Fruits Basket MMF: Monday links

At Comic Attack, Kristin Bomba delivers a thoughtful look at the roles of Tohru Honda and Akito Sohma for the Fruits Basket Manga Moveable Feast:

I decided, rather than go all fangirl all over the place (which I could do, trust me, for HOURS), that I would take a more serious approach to the series. One of the things that really fascinated me about Fruits Basket was the relationship between Akito and Tohru, separately and together (meaning their literal relationship with each other, and how they otherwise affect each other throughout the story). While Tohru is very easy to read, Akito is a bit more complicated to understand.

Tons of ink has been spilled on compare-and-contrast between a certain boy wizard and another who apparently must not be named, and I think there’s a similar dynamic to be examined between Tohru and Akito, so thanks to Kristin for digging into that territory!

And thanks to everyone who’s thrown some links this way, like Johanna Draper Carlson of Manga Worth Reading, who has already contributed quite a bit to critical discourse on the subject of Fruits Basket.

Feel free to send me your own links via email to DavidPWelsh at Yahoo dot Com, or post them in the comments here. And thanks for reading!



  1. Thank you for the kind mention! I had a lot of fun writing that, even though it took me weeks. :)

  2. Here’s my contirbution I kind of jumped the gun I was so excited so I posted it earlier than when the MMF actually started my bad.

  3. First, can I say how much I appreciate that you’re choosing one of my favourite manga ever as one of your moveable feasts?!

    I’ll be reading everything showing up religiously, even when I’m not commenting.

    Unfortunately I haven’t found the time to do a post on the Furuba manga myself – so I’d just like to link to my one accomplishment of fandom – a Furuba anime fansite – even if it was never quite finished – where I did an in-detail recap and review of the first six episodes of the anime (which is also one of my favourite animes of all time, even though the fact that it only covers the first six volumes means that the real background of the storyline only shows up on patches).
    In any case – kudos!


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