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Post by sailor53 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:28 am

I recently saw volume 1. From what I've seen so far I really like it and can't wait to finish the series. BTW has anyone seen the new box yet. It is so pretty. Here are some pics: Front Back
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Post by Neo Dead Moon » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:45 pm

The box art is REALLY cute ^_^

I can't believe I don't have this series on R1 DVD yet.

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Post by KoiNoVash » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:40 pm

Neo Dead Moon wrote: I can't believe I don't have this series on R1 DVD yet.
They have had it out for about two years now... check amazon.com
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Post by Hatsuharu_Souma » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:10 pm

well if you cant tell im kinda obsessed with fruits basket... im even starting to scare off some of my friends... "highschool girls! highschool girls! all for me! highschool girls!" i just love that song!
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Post by sailormoonhannah » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:19 pm

you do scare me with that you know?! and you like it!!! but Fruits Basket is really good and the high school girl song is very funny!!!

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Post by Sailorasteroid » Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:01 am

I have watched the Fruits Basket over this week, and found it a touch disappointing.

First off, to Miss Tohru: GROW A SPINE!!!

But what really disappointed me was this whole "family curse" thing. How bad is this curse, really? I mean, in the course of a normal life, how often do you get embraced out of family? And it's not like they go around killing people when they've changed--they just look funny for a few minutes. I could buy the curse in the case of, say, Ranma, because that was a comedic farce. This was supposed to be. . . drama? romance?

I mean, it's like some family saying "We live under a terrible curse. All of us are horribly allergic to peanuts. And we must prevent any outsiders from ever discovering our evil peanut curse." I understand that it's a staple of fiction that anything magical has to be hidden from the public, but with Fruba I couldn't suspend my disbelief. I just kept thinking that 90% of their problems could have been negated by simply telling people about their nature. If they didn't have memory erasing powers (and how *do* they have memory-erasing powers?), there's no show.
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Post by Sailor Europa » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:39 am

Well, over the weekend I finished the 3rd DVD of Fruits Basket. I needed a break from all that watching. *^^*;

I have to say, though, that I really like this anime. I love how there're this bits of humor that's really unexpected. I just burst out laughing any time I hear about Shigeru and Ayame's little night time antics.

I think Momiji is just about my favorite characters. Well, I think I really like all of them. It's so sad when you learn about their past lives and things.

Oh, and to disagree with you a bit, Asteroid-san.
Honestly, I don't think Tohru needs to grow a spine. She's dense, naive, and pure hearted, but that's not as if she's weak minded. She reminds me a lot like me, however, I'm not that dedicated to my studies. *^^*;

Oh, and about the curse and the hugging? I'd seriously hate that. Every day I hug at least seven people in school. I wouldn't be able to stand not hugging people. Like, when I just meet someone I usually ask/offer a hug in greeting, rather than, say, shaking their hand.

Oh, and Kagura frightens me.
And I absolutely adore Kisa.

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Post by yoshmaster5 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:29 pm

I've only read volume One.

Shigure has really funny scenes.
Shigure: "This curse would make being married in public almost impossible, so that makes sex- *punched in the face*
Yuki: Don't be vulgar.

And I love Kagura. I love how she gets pissed off and beats the crap out of everyone. :lol: :lol:
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Post by Sailorasteroid » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:05 pm

Sailor Europa wrote:Oh, and to disagree with you a bit, Asteroid-san.Honestly, I don't think Tohru needs to grow a spine. She's dense, naive, and pure hearted, but that's not as if she's weak minded. She reminds me a lot like me, however, I'm not that dedicated to my studies. *^^*;
She's not weak-minded, but weak-willed. She never does anything out of her own desire, she just moves with the tide. Her mom wants her to graduate, so she throws herself into studies. Her house needs repairs, so she goes to live in a tent. The Sohma's tell her to go live with them, and she does. They tell her to keep away from Hatori and Akito, and she promises to. Then Akito shows up and she's nice to him anyway. Plus what happens when that one kid (I forget the name, he's the sheep) takes her notebook. I don't see how any normal human being can not want to slap his face.

Oh, one other thing on Fruba, but I found the subtitles to be terribly done. I'm quite certain I heard them referring to "natto" when the subs said leeks and to "takoyaki" when the subs said jelly buns. There were lots of timing errors as well.
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Post by Umino » Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:41 am

Sailorasteroid wrote:Oh, one other thing on Fruba, but I found the subtitles to be terribly done. I'm quite certain I heard them referring to "natto" when the subs said leeks and to "takoyaki" when the subs said jelly buns. There were lots of timing errors as well.
I noticed that too, subs would stay onscreen for awhile after someone was done talking. And subtitles for songs were done in the same color, it got confusing when someone would talk with a song playing in the back.

