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Fruits Basket, Tome 5 (Fruits Basket #5)

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A l'initiative de Shiguré, Tohru a passé une semaine de vacances de printemps très agréable dans une des résidences secondaires de la famille Sôma, en compagnie de Yuki, Kyô et tous les autres. A la fin des vacances, un jour de pluie, Hatsuharu apparaît soudain, un gros paquet sous le bras... Que porte-t-il si précautionneusement ?
Paperback, 190 pages
Published May 23rd 2003 by Delcourt (first published April 19th 2000)
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Jubilation Lee
Okay girls and boys, here’s the thing.

Sometimes, I know, we can get really invested in certain people.

They might be celebrities, musicians, or just kids we go to school with.

And even though they might not have any idea who we are, we can become totally obsessed with their every move.

We might imagine ourselves hanging out with them! Form fan clubs! Follow them around! Take photos of them when they’re not watching! Refer to them as “beloved”! Create elaborate rule systems that dictate how others
Sarah Churchill
This one felt a little like 'filler' story-wise, but it was nice to see Tohru being something other than super-sickly-positive all of the time. I do love that about her, but a little weakness made her feel a bit more realistic. Otherwise I'm not sure anything actually happened in this volume. Good job I have the next one waiting for me ;)
Another fun, light-hearted read.
Even though there's not usually much of a storyline in Fruits Basket, I still find the series really enjoyable. The only thing that bugs me is that the dialogue can be quite weird at times.
I loved Tohru, Kiyo, Kisa, and Momiji's characters — they were all so cute. Kiyo was as adorably moody as ever. It was sweet how worried he was about Tohru when she got a cold, and I loved that he cooked for her and made sure she was resting. I really want them to get together,
Mary ♥
Jan 30, 2016 Mary ♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5/5 stars

I love this manga. It makes me laugh, it makes me sob, it makes me smile, it gives me the feels and overall, it warms my heart up even in the darkest days. Plus, this is probably my favorite of the manga series till now for many reasons. First of all, my favorite character (Hatori) is psychoanalyzed a lot in this.

Second, a character that means a lot to me appears. This is Kisa, the girl who is bullied and has stopped talking due to her depression. Believe me, I know exactly how this fee
Jul 02, 2015 Cath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Amazing as always. *sigh*
Sep 04, 2016 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one. It was much sadder than the rest. I think the reason why Tohru has become so depressed over not doing well in school is not because she's being overdramatic, but because she has set her expectations so high. She promised her mom who has since passed away that she'd graduate and now feels like a failure.
Sophia F
Feb 08, 2014 Sophia F rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, humor
ELLOHAAAAAY!!! (Pig Latin, for: HELLOOO!)
Fruits Basket: One of the best manga series, but with extremely stalkerish people.
Yuki I can expect be kidnapped and trapped in a basement once all of his fangirls from school realize he's not immortal and can get close enough to take him away. (Btw, if everyone thinks Yuki looks so much like a girl, why is everyone 'falling' for him...?)
I don't think Yuki looks THAT much like a girl, only if you look really hard into your imagination, and his brother Aya
Jul 16, 2014 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I love how the narrator gets increasingly snarky.
"I'm sure they're just fine!" ("They're not fine.")
"STOP MANIPULATING HER!" ("Now they're being manipulated.")
So much sass from you right now.
Rain Misoa
Jun 12, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
So... I fangirled over this volume as well. Why? Well, it's Furuba, duh! No, seriously, this was another great one! I enjoyed this story as much as I did the previous four volumes. You see more of HATORI!!!, Ayame, Shigure, HARU!!!, Tohru, Yuki, KYO!!!, and a new character! *Squees* Of course, there's more background story revealed and just a whole bunch of craziness that makes it all the more enjoyable to read. What I love about this volume the most is getting to meet Kisa and, for me anyway, r ...more
I think there's a point in the series where it starts to begin this slump. It started off at a high peak but now it is slowly digressing into something less that what it started off as. I really hope that made sense to someone...

