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Fruits Basket, Tome 8

(Fruits Basket #8)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  14,213 ratings  ·  204 reviews
Impatients, Tohru et ses amis se réjouissent par avances des vacances d’été qui approchent, quand Momiji leur apprend que Hatsuharu à perdu la tête, et qu’il est en train de saccager sa salle de classe. Quels sont les sentiments qu’il a enfoui en lui et qui l’ont fait devenir "black" ? Au même moment, Tohru fait la connaissance de Ritsu, l’enfant de la gérante de la statio ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 18th 2003 by Delcourt (first published January 18th 2002)
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
You know, sometimes when I read this I think that Natsuki Takaya is a very wise person! *lol* There’s so much love and wisdom in this Manga and I think if I’d ever meet her we’d get along just fine. XD

Highlights of this volume:

”Besides, I don’t have to stay with the group!!”
“That’s true, but it’s more fun with you there. That way I can mess with you.”
“What am I, your toy?”

Ahh the conversations between Uo-chan and Kyo-kun always give me life! *lol* I just love how she gets under his skin with s
Dilushani Jayalath
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
The extra star cuz Hatsuharu is my favourite character ;) Stupid reason but who cares :D
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, fun
This one was a bit disjointed and all over the place. Tohru and co were still fun to read about though.
Rain Misoa
Jun 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!! And people who don't mind a little chaos~
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
Why is Fruits Basket so freaking awesome? There's really nothing for me to complain about the series (except for Akito but you already knew that). I will say this, however... THERE'S SO MANY CHARACTERS TO LOVE!!! That's right, we got to meet the monkey in this one (and a little sneak peek of the horse... is that a spoiler? O_o). In any case, I was so happy to see more characters revealed, more pasts being explained, and seeing Haru being a total hottie~ You should have seen how awesome he declar ...more

In this book it brought up a new character with new personalities! Im predicting that the new character is also part of the sohma's and has a important role in her relationship with Hatsuharu.

Bethany Pratt
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like how Natsuki keeps adding new characters to the series. This new character that is shown in this volume seems to play an important role in Hatsuharu's life and I wonder what is going to happen between her and him, after everything that happened between the two of them and their relationship.
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
The thing with this series is that there's A LOT of silly stuff and weird stuff that makes you uncomfortable (like, hello, family incest crushes), but then there are scenes that are deeply touching and wonderfull, and are a delight to read. Like how the anxiety towards one's future and goals can overwhelm you, and how fixing what you have in front of you little by little, instead of becoming frozen by your expectations, can be a better solution.
Mary ♥
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves
5/5 stars

I'm at a loss of



Also, I realized that I have only some volumes left to finish the series.
It will make me SO emotional
*deep breath*
I will live
Also...literally everyone in this series has a troubled past!

This was an interesting volume. We got to meet quite a few new characters who I think might play bigger roles later on. I'm certainly interested in learning more about Rin.

Plus, I had no idea that Hastuharu had a girlfriend! It would figure that his crazy outbursts would cost him his relationship.
Hatori's story was the saddest of all! :(
Rachel (Kalanadi)
I can't take Ritsu anymore!
rated it liked it
Aug 21, 2013
Dragged a bit. Still readable. But not much happened here that I cared all that much about.
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Wow everyone is so attractive!🥵
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"You don't have to be 'adults'... but be someone who can take responsibility for their own words and actions. Believe it or not, that's actually harder.”
Arta Sallabegolli
To many things about this series annoy me. I tried but I will not finish this series.
Feb 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fruits Basket fans!
Alright! I have finally been able to read the eighth volume of the fantastic “Fruits Basket” series by Natsuki Takaya and I really enjoyed this volume! This time, in this volume, Tohru, Yuki, Kyo and Momiji discovered that Haru has gone “black” and he ends up tearing the classroom apart. It turns out that Haru had just broken up with his girlfriend and it is up to Yuki to intervene. Meanwhile, Tohru meets another new member of the zodiac who is called Ritsu and apparently she discovers that Rits ...more
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-read, reread
Two more zodiac members are introduced, one directly and one indirectly. Ritsu is a funny character with a very frenetic energy. Out of the all the zodiac members, Tohru & Ritsu seemed to hit it off really quickly. They both also freak out about the same kinds of things which is kind of funny! Ritsu usually takes it to another level and so Shigure usually has to poke him in the side haha. The other reason I liked how they bonded was that Tohru gave Ritsu some advice that she came up with her ...more
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
In this volume, Hatsuharu turns into his "black" personality and starts destroying the school because his girlfriend dumped him. Poor darling! I just want to hug him! I'm interested to see how Haru tries to get his mysterious unnamed girlfriend back.

