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Fruits Basket, Vol. 9

(Fruits Basket #9)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  15,370 ratings  ·  200 reviews
Finally--summer has arrived! While Tohru struggles through bipolar days of hope and anxiety, what will happen when Yuki comes face-to-face with the new member of the student council? Meanwhile, who is that Uo-chan's hanging out with? Is she c-r-a-z-y in love? In a bonus feature, Hana-chan's past is finally disclosed! ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by TokyoPop (first published June 19th 2002)
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
I think I finally reached the point where I had to stop to read “Fruits Basket”. My inner teen is very happy to continue reading now. *lol* Especially because after all those years I really want to know if Akito is really that bad. XD

Highlights of this volume:

”I’m sorry. I spoke without thinking. I was happy, too… that you spoke to me. Really.”

I totally dig Uo-chan and Kureno’s love story. But urgh that ending! Please tell me everything is going to be alright!?! (view spoiler)
Mary ♥
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars

In this world...
It's impossible not to be able to find someone who appreciates you

We learned Hana-chan's story. And it made my heart break in a million pieces in case you wonder.

Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
5/5 Stars.
Whoa man...this volume was amaaaazing. It was interesting to learn about Hana and what she went through before she met Tohru and Arisa.
Luisa Maula
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read
An interesting twist for this volume, I didn’t see it coming at all. But then again, if we’re to consider their ages in this manga, chances are, they’d experience having romance in their lives sooner or later anyway.

Romance is a fickle and unpredictable emotion. You never know when it’ll strike and you can’t be too ready for it, especially when it decides to show without warning. This also explains why love knows no boundaries when it comes to interested parties.

Personally, having huge age dif
Dec 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I enjoyed this volume more than I had a few of the previous, possibly because she finally gave the back-story on Saki Hanajima, who up until now was a pretty mysterious character. She's been a very intriguing character for me, it was nice to actually get an idea for her character. A great volume! ...more
Bethany Pratt
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked how throughout the book, the author added many more characters. I also liked how we finally got to see what Hanajima's past was like and how she came to be friends with Tohru and Uotani. ...more
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
I absolutely loved this book. I loved learning more about the characters. I can't wait to continue on with this series. ...more
Nov 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this volume, though it had it's ups and downs with me. I wasn't that interested in the part with Yuki and the student council members. I wasn't really sure what was going on there anyway. I'm glad someone made Yuki feel good though. After years of begin brainwashed by Akito, it was time for him to hear something good about himself. It's also nice to see him confiding in Tohru a little more. He's really starting to open up to her.

Uo meets a guy that seems interested in her. I'm a
Kailey (Luminous Libro)
In this volume, Yuki is taking up his duties as the new student body president, and he meets his vice president and treasurer, who have some strange behavior, sleeping on the job and creating chaos among the class papers. I'm not sure what is up with those two, and I think Yuki is just as confused.

I loved reading about Hana's backstory, and how she was mistreated at her previous school before she met Tohru. Apparently, she used to be able to hear voices in addition to manipulating electrical wav
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
🐍 This volume is Ayame 🐍

This volume of Fruits Basket ventures through Tohru's best friends stories, providing a new story to take place in future volumes. The relationship between Kyo and Tohru truly begins to become romantic, and we see the bleak and hopeless future that is ahead of Kyo.

I enjoyed being able to see Tohru's friends have their own stories, it is so rare for female characters to have healthy friendships in stories, let alone friends who also have their own stories outside of the l
sage elizabeth
i don't know what it is about this volume but I think this has been one of my favorites. All the chapters were just so well thought out and they blow by so fast. This one totally got me hooked right back on to Fruits Basket. ...more
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood-loves
So much cutsie abounds! Just this image: Tohru and Kyou cooking together in Shishou's house. It's enough to give me bliss for a lifetime. <3 ...more
Cate (The Professional Fangirl)
It's nice to have Hana-san's story. Also, I finished reading this somewhere in the Japanese airspace lmao. ...more
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness I'm such a sucker for backstories and this time we got the backstory of one of my faves - Hana! Love love love! Can't wait to read about summer vacation ...more
Rain Misoa
Jun 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!! And to people who still believe in love at first sight.
Recommended to Rain by: Nicole Terazue
Shelves: manga
Talk about a lot happening in a single volume! So much was happening in this book that I have no idea where I should start! This was filled with a lot of short stories. They were there to expand on what was hinted at in previous volumes but wasn't really in depth. Did that make sense to you guys? I hope so... oh well. XD It's basically just going on about the characters experiences during their summer off school. I thought it was a nice touch. Especially since you got little hints about what hap ...more
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
The chapters around Arisa and Hana were especially moving. The rest was fine.
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
I hate to be a downer, but I just wasn't feeling this volume. The bumped-into-you-again-oh-isn't-it-fate-and-now-can-say-I-love-you-to-a-complete-stranger story between Arisa and Kureno felt too far-fetched to me. Maybe I wasn't paying attention the first time I read this years ago, but the story feels very formulaic and I wasn't really moved by it. As a character, I find that Kureno seems to resonate with his kind of resigned sadness that seeps into your bones, but I found his declaration of lo ...more
Apr 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
I've read 3 manga series in my life and this is in my top two. ...more
Jan 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Ahahaha Ayame is sooo much cooler then Yuki but but Yuki is still awesomes
Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
This started oddly but still a good volume. Loves the arc with Arisa and Kureno.
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Yaaaaaaaaay I'm going to meet Rin! ...more
Romi (likes books)
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
This has been the oddest of the lot. It had sinister, creepy feelings. And is a total depart from the anime. I'M IN NEW TERRITORY. IT IS SCARY. ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-manga
Me again! Yes, I will shamelessly gush about this series forever!

