Fruits Basket, Vol. 22 (Fruits Basket, #22)
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Fruits Basket, Vol. 22 (Fruits Basket #22)

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Kyô a décidé d'affronter en face ce qu'il a toujours fui. Il se rend alors chez son père mais ce dernier le somme de reconnaître que c'est bien par sa faute que sa mère s'est suicidée. Au bord de l'hystérie, le père de Kyô va révéler au jeune homme la vérité sur toute la situation. Kyô va-t-il réussir à encaisser le choc ? Pour le reste de la famille Soma, la malédiction s...more
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Published July 11th 2007 by Delcourt (first published January 1st 2007)
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Rain Misoa
Jul 05, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!! And people who have an open mind and heart. You're gonna need it.
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
Wow... just... wow. I don't know where to start. So many things happened in this volume... it's hard for me to just start from... anywhere. It was so difficult reading it. Things came together so nicely but at the same time... so painfully. I'm still not sure how I really feel about everything that happened with all the characters. Not that it was bad or anything. It was great... it's just... Akito really threw me into a whole new pit! I wasn't expecting him to... well, more on that later. I was...more
Ashley
Oh, my heart. It breaks.

Easily one of the most bittersweet volumes in the entire series. I bow before you, Takaya-sensei, even though you make me cry like a little baby.
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Following one of my least favorite volumes of Fruits Basket, we have Volume 22, which I think is my favorite volume.

Kyo begins the volume by confronting his father, who is a hateful person, like all the adults in this story. Kyo essentially tells his dad that he's going to live his life the way he wants to. Then Kyo confronts Akito, and she essentially sets him free. His curse isn't lifted at this point, but she tells him that she won't confine him and makes plans to destroy the cat's isolation...more
Katie
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Morning
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Caroline
There's a ton of resolution in this volume, and I'm curious to see what will really be accomplished in the final volume when it comes out with how much things felt wrapped up here. I was happy to see a lot more explanation into the history of the Sohma family's curse.
Deb Davis
This remains my absolute favorite manga. This is the next to the last book and absolutely slayed me. All the loose ends are getting tied, the reason for the curse is revealed, and I cried.
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)
HOLY SHIT.

I'm so fucking happy right now, it's...holy cheese.

This series....this series, man. This is the best manga series ever. I swear to god.
Carina
I love this volume, I really really do. Kyo has finally got his act together which I am so happy about, and the curse is finally broken.

I like that, in the end, Akito chooses to break the curse for the remaining members of the zodiac - that she apologies to them and that we get to see all of their reactions. I love Ayames with Mine, and Rin and Hatsuharus together. I think Akito has the worlds best timing though - look how well it works out for Kyo and Tohru, and Yuki and Machi.

The tale of how...more
Laura Ashlee
Kyo is standing up for himself! Yay! So, I'm not sure why exactly Kyo was puking in this volume, but I have a theory about it having to do with the curse breaking. This theory was never confirmed, but I'm sticking to it!

Arisa visits Kureno and cuteness ensues. Hanajima has been spending a lot of time with Shishou and it's freaking Kyo out. What's freaking me out are the age differences by some of the people in this series. I mean, Shishou isn't young and Hanajimi hasn't even graduated from high...more
Amanda
Apr 14, 2009 Amanda is currently reading it
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Natsuki Takaya shows a side of Akito that no one has ever seen before: kind and forgiving. As the curse unravels its bond, the last few cursed zodiac members are freed. Kyo's true feeling comes flooding out, after calling himself "disillusioned", leaving Tohru to run away, crossing paths with Akito, and ended up at the bottom of a cliff that has collapsed underneath her, leaving her in the hospital with a concussion. Although that happened in the last book, #21 is very essential for this book. H...more
Jen
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Danielle
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Elise
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Tohru is still in the hospital, and the best friends are refusing to allow Kyo to see her. They challenge him with a "Isn't there something you should be doing?" and he realizes that, in fact, there is. So he sets off to do just that.

