Fruits Basket, Vol. 2 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket, Vol. 2

A family with an ancient curse...And the girl who will change their lives forever...Ever since Tohru Honda discovered the Zodiac secret of the Sohma clan, her eyes have opened to a world of magic and wonder. But with such a great secret comes great responsibility. When her best friends Hana-chan and Uo-chan come to the Sohma home for a sleepover, Tohru has her work cut out for her keeping the "Cat" in the bag and the "Dog" on a leash.

Details Fruits Basket, Vol. 2

TitleFruits Basket, Vol. 2
Release DateApr 13th, 2004
Number of pages194 pages
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Romance, Young Adult, Fiction, Comics, Shojo, Comics Manga, Media Tie In, Anime

Reviews Fruits Basket, Vol. 2

  • Regan
    Still fun! I am excited to finally get past where the anime ended!
  • Lynda
    I love Fruits Basket! As I finsihed this book, it's pretty interesting about Hatori (has the spirit of the dragon). I would add this kind of quote to my profile from this volume 2:Hatori:"When snow melts, what do think it becomes?"Tohru: "Huh? Ah...Um, well...Hmm. It becomes spring! No matter how cold it is now, Spring will come again! Without fail. It's strange, isn't it? But it's true."ALSO:Hatori: Please let her... find someone who can make he...
  • Mebarka Fekih
    Ah i so loved meeting Tohru's friends ,Uo and especially Hanajima with all her electromagnetic waves.I also so loved reading Hatori's backstory .It was so sad and touching .“To me...she was spring. It was as if while imprisoned inside the dark cage of the inner family...I had completely frozen into snow...and then there she was--fresh, clear spring. It was almost inevitable that..I would fall in love with her. -Hatori”so after the snow melts ...
  • Kate ~SuPeRhErO~
    Yet another good volume of Fruits Basket! In this volume we are introduced to more characters and more depth of the Sohma family's life with the curse. But here's a random question: why are Tohru and Yuki surrounded by little bubbles on the cover, but the rest of the characters aren't? Hmmm...I really like Tohru's friends. They are both very interesting but I do think that the fact that Hana can read electric waves or use them is a bit random... ...
  • Felicia (Little Prairie Library)
    I dunno if I'll end up writing the same thing throughout this 20 volume series, but gosh it's cute!
  • Rain Misoa
    Yet another great volume of Fruits Basket. This volume is one of my favorites. It gets more indepth with the characters and their past lives. We even get introduced to two new, no, make that THREE new characters. Though we do see more of two than three... yeah... I usually don't make sense when I do my reviews but hey, unless you want spoilers, then don't complain! Anyway, I really love this volume. The drama in this one was way more intense than...
  • Ferdy
    SpoilersThis was just as good as the first volume — it was perfectly weird and wonderful.What's what: The Sohma family are possessed by the spirits of the Chinese zodiac, and if they're ever hugged by the opposite sex they transform into their zodiac animal. I still found the premise kind of wacky but in a good way. Tohru (the clumsy homeless heroine) quite literally stumbled onto their secret. She now lives in the Sohma house with three of the...
  • Andrea
    Two new characters were added: Momiji and Hatori. The curse was developed a little bit further, but it's still a mystery overall. Can it be broken? I love seeing all the characters interact with one another. It's so cute and funny most of the time like when Hana gets both Kyo and Yuki to go back to the house to spend New Years with Tohru, that was super sweet. This installment presented the problem that Tohru's memories could be wiped by Hatori s...
  • Cora
    Just getting better and better! ^_^ And it's so fascinating to see the differences between the books and the TV show!
  • Cath
    5/5EEEEE volume two is where the series gets good! We meet Momiji and Hatori which makes me so happy, Hatori's story makes me weep every damn time. Onto volume three!!
  • Colleen
    This volume gets the highest rating because a good portion of it focuses on perhaps my favorite character of the series- Hatori. Hatori is the responsible one of the older triad (of whom right now we only know Shigure but we will later meet Ayame). Hatori is also the family doctor and the one who erases memories. Hatori initially is portrayed as someone to be feared, but we quickly learn just how deep and beautiful his heart is. I absolutely ador...
