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  • To Your Eternity: What is the Orb Explained
    With a current rating of 8.66/10 on MyAnimeList, To Your Eternity is a very well-received supernatural shonen anime. Each episode is a new emotional journey that will stay with you the whole week, and likely leave you seeking similar anime to watch. But having followed Fushi’s journey so far, you might have questions about the character’s nature. Each episode starts with a short recap delivered by the omniscient narrator, who doesn’t fail to remind us that our main character started as an orb. So, what is the orb in To Your Eternity? To understand that, we need a short overview of To Your Eternity. The 20-episode anime, which is based on a shonen manga by Yoshitoki Ooima –  also known for A Silent Voice –  follows a mysterious immortal being. At first, the being is only referred to as “it” because it has no identity, thoughts, or feelings. His first form is an orb, but he later turns into a stone. Then, he assumes the forms of a wolf who just died, before coming into his signature form, that of the wolf’s human caretaker, a white-haired boy. In this latter form, our main character embarks on a journey to achieve emotional stimulation, learn about the world of humans, and eventually save it. When he happens by March, a young girl who dreams of being a mother, he still has no understanding of humanity, but she teaches him basic skills and names him “Fushi” which means “immortal.” March thus initiates the immortal being in a process that will take many, many years, and many tears: a journey to understand humanity, despite being the only immortal in a world where everyone else is doomed to die sooner or later. But why was our main character initially an orb? This isn’t clear from the episodes we have so far, but it’s likely an indication of how featureless and characterless Fushi was at the beginning. There is not one word to describe Fushi’s nature, since he has a unique set of abilities not found in conventional fantasy creatures. Later manga chapters reveal that the “orb” was thrown to earth by the Beholder, Fushi’s god-like creator to learn about life on earth and eventually help humans. Although it’s hard to tell at first, this is actually the identity of the show’s narrator, who calmly offers recaps without taking sides or becoming emotionally involved. For such an enigmatic, god-like character, sending a creature on earth in the form of an orb makes sense: if he had used a more recognizable form, Fushi would have arrived on earth with some implicit understandings of its workings. Arriving with no ties to earth at all makes his journey all the more impressive.    Related: What is Senpai's Real Name in Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro    
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  • 9 Anime Like To Your Eternity You Should Start Watching
    To Your Eternity is one of the most unique shonen anime of the Spring 2021 anime season. Based on a manga by Yoshitoki Ooima the 20-episode show has moved many viewers. Fushi’s journey to learn about the world and acquire feelings and identity is truly magical and heart-breaking. Naturally, fans will be seeking similar anime to watch. Below, we’ve gathered a list of anime with similar plotlines, concepts, or aesthetics that you should start watching if you’re enjoying To Your Eternity.   1. Dororo (2019) Tezuka Productions and MAPPA’s 2019 version of Dororo adapts Osamu Tezuka's 1967-8 manga and its 1969 anime adaptation. Both were fair for their day and largely shape shonen manga and anime, but they missed some opportunities to explore the main character's relationship with the human world which he’s only starting to understand. Dororo follows Hyakkimaru, a boy who was born without eyes, ears, limbs, or even skin due to his father’s pact with twelve demons. Accompanied by a young thief, Dororo, Hyakkimaru fights the demons in prosthetic limbs to reclaim his body parts. The premise might not seem like To Your Eternity at first glance, but the 2019 version of Dororo is very nuanced. Unlike the previous media associated with the story, the MAPPA show tackles the main character’s disabilities. He starts without any senses and therefore without a conventional understanding of the world, and regaining each sense is a shock to him. The way Dororo teaches him to speak, interact with others, and understand human concepts is a joy to watch and it will remind you of the way Fushi learns about humanity through various interactions.   2. Mushishi (2005) Mushishi by Studio Artland is quite similar to To Your Eternity in both aesthetics and concepts. “Mushi” is a little-known, very basic form of life – and remember that Fushi from To Your Eternity started as an orb. The main character, Ginko, is a Mushi-shi, a person who studies Mushi and tries to understand its effects on humans. Ginko is a wanderer, like Fushi. In his travels, he encounters several people, each with their own problems, and attempts to help them, often with heart-warming results. Both anime have a calm, relaxing atmosphere and each episode will leave you feeling inner peace.   