Fruit Tart misses the mark for a number of reasons. The most prominent is that the show leans heavily on “yuri” humor as a source of comedy. Except… it’s not funny. The punchline is always “ew, you can’t really like girls” or some deviation of that never succeeded in making me laugh. In fact, I don’t think I laughed more than a handful of times throughout my watch, which isn’t good for a series that’s explicitly a comedy.
It’s like if Ebby Halliday got isekai’d into Dragon Quest (or maybe, since I’ve never played Dragon Quest, Etrian Odyssey, which is much more my speed). What I’m getting at is that while this might not be the anime equivalent of a AAA title, it’s fun, and sometimes fun is what you need. Dragon Goes House-Hunting understands that to its core.
The series is a celebration of mundane delights, and relishes in the everyday moments like not getting rained on, playing in the snow, eating a train station bento, and seeing the seasons change. It magnifies the ordinary, making it extraordinary by virtue of celebrating the small things that often feel grand.