When the infamous Akito makes an in-class appearance at the start of the school year, the Sohma family worries that his arrival will be an uncensored exercise of show-and-tell about Yuki's past. Meanwhile, when Ayame vows to rekindle his brothers' lost friendship, he begins to realize that you... read more
When Momiji and Hatsuharu start at Tohru's high school as first-year students, Akito attends the opening ceremony and introduces himself to Tohru, praising her. When he threatens Yuki with punishment for skipping the New Year's banquet, Tohru interrupts on the excuse that class is starting;... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
When Momiji and Hatsuharu start at Tohru's high school as first-year students, Akito attends the opening ceremony and introduces himself to Tohru, praising her. When he threatens Yuki with punishment for skipping the New Year's banquet, Tohru interrupts on the excuse that class is starting; Akito later calls her "ugly" but is pleased that Yuki is still afraid of him. When Yuki's older brother, Ayame Sohma, visits Shigure's house, he admits to Tohru he regrets completely ignoring his little brother when they were younger. Ayame tells stories of when he, Shigure, and Hatori were students at Tohru's school, and of his term as student council president. Tohru meets Momiji's mother and little sister at work, and learns the former voluntarily had her memory suppressed (that Momiji was her son), because she could not cope with the zodiac curse. On the first anniversary of the death of Tohru's mother, Kyoko Honda, Tohru, Hanajima, and Uotani visit her grave, accompanied by Yuki and Kyo. While there, Hanajima tells Kyo she can "sense" his regret, and when he later sees Tohru sleeping on the porch, he tells her he is sorry.
“What you really shouldn't forget is what you felt like as a child. The first time you did a somersault, the first time someone got really mad at you. If you can remember how you felt when you were a child, even when you're an adult or parent, then you can understand each other... thinking that way reminds you that life is fun.”
“I want to live with all my memories, even if they're sad memories, even if they're memories that only hurt me, even if they're memories that I'd rather forget... If I keep trying, without running away, then someday I'll be strong enough that those memories can't defeat me.”
Rated Teen Age 13+ by TokyoPop. "Appropriate for ages 13 and up. May contain infrequent and mild profanity, mild violence and gore, crude humor, mild sexual language and themes, nondescript nudity, and mild fanservice, as well as references to tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drug use."
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