Welcome to this week's instalment of Furuba Fridays, our weekly passage through the Fruits Basket Radio Drama. Today we're meeting another member of the Sohma family and the Zodiac - Kagura Sohma, voiced brilliantly by Karley Tufo.
Demoversi) another excuse to play the pervert, not that he needs any excuse. I like this conversation very much, partly because it lays out more of the groundrules of this fantasy world, but also because it does so in a manner which builds up the characters; through Kagura's explanations we come to realise just how unhappy Kyo really is.
Evan Bremer gets to make up an intricate little excuse and play it unusually threatening. Again, it's a small change in the grand scheme of things, but it helps the pacing of the episode and makes Kagura's transformation seem more believable.
Episode 4 two weeks ago). On the other hand there is Shigure's comment: "even I know how it feels to be jealous, Kagura." None of these things may resonate much at the moment, but as we learn more about the curse and Akito's relationship to these characters, they will take on much more meaning...
Until such a time arrives, sit back, relex and enjoy Episode 5. If you enjoyed the interview last week with Heather McDonald and Evan Bremer, you can download it as an mp3 below. Join us again next week for another Furuba Friday, when we will be wrapping up Volume 1!
NEXT WEEK: Episode 6 - Welcome Home