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Fruits Basket (Manga)

Fruits Basket

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English: Fruits Basket
Synonyms: Furuba
Japanese: フルーツバスケット


Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 136
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 18, 1998 to Nov 20, 2006
Authors: Takaya, Natsuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.551 (scored by 34898 users)
Ranked: #1152
Popularity: #11
Members: 56,195
Favorites: 8,396
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Tohru Honda is a high school freshman who is having a serious bout of misfortune. Not only was she recently orphaned with the tragedy of her mother's death, but she also has no where to live and is currently residing in a tent! However, when her luck to seems to be at its worse, she meets the Sohma family - and is invited to stay with them in exchange for taking care of the household chores.

But it isn't long before Tohru discovers the Sohmas have deep a secret. The family is cursed by the spirits of the Chinese Zodiac, and some of the children born into the Sohma family are possessed by these spirits. When possessed, they cannot be "huggled" by the opposite sex, or they transform into their respective Zodiac animal!

However, this doesn't phase Tohru, who promises to keep their secret. She continues living with them, and her grave humbleness and thankfulness never wanes. As a result, they come to be very important people in her life, and the Sohmas begin to realize how very lucky they are to have her.

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Other: Fruits Basket 4koma
Adaptation: Fruits Basket


Honda, Tohru
Sohma, Yuki
Sohma, Kyo
Hanajima, Saki
Hanajima, Megumi
Honda, Katsuya

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Nov 6, 2014
People underestimate children and teenagers. When you're a kid, you're a blank slate that can be easily damaged. When you're a teenager, you tend to go through a lot of crap and as you get older, the baggage from when you were a teenager can carry over to your adult life. Yet there's this preconceived notion in our society that children/teenagers are stupid and that the problems that they go through when they're this young are trivial in comparison to the trials and tribulations they'll go through in their adult lives. Fruits Basket is a manga which tells the story of Tohru Honda and her read more
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Jul 9, 2009
I find that there are people who absolutely love (this seems to be the majority) Furuba or people who can't stand it.

I believe that it's hard not to like Furuba. At first I thought it was just going to be funny, because the first 7 or so volumes are full of hilarious scenes (mainly because whenever the Juunishi are hugged by the opposite sex, they change!). But once you get to volume 6 everything seems to start to gravitate in a different direction.

The story line, when it's revealed, is a little cliche in my opinion. Hence the rate of a 9. Don't get read more
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