12 Moments 09: #10

This entry is part of the 12 Moments in Anime 2009.

Though some people are doing “12 Moments in Anime (that came out this year)” or something, I’m just dealing with stuff I watched this year, and sadly, I’m just now getting to Fruits Basket. I’d seen the first couple of episodes a few times in college but not enough to get into the swing of things until now.

#10 is the Fruits Basket (wiki) hot springs song, officially titled “Teru Teru Momiji”. It’s from episode 12. I’m including the clip from the episode here (it’s sung in Japanese with French[?] subtitles) and the English translation below.

Romanji
yuuhi no o-yama ni
teru teru momiji
kaeru ya tokage ga
konnichi wa

koi no arai mo
kazunoko umani

yuuhi no o-yama ni
teru teru momiji
kaeru ya tokage ga
konnichi wa


English translation
In the mountains at sunset
Momiji shines
Hello to the frogs,
lizards and everyone.

We’re like koi
and herring roe in sugar sauce.

In the mountains at sunset
Momiji shines
Hello to the frogs,
lizards and everyone.

12 Moments 09: #11

This entry is part of 12 Moments in Anime 2009.

#11 is the Kenshin/Kaoru moment in Black Blood Brothers (wiki) between Jiro and Mimiko.

Jiro deals the death blow to August
Jiro deals the death blow to August

(If you don’t know the Kenshin/Kaoru moment to which I’m referring, watch episode 30 of Rurouni Kenshin [wiki]. In that episode, Kaoru watches Kenshin’s Battosai persona begin to emerge and she begins to lose hope that she’ll ever see the gentle rurouni persona again.)

Kotaro comforts Mimiko, who is in despair
Kotaro comforts Mimiko, who is in despair

While Jiro fights August at the end of episode 7, Mimiko drops to her knees in apparent despair and I was like… “Whoa. Deja vu.” The moment was gone as fast as it had come, but really, we’re all about the moments here, aren’t we?

12 Moments in Anime 2009

As per the 12 Moments in Anime 2009, I’ve decided—one day late (as per my own schedule), of course—to participate. I understand that the original post called for posts from December 14-25, but I know that the 12 Days of Christmas actually starts on Christmas Day, so I’ll be following that.

Since I’m way organized and everything, I’ll be sticking this post to the top of the journal until January 6th, at which time I’ll send it back to it’s original time slot. I will also be updating this post with links for each day’s entry and will be posting three entries (including this one) today; this entry, one for yesterday, and one for today.

These are in no order other than the order in which I think of them.

Twelve Moments in Anime 2009
12. December 25: Needless scissor fight
11. December 26: Black Blood Brothers Kenshin/Kaoru moment
10. December 27: Fruits Basket hot springs song
09. December 28: my ability to work anime into any situation
08. December 29: EverythingYaoi.com
07. December 30: Anime Expo Yaoi Prose announcement
06. December 31: the Gurren Lagann episode in which Kamina died
05. January 1: Gundam Wing fanfiction
04. January 2: Anime News Network
03. January 3: the opening of CANAAN
02. January 4: Kuroshitsuji‘s two main characters
01. January 5: Death Note‘s L and Light chained together