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Fruits Basket, Vol. 16 (Fruits Basket #16)

4.47  ·  Rating Details  ·  10,284 Ratings  ·  131 Reviews
The world's best shojo manga opens a new chapter in the Sohma family's story.

Tragedy continues to smother the Sohma family. It seems to be spreading to those connected to the Sohmas. Kyo has met Tohru's mother in the past. His memory involves Tohru's birth. Is she ready to hear the truth about her mother and father? Meanwhile, Yuki declares his independence from the action
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by Tokyopop (first published January 1st 2004)
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Rain Misoa
Jun 20, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!! And anyone who loves seeing Mommy and Daddy together~
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
*Gets a spork, goes to the Corner of Woe, and begins hacking away* (Don't try this at home, kids!) My God! What a depressing volume! I was emo throughout most of it... IF NOT ALL!!! This book centers around Kyoko and let me tell you, it's going to make you want to sit down in front of the TV screen watching mediocre shows with a big bucket of ice cream, cookies, and donuts on top! It's just THAT depressing. Not to mention, once you get pass Kyoko's story, you get the sadness from Machi's story. ...more
May 18, 2016 Kailey rated it it was amazing
I'm crying forever! Crying, weeping, brokenhearted, grieving, crying... this book slaughtered my emotions from several different directions, and I went through half a box of tissues.

This volume tells the story of how Tohru's parents met and fell in love, and how her father died. Kyoko, Tohru's mother, went through intense grief when Tohru's father died, and the only thing that saved her from despair was her little girl Tohru.
I'm crying forever.

Kyo wrestles with his feelings for Tohru, and has a
May 14, 2010 Lesley rated it it was amazing
;_; ;_; Wow, I bawled my eyes out on this one (which reminds me of the time I saw that misspelled online as "balled her eyes out," which just about made me die laughing, heh heh). Heh heh. Heh.

Well, after killing the mood of the review here with that little memory - seriously, back to business here. I read through probably half of this before I realized that yes, I had read this volume before, but I think I'm getting close to wherever it was I left off when I ran out of printed volumes last time
Oct 13, 2015 Becky rated it really liked it
Well that was horrific.
Jan 15, 2008 Lina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Furuba fans
Shelves: manga
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Jun 29, 2015 Raine rated it really liked it
I can't stop crying
Mar 19, 2014 Kazza rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all Fruits Basket lovers
Ah, Fruits Basket. My first manga and love.

I recently re-read this because I finally went out and bought the rest of the manga since I heard about the mega manga sale going on in my country. It's been so long since I read it, that I read this volume like it was my first time reading because I had forgotten some of the plot points.

This volume contains some (somewhat) important points: we see that Kyo had met Kyoko before, and it's implied that (view spoiler)
Miss Ryoko
Sep 02, 2009 Miss Ryoko rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
OMG SOB FACTORY!!!!! Most of this volume is dedicated to Tohru's parents, Kyoko and Katsuya - how they met and they're life together. I was a complete mess!! Katsuya is sooo handsome!!! But, that wasn't why I was a mess.

I love the way Kakeru and Yuki interact with each other! Hilarious! Kakeru sure is a fun character!

Of course, it ended with me seething at Akito, but once again, Ayame saved the day and had me laughing in hysterics! I really love Ayame beyond all reason!!
Kyoko's story. Heartbreaking, even if I'm a little uneasy about the age she was when all of it was going on...

And I adore Kyo-Tohru interactions. Their relationship is the best thing I ever encountered.

Also, I love the change Yuki is going through. As he is no longer a romantic rival, I find I am rooting for him like crazy.

Great volume!
Jan 05, 2014 Carina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally we get an answer to the question Hana-jima asked back when they visted Kyoko's grave - Kyo had met her before, and apparently often enough to be told how she met Katsuya.

It is a lovely story and a great opening to this volume, it is interesting to see how Katsuya did Kyoko what Tohru is doing for so many members of the Sohma family - it obviously runs in the family! Also - baby Tohru is the cutest drawing ever!

