Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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Apparently it's too hot to fangirl today.

I think I figured out why we stopped doing reviews for a while. Everyone's either ahead of us or behind us. So the people who are behind us won't read it because of spoilers, and we don't always trust the people who are ahead of us not to say something that will make us think, "Wait, does that mean...!?" thereby spoiling us inadvertently. This is especially tricky when speculating, which is what we like to do the most. Nevertheless, some pretty crazy stuff happens in Fruits Basket 20, so I guess it deserves a review.


Okay, as a refresher course, Fruits Basket 20 has Chapter 114 (Kagura hits Tohru), Chapter 115 (The Akira Story), Chapter 116 (What will Momiji do now?), Chapter 117 (Akito is failing to prove she has eternity), Chapter 118 (Ren and Akito try to kill each other, Hiro's curse is broken, Akito stabs Kureno and runs away), Chapter 119 (Kyo tells Tohru about the day of the accident). Anything after has not yet happened; please erase it from your memory if you want to comment.

First, I'm glad Kagura hit Tohru, because Tohru was getting kind of annoying with all that angst. Tohru should not angst like that. It's not right. Second, just when you think the Sohmas can't get any more psycho... Wow, it's so beyond messed up. And creepy.

But most importantly...

MOMIJIIIIII!!!!!! Oh, Momiji... I want to give him a big hug. (And I can now! Or I could, if he wasn't, y'know, fictional.) That was the kind of chapter that makes you think the Yuki fans are crazy because if anyone should get Tohru that's not Kyo, it had better darn well be Momiji. There are so many mixed feelings, though, even just reading it. I mean, he's the Rabbit. That's his Thing. And now... it's not.

Our current theory as to how the curse is broken is that it happens when you stop being psycho crazy mad (mad as in "insane," of course). Or it could just, you know, be random. We also had a theory that Momiji and Kureno were the ones who were freed because their names were switched. (I'm not sure if this came across in the explanation of the characters being named after months, but each month has a Zodiac sign, too.) So the spirits were like, "I'll go find someone with a decent name, thank you very much!" But then Hiro went and disproved it. Punk kid.

I wish people like Akira would realize that people like Ren are psycho crazy insane. My vocabulary is too limited to accurately express how psychotic Ren is. At least Akito comes by it honest?

I feel like I should talk about Kyo, but I don't have a whole lot to say. I mean, Takaya-sensei made it pretty obvious that he was there when Kyoko died. I thought maybe she had pushed him out of the way, which would have made it a lot more noble for Kyo, but man, that sucks.


Well, that wasn't quite as articulate as I'd planned it (mostly concerning Bunny Boy), but there it is.

In other fangirly squeeing-ness, episode 8 of Zombie Loan was awesome! There was a werewolf, and all he did was growl, but it was amazing listening to him because those sounds are like never found in Japanese. We tried imitating them ourselves and we just couldn't, but we never were so good with the animal sounds. I was listening to him and I was like, "Dude, what must that audition have been like? I know I would have failed." But because all he did was growl, it was nigh impossible to tell who played him. I'm sure if we'd watched the scenes over and over, there's an ever so slight possibility we would have guessed it was him, but since we didn't know that (it could have been someone we'd never heard), so we just watched the credits. And it was our favorite Tetsuya Kakihara♥

I'm noticing I'm having a difficult time conveying my fangirl glee today. I wonder if it's the heat.

Anyway, we were very excited and bouncing off the walls and stuff. We wonder if he was able to do all that growling so well because he grew up in Germany (one of many reasons I think he should play a grown Momiji should we ever get to hear one). But we're sad because we don't have a whole lot to go watch to help us obsess over him more, alas. But we can! go to the AX message boards and suggest they invite him.

Another exceedingly awesome thing about Zombie Loan 8 was the Takahiro Sakurai (Cloud) being mortified about being completely destroyed at table tennis by the Toshiyuki Morikawa (Sephiroth) character. Bwahahaha♥

Now Athena's very sad that I left the Cloud and Sephiroth notes there to explain the joke. Maybe footnotes would have been better?

Today I'm thankful for Momiji plushies, German-raised Japanese werewolves, being able to look forward to eventually getting a CD with Kakihara-kun singing (we have to wait for the rest of the CDs in our order to be released first), "tired" Kyoya, and new AC filters.
Tags: fruits basket, reviews, tetsuya kakihara, zombie loan
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