So we're off on another comical/dramatic adventure of the Sohma family when Haru brings home a sad and quiet Kisa. Naturally, Tohru is excited to meet this new Zodiac member, however I'm starting to feel a sense of "recycled plot" going on here. It is nice to learn about
Oct 03, 2015 Emma rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This reminds of listening to a young kid playing house and the odd, stilted dialogue they make up as they play.
May 14, 2016 Kailey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume begins with everyone vacationing at the lake. I'm not really sure what purpose the lake has in the plot, but our characters resolve some personal issues and we see the Mabudachi Trio supporting one another and offering advice.

Once again, Ayame is trying to bond with his younger brother, without any success because Ayame is a self-centered idiot. But he's so funny that I like him anyway!

I DO get tired of Tohru apologizing to everyone all the time. Why does she always assume that every
Apr 28, 2015 Colleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(view spoiler) ...more
Oct 01, 2015 Nikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nikki by: Sam aka Kagome
Shelves: ongoing-series, 2015
The Prince Yuki fanclub freaks me out. Whether be it in the manga or the anime, they're just so hell bent to love him and at the same time keep him away from like, anyone with ovaries that it's crazy. Ladies, please calm down and get a normal hobby.

But anyways, WE MEET KISA THIS VOLUME. Possibly even more adorable than Tohru, when we first meet her she's in tiger form. And unfortunately bites Tohru because she's been teased at school so much she's just a ball of shame and anger. Not to worry tho
Chelsea (Cat Litterary)
Jul 25, 2016 Chelsea (Cat Litterary) rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens, young adults, ya
Once again, another volume of Fruits Basket brings us an adorably hilarious set of stories with a bit of drama mixed in. You know how I said I'd like to see more Hatori? Well, guess what? Hatori joins our four regulars on a trip to the Sohma vacation home! It's not all fun and games though. Ayame stops by with photos from Kana's (Hatori's former lover) wedding and Hatori has to decide whether or not he wants to look at them. It sucks to see him so sad, but he's also happy for her - happy that sh ...more
Dec 05, 2010 Bradley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It would seem the author and I have the same tastes in video games. Hilarious. Great drama throughout this tale. =)

Reread review.. This book is in great condition and still had the magnetic strip inside. Were these books even read by the original owner?
Apr 21, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the reasons I love Fruits Basket is because I learn something every time I read it. In volume 5, we learn, "We don't have to let our fears stop us. What's important is that we try to rise above our weakness."

Everyone is starting to mature in this one. We meet Kisa, who is adorable. We watch the trio of older guys help each other through a lost love. And we see Tohru's friends start to come to terms with their jealousy over her friendship with the Sohmas. There's so much good stuff in thi
Jan 02, 2014 Carina rated it it was amazing
This is a really cute volume, mostly thanks to the introduction of Kisa!!!She is so cute!! I defy anyone not to think of her as the cutest of the zodiac bunch - both her tiger form and her normal form are just cute - and the way Tohru reacts to her!!!! So sweet.

Okay, got that out of the way now. This volume is dedicated to character development - Shigure, Ayame, Hatori, Yuki and Hanajima all get a nice dose, but I think the best is that of Kyo. That said I do really enjoy Hanajimas story (but th
Sep 05, 2016 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has one of my favorite characters introduced in it: Kisa!! After a pretty nice vacation after a summer home, the trio comes back to find out that Haru went looking for one of their cousin's in the rain when they see him. This is how Tohru meets Kisa, in tiger form. Kisa has been bullied and teased by her peers so she tried to run away from her problem rather than face them. Kisa is scared and bits a couple people, including Tohru(she totally freaks out in her adorable way of course).
I thin
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This manga graphic novel is part of a series targeted toward teen (13+) girls, incorporating aspects of romance. The story centers around Tohru Honda, who resides with the Sohma family since the death of her mother. The family has a secret curse; however, and are possessed by animal spirits of the Chinese Zodiac (i.e. the dog, the boar, etc.). Characters are presented in the beginning (or back) of the book with a picture, description of their personality, and their corresponding Zodiac a
Dec 20, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: type-manga
Since I've already watched the anime, I already know the stories in this volume, but that's okay. I don't want to miss any extra stuff that might be in the manga.

