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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Fruits Basket Chapter 128! {At last!}

Kyo and Tohru reunite! ...Kind of.

{Sorry I've not had time to translate it yet. I'm really busy today so I plan on doing my usual full summary either later tonight or tomorrow.}

After a few panicky days the scans are finally out!

We've got a great new colour image of Tohru and Kyo to start with this time. We're starting to see a new side to Tohru too, she's left her childish looks now and has gone for a new red dress. I love the way Kyo is holding her hair here, he looks so protective.

Anyway we start this chapter with Kagura noticing Kisa stood outside looking like her usual nervy self. When Kagura asks what she's doing outside we find she's waiting and giving her support to someone. Kagura asks who but we change scene before she can reply.
Cut to Akito's room in which Aki is sat infront of Hiro reading. They talk for a short time about Hiro, Aki says how he's not that strong or smart but always tries to keep a grasp on his dreams. As Hiro is about to speak Aki shuts her book and goes to the window saying she didn't hate it.

The next day and Yuki, Kyo and Haru are on the roof talking. Aki has called for all of the Jyuniishi to meet at the main house, including Kyo this time. All she's said is there is something she wants to talk to them about and so they'll meet in a weeks time.
As Yuki wonders what it could be fore Haru says that with her sudden change it might be something good. Yuki mentions that her change has caused a lot of comotion in the estate, the inside members not knowing what to do and Haru says it's what they deserve. They wonder if Aki is dealing with it on her own and when Haru asks how Shigure is doing Yuki tells him hes been out a lot.
They both seem to come to a conclusion at that leaving Kyo to wonder what it is.
Yuki simply tells him he remembered something when hearing the stupid voice of Kyo and the neko says he's been less and less forgiving of him recently.
Yuki merely replies that teasing is thought of as a way of expressing affection and appologises.
Kyo tells him not to bother and to just tell him what he'd remembered, and Yuki tells him that Tohru will be discharged tomorrow.
Kyo rushes off and we see he's gone to find Saki and Arisa, leaving Yuki and Haru to talk about how the neko house is being torn down now and maybe now hes a bit freer he might get Tohru. Yuki says how nice that would be and we cut to Kyo, Saki and Arisa.

He asks the girls if its ok for him to go meet her when Tohru is discharged. Saki and Arisa {who it seems is still there after last chapter} once again can't resist taking a little jab at Kyo while he's there saying how the "Prince" is too soft and spoils their fun. When he asks again Arisa tells him its fine but not to be surprised if she runs away seeing as she thinks she's been rejected. Kyo says he'll do all he can and Arisa asks his opinion on what would be best for her {Tohru}. They're going to buy her some clothes as a gift for being discharged, Kyo however has no idea and Uo tells him its part of being a man. Kyo says its a little weird and perverted though and Arisa suddenly rethinks, saying she might not wear it if she knew it was from Kyo seeing as he "rejected" her.

We skip to the student council room where we find Machi and Yuki together. Yuki thinks how he envies them {Kyo/Tohru} and Machi tells him she's done her work. Yuki is a little dazed though and takes a while to reply. He thanks her saying how quick she was at getting it all done and Machi tells him she pushed herself a little. Yuki thinks about how Tohru knows Kyo isn't like normal people but has still accepted him and starts to think about himself.

As Machi is about to leave Yuki grabs her and stops her, he tries to ask her something but Kimi makes an unwanted appearance asking about her brush, Kakeru says maybe she left it at her house but Kimi tells him she takes it with her everywhere. She asks Machi is she's seen it who replies she hasn't and so asks Yuki only to get the same reply.