So in this volume: Yuki starts up with student council and gets to know a few members, discovering a few oddities and virtues about each one. Next, we get to meet to meet Uo-chan's mysterious crush, who might be even more mysterious than she previously thought. Kyo and Tohru go to visit Shishou-san, but their bonding is interrupted when Kazuma is summoned to a meeting with Kyo's biological father. Shishou remains my favorite Furuba
Ben Truong
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Fruits Basket, Vol. 9 continues where the previous tankōbon left off and contains the next five chapters (49–53) of the on-going manga series and a bonus story: "Rain Shelter of Terror".

New Student Council President Yuki Sohma finds the student council room trashed, with a girl kneeling among the papers. She is Machi Kuragi, student council treasurer for the next year, and with her is the energetic new vice president, Kakeru Manabe, who wants to turn the student council into a super-sentai–style
I'm quite surprised that in my 2014 review of this volume I only rated it 4 stars... possibly it is helping that I am deliberately trying to read only one of these each day (yes I know I read another one earlier - I have a day off work and figured I'd treat myself) - I can kind of see why the segment with Machi and Manabe wasn't my favourite, given the ending of the previous volume coming into this one it isn't the most... intriguing of openings. However, I do like Machi as a character and Manab ...more
Pippa Reads Manga
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This is probably the first volume that I wasn't completely sold on. The story meandered quite a bit and attempted to tell a lot of different stories in one volume. Overall this volume feels less cohesive in theme than the previous ones, but to be fair, Fruits Basket has set a high bar for itself. I enjoyed reading more about Uo as well as learning more about Hana's backstory. I think it's something very special that Takaya decided to write positive female friendships in this story. There isn't e ...more
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We learn more about Hanajima and how she was born with her curse in this volume. I sometimes forget that the author, Natsuki Takaya, has invested a lot of time in this series to go so far as to give even "minor" characters in depth backgrounds that it's refreshing to read about them. I love it when all the characters you encounter in a series have their own lives outside of being friends or siblings with the main protagonist. We also get a glimpse of Kyo's father in this volume and learn how he ...more
In this volume we get to know more about Hanajima's past and, to no one's shock: it was shitty. We're 9 vols in (53 chapters so far) and to be quite honest, the angst and drama are getting kinda old (I mean, EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER gets a sad backstory. Literally EVERYONE. And we have to dive deep into eeeeeveryone's personal drama, not just the main characters!).

The other important bit (the ACTUAL important bit) is that we get to see Kyou's growth as a character. Whereas at the beginning of the
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've made it to volume 9 in my reread. Here is what I thought about while I was reading:
- Megumi's prayer for his sister made me tear up. It was such a sweet scene!
- I had to laugh at page 121! Everyone around Hana-chan and Megumi were shocked at how much black they were wearing. What made me laugh was that even the bird on the ground behind them had a thought bubble that said, "So black!"
- I can't remember (view spoiler)
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This volume is a little disappointing. I didn't like the new characters that are working with Yuki in the student council, and I don't see the point in introducing them and not doing anything with them. While they may be important later on, it felt forced to bring them up at that moment. The short stories about Uo and Hana were sweet, and I'm glad they introduced the last two Zodiac members, but I kind of feel as if the author is running out of ideas for filler short stories. Going to a summer c ...more
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Name (in native language) : 高屋奈月

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 i

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