First, why did they have to make up this sob story for Akito? Since when was he going to die soon? That ruins EVERYTHING!!! This is kind of a spoiler alert, so for those of you who haven't read this far, don't read what I'm about to say. Akito going to die soon just messes up Kyo's confinement and the bet he made with Akito. It also messes up her plan, since the plan is to isolate all the Juunishi and make them stay on the "inside". Which wouldn't happen if Akito is just going to die soon anyway. Also, why make that up in the first place? To make us feel BAD for Akito? I'm sorry, but he would kind of deserve it. Ever see Yuki's back story? And who was Tohru kidding? I mean, I know she has the heart of a saint, but still. "Everyone will be sad when you die, Akito...".... Lay off the whole "no one can do any wrong" Tohru. But like I said, she doesn't bother me in the manga. And one more thing about Akito... I guess this was done for times sake, but why didn't they just say that Akito was actually a girl? I kind of like that he was just a boy in the anime... But if I was Natsuki Takaya, that would tick me off.
3. We never get to see Isuzu or Kureno. We never see Arisa's or Saki's back stories. I think Isuzu is very important plot wise and for Haru. Haru's pretty much got nothing going on for him in the anime besides when he first got shown. Kureno is also important. I think he should be there, since I like him. Well, not JUST because I like him, but because he is also important for the plot. Since those two aren't there, the people who just watched the anime will just assume that the horse and the rooster just aren't in the zodiac in Fruits Basket. Arisa's back story is kind of dumb in my opinion, but I think it is important. Otherwise we'll just think she's a "yankee" for no reason. Saki's back story I think is much more important than Arisa's. I think she should've gotten an episode about that.