Mel’s Top | Top 14 Cursed Sohma

 

Hello Everyone!!

Welcome back to a new top list.

A few days a go a news made happy a lot of shoujo fan, while I’m not a shoujo fan this news made me really happy; Fruits Basket the beloved manga created by Takaya Natsuki will have a reboot. It is said the new anime series will follow the event of the manga and will be produced by TMS Entertainment.

I haven’t watch the Studio Deen version and I’m not planning to, the studio made an important change which is one of the biggest twist of the series, so knowing the new series will follow the manga event, makes me extremely happy, plus those who watch the first series but haven’t read the manga will be introduced to new characters.

Before starting the list, I have to warn you, this post will contain spoilers since it have all the cursed Sohma, which mean it included the one who are not seen in the first anime series. You read at your own risk.

14th – Akito Sohma
akito sohma, fruits basket
Akito is the head of the Sohma family and seen as the Jade Emperor. I wouldn’t say that I hate them, hate is a strong word, but I have a deep dislike for them. As the head of the Sohma family, Akito have control on everything and being like a “God” mean they have control over the other cursed Sohma. My dislike for Akito remain for most of the part of the series, but I warmed up to them once I realize their attitude was due to their surrounding and how they were treated like a deity all their life.
13th – Hiro Sohma
hori sohma, fruits basket
Hiro is the Sheep/Ram of the Chinese Zodiac he look like a cute little lamb, middle-school student with a lot of attitude and probably one of the luckiest cursed Sohma, since he is one of the few whose mother didn’t got scared or disgusted by since she love lamb. If only he had his mother attitude, maybe he would have been higher in the list.
12th – Kagura Sohma
kagura sohma, fruits basket
Meet the Boar and like the boar Kagura tent to dash and destroy thing around her.I have to admit I always have been pretty annoyed by Kagura, her clingy way of acting is just over the top and when I learnt the reason why she “love” Kyo is just make me more annoyed. The only reason why she is higher than Hiro it’s because she is aware of those reason and admit it herself.
11th – Kureno Sohma
kureno sohma, fruits basket
Kureno is the Rooster, the rooster doesn’t appear in the anime and it would have been funny if he was appearing since he role in the manga. In fact I should more say that he was the rooster since his cursed lift before the beginning of the series. Since he wasn’t cursed anymore he could have left and live his life, but Akito made sure to keep him close to them. I like Kureno, he is a gentle soul who deserved so much more.
10th – Ritsu
ritsu sohma, fruits basket
Ritsu is the Monkey of the Chinese zodiac and I’m glad to have a character like him in the series, while he is not overly confident, he is at his best when he wear woman/girl clothes and he doesn’t really care about what other think about his liking for girl clothes since he feel more confident in them.
9th – Ayame Sohma
ayame sohma, fruit basket
I present you the Snake of the zodiac, he is fabulous you will see. I love his over-confident personality, really like it but his little brother Yuki doesn’t. However, this doesn’t stop Ayame to dearly love his little brother.
8th – Kisa Sohma
Kisa Sohma, fruits basket
Kisa is the Tiger of the cursed Sohma, but unlike the wild big cat she is far from being fierce, Kisa is one of the most precious thing on Earth adorable and cute. Due to problem at school, she close up and stop talking she even got to the point here she ran away from home. Kisa most be protect at all cost
7th – Momiji Sohma
momji sohma, fruits basket
Momiji is half-Japanese, half-German and he is a bunny. Despite the hard start in life, his mother complete reject him to the point where to save her mental health her memory has been erased, he have a really cheerful personality. He is the type of person who like to make the other happy. He have a little sister who he really love, however due to the fact his mother doesn’t “known” him, he can’t see her as much as he want.
6th – Isuzu “Rin” Sohma
isuzu " rin " Sohma, fruits basket
Rin is cursed by the Horse and she is one, if not the, most beautiful female character of the series, she doesn’t appear in the first series and I can’t wait to see her being animated. While she is a cold beauty, her friendship with the main female character Tohru Honda is probably one of my favorite of the series. Rin really care about Tohru and would do everything to protect her new friend.
5th – Hatori Sohma
hatori sohma, fruits basket
Hatori is the dragon, at least that was he is supposed to represent, maybe in the past the Sohma cursed by the dragon was really turning into a dragon, however it’s not the case anymore, since Hatori become an adorable seahorse instead which is really embarrassed by. With Kyo, Hatori is probably the character I feel the most bad with for, since not only he is cursed by the dragon, but he also have the possibility to erase people memories. He is the one who erased Momiji’s mother memory and he also had to erase his own girlfriend memories for her own sake. He smile rarely but when he does he have on of the most gentle and warm smile a character can have.
4th – Yuki Sohma
yuki sohma, fruits basket
Yuki is the Rat and the second male lead character of the series. He is got at everything and called “Prince Yuki” by his fangirl cause yes he have his own fan club. Since he is the “Rat” of the zodiac, Yuki always had some kind of privilege, he always been Akito’s favorite, even if Yuki himself would have rather run away than stay in this family, cause even if he was Akito’s favorite, Yuki was still abused by them.
3rd – Hatsuharu Sohma
hatsuharu "haru" sohma, fruits basket
Yuki was for a long time my 3rd favorite character, but while preparing the list, I realized I much rather Haru over Yuki. Hatsuharu Sohma is the Ox (thank you Juuni Taisen for helping me to remembering the name) and he have a double personality. Normally you deal with “White Haru” who is gentle and laid back, but once in a while you have to face Black Haru who is arrogant, mean and like to fight.
2nd – Shigure Sohma
shigure sohma, fruits basket
Shigure is the dog of the zodiac, but unlike them he is not very loyal. In fact Shigure kind of reminds me of Roy Mustang, in a way that both can be all nice in the surface but it’s only cause they have their own agenda and they are ready to do anything to achieve what they are planned.
1st Kyo Sohma
kyo sohma, fruits basket
Kyo is the Cat, no ones like him, he is not even officially part of the Zodiac but his curse is the worst. He have to constantly wear a bracelet made of beads, if he removed it, he turn into a monster with an awful sent, a scent describe as decaying corpse and after the end of his high school he would have to live hidden from the rest of the society never being allowed to go outside like a house cat that was declawed. I would not say that I felt petty for Kyo, I just wanted him to be happy. His mom committed suicide, his father just blocked him from his life and most people around him looked down on him, the kid deserve to find happiness. And I just enjoyed seeing him getting more mature through the series.

