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
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Romance, Young Adult

Reviews Fruits Basket, Vol. 2

  • Merb
    🐭 This volume is Yuki! 🐭What another wonderful and comforting re-read of this volume of Fruits Basket! This time we get to meet two new members of the Zodiac, the cute and sweet Momiji, and the cold and mysterious Hatori. In this volume we get to see Tohru's adorable comparison between onigiri and self love, a similie that is as adorable as it is true. "Perhaps a person's strengths are like the pickled plum in the rice balls! The pickled pl...
  • Regan
    Still fun! I am excited to finally get past where the anime ended!
  • Cori
    Still getting used to manga, but it's getting easier to read. Reading this series on recommendation of a really good friend. She loves the series, so I'm trying to stick with it! It's growing on me a little.
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    I do still have a crush on Hatori. *Sigh*Tohru is very sweet, but also, like...kinda dumb.
  • ~maheen~
    Sometimes it feels like the whole world is conspiring to destroy my house... "- Shigure Sohma I feel you Shigure ;)I didn't connect to this volume as much as I did to the first one. It dragged in the mud a bit, to be honest, and was pretty predictable. Perhaps I'll come back to the series with a different mindset later on, but for now, I'm going to go with dropping this one. “Sometimes it feels like the whole world is conspiring to d...
  • 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. -Hatoriso after the snow melts , spri...
  • Jamie
    Okay Tohru is so sweet. Maybe TOO sweet and upbeat. Does this girl ever get angry or frustrated?! I love her but she doesn't feel real! Momiji is adorable! I am glad we are getting to meet other members of the zodiac and getting a better glimpse of this curse. Why is the Sohma head is nasty?! I don't know if I really want to meet him. I hope he stays away for Tohru!
  • 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 So...
  • Felicia
    I dunno if I'll end up writing the same thing throughout this 20 volume series, but gosh it's cute!
  • Cameron
    I really love this series
  • Shannon
    Volume 2 was just as much fun as Volume 1, but I did find it a bit confusing. Some new characters are added and I wasn't even yet settled in with who we met in Vol 1! I'm sure I will come to remember who is who over time. Love the art style, so many wonderful moments to look at and of course loved all the animal drawings throughout :)
  • 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...
  • Booktube Bitch
    *This review only covers volume 2*I have to say wow. This series is really dramatic. First, we finally get down to the reasons as to why Kyo and Yuki seem to hate each other so much. They are both seeing something that the other has that they cannot seem to have in their own life. It's interesting and kinda makes you think and wonder how much freedom the Sohma's really had outside of the family. We also meet Momiji and Hatori. Momiji can seem ann...
  • 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...
  • Bookishrealm
    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 ...
  • 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!!
  • Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku
    Continuing my adventure to read Fruits Basket on the recommendation of my husband, I've picked up volume two. Like with most shoujo serial manga, Fruit;s Basket 2 is all over the place. But with beautiful art, an intriguing story line, and quirky hilarious extreme moments, well, I can't help but love what I've read thus far. As is common with manga, the plot is all over the place in this volume, but I greatly enjoyed it. First, Tohru has a sleepo...
  • Kaion
    I forgot how confidently Takaya sets off. By volume two, she already seems to have settled on her formula for Fruits Basket:- two parts high school slice-of-life (We get the school festival out early, and often.)- two parts friendship - one part tragic backstory- one part split between fantasy and horror and romance& four parts heartwarming -- including, of course Tohru's Words of Wisdom(TM), which this volume play on the onigiri metaphor of the ...
  • Ijeoma
    Fruits Basket was my introduction to the world of Manga. Volume 1 introduced the emotional and dark but funny members of the Somah Clan, as well as Tohru Honda, the naive and somehow always cheerful main character. Volume 1 gave us the background of this story, but by volume 2, I expected some growth in the characters, and a more developed storyline (this is where my rating of 3.5 stems from). Honestly, I felt at times like I was watching the liv...
  • Sara
    A few quick notes after rereading this volume:- We meet Momiji in this book! He's just such a sweet and quirky character! It's VERY difficult to choose a favorite character, but I think Momiji would definitely be high up on a list, were I to make a list of characters from most favorite to least favorite.- Poor Yuki! (view spoiler)[ I forgot that they dressed him up in girl clothes for the festival. (hide spoiler)]- These character backgrounds are...
  • Delirious Disquisitions
    I just really love this story. It's so fucking wholesome. Strip away the mythology and the fantasy, and it's just a story about lonely people looking for a connection. It's just a family of broken people finding love and comfort in each other and I think that's beautiful. Hatori's story broke my heart in this volume. It feels like a foreshadowing of things to come and that makes me nervous even as I'm looking forward to the angst! It's a shoju ro...
  • Alison
    Finally finished it!! During the coronavirus chaos this is a perfect opportunity to read all my books, I just have to get my energy and focus back - especially since I came down with the flu 🤧I love this series so much though, everyone be messin with my feelings tho 💜😭
  • Kassidy
    I like it how the author writes about their daily life In the manga like for example they would write about their favorite video games problems or how they thought about certain parts and point things out throughout the story. The funny thing is that I actually know these video games.The most interesting thing I found was the fan art appreciation on one of the last pages of the book.
  • Ginger Woods
    Okay so I enjoy the characters but is Yuki gay?Like I'm so confused, I can't tell if anyone's gay or not... but I feel like some of them may be. Also there are so many people popping up randomly, it's hard to follow along.I like detailed storylines and all, but jesus is this hard to follow.
  • Kazen
    While I used volume 1 for study material from here on out I'm reading for fun, and how fun! The nostalgia factor is high but I'm amazed at how much I've forgotten. In this volume we hear Hatori's story and it ripped my heart out again. Gah.I read volumes one and two in the collector's bind up, but I think I'm going to pick up the next couple used and save my pennies for bind ups of my favorites.
  • Jasmin Johansen
    I still love it so much!!!
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  • Jamie
    Ops I guess this was part of the Collector's Edition I just finished.
  • Karine
    Hatori's story always made me sad and hopeful. It's beautiful and bitter at once.