Let me just say how much I love this manga. I know I haven't reviewed any of it on here yet, so I haven't gushed about how much I love all the characters. Tohru is so sweet and adorable. She's the first girl in manga I've truly liked. I expect I'll breeze right through this series, that is, if people stop checking it out at the library
I really wish Ayame would just stay out of the picture. I can't stand the guy.

Introducing Kisa-chan... I completely forgot about her! She's even more adorable than I remembered. It's sort of strange, reading them now I'm older--I understand her more now (obviously that's not because I have a character who's selectively mute... obviously not) and I can really feel sadness about her situation, and even Yuki's. I've found myself starting to like Yuki a lot more in this volume, for several reasons--
Feb 07, 2012 Rebecca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Volume 5 starts out with a trip to the Sohma lake house. I liked seeing the interaction between the older three Sohma’s. I don’t think I realized how close of friends Shigure, Hatori, and Ayame are. I know that it seemed that Shigure planed the lake house trip to be mean to his editor, but I think he and Ayame just wanted to get Hatori some time away. The woman he loved had just gotten married.

I really liked Kisa. She is a new Sohma, who is the youngest one to be introduced so far. She has been
Jan 20, 2009 Sabrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Favourite Character: Hatori

For Golden Week, Shigure and Hatori take the household to a Sohma summer house in the mountains. Thinking Kyo and Yuki's preoccupation since visiting her mother's grave is somehow her fault, Tohru apologizes to them, just before they all fall off a path; in the ensuing bickering, she laughs to see them back to normal. Ayame visits the summer house, and offers to show Hatori the wedding photos of his former fiancee, Kana, but Hatori declines, saying he is past her. Back
Sep 11, 2008 Nick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Alisha B
Jan 11, 2010 Alisha B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book we are introduced to Kisa Sohma, who is the tiger. She enters the story when Tohru and Yuki are walking home and come across a drenched Haru carrying something in a blanket. The bundle turns out to be a baby tiger, Kisa in animal form, and Tohru squeals “What a cute kitty!” in delight. The “cute kitty” shows her how much she wants to be around people by chomping down on Tohru’s hand. As it turns out, Kisa has run away from the Sohma house because she’s being made fun of at school. S ...more
Jul 17, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 31, 2013 Courtney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves shojo manga.
Shelves: favorites, manga
Another good example of why I love this series.

The characters are interesting and well-rounded. Each of them have a complex (and sometimes very touching) back story that makes the reader start to care about them and become so involved in their lives. The only character that I find it hard to identify with, so far, is Kagura. While I like her character as the sort of comic relief of the stories, I have yet to understand her role in the bigger picture of the story rather than to harass Kyo. I thi
Jun 10, 2013 Katia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Selon moi ce tome-ci se démarque des précédents ; j’ai trouvé qu’il mettait en avant la famille Soma (Tohru se fait un peu plus discrète) et avec eux la part fantastique de cette série.

J’ai particulièrement apprécié se tome pour sa singularité justement. Je ne sais pas si c’est parce que ma lecture du tome 4 remonte à quelques semaines, mais j’ai vraiment adoré retrouver les personnages et leur malédiction.

Si j’ai dit que Tohru se faisait un peu plus discrète, elle n’en reste pas moins présente,
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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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If everything you say gets laughed at...

then you become afraid of everyone...

and are no longer able to speak...

even knowing all
that does is bother everyone...

Your heart...

....shuts down...

And your words die....
“Shigure:"A summer home like this by the lake, you half expect JASON to show up!"
Yuki: "There he goes again..."
Kyo: (Thinking to himself) Jieison...Jaysun? Now where have I heard that before?
Shigure: "'Jason' is a new species of bear. You're so ignorant, Kyo-Kun."
Hatori:"That's not it..."
Tohru:"Is it a foreign kind of bear?"
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