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Fruits Basket, Vol. 21 (Fruits Basket #21)

4.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,088 Ratings  ·  129 Reviews
Kyo finishes telling Tohru about his role in her mother's death and how the reason he disappeared for so long was because he felt so guilty about it. He explains that he overcame his guilt by blaming everything on Yuki, but he now realizes that he was only running away from his own feelings. But how will he react when Tohru tells him how she really feels about him?!
Paperback, 196 pages
Published November 11th 2008 by TokyoPop (first published September 19th 2006)
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Rain Misoa
Jul 04, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!! And anyone who believes mistakes are not the end.
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
Yes! Epic! Epic! This volume was smexy! Dude, I was nearly shitting pickles there for a moment because the last volume ended on a very sad note. It was so sad I tasted emo in my mouth. [[Enter Flashback!]]*In the Corner of Woe cutting herself with a Spork whilst blubbering her eyes out*[[End Flashback!]] Yeah... it was not pretty. But this one! Dude, this one was so much better. Mind you, there were still a lot of parts that makes you want to run into traffic but it was necessary to get the good ...more
OMG, things happening! What is happening in this plot?! Murder and mayhem, secrets and betrayal... I'm on the edge of all this suspense, and I can't handle it all!

In this volume, we get to see even deeper into Akito's soul, and it is a weird messed-up soul. I mean, I always knew Akito was insane, but really... can someone get us a padded cell over here, please?!

So many plot things that happened in the last volume are resolved a bit in this volume, especially since a bunch of people are congrega
Dec 20, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: type-manga
We start back where we left off, which is unusual for this manga. Kyo finishes his story about his childhood friendship with Tohru's mother. He tells more about her death and how he couldn't deal with the grief. He admits he moved on by blaming everything on Yuki. It's unclear to me whether Yuki overhears this or not. He sees them talking, but I could never decide if he could hear them. After he's done with his story, Tohru tells him she loves him. Being Kyo, he says the wrong thing and she runs ...more
A great, quick read. This is the first manga series I have ever read (thanks to an NPR review of Comicon), and I have been so charmed with the whole experience. I love shojo for its complexity and for the overwhelming number of characters and character relationships. I have also decided I am partial to a particular manga drawing style. I have no idea what you would call that, but I like clean lines as opposed to sketchy action stills.

FB 21 was paced quickly and really pushed to move Kyo + Honda-
Apr 09, 2009 earthy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya, manga
AWESOME confrontation between Yuki and Kyou, and of course the Akito/Tohru interaction is heartbreaking. You get a sense of Akito being a really human being, which is a nice way of rounding out her character (though it comes a little late, given how totally evil she's been throughout the series).

I love Kyou x Tohru, but their relationship is so focused on emo now that it's lost a lot of what made it so strong (the way their personalities clashed and complimented each other is seriously toned dow
Dec 26, 2015 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good grief.
Jun 16, 2014 Kazza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all Fruits Basket lovers
Shelves: manga
This is one heck of a volume. Ahhhh.

(view spoiler) Excuse me while I go fangirl.

Perhaps one thing I'll nitpick is the fact that Martyr Tohru makes her appearance again in this volume. I mean yes, there are people like her out there, but her treatment towards Akito in this volume... Maybe I'm a far more flawed hum
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Abby Lewis
May 20, 2012 Abby Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Just remember, you have been properly warned.

In all caps, I might add.

It's official. I love Akito. I don't care what anyone else thinks, Akito's story just really got to me more than any other characters story. Momiji came in second, if anyone was wondering.

I blame Akito's parents for the problems Akito
Jul 28, 2015 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
Excuse me while I bawl my eyes out
Sep 01, 2015 Cath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Apr 09, 2009 Cornerofmadness rated it really liked it
This is close to the end of the series. It’s a ‘big stuff’ happens in it so the review will be short not to spoil things. Let’s call it the volume of changing relationships. Yuki is finally realizing that he feels something for Machi and needs to tell her. Tohru and Kyo’s relationship comes to a head and well naturally blows up.

On the non-love side, Kyo and Yuki’s relationship changes as they explore their animosity. Kyo admits to unfairly blaming Yuki for his failure to save Tohru’s mother and
Nov 19, 2014 B.B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 17, 2011 Bonnie rated it really liked it
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Jan 06, 2014 Carina rated it it was amazing
Kyo, Kyo, Kyo.... I get that you have had to keep your secret in for a couple of years at this point - but your timing sucks... I mean, I don't think you could have hurt Tohru more even if you tried!

The series makes a good effort at trying to redeem Akito, and certainly she is pitiable enough in this volume, but I do think she has just gone too far for her to be properly forgiven. I do like that Momiji, Tohru and Kureno manage to do it.

