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Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1

(Fruits Basket Collector's Edition #1)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  1,819 ratings  ·  243 reviews
After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out...into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her i ...more
Paperback, 401 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Yen Press
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Cindy Pham
Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute and sweet, but I think the anime does a better job of having a more palatable art style, better pacing of the story, and a more clearly established tone.
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Volume 1 ★★★★★
Volume 2 ★★★★★

I loved Fruits Basket as a kid, in both its anime and manga forms, but I never got the chance to finish the series back then, and I slowly fell out of touch with manga and anime altogether as the years passed. As an adult, I've been wanting to get back into it, so when I saw the entire series of collector's editions at my local library, I had to grab them all, and I'm so happy that I did. This was so precious and just as fun as I remembered it being. The characters ar
This is my first time reading Fruits Basket, and I'm so happy that I love it so much! It makes me laugh with the shenanigans and outrageous premise, and it also just has me loving these characters one and all and needing more more more.
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All the glittering stars! *throws them in the air like confetti*

This was such an exquisitely beautiful and touching read. I loved every single page and each character I met throughout.

Fruits Basket is such a charming book - it follows Tohru Honda, an orphan, who lives in a tent on private land owned by the prestigious Sohma family, and throughout the course of the story, we get to meet more of the clan. What's truly unique though, is that when a member of the opposite sex hugs a member of the S
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars!
THIS was just an okay read for me. Things started to pick up a bit towards the end because more characters were introduced and I could see that maybe there's some drama on the horizon. For the most part I found this quite repetitive- the same information is spoon fed again and again, the characters have similar conversations and there's no real plot. There's aspects that I enjoyed a lot such as the almost mock hateful relationship between the rat and cat zodiacs. Lots of moments made me laugh an ...more
Micheala George
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
Almost forgot to post about this with all the madness of this college semester beginning!
A couple weeks ago, I received a copy of the Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya in the mail via a Goodreads giveaway! I was incredibly surprised and so happy (I never check my email, so I had no idea I had won until it came in the mail). It was definitely a much more joyous surprise than getting my college textbooks in the mail!

I had already read this volume of Fruits Basket previo
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it
To be honest, I was kind of bored by this Manga. I have the second one and I might try and read it at a later date to see if I want to continue. I had high hopes for this because it sounded cute and intriguing. I just couldn't get into it. I usually finish Manga quite quickly once I sit down and start. It took me quite some time to finish this once I started and towards the last half I was skimming. Hopefully the next volume will be good or I will probably end up dnf'ing the whole series. Maybe ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Because of the reboot that is currently coming out I have decided to read the manga for the first time. The art style is very different from both of the anime's and it took my eyes a while to adjust to it. But its the same lovable character doing the same lovable things and I look forward to reading more of the books!
Jude: The Epic Reader
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This author has the same birthday as me. Just saying. (means we have a bond)
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So freaking cute!
This was my first manga ever. So once I got over the learning curve of how to read it and remembering everyone's names, I got really into it.
I want the next edition soon!
Aww that ending :(

So, I had an anime/bit of manga phase around the time I was a freshman in high school, a lot of the anime shows I watched are still held very dearly to my heart and I also grew up watching Sailor Moon!

I recently decided to read up on some manga because why not? They're still books and deserve just as much love.

One thing I remember is that manga and anime often have so much emotion! And I love that in stories and television programs. Fruits Basket was certainly no different!
Holly Letson
I enjoyed this. And, while I did enjoy the Yen Press translations better than the TokyoPop translation, I noticed several places where they left words out of sentences (which caused sentences to not make sense). But, overall, these are very nice. I kinda miss the mangaka's ramblings in the sidebars, but as she stated in the Letter to the Reader at the end - Those sidebar ramblings are basically 2 decades old now, so they are irrelevant now. The original fans would get it, but the new fans proba ...more
Dakota★Magic in Every Book
Whole Series Review
Fruits Basket was the first manga I ever picked up and even after years of reading many other manga, Fruits Basket remains one of the very best I've read. A huge, well-developed cast, a perfect balance of serious topics and humor, a story that pulls your heartstrings, and with a perfect ending and excellent romances, this series is popular for a reason. If I made one complaint, it'd be that its a bit heavy on the straight couples (Why isn't somebody gayyyy??), but that's more
Oct 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
It was cute and I like the concept but I was so dang lost half the time and I don't know if I was skipping pages or if the story really just jumps around that much.
Ana Lucia
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just got into reading manga, and I thought this one was really good! Confusing at times (for me at least), but then I slowly began to catch onto it. It was really enjoyable and I recommend it! I liked it mainly because the plot was unique but also the characters developed a lot. Sometimes I like to flip back to the start of the book and compare how the characters acted and were like in the beginning and then in the end. It was interesting to see how they grew throughout the book.

