Hello! My name is Christina, and I know that I've talked about this anime way to much but, since I have finished reading the manga for fruits basket and decided to rewatch the anime to see what they did wrong so I can give my criticism towards it :).
WARNING THEIR WILL BE SOME SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T READ THE MANGA YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
When high school student Tohru Honda's mother dies in a car crash on her way to work in the parking lot, she decides to live with her grandfather. Renovations on the house and unsupportive and unkind family members cause her to move out of her grandfather's house temporarily and, since she has nowhere else to go, Tohru begins living in a tent and supporting herself. That is, until she finds a home in the least likely of places, inhabited by her popular classmate Yuki Sohma and his cousin Shigure. The first day Tohru moves into the Sohma house, an orange haired teenager crashes through the roof of her new bedroom and starts attacking Yuki. This newcomer is Kyo, Yuki and Shigure's aggressively angry cousin. Once Kyo loses quickly to Yuki, he tries to fight him again. When he’s about to attack, Tohru tries to stop him, but slips on an article of clothing, making her fall onto Kyo’s back. When this happens, Tohru discovers something big about the Sohmas. later on in the series Tohru is trying to find a way to break the curse so by next spring Kyo won't be locked up just like the previous person who was possessed by the spirit of the cat. by the end of the story the curse was broken.
Characters in Fruits Basket
Tohru Handa - Rice Ball Kyo Sohma - Cat Yuki Sohma - Rat Shigure Sohma - Dog Hatori Sohma -Seahorse (The Dragon) Haru Sohma - Cow (Ox) Momiji Sohma - Rabbit Kisa Sohma - Tiger Hiro Sohma - Sheep Rin Sohma - Horse Kurino Sohma - Bird (Rooster) Ritsu Sohma - Monkey Kagura Sohma - Boar Ayame Sohma - Snake Akito Sohma - God
right away when I first watched the show I wanted Yuki and Tohru to be together so badly because I thought their personality's would be wonderful together. But as the series goes on in the manga I later on had a different feeling about who should be together with. Near the end of the Manga Yuki gets into a relationship with one of the new student council members maned Machi AND THEY MAKE A CUTE COUPLE!
So as I was reading the manga, the during urge of me wanting Kyo and Tohru to be together was a must! Every chapter I read that I saw then together in, I fan girled big time. Luckily my wish came true with them ending up together near the end of the series and they shared their second kiss :)
all in all the manga was fantastic and I loved every second of the story. But their was a big shock that I didn't expect at all in the manga
I didn't expect the head of the house Akito Sohma to actually be a girl :O. but after reading what he was actually saying started to make sense of his actions and words of Akito Sohma. (in the anime she's a boy)
now if I had to pick between the Manga or the anime show for Fruits basket. I will say I pick the Manga, why? because in the anime they change the entire story of what happens compared to the manga. They changed the scenes of what happened in the story and mixed up the time line of when things were suppose to happen. But since I'm rewatching the anime, I'll be watching it IN ORDER.
Now for those who are a fan of the fruits basket series, you're in luck because, for those who didn't know, the author made a sequel to fruits basket called Fruits Basket Another. The new series will take place in the same setting as the original Fruits Basket, Kaibara High School. It will feature a new female protagonist named Sawa who enrolls at the school.