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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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The Always Smiling Girl: How Tohru critiques toxic positivity

The narrative takes care to demonstrate that Tohru has her own issues, and highlights that her relentlessly positive attitude and her devotion to putting others before herself is…

Anime Feminist

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Animecast: Anime Databases and Review Brigading

The Hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast decide to dive into the interesting realm of anime databases (commonly referred to as Anime Lists). Not only this, but the…

Otaku Spirit

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Review: DESCENDANTS OF DARKNESS

Let's continue with an old favorite for manga-boom-era fujoshi.  But does this one still hold up? DESCENDANTS OF DARKNESS ( Yami no Matsuei ...

The Manga Test Drive

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Fruits Basket The Final Season Series Review – Bring Tissues and Someone To Hug

Post Sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Fruits Basket the Final Season brings Tohru's emotional journey, and the viewer's, to a satisfying close. Read the full review.

100 Word Anime

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Anime Review 201 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie Mugen Train

Demon Slayer was the anime that defined 2019. It was the series that explode in popularity since its premiere in April 2019 the same season that gave us…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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Anime Review 200 Fruits Basket The Final

My experience with the Shoujo genre has been a magical one. My first experience with the Shoujo genre was Ouran High School Host Club which despite its reverse…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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Top 5 Supernatural Romance Anime – Great Characters, Worldbuilding, and Just Sweet Moments

I love a good supernatural romance anime - probably because it combines my favourite elements of fantasy and horror anime with my favourite elements of romantic comedies. When…

100 Word Anime

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Canola Confession: Modern Anime and Manga, Fruits Basket, and the terrifying reality of self-love

I was recently reminded of the concept of ‘self love’ within anime. That as of late it’s been on trend for a character to love themselves first, and…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Tohru Honda Shows Us the Savior We All Need

We’re happy to present a guest post today by Christian fantasy author MH Elrich, whom you can connect with on Instagram. “I won’t. Is that what I have…

Beneath the Tangles

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If I had to rebuy my manga collection

There’s been a trend with all sorts of content creators along the lines of, ‘if you lost all of *insert collection type here* what would you re-buy?’ being…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Fruits Basket The Final Season

Fruits Basket The Final Season is the best season of the series but is it as good as the all-time top anime charts say it is?

DoubleSama

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 081 – Spring 2021 Season Review

0:00:00 Intro 0:01:53 Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway 0:03:18 86 EIGHTY-SIX 0:06:18 Backflip!! 0:07:15 Burning Kabaddi 0:08:15 Combatants Will Be…

Anime B&B

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The Otakusphere: Polyamory, School Days and beware the grease apocalypse

Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are in the world. It’s Sunday in my corner of the hinterlands, so that means it’s time to see what is…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

“A Gift Wrapped in Pandemic Paper and Offered in Pieces,” or “Meaning without Consequence: My Pandemic Experience with Fruits Basket”

It’s finally time to sit down (or lie down as the case may be since I’m laying in bed while typing this paragraph) and try to tie my…

Shoujo Thoughts: ☆ ~('▽^人) Otaku Ramblings

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Animecast: Funimation Streams Backwards for Aussies

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Anime Feminist Recommendations of Spring 2021

Let's look back at spring, a season so full of good stuff that there wasn't space to recommend everything we liked!

Anime Feminist

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A Masterpiece – Fruits Basket: The Final Anime Review

I have a lot to say about the finale of Fruits Basket. But Before I do, I had a suspicion when I first started watching the first season…

HaruKafe

355 – Triple Dip 53 – Drunks, En Chan’s House, Silkscreen

This week Morgana reads the strange Monthly Shoujo Sunday, dakazu enjoys the manga reality competition show MILLION TAG, and there is a rant about Fruits Basket! Then we…

Manga Machinations

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Spring 2021 in Review

This past anime season, counting holdovers from the Winter 2021 season, I watched 26 anime. Of those, I completed 22. Normally, we at the Backloggers would do an…

The Backloggers

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Best Anime Dubs You Can Watch RIGHT NOW (Part 3)

AJ from The Cartoon Cipher checks out the newest anime dubs with special shout outs to Fruits Basket, Megalobox 2, and more!

Anime News Network - Views

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(Initial) Final Thoughts on Fruits Basket: Sadness, Bad Parents.

The series is done. After three or so years, this legendary series has come to a close. Something that fans have been wanting for a long time, and…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Fruits Basket (Season Three)

How would Tohru react to the information that Kureno had given her? Would she be able to continue on her quest to break the zodiac curse? Of course,…

The Otaku Author

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Fruits Basket – The Final Episode Guide

Fruits Basket – The Final: The Souma Curse enters its end game. Will the light of Tohru prevail? Akito's darkness? Is there a better question?

