「もうすぐ夏がやってきます」 (Mousugu Natsu ga Yattekimasu)
“Summer Is Coming Soon”
How dare you pull a SAO: Alicization on me!
Okay — so that caught me completely off guard. After last week’s huge episode, I figured we were about to reset things on the plot rollercoaster as we took an episode to cool off and analyze what happened. Except, I never realized that Fruits Basket was going to take a break after 2-cours and make us wait until 2020 for more of that heartwarming content.
Anyways, I guess it’s time to dive into the somewhat-final impressions as we wait two whole seasons for more of this show.
To be honest, I feel like I’ve said most of what I wanted to say throughout each post. This week’s final episode was nothing short of spectacular both within the bubble of Kyo’s arc and as an integral piece of the overarching plot. With our two main boys Kyo and Yuki finally breaking out of the shell that they’ve been stuck in for ages, it truly feels like we’re about to embark on something amazing from this point. That and if I’m not mistaken, it’s around this point where the original anime and the remake will begin to differ significantly since if I remember correctly, Kyo’s true form being revealed was the “big conclusion” to the original series.
Overall, I don’t think we could have asked for more from a remake of an already fantastic show. From the heart wrenching moments that uppercut your emotions into oblivion to the relaxing moments of watching characters just live their lives and do their thing, Fruits Basket is a prime example of what a show with a simple premise can really do. Without solely relying on the curse of the Somas, the story has been able to craft a web full of amazing moments where each individual character’s personality and quirks provide a solid foundation to build on. A foundation that I hope will be able to remain steady in our memories as we wait for the series to pick back up.
As always, thank you everyone for keeping up with the posts! I hope you enjoyed the first half of the series as much as I did and I’ll catch you on the other side when things pick back up. See you then!