Action Level: 1/5
The few fight scenes in this series were short and rather irrelevant.
Romance Level: 3/5
I've seen people racking their brains over which of the Sohmas Tohru would pick as her
"significant other". Personally, I was rooting for Yuki simply because Tohru choosing Kyo would've been taking the Hon
Solo approach to romance (you know, having the girl end up with the brooding emo bad azz instead of the kind and understanding
Comedy Level: 4/5
The first half of the series involved Tohru struggling to keep the Sohma's curse a secret
from the outside world and that made for some rather hilarious antics (case in point: the jelly bun disaster). The Sohmas
interacting with one another was comical, but I enjoyed the antics of the non-Sohma characters more, like Hana scaring the
Prince Yuki fan club or Tohru and the girls having lunch on Tohru's mother's grave.
Adult Level: 3/5
They really skated along the edges with having the Sohmas turn back to their human form
naked. But the animators did a good job of covering up the naughty bits. I don't think I saw Tohru show some skin
once in the series. Ther is little blood and most of the hard-core violence appears as flashbacks.
Drama Level: 2/5
Here's where I think they could've improved a little bit more. Tohru's moral speeches,
while I understand were pivotal to teh series, got kind of annoying after a while, and at times it almost seemed like she
was whining. In contrast, the Sohmas were hardly at Tohru's drama level. But the almost angst part towards the
final two episodes were very well done.
Overall Level: 3/5
This is one of the few shoujo series that I hope gets made into a sequel. They
did it with Ah! My Goddess, so I suppose it's not totally impossible. But all that shows is how much I enjoyed the series,
so much so that I'm willing to sit through a few more episodes. Plus there were a few areas where they could've gone
into. Still, if you're in the move for something non-violent, this is perfect.