We are introduced to Ritsu, who is possibly the most annoying person in the world, and the least likable character in this entire series. Ritsu screams apologies to the world at every breath, and even contemplates suicide because he's sorry to have b
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
If you are a Haru fan then this is your volume! Haru has gone black and torn his class room apart and the gang is trying to find out why. Yuki finally gets to the bottom of what is eating at Haru and it of course involves Akito in some way. I love Haru’s character and getting to see any of him is fun:)

A new Sohma is introduced in this volume. Ritsu Sohma, who is well, a total spaz. Ritsu freaks out at the drop of the hat if he thinks that he has offended anyone. You would think that I would hate
La Revistería Comics
Tomo que me hace...
perder el habla...

Uy, te cagué el final.
Pato Myers
A quick and enjoyable read.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-manga
Wow! This volume had a lot packed into it!
First, Haru goes completely off the deep end and ransacks the classroom. His cousins and Tohru are all very concerned and do their best to calm him, but it is Yuki who really sets out to discover the root of Haru's troubles.
Then the gang is paid a visit by the EXTREMELY timid Ritsu (p.s.: Love that Tohru keeps calling him 'Ritchan-san'.) To my memory this is the only big bit of Ritsu we see in the series, and it makes me kind of sad, because I think i
Ben Truong
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Fruits Basket, Vol. 8 continues where the previous tankōbon left off and contains the next six chapters (43–48) of the on-going manga series.

At school, Hatsuharu "Haru" Sohma wrecks a classroom. Afterward, he tells Yuki Sohma he is down because he was dumped by a member of the zodiac, whom he does not name, while she was hospitalized by injuries.

Meanwhile, Tohru Honda meets the beautiful but unstable Ritsu Sohma and tells him his mother, the onsen owner, is not ashamed of him. When he expresses
Marianna Rainolter
Ad ogni nuovo volume è scontato che ci sia l’introduzione di un nuovo animale dello zodiaco: in questo ottavo volume facciamo la conoscenza di Ritsu, ragazzo che si veste da donna e si preoccupa per... beh, qualsiasi cosa? Ansia e insicurezza lo caratterizzano ma Tohru, come suo solito, sa tirar fuori dalle persone il meglio e dargli quella spinta per andare avanti e affrontare la vita con coraggio. E ci vuole coraggio ad affrontare il futuro, una cosa che a scuole devono affrontare Kyo, ma sopr ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm glad there are so many volumes of this manga because I'm getting sad already just thinking about finishing my reread of it! Here are a few things I jotted down while reading:
- The haunted house scene still killed me! I was laughing out loud it was so hilarious!
- We meet Ritsu Sohma in this volume. I can't help thinking that Ritsu and Shigure's editor, Mitsuru, should become a couple. Of course, that would cause an extra amount of screaming and apologizing because they would work each other u
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this volume we meet Ritchin Sohma and get a glimpse of Rin at the end when Hiro comes to visit her. Akito has hurt her like he did Kisa and for the same reasons. Akito is truly sick and uses fear, manipulation, and abuse to maintain control over the members of the zodiac.

Ritchan provides us with another example of how someone emotionally abused copes with their troubles. We also get more background on Yuki’s parents and an endearing (and funny) bonding moment between him and his brother.

On a
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5, down. I'm just always so disappointed with how Ritsu's character arc turned out/Ritsu's characterization overall— another issue wherein Takaya's painfully straight writing and even the time period this first was made in, did a character an overall injustice.

Also, my calling Yuki a tool in a previous review had me feeling badly when reading this one because I totally forgot that was an entire issue with his past/abuse; I meant tool in a douchebag way, though, and not tool in useful instrume
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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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“Shigure: Perhaps I can offer some advice? ...You know, Tohru-kun, when you get anxiety about the future it's better not to think about it. And let's not wipe our faces with dishtowels... For example let's say, Tohru-kun, that you are surrounded with a mountain of laundry piled so high around your feet that you can't move. Are you with me? Now, let's assume you don't have a washing machine, so you have to wash everything individually by hand. You would be at a loss for what to do, right? You'd worry about if you could ever wash everything, if you could get it all clean, if you'd ever have time for anything but laundry ever again! The more you'd think about it, the more anxious you'd get. But the time keeps passing, and the laundry doesn't wash itself. So what do you do, Tohru-kun? It might be a good idea to start washing the laundry right at your feet. Of course it's important to think about what lies ahead, too, but if you only look at what's down the road you'll get tangled in the laundry at your feet and you'll fall, won't you? You see, it's also important to think about what you can do now, what you can do today. And if you keep washing things one at a time, you'll be done before you know it. Because fortune is looking out for you. Sometimes the anxiety will start to well up, but when it does, take a little break. Read a book, watch TV, or eat soumen with everyone. Oh my, I'm shocked! Wow! What a wonderful analogy! I really must treat myself to some soumen as a reward... Oh! I'd like some tea, too!
Kyo: Why you... You just wanted to eat soumen, didn't you?!”
“Because if you stay true to yourself and live your life boldly, someday you might be able to meet someone who will want to eat takoyaki with you more than anyone else.” 50 likes
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