We’re taking a look at the conclusion to the Fruits Basket manga series as well as the 2019 anime! We’re talking even more about gender, trauma, abuse, and, thankfully, finding something to live for.
Warnings: We give content warnings at the beginning of this episode, but to be abundantly clear, this conversation includes discussion of suicide, abuse, trauma, and transphobia, all within the context of Fruits Basket.
Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:
The Always Smiling Girl: How Tohru critiques toxic positivity by Olivia “Livi” Burke
Thoughts on … Fruits Basket, and Toxic Motherhood by Jackson P. Brown
Love, Sex, and Power in Fruits Basket by Sara Connor
Honda Tohru and the Strength of Nurturing by Caitlin Moore