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Fruits Basket, Vol. 2 (Fruits Basket #2)

4.35  ·  Rating Details ·  15,356 Ratings  ·  376 Reviews
A family with an ancient curse...

And the girl who will change their lives forever...

Ever since Tohru Honda discovered the Zodiac secret of the Sohma clan, her eyes have opened to a world of magic and wonder. But with such a great secret comes great responsibility. When her best friends Hana-chan and Uo-chan come to the Sohma home for a sleepover, Tohru has her work cut out
Paperback, 194 pages
Published April 13th 2004 by TokyoPop (first published June 18th 1999)
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Jubilation Lee
Y’all. I have spent my life laboring, apparently, under a huge sort of misconception.

You know how you go to Chinese restaurants and the menus have all the zodiac animals on it so you can see how you’re supposed to be behaving?

Those always drove me a little crazy. Because I am a Year of the Ox girl, and people born in the year of the ox are supposed to be patient, and hard-working, and calm, and shy, and good with money, and also good at, like, making things.

I am none of these things, friends.

Feb 01, 2014 Regan rated it really liked it
Still fun! I am excited to finally get past where the anime ended!
Feb 08, 2008 Lynda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who love romantic comedy and morals.
Recommended to Lynda by: Thao Tran!
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Apr 06, 2015 Kate rated it liked it
Yet another good volume of Fruits Basket! In this volume we are introduced to more characters and more depth of the Sohma family's life with the curse.

But here's a random question: why are Tohru and Yuki surrounded by little bubbles on the cover, but the rest of the characters aren't? Hmmm...

I really like Tohru's friends. They are both very interesting but I do think that the fact that Hana can read electric waves or use them is a bit random... however that even works.

But of course, Hana is st
Felicia (Little Prairie Library)
I dunno if I'll end up writing the same thing throughout this 20 volume series, but gosh it's cute!
Mebarka Fekih
Oct 08, 2016 Mebarka Fekih rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Ah i so loved meeting Tohru's friends ,Uo and especially Hanajima with all her electromagnetic waves.


I also so loved reading Hatori's backstory .It was so sad and touching .

“To me...she was spring. It was as if while imprisoned inside the dark cage of the inner family...I had completely frozen into snow...and then there she was--fresh, clear spring. It was almost inevitable that..I would fall in love with her. -Hatori”

so after the snow melts , spring comes

It was so sweet watching Tohru getting a
Rain Misoa
Jun 08, 2011 Rain Misoa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE! Shoujo fans, romantic lovers, and drama freaks!
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
Yet another great volume of Fruits Basket. This volume is one of my favorites. It gets more indepth with the characters and their past lives. We even get introduced to two new, no, make that THREE new characters. Though we do see more of two than three... yeah... I usually don't make sense when I do my reviews but hey, unless you want spoilers, then don't complain! Anyway, I really love this volume. The drama in this one was way more intense than it was with the first volume and it's only going ...more

This was just as good as the first volume — it was perfectly weird and wonderful.

What's what: The Sohma family are possessed by the spirits of the Chinese zodiac, and if they're ever hugged by the opposite sex they transform into their zodiac animal. I still found the premise kind of wacky but in a good way. Tohru (the clumsy homeless heroine) quite literally stumbled onto their secret. She now lives in the Sohma house with three of the Sohma boys — good guy Yuki (rat), moody Kyo (cat),
Sep 04, 2016 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Two new characters were added: Momiji and Hatori. The curse was developed a little bit further, but it's still a mystery overall. Can it be broken? I love seeing all the characters interact with one another. It's so cute and funny most of the time like when Hana gets both Kyo and Yuki to go back to the house to spend New Years with Tohru, that was super sweet.
This installment presented the problem that Tohru's memories could be wiped by Hatori should he choose or Akito give the order. We also l
Feb 24, 2015 Cora rated it it was amazing
Just getting better and better! ^_^ And it's so fascinating to see the differences between the books and the TV show!
Jul 01, 2015 Cath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
EEEEE volume two is where the series gets good! We meet Momiji and Hatori which makes me so happy, Hatori's story makes me weep every damn time.
Onto volume three!!
Apr 02, 2015 Colleen rated it it was amazing
This volume gets the highest rating because a good portion of it focuses on perhaps my favorite character of the series- Hatori. Hatori is the responsible one of the older triad (of whom right now we only know Shigure but we will later meet Ayame). Hatori is also the family doctor and the one who erases memories. Hatori initially is portrayed as someone to be feared, but we quickly learn just how deep and beautiful his heart is. I absolutely adore the complicated tortured nature of his character ...more
One of two things happen when you reread old manga. The first is a reaction that goes along the lines of "Oh God, why did I like this?" The second possibility is "Ah, now I remember why I like this so much. I missed this." Okay, there are a few variations, such as the "Lord, this is dated," but essential, it's either you're embarrassed to say you liked it or happy to rediscover a series you missed.