As Kimi continues Yuki thinks how he must tell her. He wants them to be together so has to tell her but isn't sure if she'll accept it. {The curse!}

Night time and we see Akito stood at the window Shigure is with her and asks what she plans to acheive by calling everyone together, he asks if she wants to have a banquet. Akito remains silent but soon replies says she's going tell them what has to be said, and that shes going to end it.
Akito remembers Hiro telling her he's been freed from the curse and says she's going to tell them all of it. {About the free ones?}
Shigure says that it's good if it'll make her happy and Aki asks if he's relieved about being free from her. She says he should go away soon, and that she'll be relieved from his sarcasm and is tired of being made to look stupid. Shigure comments that her temper hasn't seemed to change with her and as Aki turns around saying something Shigure tells her he's not making her look stupid but simply giving her a hard time.
Shigure tells her that its a parting gift and Akito looks upset. {As seen on the page to the left.}

Finally the days comes for Kyo to see Tohru, he thinks how its bad that he's nervous and wonders if its because he gets to see her at last. He decides its a good thing hes {Yuki} not there to see him so nervous.
He thinks back to what happened in the kitchen a little while ago that same day. Yuki shouts to him making him jump. He asks why hes not left yet if he wants to meet Tohru. Kyo asks if hes going too but Yuki says Kyo wouldn't want anyone there to interfere with their meeting at last. He says hes got something very important to do anyway so tells Kyo not to mess things up.
Kyo decides to just be his normal self around her but can't remember what he was like when he was with her in the past. He wonders if she'll accept after thinking she'd been rejected and thinks if he really loves her. He tries to think what part about her he loves and how much.

His thoughs are cut off as he's shocked to see Arisa and Saki are already there, Arisa calls someone and we finally see an almost fully healed Tohru!
As he sees her he realises that it doesn't matter at all because he simply loves her so much.
As he calls her name Tohru blushes and...
...pelts it down the road flinging her papers into the air.

Kyo falls to his knees laughing, saying what an amazing way that was to run off. Arisa and Saki also seem amused at Tohru. Kyo stands though, this time determined not to let her go. He declares that he's the faster runner and follows Tohru, leaving Saki and Arisa to watch. Kyo thinks that he won't let Tohru get away.

Cut to Yuki at home, he is calling Machi. Once she picks up he appologieses for waking her, asking if shes free today at some point. He tells her that there's something he has to let her know.

Back to Kyo and he says it hurts how much he wants her to belong to him. He shouts after her that someone who's just healed shouldn't be running like this.

Banner: Yuki and Kyo. A happy future doesn't just come along, you have to reach out and grasp it.
And unfortunately we have to wait until the 5th of July for the next chapter in issue 15 of Hana to Yume. T.T

My Thoughts:
At long last! We finally get to see Tohru again.
I really loved this chapter, it has just the right mixture of comedy and drama this time. I love the way Tohru runs away from Kyo, flinging the papers into the air.
I'm really anxious for the next chapter now. We know its going to be a mix of Kyo/Tohru and Yuki/Machi for sure. I really want to see if it is the curse Yuki is going to tell Machi about. I get the feeling she'll accept it pretty easily, she doesn't seem like the type so hate him for it.
I was really impressed with the symbolism in this chapter too.
We have Tohru in a red dress, signifying the presence of Kyoko still there and also how much she's grown. At the begining all we see her in is white or pink, showing her innosence and now to suddenly have her in a red dress that seems to come from Rin's closset shows how she's shed her childish nature and really grown. The "pink" Tohru would have never been able to have such deep meaningful feelings for Kyo as she does now, it shows she's now capable of going into adulthood and having a real relationship.
Also with Kyo now running after her. We can see this linking back to three things, one with his relationship with Kyoko's death, how he had the chance to go after her but didn't and so he lost something dear to him. We also see this linked to chapter 120 {?} where he runs away and Tohru follows, this time it is Kyo who must follow Tohru.
And finally the day Tohru got lost. He couldn't find her then but now without Yuki there it is his mission to finally bring her back and fufill his "man's promise".

As usual scans hosted by yours truely, courtessy of BillWang and Hana to Yume. {hopefully they'll be quicker with the scans next month.}


  • At 12:59 PM, Anonymous lalita said…

    Thank you so much Seph! :) Aww, this chapter is just so cute! I am so glad that Kyou is finally standing up and being a man! I am curious to see what will happen once he catches up with her! Its going to be very cute! How many chapters are left for the series to end?

