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Fruits Basket, Vol. 15 (Fruits Basket #15)

4.45  ·  Rating Details ·  12,522 Ratings  ·  124 Reviews
In the #1 Shojo manga in America, Kakeru and Yuki must save Machi from rabid Yuki fans.
Library Binding, 193 pages
Published December 12th 2006 by Turtleback Books (first published September 17th 2004)
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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
Jan 20, 2009 Sabrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 19, 2008 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngadult, manga
Right from the start this manga had me hooked. How can you not like Tohru? She has to be one of the sweetest people on the planet. All the hopes of breaking the Sohma curse fall on her head. It was interesting to see the relationships grow and change throughout this series. Not only are the characters great, but the storylines were fantastic, although somewhat depressing at times. This is the one series that everyone should read. It was outstanding.
Dec 08, 2008 Lara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The kids are putting on (sort of) Cinderella at school, and guess who's playing the prince? It's not who you'd think! Cinderella and the evil step-sister seem to have been miscast as well, which ends up making Cinderella a much different story! Very funny--I laughed out loud several times in this one. We also see more into Kyo's thoughts as he deals with his situation and his relationships with Tohru and Yuki.
Like with the previous volume in the series, I really enjoyed the first half but the second half just fell flat for me. I must just not be interested in silly fan-service anymore, and that's really all that half of the book felt to me. The first half was quite interesting to get a better history on Yuki and why he's turned out the way he is.
Jul 14, 2009 Julia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is basically the only manga series I can really tolerate. I'll admit, I was really sucked into the romantic triangle, and I LOVE astrology and any kind of zodiac, so that definitely pulled me along. It gets a little exhausting by the fifteenth or sixteenth book (really, I know it's manga, but how many can you make?!) but I just have to read them. Getting a real ending (and you do get one) is worth the wait.
Courtney (pirogoeth)
Jan 19, 2010 Courtney (pirogoeth) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, manga, own, shojo
Wow. This one was really serious and went into a lot of detail. I can tell it's definitely after the anime was done. Yuki's childhood is so sad, but it does explain a whole hell of a lot. Especially why Akito's so obsessed with him. Their version of Cinderella (Sorta Cinderella) was hilarious and definitely fit everyone much better than the actual Cinderella. It's also interesting to see how much stronger the possible Kyo/Honda relationship is versus the Kyo/Yuki/Honda mess in the anime. I am re ...more
Sep 02, 2010 Bhumi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Not bad. This book, content-wise, was split in half. The first part was about Yuki's childhood and his deep connection to Tohru, and the second half was about a play the school conducted. I really enjoyed the contrast; the dark and then light tones, and there was definitely progress in terms of plot.

Yuki 100% thinks of Tohru in a maternal manner, paving way for Kyo to make a move. But it seems slightly unlikely that its going to happen anytime soon because the end of the book revealed his uneas
Dec 18, 2010 Bradley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The school play was absolutely adorable. I loved it. =)

Reread review.. The play is still sterling the second time through. Absolutely glorious story. =)
Feb 14, 2012 B.B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 20, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: type-manga
I have to say, that is the worst synopsis I've ever seen on the back of a manga volume. It tells you exactly what happens. Oh well, I guess!

We get a look at Yuki's childhood relationship with Akito. We also see his first run-in with Kyo. Young Kyo was obviously bitter about the rat's part in the legend and takes it out on Yuki. I think Kyo was unaware of everything Yuki was going through, or he might not have been so mean to him. We see more of his ice queen mother. When Yuki finally makes frien
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Feb 21, 2011 Alison (AlisonCanRead) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Yet another Yuki-heavy volume. As much as I love Yun-Yun, I'm really missing Kyo. We learn more about Yuki's childhood in this volume. He was placed with Akito at an early age. Akito must not be much older than Yuki, because they were both children together. Even as a child, Akito was selfish, needy, and cruel. He made sure that Yuki understood "his place." He was worthless. No one wanted him. The one time Yuki tried to make friends in school, he accidentally turned into a rat, and all his new f ...more
Rain Misoa
Jun 20, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!! And people who wants to get to know Yuki better~
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
Tee-Hee-Hee! This volume was adorable. Well, towards the end it was. The beginning made me want to cry. However, it's because of this sadness, I think, that made me understand a little bit better. That's right... I actually understand Yuki a little better now. Took me long enough, ne? Well, I'm sorry but arrogance makes me dislike people. In any case, I really appreciate what this volume does for the reader. It makes things so much more clearer and also brings the reader to a place where you thi ...more
Somewhere around here I know I'll be getting to the volumes of the manga that I haven't read yet. Much of Yuki's past is finally revealed in this volume. (view spoiler) Also, the Cinderella play finally takes place. Favorite line: "Yes way, as per the narrator." It really made me laugh. (view spoiler) ...more
This volume has two very different moods to it.