3. A Silent Voice (2016) The Kyoto animation shows A Silent Voice isn’t a fantasy work but it could not possibly be missing from this list as it is a very moving work, also based on a manga by Yoshitoki Ooima. The show follows a boy who once bullied his deaf classmate, resulting in her changing school. From there on, Shouya himself becomes the target of his classmates’ bullying. Growing up, he comes to regret his actions and hopes to make it up to the girl he once bullied. A slice of life school anime and a supernatural shonen work don’t seem to have a lot in common, but both feature significant emotional journeys that result in character growth, and since they’re by the same author, you’re likely to notice a parallel or two.   4. Sunday Without God (2013) Sunday Without God by studio Madhouse is a fantasy anime that – much like To Your Eternity – explores the human condition and what it means to be alive or to die. In a world abandoned by God, where no children have been born in fifteen years and the dead rise again unless properly buried, young Ai is a Gravekeeper, one of the only people who can give eternal peace to the ones around her. Eager to explore her gift and learn about the world, Ai finds some unlikely friends and embarks on a road trip with them. Along the way, they witness several tragedies in which the boundaries between life and death are blurred. The framing of the story as a journey, as well as the exploration of the concepts of life and death – and the occasional tearjerkers – means that fans of To Your Eternity are likely to enjoy Sunday Without God as well.   5. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018) The only movie on this list, Maquia by studio P.A. Works will be enjoyed by To Your Eternity fans because, like the beloved supernatural anime, it tackles the tragedy of a long-lived being coming to terms with the much shorter lifespan of a human they love. Maquia is a lorph, a species that lives much longer than humans and rarely participates in their concerns. But when Maquia’s peaceful life is changed forever by war and tragedy, she finds herself in charge of a human baby whom she decides to raise despite their different lifespans. By the descriptions allow, it’s easy to tell that both anime is beautifully sad, exploring an interesting character dynamic that can only be found in fantasy but is still extremely powerful to watch.   6.Golden Kamuy (2018) Golden Kamuy by Studio Geno is a work you might like if you are enjoying To Your Eternity, even though the former isn’t a fantasy work. The main character is not literally immortal, but he’s nevertheless known as “Sugimoto the Immortal” due to his impossible acts in battle. Following the end of the war, Sugimoto and a young Ainu girl embark on a journey to find gold and fulfill the dying wish of Sugimoto’s faller friend. Like To Your Eternity, Golden Kamuy has a historical setting and both are adventurous, fun works about the main character whose deeds inspire awe.   7.Wolf’s Rain (2003) In a dystopian landscape that feels both old and futuristic, wolves are thought to be the only ones who can unlock paradise. To survive, they have to hide in plain sight, taking a human form, until they can begin their journey. The Studio Bones anime isn’t the most similar to To Your Eternity in this list, but both feature several interesting common concepts; wolf and human relationships, a tragic supernatural journey, and a vague goal of a spiritual nature, which you nevertheless want the main characters to achieve.   8. Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina (2020) It seems that the idea of an endless journey is a common motif in many fantasy anime. In the recent C2C anime, Elaina, a girl who has always been fascinated by the stories she likes to read, embarks on a journey to become a witch. On the way, she meets many different creatures and learns their stories. This might sound like a conventional fantasy work compared to the more original To Your Eternity, but if Fushi’s journey to acquire feelings and help humanity with his ever-evolving powers resonates with you, Wandering Witch deserves a chance.   9. Violet Evergarden (2018) The 2018 Kyoto Animation show is likely one of the most moving anime of all time, so it’s a fitting suggestion for those enjoying To Your Eternity – arguably one of the most moving anime of the season, to say the least. Unlike Fushi, Violet Evergarden is human and there’s nothing supernatural about her. However, if you are enjoying Fushi’s journey, his increased awareness, and his understanding of emotions, Violet’s story is for you. Violet Evergarden used to be a child soldier, brought up to think of herself as a tool. When the war ends for good, Violet hardly knows how to exist in a peaceful world; the war has left her mutilated, bereaved of the only person who showed her kindness, and clueless when it comes to human emotion. The anime is her journey to learn about feelings, particularly love, learn how to make friends, and help others. In that, her story is similar to Fushi’s who also meets a lot of different people as episodes go by, learns from them, and occasionally helps them in their struggles.    Related: 10 Anime Like Fruits Basket You Should Start Watching    
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  • The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Episode 8, Release Date and ...