  • At 1:01 PM, Blogger Seph said…

    There's just two now. But in Tsubasa she included a large Omake chapter once it was over so she's likely to do that too.

  • At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Kyoko said…

    I want to see an omake!!!!

    do you think she'll come out w/another artbook?

  • At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Brittany Lynn (Thequietwriter) said…

    Thanks so much!

  • At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh thanks Seph, again for this summary! What would I do without your site...I'd be desperated^^

  • At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow!!! What a great chapter. Thanks so much for getting the chapter out so soon. Can't wait for the next chapter, but am sad that it's comming to the end.

  • At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    aww... i can't believe fruits basket is actually coming to an end. It's so unreal!

    Thanks for the summary and the pictures... I'm so happy that Kyou and Tohru are finally, finally, FINALLY going to be together!! JEEZZZ I've been waiting for that moment to come for so long! ^^ Oh how I hate those cliffhangers. Anyway, I can't wait to see what happens when he catches up to her! GAHHH. THE SUSPENSE...!

    Damn, it totally sucks how America is only up to volume 13 =__= Blahh.

    Welp...just want to say thanks again. Fruits basket is my drug.

  • At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    thanks so much for the summary!! :)

    ps a little typo it's yuki, kyo and haru not karu haha ;)

  • At 7:00 PM, Blogger Seph said…

    @Kyoko I really hope she does another, most of the stuff in the current one is already in the books. It'd be nice to see all the new years pictures done.

    @Brittany No problem, thanks for giving us the last few scans while we waited. ^^

    I'll be editing the summary tomorrow with the rest of the text translation.

  • At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I love this chapter!!! I want to know what Akito said to Hiro about Kisa! I have a feeling....

  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger Seph said…

    I'm pretty sure its about Hiro and Kisa being together and Hiro being freed. I should be able to finish it tomorrow. My mum might make me study for my exam though seeing as its on Friday. ><

  • At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I hope some kind of extra chapter is included. It happened in Girl Got Game, didn't it? ....As for thoughts....I love how a few strands of Tohru's hair is sticking up on the last page. How I wish I could've seen her face as she ran away~!

  • At 11:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is a different anonymous person then from above. I assumed that Akito probably said something like, "You can have Kisa" at the end. I don't know why, but that's how I imagine her saying that. I'm really interested to see what's going to happen between Hiro and Kisa, especially Hiro!

    I also wouldn't be surprised that Akito talked to Hiro about him being freed.

  • At 12:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    LOL I have never seen tohru run like that before!!!! I cant wait till next month! Maybe another kyo and tohru kiss..... *their first kiss is my wall paper :)*

  • At 2:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't want to wait another month!
    I'm already dying as it is T_T

  • At 7:07 AM, Blogger Seph said…

    Finally free from helping my mum with house work. ^w^
    Yeah it was about Hiro being freed in a way. I'm finishing it off now. ^^ While I die of heat.

  • At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    thankyou oh so much!!
    i love this chapter!!
    when tohru runs away from kyo--

    that was cute!!
    haha i laughed so much<3
    i mean kyo was like uhh..
    *how am i suppose to react to this!!*
    gosh kyox tohru were made to happen!

    and how kyo says he wants her to belong to him so badly..
    that was cute and soo sweet!!

    thankyou-thank you!!!
    i love fruba<3

  • At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think kyo and tohru will work it out in the end.That was a good chapter.
    Can't wait for chapter 129

  • At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    PFFFFT!!! HAHAHAHAAA! SHE RUNS LIKE A- *snicker*...nevermind, thats just so funny how she throws everything up like shes crazy. but then again, its tohru. ^^ still cant help but feel so sorry for tohru AND kyo, *tear* i hope they make up soon!!! ><

  • At 11:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Arigatou for fully posting it up! I wonder what Akito meant by, "I didn't hate it"? when she spoke to Hiro. Was it about his relationship with Kisa? I'm yearning to know more about these two! I'm glad that they're mentioned more. Yes, I am a Kisa and Hiro fan!

