Akito Sohma is the head of the family and the main antagonist of Fruits Basket. As the head of the family, Akito is the God of the zodiacs, which means that the spirit animals follow whatever it is that Akito wants.
The God’s role is to fulfill the promise made a long time ago, which is to make sure that all the Zodiac animals will be together no matter how many times they are reborn. Akito made sure to keep the promise by emotionally scaring the Zodiacs with hurtful and traumatizing words.
Despite Akito’s evil deeds, a lot of fans have been curious about Akito’s gender. The God is pale and tall with an androgynous feature. Find out Akito’s gender by reading through this article.
Akito Sohma is a woman, but she was forced to live as a male by her mother, Ren Sohma. The reason for this is that Ren didn’t want Akito to replace her in Akira’s heart. This explains why she has nape-length hair. She also wears male clothing or clothes that have a lot of layers to hide her feminine features.
After Tohru met Akito for the first time, she thought Akito is a beautiful male like Yuki. She was surprised when Kureno revealed Akito’s real gender and the fact that it was hidden from the other Zodiac members except for Kureno, Shigure, Hatori, and Ayame.
Like the rest of the Zodiac members, Akito is also a victim. At a young age, Akito was brainwashed by her father to thinking that she was special and that all the Zodiacs love her. She held on to this and became abusive towards the other spirit animals.
After her father’s death and her mother’s insistence that she is worthless, Akito became different. She is cruel, angry, and immature. She manipulated the Zodiacs so they would stay by her side. If they answer back or rebel against her, she would hurt them physically, mentally, and emotionally.
She underwent character development after meeting Tohru. Tohru accepted Akito for who she really is. Akito then started changing to become kind, which eventually led to the end of the curse. Find out how Tohru broke the curse here.