Fruits Basket, Vol. 4 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket, Vol. 4

When the infamous Akito makes an in-class appearance at the start of the school year, the Sohma family worries that his arrival will be an uncensored exercise of show-and-tell about Yuki's past. Meanwhile, when Ayame vows to rekindle his brother's lost friendship, he begins to realize that you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family - especially when they're acting like animals!

Details Fruits Basket, Vol. 4

TitleFruits Basket, Vol. 4
Release DateAug 10th, 2004
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Romance, Graphic Novels, Young Adult

Reviews Fruits Basket, Vol. 4

  • Merb
    🐶 This volume is Shigure! 🐶Out of all the Fruits Basket volumes, volume 4 is one that always stuck with me closely over the years. We witness Tohru's first harrowing encounter with Akito, and reflect on the importance of good parenting on the one year anniversary of her mother's passing. The art in this volume was spot on with presenting the personalities and emotions of the characters. We went from Akito's hard, wretched stare that is hidi...
  • Ferdy
    Spoilers-A more entertaining read than volume 3.-Tohru, Shiguire, Momiji and Kyo were as likeable as ever. Yuki was more interesting in this one, his antagonistic relationship with his older brother gave him some much needed personality-Loved Uo and Hana, the way they both looked out for Tohru was sweet. There should be more female friendships like Uo/Hana/Tohru in fiction.-Yuki's brother Ayame was pretty funny. I enjoyed reading about Ayame, Hat...
  • Mary ♥
    5/5 starsFruits Basket is the cutest romance with a very important mythological element you'll ever find! And that's because, when hugged or touched in a not so friendly way by the opposite gender, or when they are in extreme distress, the members of the Sohma family turn into animals! And specifically, the animals of the Chinese Horoscope.And this manga has also a very unique element. I won't spoil it and tell you what it is, though. Anyways, my...
  • Victoria
    Just like the other parts of this series, this issue was hilarious and adorable. The crazy antics between them all makes for great comedy. This one did have its sadder moments though especially with the backstory of Momiji and the way Yuki reacted to Akito's presence.
  • Rain Misoa
    This series keeps getting better and better! I'm not kidding! The story in this volume really got intense. I would definitely say that this is the saddest volume so far. You really feel for what the characters go through and you can bet you will shed a tear for these beautifully created characters. I know I was tearing up when I was finding out about the past of some of these characters... AND I RARELY EVER CRY FOR ANYTHING!!! My word... the thin...
  • Nikki Kelly
    A really fun and cute series. The premise is really original and enjoyable. The characters are interesting and lovable. My only complaint is the story-line is a bit drug-out.
  • Arta
    It's starting to become a little more romantic!
  • 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...
  • Theresa ♫
    (*BAWLS)Okay. Fruits Basket can make you cry really hard.Then it can make you laugh really hard.You know what gives people emotions like this?1. Being in love2. Heart-stopping cliffhangers to various books3. A dramatic scene in a super dramatic drama.All of these things can get you feeling super emotional, but FRUITS BASKET is also part of the list!So thinking about my review for volume 1, the hugging-turns-them-into-animals curse might seem roma...
  • Andrea
    A nice addition to the series overall. Tohru finally meets Akito in person and the encounter doesn't really go as expected. Mainly because Yuki shows up about 20 seconds later and Akito turns on him and rips him a new one about not showing up for New Years. Yuki is terrified of Akito and the punishments Akito is capable and Tohru sees the fear in his eyes and manages him to get him away and lighten the mood. It saves him, but one day he's going t...
  • Cat
    This series definitely gets better as it goes. I am starting to really like it!
  • Cath
    4/5 stars.
  • Elinor
    4,5 Un tome très sympa et plein d'émotions ! Atori me fait flipper ^^ j'adore tellement les amies de Tohru !
  • Cath
    5/5I really enjoyed this volume the second time around. It's always fun to read about Shigure, Hatori and Aya's time together in school.Onto volume 5!
  • Miss Ryoko
    I love Ayame sooo much! He's hilarious! The series just gets better and better! Takaya-sensei is an amazing manga-ka!
  • Brendan
    I don't care that they're supposed to be for girls, I enjoy these. I love the humor.
  • Sarah Churchill
    This series is getting deep, man!
  • Lanie
    Damn. Akito is fucking creepy! Loved that scene with him & Yuki. Very intense & scary. & Yuki's brother? Oh god, is he gorgeous or what? That hair! I love it. :D the artwork seems to be improving, which is good. & even with this overall happy funny light tone, the story does seem to be getting a bit more serious, especially where Akito is involved. What is this guy's deal? I must know! the character development is truly where this series shines b...
  • Denise
    In this volume, we meet two of the most flamboyant and evil characters in Fruits Basket- Akito, the head of the Sohma family, and Ayame, Yuki's over the top extraordinary older brother. Akito is very creepy and has a twisted spoiled personality. He try's to act as polite and charming as possible towards Tohru but he truly hates her, constantly calling her that ugly girl. He has to have complete control of the 12 zodiac cursed family members and d...
  • Sophie
    *sigh* I'm still waiting for the storyline to become interesting. Although I'm learning a lot about the characters, I'm starting to become bored because there doesn't appear to be much of a plot. The pacing is just too slow for me - four volumes in I would like the plot to have started digging deep, whereas I feel as though there have only been hints of a possible storyline, and that was in volume 2!
  • Liana
    see 1-4:
  • Charity
    YESS!! I love this series so much!! Well written and funny!! A great story!!
  • Sofía Rodríguez Pinedo
    momiyi is still my favorite .
  • Sandra Delgado
  • Nicole Kang
    Junior high, high schoolBasically identical to anime
  • Emile Mirra
  • Lexie
    ALL THE SOBBING. :hugs Momiji: my poor poor rabbit. (in case you can't guess this is when we learn about Momiji's mom...)+++In this fourth volume of the manga we delves deeper not only into Tohru's mother (happily she says her mother was in a gang), but we also meet Ayame (Aaya), Yuki's older brother, learn about Momiji's difficult family past and oh yeah Akito shows up to be a downer on everything (very early on in the book though, so folk get o...
  • Lucy
    La historia de Momiji es de lo más triste, no la supero.
  • Carina
    Interestingly enough it is down to this volume that I know the series' effect on me is lessening. The first few times I read Momiji's tale it made me cry, but the last few times I'm just... sad for him. I suppose that is a problem when you're a big re-reader of things - they do lose their impact.I maintain that I was right in my previous review that we get a lot of plot set-up in this one, I'd say now though it is probably equal with volume 3 but...