April 12, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Fruits Basket, Collector’s Edition, Vol. 11 by Natsuki Takaya
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*Published March 21, 2017*
The second to last volume of Fruits Basket, the curse if crumbling and Akito is doing all they can to keep their world the way it’s supposed to be. Tohru has come to terms with her feelings for Kyo and what that means for her feelings for her mother.
The curse is crumbling, and Akito is doing anything to clutch at the broken threads that remain. Does the end of the curse mean catastrophe for the members of the zodiac, or will it bring the much needed healing they’ve all dreamed of? Tohru’s bright love and generosity will become a beacon of hope in the dark…!
As we start to come to a close to this wonderful story, we start to see what what it means to have a world change that you did not want to change. We see Akito hold so tight to their world that the strength they’re holding on starts to break their world. In breaking, Tohru starts to almost pick up the pieces and this causes Akito to attack her once again. But in doing so, Akito starts to see why those possessed by the zodiac started to drift towards Tohru, for her love and her warmth.
We see the sorrow of Akito as the only world they have ever known, and also sorrow as Tohru confesses to Kyo and it seems as though he has turned her down. The sorrow of a girl confessing her love to a boy she never thought she would love as much as she loved her mother, yet being turned down. We see both Tohru and Kyo struggle not only with their feelings and trying to figure out how to fricken’ talk to each other, but what this means for them and the zodiac curse.
In this second to last volume, we see Akito go through a myriad of emotions and how they come to accept change. A change to world they never thought would end, but a change that is needed for them to accept themselves and their family for who they are. How do you come to accept change? How do you come to terms with change? Comment below and let me know!