Fruits Basket

Plot: So as not to be a burden on the grandfather who has been taking care of her since her mother died, Tohru Honda decides to try living on her own when her grandfather has work done on his house. When her classmate, Yuki Sohma, and his cousin, Shigure, find her living in a tent on the Sohma family's property, they offer to let her stay in their home, which soon has another unexpected guest, a boy named Kyo Sohma. Tohru stumbles onto the Sohma family's secret when, in a chain of small accidents, the Sohmas all begin turning into animals! (A-)

Characters: Some unique and hilarious personalities (A)

Art & Animation: A-

Music: B

Voice Acting: A-

Objectionable Content: Profanity, suggestive themes. The manga is more explicit, so I prefer the anime.

Other: As hilarious as it is, the anime doesn't get as deep into the characters as the manga does, and the story doesn't feel quite finished by the series' end. However, the manga is a bit darker and also has more explicit sexual themes, so I'd recommend the (cleaner) anime.

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 3.5/5

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