In Fruits Basket's case, it's the "I missed this" response for me. It doesn't feel dated. In fact,
May 14, 2016 Kailey rated it really liked it
I'm loving the depth of this manga, and how things are similar and yet different to the anime.

There are so many of my favorite scenes in this volume! I love how Tohru keeps finding Kyo on rooftops, usually surrounded by cats. haha!
I love any scene with Tohru's friends, Hana and Uotani. They are both such weird and wild people, and I adore their strange dialogue!
Random Momiji kisses and hugs just make me happy. I really want to see Momiji doing his New Year's dance!

I did NOT like that Yuki was dr
Apr 17, 2016 Ashley rated it really liked it
Update: Here's my full review!

This definitely was another cute installment to the Fruits Basket series. I was especially touched by the last part where we get to see a more heartfelt side of one the characters. It almost made me strongly dislike the curse. I'm definitely interested in seeing where the rest of the story leads so I'll be picking up volume 3 pretty soon. I also love how positive Tohru is. It takes a really strong person to experience everyth
Aug 18, 2015 Emma rated it liked it
Don't even read this review. It took me so long to get volume two of Fruits Basket that I had no idea what was going on. I love the refresher at the beginning and that helped tremendously but, in reading, I couldn't keep the characters straight so I was a little confused.

The first two thirds felt like fluff, the last third was intriguing. That is all.
havent read it yet i want to freakin read it thow on the internet for free!!!! why cant any one just see that? i came to this website to read books 4 free but i cant and it dosent even have a freakin help bar!!!!! what the heck?!?! this is a retarded webstie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 28, 2016 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: library-books
I liked this edition a lot more than the first one. Very cute humor, and I'm enjoying the friendships the main character has, both involving the members of the zodiac, as well as people unconnected to that household. I'm glad this seems to have caught my interest more than the first book.
Jul 24, 2016 Keelah rated it it was amazing
I didn't expect the manga to be going by this fast (or the anime to cover so little ground). That's good though, at this rate I'll surpass the anime soon. Hooray for new material!
Oct 10, 2016 Elinor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Jan 17, 2016 Lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Très bonne suite !

* review soon *
Ahnaf Reza
Nov 22, 2016 Ahnaf Reza rated it liked it
Not as good as the 1st volume,,
Dec 07, 2016 Miriam rated it liked it
plot didn't go far, but i enjoyed it. 3.5 stars
Oct 20, 2016 Angelina rated it it was amazing
i like this series
Theresa ♫
Jul 07, 2013 Theresa ♫ rated it really liked it
Whoa :O All this happened in just volume 2?

(I thought it would be volume 6 when Hatori reveals his love story...T_T Silly me...)

ANYWAY, I apologize if this review looks like crap because I'm working on it through my phone...on the app. I like typing on keyboards more than touch screens *O* BUT ANYWAY...

SPOILERS ARE TO BE FOUND, PLEEEEEAAAAASE BE CAREFUL! (Seriously please...if you find spoilers, don't say I didn't warn you! TSK TSK TSK...)

One of my very favorite episodes/chapters in FURUBA is th
Aug 05, 2014 Cassandra rated it liked it
Rereading these, I am trying to capture what it is that makes them special to me, and as always when I read manga, my reading outpaces my ability to write -- so now it has been over a month, and what was it I wanted to say about this volume?

(view spoiler)
Sophia F
Jan 30, 2014 Sophia F rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, 5-stars, humor
I can't believe what I just read. This series is so great, it makes me want my eyes to melt in its mercy. (Okay, maybe not really...) But this is amazing! Tohru's personality characteristics make me actually feel bad about myself, from her worrying about being bothersome to her friends and family, to the selfless act of giving up her own New Years, just so everyone else could enjoy theirs. Now THAT, is great character development.
Now, digging deeper into the actual manga itself, we meet a coupl
Lamar Jackson
Sep 26, 2016 Lamar Jackson rated it it was amazing
Great followup to this manga!
May 13, 2008 Nick rated it it was amazing
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
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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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“Sometimes it feels like the whole world is conspiring to destroy my house... "
- Shigure Sohma”
“When did you become a woman?"-Hatori
How dare you ask that after you have seen me naked so many times..."-Yuki
GASP! No it cant be! Yuki-kun, does that mean..." fan club girls
NO! He's my doctor..."Yuki”
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