I will say, for a series that originally revolved around the Zodiac animals, we haven't actually seen any of them take their animal form in quite a while now. And even more, Tohru and Rin seemed s...more
Mazmi
I picked this volume up yesterday after finishing the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe just so I could read a chapter before bed but what was suppose to be one chapter led to many more and ended up with me putting off going to sleep just to read one more chapter before reading to the end. This volume is great and just like the one before is hard to review without giving away what goes on inside it without ruining it for someone. I liked how this volume played out and what happens within the pages...more
Cornerofmadness
This is only one book from the end so there’s very little I can say in way of review that wouldn’t be spoilery for major things. Most importantly, Kyo goes to see his birth father to confront him at last. Needless to say this isn’t pretty.

Then we get more of Tohru’s friends being uncharacteristically cruel to Kyo and frankly, to Tohru. I get that they’re mad that they think he rejected her but by not letting him in to see her the whole time she’s in the hospital would only reinforce this so I’m...more
Bethany
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Lucia
*spoilers*

5+++++++ stars

Amazing. My favorite volume to date. I cried and sobbed both tears of anguish and joy. So much happened that was significant, a new start for Kureno and Arisa, the super sweet embrace Ayame gave Mine when he realized his curse was gone, Kyo visiting his dad.... But it was all over shadowed by the sweetest, purest and most beautiful romance between Kyo and Tohru!!!!!! I loved when he chased her down and confessed his love but when they hugged and he didn't transform, holy...more
Shona Betts
The ending to it was so sad, yet beautiful (or it could just have been me getting too much into it). If you thought saying goodbye was hard enough, prepared to be moved by the end of this book. Definitely worth reading.

Joy
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Kate
I finally got around to ordering this copy online and it came in the mail earlier this week. As I read through it, I couldn't stop bawling. Why does this series make me cry? It's been a couple of years since I first read these chapters when they first came out in Japan, but they still have such a powerful impact on me. By these closing chapters in the story, you know these characters so well, you love them so much. Even with all the other manga I've read and continue to read, this story still ho...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Aww, so many good moments. Can't believe there's one more volume left. Wonder what will happen? Onto the last volume of Fruits Basket.
Rach
Oct 21, 2010 Rach rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga, 2010
This is just what an ending should be: the origins of the Sohma curse are revealed, the curse is broken, everyone couples up and finds love, happily ever after, the end. Tohru and Kyo hug! And the members of the Zodiac are released not by chance, but because Akito chooses freedom for both herself and her family. With Tohru's help, she has discovered it is better to be loved by choice than obeyed out of fear. The moments of release, when each member felt themselves be let go, were especially touc...more
Danyka
I'd watched and liked the anime version when I was still a kid.

And, I got no plans for reading it's manga.
Erin
My god... this volume. This is the perfect volume for everything that has happened up to this point!
Andrea Moreno
OMG .... la recta final... no no quiero q acabe ... T_T ....
*Queen Diva*
So I thought I'd be able to get through this volume without crying....

and then I turned to page 132 and seriously lost it. I actually had to put the book down so I could sob. Haha...and once again, it was happy crying!! And I happy cried (aka sobbed hysterically) through the rest of the book after that.

This is how attached I am to these characters and this series. Natsuki Takaya is a very talented author to be able to create characters readers get so attached to.

I can't believe there is only one...more
earthy
GYAH. So incredibly heartbreaking. And so very in need of an epilogue (what do you mean, I have to wait till July??). But in many ways, very good. I find Akito's "reformation" a bit abrupt, and the way the curse is dealt with seems a bit anticlimactic after everything everyone's been through...but it also sort of makes sense. I loved seeing the montage of everyone's reactions in the end, and I'll love seeing how everything wraps up in the last volume.

Also YAY for all the pairings working out, ev...more
Killedbydrapery
As a second to last book in the series, everything could have tied up pretty nicely with the series ending in this one. The story between Kyo and Tohru is really endearing, though I think sometimes it's a little unbelieveable that Kyo told her his secret and she automatically accepted it and moved on. I think if I were in the same situation, it would have taken me at least a bit longer to process what he had told me. Then again, when your boyfriend's a cat, I guess it's easy to accept things as...more
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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...more
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