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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Fruits Basket Chapter 115

Well I thought I would give you all a brief summary of Fruits Basket chapter 115. I am sorry I did not put a review up for chapter 114, but the main point in that chapter was that Tohru tells Rin that Kyo is the most important person to her and that she wants to protect him, Kagura overhearing this gets angry at Tohru telling her that she should be telling Kyo how she feels and then punches Tohru out, and because this is Kagura doing the punching poor Tohru passes out, but enough of chapter 114. In chapter 115 it is all about Akito. Apparently Akito has this box which may contain Akira's(Akito's father) remains (I am not too sure), in any case Akito is not willing to part with this box, which she feels is extremely important. Meanwhile Ren(Akito's mother) also has her eyes on the box and wants it as well. Kureno has seen inside the box and does not really think anything of it, Shigure says to Ren that the box contains nothing that Akito needs indicating that he has somewhat of an idea of what's in the box. Meanwhile Ren remembers how her and Akira fell in love, and how she was mearly a servent at Sohma house. A suitible wife was being searched for Akira and during that time because she was Akira's personal servent, they fell in love. The marriage of Akira and Ren caused a division in Sohma house, the elders of the family looked down on the marriage will the younger Sohma's felt it was a good match. Eventually Ren gets pregnant much to Akira's delight and Ren's dismay. Ren feels with the birth of a child Akira's love would be divided. In any case because Akito would be heir Ren tells Akira that regardless of sex the child would be raised as a male, and if he did not agree she would abort the child. Akira naturally agreed to the decision.
Back to the present Shigure and Ren are fighting and Shigure says that he only pities Ren, he does not hate her. Ren tells Shigure that she pities him as well that he is caught up in a dream, and that he looks at her as if he wants her. Shigure tells her that she is correct that he when he looks at her he thinks of Akito, if Akito had been raised as a woman, that she would look like Ren. Shigure goes on to say that he wanted Ren to get the box from Akito because Ren should be the only person haunted by Akira. That pisses Ren off who claims that Akito would not be alive if it wasn't for her.
Meanwhile Akito is dreaming of better days with her father, a time when he told her that she was special and that she would never know loneliness or fear, when she suddenly awakens to feel Momiji's bond has broken. Momiji collapses to the ground in tears realizing how easily the end (of the curse) came.

My Thoughts
This was an interesting chapter, in that I feel the box represents Akito's unwillingness to change. Her refusal to give up the box shows how unwilling she is to let the past go. I feel that the box is probably empty as Kureno knows what's in it and Shigure has probably guessed as well that the box is empty. Shigure seems pretty sure that Akito does not need the box. That brings me to Shigure it's kind of sad that he looks at Ren and sees what Akito could have been. I thought that Shigure may have been moving on but it seems that he also is hanging on to a dream. Another interesting point is that Akira seemed to think that Akito would never be alone or live in fear, how far from the truth he was. I wonder if it was his words to Akito that make her try to keep the zodiac twelve near, at this point it is rather unclear. Finally Momiji who is now free of the curse, what will Momiji do, it seems now he is free to leave Akito, free to see his mother and is now free to pursue a relationship with Tohru if he chooses to do so. Momiji is now free to leave the Sohma's, the question is will he? My opinion is that he probably won't leave the Sohma's because it is where Tohru is and he wants to protect Tohru.


  • At 10:06 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    great summary! It's wonderful finally knowing what went on in 114 & 115! thanks!

  • At 10:39 AM, Blogger Otaku said…

    Amanda...your welcome I will try to keep this site updated with Fruits basket chapters as much as possible. Thanks for your support.

  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Suu said…

    oh my gosh! i'm so thankful to all of the sites who are willing to put up the latest info about the latest furuba chapters. so i am extremely thankful to you for these reviews... ah... now to find scans... i can't believe that momiji's free.... do you know when the next chapter will be out?

  • At 10:35 PM, Blogger Otaku said…

    Suu...From what I hear Chapter 116 is supposed to be out on the 20th, however the latest is that the chapter is out, however I am not to sure as of yet. From what I hear though is that it is a continuation of Momiji's breaking of the curse. From what I have heard apparently he chooses not to stay by Akito's side unlike Kureno. So I am not to sure but I will put a summary up as soon as I know.

  • At 7:41 AM, Anonymous Rusty said…

    hello... hurah momiji's free!!! i hope shigure is next!! thanx otaku for the summaries!!!!!

  • At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yay! Everyone's slowly getting freed from the curse!!!! :D

    I'm so happy!
    Thanx for your terrific summaries!

  • At 2:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    thanks 4 ur wonderful summary. i still do have 2 say that i would have liked 2 learn more about what happens 2 tohru. where i'm from we'r only ^ up to chpt.18 must b nice having 2 no where the books r up 2 & wat there r bout...thank u for ur time to write us such an interesting summary...


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