Fruits Basket = Series Review

What a shitty, overly hyped up anime. I always heard people ranting and raving about how good it was, and so I read up on it’s plot. Here’s what I got:

Fruits Basket

Basically, it’s about a girl, Tohru, who is living somewhere out in the woods because she’s broke and has no home. Something happens and she eventually moves in to the Sohma household, where Yuki Sohma, a classmate and person whom all girls love, lives with his cousin Shigure. However, there is one thing strange about these people….their family, the Sohmas, have had a curse put on them for centuries. When ever one of them is embraced by a non-family member, they turn into an animal of the Chinese Zodiac. For example, Yuki turns into a mouse. Anyway, new characters are introduced as the series goes one, including one Kyo Sohma, who is, in my opinion, the only interesting character in the show. He turns into a cat, and in the story of the Chinese Zodiac the cat was apparently left out of a party because the mouse tricked him and told him the party was on a different day, thusly, he was never accepted as an animal of the Chinese Zodiac, therefore, Kyo, who turns into a cat, always wants to fight Yuki, aka, the mouse, to get revenge. Get it? People changing into animals at odd times seems like it can make a pretty cool anime if you ask me, Then I struggled through the anime and fought to finish it. Let’s explain farther in a new way…by looking at the main characters.

Tohru

She is a ditz. She does nothing right. She cries. She sucks.

Yuki

He’s boring. He is really really boring. There is nothing special about him (except that he can change into a mouse).

Kyo

Probably the only interesting character in the show. He’s always pissed off and bring what little excitement there was into the show. My theory is that he isn’t really pissed at Yuki, he’s pissed because he’s in such a shitty show.

Pros:

  • Some humor
  • Most of the characters were actually cool.

Cons:

  • Two of the three main characters, Yuki and Tohru, got most of the screen time, which took away from the cooler characters.
  • Yuki
  • Tohru
  • The animation was boring looking, which matched the show perfectly.
  • The story, despite having some interesting characters, was as stimulating as sneaking into a women’s locker room to watch old ladies shower (if that’s stimulating to you then you might like this show).
  • It sucked.
  • It was boring and shitty and filled with crying and repetition and a slow plot advancement.

This show almost got dropped, but it was saved by the interesting characters making small appearances, therefore, it gets a

FINAL GRADE = 3

Maria + Holic = First Impressions

I recently started this:

Maria + Holic

I chose this randomly, and here’s what I got from the first episode: This girl, Kanako, moves into (transfers) to an all girls school to meet her “fated one”, just as her parents, presumably now both dead, did (her dad was a teacher). However, she isn’t interested in a teacher, because she is a huge dike. Big lesbian mule. This is most likely because when she touches a boy, she gets hives all over the place. So she meets another girl, Mariya, and she kisses her right off the bat, and she wants to really dive into Mariya’s cooch right away. Then, after Mariya leaves, she notices that she has hives on her arm, which therefor must mean……

Pros:

  • This anime reminds me of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. The animation is quite similar (I should say the directing and story style, along with some animation).
  • It’s fucking hilarious. HILARIOUS.
  • The characters appear to be awesome, just like in previously stated two lines up anime.
  • The OP is awesome (same goes for most anime by Shaft).

Cons”

  • Can’t find any yet.

EDIT: After looking, it is in fact done by Shaft Productions, the same people that did Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, and Pani Poni Dash (another awesome show)…Wow…Shaft is actually awesome.