The Machi/Yuki stuff at the end is very sweet, with her reme
Nov 28, 2013 Elise rated it really liked it
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Tohru and Kyo finish their heart to heart. I still find it highly coincidental that Kyo met her when she was little and that he was there at the time of her mother's death. Especially since he seems to be carrying the guilt of that day with him all the time and it weighs heavily on his heart. We even find out how it changed the course of his life and set things in motion that we were led to believe were something else. If all
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Feb 20, 2011 Alison (AlisonCanRead) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Oh the angst! This volumes begins with Kyo expounding on his feelings regarding Kyoko's death. He's convinced that Tohru's mother hates him and can't forgive himself. It is for that reason that he disappeared into the mountains with Shisou in the months before he met Tohru. There's some great pages with Tohru tearfully declaring that she doesn't care and that she still loves Kyo. Kyo, ever Mr. Tactful, ends the discussion with "I'm disillusioned."

Then the soap opera gets deeper. Akito, soon afte
I really, really love how she's winding this down! Its so in line with the tone of the series, its characters and really the main character, Tohru has come full circle.

I enjoyed seeing Tohru come to terms with her feelings, how she extends her love to Akito too. I loved finally understanding Shigure a little more and there were several Mabudachi Trio exchanges! Plus Yuki and Kyo come to terms with each other. "We have to accept who we are and face ourselves. We don't have a choice." And Momiji m
Yu Qian
Mar 20, 2010 Yu Qian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This comic book Fruit Basket by Natsuki Takaya. Tohru Honda is the main character of this story. She is gthe only outside person who knows the sercet about the Sohma. The Sohma family is the curse family. Each member of the family is possessed by a chinese zodiac and when they are weak or hugged by there oppsite sex then they will turn into their own zodiac. All the sohma are loney and don't have friends they don't tust anyone...
Tohru change in and change there hearts they now are really frien
Aug 06, 2016 Keelah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it happened. it finally happened. my goodness. this is all wrapping up so quickly. i read this first thinking ouran would be better, but how is ouran supposed to top this?!?! gaaaaah.

the growth they've all gone through in this manga is insane. the maturity. and tohru. tohru! man i love her character so much!
Jun 24, 2016 Arwela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, favorites, manga
On voit enfin le côté humain d'Akito! C'est pas trop tôt qu'elle se rende compte de sa mauvaise attitude.
Il y a de l'avancée aussi dans la relation de Tohru et Kyo, et ca, c'est cool.
J'ai beaucoup aimé auddi l'histoire d'origine de Dieu&les animaux.
Feb 25, 2016 Aleina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
I was soo mad at Kyo in this book and I couldn't stand that the two just couldn't get together already!! I was actually afraid that they wouldn't ever, but the series hadn't ended quite yet.
Jan 21, 2009 Sabrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fruits Basket (フルーツバスケット, Furūtsu Basuketto?), sometimes abbreviated Furuba (フルバ, Furuba?), is a Japanese manga series by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1999 to 2006. The series was also adapted into a 26-episode anime series, directed by Akitaro Daichi. The series tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that thirteen members of the Sohma family are ...more
Jul 27, 2012 Gwen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!I mean it litterally!This volume of Fruits Basket is full of shocking stuff,and also some emotional griefs at the beginning.I try not to cry *sniffles*.But i can't!Let's just say that Fruits Basket is the most awesome & romantic manga you will ever see!The fact that something seriously big happens in this manga that will change Kyo & Torhu's relationship makes it even more emotional.Also there are very few jokes on this one that will make you laugh.And there is also Yuki & Machi' ...more
Feb 02, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing
I love to see Kyo and Tohru interact, Yuki and Machi are so cute together, and I can't believe we have to wait till march the read the next one.
Jun 23, 2010 Crystal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-of-mine
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Apr 19, 2016 Krystle rated it really liked it
Whoo... Tohru falling from the cliff and being hospitalized is really the straw that broke the camel's back, as far as forcing various characters to confront what's been going on up till this point.

And hey, Kureno is alive and well. That man just takes this all in stride, doesn't he...

The end of chapter 124 makes it clear that Akito is going to be redeemed. Though it'll be interesting to see whether everyone can be as forgiving as Tohru.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Wow was there so much happening between Kyo and Tohru. Good character development. What will happen now? Good volume.
Feb 12, 2014 Danyka rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'd watched and liked the anime version when I was still a kid.

And, I got no plans for reading it's manga.
Feb 10, 2014 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second time that I cried during Fruits Basket
My exact reaction while reading:
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Natsuki Takaya (高屋 奈月 Takaya Natsuki, real name Naka Hatake) is the penname of a Japanese manga artist best-known for creating the series Fruits Basket. She was born on July 7, 1973; (Tanabata). Takaya is left-handed and once revealed that she wanted to be a mangaka since first grade, when her sister started drawing.

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