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Fruits Basket: The Complete Collection (Fruits Basket #1-23)

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Fruits Basket -- The Complete Series Box and More!
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Published January 21st 2009 by Madman Entertainment (first published January 1st 2004)
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Kristel
This was a really cute series and very creative. I think it is also a good series that teaches others not to judge a person by what they look like, but to look on the inside and treat others how you would want to be treated.
Monica
Jun 22, 2010 Monica rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Monica by: Melanie
It was so sad! And so touching! I loved this series and it's my all-time favorite manga series for now and forever. Nothing could live up the this series. You could totally feel for the characters.
Mary
At first I thought: Horrendous art, boring story......Oh I was SO WRONG!!!!!!

Two years after completing volume 1, a friend of mine-after the discovery of my otaku self- dumped the ENTIRE series into my locker-more like tried to squeeze them in- and after opening the locker I nearly was taken down by this mountain. My friend and I are complete book freaks so we literally go crazy when someone bends the book or tears it or anything to cause even a microscopic amount of damage so we only lent books
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Mary Catelli
Our orphaned teenaged heroine, Tohru, is living in a tent when the people whose land she's living on discover it and insist on having her stay in the house. While there, she learns they are under a curse: if they are hugged or hug a member of the opposite sex, they turn into an animal. Thirteen members of the family are thus accursed -- one for each member of the Chinese Zodiac, and the cat. (It tells the legends for why.) And at this particular house, the Dog, the Rat, and the Cat all live. Alt ...more
Crystal
Fruits Basket is one of the most endearing manga I have read. The cast of characters are amazing, and they play off of one another so well that you can believe the world Natsuki Takaya created is real.

Tohru Honda is a gentle protagonist who is living in the woods by herself after she loses her mother in an accident. She finds out that the property her tent sits on belongs to the Sohmas, a mysterious family that the school prince, Yuki Sohma, belongs to. When her tent is destroyed in a land slide
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Margery Bayne
I haven't read a lot of manga, but I have read and own the entirety of this series and have read it more than once. It's a magical realism fantasy dramady romance that at points gets really angst-heavy. Only upon rereading was I able to appreciate the amount of forethought and foreshadowing this series had, as it was originally written and drawn as a serial over 7 years. It has a large cast of characters that is strongly developed. While there is this mystical element that plays a large role in ...more
Jessica
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P Money
I'm a dude and the series was fantastic. It was my first shot at the more emotional shojo manga and I was not disappointed. Every page is filled with charming artwork, sincere dialogue, and a magnificent heap of emotions expertly portrayed by Natsuki. If you let it, Fruits Basket will change the way you think about yourself and other people in the most positive sense. Life lessons abound in these beautiful books.
Andrea
One of my all-time favorite mangas!
Jeanie Nigro
It's difficult to put Fruits Basket into words, as the manga's introduction states, " It doesn't fit into the ordinary manga categories, but then, it's not an ordinary manga. Take two parts drama, one part comedy, a spoonful of romance and a pinch of magic and you're partway there, but...something about Fruits Basket is special. What that special ingredient is, you'll have to discover for yourself."

I found a friend in Fruits Basket, a ray of hope that things would get better. I suffered from de
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Natalie
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Franziska
How on earth can one adequately describe 'Fruits Basket'? It's a series that presents a huge, magnificent cast of characters, each one well-developed and unique, and ties them together with a touching and thought-provoking insight into life's many hardships and joys. Tohru, Yuki, Kyo, Shigure, Akito and the others are so vibrant; they pull the plot along effortlessly, giving us both laugh-out-loud comedy scenes and tear-jerking moments until we reach an ending that is at once far-too-soon yet no ...more
Christina
There are 23 books in this series and I can honestly say that I enjoyed and loved all of them! This was simply an amazing series and I had a hard time putting the books down, which meant I read all of them in a just few days.

