Fruits Basket: The Final

Ryu

~ Dark Pun Master ~
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Title: Fruits Basket 1st season (FruBa)
Japanese: フルーツバスケット 前篇 (フルバ)
Airing date: 5/4/2019 (TV series remake)
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life, Shoujo
Original creator: Natsuki Takaya
Director: Yoshihide Ibata
Written by: Taku Kishimoto
Music by: Masaru Yokoyama
Character designer: Masaru Shindō
Studio: TMS and 8PAN
Network: TV Tokyo, TVO, TVA, AT-X
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcQIZUarjY
Official website: https://fruba.jp/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOg8CC_ONHU
1st series site: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/fruits_basket/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yImLCDyxZjM
English site: https://www.fruitsbasketofficial.com/

Synopsis: After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, 16-year-old high schooler Tooru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out... into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Souma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tooru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Soumas have a secret of their own‚ when hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!

Nahrallah said:
This does seem to be an anime that appeals to a lot of people! I recently used Fruits Basket to introduce a friend of mine to the wonderful world of anime! Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance ... Fruits Basket has it all! Of course the fact that she likes all creatures great and small helps!
i'm rewatching each ep of 2001 weekly (i prefer its OP/ED) with this remake :d
 

Noshi

-sama
Retired
When I found out they were going to reboot this anime, I was sooo stoked! The inner fangirl in me was very enthusiastic and really couldn't wait to see how it would turn out. I just had to leave a message here :p (My first avatar on FTV was the little tiger zodiac :) )
So far they've been staying pretty true to the original, which is nice. Only thing I'm not very happy with is Yuki's new voice. I miss the smooth gentle voice he used to have in the old version. Here is to hoping this version will finish it until the manga final, giving the fans the ending they have been longing for!
 

Ryu

~ Dark Pun Master ~
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Leader Council
Noshi said:
Only thing I'm not very happy with is Yuki's new voice. I miss the smooth gentle voice he used to have in the old version.
yup he sounds more manly now unlike his 'twin' Akito, there is a reason why... bit faster ep'2 and 3 than originally, its new OP/ED aren't bad but I miss this :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLuqX-KStMg
 

Ryu

~ Dark Pun Master ~
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Leader Council
Noshi said:
I was a little bit bothered by the pace. I think this is set to have more than one season right? I don't get why they are rushing the story in the episodes.. :eek:
good thing ep.7's pacing Is back to normal mostly about Hatori's sad past, just like #8 (2001) despite rearrangements... but so far it isn't that rushed for me a bit more believable, after many accidental hugs of her best friends originally ;)
 

Noshi

-sama
Retired
Nothing beats the original OP and ED of Fruits Basket really :p I still get goosebumps every time I hear that OP.
I was a little bit bothered by the pace. I think this is set to have more than one season right? I don't get why they are rushing the story in the episodes.. :eek:
 

Ryu

~ Dark Pun Master ~
Staff member
Leader Council
Fruba the final (2021) & Season 2 (2020), time to binge them now that It’s over...

I was a little bit bothered by the pace. I think this is set to have more than one season right?
Fruits Basket (2001, 26 TV eps) - 8/10 & FB Zenpen (2019~21, 63 Tv eps) - 9/10
 

Hiasubi

-Snuggle Bunny
Retired
I'm currently on The Final - episode 5- and I'm failing to see the hype. I've never seen Fruits Basket before. Then it popped up my MAL that The Final kept creeping up their top rating list, as of writing this it is now their #1 rated anime. So I decided to binge it all, season 1 was okay wasn't bad but it wasn't stellar too, my feeling is the same for season 2. Now that I'm on the Final I just don't get it. I just kept waiting for big revaltions or something to wow me and as of yet nothing is doing it. The only episode that got me to laugh was Cinderella-ish, I know it's not a comedy but that's the only episode I find memorable, I like Momoji - blonde half German kid - and think his story is sad and touching, but the rest just have nothing going for them, they're likeable enough but don't feel attachment to any of them really.

Someone tell me what I'm missing here because I am struggling to get it
 

monsta666

-the bee's knees
Staff member
Fansub TV Team
I'm currently on The Final - episode 5- and I'm failing to see the hype. I've never seen Fruits Basket before. Then it popped up my MAL that The Final kept creeping up their top rating list, as of writing this it is now their #1 rated anime. So I decided to binge it all, season 1 was okay wasn't bad but it wasn't stellar too, my feeling is the same for season 2. Now that I'm on the Final I just don't get it. I just kept waiting for big revaltions or something to wow me and as of yet nothing is doing it. The only episode that got me to laugh was Cinderella-ish, I know it's not a comedy but that's the only episode I find memorable, I like Momoji - blonde half German kid - and think his story is sad and touching, but the rest just have nothing going for them, they're likeable enough but don't feel attachment to any of them really.

Someone tell me what I'm missing here because I am struggling to get it
When I heard MAL hyping up the new seasons of Fruit Basket it got me intrigued into watching the original series. Whilst the show was not bad it was not exactly great either. To be honest I was a little underwhelmed and didn't feel the ending in the original really amounted to much. Sorta felt like I wasted my time.

That experience made me reluctant in trying out the new stuff. I hear there is a second part to this final series so maybe it gets better then? I get the feeling my experiences will echo yours Hia as my reaction was the same for the original. I suspect this is a hype job and MAL is trolling us by suggesting this is the best anime series of all time.
 

Ryu

~ Dark Pun Master ~
Staff member
Leader Council
I'm failing to see the hype. I've never seen Fruits Basket before. Then it popped up my MAL that The Final kept creeping up their top rating list, as of writing this it is now their #1 rated anime. So I decided to binge it all, season 1 was okay wasn't bad but it wasn't stellar too, my feeling is the same for season 2. Now that I'm on the Final I just don't get it.
Can’t blame you, that’s why i waited and binge since S2 or else struggle weekly... very awaited anime (didn’t end in 2001), enough to even get a movie next year :p
 
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