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Fruits Basket, Vol. 4

(Fruits Basket #4)

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When the infamous Akito makes an in-class appearance at the start of the school year, the Sohma family worries that his arrival will be an uncensored exercise of show-and-tell about Yuki's past. Meanwhile, when Ayame vows to rekindle his brother's lost friendship, he begins to realize that you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family - especially when they' ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published August 10th 2004 by Tokyopop (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 favou
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Cori
May 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I tried reading this series on recommendation of a really good friend. She has fantastic taste, and I trust her judgment. But I have to say this series didn't jive for me on a personal level.

I'm missing plot and the hokey dialogue is too much a hurdle for me to get over. It feels like the premise is built on one weak plot point and it runs out of steam quickly. Additionally, these weirdly sexual elements are thrown in at random. What on earth is this thing with the sex toys and sex costumes...a
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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
🐶 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
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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Sara Aouichi
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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
Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
Chapters 19-24.

Akito is one scary dude! Boy, what is wrong with him? Total spoiling? How can you be loyal to that? I was kind of hoping he'd fall for Tohru, oh well.

Loved meeting Aaya too, Yuki's older brother by 10 years! He's crazy too, saying outrageous things and I love him for that. I love that he's the snake and only ever listens to Hatori and thinks Tohru is like Hatori always helping people. Best meeting yet!!

Momiji's history is too sad! I love when such tragedy is contrasted to an upbea
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Nikki Kelly
Aug 29, 2007 rated it really liked it
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.
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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Jenna | Silver Spines
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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!
Cate (The Professional Fangirl)
I want to hold Momiji to my heart so tightly.
Kassidy
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like the mysterious aura that comes from Kyo the cat. I think he's hiding something.
delaney
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Haru showing his pubes to prove his natural hair is hilarious and innocent little me did not catch that before XD .
Magical_Bookworm
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
I absolutely loved this volume. I loved the storyline in this one. Amazing as always. I can't wait to continue on with this series.
Booktube Bitch
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
*This review only covers volume 4*

I will say I feel like the series is starting to pick up a bit more. I really enjoy reading about the character's backstories and I feel like this is how we will get to know them better. One thing I really like was Hatori, Shigure, and Ayame's friendship and how they have managed to stay friends even as adults. That goes to show that just because you're part of a family with someone, doesn't mean you'll like them or get along with them. I liked the fact that the
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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
Shelves: reread, 2016-read
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
Shelves: teen, graphicnovels
This series definitely gets better as it goes. I am starting to really like it!
Miss Ryoko
Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I love Ayame sooo much! He's hilarious! The series just gets better and better! Takaya-sensei is an amazing manga-ka!
Stephanie
Jul 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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!
Brendan
Jul 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
I don't care that they're supposed to be for girls, I enjoy these. I love the humor.
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!
Cath
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
4/5 stars.
Cameron
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series so much
Hannah Grace
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As always... I cried. This series will never not be amazing.
Sarah Churchill
This series is getting deep, man!
Ben Truong
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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.

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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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