Welcome to another edition of Furuba Fridays, our weekly jaunt through the Fruits Basket Radio Drama. This week we're kicking off another two-part story, which sees the welcome return of Momiji Sohma (well, welcome to everyone except Kyo, that is).
Episode 9, at least in terms of the high energy the characters experience, and the violence that ensues between Kyo and Momiji.
Phil Burgraff mentioned in his interview last week that he used his exchanges with Momiji as a way to get back into character after the radio drama had taken a slight break. It's not hard to see why given the material, and those scenes really do hit every mark set for them.
Majorikku once again doing a great job with his voice. The character spends much of the episode being appealingly obnoxious (if that's not a contradition in terms), with the crying being funnier and more plentiful this time around. But Majorikku also handles the more sensitive moments very nicely, slowly toning down her voice during the storytelling to allow it to sink in. You can hear more about her performance in the interview she recorded with JO and Ben Watson (who plays Hatori) here.
Heather McDonald (as Tohru) singing 'Heigh-Ho' from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: it took a while to stick, but now I like it.
So without any further ado or analysis, here is Episode 17 for your enjoyment. Don't forget to download the interview from last week as an mp3 via the link below, and I'll see you next week for yet another Furuba Friday! Oh, and belated Happy Valentine's Day :)
NEXT WEEK: Episode 18 - A Royal Getaway