Fruits Basket, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket, Vol. 1

A family with an ancient curse...And the girl who will change their lives forever...Tohru Honda was an orphan with no place to go until the mysterious Sohma family offered her a place to call home. Now her ordinary high school life is turned upside down as she's introduced to the Sohma's world of magical curses and family secrets.

Details Fruits Basket, Vol. 1

TitleFruits Basket, Vol. 1
Release DateFeb 10th, 2004
PublisherTokyoPop Inc
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Romance, Young Adult, Comics

Reviews Fruits Basket, Vol. 1

  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    I just have one thing to say;
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Fruits Basket is probably my very favorite manga that I have read to date. Now, I wholeheartedly admit that the premise is weird and unlikely, but, hey, it's fantasy. Anyway, if you can get past the initial outlandishness, you discover a story full of heart and darkness. This is my fourth or fifth time through the series, and I just love it more every time.Having read through a few reviews on Goodreads, I know that this series, and the character ...
  • Jenny
    This really was an adorable book! I hadn't read manga before this one, and I only picked this up based on some of my friends' reviews with no expectations. But it really didn't disappoint! I fell in love with the characters and the story from the beginning. -There's Tohru, who is very cute, but also awkward with a lot of things, and that resulted into some very hilarious moments. And if there are guys like Kyo and Yuki, I don't need anything else...
  • Demo
    Has anyone else noticed how the characters grew up over the path of the series? Namely Kyo, Yuki, and Momiji. They look almost completely different by the end of the series compared to how they did in the beginning. Especially Kyo (who looks alarmingly like Tohru's dad). I mean look at this:Kyo in the beginning:Kyo towards the end:Yuki in the beginning:(he kind of looks like a female alien)Yuki towards the end:Momiji in the beginning:(d'aaaawww)M...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2nd book read for BTAT2017 "read a book entirely outdoors"!This manga has an enjoyable enough storyline and characters, but the art style really doesn't work for me. I might read a couple more volumes to give it a chance, but I may just watch the anime instead.
  • Whitney Atkinson
    1.5 StarsThis was a boring, hot mess. I never read this as a kid and I definitely haven't watched the anime, but I heard that this was really good from a lot of people. I'm so let down.None of the characters were named or fleshed out, the plot is nonexistent, there's absolutely no emotion to this, and the scenes skip around so much that I could never tell where we were or what was happening. It genuinely felt like I'd just skipped to the fifth bo...
  • Steph Sinclair
    I LOVE this series. It's really cute! This was one of the first manga series I've read. I own a few of them. As always, I won't add all of the books to my self. Way too many.
  • Rita
    Initial thoughts:1. I felt so nostalgic reading this manga again!2. Toru is such an adorable, although naive, character. Love her!3. Shigure and also Hanajima and Uotani are hilarious!4. The fights between Yuki and Kyo seem to never end.5. Amazing artwork!Check out my full review on my blog!
  • Keely
    [This review only covers volumes 1-12] It was last year when I realized that I am so done with shoujo manga stories (especially in a school setting). It wasn't as if it was a constant presence in my life growing up or anything, but after a while I realized that its formulaic sweetness and often predictable climactic moments just doesn't appeal to me anymore. In fact, there are only three shoujo manga stories I was really into and two of them were...
  • Regan
    Total impulse read! 4.5 I really just felt like continuing this story! I watched the anime about 5 years ago now, and the ending is still bothering me, and I just need to know what is going to happen next! Cute, funny, typical rom com anime/manga. However, I hear it gets darker, which should be interesting.
  • Merb
    🍙 This volume is Tohru! 🍙Living in a tent after the passing of her mother, Tohru Honda soldiers through her adversities with a smile on her face. After a classmate of hers, Yuki Sohma, discovers that Tohru is living in a tent, he offers to let her lodge at his house with his slightly perveted uncle Shigure and cranky cousin Kyo. It is not long until Tohru discovers that the Sohma family have a secret, that they are cursed by the zodiac, and...
  • Yesy (The Book Vagrant)
    Rereading this old favorite. I love it so much!
  • Theresa ♫
    ALRIGHT! I am redoing this review!I wrote a review for this long, long ago, but I really want to redo it, mostly because . . . . . . . I'm trying to read the whole series again.It's just that I watched the whole series of the ANIME, and1. They don't show all of the characters.2. Anime is WAY WAY SHORTER than the manga.3. I just WANT TO KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT!I forgot most of the story . . . I only know up to the point where the anime stopped, but I...
  • Inés Izal
  • Anna
    I know I am writing this as the minority point of view, but I hated Fruits Basket. At first, I found it mildly dull, but as the story failed to progress interestingly, I found myself grinding my teethe waiting for the plot to pick up. It's about a cloyingly sweet, kind, selfless, gentle, beautiful high school girl named Tohru Honda. She lives in a tent in the woods (really, Takaya?) because her grandfather can't keep her and her mother died. Swee...
