|“||Is it okay for me to have my own life now, father, now that I'm not "special" anymore?||„|
Akito Sohma is the main antagonist-turned-heroine in the manga and anime series Fruits Basket. She is the love interest of Shigure Sohma. She is the head of Sohma family and cursed by the God of the zodiac. She is also the only daughter of Akira Sohma and Ren Sohma.
She is voiced by Maaya Sakamoto in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Colleen Clinkenbeard in the English version of the anime.
She has short black hair due to her mother's command on bringing her up as a male. She shares the same eyes and hair color as her mother. To cover up her female body figure, Akito usually dresses in many layers or male clothing or oversized male clothing. In the Sohma House, she usually wears robes meant for men. By the end of the series, she grows her hair to shoulder-length and starts to wear female clothes. According to Shigure, if Akito had been brought up as a female, she would have been a spitting image of Ren.
She rarely shows any sympathy and is extremely misogynistic, showing little to no trust or respect for other women. This is evident through her behaviour towards Kana, Tohru, Rin, and her mother, Ren. Akito is actually extremely insecure. Ren's biting words and treatment towards her really had a strong impact on her mind when she was a child, and it can be seen that even as an adult, Akito is still intimidated by her words.
Akito is very arrogant and dull. She grew loathsome around Tohru Honda until near the end of the manga. However, Akito is actually extremely insecure, mostly because she's afraid that everyone around her will leave her.
Akito is depicted as short-tempered and abusive, and has physically and emotionally scarred many Sohma, including Hatori, Rin, Hiro, Kisa, Yuki, and Kyo.
In Chapter 124, after talk with Momiji Sohma, she went to see Tohru in hospital room to accept her friendship.
In Chapter 126, she have something to talk with Kyo's father that Kyo is free and Cat's Room will be destroyed.
In Chapter 127, Saki can tell that Akito is woman. After finish talking with Kazuma Sohma about Cat's Room being destroyed.
In Chapter 128, she want all of cursed Sohma member even Kyo at the main house.
In Chapter 132, After the curse is broken, Akito reveal all of Sohma that she is a women, let them be free and tell them do they want in their life since curse broken and ask them for forgiven after she hurts them in the past (except Rin won't forgive Akito).
Years later after married to Shigure, her mother attempted to kill her son Shiki by stabbing him with a knife. Akito protected her son and took the blow in his stead.
- Akito's age is not given, but she is a few years younger than Ritsu and is said to be at least twenty by Shigure.
- Her Japanese Voice Actress, Maaya Sakamoto, who also voiced Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, Aigis in Persona 3, Aerith Gainsborough in Final Fantasy VII, Shiki Ryougi in Kara no Kyoukai, Crona in Soul Eater, Haruhi Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Princess Tomoyo in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Fawn in Disney's Tinker Bell, Lisa Hamilton in Dead or Alive, Eto Yoshimura in Tokyo Ghoul, Maki Harukawa in Danganronpa, Merlin in The Seven Deadly Sins, Jeanne d'Arc in Fate/Apocrypha, Ling Xiaoyu in Tekken franchise, Honey Kisaragi in Cutey Honey Universe, Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII, Rosita in Sing, Elina in Barbie: Fairytopia, Merlin in The Seven Deadly Sins, Echidna in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World, Quinella in Sword Art Online, Rikako Oryou in Psycho-Pass, Agria in Tales of Villia, Jeanne Alter in Fate/Grand Order, Shō Kusakabe in Fire Force, Kiyomi Takada in Death Note, Rip Van Winkle in Hellsing, Alisa Ilinichina Amiella in God Eater, Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Pandora in Saint Seita, Shiki Ryougi in Kara no Kyoukai, Princess Lumina in Barbie: The Pearl Princess, Sherry Birkin in Resident Evil 6, Aya Brea in Parasite Eve, Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Morte Asherah in Sands of Destruction, Princess Elise in Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, Princess Annika in Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus, Brandy Harrington in Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Hitomi Kanzaki in The Vision of Escaflowne and Cera in The Land Before Time.
- Her English Voice Actress, Colleen Clinkenbeard, who also voiced Momo Yaoyorozu in My Hero Academia, Erza Scarlet and Erza Knightwalker in Fairy Tail, Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece, Moka Akashiya and Inner Moka Asashiya in Rosario + Vampire, Jinn in RWBY, Chisa Yukizome in Dangaronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy, Mao Mao (child) in Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart, Riza Hawkeye and Rosé Thomas in Fullmetal Alchemist, Yuuko Ichihara in xxxholic, Matsu in Sekirei, Marie Mjolnir in Soul Eater, Nice Holystone in Baccano!, Hana in Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki, Rin Asogi in RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Italy (child) and Monaco in Hetalia, Miranda Lotto in D.Gray-man, Margery Daw in Shakugan no Shana, Kirika Tachibana in Kaze no Stigma, Gohan (kid), Goku (kid), Goku (baby), Trunks (baby) Launch (nice) and Android 18 in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scanty in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Angela Blanc in Black Butler, Otoya Takechi in Akuma no Riddle, Princess Snake in Dragon Ball Z, Charlotte Roselei and Charla in Black Clover, Zangya in Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Therestina Kihara Lifeline in A Certain Scientific Railgun, Joan of Arc in Drifters, Makina in Deadman Wonderland, Janes in Asobi ni Iku Yo!, Yurika Hakonaka in Yurikuma Arashi, Future Mai and Mai (child) in Dragon Ball Super, Pipimi in Pop Team Epic, Eucliwood Hellscythe in Is this a Zombie?, Cassandra Pentaghast in Dragon Age, Ritsuko Kunihiro in Shiki, Kisara Nanjō in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple and Reina Soho in Witchblade.
- Her Child Voice Actress, Trina Nishimura is best known for voicing as Lan Fan from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Sherry Blendy from Fairy Tail, Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan, Meiling Li from Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Shigure Kosaka from Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple, and Princess Tomoyo from Tsubasa: Spring Thunder Chronicle.