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!
  • 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 ...
  • Marianna Rainolter
    In questo volume incontriamo due nuovi membri della famiglia Soma e in particolare il triste passato di Hatori. Mi piace come vengono introdotti pian piano nuovi personaggi e nel mentre si approfondiscono quelli che già conosciamo. Sono contenta di aver iniziato questa serie che mi sta molto prendendo e sono curiosa di leggere il proseguo, conoscendo altri membri della famiglia, nuovi segni zodiacali e i difficili rapporti dei Soma, in particola...
  • 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!
  • Aracne Mileto
    Amé este segundo volumen. La historia de Hatori es muy triste y conmovedora, no pude evitar sentir afinidad por este personaje. Cada vez es más notorio como les afecta a los Soma la maldición que los aqueja. Ya quiero empezar el tercer tomo :D
  • 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...
  • 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!!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Jasmin Johansen
    I still love it so much!!!
  • Jess
    Kyooooooo, I love him so much!!!
  • Leigha's Little Library
    *Please see my review for volume 1*
  • 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...
  • Arta Sallabegolli
    Some things in the series still annoy me (like when Tohru Honda meets someone new they immediately become good friends and she "feels" like she can trust them. I mean... come on!). However, I'm going to keep reading it because I want to see what happens. I am so sad for Kana Sohma and Hatori.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Cora
    Just getting better and better! ^_^ And it's so fascinating to see the differences between the books and the TV show!
  • Elinor
  • Jasmine
    Fruits Basket; you never fail me. Thank you.
  • Ramille
    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 *