Welcome once again to Furuba Fridays, our weekly examination of the Fruits Basket Radio Drama created by the highly talented JesuOtaku. If you've only just joined us, you've come at a very good time, since this week we're kicking off Volume 2 with Seal of Approval.
TV Tropes that Hana had secretly cottoned on to the curse but kept it to herself. Whether you agree with that or not, scenes like this are very funny and hold up well to repeat listening.
Demoversi. For the most part, the episode continues playing out his reputation as a facetious pervert: we discover more about his occupation as a novelist, and are treated to a reading from one of his dirty books, Summer Coloured Sigh. This episode actually begins a running joke throughout the drama, namely Hana loving his saucy novels and reading them out loud during her spare time. But for all the frivolity, we also get a bit of darker foreshadowing during his final scene in the presence of Akito. We'll see more of this side of him as Volumes 2 and 3 progress.
Katie McAteer as the young Tohru: in case I haven't made it clear by now, she's completely adorable in the part. But it's also a beautifully sweet little tale about a mysterious figure in Tohru's past, showcasing the voice talent while also providing some clues about how Tohru became the person she is during our story. This story will crop up again in Episode 24, so it's worth paying attention.
NEXT WEEK: Episode 8 - All Shapes and Sizes