I hope that ma
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Will always be one of my favorite stories. Am so glad ro be reading them again after so many years. And hopefully I will be able to read to the end this time instead of giving up some time before the halfway point.
Baileys Book Babble
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Obsessed with this story plot!! Jammed it out in about 24 hours and cannot wait to start the next. I understand all the hype. Current favorite character is the Dog for obvious reasons <3
Yon Nyan (BiblioNyan)
🐭 The artwork is absolutely beautiful!
🐭 The story is original & unique from most things I’ve read within shōjo manga.
🐭 Each character is multi-layered & it helps to build a well-rounded & fully fleshed out story.
🐭 Romance is very a slow build & doesn’t monopolise the beginning or foundation for the narrative, which is fantastic.
🐭 Unlike most shōjo, Tohru Honda is a very likeable character that anyone who’s experienced grief of losing close, loved ones can really relate to; her em
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! This manga may very well be my new favorite! The characters are so deep and well developed! It has so many light hearted moments, as well as serious and heartwarming ones! I'm so excited to continue on with this one soon!
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This brings back such happy memories, I remember just lazing around last summer with the entire series at my feet. Whereas I used to hate the art for Fruits Basket, its become charming in its own way. (Also, I think this is an updated translation???)
Just as adorable, sweet, and sad as I remembered.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I want to start off this review by being completely honest- I love Fruits Basket so much. I first read it when I was in middle school and I adored the story. I read each volume when it came out, and felt so much joy and sadness when it ended. To be clear, Fruits Basket was the manga that I was obsessed with when I was younger (if I could’ve had a Kyo cat plushie I would’ve gotten one). I completely forgot about it until this past October, when I decided to buy all the collection volumes because ...more
Noelle Haycraft
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
While I do love to read manga, I have to say that I enjoy watching the anime more. With that said, this is one of the purest mangas/animes I've ever experienced.

The main character is the exact definition of a cinnamon bun, too pure too good for this world. I really love her character and you never find her annoying or irritating with how nice she is. That's just how it is and you accept it wholeheartedly. I also enjoy reading about the other characters, mostly the other members of the zodiac. T
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars? I have read a few graphic novels, but this is manga and it took some getting used to for me. Reading from back to front, right to left, sometimes down the right side and then moving over may have been the easy part. I had more trouble with the illustration style and tracking the characters and who was who. But I tried to just go with it and settled in better after awhile. The premise is interesting. There were little tickles in my mind that I was being reminded of other stories or sho ...more
So many years. I almost forgot how happy this series made me. It's not just nostalgia: it makes me experience happiness and warmth all over again.

Friendship, family, love, drama, comedy, heartbreak, courage, the importance of kindness, fantastic character development, wonderful and expressive artwork; it's all here. All you may ever need.

'Fruits Basket' - Positive and cute, and dark and sharp. Depicting the best and worst of humans in a story about the Chinese Zodiac animals.

See my other revie
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
For my first manga, I have to say I really enjoyed this.

Though it took me awhile to be able to read it correctly and to understand what was really going in the story since like in my opinion the first couple of pages are a bit scrambled but the humor was great, the art was pretty good and the most of the characters each had a time in the spotlight to show a bit more about their character which was fun to follow. :D

It was a nice comfy read, I am currently waiting for tomorrow so the library is fi
VON Spinx
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga

I watched the anime of this first, and adored that version too! But the manga actually went into more detail to me. (Also my review is mostly from the anime, the manga is a pretty much identical from what I've read of this one!)This is so hilarious and a page turner! I adore the characters, and the story!
To me the story has 2 layers to it. The happy and romance part, where nothing bad happens. Then the other part with the Soma family. That part always seem mysterious and d
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had read this back in highschool and loved it, so felt it was time to re-read the series. The story is still super cute and I can’t get enough!

This translation is a little different, though I suppose it is probably closer to the original Japanese. One detail that particularly irks me is how Kyo refers to Yuki as “yucky Yuki.” It makes him sound like a toddler, though perhaps that was the intention.
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-shojo
I first read this series probably 15 years ago or more. It's one of my favorites and I waited a long time for it to become available in electronic format. I always checked back few years to see it was available yet, finally was and I'm finally getting around to reading it. Very much enjoying this, still hold up over time!
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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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