      For those who thought Sei's story was a bit predictable, The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 7 brought a surprise. The newest episode, fittingly titled "Interlude," was focused on Aira, the Japanese girl who was summoned alongside Sei, and there's some interesting implicit commentary about isekai tropes there! The ongoing anime by studio Diomedea is based on a light novel turned manga and it's finally picking up. Unlike Sei, who managed to fit in almost immediately and is probably the real saint, Aira seems to be struggling, which most likely promises complications later on.  Looking forward to that? Keep reading. Below, you will find our handy guide with information about The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Episode 8, including the show's release date, airing time, and more!   The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 6 7 Recap   Warning: If you haven't watched Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 7 you might want to skip to the next sections as there will be spoilers below. In Episode 7 Aira gets the spotlight, offering rarely seen insights about the isekai conventions. More often than not, the characters who are transported into a magical world using teleportation or reincarnation fit in almost immediately with little regard to their previous life. Aira was not like that. In one episode, we saw more of her backstory than Sei has ever revealed in six. Through flashbacks, we learn that Aira has a loving family and is distressed when she finds out she can't go back to them. Prince Kyle does his best for her to fit in, but when Sei turns out to be a more likely saint, he knows it won't be enough. Revealing depths we hadn't suspected before, Kyle decides to keep Aira away from the rest of the court, hoping that this mistreatment will cause them to be sympathetic and lenient with her. So far, this hasn't been working very well, particularly since Kyle himself is engaged. But there's a refreshing detail here. While other female students shun Aira for being too friendly with engaged young men, Elizabeth, Kyle's fiancee, is actually willing to understand that Aira comes from a different culture, and attempts to befriend her anyway, as she did with Sei.  With Episode 8, we'll be more than halfway through the 12-episode anime. And if it has another female friendship, it'll be all the more interesting.   The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 8 Release Date The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 8 will air next Tuesday, the 25th of May on Funimation. Non-premium Funimation users will be able to watch Episode 8 a week later, on the 1st of June, but Episode 7 will become available to everyone by May 25.   The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 8 Release Time We expect The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent to air on the 25th of May at 11:30 PM JST. If this timeline remains correct, The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 8 will air around an hour later on Funimation. Therefore, it would air in different time zones at or around the following times: Pacific Time: 8:30 AM  Central Time: 10:30 AM  Eastern Time: 11:30 AM  British Time: 4:30 PM    The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 8 Where to Watch The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 8 will be available to watch online with English subtitles on Funimation. We don't have information about a dub yet, but this could change any day.  As per the usual drill, premium Funimation users will be able to watch new episodes the moment they come out. If you're watching Funimation shows for free, you'll have to wait one week to watch the newest episodes and there will be ads.   A premium Funimation account costs $5.99 a month, and there's a 14-day free trial, which it's worth checking out.   The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 8 COUNTDOWN The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Episode 8 Release DateCountdown (function(d, s, id) { var js, pjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//www.tickcounter.com/static/js/loader.js"; pjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, pjs); }(document, "script", "tickcounter-sdk")); The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent Episode 6 is coming in 5 days for premium Funimation users. Other anime you can watch during the Spring 2021 season include So I'm a Spider, So What?, and Koikimo.   Related: Why is Manga Outselling Comic Books?      
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  • To Your Eternity: What is the Boy's Name Answered
    To Your Eternity is a deeply moving supernatural shonen work, based on a manga of the same name by Yoshitoki Oima. Even if you have yet to start watching the 20-episode show, To Your Eternity is hard to miss during the Spring 2021 season – many talks and write about it. The image most people associate with the show is a white wolf, or, even more commonly, a white-haired boy. But what is the boy’s name? To answer that, we need a short overview first: To Your Eternity tells the story of a mysterious immortal being who is sent to earth in the form of an orb to receive stimulation. Initially, the orb is nameless and does not have any feelings or identity. However, it can absorb and assume any form. After taking the form of several non-sentient objects, the being takes the form of a white wolf who just died, and here’s where things get a bit strange. Warning: Below is an explanation of how the main character came to have a particular form and name. If you haven’t watched the first episodes of To Your Eternity beware of spoilers below. Wolf-formed, the being, who still has next to no identity, is taken care of by a white-haired boy who doesn’t realize his actual wolf, Joaan, died, and