「由希は俺の初恋だから」 (Yuki wa Ore no Hatsukoidakara)
“Yuki Was My First Love”
Oh man, is it finally time for Black Haru?
After a few weeks of really heavy and emotional episodes, it was nice to flip back to the lighter side of things. From Kyo and Yuki doing their usual arguing to the appearance of one of the crazier Somas, I’ll admit that I enjoyed not having something heavy weigh on my heart for once. Add in a bunch of super exaggerated or just pure deadpan moments from Hana and you hit the entire range of what a lighter (and funnier) episode of Fruits Basket could really be.
On the other side of things though, it was also rather interesting to see the show gently push the idea of a Yuki and Tohru relationship. Seeing how both parties are very dense when it comes to their feelings (albeit for completely different reasons), I have to hand it to Haru for pushing Tohru just far enough to get us a super cute expression out of Yuki. Man, for someone who tries to keep his cool as well as stay reserved even under the most difficult situations, I can’t wait for the day he completely loses it when Tohru drops something unexpected on him.
Besides that though, this week’s episode was rather light on content with Haru’s introduction and back story taking up a good chunk of time. Something that I thought was fairly interesting but nothing to write home about (minus hoping for some more Black Haru). That said, it looks like Valentine’s Day is coming next week and I can’t wait to see what that means for Tohru and friends. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week!