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Fruits Basket, Vol. 4

(Fruits Basket #4)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  18,251 ratings  ·  333 reviews
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
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
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.
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
Jul 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
How did I let so much time slip before picking this series back up? Another solid volume - we meet Ayame, learn more about Momiji's backstory, and have our first graveside lunch, hehehe. ...more

-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.

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'
Jenny Clark
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tokyopop-manga
I love the bond between Uo Hana and Tohru. I also like the bonds between Ayame and Shigure. Seeing the bond between Tohru and her mom was nice, as was seeing Uo and Hana's bond with her as well. There were some touching moments, as well as some sad ones. Does almost everyone have issues though??? Like, seriously both Momoji and Yuki had such sad stories. I also really don't like Akito. His evil smile just makes me wanna slap him, and his words to Yuki... what a manipulator! The art is better tha ...more
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
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
Jenna | Silver Spines
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
5 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.
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
Arta Sallabegolli
It's starting to become a little more romantic! ...more
Cate (The Professional Fangirl)
I want to hold Momiji to my heart so tightly.
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Akito is such a mysterious character and the author is doing a great job of making me want to learn more about him!
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. ...more
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 .
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. ...more
Theresa ♫

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.
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Each volume keeps adding more layers to plot, giving readers just enough to new information but also rising more questions! I'm super intrigued with the Sohma family curse (view spoiler) in this volume, but I feel like it's still a long, emotional road ahead to unearth its origins and how it affects the family currently. (view spoiler) ...more
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! ...more
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!
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. ...more
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
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!
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
4/5 stars.
Hannah Grace
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As always... I cried. This series will never not be amazing.
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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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