Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fruits Basket

 (Click here to watch a trailer)

Cute, hilarious, and fun all around. This anime is about a girl named Tohru Honda who discovers the secret that surrounds the family of her classmate Yuki Soma. Some members of his family, including him, transform into the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac when hugged by someone of the opposite gender, or when under stress. The anime deals much with how ones influence can have a great impact on another.

  • Age Appropriateness: Teens +
  • Content Rating: Fruits Basket is almost entirely harmless really. Kyo does swear quite often though, and there is one cross-dresser (if you have anything against that). Also, when those who are cursed transform back from being their respective animals, they are naked, but nothing is ever shown since they generate a big poof cloud when they transform, but other than those things, it's a very mild anime.
  • Dub vs. Sub: I watched this anime with the English dub, and I liked it that way. I thought the voices matched up very well, so that's what I would recommend.
  • Overall Rating: I would give Fruits Basket a 4/5. It's a wonderful anime and I love it, but aside from a few parts of the show, it was mostly fun to watch once. Although the end doesn't give much closure, and near the end gets a little boring with the same old stuff going on, I would say that Fruits Basket was definitely a good anime to watch all around. 
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