    I wonder why Kyo laughed at Tohru for running. Poor Tohru! She must be in so much termoil! I hope it's because she thought Kyo rejected her, and not because of something else.

  • At 6:39 AM, Blogger Seph said…

    I think she meant that she didn't hate the way he used to be. How he wasn't strong but kept a grasp of his aims. She liked that about him.

  • At 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wonder what she was reading? I suspect it was something Hiro wrote?

  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger Seph said…

    Akito? I'm pretty sure it was jsut a book she had with her. Hiro looked like he'd been standing there waiting for her to put the book away.

  • At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    by the look of shirgure's face it looked as thought it was one of his books she was reading

  • At 8:31 PM, Anonymous jesi~chan said…

    haha thatd b funny if it wuz shigures book... k this is what im predicting:

    hatori : mayu

    shigure : ...akito??

    ritsu : mee <--shigures editor

    kureno : arisa

    kazuma : saki

    kyo : tohru

    yuki : machi

    kisa : hiro

    rin : haru

    momiji : ...AHHH HE'S A LONER!! imma cry...hes my favourite!

    aayame : mine <--co.shop keeper

    kagura : ...another loner. but i dont care haha i dont really like her that much

    AHHH WHAT A GREAT WAY 2 END THE SERIES! her 2 best friends w/ sohmas...ahhh thats a classic...but im worried about momiji. whos he gonna be w/? he cant be single! i kno he loves tohru but kyos in the way.... poor wittle wabbit T.T

  • At 8:37 PM, Anonymous jesi~chan said…

    oh and another thing... seph~senpai ur the BEST!! thank you so much for everything...i kno u really dont have to do any of this! its your choice to, and look how many people youve made so happy!! but i wonder...the zodiac banquet akito just announced...i can just picture the maids all whispering amongst themselves and some other sohmas gathered together and saying 'that 'cat' is coming...the girl is with him...the girl who changed everything and changed the head of the house...' and then kyo and tohru appearing thru the sohma gates hand-in-hand and her in...her red dress? maybe? haha and everyone murmuring and then akito appearing from inside the house and everyone parts to let her thru and then she walks slowly up to tohru and everyone thinks she'll hit her or something, but instead she throws her arms around her...thatd b such a touching chapter! but thank you, seph~senpai! i cant wait to come back july 5 xD

  • At 11:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    stupid america and their slow translations....RAWR!!!i can't believe we're only on volume 13 and they're at ...what volume 20...21? I mean WHAT THE HELL!?

  • At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You know you can buy up to volume 18 online?

  • At 12:56 PM, Blogger Seph said…

    Up to volume 20 now but they're still all in Japanese.

  • At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Greetings Seph,
    I noticed your comment about Kyou's relationahip with Kyoko's death. I was wondering if you could explain that relationship, I must have missed it while reading the manga. Also if you have any idea in which chapters this is explained, I would greatly appreciated it.
    Thank you for you meaningful summaries.

  • At 6:37 PM, Blogger Seph said…

    You find out about Kyo's involvement with Kyoko's death in chapter 119.