this is another being looking like him. We never find out this boy’s name, as there are no other humans around him, and he dies by the end of Episode 1. The wolf-formed being doesn’t fully understand feelings yet but is nevertheless devasted to lose the kind human. Consequently, the being takes the boy’s form – which becomes the signature appearance we associate our main character with from then on. This is not to say that the being understands itself as a boy, or as anything at all. Unable to take care of itself, it keeps dying of illness and starvation until it meets March, who acts as a mother figure. She teaches the being how to eat and give thanks, and, most importantly she gives it a name. Since then, the boy’s name is Fushi. This name means “no death” or “immortal,” a fitting one, given the being’s nature. Before being named, “it” seemed more fitting for such a creature, but after March’s naming Fushi starts to really grow into the identity of a young boy, all the more so since he meets Pioran, the old woman who teaches him writing and human speech. In Comixology, Fushi’s name has been translated into Immo, from the word “Immortal,” but fans weren’t too pleased with that. Fushi is the name that has stuck, and while our main character is much more than a simple boy, Fushi suits him just fine. Related: Is Anime Going Mainstream? Why 2021 is the Biggest Year Ever for Anime
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  • To Your Eternity Episode 7 Release Date and Time, Countdown
      To Your Eternity Episode 6 marked a new chapter in Fushi's life. Our main character is now accompanying an elderly woman who, in her turn, teaches him the ways of humans, at times with hilarious results. It's hard to believe it's only been 6 episodes. Fushi has already come such a long way and has experienced loss in many forms - but also life-changing stimulation,  Life is hard when you're the only immortal one, so we can't help wondering if Fushi's new important human relationship will also end in tragedy. If you're wondering the same thing, keep reading! Below, you'll find our handy guide with all the information you need about To Your Eternity Episode 7, including the 20-episode show's release date, airing time, and more!   To Your Eternity Episode 6 Recap To Your Eternity is adapting an award-winning manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Oima. It follows a mysterious immortal being who first comes to the earth nameless and emotionless. The being can take any form but starts with no identity and becomes increasingly human through stimulation.   Warning: If you have yet to watch To Your Eternity Episode 6 you might want to skip to the next section as there will be spoilers below. After losing March, the only mother he ever knew, Fushi wonders alone, occasionally taking March's form. After a while, Fushi encounters Pioran, an old woman who was captive in Yanome along with March and Parona. After the attack that cost March her life, the old woman got separated from the party and ended up alone in the forest. Pioran welcomes Fushi's company, as she needs someone strong to help and protect her. In return, she starts to teach him how to speak and write like a human. One night, Fushi encounters a mysterious being, who absorbs his forms one by one, leaving him only with March's form. The odds are against Fushi, but he manages to reclaim his core and with it his forms and memories of the people who once bore these forms.  Following that, Fushi encounters an enigmatic person who introduces himself as his "creator." As Fushi's language isn't yet advanced enough to understand him, the creator promises to return. Later, Pioran and Fushi arrive at the dwellings of Pioran's lover, who, according to her, will be excited to meet an immortal being like Fushi.    To Your Eternity Episode 7 Release Date     To Your Eternity Episode 7, titled "The Boy Who Wants to Change," will air on Monday, the 24th of May. Premium Crunchyroll users will be able to watch it immediately. If you're streaming your free, you'll have to wait a bit longer, likely a few weeks.   To Your Eternity Episode 7 Release Time   We expect To Your Eternity Episode 7 to air next Monday the 24th of May at 10:50 PM JST. If the above timeline remains correct, Episode 7 will air in different time zones as follows: Pacific Time: 9:30 AM  Central Time: 11:30 AM  Eastern Time: 12:30 PM  British Time: 5:30 PM    To Your Eternity Episode 7 Where to Watch    Crunchyroll is currently the best place to watch To Your Eternity. New episodes can be watched weekly with English subtitles. A dub is on the way too. Premium Crunchyroll users can watch new episodes as they come out, while those watching for free will have to wait one or more weeks.  Curious about Crunchyroll? There's a free trial period to help you decide if it's for you. After that, the membership fee starts from $7.99 per month. To Your Eternity Episode 7 COUNTDOWN To Your Eternity Episode 7 Release DateCountdownTo Your Eternity Episode 7 will air in just one week from if you're subscribed to Crunchyroll. (function(d, s, id) { var js, pjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//www.tickcounter.com/static/js/loader.js"; pjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, pjs); }(document, "script", "tickcounter-sdk")); Other great anime you can watch during the Spring 2021 season include Shadows House and Tokyo Revengers. Related: 10 Anime Like Fruits Basket You Should Start Watching      
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  • Shadows House Episode 7 Release Date and Time, Countdown
