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Fruits Basket

By Geeky Gem

I am not going to start this blog by saying as many of you know I like anime, oops guess I did. Sorry, any way you now that so I thought I would a talk to you about another series that I like Fruits Basket, is a really good show with a lot of fantastic characters in it. Let’s begin shall we?

Fruits Basket, sometimes abbreviated Furuba, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya.  The series was also adapted into a 26-episode anime series, directed by Akitaro Daichi. The series tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that thirteen members of the Sohma family are possessed by the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and are cursed to turn into their animal forms when they are weak or when they are embraced by anyone of the opposite sex that is not possessed by a zodiacal spirit. In the anime it is possible to transform through torso contact.

I know this one sounds a bit odd doesn’t it, but after a while you forget that some of the chrectors can turn into animals and becomes more about the friendships of Tohru, Yuki and Kyo. that and all the fighting that goes on between Yuki and Kyo which usually ends in some part of Shigure’s home being destroyed. Which is always funny. In each episode or so Tohru gets to meet another member of the family and find out what animal they are, this however leads to some trouble with the head of the house. Akito is not happy that an outsider has discovered the family secret and will stop at nothing to make Tohru’s life a living hell.

As the series goes on Tohru tries to stand up to Akito but this doesn’t always go will and leads to either Kyo or Yuki stepping in, something neither boy has ever had the guts to do before. The story is lovely and the characters are funny, some of my favorite scenes are between Shigure and Yuki’s older brother Ayame as they have a bit of a Bromance going on and the only one who can stop them is Hatori their oldest friend. Now I don’t want to spoil the show by telling which Sohma family member is which animal but here is a picture of one of the animal forms.

If you are looking for something to watch and want something that is light and funny but also dark, then this is the show for you. I hope you enjoy it I’ve posted the opening credits below for you to have a look at.

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