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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jo
    While I enjoyed this book, and the artwork was adorable there was something that I just didn't like. The entire plot seem very messy and half of the time I had trouble understanding what was actually meant to be going on. There was no character development and the scenes jumped around continuously, so it was difficult to figure out where the story was going.I actually felt like I jumped into the middle of a series,it was THAT confusing. There was...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Lᴀʏᴀ Rᴀɴɪ ✦
    [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...
  • 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...
  • Cori
    I don't know what to do with this rating. One of my 2018 Reading Challenges included "A Graphic Novel." I've never actually read a graphic novel before so I have absolutely no basis for comparison. This was...different? Weird? Interesting in bizarre ways? I'm not throwing in the towel yet, but I spent the first quarter of the book just trying to figure out how to read the dern thing. I finally got the hang of it, and it was a pretty quick read fr...
  • Yesy (The Book Vagrant)
    Rereading this old favorite. I love it so much!
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kate (noobmaster69)
    *This review only covers volume 1*I really enjoyed the setup and introduction to this series. I think it seems like a nice contemporary type story with some darker themes like being abandoned by your family and things like that. This first volume talks about how Tohru lives on her own because of her uncle's family and how they treat her. She meets the Sohma family and they decide to let her stay with them because of her situation. Although Tohru ...
  • 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, T...
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    One of my absolute favorite series... So good to reread it! This gets a 4.5 rating from me now. 5 stars for the nostalgia; 4 stars really for a good beginning, but it comes across as ditzier and more comedic in the early volumes, whereas I think it gets even better later on when things become more serious. On to volume 2!
  • Artemis
    I know it's an exaggeration to say that something has changed my life, particularly if its 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 have ...
  • Shinjini
    I started reading manga a couple of years back and this series was on my radar since then. I decided to pick this up on a whim, on a slow day, when I couldnt decide what to read. On the same day, I picked up 3 books from different genres to figure out the kind of book I was craving. I didnt even know I was even in the mood for a manga, but it was perfect!The start was a bit weird. It didnt exactly match the blurb and I was pretty confused by it. ...
  • 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 with the de...
  • 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 dont like it then!!!? WHY!!!!? This dont 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! Thats totally K.I. Hope!!! She is all sad because she lives in the woods! Then there are the side random blah blah blah that sounds ...
  • Shannon
    I can totally see why this is a series people love, it took me just a bit to get into it but wow.... so charming. And zodiac. And animals. And all the characters are likable in their own ways, I especially love the protagonists believe-in-everyone attitude. Definitely will continue the series.Oh, and on an art note.... I love all the backgrounds/patterns/shading styles. Especially for clothes and the animals. Lots to love!
  • 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...
  • Sophie
    Re-reading these because it's a fun shojo that proGRESSIVELY TURNS INTO A GRITTY, MEAN PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMaaaaaaa. *cough*But damn the drawings in the first book are so 90s and Tohru is desperately dumb.
  • Marissa (Laudable Lit)
    Rating based on entire series.I'm so sad it's over! I never wanted it to end! RTC