Fruits Basket (2019) 23 (Shishou comes!)

Fruits Basket (2019) 23
フルーツバスケット 23
Furuba episode 23

Story Summary/Synopsis

Tohru is devastated after learned she failed one of her exams. Hana-chan, Uo-chan, and Yuki try to cheer her up since she can just retake the test during the weekend. The depressed Tohru follows Kyo home. She feels even worse when he speaks of her failing a test. However, when she collapses, Kyo panics. He gets her to the house, where Hatori is summoned. Shigure contacts Momiji to inform him that Tohru won’t be coming to work.

Fruits Basket (2019) 23

Shigure sends Tohru to get some rest in bed. He discovers Kyo is making food for Tohru. Kyo gets irritated about being teased. He brings the food to Tohru, who’s very happy by this. Kyo continues to be irritated, but he controls himself to listen to Tohru state why she’s upset. Hatori arrives and gives Tohru a shot to help her get well. Yuki shows up to give Tohru notes for the upcoming exam. Kisa hangs out with Tohru, and Tohru is very happy to be so loved by them all.

Fruits Basket (2019) 23

Sometime later, Tohru has passed the makeup test. She is with Kyo and Yuki, walking home in the rain under umbrellas. The rain has drained all of Kyo’s natural energy. When they get home, the rain has stopped. Kyo is horrified to find Kagura waiting for him. The normal interactions between the two cause damage to Shigure’s house. She he has Tohru give them the shopping list to get them out of the house.

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While out, Kagura asks how long Kyo is going to hide his secret from Tohru. This angers him, but since they are in public, Kagura manipulates Kyo into holding her hand for the walk home. Meanwhile, Yuki and Tohru are outside, waiting for Kyo and Kagura to return, when Yuki notices they have a visitor. Kagura and Kyo show up, where the visitor greets Kyo. A shocked Kyo responds by addressing the man as “Shisho.”

Fruits Basket (2019) 23

Thoughts/Review

We finally go back to pick up the missing chapter from volume 5 in Fruits Basket (2019) 23. As such, this episode covers chapters 30 and 31, entering us into Kyo’s big story.

Fruits Basket (2019) 23

Changes to the Source Material

Thankfully, Fruits Basket (2019) 23 has TMS being ultra faithful to the source manga material. The only change of note is that in the manga, Tohru never interacted with the battered baseball cap while she was sick. In the anime, she does for some reason.

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I will note that because TMS has been grabbing chapters from all over to play before Kyo’s story, I am bummed that the summer trip to the lake house has been burned already. We’ll see how TMS handles its loss.

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FUNimation

Normally, I complain about something terrible in FUNimation’s subtitles. However, this time, I will praise them. Why? Because they used the Japanese title “Shishou” (or “Shisho” as they spelled it). I figured they’d just go with “master” since that’s normally what folks do when they encounter Shishou in the wild. But I was pleasantly surprised to find this not to be the case. So credit where credit is due.

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

In the end, Fruits Basket (2019) 23 is a very good adaptation of the source manga. I really am glad that the anime has really captured the emotional elements from Tohru’s illness story. In addition, TMS sets up things nicely for the story to come.

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4 Responses to “Fruits Basket (2019) 23 (Shishou comes!)”

  1. NullApostle says:

    The timeline was a bit wishy-washy this episode, covering who knows how many days. Otherwise it was pretty good. BIG drama next episode and probably some denouement for episode 25.

    By my count this season (25 episodes) covers about seven volumes of manga, maybe eight (not continuous). Considering there are 23 volumes they’ll have to do some magic to cover all of it in the 38 remaining episodes of the rumored 63-episode count (which is probably false).
    I expect three seasons of 25 episodes each (i.e. 75 episodes) would be able to cover ALL of Fruits Basket.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      The timeline was a bit wishy-washy this episode, covering who knows how many days.

      But it is perfectly in line with the manga though. The anime has confused things by pulling summer stories before summer.

      BIG drama next episode and probably some denouement for episode 25.

      Yeah, I’m about to sit and watch, now that I’ve got a couple of gaming videos edited.

      By my count this season (25 episodes) covers about seven volumes of manga, maybe eight (not continuous).

      That sounds about right.

      I expect three seasons of 25 episodes each (i.e. 75 episodes) would be able to cover ALL of Fruits Basket.

      Hopefully, that’s what we get.

  2. Raven says:

    Just wondering, what exactly did you mean when you said “the summer trip has been burned already ” and”its loss”? Are you saying they cut that out because that comes well after the true form does it not?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Originally, I was thinking the trip to the lake took place during the summer. But that was not the case. 😅 But the whole “buy a swimsuit” story was a summer story. That’s what I get for writing while very tired. 😅😅😅😅 Sorry for the confusion.

      Thus far, the only major cuts have been to Ritsu’s story and some to Hiro’s story.

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