Series: Fruits Basket #9
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Finally, a reprieve from the annoying characters (minus Yuki's comembers on the council, who make a brief appearance). This volume offers insight into the back stories of Tohru's two best friends, plus one of them finally gets a love interest (who has a secret of his own).
Then we get some quality Kyo (who is a little less angry and loud these days), and while visiting his martial arts master we have a pretty sad but important revelation revealed. Without giving anything away (especially since I already know how it turns out in the end), let's just say it is not shocking but definitely a downer of a reveal.
With school out for the summer, fun is sure to abound in the next few episodes, and I have to say I am glad we will be getting a break from all of Yuki's crazy entourage.