Chapter 61: Wild Horses

This chapter is positively brimming with subtle character interactions and not-so-subtle plot developments – about as narrative-driven as one could wish for from this series.

So Yuki is starting to take a more active role in the Sohma family intrigues, and I think it’s safe to say that it’s not because his fears are any less, but that he’s finally found something to fight for.  When he overhears Shigure insinuate that Akito (with Kureno) is heading out to meet Tohru, he decides to tail them.

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Chapter 55: Always Together

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I’ve mentioned before that Yuki tends to get his character development by hijacking stories “about” other characters, but it turns out that Tohru does much the same.  That might actually be part of the reason why it can be difficult to pin down her character (or character arc) – because she rarely gets a chapter solely dedicated to her.  This time around, she takes over Hiro’s story. Read more