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

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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
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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.

So
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Regan
Feb 01, 2014 Regan rated it really liked it
Still fun! I am excited to finally get past where the anime ended!
Lynda
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!
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Kate
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
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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!
Ferdy
Spoilers

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),
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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
Ashley
Apr 17, 2016 Ashley rated it really liked it
Update: Here's my full review! http://www.bookishrealmreviews.com/20...

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
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Andrea
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
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Victoria Briseno
Sep 03, 2016 Victoria Briseno rated it really liked it
Loved getting a lot of the backstory about Hatori's sad and unexpected breakup with his fiancé. It gave a much more personal look to someone that I wasn't too sure about at first. I also enjoyed reading just how close they have all grown to Tohru in such a short amount of time. On to the next volume!
Cath
Jul 01, 2015 Cath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
5/5
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!!
Elizabeth
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.
Selena
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,
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Kailey
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
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Cora
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!
Elinor
Jul 15, 2016 Elinor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
<3
Colleen
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
Cassandra
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)
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Lily
Jan 17, 2016 Lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Très bonne suite !

* review soon *
Ape
May 05, 2014 Ape rated it it was ok
Er... I actually think I might be too old for this. It's a little too teenager-kawaii!!! at times even for me. There are times when it starts to look as though it might be getting good and then it gets into the EEEE-so happy! again. I guess this is going to be an issue when it's a book mostly about Japanese teenagers. I've not read the first book, but it seems that highschool girl Tohru became an orphan and was taken in by a household of lads, the Sohmas. They're under a Chinese zodiac curse, so ...more
Yoda Bor
Malgré un premier tome qui ne m'avait pas beaucoup plu, j'ai tout de même continué mon aventure Fruits Basket.
Après tout, il doit quand même y avoir une raison au fait que j'avais beaucoup aimé cette série quand j'étais plus jeune (hormis mon mauvais goût évident) et je me suis dit qu'en fermant les yeux sur Thoru, la reine de la nunucherie, ça irait certainement mieux.

Et en effet, c'est bien plus agréable comme ça, et j'ai même pu apprécier ma lecture, d'autant plus que ce tome se focalise un p
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Holly Letson
I do wish that Hatori had been on the cover. There is a large focus on him in this volume. And, when I watched the *Furuba* anime so many years ago, Hatori was my absolute favorite Souma. Even though he is put across in the manga as slightly cold-hearted, since he's the one in the family that has to erase memories whenever something goes dreadfully wrong, he does have a big heart and is very kind, sweet and loving. He just has a less than favorable past.
Natalie
Tohru continues living with the Sohmas and meets Momiji and Hatori, two more members of the zodiac. Flashbacks offer some serious development for Hatori, the supposedly cold doctor for the Sohma family. The difficulties of love with the curse are well-explored, giving the plot a depth that the previous volume lacked. Though a little cliche at times, this second volume is much stronger than the previous one. The timeline is also more precisely defined now (Tohru has lived there for four months).

S
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Emma
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.
Nikki
Oct 01, 2015 Nikki rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Nikki by: Sam aka Kagome
Shelves: ongoing-series, 2015
Fans of the anime are probably shocked to find that Shigure is perhaps even more of a perceived pervert (although he never acts on anything he says and personally I think it's just to get a rise out of Yuki and Kyo when it comes to Tohru.) He also writes trashy novels and acts more like a teenager than any of the actual teenagers in this series. I love him.

We meet Momiji and Hatsuharu in this volume and they're on my short-list of absolute favourites. Momiji is utterly adorable and I don't think
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Presha B
Mar 02, 2015 Presha B rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic
My 4th manga attempt. I've loved Death Note of course. Then there was something with a maid-student in it, and later there was also Kimi Ni Todoke (?) and I honestly don't remember what that one was about except it was all uninteresting and stupid and hence I left it before even 2 volumes were over. Fruits Basket, I was supposed to like. So far, I'm waiting for something of interest to show up. It's been pretty boring till now, AND irritatingly confusing in the way it's been drawn. Plus, all the ...more
Allison
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sylwia
Jun 05, 2016 Sylwia rated it it was amazing
A great sequel to an incredible story. It continues to give us both ease and then heart-wrenching moments. And it makes sure to add on to the plot progression in both a subtle way but also in a way that doesn't make it feel like a Character of the Week story.
Amy
Apr 20, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Volume Two of Fruits Basket gets us a little deeper into the world of the Sohmas and their curse. There's a lot of foreshadowing here that something darker is going on. This volume introduces one of my favorite characters in the series, Hatori. (Who am I kidding, they're all my favorites.) Hatori's story is the first one that makes me cry (although I can usually get up to volume 6 before I have to bring out a full box of tissues).

We get to see how much Hanajima and Arisa feel like Tohru's famil
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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”
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“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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