Akito: It seems Hatori is like snow. He’s as cold as snow. Read more
Chapter 11: Home for the Holidays
I get the feeling that Tohru Honda marches to the beat of her own drum. She had no problem accepting that we change into animals. And even though she’s been through a lot more hardships than most high school girls, she’s always smiling, as if none of it weighs her down. We’ve been living together for four months now, but there’s still part of her that I can’t grasp yet.
Chapter 10: The Sohma Curse
Tohru begins to understand the true nature of the Sohma family and their “secret”.
Chapter 9: Words Spoken Out of Love
There’s a lot going on in this chapter, and most of it won’t be properly dealt with until later. Read more
Chapter 8: A Plum on Your Back
As the gears of the plot are slowly set in motion, Tohru has a small breakthrough with Kyo.
Chapter 7: To Have the Moon
And so, a new banquet begins…
Chapter 6: A Rice Ball in a Fruits Basket
As Tohru says goodbye to the Sohmas, she remembers a little game she once played in school: Fruits Basket. She was dubbed the “rice ball”, when you were supposed to have the name of a fruit.
Tohru: The “fun game” played out right in front of me, and I waited for Rice Ball to be called. I waited and waited…that’s right. Ever since I was little, I’ve never given things enough thought. After all, a rice ball could never be part of a fruits basket. Read more
Chapter 5: A Hidden Smile
This chapter offers a little taste of what to expect going forward on several fronts.
This is Kagura Sohma. She is another member of the Zodiac and has some issues (mainly involving Kyo). Read more
Chapter 4: Kindled Kindness
I love this story for many reasons, and one of the biggest is its true to life characters. Their issues are amplified, of course, but at their core, they have very relatable problems. I’ve yet to find another character that resonates with my time in school quite like Yuki Sohma.
Yuki-kun, you’re a nice guy, but there’s some part of you that rejects other people.
Chapter 3: To Hurt and Be Hurt
Tohru discovers a little of what makes Kyo tick as everyone starts getting used to living together (if not in harmony – it’s enough at this point that Yuki and Kyo aren’t trying to murder each other). Read more