Now is the winter of our discontent

Posted: April 21, 2011 in honorary glasses
“Honorary Megane Danshi″
part 1: Hatori Sohma

spoilers abound. you have been warned.

Hatori Sohma

Hatori Sohma, the "Dragon"

In this series of posts, I award Honorary glasses to characters I think are awesome enough to be “Megane Danshi.”

The first recipient is Hatori Sohma of Fruits Basket, the doctor of the Sohma family. Thirteen members of the direct line of the Sohma family have the curse of transforming into an animal of the Chinese Zodiac. Hatori is the dragon, but he actually transforms into a seahorse.

As the doctor, he has the unfortunate ability to erase the memories of people who discover their family’s secret, including his former fiance, Kana. After asking the head of the Sohma family, Akito (not cursed with any animal, but the god-spirit itself, making all cursed Sohma’s unable to disobey), if he could marry her. Akito got angry and threw a vase at him, nearly making him blind in one eye. Feeling responsible, Kana couldn’t live with herself, so he erased all her memories of them together to take her pain away.

From then on, he’s considered to be cold as ice because of the incident, and the theme of winter hangs over his head. But the icicles eventually melt for Hatori. Eventually he gets himself a new love, Kana’s best friend who has always had a crush on him.

Because he is nearly blind in his left eye, I think he does have a pair of glasses (can anyone confirm that?), but since he doesn’t wear them, I can’t consider him a Megane Danshi. But as a doctor, and a pretty awesome character with a tragic back story, he gets the first pair of honorary glasses! ❤


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