Fruits Basket, Vol. 5 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket, Vol. 5

For a springtime treat, Shigure arranges for Tohru and the gang to spend Golden Week at the Sohmas' vacation home. On a rainy day, as the holiday draws to a close, who should make a surprise visit but Hatsuharu! But what's that he's hiding in the bundle under his arm?

Details Fruits Basket, Vol. 5

TitleFruits Basket, Vol. 5
Release DateOct 12th, 2004
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Romance, Graphic Novels, Young Adult

Reviews Fruits Basket, Vol. 5

  • Sarah Churchill
    This one felt a little like 'filler' story-wise, but it was nice to see Tohru being something other than super-sickly-positive all of the time. I do love that about her, but a little weakness made her feel a bit more realistic. Otherwise I'm not sure anything actually happened in this volume. Good job I have the next one waiting for me ;)
  • Ferdy
    Another fun, light-hearted read. Even though there's not usually much of a storyline in Fruits Basket, I still find the series really enjoyable. The only thing that bugs me is that the dialogue can be quite weird at times.I loved Tohru, Kiyo, Kisa, and Momiji's characters — they were all so cute. Kiyo was as adorably moody as ever. It was sweet how worried he was about Tohru when she got a cold, and I loved that he cooked for her and made sure ...
  • Mary ♥
    5/5 starsI love this manga. It makes me laugh, it makes me sob, it makes me smile, it gives me the feels and overall, it warms my heart up even in the darkest days. Plus, this is probably my favorite of the manga series till now for many reasons. First of all, my favorite character (Hatori) is psychoanalyzed a lot in this.Second, a character that means a lot to me appears. This is Kisa, the girl who is bullied and has stopped talking due to her d...
  • Cath
    5/5Amazing as always. *sigh*
  • Victoria
    I enjoyed this one. It was much sadder than the rest. I think the reason why Tohru has become so depressed over not doing well in school is not because she's being overdramatic, but because she has set her expectations so high. She promised her mom who has since passed away that she'd graduate and now feels like a failure.
  • Becky
    I love how the narrator gets increasingly snarky. "I'm sure they're just fine!" ("They're not fine.")"STOP MANIPULATING HER!" ("Now they're being manipulated.")So much sass from you right now.
  • Rain Misoa
    So... I fangirled over this volume as well. Why? Well, it's Furuba, duh! No, seriously, this was another great one! I enjoyed this story as much as I did the previous four volumes. You see more of HATORI!!!, Ayame, Shigure, HARU!!!, Tohru, Yuki, KYO!!!, and a new character! *Squees* Of course, there's more background story revealed and just a whole bunch of craziness that makes it all the more enjoyable to read. What I love about this volume the ...
  • Sophia F
    ELLOHAAAAAY!!! (Pig Latin, for: HELLOOO!)Fruits Basket: One of the best manga series, but with extremely stalkerish people.Yuki I can expect be kidnapped and trapped in a basement once all of his fangirls from school realize he's not immortal and can get close enough to take him away. (Btw, if everyone thinks Yuki looks so much like a girl, why is everyone 'falling' for him...?)I don't think Yuki looks THAT much like a girl, only if you look real...
  • Lanie
    Lol. The yuki fan club is jealous? Hilarious. :) love this series. So funny and cute. Kyo trying to be nice is beyond precious. :D this series is adorable. Love love love. Kyo cheering Tohru up & the Jason jokes were my favorite parts. Recommended for fans of romance and comedy. & manga lovers
  • Bradley
    It would seem the author and I have the same tastes in video games. Hilarious. Great drama throughout this tale. =)Reread review.. This book is in great condition and still had the magnetic strip inside. Were these books even read by the original owner?
  • Emma
    This reminds of listening to a young kid playing house and the odd, stilted dialogue they make up as they play.
  • Denise
    In volume 5 it's golden week! So Shigure takes them and Hatori Sohma to a vacation home! Then they get home, Hastuharu Sohma( the ox), is there, with something being covered up by a coat. It's a cute kitty.. Really, it's Kisa Sohma( the tiger). She's lost being able to speak because of teasing and is fearing that if she speaks, what she says well be laughed at. Kisa and Tohru become really good friends. Kisa is adorable!!!!I Love FRUITS BASKET!!!...
  • Rachel
