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フルーツバスケット 4 (Fruits Basket #4)

4.4  ·  Rating Details ·  15,424 Ratings  ·  241 Reviews
2年生に進級した透・由希・夾(きょう)の3人に加え、紅葉(もみじ)と溌春(はつはる)も入学して高校生活は賑やかな日々の予感!? その矢先、突然草摩家当主・慊人(あきと)が透の前に現れて…。
Paperback, 193 pages
Published January 19th 2000 by 白泉社
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-A more entertaining read than volume 3.

-Tohru, Shiguire, Momiji and Kyo were as likeable as ever. Yuki was more interesting in this one, his antagonistic relationship with his older brother gave him some much needed personality

-Loved Uo and Hana, the way they both looked out for Tohru was sweet. There should be more female friendships like Uo/Hana/Tohru in fiction.

-Yuki's brother Ayame was pretty funny. I enjoyed reading about Ayame, Hatori and Shiguire's friendship as teens.

Mary ♥
Dec 13, 2014 Mary ♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves
5/5 stars

Fruits Basket is the cutest romance with a very important mythological element you'll ever find! And that's because, when hugged or touched in a not so friendly way by the opposite gender, or when they are in extreme distress, the members of the Sohma family turn into animals! And specifically, the animals of the Chinese Horoscope.

And this manga has also a very unique element. I won't spoil it and tell you what it is, though. Anyways, my point is that whatever happens, no matter if you'
Sep 04, 2016 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like the other parts of this series, this issue was hilarious and adorable. The crazy antics between them all makes for great comedy. This one did have its sadder moments though especially with the backstory of Momiji and the way Yuki reacted to Akito's presence.
Rain Misoa
Jun 10, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
This series keeps getting better and better! I'm not kidding! The story in this volume really got intense. I would definitely say that this is the saddest volume so far. You really feel for what the characters go through and you can bet you will shed a tear for these beautifully created characters. I know I was tearing up when I was finding out about the past of some of these characters... AND I RARELY EVER CRY FOR ANYTHING!!! My word... the things that happen... it's... just too heart-wrenching ...more
Nikki Kelly
Aug 29, 2007 Nikki Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really fun and cute series. The premise is really original and enjoyable. The characters are interesting and lovable. My only complaint is the story-line is a bit drug-out.
Mar 12, 2017 Arta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's starting to become a little more romantic!
Aug 29, 2008 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
Theresa ♫

Okay. Fruits Basket can make you cry really hard.
Then it can make you laugh really hard.

You know what gives people emotions like this?

1. Being in love
2. Heart-stopping cliffhangers to various books
3. A dramatic scene in a super dramatic drama.

All of these things can get you feeling super emotional, but FRUITS BASKET is also part of the list!

So thinking about my review for volume 1, the hugging-turns-them-into-animals curse might seem romantic but NOH.
it is a curse. INDEED, it is a curse.
Mar 09, 2013 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nice addition to the series overall. Tohru finally meets Akito in person and the encounter doesn't really go as expected. Mainly because Yuki shows up about 20 seconds later and Akito turns on him and rips him a new one about not showing up for New Years. Yuki is terrified of Akito and the punishments Akito is capable and Tohru sees the fear in his eyes and manages him to get him away and lighten the mood. It saves him, but one day he's going to have to face he's demons head on and he'll need ...more
Sep 03, 2007 Cat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, graphicnovels
This series definitely gets better as it goes. I am starting to really like it!
Jan 07, 2017 Cath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
4/5 stars.
Jul 16, 2016 Elinor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
4,5 Un tome très sympa et plein d'émotions ! Atori me fait flipper ^^ j'adore tellement les amies de Tohru ! <3
Jun 30, 2015 Cath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I really enjoyed this volume the second time around. It's always fun to read about Shigure, Hatori and Aya's time together in school.
Onto volume 5!
Miss Ryoko
Jun 02, 2009 Miss Ryoko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I love Ayame sooo much! He's hilarious! The series just gets better and better! Takaya-sensei is an amazing manga-ka!
Jul 10, 2010 Brendan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't care that they're supposed to be for girls, I enjoy these. I love the humor.
Sarah Churchill
This series is getting deep, man!
Jan 18, 2017 Lanie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of romance comedy and manga
Damn. Akito is fucking creepy! Loved that scene with him & Yuki. Very intense & scary. & Yuki's brother? Oh god, is he gorgeous or what? That hair! I love it. :D

the artwork seems to be improving, which is good. & even with this overall happy funny light tone, the story does seem to be getting a bit more serious, especially where Akito is involved. What is this guy's deal? I must know!

the character development is truly where this series shines brightest. Tohru is such a strong p
Jul 14, 2017 Denise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this volume, we meet two of the most flamboyant and evil characters in Fruits Basket- Akito, the head of the Sohma family, and Ayame, Yuki's over the top extraordinary older brother.
Akito is very creepy and has a twisted spoiled personality. He try's to act as polite and charming as possible towards Tohru but he truly hates her, constantly calling her that ugly girl. He has to have complete control of the 12 zodiac cursed family members and does some mental torture on Yuki. Akito does what h
May 11, 2017 Charity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YESS!! I love this series so much!! Well written and funny!! A great story!!
Sofía Rodríguez Pinedo
momiyi is still my favorite .<3
Emile Mirra
Jul 06, 2017 Emile Mirra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Mar 27, 2014 Lexie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gns-owned-read
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Interestingly enough it is down to this volume that I know the series' effect on me is lessening. The first few times I read Momiji's tale it made me cry, but the last few times I'm just... sad for him. I suppose that is a problem when you're a big re-reader of things - they do lose their impact.

I maintain that I was right in my previous review that we get a lot of plot set-up in this one, I'd say now though it is probably equal with volume 3 but the set-up here is almost more obvious.

I really l
Feb 27, 2017 Gabriella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are some darker spirits at work but still how does she keep smiling?
Feb 12, 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
Sophia F
Feb 03, 2014 Sophia F rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, humor
Wow, Akito wasn't exactly what I suspected, (part of it being I thought he was a girl...) I thought Akito was the demanding and powerful type, (which he might be.) and like; SUPER old. But when I first saw him being a lazy-bum on a window sill, (while also looking kind of stalkerish.) that kind of changed.
I'm still debating whether Akito really meant Tohru was cute or not. Although he told her she was cute, (which she is) he could have lied to her to get on her good side, (which I don't see the
Sep 14, 2015 Nikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nikki by: Sam aka Kagome
Shelves: ongoing-series, 2015
Our first official meeting of Akito and Tohru happens in this volume and I personally think it sends us all in a tailspin with how they act towards her and how they speak about her when she's not there. We also see that at least for Yuki, Akito is a frightening and abusive person. Unfortunately this will not be the last time we see that when it comes to the zodiac members.

We get to see Ayame this volume! He's my favourite of the more adult members of the zodiac although, I don't know if a lot of
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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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“Strangely enough, when you get older the things you didn't understand when you were a child start to make sense. "When this happened, I should have done that." "When that happened, I should have said this." those types of things. You start to understand rather than regret. It may be closer to repentance. So it may be that I do want to repent and erase the ignorant self from my childhood.” 11 likes
“But...I think...I want to live with all my memories. Even if they're sad memories. Even if they're memories that only hurt me. Even...even if they're memories that I'd rather forget. If I keep them and I keep trying, without running away...if I keep trying, then someday...someday I'll be strong enough that those memories can't defeat me. I believe that...I want to...believe that. Because I want to think...that there's no such a memory that's okay to forget. -Momiji” 2 likes
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