Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Fruits Basket: Collector's Edition 8 by Natsuki Takaya

In this eighth volume of the collected editions, orphan Tohru Honda continues to find herself drawn to Kyo Sohma, the taciturn cat of the Chinese Horoscope, and searches for ways to break the curse and his endlessly bad mood. More is revealed about the rat - Yuki Sohma’s past as the abused childhood companion of Akito Sohma, the human God of the horoscope, and Kyo and Yuki’s mysterious meeting with Tohru’s dead mother, Kyoko. At school, the students decide to rewrite Cinderella at the last minute and Yuki confesses the nature of his feelings for Tohru to a classmate that brings him to a personal revelation.

This manga is such a satisfying read with many moments of humour to match the moving story of Tohru and the cursed members of the Sohma family. The depth of storytelling and illustrations make this series a highly recommended read for teen and up manga readers who like a slow burning love story with a lot of laughs and a few tears. I suggest beginning with the first collected edition to truly appreciate the story and characters.

Posted by JMcC

Catalogue link: Fruits Basket Collector's Edition 8

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