Fruits Basket’s Tohru Honda and her Path to Self-Acceptance

SPOILERS for the entire Fruits Basket manga. Tohru Honda, the kind-hearted, slightly oblivious heroine of Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket, is a fascinating study of a self-sacrificing female character. Selfless heroines are common in anime and manga, but Tohru is particularly noteworthy because her development throughout the series serves as an example of growing up, coming to terms with one’s [...]

A Reflection Upon Time Travel – The Future and the Present (What I Learnt from Fruits Basket)

There's a manga I like called Fruits Basket. It's a cute and compelling story and a true examination of human emotions, friendship, and family. I can wax endlessly on all the things I love about Tohru Honda, the protagonist, and the diverse cast of characters that surround her, but there's a greater point that I [...]