I have to say, I find this harder than Kikis delivery service. There’s just so much vagueness in here. Hardest things are keeping track of the context… who’s talking, what they’re talking about and making sense of some of a lot of the sentences in general.
But thinking back to the first chapter I think it’s a bit less hard by now. Though I’m not trying to dissect every sentence with this manga anyway. Trying to embrace the ambiguity.
Ya, I think that helps quite a lot, especially having read the English manga beforehand.
I watched the first Fruits Basket season when it aired (and currently watching the second season), so this definitely helps me too in getting the bigger picture and knowing all the relations between characters etc. I think it’d be a lot harder otherwise.