Grisaia no Kajitsu (The Fruit of Grisaia) borrows ingredients from a mediocre harem anime that are achingly familiar and mashes them into something entertaining, with motifs that transcend the lighthearted silliness and indecency of the original visual novel it’s based on. While the premise is tired, the start is fresh. It starts off lightheartedly, maintains the humor, introduces some action, then fills in some character details and shifts the focus onto something darker, with more depth.
Grisaia no Kajitsu (The Fruit of Grisaia) consists of slice-of-life elements, some decent conversations, characterizations, suspense, a bit of mystery, and a lot of psychological themes. The plot is built around character relationships from the start, with psychological depth and serious storylines gradually building up to it. But being an adaptation of the VN, The Fruit of Grisaia is still hit or miss for many anime-only viewers due to its ridiculous pacing and awkward plot holes.
If you are thinking of giving Grisaia no Kajitsu (The Fruit of Grisaia) anime series a try, here’s a guide to help you watch it in the correct order.
Grisaia no Kajitsu (The Fruit of Grisaia) Watch Order:
1. Grisaia no Kajitsu
Alternate Title: The Fruit of Grisaia
2. Grisaia no Meikyuu: Caprice no Mayu 0
Alternate Title: The Labyrinth of Grisaia: The Cocoon of Caprice 0
3. Grisaia no Rakuen
Alternate Title: The Eden of Grisaia
4. Grisaia: Phantom Trigger The Animation
Alternate Title: None
5. Grisaia: Phantom Trigger The Animation – Stargazer
Alternate Title: None
The Fruit of Grisaia (Grisaia no Kajitsu) is a psychological drama anime adapted from the visual novel series of the same name developed by Front Wing.
Synopsis: Mihama Academy is a private school with only five female students attending the school for secret reasons. The five girls have been living routine life within the school, almost like a prisoner. When Yuuji Kazami, a new transfer student, arrives at the school and starts socializing with the girls, their routine breaks, and they start coming out of their shells. Each girl begins sharing the dark past that got them into the academy, and now it’s upto Yuuji to save the girls from their past. But how can he save others when his past also haunts him.