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Title:
Fruits basket
Uniform Title:
Furūtsu basuketto. English
ISBN:
9780316360166

9780316360180

9780316360647

9780316360654

9780316360661

9780316360715

9780316360722

9780316360739

9780316501620

9780316501644

9780316501682

9780316501767
Edition:
Collector's edition; First Yen Press edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2016-
Physical Description:
volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
1.
General Note:
Vols. 7, 9: Lettering: Lys Blakeslee and Katie Blakeslee.
Contents:
Volume 1 includes original volumes 1 & 2 -- volume 2 includes original volumes 3 & 4 -- volume 3 includes original volumes 5 & 6 -- volume 4 includes original volumes 7 & 8 -- volume 5 includes original volumes 9 & 10 -- volume 6 includes original volumes 11 & 12 -- volume 7 includes original volumes 13 & 14 -- volume 8 includes original volumes 15 & 16 -- volume 9 includes original volumes 17 & 18 -- volume 10 includes original volumes 19 & 20 -- volume 11 includes original volumes 21 & 22 -- volume 12 includes original volume 23 and extras, including an interview with the author.
Summary:
"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 in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own--when embraced by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac!"-- Cover flap.
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Summary

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 in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own--when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!
A perennial favorite of fans and librarians alike, Natsuki Takaya's beloved bestselling Fruits Basket series returns to print in gorgeous deluxe English-language omnibus editions with beautiful full-color illustrations that are not to be missed!


Author Notes

Natsuki Takaya burst onto the manga scene in North America with the publication of Fruits Basket which became an immediate sensation. Her other works include Twinkle Stars and Liselotte & Witch's Forest .


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Takaya's romantic comedy brims with teenage melodrama, corny humor and hijinks. In the vein of Ranma 1/2, the work's humor also derives from the transformation of humans into animals. It goes like this: Tohru Honda is unsinkable; when her mother dies and her grandfather denies her a place to live, the homeless high-schooler is determined to make it on her own by pitching a tent alone in the woods. En route to her tent one day, Tohru encounters Shigure, who informs her that the tent is pitched on his family property. He's appalled by her squalid living conditions and invites her to his estate. Tohru becomes part of the household on the condition that she helps guard their family secret: when hugged by members of the opposite sex, Shigure and his family transform into animals from the Chinese zodiac calendar. Tohru soon learns Shigure is the cousin of Yuki Sohma, a quiet, mysterious boy at her high school whom all the girls adore. (Yuki, incidentally, has spurned any female advances for fear of revealing his true form: a rat.) And it's not long before she finds out another cousin, Kyo, transforms into a cat. As an animal left off the zodiac, Kyo feels he's been wronged. As Tohru and Kyo become friends, they realize that as misfits they may have a chance at understanding each other. Similar to other romance manga, this tale's illustration style is cartoonish and whimsical. Each panel-packed page conveys a melodramatic event or upturn, giving the story a fast rhythm. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

When Tokyopop polled visitors to its website on what manga they would like to see translated into English, this charming series was the top choice by a wide margin. Nothing can dampen the optimistic spirit of orphaned high school girl Tohru Honda-not even being forced to live alone in a tent. One morning, she discovers a nearby house, where her popular classmate Yuki Sohma and his older cousin Shigure live by themselves. They invite her to stay with them as their (desperately needed) housekeeper, and she soon learns of the family curse: when the Sohmas are embraced by members of the opposite sex, they turn into animals of the Chinese zodiac. Tohru also meets Kyo, the 13th member of the cursed family, who turns into a cat, an animal ostracized by the zodiac members in an ancient legend. As Tohru brightens their lives, they give her something she thought she had lost: a family. The influence of Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 is obvious-but Ranma is a shonen title, emphasizing action, while this is a shojo title, emphasizing relationships. Takaya's artwork is quite appealing, and this 11-volume series is highly recommended for teens and adults. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.