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Fruits Basket  
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Description
Tohru Honda, an orphaned high-school girl, is taken in by the wealthy Shigure Sohma when he realizes she has nowhere else to go. However, the Sohma family shares a secret, and it isn't long before Tohru discovers that there's a reason why her classmates, Yuki and Kyo Sohma, never let girls get near them, and never talk about their lives before they lived with Shigure. And before she knows it, Tohru has become so tangled up in the lives of each member of the Sohma family that she couldn't leave even if she wanted to.

As she learns more and more about the truth of the Sohma family and the nature of their secrets, she desperately searches for a way that she can save them. But what can one girl do, especially when it seems that she may have been part of someone's plan all along . . .

Fruits Basket received the 2001 Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo manga category and the "Best Manga" award at the 2007 American Anime Awards.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Корзинка фруктов
フルバ
フルーツバスケット
水果篮子
후르츠 바스켓
Furuba
Giỏ Trái Cây

Groups Scanlating
Apt 6
Crescent Joy
Eden
Endless Youth and Co.
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Latest Release(s)
c.Neko Fanbook by Endless Youth and Co. (2655d ago)
v.23 c.132-136 by Endless Youth and Co. (2712d ago)
v.23 c.136 (end) by Apt 6 (2796d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 7, Chap 38

User Reviews
Fruits Basket by Anonymous

Forum
10 topics, 326 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (2303 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 19th 2014, 1:31pm PST


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Year
1998

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi (23 Volumes - Complete)
Tokyopop (23 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #587 increased(+64)
Monthly Pos #706 decreased(-172)
3 Month Pos #627 decreased(-54)
6 Month Pos #580 decreased(-37)

List Stats
On 1406 reading lists
On 773 wish lists
On 5749 completed lists
On 336 unfinished lists
On 540 custom lists

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Forum Posts
*Spoilers* What the HELL, Kyo? 375 days, 5 hours, 38 minutes ago
Yuki or Kyo? 503 days, 23 hours, 9 minutes ago
Is Fruits Basket really all THAT? 565 days, 23 hours, 31 minutes ago
fav fruits basket moments 1193 days, 5 hours, 58 minutes ago
what fruits basket character do u think u r most like? 1240 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes ago

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not overrated!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lynn101
September 20th, 2008, 3:17pm
i think that it really lives up to it's the rumors!
the comedy is awesome and the characters are all unique
and there's a definate character devolopement.
pretty cheery most of time but there are also some sad parts that will make you cry.
the ending was sweet and nice but still made me crave for more even though it was a good ending
one of the things that stood out was how the zodiac's played a role in the story and in the characters personality...i thinked that part was pretty cool

anyhow...i don't think it's overrated at all and one of my definate favs!
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Nice...   
Rating: N/A
by erious
September 12th, 2008, 3:18am
It's one of the first shoujo manga I've read, and I must say I'm quite surprised. It's GOOD. Much better than I expected. Maybe not really a masterpiece, but still a solid piece of entertainment. The characters are well thought out, and most of all, interesting. Almost all of the characters holding important roles in the story are well developed, and even if some aren't exactly likeable, they still have their reasons and motives(though Akito and Shigure could use some more character developement).
Now, if you get bored in the beginning, don't abandon this series. Even though I feel it's pretty solid from the start, it goes at quite slow pace at first. But well, that changes later and in the latter third the manga starts moving faster in more serious direction. But when the drama comes, it's not out of place. It's nicely suggested from the start, just in the beginning the focus lies elsewhere. And when it gets serious, that's when it gets really good.
Oh, and if you don't like too much BL in your manga, don't worry. It is there, but most of it isn't really treated seriously. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
All in all, a very solid manga. Maybe it didn't make me cry, but well, there were very few series that managed that. Definitely worth checking out, even if you didn't read shoujo before.
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soo perfect!   
Rating: N/A
by shishipichi
September 6th, 2008, 3:43am
If you're looking for a manga with romance, drama and comedy, this is the perfect choice. I've read this 3 times already but it never failed to make me cry everytime I read it.

The first volumes focus on introducing the characters, and as you continue to read to the end, it's where the drama and romance unfold. The ending is perfect too - I wish I could've seen more about what happened.

Best shoujo manga ever.
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Just going to say.   
Rating: N/A
by metamike
August 8th, 2008, 11:49am
Personally disliked it. Too much of a sausage-fest with plenty of homosexual reference. But hey, if you're into that, along with plenty of drama, you're sure to enjoy Fruits Basket.

edit: Example of what I'm talking about, is for instance when the one guy proves his hair is "naturally white". Ahem...Yeah...about that...

... Last updated on August 8th, 2008, 11:50am
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Hmm.   
Rating: N/A
by gdtr
July 24th, 2008, 2:51pm
This is a hard series for me to rate...so I'm not going to give it a number score. The first half of the manga I ABSOLUTELY ADORED! It was hillarious, upbeat, and fun. Definitely worth reading. The second half, however, took the whole series into a new direction, and I couldn't stand it. The characters and plot suddenly became filled with tragedy and angst. And the sweet little love triangles I adored so much earlier were completely destroyed. I wish I'd stopped reading right at the middle.
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a manga worth reading   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by magnolia93
July 12th, 2008, 2:53am
compared to the anime,the manga of fruits basket is more revealing.And it really shows more of the romances arround everyone.Its a manga that people will likely read again.
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The master peace   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MissMoon
July 10th, 2008, 9:39pm
How can I describe the best manga ever righted in the world?!
Is my favourite manga without doubt, because is a love story that makes you feel that you want that too...
They really loved untill the end, I just didn't like she allways crying -.-' but I was happy to see that everyone had a happy end, and that the "God" had peace too ^_^

Sadlly the anime is not good enought to say that is at the same leavel as the manga, but was good to, even knowing that the anime "runned away" from the original plot -.-'

Well... but is the best manga ever edited, it maked me cry in allmost all the chapters, but more in the last ones (and I'm saying this because I'm not the type of person that cries for everything so don't get the wrong idea -.-' ).
One last thing... the last three pages were the perfect ones, I couldn't choose a best final than that ^_^

... Last updated on July 10th, 2008, 9:41pm
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un?   
Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
July 3rd, 2008, 11:21pm
unn..
this series can be pretty hardcore at times..
Like all the secrets and lies tied around the Sohmas, and the hurt, too.
But you can't have a successful reality with just happy scenes.

... Last updated on July 3rd, 2008, 11:21pm
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Perfect.   
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by chen2yuen
June 27th, 2008, 7:59pm
Fruits basket is a perfect blend of drama and comedy although it does get a bit darker towards the end, but that's expected because we're getting closer to the crux of the problem. But it does an amazing job at making you think that it is just a cute comedy but somehow every once in a while it'll sneak in subtly something that is quite emotional. And as you keep on reading you realize that their is so much more to the story then you initially expected.

The characters all start out as very stereotypical characters (well as stereotyped as you can get in a supernatural-comedy mix) but develop into characters that are very deep and endearing. The manga is beautifully drawn (and I love the cuteness of some of the drawings such as those little icon characters that pop up in those speach bubbles to identify whose speaking (like the onigiri), or how sometimes to add to the comedic (or cute) effect the ears revert to like animal form. XD)
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WOW. 12/10   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by flootist1661
June 16th, 2008, 12:52pm
the ending is SOOO SOOO good. this is def not overrated. its good in every language. chinese...english,,,japanese,,, wow im like totally tearing. love love love. the kiddo is cute!! i want it to go on! (if you read the end. you can see what i mean)

the drawing is like peaceful..it blend perfectly with the story. haha
i rate this 12 out of 10
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