At the first snowfall of the year, Hatori runs into Tohru Honda and revisits some memories he'd rather have forgotten...lost love, inescapabale fate, and a winter he fears will never end.


Original story by Natsuki Takaya
Adapted, Directed and Mixed by JesuOtaku
Foley Artist -- Andrew Llanos
Composer -- Ken Clayton
Narrator -- Edwyn Tiong

CAST (in order of appearance)

Young Akito – JesuOtaku
Hatori Sohma – Ben Watson
Young Yuki – Riley Carlson
Tohru Honda – Heather McDonald
Shigure Sohma – Jesse Frola (demoversi)
Ayame Sohma – Xander Mobus
Kana Sohma – Jez Senden
Akito Sohma – Vitamin Three

EXTRAS (in order of appearance)

Georgia Goetz
10/29/2011 08:33:29 pm

This episode is so sad ;.;. Although I see what you mean about the makeout scene sounding awkward. But II'm so glad you did this series, this is my introduction into Fruits Basket, but I don't want to read the manga or watch the anime because I feel it would spoil this. Dilligently waiting for the next installment.
Your Fan (to all the cast and crew)

Tim Kai
10/29/2011 09:33:38 pm

Ho~leee shit ...

I had heard that Fruits Basket got dark, but I was not expecting for my skin to start crawling and my blood to run cold during the course of this story.

The blood probably started running cold because my damn skin crawled away ... *sneezes* CHRIST! I'm falling victim to that anime trope of catching a cold by being cold! IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY! ... or maybe its because I don't have skin anymore ...

Strange joking aside, best show yet on all fronts! It affected me greatly, and I appreciate that ♥. Looking forward to future episodes!

10/30/2011 01:23:20 am

I loved Kana!!!

The make-out sounds were weird...I was especially confused because when I first heard them it sounded like dripping, and the BOOM afterwards sounded like a sliding door-thingy opening.

Yeah, I don't know.

THIS EPISODE WAS LONG!!! And awesome. Poor Hatori! I LOVE YOU.

10/31/2011 07:49:09 pm

I simply had to comment on this episode.
I'm a long-time fan of the manga (not so much the anime), and I've been eagerly downloading the episodes as you post them. Perfect for the bus ride to uni!

This episode hit the mark emotionally- it managed to make me feel quite sad, and even a little creeped out at Akito's reactions.

You guys are doing an amazing job! Bravo. :)

11/1/2011 07:30:21 am

Yet another brilliant and entertaining episode...but so so heavy...I'd forgotten just how depressing Hatori's story was in the manga. If not for the bits with Ayame and Shigure, this would have pretty much just been a downer, so thank God for them.

That being said, I thought it was really beautiful and moving--like hearing the whole story for the first time again. Akito's VA seems to be growing--I loved their performance here, and the mixing in the blinding scene was particularly well done (the FX, Shigure, et. al.) I'm really excited for the coming chapters...particularly 16, which your plug on twitter convinced me to re-read. Man, what foreshadowing so early in the story--I'd totally forgotten. Knowing what happens actually makes it funny, because the characters' relative situation seems so obvious in hindsight. Your take on it will be intriguing, to say the least. There's going to be a bit of a show-down between Shigure and Hatori, and I'm itching for it.

12/21/2011 07:18:00 am

;_; Hatori's story never fails to make me cry, but dammit, this was fantastic. The extra scenes with Hatori and Kana were great.

1/10/2012 04:59:42 am

Akito is a nutcase. He's controlling and emotionally abusive. What is HAPPENING in this family!? No WONDER Shigure hates Akito so much!

3/7/2012 11:45:27 am

When are you getting Haru up? I've been waiting for so long!

3/12/2012 04:56:15 am

This was great. I listened to all of these within 24 hours. Awesome job w/ everyone!

4/19/2012 04:58:38 am

I really hope you continue these. I actually treasure these and listen to my fav episodes over and over (jogging, going to sleep, studying). I love Shigure's voice work. Every line has such great contouring and technique. Your script writing makes this easy and pleasant to follow. At this point, the music has become nostalgic to me. I listen to this that much! My hope is that you're on a well deserved break, but that you and the voice actors return with more! =)

Katie M
5/28/2012 05:10:25 am

I really, really hope that you continue these! It's so well-done, almost comparable to the anime, even. Please tell me this isn't over!

12/20/2012 01:27:51 pm

I really love this episode so much, it's my favorite episode. It's so relaxing and nice. I love the storyline.

1/5/2013 02:49:07 pm

I loved the extra scenes that described how Akito would look in his room and hearing the nervousness in Hatori's voice as he tried to prepare to ask Akito if he could marry. It was such a chilling scene and I was even more freaked out because I knew what was going to was downright scary!!! lol. I loved it. Really fantastic job, this was absolutely terrific.

9/5/2013 04:17:10 pm

First time here at your blog and wanted to say hi.


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