    He tells her Kyoko shouldn't've died and that he knew her. That on the day of the accident he was standing near by and recognised her right away.
    When Kazuma first took him in he didn't feel comfortable going straight home from school so wandered around for a bit, it was then that he met Kyoko.
    We flash back to Kyoko saying what's wrong with him. He's a kid but he's got orange hair and wonders if it's natural.
    Kyo asks whats wrong with her and tells her to stop being so friendly and says he'll kill her.
    At this Kyoko laughs and says how cute Kyo is and begins to make fun of him.
    Kyoko tells Kyo that he'll end up getting stolen away if he's not careful since he's so cute and tells him to go home. Afterall, his Mom was bound to be worried. Kyo retorts that he doesn't have one, and that she's dead.
    A bit shocked, Kyoko asks about his father to which Kyo becomes angry and says he should die. He says his father thinks he should die too. Kyoko says how lonely it must be and Kyo changes to subject by asking if her hair was real.
    She tells him it's dyed and introduces herself. At this Kyo says that their names are similar but when asked his doesn't tell her and so Kyoko names him "rascal".
    Kyoko tells him that she works not far from where they are now and so every so often Kyo ended up going to see her.
    Each time she'd tell him about herself, Katsuya and Tohru.
    Kyo wondered what the daughter of someone like Kyoko would be like and, when seeing Tohru's photo, wondered what she sounded like when she was laughing.
    One day Kyo went to see Kyoko and found her panicing and she explains Tohru hadn't come home and that despite her looking she couldn't find her.
    Kyo tells her not to worry and that he'll find her without fail. Saying that it's a mans promise to protect Tohru and save her.
    However despite looking his best he couldn't find her, he's called by Kyoko who tells him Tohru was brought home safely and she was sorry to bother him.
    Kyo sees the hat that Kyoko is holding and asks to see it, Kyoko tells him it was what Tohru was wearing when she came home and asks him if he'd seen it before.
    He remembers that he'd picked it out himself and Kazuma had bought it for him but it ended up in Yuki's hands.
    He says that anything "that guy" touches isn't his. And that "that guy" is rotten and has everythingtill takes other's things.
    Kyoko says that he brought Tohru back but Kyo insists he's still rotten. He wanted to help Tohru today but instead "that guy" interfered.
    Kyoko asks if that's how he wants it, becasue if Yuki wasn't there then it'd be Kyo's problem. {In other words she can see he's using Yuki as a scapegoat.}
    Kyo becomes angry and asks if she's taking Yuki's side but Kyoko says she isn't and that worrying about taking sides in life is a waste when he's such a nice child.
    Kyo still angry calls her a traitor and says he doesn't know her any more. As Kyo leaves Kyoko calls out to him not to forget his promise.
    That was the last time he saw Kyoko. After that he was angry at Yuki for helping Tohru instead of him, embarrased that he'd not been able to find her and felt that he'd been betrayed by Kyoko.
    And so sulking he avoided seeing Kyoko again. But he now realises how childish it'd been.
    He starts to talk about the day of the accident, he wondered if he should go and talk to her. As he was thinking this a car going fast entered his line of sight. He could see it could hit Kyoko and thought that he should grab her and hold her back.
    But he realised that if he did that the people around would find out about him being a cat.
    Kyo tells Tohru thatlet her die, that if he'd pulled her out the way she wouldn't've been hit and thrown so high. She definitely would not have died.
    But he admits that he put himself first. He put himself and th life of Kyoko on a scale and chose himself. Chose himself over a life.

    And I now have a new addition to my family, my little neko boy called Air will be delievered tomorrow. Thinking of doing a post on BJDs seeing as so many older anime and manga fans own them.

  • At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you very much for that summary about Kyo's role in Kyoko's death. That was quite detailed and complex, but it was perfect for summarizing this story. Thank you very much.

  • At 12:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    When will chapter 129 come out?

  • At 5:07 PM, Blogger Seph said…

    On teh 5th in Japan which works out to be about the late afternoon of the 4th.
    So only a few more days!

  • At 6:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    seph, is ch 129 the end of furuba?

  • At 10:33 AM, Blogger Seph said…

    Nope should be one more after that.

  • At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey seph.. i really want to see the the pictures in photobucket... what's ur password?

  • At 6:36 PM, Anonymous eika said…

    THANK YOU tahnk you thank you Sephsan! :D I just stumbled on this site and now Im ADDICTED TO YOUR SUMMARIES! Domo Arigato!

  • At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG! thanx 4 putting this on becuz i have benn itching 4 these books 2 come out. what volume did akito go woman in?

  • At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    thank you and i just wan tto raed more is toto bad fruits basket is coming to an end i just wish it will keep going :(


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