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Fruits Basket, Vol. 6 (Fruits Basket #6)

4.43 of 5 stars 4.43  ·  rating details  ·  10,547 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Delving into the recesses of Kyo's past, volume 6 of "Fruits Basket" finds the Sohma trio returning home to find a mysterious man who has known Kyo for a long time waiting for them. Trust, loyalty, and the bonds of family and friendship are tested as Tohru must help Kyo deal with the "monsters" that he's been trying to avoid.
Library Binding, 200 pages
Published December 2004 by Tokyopop (first published August 18th 2000)
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Sarah Churchill
Well that was... weird. Things took a really strange turn, way different from the rest of the story so far, and it was GREAT! Loved it. Then everything just kind of went back to normal. This is such a strange series!
This was a strange, strange manga volume for me, friends.

As I mentioned way at the beginning of this increasingly terrifying adventure, I am addicted to the Fruits Basket television series.

And I had been working under the assumption that the books, to a certain extent, followed the plot of the show.

So you can imagine my confusion when volume six of a twenty-plus series suddenly starts following the plot of the final episode.

Because I would have thought they would have waited on that. Until the
3.5 stars

Another fun read, it was good getting to know more about Kyo and his past. His relationship with his sensai/adopted dad was really sweet and cute as well. I really wish Kyo would wake up to his feelings about Tohru though, it was so obvious he had a huge crush on her.



Toru is my favorite Mary Sue ever. She's perfect, loving, pretty, sees the good in everything, and everyone instantly loves her ---- she is indeed a Mary Sue. But I forgive her for it and accept it because she makes me so happeh.
Kat (Lost in Neverland)
Holy. Fricking. Fudgeballs.
Natsuki Takaya has a way of violently ripping your heart out and letting you almost bleed to death...and then kindly putting it back and helping you to your feet, like nothing ever happened.
Rain Misoa
Jun 12, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
Five stars... did you expect anything less? Especially in this volume? Man... this volume was very, very, VERY hard to get through. It was extremely sad... you wouldn't think it because of the cover but it's true! The cover is a bit misleading. (Don't get me wrong. I love Momiji! He's so adorable but with what happens within the volume... yeah... you'll be like, "How can something so horrible be inside something so cute!?") It's THAT depressing. Sure, it has a great ending... BUT THAT DOESN'T MA ...more
Sophia F
WARNING; SPOILERS, (Not itty-bitty ones, but BIG ones!)
As Kyou is in a horrible mood, (blamed on the rain), his beloved Shishou appeared to visit Kyou, (his master who trained him in the mountains etc.)
Shockingly, Shishou was talking to Kyou, (and was getting into a little bit of personal details), and Kyou transformed into an unbelievable beast, (with Tohru standing behind him.)
That whole scene kind of came out of nowhere, because although there were soft touches of hints every once in a while
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES!!!It's about a poor girl (Tohru) Gets taken in by the Sohma family. which the Sohma family has vengeful Chinese zodiac animal posses they Sohma family. ( they can be there selfs it's not like the spirits are controlling them) but every time they are touched by the opposite gender they turn into the zodiac animals. Shigure, turns into a dog (again they have control of their selves not the spirits) Kyo turn into a cat and something else but he keeps that a secret, and ...more
When this volume started out I thought, "Yes! This is what I want to learn about!!"
Then the rest of the volume happened.

I was so invested in finding out about Kyo's "true form" that I completely forgot that there was a whole second half of the volume that I still needed to read, but in all honesty it should've just ended at the part where Kyo decides on wanting to go back to Kazuma's to train.

In the beginning, Kazuma makes a surprise visit and he unleashes Kyo's "true form". When this happened
Kyou's surrogate father and martial arts instructor appears to reveal the secret behind Kyou's true form and the real curse of the Cat. And yes, I still cried while reading that scene. I'm a little sad the scene from the anime where Shigure tries to apologize to Tohru for putting her through all of this isn't duplicated in the manga, but hey, I think we might get that scene later, once Shigure's really screwed with people's lives....In the meantime, I love the strength of Tohru's acceptance of t ...more
The anime finished in the middle of vol. 6, really love how the manga just picks up as if there wasn't any difference between the manga and the anime. Happy that there's so much more to continue the story with ^•^
Apr 05, 2014 Kazza rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all Fruits Basket lovers
Shelves: manga
Re-reading Fruits Basket never gets boring. Of course, I might just be biased...

Well. Definitely an intense volume with Kyo's secret out. I love the relationship between Kyo and Master :)

Ahh, reading this again reminds me why I liked Yuki-Tohru at first... My feels are coming back! Ahhhhh!!!! And Tohru looks so adorable in that dress~

The only 'flaw' I can say is that I wish that Kyo and Tohru had a chat over the revelation... A lengthy one, not the brief one they had. It IS a pretty big issue fo
It is strange but I see this as an uplifting series, and it is overall, but I just realised that no-one really has a happy back story. Think about it, Yuki has obviously been tormented by Akito (more detail in later volumes), Kyo has his 'secret side', Shigure has his whole.... infatuation thing (again more detail in later volumes), Hatori has the blind in one eye and lost love thing, Momiji has his mother, Kisa the bullying, Hatsuharu has his love issue (which should be coming up shortly), Tohr ...more
Oh Me Gah the cuteness! Just so much cuteness!
Favorite thus far :')
Laura Graves
This is the volume I've been waiting for and I didn't think it would show up so soon. I've watched the anime so I already knew what was going to happen, but I was excited to get to it anyway. I imagine this will jump start the relationship between Kyo and Tohru. At least, I hope it will.

