Fruits Basket Series
Honda Tohru is may be the unluckiest high school girl ever. Not only she had to face her mother's death alone, she now
have to live alone and better still, has no place to live. Desperate, she tried to live in a small tent on a portion of
seemingly un-owned land. However, bad luck was still on her side, as a landslide actually buried her new home and all
her belongings. The Souma family, who was actually the owner of that piece of land discovered her and after listening to
her story they kindly took her in and gave her a temporary place to stay in their house. Tohru, in turn, was expected to
help the three Souma boys with their household chores such as cleaning, washing the laundry, and cooking. Tohru
considered herself to be lucky to actually be allowed to stay in the same house as the 'prince' of her highschool.
It was all looking good til the time that one (un)fortunate incident revealed their true selves to the clueless and ever so dim-witted Tohru. Though shocked and surprised, Tohru decided to keep their secrets with her to her death. However, will the Souma family approved of an outsider knowing their deepest darkest secret? And how will this secret change Tohru's life? Was her meeting with the Soumas a fortunate encounter, or maybe it was the exact opposite?
Synopsis by: Tareren
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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.
This must be one of the sadest stories out there besides Clannad and Elfen Lied. You'll find yourself wanting to protect the characters and thinking "That's enough, just let them be" Another thing that I liked was that they used the Chinese Zodiac for the characters and that makes it more special. The anime is good but the manga is even better, specially because things are explained a lot better in the manga. The downside of the anime is that there's so few episodes so a lot of things remain unexplained.HatedAngel rated 6.00:
IThis was one of the first mangas I have ever read, and it was a recomendation from an old friend of mine. When I first read it I liked it, I did however later try to reread it.... to be honest I forced myself to finish it and even with that I had to skip a chunk of the series. The concept of it is kinda weird unless you actually read it (atleast to me it was) I give it a moderate because there was a period of time that I liked it. The anime was awful because they made Tohru sound even more cheerful then she was in the manga (don't ask me how) CHeerfulness in a character just makes me shiver.ToshiroBurrito rated 10.00:
Let's just say it is amazing. It's about the Chinese Zodiac. All the characters can become one of the animals on the Zodiac if the opposite gender hugs them. It's perfectly perfect. Sweet. Yep. Amazing.Nalataia rated 7.50:
A beautiful shojo. Lots of love, friendship, sadness, stupid problems, odd situations, strange "powers" and funny characters.
It usually happens that this kind of anime is full of romantic scenes and the main character ends crying or screaming love stuff but
in Fruits Basket nothing of this happens, at least, in the anime.
Graphics are very well-done and opening theme is cute and tender.
At first, i got hooked because on of the charecters but then the story really took me on. And manga is even better. However, the
way it ends for some of the characters are just a little forced. I mean, like if the mangaka wrote it quickly to end it
One of the first animes I watched, I quickly fell in love with the characters. Sweet, sappy, and fun, and very original! The manga could get pretty melodramatic, but it's still one of my all time favorites!