This week’s episode of Fruits Basket brought me so much joy. In part, because it was gut-bustingly funny, but mostly because it gives me an excuse to write about Furuba’s low-key best character, Hana-chan. But, before I wax lyrical over Hana’s many merits, let me first touch upon two other things…
Hello! I’m so glad that you could join me today! For those of you who are newer to Watashi Wa Bucho!!, it may surprise you to learn that this isn’t actually my first attempt at episodic blogging. I actually covered Nazo no Kanojo X, Shin Sekai Yori, and the first season of The Legend of Korra back in the day. That said, that was six whole years ago, so please bear with me as I find my feet once more! Anyway… I actually love episodic blogging! More so than during a review, in which you’re required to boil down everything you like/dislike about an anime to its bare bones, writing about a show episodically allows you to chew the fat, or talk at length, about what makes a show good or bad. It also allows you to cogitate over the finer details, a particular turn of phrase a character may have used or a facial expression they might have made and what that could possibly mean, for instance. I can’t wait to do just that, and more, for one of my all-time favourite franchises: Fruits Basket!
#21 Who Is Your Favourite Goofball Character?
I’ll keep today’s blog post short and sweet – partly because I’m writing this on the back of a nine hour shift at work (which began at 6am this morning), so I’m not sure how coherent I will be, and partly because it’s actually extremely difficult to explain why you find something funny. Humour is so objective and during the painful process of dissecting a joke, it really stops being funny! But, hey, I’ll give this my best shot. Nichijou’s Yuuko is, by far, my favourite goofball character. Here’s why: