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YMMV / Fruits Basket

  • Ass Pull: Yuki seeing Tohru as a mother figure strikes a lot of fans as this.
  • Broken Base:
    • Was Akito's Freudian Excuse enough to justify her behavior, or was she too Easily Forgiven?
    • The anime adaptation is heavily polarizing due to its multiple aesthetic and characterization differences.
  • Die for Our Ship: Oh, Tohru, Kyo and Rin too...
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Some people wish Tohru picked Yuki instead of Kyo.
  • It Was His Sled: Considering how well-known the series is, especially with shoujo fans, most people enter it with the knowledge that Akito is a woman.
    • And now that it's over, there's also that Tohru ends up with Kyo.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Shigure. In the manga he spent a very very long time manipulating and screwing people around trying to ensure that at the end of it all, he ended up with Akito. And he really wasn't nice about it. At ALL.
  • Moe: In the anime at least, Tohru. In spades.
    • Kisa hasn't been mentioned here? For shame!
    • Tsundere/Yandere or not, Kagura is pretty cute herself.
      • Well, Tsundere and Yandere are actually Moe archetypes, so Kagura is arguably doubly Moe.
    • Hiro as well, at least in terms of looks.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Rin's parents disowning her, while she's in the hospital no less!
    • Though Ren is far from ever being liked, learning that she threatened abortion of her child if it was a girl unless her husband agreed to raise her as a boy, pushed her past the point of no return.
      • Many fans find it especially despicable of her that she talks of how she only ever would love Akira but then so casually slept with Shigure in order to hurt her daughter.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Some fans find Tohru to be this, though usually more in the anime.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Come on, who wasn't disappointed to learn that the one born in the Year of the Dragon transformed into a seahorse instead?
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Akito. While her childhood was understandably horrible, it's hard to feel sorry for her when she spent most of the series acting like a violent sociopath. She put Kisa and Rin in the hospital, Mind Raped Yuki, half-blinded Hatori and ruined his relationship with his girlfriend, planned on locking Kyo away once he turned into an adult, and tried to kill him and Tohru during a Villainous Breakdown.
  • Values Dissonance: Katsuya's conservative, proper family objects to his marrying Kyoko, not because she was a middle school-aged girl at the time (13-15) while he was very recently a student teacher at her school (in his early twenties), but because she had been a delinquent. Granted, they are his family rather than hers, and that last one could be a point of contention for anyone, but still... Americans tend to frown more on disparities between age and power dynamics (adult/minor couples, teacher/student relations) than social standing as the Japanese.
  • The Woobie: Everyone. Let's count the ways:
    • For straight examples, you have Tohru, Momiji, Kisa...
    • Jerkass Woobie: Kyo is abrasive and rather inconsiderate, but considering how he was brought up, can you blame him for how he turned out?
      • Akito, of all people, turned to be the big placeholder for this.
    • Stoic Woobie: Hatori.

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