Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Fruits Basket

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video by jetsentouki of youtube

For Fruits Basket lyrics (English Translation)

I was so happy, you were laughing
With a smile that melts everything away

Spring is still far away, inside the cold earth,
Waiting for the time to sprout

For instance, even if today is painful
And yesterday's wounds remain
I want to believe that I can free my heart and go on

I cannot be reborn
But I can change as I go on, so
Let's stay together always

Smile only at me and touch me with those fingers
This simple desire is everlasting

I want to be gentle, like no longer regreting
Let's get across this sea of mournful sorrow

For instance, even if today is painful
Someday it will become a warm memory
If you leave everything up to your heart

I understand the meaning our living here
It is to know the joy of having been born
Let's stay together always

For instance, even if today is painful
Someday it will become a warm memory
If you leave everything up to your heart

I understand the meaning our living here
It is to know the joy of having been born
Let's stay together always


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I have always loved Fruits Basket. Though the serialization ended
a few years  back (2006) it still is among the top 3 best shoujo I 
have ever read. It is a  complete package of art, storyline and
endearing characters.

The anime for the series was from 2001 and this was the opening 
song for it. When I first heard the song i was like 
'WTF is this a weepy story?cuz I really HATE the I cry and 
then you cry and then everybody cries story. But Furuba 
(the pet name for it) anime is awesome! And this song 
FITS THE STORY perfectly. I guess it was made for Furuba..

A detailed look on the lyrics and you can see Tohru in it-
spring is far away, inside the cold earth----> obvious 
reference to Tohru, as when Hatori asks him  
' What snow melts into?' she answers ' Spring'  ^_^


For instance, even if today is painful
And yesterday's wounds remain
I want to believe that I can free my heart and go on
-----> again,
this is Tohru's stance in  life.
Tohru has a miserable life but she doesn't let it pull her down,
instead, she tries to be happy and grateful with what she has..



the rest of the lyrics has to do with the Sohmas, and the suffering 
they go through because of  The Curse, like Momiji can't hug his mom 
and sis, Hatori had to make his fiancee forget him, Yuki wants to belong, 
Akito needs to let go, and Kyo needs acceptance. All in all it's a tragic
story, because RL sucks but it tells you to brave through it all. After all, 
Spring will always come after the snow :)

p/s: did I mention Furuba has the most awesome Tsundere cat to ever
grace the shoujo world? I'm such a sucker for tsun tsun lol

2 comments:

  1. Furuba is always, and always the first anime that I encountered. (apart from DN.Angel) I finished reading all of it before it was licensed yay FTW! but I was really sad that they didn't do a second anime for Furuba. I mean, why do they have to leave it just like that??

    Even Bleach made hundreds of anime (no kidding) right, right?? :D

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  2. Yes, u're rite. It frustrates me too.. maybe towrds the end there was these few elements which were disconcerting to be animated. But then again, maybe because the first series is THAT good that they don't dare to try to achieve it against lest they fail...

    Bleach made hundreds of eps becuz boys and men watch them. Girls, yes watch shoujo anime but mostly they don't nor do the women watch them. I am an exception as anime and manga is my hobby ;P So the shoujo industry is actually only on books. That's y they make the series when the series is really popular and running but after it ends, they wouldn't bother.

    Fanboys, even after Evangelion finishes its run like 15 years ago, they still follow the movies, OVA, manga etc. Girls don't. It's in their culture actually. Girls who read manga and anime are considered 'Rotten' or Fujoshi. It's a gender bias prevalent in Japan. Thank god for globalization, shoujo and josei actually have a market to show so we actually could get our favourite manga/anime on the shelves.

    there, my very loong comment ... :DD
    THANX FOR DROPPING BY, aAINA :))

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