5 comments on “Fruits Basket (2019) Episode 21 – Hana-chan, Low-Key Best Girl

  1. This week was great. I loved Hanajima from the original series but the 2019 version has made her even more special and I hope we get more of her in the future because she’s awesome.

    • What do you think is the main difference between 2001 Hana and 2019 Hana? It’s been so long since I watched the original series that I can’t put my finger on it!

      • I think, like a lot of the characters, she’s just more nuanced in this version. While she’s got the waves and she is a bit odd, she isn’t only Tohru’s weird friend here. She feels more real and that makes her really lovely.

      • I can’t remember, did the original series touch upon Hana’s past at all? I don’t think it did… That probably has something to do with it. If I recall, in the original series, Hana was little more than a one-dimensional comic relief character who was never used to her fullest potential… During this series, however, she’s really come into her own!

  2. I think my experience with this episode was a lot like yours.

    It was almost like Megumi and Saki had planned the meeting like a military campaign. The curse at the end was a perfect finishing shot!

    And the shot of Saki smiling? Absolutely worth waiting 21 episodes for.

    “because I definitely fought back tears when Hana reflected on just how happy Tohru made her. ”

    That was a beautiful scene, wasn’t it?

    And yet another episode that amazed me with how much emotion it could invoke with so little visible effort!

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