    Shadows House returned this weekend with one of its most adventurous episodes yet. The living dolls might have conflicting interests and very different personalities, but they must work together if they want to find their masters and evade elimination.  The newest project of studio CloverWorks is based on an ongoing manga by the duo Sho-Ma-To and it's becoming more interesting each week. We've now reached the middle of the 13-episode anime, and Emilyco still has much to learn about the sinister nature of Shadow House. If you look forward to discovering these secrets with her, go no further. Below you will find our handy guide with all you need to know about Shadows House Episode 7 including the episode's release date, airing time, and more!    Shadows House Episode 6 Recap In Shadows House Episode 7, the shadows and faces' debut takes a sinister turn. For the first time, the living dolls find themselves away from their shadow masters with no way to reach them. By solving a puzzle together, Emilyko and the other dolls access the garden where the shadows were taken.  If only this was the end of all their problems! Soon, the dolls find out that they have limited time to find and rescue their shadow masters, and they can only choose one object each to achieve done. Emilyco is the most disadvantaged but she refuses to lose her optimism or her faith that she'll save Kate.   Meanwhile, we found out that this "debut" of living dolls and shadows is actually a spectacle, watched by older shadows in the privacy of their quarters. So far, we've only seen child-shaped shadows, so that's an interesting development. Who are they? And will our main characters make it to the finish line?   Shadows House Episode 7 Release Date Shadows House Episode 7 titled "An Incomplete Map" is going to be released on the 22nd or the 23rd of May, depending on your timezone. Premium Funimations users will be able to watch the newest episode of Shadows House simulcast.   Non-premium users will have to wait for Episode 7 until the 30th of May, but Episode 6 will have been made available to all by the 23rd of May.   Shadows House Episode 7 Release Time We are expecting Shadows House Episode 7 to air at around 00.30 AM JST on the 23rd of April. Should this timeline remain correct, Episode 7 will air in different time zones as follows: Pacific Time: 8:30 AM (May 22) Central Time: 10:30 AM  (May 22) Eastern Time: 11:30 AM  (May 22) British Time: 4:30 PM  (May 22)   Shadows House Episode 7 Where to Watch As was the case with the CloverWorks anime shows of the previous season, Shadows House is simulcast on Funimation.  Subscribed users will be able to watch episodes as they come out, while non-premium users will be able to access them a week later. We don't have news about the dub yet, but this is Funimation we're talking about, so it could be soon enough.   Shadows House Episode 7 COUNTDOWN Shadows House Episode 7 Release DateCountdown (function(d, s, id) { var js, pjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//www.tickcounter.com/static/js/loader.js"; pjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, pjs); }(document, "script", "tickcounter-sdk")); Shadows House Episode 7 will premiere in less than 5 days!   Other great anime you can watch during the Spring 2021 season include My Hero How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord and To Your Eternity.     Related: Does Momiji Love Tohru in Fruits Basket?  
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  • Is The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent on Crunchyroll, Netflix, ...
    The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent is a shojo work based on a light novel and its manga adaptation, that dominates the Isekai scene this spring. Sei, a 20-year-old office worker is summoned in a magical world, where she's expected to be a saint for its inhabitants. While this is the last thing Sei wants, she still manages to make a beautiful life for herself, selling potions.  But when her potions end up being more advanced than you would expect from someone just spirited away into a new world, Sei thinks she might indeed be a Saint, after all, thus she embarks on a journey that entails danger, magic, and love. But where can you watch the 12-episode Isekai show?   Is The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent on Netflix? Unfortunately, The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent isn't available to watch on Netflix as of May 2021; this is to be expected. The popular streaming platform keeps expanding its anime library, but in the Western world, it most often adds works that have finishes airing and can be binged at once. Beastars Season 2  aired on Netflix Japan during the Winter 2021 anime season and will come to American Netflix this July.    Is The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent on Hulu? The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent is currently not on Hulu. However, if Hulu is your streaming platform of choice you won't be left disappointed, as its anime library is quite rich. Mushoku Tensei another successful Isekai anime, is available to watch there. And if you lean more towards the dystopian genre, Promised Neverland is also on Hulu and it might be an anime for you.   Is The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent on Crunchyroll? Crunchyroll hasn't included The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent in its simulcast list. However, there is much great anime you can watch on Crunchyroll this season. So I'm a Spider, So What? is a popular Iseaki option, along with previous season's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.    Is The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent on Funimation? Funimation is your go-to if you're looking to watch The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent. Currently, you can watch the Isekai show with English subtitles. We will update if information about a dub becomes available. As per the usual drill, subscribed Funimation users can watch the newest episodes of The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent as they come out, while non-premium users will have to wait a week longer for each new episode and there will be ads. A Funimation account is pretty affordable at  $5.99 and the free trial will help you decide if it's for you. Other shows you can watch on Funimation include Shadows House and Vivy Fluorite Eye's Song.    Related: Anime Characters Who Blur the Lines of Gender
