Fruits Basket
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Fruits Basket

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Synonyms: FuruBa
Japanese: フルーツバスケット
English: Fruits Basket
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 136
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 18, 1998 to Nov 20, 2006
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Takaya, Natsuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.521 (scored by 7199571,995 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1302
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #76
Members: 140,015
Favorites: 14,446


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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 Saki 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]


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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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 ...
Nov 7, 2022
Mixed Feelings
2022 edit: the opinions expressed in this review are currently outdated, take with a grain of salt.

Young adult/teen characters in a abusive and closed-off family environment with a variety of resurfacing childhood traumas, and how a girl whose greatest strength is her kindness manages to awaken new changes in dealing with that trauma.

Fruits Basket was one of my first manga series ever. I started reading when I was about 12 years old. I didn't know what I was getting myself into- going from enjoying the animal transformations and the cute edgy orange haired teen boy, to seeing the series to the end ...
Apr 11, 2019
Art was dreadful. Series would be ended within one chapter by this era's current standards.

Characters were unrealistic. Where in the world would you find such 15/16 yo who understand and express themselves clearly? Tohru can be summarized in one word: Perfect. She's so blessedly perfect her flaws are also made into pitiable things that make her 'endearing'. You can just skip over every interaction she has with the 12 zodiacs. They can be summarized in one sentence: Tohru charms them over to her side. Also, the villain is impossible to sympathize with. Childhood trauma does not justify the things they did, and the author certainly ...

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