フルーツバスケット/Fruits Basket episodes 7–12

[Screenshot]My statements on the first installment can be seen here; most of this remains the case, althoguh the pacing has changed up a bit: on this disc the Sohma family relationships are the primary focus, and the interactions of the Sohma-Tohru collective with the outside world seems to be left behind. That’s a bit of a pity, since even though the primary characters are engaging, interesting, and well-done, they really shine only when they’re placed against a background of normalcy (also, I still want to know Uo and Hana’s stories). The art remains gentle and immersive: I think I maybe actually prefer shoujo artistic conventions. Anyways, it’s still good, but I’d like to see more development of the characters we have instead of more character-introduction on the next disc. Surely we don’t need twelve Sohmas. This disc also got us through some of the more formulaic anime obligatory episodes: we got our Hot Springs Episode, and got clsoe enough to a School Festival episode that we don’t have to do that again. So, with the preliminaries out of the way, I’m hoping Fruits Basket will start picking up again.

See also: IMDB, Wikipedia, Anime News Network, AniDB.

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I'm a mathematics professor at the University of Louisville, and a geek.

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