Meeting Date: 8/18/2019

Disclaimer: The Herald Anime Club discusses shows as they’re airing. Naturally, there will be spoilers for a given episode. You have been warned!


Samantha Ferreira: Hi everyone, and welcome to the Herald Anime Club! I’m Samantha, and I’m here with Anthony Simpson and L.B. Bryant

L.B. Bryant: Hello!

Anthony Simpson: Evening

Samantha Ferreira: Tonight, we’re heading back to the Soma house with Fruits Basket episode 20: “Hiro’s an asshole and we all hate him.”

Fruits Basket Episode 20 Still

Anthony Simpson: Hiro is an asshole. To quote a phrase we say at work a lot “He’s needs to be pimp slapped.”
(Editor’s Note: Anime Herald does not condone child abuse)

Samantha Ferreira: That kid needs something, alright. I forgot how unlikeable he was

L.B. Bryant: Hiro is such a little asshole. I hated him in the original adaptation but I hated him even more in this one.
My wife and I literally skip episodes that he’s in because we just hate listening to him.

Samantha Ferreira: … I don’t hate listening to him. I just hate him.

L.B. Bryant: I will say that listening to the overall reactions to him on Discord and Twitter over the last couple of days has been quite vindicating for me, lol. My hatred towards him has been totally and completely reinforced.

Anthony Simpson: I remember you mentioning your least favorite character being introduced this episode so I wasn’t sure what to expect… But yeah, I see why he is your least favorite character.

Fruits Basket Episode 20 Still

Samantha Ferreira: He’s just legitimately awful.

Anthony Simpson: He is.
I hate myself.

L.B. Bryant: I will say this much in his defense, Akito is beyond evil.

Samantha Ferreira: Well yeah. Akito has proven that they’re a broken shell of a person who will destroy everyone around them to ensure that nobody is happy.

Anthony Simpson: Akito is like a black hole in space. Nobody is getting out from that.

Samantha Ferreira: Indeed.

L.B. Bryant: I also need to say that Mitchan absolutely deserves a happy ending and I hope she gets one :)

Fruits Basket Episode 20 Still

Samantha Ferreira: Mitchan needs to just go off and marry her one true soul mate that is Ritsu. \o/

L.B. Bryant: lol agreed

Anthony Simpson: agreed.

Samantha Ferreira: Granted half their nights would just be them apologizing loudly to each other, but it’d be cute

Anthony Simpson: It certainly would be.

Samantha Ferreira: So, honestly, this was the big episode to introduce everyone’s least favorite character. Also to make Akito more cartoonishly evil, so… um… what else can we say?

Anthony Simpson: Nothing really IMO.

L.B. Bryant: Yeah, I’m good for this week. I’m excited to see what happens next week though lol

Samantha Ferreira: lol, likewise
I guess that wraps things up for this week. Til next time, remember: If a kid kicks his shoe at you, just ignore the brat and keep walking.
Have a great night!

L.B. Bryant: Night :)

Anthony Simpson: Good night

Fruits Basket Episode 20 Still