I was impressed with how this was handled. I think it's so easy to make manga silly to the point that the serious parts don't shine through. This one is nearly the opposite. There's plenty of comic relief, but I
If you are a fan of the Fruits Basket anime series and have watched all the episodes, this volume is were the final episode ends. This volume was crazy good!

Technically this is at the very end of the volume but I want to get to all the Kyo stuff so: Ayame is still trying to build a relationship with Yuki. Yuki decides to go to Ayame’s shop and he takes Tohru with him. They are in for some big surprises. There's not a big Oprah moment when everyone all of a sudden gets each other, but you can see
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Overall Rating: A to the cute power
Synopsis: Fruits Basket is a shōjo manga series created by Natsuki Takaya that follows the life of Tohru Honda. When the series begins, Tohru is living in a tent in the woods after being recently orphaned when her mother died in a car accident. Somehow, Tohru is able to remain optimistic despite all the shit she has had to go through.

While wandering through the forest she's living in, she runs across the house of the Sohma family. As it happens, Tohru goes to
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Jan 06, 2008 Annalisa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: manga-nistas, romantics, people who love a good drama
Shelves: manga
When I first started reading manga and graphic novels, I looked down on what I thought were the more "fluffy" romantic stories of shojo (girls') manga. I remember looking at a cover of Fruits Basket and thinking "I bet that's really silly." Now I have to eat my words--and I'm glad for it too! I can now understand why this series is "The number one selling shojo in America."

Fruits Basket is quite a complex story with well-developed characters, whose relationships run the gamut from outright h

another cute manga!!! i was very surprised at how fast the anime ended compared to the manga! this would have been the last book if the anime followed to the end of furuba!!! this volume is one of my favorites because it made me cry!! kyo is one of my favorite characters and it hurt me to see him like that!!! i'm so glad that throughout all the pain and sadness it ended happily! and it makes me laugh that throughout all the drama, shigure is always in a good mood!!! haha! i was thinking about th ...more

I watched the anime before I read the series, and I have to say, the manga is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
The anime wasn't shit, but it merely was too short a
Ah! I believe I'm almost heading into the unknown! *blinks* Though I can remember more things that've happened... so I've not reached where I was last quite yet.

Best volume so far. Best volume so far! There was so much Kyo... it was wonderful... Kyo's past is really something. There's not much else I can say, except most of this volume was really heart wrenching. Tohru and Kyo! *sniff* Kyo's so adorable as a child... or just, like, now. So many adorable smiles were in this. I'm trying to contain
The biggest story arc in this volume is the visit by Kyo's Master and his revealing Kyo's biggest secret to Tohru (his secret form) in hopes that Kyo will realize he's happy and healing at Shigure's home and can't run away to live with him. I really liked this part because it answered one question I had about Kyo's real form, and it showed a lot of vulnerability on Kyo's part. And his Master, too. Maybe I also learned that hey, you should be forward with your feelings about people, because you c ...more
Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
Takaya really balances the seriousness and the funny very well. A good chunk of this volume is serious…and then we see Ayame, who’s over the top. I liked the volume as a whole, and of the 6 I’ve reviewed so far, this one is my favorite. Even though Tohru is scared of Kyo’s true form, and is clearly nauseated by the smell, she still goes running after him, and still accepts him for who he is. It’s a good lesson in accepting people for who they really are, for what they’re like inside, and not to ...more
This volume was pretty exiting for me, especially with Kyo (view spoiler)! I really saw a lot of feelings that the characters had for each other in this volume! I can't wait to read volume 7! I did look on Amazon to see the price of the full set the other day....I was so surprised! $1,979.99!!! That was to buy the set of books new. Used: $425.99! Wow!

What can I say?

This was an emotional, yet funny, volume.

It feels like I got to know (ESPECIALLY) Kyou and Yuki much much much better.

Omg this!!

But I must say I love the innocent "love-triangle". I dont know whether I fanguuurl Tohru and Yuki or Tohru and Kyou most.
Quel régal ce sixième tome ! On découvre encore davantage le passé de nos protagonistes, surtout celui de Kyo, qui se révèle très lourd et difficile à porter, ce qui nous le rend très attachant.

La jeune Tohru a désormais sa place auprès des Soma, et il semble qu’il lui reste de nombreux autres mystères à découvrir.

Je me suis régalée avec ce tome, que j’ai trouvé encore mieux que les précédents. Le fantastique est toujours bien présent dans l’intrigue, mais dans ce tome une romance entre égalemen
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Natsuki Takaya (高屋 奈月 Takaya Natsuki, real name Naka Hatake) is the penname of a Japanese manga artist best-known for creating the series Fruits Basket. She was born on July 7, 1973; (Tanabata). Takaya is left-handed and once revealed that she wanted to be a mangaka since first grade, when her sister started drawing.

She was born in Shizuoka, Japan, but was raised in Tokyo, where she made her debu
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