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Fruits Basket, Vol. 5 (Fruits Basket #5)

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For a springtime treat, Shigure arranges for Tohru and the gang to spend Golden Week at the Sohmas' vacation home. On a rainy day, as the holiday draws to a close, who should make a surprise visit but Hatsuharu! But what's that he's hiding in the bundle under his arm?
Paperback, 201 pages
Published October 12th 2004 by Tokyopop (first published April 19th 2000)
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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,
Amazing as always. *sigh*
Sophia F
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
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 5 of 5 stars
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
Kate  Van Rompaey
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
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Reading this series with my daughter, a reluctant reader with reading comprehension difficulties. Reading a Japanese manga can be a challenge, as you have to read it from back to front and from right page to left page, and the individual image boxes on each page you have to read right to left and up to down, as well. Quite a challenge.
I enjoyed the anime series, but I now think I prefer the manga. Since I found some possibly controversial content in a different manga our library has - Angel Dia
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?
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
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
3Q 4P JS
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
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--
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
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 5 of 5 stars
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
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
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May 31, 2013 Courtney rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves shojo manga.
Shelves: manga, favorites
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
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,
Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
It’s another good volume and again, the artwork is amazing! It keeps getting better. We also learn about the year of the boar, we have the final installment of an interview with the author, and we have more fan art! I love how she includes fan art, and it’s cool to see what the fans come up with. And all of her side notes are really fun too. She mostly talks about video games, and while I don’t play a lot of video games, it’s still interesting to see how she’s doing with them.

As for the actual s
2.5 / 5 stars

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This is definitely not one of my favorite volumes in the series. The plot drags along in this one, and I don't feel as if anything really happened.

We are introduced to Kisa, who doesn't talk. And Tohru, being the all loving and self sacrificing in the name of others gal that she is, is the one who Kisa finally bonds with to help her out of her issues. And Kisa's issue with not talking gets some inner monologue he
Noelle VanVleet
Ok, so Volume 5 brings out some interesting points about self-respect and friendship. Kisa stops talking and becomes depressed after being bullied and tormented at school. Tohru spends some time with her, treating her with love and respect, and points out that Kisa can't learn to be likeable or to like herself until someone else reaches out to her and shows Kisa what is likeable about herself. I generally think that people cannot expect to be treated with respect if they don't treat themselves w ...more
Mya Rogers
Fruits Basket Vol. 5 was another thrill. I laughed way more this volume than cried. My favorite part was when Tohru, Yuki and Kyo were all taking a walk around the forest. Since they were trying to save Tohru from falling, they turned into their zodiac animals. Reading how both Kyo and Yuki were fighting was truly hilarious. It reminded me of Tom and Jerry,but modern version and with words. Seeing them argue like that really was cute and put a smile to my face. I'm telling you Fruits Basket is r ...more
Another cute installment in which we meet Kisa of the zodiac spirit of the Tiger. I could really identify with Kisa's and Yuki's experiences of being teased and not wanting to talk with parents about it--except I wasn't so much afraid of my parents thinking I was lame as of them doing something about it and making it worse.

I also thought it was a great truism of Yuki's that some adults don't understand what it takes to "just like yourself so that other people will then like you." It's not really
This has to be the best addition to the series so far! I just love learning more about these characters. What struck me while reading this is how selfless Tohru is. If everyone acted like her, our world would be much different. The dynamic with the brother's is interesting to see, as I understand both sides and why both feel the way they do. I also really enjoy the author's little sidebars.
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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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