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  • 10 Anime Like Fruits Basket You Should Start Watching
    When Fruits Basket Season 3 wraps up, it will definitely leave a gap. Few shows are as comforting, wholesome, tragic, and fun at the same time. For those who crave more content, there’s a manga and a spin-off, but what if you’ve already read it? Below, we’ve gathered 10 anime with similar vibes, characters, or themes that we recommend you should start watching if Fruits Basket leaves you with an anime hangover.   1.Kamisama Hajimemashita (2012) If you enjoyed some of the spiritual and fantastic elements of Fruits Basket, Kamisama Kiss might be just the anime you need – and it’s even by TMS Entertainment, the same studio as Fruits Basket. The 2012 show tells the story of Nanami a high-school girl who, like Tohru, is left homeless, and ends up staying in the house of someone she doesn’t know all too well and learning his supernatural secrets. After helping a man who turns out to be a shrine god, she’s allowed to leave in his house. Little does she know that said house is a shrine, and Mikage, the man she helped, intended for her to serve as a replacement deity. Embracing her new life, Nanami tries to keep the shrine in order and becomes romantically involved with a hot-headed fox familiar. While Kamisama Kiss is less tragic than Fruits Basket, it features a kind-hearted, homeless main character and supernatural romance, with many fans claiming that it gives off a vibe similar to Fruits Basket’s light-hearted moments.   2. Ouran High School Host Club (2006) Fruits Basket managed to avoid some of the worst tropes of the harem genre, but it’s still about a girl who meets a lot of male characters who could potentially be romantic interests. In that, it’s similar to Ouran High School Host Club. The Studio Bones show follows Haruhi, a scholarship student in an elite school who, unlike her popular classmates, has no social status. When she accidentally finds herself in the spaces of an all-male elite club and accidentally breaks a precious artifact, she finds herself in serious debt. To pay the boys back, she starts serving as a host alongside them, which becomes possible due to her masculine appearance. While Tohru and Haruhi are very different protagonists, one happily adhering to a traditional feminine self-presentation, the other preferring male uniforms and more masculine presentation, both shows are based on beloved shojo manga and feature school shenanigans and plenty of comedy.   3. Orange (2016) One of the most interesting things about Fruits Basket is the show’s subtle life lessons. Orange is a 2016 show by Telecom Animation Film following Naho Takamiya, who receives a letter from her future self, urging her to make life decisions to avoid regrets. The letter particularly advises her to keep an eye on Kakeru, a new transfer student. Not unlike Fruits Basket, the show is character-driven and blends slice of life and fantasy elements. Tohru and her friends might not have any letter from their future selves, but each character has their own regrets, and the show is about them realizing that they must move on despite them. Both anime deal with existential concerns and family-related trauma, but they have their peaceful, lighter moments as well.   4. Kaguya-sama Love Is War (2019) Fruits Basket is known not only for the great characterization and exploration of trauma and healing but also for its school moments and slow-burn romance. Those who enjoyed the latter two elements might also love Kaguya-Sama Love Is War. The A-1 Pictures show is based on a manga of the same name and follows two genius students, Kaguya and Miyuki, The two lead characters are in love and everyone around them believes they would make a great couple – including the protagonists themselves. However, both are too proud to confess, so each engages in elaborate plans to make the other confess instead. One of the reasons Fruits Basket is so successful is that it’s rarely explicit when it comes to love. The characters grow together for a long time, and it takes a lot for them to talk openly about their feelings. But when it does happen, it’s all the more satisfying.   5. Wonder Egg Priority (2021) Wonder Egg Priority is different from other entries in this list, but fans of Fruits Basket might enjoy it for several reasons. The supernatural horror anime follows a group of schoolgirls, each with her own traumatic past. At night, the girls travel to a dream world, where they have to save young people who committed suicide from their worst fears and help them move on. The CloverWorks so has been commented for its art and the sensitive ways in which it handles taboo topics. At times it’s darker and more surreal than Fruits Basket but it similarly uses fantasy to start important discussions about mental health, trauma, and, eventually, moving on.   6. The Quintessential Quintuplets (2019) The Quintessential Quintuplets might not be exactly similar to Fruits Baskets but fans of both have noted several similarities. The Tezuka Productions anime follows a male, rather than a female lead, who is tasked with tutoring a classmate without realizing she’s a quintuplet – and therefore that he has to tutor her four sisters as well. This is a good anime for those who enjoyed the school, comedy, and harem aspects of Fruits Basket. Beyond that, each of the five sisters has a distinct, memorable personality, adhering to different tropes and at times subverting the – not unlike the young men of the Sohma family.  