  • Cath
    5/5 Stars.This was a reread for me and it was just as good as the first time I read it! I love this story so much, it melts my heart.A great introduction to manga in my opinion.
  • Ferdy
    SpoilersThis is the second manga I've read, the first being Deathnote. I didn't enjoy this quite as much as Deathnote but it was still pretty brilliant.I found the premise a little odd but not in a bad way. The heroine, Tohru, lives in a tent (her mum died and her granddad sort of threw her out)… She doesn't want to be a burden on anyone so she works hard supporting herself and keeps all her misery to herself. Yes, she's a huge Mary Sue. Anyway...
  • Artemis
    I know it's an exaggeration to say that something has changed my life, particularly if it’s a story from a book or TV series or movie. Or at least, it has changed me; in shaping my deeply-held beliefs.'Fruits Basket' was like that for me, however. When I started reading manga and watching anime online at the age of sixteen, I didn't start with Furuba for some reason. But when I did, I was hooked. I was blown away. Now I know what it means to ha...
  • Mebarka Fekih
    “Just be yourself and you'll be fine” Such a refreshing adorable book! As i said before this is my first manga read experience and it was So much Fun, and I only picked this up because i don't have so time to read (am working on my magister thesis) so I've been looking for something light ,then i came across the first dubbed episode of this baby and you know what it was HILARIOUS . “My Darlin'My SHIRT!”From the first moment I fell in love...
  • Shep
    **Review for the entire series**This is the first manga series I ever read. I spotted the first book randomly in a small bookshop on Balboa Island, a charming little place that I can never get enough of. Something about the book drew me to it, but I can't exactly say what. Looking at the book description now, you probably think it's a little ridiculous. What? When they're hugged by the opposite gender they turn into ANIMALS???I know, I know. But ...
  • The Crimson Fucker
    The F Twins gave this one 5 stars!My little sister gave it 5 stars too!Noran dropped another 5 star on it also!Why I don’t like it then!!!? WHY!!!!? This don’t make sense!!! It even has cats! Well one cat! And some of the characters remind me of goodreaders! like Tohru at the beginning living in her tent… in the woods! That’s totally K.I. Hope!!! She is all sad… because she lives in the woods! Then there are the side “random blah blah...
  • Nicole K.
    One of my friends introduced me to the world of manga, and this story in particular. (And I'm so thankful that I cannot express it in words, only sounds that would more than likely scare people.)If you're even wondering about this, I suggest you let your mind wonder and wander until you finally give in. If this doesn't change your life, I'll judge you harshly. Ha.(No, but really...)I'm rereading this series for the third time, and I love it just ...
  • Bookishrealm
    Update: Here's my full review! was so freaking cute! I absolutely loved how the Chinese Zodiac has been incorporated into the main storyline. It was a light read and easy to get through. I think what was most interesting was the manner in which the Sohma boys all have different personalities based on their Zodiac affiliation. Tohru is amazingly cute. She's just a bundle of sweetness and I think she's g...
  • Marissa (Laudable Lit)
    Rating based on entire series.I'm so sad it's over! I never wanted it to end! RTC
  • Damar hening Sunyiaji
    The best shoujo manga ever!Saya punya anime nya di laptop komplit dua puluh enam episode. Suka sekali dengan theme song pembuka dan penutupnya.Honda tohru, seorang yatim piatu yang terpaksa harus mandiri setelah ditinggal ibunya wafat dan kediaman kakeknya direnovasi sehingga tohru disuruh menginap di rumah teman. Tohru justru tinggal di tenda di hutan. Aneh memang, tapi tohru yang naif polos dan lugu menurut saya wajar. Orang jepan tahu kok cara...
  • Myste
    I don't care who you are, male or female, whatever age, into manga or not, this series is WELL worth the read. My favorite manga of all time, untouchable, I cannot even begin to explain the magic of these books. The characters are the most lovable and relatable I have ever EVER come across. The depth of their individual personalities cannot even begin to be described in words. Natsuki Takaya created a world so believable despite its unrealistic a...
  • Linda Abhors the New GR Design
    I bought this as a gift for a friend's son, he's into manga. I think manga's not for me. It took more than a few pages to get into the "from right to left" bit, because you also have to deal with the "upper/lower", and I'm not sure this one works consistently in that sense. The translation is weird, and the story line takes major leaps........there's a whole backstory which goes ignored for the first chapter, then they give it to you, and the sto...
  • Kim
    To stave off my new manga interest until I can get my hands on more Dragon Ball or something else I like I borrowed this boxset off my housemate. Fruits Basket is shōjo (female orientated) rather than what I prefer, shōnen. I haven't minded some shōjo such as Azumanga Daioh and Ouran High so I was willing to give it a try.This first volume can be a little confusing at times with some pages seeming to be out of order as they talk about somethin...
  • Sarah Churchill
    Fun. Cute. Innocent. All of those things. But there's also an underlying wit that shows through sometimes, and maybe even a complexity to some of the characters that is yet to be revealed. Now if I could just remember their names...