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Fruits Basket, Volume 21 (Fruits Basket #21)

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  7,454 ratings  ·  106 reviews
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Paperback, 204 pages
Published November 11th 2008 by TokyoPop (first published September 19th 2006)
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Rain Misoa
Jul 04, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!! And anyone who believes mistakes are not the end.
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
Yes! Epic! Epic! This volume was smexy! Dude, I was nearly shitting pickles there for a moment because the last volume ended on a very sad note. It was so sad I tasted emo in my mouth. [[Enter Flashback!]]*In the Corner of Woe cutting herself with a Spork whilst blubbering her eyes out*[[End Flashback!]] Yeah... it was not pretty. But this one! Dude, this one was so much better. Mind you, there were still a lot of parts that makes you want to run into traffic but it was necessary to get the good ...more
Laura Graves
We start back where we left off, which is unusual for this manga. Kyo finishes his story about his childhood friendship with Tohru's mother. He tells more about her death and how he couldn't deal with the grief. He admits he moved on by blaming everything on Yuki. It's unclear to me whether Yuki overhears this or not. He sees them talking, but I could never decide if he could hear them. After he's done with his story, Tohru tells him she loves him. Being Kyo, he says the wrong thing and she runs ...more
Courtney
A great, quick read. This is the first manga series I have ever read (thanks to an NPR review of Comicon), and I have been so charmed with the whole experience. I love shojo for its complexity and for the overwhelming number of characters and character relationships. I have also decided I am partial to a particular manga drawing style. I have no idea what you would call that, but I like clean lines as opposed to sketchy action stills.

FB 21 was paced quickly and really pushed to move Kyo + Honda-
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earthy
AWESOME confrontation between Yuki and Kyou, and of course the Akito/Tohru interaction is heartbreaking. You get a sense of Akito being a really human being, which is a nice way of rounding out her character (though it comes a little late, given how totally evil she's been throughout the series).

I love Kyou x Tohru, but their relationship is so focused on emo now that it's lost a lot of what made it so strong (the way their personalities clashed and complimented each other is seriously toned dow
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Kazza
Jun 16, 2014 Kazza rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all Fruits Basket lovers
Shelves: manga
This is one heck of a volume. Ahhhh.

(view spoiler) Excuse me while I go fangirl.

Perhaps one thing I'll nitpick is the fact that Martyr Tohru makes her appearance again in this volume. I mean yes, there are people like her out there, but her treatment towards Akito in this volume... Maybe I'm a far more flawed hum
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Jen
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Abby
WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS TOPICS THAT ARE SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ UP TO THIS VOLUME, THEN YOU MOST LIKELY SHOULDN'T READ THIS REVIEW, but hey, I won't stop you if you want to read it.

Just remember, you have been properly warned.

In all caps, I might add.

It's official. I love Akito. I don't care what anyone else thinks, Akito's story just really got to me more than any other characters story. Momiji came in second, if anyone was wondering.

I blame Akito's parents for the problems Akito
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Cornerofmadness
This is close to the end of the series. It’s a ‘big stuff’ happens in it so the review will be short not to spoil things. Let’s call it the volume of changing relationships. Yuki is finally realizing that he feels something for Machi and needs to tell her. Tohru and Kyo’s relationship comes to a head and well naturally blows up.

On the non-love side, Kyo and Yuki’s relationship changes as they explore their animosity. Kyo admits to unfairly blaming Yuki for his failure to save Tohru’s mother and
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B.B.
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Bonnie
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Carina
Kyo, Kyo, Kyo.... I get that you have had to keep your secret in for a couple of years at this point - but your timing sucks... I mean, I don't think you could have hurt Tohru more even if you tried!

The series makes a good effort at trying to redeem Akito, and certainly she is pitiable enough in this volume, but I do think she has just gone too far for her to be properly forgiven. I do like that Momiji, Tohru and Kureno manage to do it.

