March 4, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Vol. 7 by Natsuki Takaya
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*Published November 22, 2016*
In this volume, we see how much Yuki’s mother is seeking to take away his newly found and earned independence as parent-teacher conferences comes to a close. We also see the class trip everyone takes to Kyoto and romance appears to be in the air!
Yuki-alongside his mother, who already has his life after high school all mapped out-confronts his future at a parent-teacher conference. To make matters worse, when Yuki recalls buried memories, he becomes speechless! Meanwhile, Tohru pays a visit to the Sohma compound in order to confirm if Kureno Sohma is really the same man with whom her best friend, Uo-chan, is in love!
Love isn’t in the air for Isuzu and Hatsuharu, however, as the two have broken up. Desperately in search of something, Isuzu visits Shigure’s house as if driven there, but collapses upon arrival. A shocked Tohru happens to be on the scene, but all she can do is comfort Isuzu in her pain. But Isuzu seems to know all about Tohru fighting the Sohma curse on her own…!?
This volume has some issues with love, not only as Yuki must deal with with mother and brother and their familial love, while Tohru sneaks into the Sohma compound in order to see if Kureno is the same Kureno that Uo-chan has fallen in love with at her part-time job.
We also see Tohru and Kyo start to acknowledge their feelings for each other, if only to themselves. In acknowledging that she is starting to have feelings for Kyo, Tohru actively starts to look for a way to break the curse on the Sohma family. In trying to find a way to break the curse, she runs into Rin, the girl possessed by the Horse spirit, as she goes to Shigure’s house again to try and wrangle an answer from him but she just ends up collapsing and then finding out why the rest of the Sohmas turn to Tohru.
I like that we’re starting to see the cracks in the armour, not only around Tohru but the rest of the Sohmas as well. This stress is starting to bring the Sohmas that know Tohru closer together and away from Akito it seems.
It seems that we’re getting closer to the apex/conclusion of this series: are you guys excited for the ending? What other mangas would you recommend for me to read? Comment below and let me know!