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Fruits Basket vol.1: A Great Transformation? (2002)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Funimation Productions
Genre: Anime, Shojo
Running Time: 123 min.
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
The Sohma family is cursed. However, this is no ordinary family curse. When a member of the family is embraced by a person of the opposite gender, they transform into an animal of the Chinese Zodiac! The Sohma's managed to keep the curse private for generations, but when a young girl stumbles upon their secret, life at the Sohma house changes forever. Conflict erupts as Zodiac rivals clash in this most unusual house-hold. Young Tohru Honda must promse the secret will remain on her own, or face the consequences! Be sure to add this new anime based on the #1 manga by Takaya Natsuki to your basket.

GreenCine Member Reviews

Charming! by rpmfla May 24, 2007 - 1:49 PM PDT
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1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
My wife and I loved this series. I watch a lot of anime, from "Disneyesque" titles to hardcore hentai, and this little yarn is definitely in my top 5 all time.

Take one irrepressibly optimistic young teenage girl, add a little tragedy, mix in a mystically cursed family, and a touch of romantic comedy, and you get this charming basket of fruits.

Too Sappy by arancarlisle May 19, 2006 - 7:35 AM PDT
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1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I first read the manga version of Fruits Basket and found it surprisingly entertaining, so it was with some disappointment that the anime version of the show failed to hold my interest.

I really truly "get" what the show is about, and I definately relate to the concept of being the odd one out. I like the story and general idea of the show. But the execution was too weak for me. It is just too slow and sappy, and by the fifth episode I was ready to give up.

I might continue following the story, but I will stick with the much more humorous and entertaining books.

Not an interesting anime by clee August 2, 2005 - 11:24 PM PDT
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4 out of 11 members found this review helpful
I am fooled by the good rating on this site & rented all. The 1st disk is interesting enough for me to keep watching. The show has an interesting start, very good music & good character developemnt. However, starting the second disk, the shows goes no where start to repeat the theme... sweet stupid girl with her mother's axioms & touches everyone around her. If it were made a little more believeable (& less corny), this show maybe watchable. That is not the case. What a waste of time in watching this show.

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