Like Tohru, Uesugi finds himself in unfamiliar territory but resolves to help the sisters as he gets to know them better.   7.3-gatsu no Lion (2016) If you enjoyed the more dramatic and social aspects of Fruits Basket, 3-gatsu no Lion by studio Shaft might be an anime for you. Like Fruits Basket, the slice of life show features a main character who starts living alone and initially does a horrible job at it. Rei, an elite shogi player moves out of his family house but hardly knows how to take care of himself. Perhaps not as bad as Tohru and her tent, but you get the idea. Soon, Rei befriends three sisters who are dealing with their own past traumas and offer the familial relationship he has always lacked. Like Tohru with the Sohmas, Rei learns a lot about life through his interactions with his new friends and ultimately better understands his wants and feelings.   8. The Flower We Saw That Day (2011) Compared to other shows discussed here, The Flower We Saw that Day by studio A-1 Pictures might not immediately strike you as similar to Fruits Basket. However, they both combine light-hearted and serious, dramatic moments, feature traumatized teenage characters, and discuss the possibility of healing, often using fantasy to do so. The show follows Jinta, a recluse who is still not over the death of his childhood friend, Menma. When he starts seeing her ghost, who asks him to fulfill her wish, Jinta must find a way to come together with his estranged friend group, each of whom dealt with Menma’s death differently. The Flower We Saw that Day has fantastic elements, but as is the case with Fruits Basket these are very subtle. The focus is primarily on characters, emotions, and healing.   9. Kobato. (2009) One of the best things about Fruits Basket is arguably the backstories of Tohru, her friends, and the Sohmas, and particularly the ways these characters help each other move on and do better. The Studio Madhouse anime features a girl with a dream. To fulfill it, she has to help others first. Like Tohru, Kobato has to mend many a broken heart. For each one, she gets a candy-like fragment and gets closer to her dream. Both anime use fantastic elements in subtle and creative ways while being first and foremost about human relationships and the importance of little things that might not solve our problems entirely but still make our lives better.   10. Hyouka (2012) Some of the most comical Fruits Basket episodes are those unfolding in Tohru’s high school. But sometimes, these episodes end up bringing you immense peace inside. Hyouka is a slice-of-life school anime by Kyoto animation which might also leave you feeling peaceful and wholesome. The 2012 anime follows  Hotaro Oreki, a high-school student, and the friends he reluctantly makes. The mellow, slice-of-life school vibes make it a good show for Fruits Basket fans. The characters are also very sweet and have interesting stories which make you care about them.  Related: Who Does Tohru End Up Within Fruits Basket? Yuki or Kyo Relationship Explained  
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  • Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 7, Release Date and Time, Countdown
      A common complaint about Tohru Honda is that she's a bit too much like the typical female main character you would expect to see in any slice of life shojo work of the 90s and early 00s: bubbly, clumsy, and overly naive. But if Fruits Basket has shown as anything, is that no character is just their archetype. Yuki is much more than the prince of the school,  Momiji shows maturity and wisdom you wouldn't expect from such a childlike character... you name it.  Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 6 delves into Tohru's own wants and her past traumas. Normally, Tohru appears cheerful and willing to make any sacrifice for her friends - her decision to acknowledge her own feelings seems like a major turning point. Kyo is by her side as always, but what will happen when Tohru's open discussion about her grief wakes feelings he had long forgotten?   Kyo's reaction at the end of Episode 6 had many fans worry about him. If you're one of them, keep reading. Below you'll find our handy guy to be the first to catch up with Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 7:   Fruit Basket Season 3 Episode 6 Recap Warning: The synopsis below is to help you refresh your memory before Episode 6. If you have yet to watch Episode 6, you might want to skip to the next section: there will be spoilers below. Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 6 brought us a moment manga fans have been waiting for for years. The usually cheerful Tohru finally voices her feelings about Kyo - albeit not to Kyo himself. Tohru reunites with Rin, who is back together with Hatsuharu and recovering in the house of Kazuma, Kyo's foster father. At some point, Tohru listens to Shigure and Rin talk about the zodiac curse. Rin expresses dismay at the missed opportunity to learn how to solve the zodiac curse from Ren, Akito's mother. Shigure rebukes her, telling her Ren herself did not know and finally revealing the truth: the curse will break on its own in due course. The fact that Kureno's curse broke early on without him trying anything proves this point. Normally, not all 13 zodiac members are alive at the same time, so Shigure believes that he and the other cursed Sohmas came into the world at the same time because this is going to be one final banquet. Disregarding Tohru's feelings, he mentions that if Kyo's curse isn't broken by the time he finishes high school, he's going to be locked up. Shigure doesn't appear to care much about that, saying that the cat only exists to make the other zodiacs feel better about themselves. Tohru leaves in dismay, but eventually returns and confesses to Rin that she's in love with Kyo, and she mostly wants to break the curse so that she can be with him. But she still has a lot to sort out where her feelings are concerned. It appears that so fat, Tohru refused to acknowledge her love for Kyo because she didn't want anything to detract from the love she feels for her dead mother. While these are totally different kinds of love, Tohru was afraid that if she pursued her feelings for Kyo, he would become the most important person in her life, overshadowing her mother's place in her heart.  