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Post by Hino_Rei552 » Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:53 am

yoshmaster5 wrote:Shigure has really funny scenes.
Shigure: "This curse would make being married in public almost impossible, so that makes sex- *punched in the face*
Yuki: Don't be vulgar.
XDD That is the best scene ever.

I LOVE Fruits Basket. I bought the boxset off Amazon a few weeks ago, and now I've seen all of the episodes.
Shigure is my favorite character. He's just too cute! I also love Yuki, Kyo, Momiji, and Hiro. Hatsuharu is damn hot.
I've only read the first of the manga. But I want to read more, now.
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Post by Artemis Lover » Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:26 am

Sailorasteroid wrote:First off, to Miss Tohru: GROW A SPINE!!!
I'd have to disagree entirely. I've been told many a time that I don't have a spine. Tohru is just a person that puts people before themselves, which is definitely an honorable trait.

As for Fruits Basket- I've seen the first two DVDs and about half of the third, plus read the first manga, and I **Love** it!! The characters are so awesome and I love the story- most of the anime I've seen ((ok, so that's barely any)) basically is about people going around and fighting random battles, which is SO not what this series is about, and I love that.

As for characters- I'd say my two favorites are Hatori and Shigure Sohma, but after that, DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE!!! *sweat drop*. I absolutely love the dog that Shigure turns into- so adorable.

GOOD QUOTE:
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Shigure: Oh, I dunno, I've felt many women.
Kagura: ...
Shigure: This is your cue to start yelling, "Shigure, you're a pervert!" and start to hit me or something.

Okay, I probably didn't get that right. w/e. :D
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Post by Hino_Rei552 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:47 pm

Artemis Lover wrote: GOOD QUOTE:
Kagura: You just don't know what a woman in love feels like!
Shigure: Oh, I dunno, I've felt many women.
Kagura: ...
Shigure: This is your cue to start yelling, "Shigure, you're a pervert!" and start to hit me or something.

Okay, I probably didn't get that right. w/e. :D
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Post by Sakura_Gal » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:58 pm

I just finished watching the 4th DVD, I CRIED! :cry:

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Post by Rainbow » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:22 pm

Rainbow's comments on the series and characters (I've seen and own the whole anime series but not the manga):
-Yuki keeps reminding me of Yaten in his expressions and looks.
-The ending reminded me of Sailor Moon because [spoiler] Tohru goes to find monster Kyo and she still wants to stay with him even though he's scary at the moment and it reminded me of the scene at the end of the Nehelenia Arc of SailorStars when Usagi reached out to Nehelenia despite all the stuff that had been done to her. [/spoiler]
-The part with Kisa biting Tohru's hand (as a tiger) reminded me of the cats biting Sakaki in Azumanga Daioh.
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Post by the*blue*girl » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:05 pm

i've seen all the anime (and am totally pissed that there's no season 2) and read up to volume 7. next to sailor moon, its my favorite anime/manga. momiji and kisa just make you want to huggle them! and i love ayame, the "master of sexual desires"... LMFAO! i think i like the manga better, mainly because it goes deeper than the anime.

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Post by Mad Hatteress Belial » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:26 am

Ehehe, I love Ayame so much, especially whenever he flirts with Shigure! Tokyo Pop is taking such a long time with the manga which really annoys me, because I want to know if what I heard about Akito is true, or some dumb joke.

[spoiler]He's really a woman?![/spoiler]
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Post by Rainbow » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:32 pm

Mad Hatteress Belial wrote:Ehehe, I love Ayame so much, especially whenever he flirts with Shigure! Tokyo Pop is taking such a long time with the manga which really annoys me, because I want to know if what I heard about Akito is true, or some dumb joke.

[spoiler]He's really a woman?![/spoiler]
[spoiler]Yes, in the manga, Akito is actually female, although she was raised male. So far as I've heard, at least, I've only seen the anime.[/spoiler]
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Post by the*blue*girl » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:38 am

Mad Hatteress Belial wrote:Ehehe, I love Ayame so much, especially whenever he flirts with Shigure! Tokyo Pop is taking such a long time with the manga which really annoys me, because I want to know if what I heard about Akito is true, or some dumb joke.

[spoiler]He's really a woman?![/spoiler]
yeah i heared that rumor too. i was like, WTF? that is so... hmmm... interesting? a plot twist, indeed.

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Post by Mad Hatteress Belial » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:43 am

Ah, I see! Well, then [spoiler]Funimation didn't do their research and gave Akito a very manly voice. I haven't listened to the Japanese version of it yet, though, so I don't know how girlish his voice was on that, either.[/spoiler]
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