27 November 2013

Fruits Basket, Volume 21

Author: Natsuki Takaya
Series: Fruits Basket #21
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Verdict: Buy

Tohru and Kyo finish their heart to heart.  I still find it highly coincidental that Kyo met her when she was little and that he was there at the time of her mother's death.  Especially since he seems to be carrying the guilt of that day with him all the time and it weighs heavily on his heart.  We even find out how it changed the course of his life and set things in motion that we were led to believe were something else.  If all of this is true, I would have thought that it was have at least been hinted at prior to the last few volumes with more than just the baseball hat.

But alas, let us not dive into the overall plots in this series least the whole thing unravel around us.

Akito finally starts to seems human, but it takes a huge catalyst event that sets the tone for the rest of the volume.  With everything revolving around this one event, things may seem a little slow, but we do get a heart to heart between Kyo and Yuki that is probably my favorite scene involving the two of them, and Yuki gets his shining moment for his own love life.

While breaking the Zodiac curse is hardly mentioned, if mentioned at all, in this volume, it still carries the final underlying plot along while relying heavily on the relationship between Kyo and Tohru, which is her main reason for wanting to break the curse.

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