The first part is very sad as we go more into Yuki's history, how he ended up under Akito's control, and some of what that entailed. This was a great follow up to what ended off the last volume. The more I learn about Yuki the more I'm starting to love him. After everything everyone in this series has experienced all you want is for them to be happy in the future. This new information also brings a lot more weight to Tohru's presence and how by jus
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Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
I think this may be one of my favorite volumes of Fruits Basket. We learn more about Yuki's childhood and his connection to Tohru. You really do understand why Yuki acts the way he does. I really liked seeing the class play they put on, and some of the trouble they had with it. Tohru's really changing: she's still herself, and in a lot of ways, she's still the same Tohru we met at the beginning of the series. But she's also speaking up for herself a little more, which is great to see.

I, of cours
Theresa ♫
May 03, 2012 Theresa ♫ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fellow humans in search for yet another installment of Furuba.

Hey, are all of the characters' cursed past stories revealed in these series? I finished the series a little earlier, but...I forget.

Anyway, THIS VOLUME DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS. If you do not know what happens or you haven't read this volume of Furuba yet, I advise you to just zip your eyes away from this review and read something else. dare to read my spoilers. MWAH! HA! HA! HA!--

Anyway, I love how in this story, Natsuki Takaya-san creates the characters
Ok despite that little Tohru-Kyo moment at the end, I'd say this chapter definitely goes to Yuki. Well his past is a lot clearer now, and I feel so much more sorry for him. His actions make a lot more sense when you put it in perspective, his memories are horrible. Thye way his family treated him, the way Akito treated him. To be honest I don't blame the other zodiac animals seeing as they were probably not allowed to see him and didn't act like that of their own violation. The whole thing with ...more
3.5 / 5 stars rating

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The rift between the Sohmas and Akito exists for obvious reasons, but in this volume we get a little more insight into the reasons behind Yuki's disdain for the god of the Zodiac animals.

In addition, the school performance of Sorta Cinderella is finally performed, and it is as hysterical as you might expect. And while the play doesn't go exactly as scripted, it reveals two secrets two actresses are trying t
Jan 05, 2014 Carina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Akito, Akito, Akito.... I have always thought this an interesting edition for Akito to grace the cover of really.

In this volume we learn exactly why Yuki is so fearful of Akito and just how far Akito's manipulations went (Yuki wanted to be friends with Kyo when he first met him and thought he had pretty hair - how cute!). We also find out how Tohru came to have the hat that obviously meant something to both Yuki and Kyo (and I have to say I love that Yuki rescued her when she was little - it is
Oct 06, 2015 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That was the most amazing Cinderella ever.
Jul 06, 2016 Madeline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 30, 2016 Julianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really do hate akito with cold passion. Even though I slightly get where he's coming from, he's still psychotic though. & the fact he's created so much psychological trauma and scarring on the rest of the zodiac really makes me angry.

Yuki my child faced the brunt of it. He was the first really. Although, he faced less physical pain, his emotional pain from akito was exponential. It's terrifying to imagine the endless torment from the words Akito said to him everyday. It's the kind of word
In this volume we get a lot more backstory on Yuki's childhood, and the emotional and verbal abuse that he underwent from his parents and from Akito. Poor Yuki! Through all the memories that Yuki is fighting through, he realizes the nature of his true feelings for Tohru, and it was not quite what I expected!

We also see a flashback to when Kyo and Yuki first met as children, so that was especially heart-wrenching since they've almost been tolerating each other lately. Kyo is mostly sulking and br
Jun 01, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: homies, manga, paranormal, 2016
Saber la historia completa del pasado de Yuki ha sido totalmente desgarrador.
Todo el tema de la obra de teatro ha sido realmente gracioso. Creo que ya sé lo que va a pasar con Machi, y no sé si me termina de convencer o no.
En varias escenas mi corazoncito de shippeadora ha estado apunto de explotar, pero ha sido magnífico. (view spoiler)
Sep 27, 2016 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016, manga
This one was so cute and funny! I loved the way they were so horrible for the Cinderella play. I mean they chose the worst people for the cast lol. Kyo is way too rough around the edges to be Prince Charming, Tohru is too nice to be the evil stepsister and Hanajima is too scary and intimidating to be Cinderella haha!
Sep 15, 2016 R rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The class play was cute! Not a whole lot happened but it was a fun volume.
Lee Hall
Sep 27, 2016 Lee Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As we get more glimpses into the childhood pasts of several Sohma family members, it's a wonder that they can remember how to be happy. Luckily they have Tohru to help them find the happier side of life.
Pato Myers
A very quick enjoyable read.
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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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