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Fruits Basket, Tome 4

(Fruits Basket #4)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  16,540 ratings  ·  279 reviews
La vie au lycée s'annonce tumultueuse : Momiji et Hatsuharu, deux autres garçons de la famille Sôma, rejoignent Tohru, Yuki et Kyô, qui ont réussi eux, à passer en deuxième année ! Mais lors de la fête de la rentrée, Akito, le chef de la famille Sôma, apparaît devant Tohru...
Mass Market Paperback, 194 pages
Published February 2003 by Delcourt (first published January 19th 2000)
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
OMG!!! I forgot how much I loved this Manga series! <333
Fruits Baskets will always be one of my faves! =)

The highlights of this volume:

”The evidence is irrefutable. The world is filled with things I have yet to comprehend …”

Did Haru truly show him…?!! *LOL* Sooo damn hilarious!!! I can’t even! XD

”If someone can cause those scars there is sure to be someone who can heal them. That fact gives me more than a little courage.”

Well said Shigure! He’s so wise; no wonder he’s always been one of my fa
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Krystal
Oh man, Momiji breaks my heart. I love that kid so much. To this day, no story has had quite the impact as that story he tells about the Traveller who gives everything away. *river of tears*

Natsuki Takaya wreaked all kinds of mad havoc on my poor tattered heart, but rarely so much as this single volume.
Merb
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
🐶 This volume is Shigure! 🐶

Out of all the Fruits Basket volumes, volume 4 is one that always stuck with me closely over the years. We witness Tohru's first harrowing encounter with Akito, and reflect on the importance of good parenting on the one year anniversary of her mother's passing.

The art in this volume was spot on with presenting the personalities and emotions of the characters. We went from Akito's hard, wretched stare that is hiding so much unknown emotion, to Momiji's sad and yet opti
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Ferdy
Spoilers

-A more entertaining read than volume 3.

-Tohru, Shiguire, Momiji and Kyo were as likeable as ever. Yuki was more interesting in this one, his antagonistic relationship with his older brother gave him some much needed personality

-Loved Uo and Hana, the way they both looked out for Tohru was sweet. There should be more female friendships like Uo/Hana/Tohru in fiction.

-Yuki's brother Ayame was pretty funny. I enjoyed reading about Ayame, Hatori and Shiguire's friendship as teens.

-Momiji's
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Mary ♥
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves
5/5 stars


Fruits Basket is the cutest romance with a very important mythological element you'll ever find! And that's because, when hugged or touched in a not so friendly way by the opposite gender, or when they are in extreme distress, the members of the Sohma family turn into animals! And specifically, the animals of the Chinese Horoscope.

And this manga has also a very unique element. I won't spoil it and tell you what it is, though. Anyways, my point is that whatever happens, no matter if you'
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Victoria
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like the other parts of this series, this issue was hilarious and adorable. The crazy antics between them all makes for great comedy. This one did have its sadder moments though especially with the backstory of Momiji and the way Yuki reacted to Akito's presence.
Sara Aouichi
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
im totally binge reading this today and hopefully finish it tomorrow
i really missed the characters
my fav is haru and ofcourse kyo cant wait to see other charas
Rain Misoa
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE! I'M SERIOUS DAMMIT! READ THIS OR ELSE!!!
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
This series keeps getting better and better! I'm not kidding! The story in this volume really got intense. I would definitely say that this is the saddest volume so far. You really feel for what the characters go through and you can bet you will shed a tear for these beautifully created characters. I know I was tearing up when I was finding out about the past of some of these characters... AND I RARELY EVER CRY FOR ANYTHING!!! My word... the things that happen... it's... just too heart-wrenching ...more
Nikki Kelly
Aug 29, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really fun and cute series. The premise is really original and enjoyable. The characters are interesting and lovable. My only complaint is the story-line is a bit drug-out.
Marianna Rainolter
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Inizia un nuovo anno scolastico e Haru e Momiji si trovano nella stessa scuola di Tohru, Yuki e Kiyo e ne vedremo delle belle già al primo giorno! Facciamo poi la conoscenza del temibile capo famiglia Akito e poi di Aya, il fratello maggiore di Yuki che è un personaggio molto singolare ma mi è piaciuto e ha divertito parecchio; lui e Yuki sono alquanto distanti ma grazie anche a Tohru cercheranno di avvicinarsi. Il volume finisce con due episodi molto dolci e materni, con Momiji e il suo rapport ...more
Delirious Disquisitions
Shout out to Tohru's two friends for being so fucking supportive and loving! We don't see nearly enough female friendships in mangas so the fact that we have such a strong and healthy relationship just makes me want to cry!

