With me being a huge fan of the Fruits Basket manga series, naturally I was excited to watch the anime series. However, after it was all over I felt very disappointed. First off was the art & animation. The animation was so-so, and the art, while pretty, wasn't anything special. And the ending was what really got me. While the manga series just finished in Japan at 23 volumes, the anime series just stopped right in the middle of about the 8th volume. It left so many questions unanswered that I probably wouldn't have understood a thing if I hadn't read the manga first. So in short, if you're interested in this title, go buy the manga.