The mini-story about the council meet-up paves the way nicely for some Machi
Apr 30, 2016 Julianna rated it it was amazing
I did not read the fine print before reading this manga....

I WAS IN LITERAL TEARS READING CHAPTER 92. I sobbed so hard that I couldn't breathe and my nose was running.

Kyoko and Katsuya are my loves (aka. tohru's parents). I hate that we don't get to see tohru now with her parents.

katsuya and kyoko's story is so beautiful and sad. and katsuya is the kindest person ever. he loved kyoko when no else did. & then the family picture of katsuya, kyoko and tohru literally fucked me up. All dams b
Dec 08, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
My tears have been flowing more freely.
Sep 07, 2010 Bhumi rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
This was overall an okay book. It felt like a lot of background information and not a lot of progress to the plot.

The reader learns about Tohru's parents. Tohru's mom, Kyoko, deals with a bad family life and is falling apart at the seams when she meets a student teacher who identifies with her loneliness. While neither of them are perfect, they each allow the other to open up and love.

It was interesting to note that Kyo actually met Tohru's mom. I wonder how/if that will affect the next few ins
Jun 19, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
What started out as a slightly odd relationship, bordering on pedophilia, quickly developed into one of my favourite couples in this series. Natsuki Takaya really knows how to wrench your heart strings. Kyo remembers listening to Kyoko tell him about her life story (yep, he knew her). The perfect mom wasn't always like that. We got to see how she changed from being a bad-ass gang member to a mother with a severe daughter complex. The impetus for that change was none other than her future husband ...more
Apr 02, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
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Sep 11, 2008 Nick rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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
Jul 11, 2014 Jessica-Robyn rated it really liked it
So many characters! It's strange seeing almost all of them in the same place all involved in different stories. For a cast this big I'm constantly surprised by how connected I feel to each of the characters. Over only sixteen volumes I feel like I already know so much, but love constantly learning more and more.

This volume has a number of different story lines handling a bunch of different characters, all of which had something really interesting happening. We start off by learning about the his
Nov 07, 2013 Elise rated it it was ok
2.5 / 5 star rating

This review is also posted at http://readingnookandcranny.blogspot....

While introduced by the fact that Kyo met Tohru's mother when he was younger, the first half of this volume revolves not around Kyo and Tohru's mom, but about how her parents met through the early years of her life, up until her mother met Kyo. And while it is a cute story, it is also kind of creepy how much older than her mother her father was and how they met in the first place and just how their entire re
Jan 07, 2008 Megan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who likes shojo manga
This particular Fruits Basket book is mainly about the main character's parents, Kyoko and Katsuya. The plot is quite simple and is like any other Fruits Basket book. Its about how Tohru (the main character) is going to break the secret Sohma family curse, using knowledge that she learns as the series goes on. It tells the tale about how the two parents met under such interesting and complicated circumstances, and their backgrounds which the reader later finds out that it is actually connected t ...more
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Feb 03, 2011 Alison (AlisonCanRead) rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
The character story for Volume 16 is Kyoko, Tohru's mother. We already know a little bit about her from an earlier volume. She was pretty wild as a teenager - in a gang where she beat up people and got beat up. Her parents hated her and she hated herself. All this changed when she met Katsuya Honda, a student teacher at her school. He restrained himself from getting involved with her while he was working at the school, but there was obviously an attraction. He was the only reason she went to sch ...more
Dec 20, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: type-manga
I was so excited to see how Kyoko met Tohru's father. It was a really great story. It was so sad when he died. It's one of the saddest moments in the series so far.

Things are progressing slowly with Machi and Yuki. It's obvious they think about each other a lot. I can't wait for more of them. I think they would be cute. They both need to be needed, and they could be that for each other.

Yuki decides to go to the main house for New Year's Eve and spends some time with Akito. He's finally coping wi
May 22, 2015 Dani rated it it was amazing
Love, loved, loved this volume! There is this great balance between Tohru, Kyo and Yuki in the story plot that works so well while also giving us totally new backstory. And I love how the story is really just backstory in this manga and is constantly worked to bring us different perspectives on life.