After loving Kyo in secret for so long, Tohru finally understands that the comparison is pointless, although she's still too afraid to confess. She and Kyo share a tender moment and Tohru opens up about her grief not only for her mother but also for her father whom she rarely mentions. As she talks, however, flashbacks reveal that Kyo actually knew Tohru's mother, Kyoko. The last image we're left with is a flashback of her telling him that she will never forgive him. Who said slice of life anime can't have heartwrenching cliffhangers?    Fruit Basket Season 3 Episode 7 Release Date Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 6  will air on Tuesday, the 18th of May 2021 in Japan, which translates to Monday the 17rd of May for other time zones including Europe and the US. So far, the show's timeline is similar to that of the two previous seasons' so it only remains to see if the Final Season will follow the previous two in having 25 episodes.  Non-premium Funimation users will have to wait a week longer, until the 25th of May, to watch Episode 7, while those using Crunchyroll might have to wait a bit longer.   Fruit Basket Season 3 Episode 7 Release Time We are expecting Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 7 to air at around 1.30 AM JST on the 18th of May. If this timeline remains correct, Episode 7 will air in different time zones at or around the following times: Pacific Time: 9:30 AM (May 17) Central Time: 11:30 AM  (May 17) Eastern Time: 12:30 AM  (May 17) British Time: 6:30 PM  (May 17)   Fruit Basket Anime Season 3 Episode 7 Where to Watch Fruits Basket Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Funimation in Japanese with English subtitles and in other languages. In the former, the Japanese subtitled version of Season 3 is Simulcast with episodes releasing at the same time as in Japan. Funimation is home to the dubbed version of Fruits Basket Season 3, and the episodes air weekly alongside the Japanese ones, making this a true Simuldub.    Fruit Basket Season 3 Episode 7 COUNTDOWN Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 7 Release DateCountdown Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 7 will air in three days for premium Crunchyroll and Funimation users. In the improbable case you aren't yet persuaded to watch Fruits Basket, we have gathered some reasons why the show is totally worth watching. Other great anime you can watch this season include To Your Eternity and Shadows House. 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  • Is The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Anime Based on a Manga or ...
    There seems to be a number of patterns with Isekai anime – works in which a character is either transported into a magical world or dies and gets a second chance through reincarnation. One is long titles. Think of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. Moreover, many Isekai works tend to be based on light novels before getting manga and, finally, anime adaptations. It looks like moving to another world is a popular theme when it comes to Japanese light novels. The Saint’s Magical Power Is Omnipotent is a 12-episode Isekai anime show by studio Diomedea which falls under the shojo umbrella, having a female main character with magical powers but focusing just as much on her new friendships and potential for romance after she finds herself in a magical world, where she’s summoned to act like a saint, and help others. The show definitely ticks the “long title” box. So, is it also based on a light novel or manga, and is it finished or ongoing? If you are already watching the show on Funimation and want more content, we have good news for you. The Saint's Magical Power Is Omnipotent is based on a light novel series written by Yuka Tachibana and illustrated by Yasuyuki Syuri. As is the case with other Isekai works, including Mushoku Tensei and the similarly themed Ascendance of a Bookworm, it first appeared in the user-generated website Shosetsuka ni Naro. Later, it was acquired by Fujimi Shobo. So far, there have been seven volumes, the latest of which was just published on May 8, 2021. Of these, three volumes are already available in English, while the fourth will be released in English on the 19th of October 2021. Unsurprisingly, the success of the light novel was followed by a manga, illustrated by Fukiazuki, which started its run in 2017. So far, there have been 5 volumes. Both light novel and manga are currently ongoing, meaning that there’s plenty of potentials for the story to take turns we might not have imagined yet. Sei, who starts off as an unassuming office worker, wouldn’t have dreamed that being summoned into a new world, and into a new career, as an extremely strong magic user would be so enjoyable. The dangers she has to navigate are significant, but her journey entails adventure, new friendships, and even love. Other anime you can watch this season, that is also based on manga are To Your Eternity and Shadows House.  Related:  My Hero Academia Season 5 Continues its Domination in the Streaming War  
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