This volume had such a melancholy mood to it. It was all about family and clinging onto your loved ones. Momiji's story specially hit me hard since I wasnt expecting it! We learned some secrets but the mystery of it just keeps on building. Here's to hoping we can weather the
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Samythenerdybeasty
A cute yet semi-dark type of take on zodiac personas inside of characters. The main thing that bothers me about this story is how the females are overly sexualized at times. I do like how there is some representation of transgenders in this story though, if my understanding is correct. I think the anime for me is more enjoyable than the manga though. Just my thoughts.
Jenna | Silver Spines
3.75 stars
Akito is going to hurt my sweet baby Tohru and I'm not OK with that.

I noticed that we haven't been seeing much of Kyou, recently. Maybe it's because of the introduction of all these new characters as well as Yuki's development that are preventing him from having his moment. Anyway, I really, really hope to see more of him and his relationship with Tohru.
Arta Sallabegolli
It's starting to become a little more romantic!
delaney
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Haru showing his pubes to prove his natural hair is hilarious and innocent little me did not catch that before XD .
Kassidy
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the mysterious aura that comes from Kyo the cat. I think he's hiding something.
Theresa ♫
(*BAWLS)

Okay. Fruits Basket can make you cry really hard.
Then it can make you laugh really hard.

You know what gives people emotions like this?

1. Being in love
2. Heart-stopping cliffhangers to various books
3. A dramatic scene in a super dramatic drama.

All of these things can get you feeling super emotional, but FRUITS BASKET is also part of the list!

So thinking about my review for volume 1, the hugging-turns-them-into-animals curse might seem romantic but NOH.
it is a curse. INDEED, it is a curse.
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Andrea
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-read, reread
A nice addition to the series overall. Tohru finally meets Akito in person and the encounter doesn't really go as expected. Mainly because Yuki shows up about 20 seconds later and Akito turns on him and rips him a new one about not showing up for New Years. Yuki is terrified of Akito and the punishments Akito is capable and Tohru sees the fear in his eyes and manages him to get him away and lighten the mood. It saves him, but one day he's going to have to face he's demons head on and he'll need ...more
Cat
Sep 03, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, graphicnovels
This series definitely gets better as it goes. I am starting to really like it!
Cath
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
4/5 stars.
Stephanie
Jul 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
This was the first Fruits Basket I ever read and it’s still one of my favorite volumes. The Kyo/Tohru is strong, plus we meet Akito and Ayame!
Elinor Master of Gifs
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
4,5 Un tome très sympa et plein d'émotions ! Atori me fait flipper ^^ j'adore tellement les amies de Tohru ! <3
Cath
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
5/5
I really enjoyed this volume the second time around. It's always fun to read about Shigure, Hatori and Aya's time together in school.
Onto volume 5!
Miss Ryoko
Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I love Ayame sooo much! He's hilarious! The series just gets better and better! Takaya-sensei is an amazing manga-ka!
Brendan
Jul 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't care that they're supposed to be for girls, I enjoy these. I love the humor.
Sarah Churchill
This series is getting deep, man!
Ben Truong
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Fruits Basket, Vol. 4 continues where the previous tankōbon left off and contains the next six chapters (19–24) of the on-going manga series.

When Momiji and Hatsuharu Shoma start at Tohru Honda's high school as first-year students, Akito Shoma, the head of the Shoma Family, attends the opening ceremony and makes introductions with Tohru Honda. When Akito Shoma threatens Yuki Sohma with punishment for skipping the New Year's banquet, Tohru Honda interrupts on the excuse that class is starting.

Aki
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Lanie
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of romance comedy and manga
Damn. Akito is fucking creepy! Loved that scene with him & Yuki. Very intense & scary. & Yuki's brother? Oh god, is he gorgeous or what? That hair! I love it. :D

the artwork seems to be improving, which is good. & even with this overall happy funny light tone, the story does seem to be getting a bit more serious, especially where Akito is involved. What is this guy's deal? I must know!

the character development is truly where this series shines brightest. Tohru is such a strong p
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JW
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tohru, Kyo, and Yuki start their second year of school, and Momiji and Hatsuharu join them. When Yuki sees Akito talking to Tohru at school, he becomes terrified and intercedes. We briefly see more of the darkness that is Akito; it is clear that this is just a taste of what is to come in the series.

There is an extremely touching chapter focused on Momiji and his family where we see that in many ways he resembles Tohru; these two have dealt with adversity in similar ways, which may explain why i
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Kelly
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-manga
I'm probably biased with my 5 star ratings, but I can't help it. This is a wonderful series, and I truly believe Takaya Sensei deserves recognition.
I was afraid at first that this series may not hold up when rereading it, but it is completely the opposite. It is a wonderful series to reread! Granted their are a few less surprises and 'Oh snap!' revelations, but there is so much more meaning and depth to each of the characters this time around! Also some of the scenes go from light and sweet 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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“Strangely enough, when you get older the things you didn't understand when you were a child start to make sense. "When this happened, I should have done that." "When that happened, I should have said this." those types of things. You start to understand rather than regret. It may be closer to repentance. So it may be that I do want to repent and erase the ignorant self from my childhood.” 12 likes
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