Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Twelve [Final]

“Love isn’t just about loving what’s in front of you. The past, the future, maybe it’s about holding all of them close to your heart.” I think this quote by Kyo in this volume is really emblematic of the kind of ending we see for the series. Fruits Basket has been a series about hardship, … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Twelve [Final]

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Ten

Grief and how one deals with the loss of a close loved one has always been a major theme running in the background of this series, often brought to the foreground as characters are forced to make decisions that put them face to face with their own memories and loss. We see this the most … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Ten

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Nine

The last couple volumes that we’ve read have all been about seeing the kinds of scars children can develop when they’re abandoned by their parents and how they can slowly begin to recover through the support of loving friends and found family. Volume nine continues this theme but in a different direction, showing the kind … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Nine

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Eight

In the first volume, Fruits Basket presents itself as this semi-wacky comedy shoujo about a girl who discovers that the family she’s living with can all turn into animals, but as the story progresses we begin to see this for what it truly is: a mask, a facade if you will. Fruits Basket’s true story … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Eight

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Seven

How do children relate to their parents? What do they look for, want, or need from a family? What happens when that dynamic breaks down, when children no longer have someone to look up to or a stable place to call home? I think in a way, Fruits Basket has been slowly exploring these questions … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Seven

Our Dreams at Dusk (Shimanami Tasogare) Manga Volume One Review

I’ve been seeing this manga floating around Twitter for awhile with some very high recommendations from people who either read it before it came out in North America or from people who got early copies of the manga before it released earlier this week. Well it finally came out on Tuesday and I figured with … More Our Dreams at Dusk (Shimanami Tasogare) Manga Volume One Review

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Six

We’ve finally reached the halfway point and what a journey it has been. I don’t know if I ever made it this far when I first started reading this series. I have to confess I did read ahead over my short two week break and have finished reading the series all the way through, and … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Six

Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Five

And we’re back with another look at Fruits Basket, this time volume five of the collector’s edition. I’ve been surprisingly having a lot of fun rereading this series and even more fun reviewing it. I’ve been loving taking these deep dives into each volume and pulling apart the different arcs of character growth and philosophical … More Fruits Basket Manga Read-Through: Collector’s Edition Volume Five