The story follows Tohru who has recently lost her mother, and since her father died when she was small she had to go live with her grandfather. When her grandfather announces that he wants to renovate the house, Tohru has to find another place to live for a while. Not wantin
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Kat
This was so cute, and taught me many life lessons that I have held onto through the years. If you're looking for a manga and have never tried this one, I would recommend it above almost all others. It's been hard since this ended to find one as good to read that is of any significant length!
MiriLou
My kids were interested in this anime series and I watched it with them, the animated series only went through half the books. So we read the manga to find out how the story ended. This was my introduction to manga. Tohru Honda, a sweet high school girl who has lost her mom ends up living with members of the Sohma family which carry a curse. When hugged by a member of the opposite sex or under great stress they change into an animal of the chinese zodiac. The Sohma family is led by the abusive A ...more
Roan
one of the most popular manga of the past! :))
Vanessa
I got about 3/4 of the way through Fruits Basket and ended up just skipping to the last book and skimming it. I really liked the beginning of it, and decided to read the books because I liked the show and wanted to know how the curse was going to be broken...since the anime ended before that happened. Frankly, the resolution was really lame, most of the books felt like I was reading "Filler episodes" and the one thing I still cared about by the end wasn't even dealt with; even in the books I s ...more
Teryna90
23 volumes. A crescendo
A beautiful plot... I just loved this series so musch,,, I think it's officially my fav manga right now. Love, friendship, myth, transformations, fighting, Kyo! I just loved it lovedi and I loved the love story between Kyo and Tohru!!!

I'll get back to this review... fruits basket deserves a great review!
Jennifer
Takaya's fantasy romance series introduced me to the fascinating world of Japanese manga. For those of you who don't know, FRUITS BASKET is one of most popular manga series in Japan and the United States. It tells the story of Tohru who, through strange circumstances, finds herself living with the Sohma family who suffer from an unusual curse which causes them to transform into the animals of the Chinese zodiac if they are hugged by a member of the opposite sex. Kinda odd sounding premise, but l ...more
Marielia
I loved it. It's the first time I almost cried with a manga. It was so bittersweet, but mostly sweet. I loved the character development throughout the series. And I really enjoyed the ending. It felt complete.
Michelle
Love the series, couldn't find all volumes on Goodreads so I just added this Complete Collection since I own all the volumes.
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.
Emily Witt
Best manga series I've ever read from its dynamic characters, to its humor, and gripping plot-line.
Kristi
A spectacularly cute, funny, adorable series. Quite the "feels trip", as people say. I loved it!
Rebekah Williams
This series was one of the best, cutest series I have ever read!!!
Michelle
This is honestly the best manga I have ever read. The storyline moves along well and is obviously well thought out. The art is beautiful and adorable. The characters are endearing, interesting, and hilarious. The story itself has so many moments of heartbreak, but I have to say that Takaya balances it out extraordinarily well with touches of lightheartedness and humor. Also, the story is simply filled with so much hope and joy. I adore this manga, own all 23 volumes, and plan to read it over and ...more
Karla
Favourite manga of all time.
☺Trish
This is the first manga that I had ever read and it was so fantastic in every way! The artwork is sublime, the story inventive, with well-developed characters (Shigure and Hatori are two of my favorites!), and the *romance develops so deliciously slowly (*for Tohru Honda the path to true love travels in a direction that some readers will not be expecting . . . I admit that I was very surprised). The entire Fruits Basket series was such a pleasure to read! Natsuki Takaya is a true artist and an e ...more
Elizabeth
Ok, I didn't necessarily read every single chapter. I got to chapter 38 before I got bored and stopped and then googled what happens in the end. It was good in the beginning and people say that it's good towards the end but I just can't commit to 136 chapters like other manga nerds. (Watched the anime series though and that was lots of fun :D) I will cheat and mark it off as complete just because I made it that far. In terms of page count, that's over 1100 pages!!!!!!
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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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Fruits Basket (1 - 10 of 24 books)
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  • Fruits Basket, Vol. 2 (Fruits Basket, #2)
  • Fruits Basket, Vol. 3 (Fruits Basket, #3)
  • Fruits Basket, Vol. 4 (Fruits Basket, #4)
  • Fruits Basket, Vol. 5 (Fruits Basket, #5)
  • Fruits Basket, Vol. 6 (Fruits Basket, #6)
  • Fruits Basket, Vol. 7 (Fruits Basket, #7)
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  • Fruits Basket, Vol. 10 (Fruits Basket, #10)
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