This is my top 14 of the Cursed Sohma, let me know what you think of it in the comment section below.

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Mel’s Top 10 Insert Song

 

Hi Everyone!

I always liked insert song, like the background music it give a different vibe to a scene, making it more exciting or sad, it can also be a great introduction to a character or just be part of the story. Back in 2016, I published a post about my top 5 insert song heard in anime, now that I have watched a lot more series and heard many more song, I think it is time for me to give you a top 10 post.

 

10th Position

Title: Poeme of Truth
Series: Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas
Composer: Masato Kouda

This track can be heard in the anime series Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas (Winter 2017), it’s is performed by Musica voice actress, the song is sung as a spell to awaken a powerful dragon. It’s start slowly without instrumentation, then the piano join in. The track just sound magical.

9th Positon

Title: Melody of the Fight
Series: Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitias
Composer: Masato Kouda

This song can also be heard in Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas and is also sung my Musica voice actress. This song is also used as a spell. It was sung to break the shield of Blackness surrounding the Black Land. It’s a powerful song that open with percussion followed by brass section. This is a typical fantasy fight song and work so well with the scene in which it play

8th Position

Title: Barricade
Series: Attack on Titan, Season 2
Composer: Hiroyuki Sawano

Coming from Attack on Titan OST, “Barricade” can be heard in the last episode of the second season. It’s the song that is playing when Eren can’t transform. The song is performed by Yush, Gemi and mpi

7th Position

Title: Pushing the Sky
Series: Cowboy Bebop Movie: Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Composer: Yoko Kanno

Coming from the Cowboy Bebop movie, the song played during Vincent and Spike fight toward the end of the movie is performed by The Seatsbelt with Mai Yamano vocals.

6th Position

Title: Reluctant Hero
Series: Attack on Titan
Composer: Hiroyuki Sawano

This one is coming from the first season of Attack on Titan and can be heard for the first time when Levi is introduced in the 3rd episode. Performed by mpi, the song might not be official Levi theme, but the lyric suit the characters, this is probably why the melody of the song was used as melody of Levi character song.

Reluctant Hero can also be heard in the second season, however it’s more acoustic.

Honorable Mention
“JJ Theme” and “Tale of a Sleeping Prince”, both song can be heard in Yuri on Ice and was used as skating program song.

5th Position

Title: Ancient Magus’ Bride Official Theme
Series: Ancient Magus Bride
Composer: Matsumoto Junichi

Also known other the name of “Iruna Etelero” or “Lindel’s song”, the track is sung by Lindel himself ( Lindel voice actor is Namikawa Daisuke, however the song is performed by Takenaka Daichi). This track has pretty much the same effect on me that “Poeme of Truth” is have a calming magical vibe coming from it.
I would really like to tell you in which language the song is, since it’s clearly not japanese, but I can’t tell you…. If one of you figure it out, let me know in the comment section below.

4th Position

Title: Anno Domini
Series: Ancient Magus’ Bride
Composer: Matsumoto Junichi

Performed by Hibiki Hojo, this song is played when Chise and Ruth make the familiar contract. I remember the first time I heard it when the series aired, I absolutely loved it.

3rd Position

Title: Wake up call
Series: Bungo Stray Dogs, Dead Apple
Composer: Iwasaki Taku

Entering the top 3 with one of the song that fit the most the scene in which is played. “Wake Up Call” performed by the Japanese rapper LotusJuice is played during the scene where Chuuya is fighting against one of the Antagonists of the movie. This was one of the most exciting sequences of the movie in my opinion, Chuuya using Corruption always look cool but it’s become 100× cooler with that song in the background.

2nd Position

Title: Requiem of Red
Series: K-project
Composer: KATSU

For a long time this song was at the number one spot, until I heard the current number one. “Requiem of Red” is played in the last episode of K-Project, it is performed by Anna (Yui Horie) and the Red clansmen. This track is talking about Mikoto and the bond he made with his clansmen. Mikoto’s death didn’t affect me right away with it happen, however soon as I heard the song I started tearing up.

1st Position

Title: Just Another Hero
Series: My Hero Academia
Composer: Hayashi Yuki

I love this song like it make me feel thing. Performed by Steven McNair, it play in the second season of My Hero Academia, when Endeavour is fighting a Nomu. While is is said as to be Endeavor theme song, it can really be all pro-hero and student theme song.

 


This was my top 10 of Insert song that can be heard in anime, hope you enjoyed it.
Now it’s time for you to share which insert song you like the most in the comment below

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Top 10 Black-Haired Anime Male Characters

Remember last week when I said it was hard choosing only 10 blonde haired anime male characters? You know what, it was even harder choosing 10 black-haired anime male characters, the struggle was real I had 40 characters name written down, at some point I just thought to do pick 20 and make a two parts list, but I manage to narrow it down to 10, this is quite an achievement to me.

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