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Fruits Basket (Manga)

Fruits Basket

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.551 (scored by 35803 users)
Ranked: #1162
Popularity: #12
Members: 57,927
Favorites: 8,578
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

Popular Tags

comedy drama romance shoujo

Synopsis

Tooru 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 Souma family, and is invited to stay with them in exchange for taking care of the household chores.

But it isn't long before Tooru discovers the Soumas have deep a secret. The family is cursed by the spirits of the Chinese Zodiac, and some of the children born into the Souma 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 Tooru, 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 Soumas begin to realize how very lucky they are to have her.

Related Manga

Other: Meisaku 4-koma Hakurankai
Adaptation: Fruits Basket


Characters

 Tooru
Honda, Tooru
Main
 Yuki
Souma, Yuki
Main
 Kyou
Souma, Kyou
Main
 Mitsuru
Mitsuru
Supporting
 Saki
Hanajima, Saki
Supporting
 Megumi
Hanajima, Megumi
Supporting
 Katsuya
Honda, Katsuya
Supporting


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Nov 6, 2014
filthyfuckinweeb
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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Oct 13, 2013
Hanasanaide
Okay, I decided a long time ago that my first review would go to Fruits Basket, so I guess it's about time. Before I start I want to say two things:
First of all, I finished Furuba almost a year ago, but I re-read a few chapters from time to time, and I still remember almost everything.
And second of all, my english may not be the best, so don't be surprised if there's something that sounds weird.

Story - 9/10

At first, it's not really something special. It's a cute girl who meets a family who turns into cute animals when they hug people. Cute.
However, that's not read more
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Jul 9, 2009
Suzuhana
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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Jun 16, 2014
AnimeZ0id
"I don't think anyone is born knowing the reason why they're here. It's just something you have to find as you go along." --Tohru Honda

Well, whenever the manga came out and I had a few of my classmates reading it, I just couldn't even look at them right. I thought the plot was silly and I just avoided it for the longest time. But one day I was at the library, and I saw a DVD set of Fruits Basket. And this was this year, 2014. I knew it was pretty dated, but I was like "hey why not, I'm more open minded now." read more
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User Recommendations

I think some of the characters are similar, like:

Tohru-Mitsuki

Rin-Madoka

Kyo-Takuto
The circumstances and characters and their relationships to each other have a similar feel to it.
Regular girl becomes homeless, gets taken and and involved with all sorts of supernatural things. Both are sweet, interesting stories with interesting characters
reportRecommended by as3 - Add to favorites
the main characters are very similar. they both are orphans and they both are invited into a family. they are both cheerful and kind.
the plots are sort of similar.
there is romance
Both to me had similar feel when you are reading them, both are really cute. Fruits Basket has: comedy drama romance and shoujo. Koko ni Iru yo! has: romance school school life and shoujo. Both are really good if you like one i think that you will like the other :).
I was really surprised by the similarities between these two. Both have a family that is shut in, only marries in the family, and has a powerful head. There is the whole supernatural/curse thing going on. Also there is an outsider girl who comes into the family and starts changing things.

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