Revisiting Fruits Basket

fruits_basket_protagonists_with_credit_embargo_till_00h00m_20_nov_2018_jst_1_724x1024Did any of you see this coming? I bet some of you saw this coming. I also peaked, and I am not the only person covering Fruits Basket in 12 Days of Anime. So, sorry if you are tired of reading about Fruits Basket but I am going to talk about it, and this probably is not going to be the last post I write about it either. This is a revisit because I reviewed the show in what seems likes forever ago, 2015, for Anniversary Review Week, but I just have some things I wanted to discuss about the show since my opinion of it has changed slightly and there were a couple of things that have changed since 2015. So today for Day 3 of 12 Days of Anime we are looking at the anime that was one of the first I ever watched and its revival one of my most anticipated anime of 2019.

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Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Review

81989Sometimes you watch one show that, come to find out, is actually connected to another anime! This can happen in many ways, shapes, and forms. It could be a side story to a show, a prequel or sequel, or even a retelling of the story in a different setting or timeline. It is not a necessarily NEW concept and has happened to me very few times. This, sort of, happened to me with the anime that we are discussing today.  I am currently watching Katsugeki Touken/Ranbu and after an especially intense episode I remembered that a story about some of the same characters had been told back in the Fall 2016 Anime season. A show that I did not watch because that was during my anime/blogging hiatus. The important thing to remember about this show is that while they center on the same characters and have the same source material, the story is different. But I’m getting ahead of myself!

So here is my 46th Anime Review for a show that I had planned to watch and got around to when I got WAY to into an alternate telling of his story: Touken Ranbu Hanamaru.

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Handa-kun Review

80752Today is Day 3 of Anniversary Review Week! I hope you have all been enjoying it and make sure you check out the other two posts if you like this one. Yesterday we talked about some pretty serious stuff, so today we are going to look at the lighter side of things. Just over a year ago, I stumbled upon a show called Barakamon.  The review of which you can check out right here: Barakamon Review. It was one of the best shows I had seen in a while and I wished that it could have gone on forever. In a way, it did go on a little bit longer, but not in the way that I had expected. But we will get to that in a little bit.

I am back again for Day 3 of Anniversary Review Week and my 40th Anime Review. Today we are returning to the world of Sei Handa in Handa-kun

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Starmyu Review

75765Hello everyone! It is officially the starts of the 3rd Annual Anniversary Review Week!! Yay! To kick off this week we are starting with a show that I both love and makes me laugh uncontrollably for periods on end just because of the sure ridiculousness of it. A show that, while it had it’s flaws (and trust me we’re going to talk about those) it also kept me hooked from episode to episode. It was a show that fell a little short in some places, but was still very enjoyable to me nonetheless. I laughed, I was surprised, I also got very angry.

So here is my 38th Anime Review and Day 1 of Anniversary Review Week. The review for an anime that was…interesting to say the least: Starmyu.

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ReLIFE Review

80389In a world where anime comes out weekly each season, one anime defied this tradition. One show released all of its episodes in one sitting, so anime watchers from all over the world could binge watch it before anime other anime in the Summer 2016 Anime Season aired. What am I talking about? Randomness in all honesty, but that is something that the show I am reviewing today decided to do. The entire show released all the episodes at one time. Hold on let me take that back. You could watch all of the episodes in one sitting if you just happen to be a Premium Member of Crunchyroll, but I digress.

Anyway, here is my 37th Anime Review for a show fresh from the Summer 2016 Anime Season, ReLIFE.

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Barakamon Review

Very seldom to you come across an anime that is so genuinely funny and heartfelt just watching it brings a smile to your face. A show with no drama but still has something about it that keeps you coming back. Not to mention a main character that you really get to see change from episode to episode until he is practically a different person when it ends. Unfortunately, this is not something that happens in anime everyday, however, when it is done right it makes for a great show. Which is exactly what the anime I am reviewing today did!!

So here is my 28th Anime Review for an anime that I enjoyed so much I wish it would continue on forever: Barakamon


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Bakuman Review

Hi guys!! So break for me has started, thank god, and break means that I get to watch more anime, blog some more, and also work on the class that I decided to take over break at the last minute. Hahaha. Anyway, so I wanted to get this review out of the way as the first official post after break and wanted to let you all know that in the days leading up to the end of the year, there will be a year-end wrap-up and then a few lists of what some of my favorite openings, endings, and a few other things. There will also be the regular wrap-up at the end of the season. So there is the announcement portion.

On to the review!! The anime that I am reviewing today is one of the animes that I originally watched a long time ago. I have heard a lot of people say that this is one of the most encouraging shows that they have ever watched, and I would have to agree. After watching this show, I always felt really driven to do things I had dreamed about and encouraged me when I was unsure of myself. This is a good motivational anime to watched. Like seriously.

So here is my 25th Anime Review for a show that encouraged me to follow my dreams, that sounded cheesy: Bakuman.


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Kyoukai no Kanata Review

The first episode of a show, the pilot episode, is the episode that is supposed to draw you in and make you want to see what becomes of the series as a whole. On TV in the US, if a show’s pilot does not do well then the show does not happen. Now I do not know a lot about the anime industry, but from what I have seen in Shirobako once a show is decided it goes on until its full run is over. Even if the first episode is slow and boring, the show will go on. Why am I talking about this? Well back in 2013 when the show I am reviewing today originally aired, I watched the first episode and was honestly not impressed. However, as the show went on I kept hearing nothing but positive reviews of this show. Looking into it while doing research for this review I learned that opinions of this review are either really positive, or kind of negative. There is no real in between. Which I find very interesting.

So here is my 24th Anime Review for a show that I had honestly no idea what to expect going in: Kyoukai no Kanata.

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Sound! Euphonium Review

Hello everyone!! I hope you have been having a good October!! I bring to you today to a show that for a moment reminded me of my childhood. You see back when I was in junior high and high school (which actually was not all that long ago) instead of leaning towards the athletics department, I was more of a fan of the music side of school. For all seven years I was in band, choir, and marching band. I played the piano, flute, and oboe, and sang alto in choir. I loved it. As an anime fan, I always keep for an anime that has something to do with a band (or maybe some kind of singing group). Anything that really takes me back to the musical side of things. Which is exactly the kind of story that the anime I am reviewing today surrounds.

Here is my 22nd Anime Review for an anime that took me back to my days full of scales, tuning, and spit valves: Sound! Euphonium

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Sket Dance Review

Hello again everyone!! I realize that I keep telling you that everything is starting to calm down for me but I every time that I say that it seems like things get all crazy again. But overall things really have calmed down. I think I keep telling you all this as a way to tell myself that it has calmed down. To assure myself…….let’s move on from that.

So I am back with my 21st Anime Review. I am sorry. All I can think about is the vine with the kid who is asked “What’s nine plus ten?” and he goes “Twenty-one”. I am sorry. I need a moment. I will be right back.

Okay. I am back. I think I am okay now. I found that way too funny for some reason. Anyway, so yes I am back with my 21st Anime Review and my 14th review of the year. Yeah..I checked. But anyway, the review that I am doing today is for a show that I absolutely loved. It was so witty but also could be serious when it needed to be serious. I loved watching it while it was airing. After it was over I missed it a lot and I went on to read the manga, which has also ended.

So here is my 21st Anime Review for a show that made me laugh until I cried, and cry when it was serious. One of my favorite comedy anime: Sket Dance

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