voice actors) compliments with character attitudes and thus makes the character more effective.
The finale piano (Serenade) is really one of the best inserts, really good for the ending, and copes with the happenings in the story, it's like a hypnotism that gives you flashbacks while watching.
The music of the anime is like the mood generator, it set ups your feelings then while watching you will really feel all their emotions.
The use of the elements like transformations and legends is really cool, but what gave me a greater impact is the "bonds" and promises they hold for each other. The feelings they all keep inside. Also different character perspectives and attitudes like the almost-perfect character, the always-happy character, the uber-shy character and the klutzy main character, they all fit together, like a puzzle that's best when together. Also the inevitability of each characters being bound together.
Having all sorts and kinds of character is really good. The use of family problems and such, acceptance and rejections. reasoning and understanding of each characters. Although having too many characters can be quite confusing, since each and everyone of the characters have their own story development, the story is so long and sometimes can be quite boring if you read for too long.
Fruits basket also gives a considerable amount of laugh for those who watch/read, sentimental as it may seem it's good that way, all the flavors you like may be found in fruits basket. :)
Reviewed by crash09dart, May 12, 2010
Kyouu May 14, 2010
rukasu04 Mute Member May 15, 2010
Nice review :D
crash09dart May 18, 2010
I really hope my review can help promoting anime/manga that is deserving to be enjoyed by many. :)
emina07 Mute Member May 23, 2010
combining philosophies and fantasies is really well done in this anime... want to watch it again
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Buchou-dono May 30, 2010
That's a good written review.
I agree the opening is one of the movings melodies in the anime genre that I can think of.
rukasu04 Mute Member Aug 12, 2010
Nice review :P
SchRita Aug 27, 2010
I haven't seen it, and it seems to be good, since I'm in the search of a new series.
patriz0 Oct 07, 2010
i love animals...
Warpten29 Jan 14, 2011
Thanks for the unique review!
hitsu-chan Jul 20, 2011
hell I love this anime, it's so original! :3 the scenario is just damn good (well it's my taste)
thx for the review
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