    I think since I'm not loving the books, but I want to know what happens in the end, I may just have to get the final volume to read (is that in the 20s or 30s?). More apologizing from Tohru, and there is a strong vein of misogyny in the book. Not sure if that is intentional, or simply Japanese culture. Telling girls they don't do well on tests because they are doofuses does not fly with me. Stand up for yourself woman!
  • Sophie
    Again, not much happens. However, I did really enjoy the chapter where Himajima scares the Prince Yuki fan club! I think she's my favourite character - I'd like to see more of her in the next volume. Also, good cliffhanger.
  • Bridget
    The format that I was reading this in annoyed me (not the manga's fault, it was where I was reading it from), but the story was cute.
  • Charity
    HATORI!! He is my absolute fav and I hope to see more of him in the forth coming volumes!!
  • Sofía Rodríguez Pinedo
    to sum up , because i'll do a review later, Tohru has inspired me to do so many things i thought i didn't had to do it. She encouraged me
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  • Cath
    4/5 stars.
  • Nick
    Overall Rating: A to the cute powerSynopsis: Fruits Basket is a shōjo manga series created by Natsuki Takaya that follows the life of Tohru Honda. When the series begins, Tohru is living in a tent in the woods after being recently orphaned when her mother died in a car accident. Somehow, Tohru is able to remain optimistic despite all the shit she has had to go through. While wandering through the forest she's living in, she runs across the house...
  • Emma
    Will probs be my last volume of the series. Found it too hard to get into (although I think 5 vols classifies as a solid effort for trying anyway)
  • Alisha B
    In this book we are introduced to Kisa Sohma, who is the tiger. She enters the story when Tohru and Yuki are walking home and come across a drenched Haru carrying something in a blanket. The bundle turns out to be a baby tiger, Kisa in animal form, and Tohru squeals “What a cute kitty!” in delight. The “cute kitty” shows her how much she wants to be around people by chomping down on Tohru’s hand. As it turns out, Kisa has run away from ...
  • Carina
    I do so enjoy this volume. The character development is done well, and although the overall plot isn't moved on all that far, the introdution of Kisa moves it on enough. After all she is the 9th Zodiac member we are introduced to (though thinking along those lines... we meet half of them before the end of volume 2!)To be honest my earlier review of this volume ( pretty much sums up my thoughts on this. Tha...
  • Sabrina
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES!!!It's about a poor girl (Tohru) Gets taken in by the Sohma family. which the Sohma family has vengeful Chinese zodiac animal posses they Sohma family. ( they can be there selfs it's not like the spirits are controlling them) but every time they are touched by the opposite gender they turn into the zodiac animals. Shigure, turns into a dog (again they have control of their selves not the spirits) Kyo turn into a cat a...
  • dani! ❀
    I really wish Ayame would just stay out of the picture. I can't stand the guy.Introducing Kisa-chan... I completely forgot about her! She's even more adorable than I remembered. It's sort of strange, reading them now I'm older--I understand her more now (obviously that's not because I have a character who's selectively mute... obviously not) and I can really feel sadness about her situation, and even Yuki's. I've found myself starting to like Yuk...
  • Colleen
    (view spoiler)[ For Golden Week, Shigure and Hatori take the household to a Sohma summer house in the mountains. Thinking Kyo and Yuki's preoccupation since visiting her mother's grave is somehow her fault, Tohru apologizes to them, just before they all fall off a path; in the ensuing bickering, she laughs to see them back to normal. Ayame visits the summer house, and offers to show Hatori the wedding photos of his former fiancee, Kana, but Hator...
  • Laura
    Since I've already watched the anime, I already know the stories in this volume, but that's okay. I don't want to miss any extra stuff that might be in the manga. Let me just say how much I love this manga. I know I haven't reviewed any of it on here yet, so I haven't gushed about how much I love all the characters. Tohru is so sweet and adorable. She's the first girl in manga I've truly liked. I expect I'll breeze right through this series, that...