I loved how Katsuya and Kyoko echo and reflect Tohru and Kyo's relationship. They are their own people but they add to the theme of people loving others because of how they can help and be a place of
Romi (likes books)
Meeting Tohru's parents (and knowing what happens in that region) was wonderful and devastating. I adored her father (although would possibly question the fact he fell for her when she was in middle school?) and the way we got into both characters uniquely. It was brilliant and horrible, all at once. And Matchi. She's got me so interested. It's awesome.
Elizabeth Aguilar
Jul 27, 2014 Elizabeth Aguilar rated it really liked it
Fruits Basket does things to me that it shouldn't. I connect in some way to every character. Their every struggle is my own. Half this series, I've spent crying. The other smiling and warming my heart with the stuff that makes them smile. So close to the end but I don't want to be. It's so amazing.

My only complain throughout is Tohru. She's cute and nice and whatnot. I just can't see how she could have such an impact on everyone around her. It's not even that she isn't smart. Her intelligence is
Feb 14, 2012 B.B. rated it really liked it
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Maritza Arteaga
I especially like the very few kissing scenes in this one and other volumes. Not because of the romance aspect (though I also enjoy it) but because Natsuki knows how to draw scenes with emotion very well. Those are always my favorite.
Jan 20, 2009 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
Fruits Basket (フルーツバスケット, Furūtsu Basuketto?), sometimes abbreviated Furuba (フルバ, Furuba?), is a Japanese manga series by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1999 to 2006. The series was also adapted into a 26-episode anime series, directed by Akitaro Daichi. The series tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that thirteen members of the Sohma family are ...more
Jun 02, 2012 Miranda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
This would have to be one of my favorite volumes. You actually get a peek into what Kyoko and Tohru's dad (forgot his name ^.^') were like and how they met. I especially loved meeting her dad because throughout the previous volumes, you don't learn much about him.

I absolutely loved being able to see how Kyoko changed after meeting Tohru's dad and just seeing how much in love they were with each other. This volume was a very touching one to me because it goes to tell you about Tohru's dad's death
Jun 21, 2016 Dexter rated it it was amazing
I cried. The story of Kyoko was beautiful. And awful. I cried.

I really enjoyed the story of Machi and Yuki, and hope to see more of that.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Mar 25, 2014 Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) rated it it was amazing
Especially on how Tohru's parents met and Tohru's mom childhood. And how one of the Souhma's had met Tohru's mom. Who?
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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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“Just tell me what's so irritating."(katsu)
That's none of your damn business!"(kyok)
Maybe not. But I'm curious."(katsu)
It's EVERYTHING you prick! God, you're annoying! It's everything,okay?! EVERYTHING PISSES ME OFF! Them! And them! And them! And YOU! Everyone and everything!I HATE YOUR GODDAMN GUTS! You just...You all treat people like garbage. But you're all just as bad!QUIT TRYING TO ACT LIKE YOU'RE ALL FRIGGIN' PERFECT! Leave me alone. I wish everyone would just...go. Get out of my life. I'd be better off with YOU DEAD! DIE! DIE! GO TO HELL! YOU DISAPPEAR! YOU FALL APART!"(kyok)
Really? I think you WANT them to care. You want them to look at you, don't you? All those people. You want them to need you. You want listen to you. To understand somehow. You want them to accept you. I think.... you want them to love you.You know something? I'm like that, too."(katsu)
... Wh-why? Why did I....turn this?"(kyok)
You're asking me?"(katsu)
That's what..That's what I wanna know. Why? Why...did I..?!"(kyok)
Where did she go wrong? What was her mistake? "I'm miserable. I feel so alone!"(kyok)
-Katsuya and Kyoko Honda”
“Human beings are strange creatures. As people come across one another they produce various outcomes. Good things, sometimes. And other times, bad.” 49 likes
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