The Machi/Yuki stuff at the end is very sweet, with her reme
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Elise
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Tohru and Kyo finish their heart to heart. I still find it highly coincidental that Kyo met her when she was little and that he was there at the time of her mother's death. Especially since he seems to be carrying the guilt of that day with him all the time and it weighs heavily on his heart. We even find out how it changed the course of his life and set things in motion that we were led to believe were something else. If all
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Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Oh the angst! This volumes begins with Kyo expounding on his feelings regarding Kyoko's death. He's convinced that Tohru's mother hates him and can't forgive himself. It is for that reason that he disappeared into the mountains with Shisou in the months before he met Tohru. There's some great pages with Tohru tearfully declaring that she doesn't care and that she still loves Kyo. Kyo, ever Mr. Tactful, ends the discussion with "I'm disillusioned."

Then the soap opera gets deeper. Akito, soon afte
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Yu Qian
This comic book Fruit Basket by Natsuki Takaya. Tohru Honda is the main character of this story. She is gthe only outside person who knows the sercet about the Sohma. The Sohma family is the curse family. Each member of the family is possessed by a chinese zodiac and when they are weak or hugged by there oppsite sex then they will turn into their own zodiac. All the sohma are loney and don't have friends they don't tust anyone...
Tohru change in and change there hearts they now are really frien
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Sabrina
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
Gwen
OMG!I mean it litterally!This volume of Fruits Basket is full of shocking stuff,and also some emotional griefs at the beginning.I try not to cry *sniffles*.But i can't!Let's just say that Fruits Basket is the most awesome & romantic manga you will ever see!The fact that something seriously big happens in this manga that will change Kyo & Torhu's relationship makes it even more emotional.Also there are very few jokes on this one that will make you laugh.And there is also Yuki & Machi' ...more
Crystal
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Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Wow was there so much happening between Kyo and Tohru. Good character development. What will happen now? Good volume.
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
Second time that I cried during Fruits Basket
My exact reaction while reading:
*HISTERICAL LAUGHTER*
*HISTERICAL SOBS*
Jade
Loved it!! If you like comics, drama, the anime style of drawing or all of the above, this book is for you!
Sarah
Maybe my own interests have shifted, but I found this volume a dull read. I won't be finishing the series.
Adalira Morningstar
Ugh Jesus, I think I just got diabetes. Yuki and FEMALE CHARACTER NUMBER 3 are so weird and sweet and she still literally exists solely to allow Yuki to be quietly paired off and shuffled off to the side.

WHERE THE FUCK DID THAT CLIFF COME FROM? Literally, it just appeared out of nowhere. Imagine a world where cliffs just fucking appeared everytime you needed some character development. That'd be horrifying.

GODDAMN IT I STILL HATE AKITO. Oh you were lonely? Welp that's good enough for me, let's
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Dani
Love it this is the first manga that i read and i love it!!
Danielle
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Rach
I'm about 72% certain I read this volume of Fruits Basket when it first came out at the end of 2008, but since it had been nearly 2 years, I decided I should probably re-read it before starting volumes 22 and 23. And I'm glad I did - it was a good refresher for what was happening in the story line, and the climactic set up for the resolution of the series. I love Tohru, of course, and though she was hurt, I knew it wouldn't be serious. The fight between Kyo and Yuki had been building for years, ...more
Katie
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Sara
Wow, that was amazing.
The climax of the whole Tohru-Kyo relationship. I can't believe the things he revealed, but Tohru forgave him anyway and he- did that!
I was so sad and then with Akito, (view spoiler). I don't want to say anymore on the subject because it has so many spoilers and I hate hiding a review just because I spilled some secrets.
Though in the end I was happy for Yuki, it felt wrong. That happy-e
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Manda
Another fantastic volume from the Fruits Basket manga as this series draws to a close *sad face*. It's hard to review this without giving away what goes on in the volume so I'm just going to stick with what is on the back of the cover.
Tohru tells Kyo how she feels about him but you'll have to read it to find out how he reacts. He reveals exactly why he disappeared for so long and by George, it's an engrossing read. The things that have happened in this volume make me wonder exactly how it's all
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Lara
Kyo finishes telling Tohru his story about her mother, and then acts like a jerk and walks away when Tohru says she forgives him. Ohhhh, Kyo, you idiot. Tohru then runs into Akito and has an accident. Yuki is pretty awesome in this one, attempting to whip Kyo into shape, without mincing words. And he and Machi finally realize their feelings for each other. Meanwhile, Kyo attempts to visit Tohru in the hospital and is turned away by Arisa and Saki, who tell him he needs to grow up and be a man. H ...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
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