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

  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    OMG!!! I forgot how much I loved this Manga series!
  • Krystal
    Oh man, Momiji breaks my heart. I love that kid so much. To this day, no story has had quite the impact as that story he tells about the Traveller who gives everything away. *river of tears*Natsuki Takaya wreaked all kinds of mad havoc on my poor tattered heart, but rarely so much as this single volume.
  • 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.
  • Sara Aouichi
    im totally binge reading this today and hopefully finish it tomorrowi really missed the characters my fav is haru and ofcourse kyo cant wait to see other charas
  • 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.
  • Marianna Rainolter
    Inizia un nuovo anno scolastico e Haru e Momiji si trovano nella stessa scuola di Tohru, Yuki e Kiyo e ne vedremo delle belle già al primo giorno! Facciamo poi la conoscenza del temibile capo famiglia Akito e poi di Aya, il fratello maggiore di Yuki che è un personaggio molto singolare ma mi è piaciuto e ha divertito parecchio; lui e Yuki sono alquanto distanti ma grazie anche a Tohru cercheranno di avvicinarsi. Il volume finisce con due episo...
  • Samythenerdybeasty
    A cute yet semi-dark type of take on zodiac personas inside of characters. The main thing that bothers me about this story is how the females are overly sexualized at times. I do like how there is some representation of transgenders in this story though, if my understanding is correct. I think the anime for me is more enjoyable than the manga though. Just my thoughts.
  • Arta Sallabegolli
    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.
  • Stephanie
    This was the first Fruits Basket I ever read and it’s still one of my favorite volumes. The Kyo/Tohru is strong, plus we meet Akito and Ayame!
  • 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...
  • JW
    Tohru, Kyo, and Yuki start their second year of school, and Momiji and Hatsuharu join them. When Yuki sees Akito talking to Tohru at school, he becomes terrified and intercedes. We briefly see more of the darkness that is Akito; it is clear that this is just a taste of what is to come in the series. There is an extremely touching chapter focused on Momiji and his family where we see that in many ways he resembles Tohru; these two have dealt with ...
  • 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...
  • Chris
    I was looking into which books were big sellers during the emergence of major interest in manga in the early 2000s in Europe and North America. The three biggest seemed to be Lone Wolf and Cub, Fullmetal Alchemist (both of which I had read and was very familiar with) and then Fruits Basket of which I knew nothing. Now I am no means a manga expert but I have read some and grew up with friends at the time who were really into them but I hadn't hear...
  • Sara
    This volume of Fruits Basket was really deep emotionally! It was a bit slower-paced, though, which is why it only got 4 stars. Here are a few thoughts I had while rereading this volume:- I love how Tohru is wearing the ribbon Yuki gave her at the onsen! So cute!- Oh no...Akito is officially introduced in this volume. I do not like Akito. But I really love how Tohru can be strong when her friends are in trouble. For example, (view spoiler)[ she pu...
  • 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!
  • Mitchell
    A bit better. But still not enough in it for me. And I'm still having some trouble tracking who is whom and more importantly caring. Adding some backstory definitely made this one more interesting. And the memorial picnic was one of the best parts. Momiji's story also made the fantasy element seem more real. 3.5 of 5.