  • Selena
    One of two things happen when you reread old manga. The first is a reaction that goes along the lines of "Oh God, why did I like this?" The second possibility is "Ah, now I remember why I like this so much. I missed this." Okay, there are a few variations, such as the "Lord, this is dated," but essential, it's either you're embarrassed to say you liked it or happy to rediscover a series you missed.In Fruits Basket's case, it's the "I missed this"...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    I'm loving the depth of this manga, and how things are similar and yet different to the anime.There are so many of my favorite scenes in this volume! I love how Tohru keeps finding Kyo on rooftops, usually surrounded by cats. haha!I love any scene with Tohru's friends, Hana and Uotani. They are both such weird and wild people, and I adore their strange dialogue!Random Momiji kisses and hugs just make me happy. I really want to see Momiji doing hi...
  • Ashley
    Update: Here's my full review! definitely was another cute installment to the Fruits Basket series. I was especially touched by the last part where we get to see a more heartfelt side of one the characters. It almost made me strongly dislike the curse. I'm definitely interested in seeing where the rest of the story leads so I'll be picking up volume 3 pretty soon. I also love how positive Tohru is. It ...
  • Emma
    Don't even read this review. It took me so long to get volume two of Fruits Basket that I had no idea what was going on. I love the refresher at the beginning and that helped tremendously but, in reading, I couldn't keep the characters straight so I was a little confused. The first two thirds felt like fluff, the last third was intriguing. That is all.
  • Elizabeth
    I liked this edition a lot more than the first one. Very cute humor, and I'm enjoying the friendships the main character has, both involving the members of the zodiac, as well as people unconnected to that household. I'm glad this seems to have caught my interest more than the first book.
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  • Helen
    Fruits Basket; you never fail me. Thank you.
  • Keelah
    I didn't expect the manga to be going by this fast (or the anime to cover so little ground). That's good though, at this rate I'll surpass the anime soon. Hooray for new material!
  • Lily
    Très bonne suite !* review soon *
  • Jenny
    Ugh, the author's / mangaka's portrayal of Tohru really bothers me. She's clumsy, not very bright, clueless, naive and physically weak, aka she can't carry a couple of books without dropping them... Her strengths are cooking, house cleaning, being trusting, selfless, good friend, and cute. ALARM ALARM ALARM! Code sexist portrayal of women! I repeat: Code sexist portrayal of women! And I doesn't matter that other female characters are not portraye...
  • Lanie
    This is adorable. The art isn't the greatest, I'll admit but it's certainly not the worst. (I've been spoiled by the beauty of "black butler" & "pandora hearts".) It ok though. the character development makes up for it. Plus, the plot seems to be getting thicker, so that good. I love Yuki & kyo best. :D they're hilarious & so well developed. I'm biggest issue with this volume is the girls pressuring yuki into doing something that clearly makes hi...
  • Cath
    4/5 stars.This is where we start to learn more about the family and the curse, I loved it once again. I really want to just reread the whole series now..
  • Liana
    see 1-4:
  • Theresa ♫
    Whoa :O All this happened in just volume 2?(I thought it would be volume 6 when Hatori reveals his love story...T_T Silly me...)ANYWAY, I apologize if this review looks like crap because I'm working on it through my phone...on the app. I like typing on keyboards more than touch screens *O* BUT ANYWAY...SPOILERS ARE TO BE FOUND, PLEEEEEAAAAASE BE CAREFUL! (Seriously please...if you find spoilers, don't say I didn't warn you! TSK TSK TSK...)One of ...
  • Leo Dokic
    It was amazing and adorable! The New Years thing was the best part by far!
  • Fyre.Katz
    rereading the series!
  • Cassandra
    Rereading these, I am trying to capture what it is that makes them special to me, and as always when I read manga, my reading outpaces my ability to write -- so now it has been over a month, and what was it I wanted to say about this volume?(view spoiler)[I like the deeper look into Kyo and Yuki's relationship, that they are each jealous of the other -- it is the same inside/outside of the cage desires that are spelled out in the first volume. Yu...