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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Takaya, Natsuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume

Statistics

Score: 8.491 (scored by 5658556,585 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1142
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #38
Members: 103,079
Favorites: 13,053
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Synopsis

Tooru Honda is an orphan with nowhere to go but a tent in the woods, until the Souma family takes her in. However, the Souma family is no ordinary family, and they hide a grave secret: when they are hugged by someone of the opposite gender, they turn into animals from the Chinese Zodiac!

Now, Tooru must help Kyou and Yuki Souma hide their curse from their classmates, as well as her friends Arisa Uotani and Megumi Hanajima. As she is drawn further into the mysterious world of the Soumas, she meets more of the family, forging friendships along the way.

But this curse has caused much suffering; it has broken many Soumas. Despite this, Tooru may just be able to heal their hearts and soothe their souls.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Fruits Basket received the 2001 Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo manga category and the "Best Manga" award at the 2007 American Anime Awards.

Fruits Basket was published in English by Tokyopop from February 10, 2004 to July 6, 2009. A box set with the complete series was released on September 29, 2010. All volumes were re-released in "Ultimate Editions" from October 9, 2007 to July 12, 2011, with two sequential volumes combined in a single hard-cover volume, including new cover art. Those releases were met with mixed reviews as they were exact reproductions of the previously released volumes and did not adjust page numbers or correct prior errors. Yen Press republished the series in 12 volume Collector's Edition from June 28, 2016 to April 18, 2017.

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Characters

Souma, Momiji
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Souma, Ayame
Supporting
Souma, Hatori
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Hanajima, Saki
Supporting
Souma, Kisa
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More reviewsReviews

Jul 9, 2009
Suzuhana (All reviews)
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
Nov 6, 2014
filthyfuckinweeb (All reviews)
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
Apr 20, 2008
Gioeva (All reviews)
This was the first series that I actually finished, and it was also the series that got me interested in the whole aspect of manga and anime ^^. I hope to one day re-read it if I can get hold of the books, since Tokyopop disabled their upload on online manga sites.

Story: The one thing I love about this series is that there's no one set genre. One moment, you can explore deeply into your conscious, the next you can be laughing your ass off at a joke Shigure makes. Though the sudden change, the events that unfold still seem to follow read more
Apr 29, 2014
asckj1 (All reviews)
I'm being a bit more critical in rating this manga series. It's a really great manga though. So its definitely recommended for anyone who has seen the anime and who want to see a closure to the story.

Story [10/10]: The base of the story was wonderful and perfect to weave a long story including people associated with the zodiac. The main concept that keeps the story rolling is the fact that each person, who is possessed by an animal spirit associated with the chinese zodiac, suffers from emotional hardships because either their own parents won't accept them or society wouldn't. The one causing them to read more

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