Crow's World of Anime

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Anime Quote

Hey guys, Fruits Basket anime had ended recently so I had made a quote using Canva Thank you for visiting!

Anime and me

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Animecast: Spring 2021 Anime Season Review Part 2

With the wrap up of the Spring 2021 Anime Season, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their reviews of 13 amazing titles for…

Otaku Spirit

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Rolling Review – Fruits Basket 2019 – S3 (13)

Episode Synopsis With the curse lifted, Tohru and Kyo prepare for the next chapter of their life together. The rest of the Somas reflect on all that has…

The Con Artists

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Review: Fruits Basket (2019-2021)

Dear folks of anime community in Wordpress, I’m glad to have brought the news that Fruits Basket—over the span of 53 episodes, dragging three seasons of joyous and…

Anime as a Cup of Tea

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A Seasonal Review — Spring 2021

Dropped: Battle Athletes Victory Restart, Blue Reflection Ray, Burning Kabaddi, Cestvs The Roman Fighter, Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro, Dragon Goes House Hunting, Edens Zero, Farewell My…

Draggle's Anime Blog

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(Very) Quick thoughts on Fruits Basket: The Final: Anthology Adventures

Well, here we are. It’s been a long ride, but we are now at the final season of this series. I’ve got a post on my initial views…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Fruits Basket – The Final Episode 13 Review – Everyone Loves You

Fruits Basket - The Final Episode 13: Kyou takes Tohru to the zoo -- with Arisa and Saki as chaperones! Can the Light of Tohru protect him?

Crow's World of Anime

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Doki Doki News Month Kicks Off with Guest Host and VA, Macy Anne Johnson!

We’re excited to announce that all month long, voice actors will be joining us as guest hosts for Doki Doki News, our weekly 90-second newscast about the major…

Beneath the Tangles

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Fruits Basket: The Final Season Episode 13 Impressions – The Long Epilogue of a Narrative Continued

Post Sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. You know, I thought I was being a little sarcastic last week when I said the episode felt a bit like…

100 Word Anime

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Fruits Basket (Episode 63) – See You Again Soon

The school year is over and everyone is making their preparations for the next steps. For most this seems to revolve around Tohru and the impact she has…

The Otaku Author

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Fruits Basket: The Final Review

To my younger self, I hope this was enough to satisfy your desire to see this story over again. I know I’m a little late on committing time…

PyraXadon's Anime Archive

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Spring 2021 Season in Review

Surprise of the Season: Higehiro Overall Rating: 3.5 This is hardly a flawless series, and better series overall definitely aired during this past season. However, no series in…

USA Anime

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Fruits Basket the Final – 13 (End) and Series Review

If you were to ask for my feelings about Fruits Basket, I could only answer "it's complicated". Read more

Lost in Anime

Interview: Fruits Basket the Final Director Yoshihide Ibata

The newest anime adaptation of Natsuki Takaya's classic Fruits Basket manga is drawing to a close. ANN reached out to director Yoshihide Ibata to learn more about his…

Anime News Network - Views

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Weekly Round-Up, 23-29 June 2021: Utada Hikaru’s Coming Out, Cosplay in 2020, and Translator Interviews

AniFem Round-Up Love, Sex, and Power in Fruits Basket Sara Connor analyzes Akito’s character arc and the complicated interplay of abuse and trauma. A Dress Isn’t Just A…

Anime Feminist

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Fruits Basket The Final Season Episode 13

Fruits Basket The Final Season Episode 11 is the last episode of the series. In this review, I look at where everyone is now.

DoubleSama

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That Summer 2021 Schedule

Summer, O summer, how I loathe you. You and your ever so brilliant heat, you and your tiny shiny beam of light. Sun, cicadas, moon, beaches, watermelons, festivals,…

Anime as a Cup of Tea

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Fruits Basket – 63 (Fin) – A New Banquet

Tooru and Kyou go to a petting zoo for their first official date—a bit on the nose, but also adorable! Also adorable? Uo and Hana tag along as…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Fruits Basket: The Final Season Episode 12 Impressions – The Long Epilogue of a Narrative

Post Sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. It was kind of inevitable that whatever came after the emotional heights of episode 11 was going to be a bit…

100 Word Anime

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Rolling Review – Fruits Basket 2019 – S3 (12)

Episode Synopsis Yuki’s curse is the last to go, and with its disappearance he’s able to tell Machi his true feelings. Akito allows herself to appear as she…

The Con Artists