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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

Associated Names
Корзинка фруктов
フルバ
フルーツバスケット
سلة الفواكة
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. (3184d ago)
v.23 c.132-136 by Endless Youth and Co. (3241d ago)
v.23 c.136 (end) by Apt 6 (3325d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)
8 Volumes (Aizōban) (Ongoing)

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
Fruits Basket by BooXx

Forum
11 topics, 328 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (2440 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 26th 2016, 1:54pm PST


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Year
1998

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
TokyoPop (23 Volumes - Complete)
Yen Press (June 2016)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #537 increased(+52)
Monthly Pos #698 increased(+58)
3 Month Pos #782 increased(+43)
6 Month Pos #838 decreased(-103)

List Stats
On 1447 reading lists
On 834 wish lists
On 6073 completed lists
On 354 unfinished lists
On 614 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Natsuki Takaya Launches Fruits Basket another Sequel Web Manga 318 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes ago
Yuki or Kyo? 398 days, 19 hours, 18 minutes ago
*Spoilers* What the HELL, Kyo? 904 days, 1 hours, 30 minutes ago
Is Fruits Basket really all THAT? 1094 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes ago
fav fruits basket moments 1722 days, 1 hours, 50 minutes ago

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Epic.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lizsy
October 18th, 2008, 9:36pm
This series made me cry so much. I cryed because i was laughing so hard, it was depressing, and because of the romance. If you want a great story with comedy, romance, and with a twist of mystery and great drama, then Fruits Basket is for you. I take that back, I recommend Fruits basket for anyone who wants an awesome manga. Fruots Basket is AMAZING! Definitely one of the best out there, if it's not the best.

... Last updated on October 18th, 2008, 9:55pm
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Fruits Basket   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Emiri-sama
October 17th, 2008, 11:57pm
I liked it, but it was a bit long. In this series, you learn about everyone and their grandmother's stories. It's pretty depressing and angsty most of the time, and the protaganist is annoying as sin, but the character development (of all characters save the protaganist) throughout the story is pretty good.
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Furuba   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by anuiii
October 16th, 2008, 7:01pm
I've laughed, cried, smiled and got angry
during this series. This series allows you to express all these emotions, and the character's created have something that a reader can relate to! Please read =)
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Harusohma
October 1st, 2008, 7:51pm
I normally don't read shoujo but because of the anime I've completelly fallen for this series... cried a lot too, it's very dramatic but also very very funny (that part when momiji and the guys are in one bedroom and the wind blasts throwing everything away he goes to the window, poen his arms and shouts: WIND STOP kkkkkkkkkkkkk just remembering I laugh)... the end is good and haru-kun rules!!
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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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