Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1 by Natsuki TakayaFruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1

byNatsuki Takaya

Paperback | June 28, 2016

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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!

About The Author

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.
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Title:Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 8.38 × 5.88 × 1.25 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:Yen PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316360163

ISBN - 13:9780316360166

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from yesss Fruits Basket is probably my very favorite manga that I have read to date. Now, I wholeheartedly admit that the premise is weird and unlikely, but, hey, it's fantasy. Anyway, if you can get past the initial outlandishness, you discover a story full of heart and darkness. This is my fourth or fifth time through the series, and I just love it more every time. Having read through a few reviews on Goodreads, I know that this series, and the character of Tohru especially, gets a lot of flak for being too cutesy. It seems that some people did not buy Tohru's consistently positive attitude or her naivete. For me, it worked. Tohru has her painful past, and she does occasionally struggle to put forward that happy face. In fact, I think that she's an incredibly strong character, because she tries so hard and does her best to be happy no matter what life throws her way. Also criticized is the zodiac curse. Yes, it's crazy and not likely. Who cares? The least popular aspect seems to be the fact that one of the side effects of the curse is that hugging a member of the opposite sex will turn them into their animal. It sounds so arbitrary and like it was solely introduced for hijinks and humor. Actually, I think that there's more to it. This part of the curse is what really separates the Sohma's from other people. They are drawn more into the family and unable to mingle in society for fear of discovery. Their curse is being stuck together. What really makes me love this story so much though is the way that it grows and changes. In most series, there isn't too much of a marking of time, but in Fruits Basket, the characters change a lot in both personality and appearance. I love that you can literally see the characters growing up from children to adults. Additionally, I really appreciate the level of depth in pretty much all of the rather extensive set of main characters. Each one gets at least one chapter focusing on their own issues. If you don't believe me about the depth of the story, here's a quote, which pretty much perfectly sums up being young: "It's good to be young, without experience in how to live, struggling desperately as if you were going to drown, even though you could float if you just drew on your own strength." I just love that. Above and beyond the fantasy plot, this is really just a touching story of a lot of broken people coming together and trying to find the courage to believe in themselves and to really love. Not only that, but the art is gorgeous. It takes a couple of volumes for Takaya to get into the swing of things, but after that I occasionally find myself pausing and just staring at a particular frame to admire the beauty therein. Of course, manga art gets criticized a lot for being ridiculous, so if you don't like it, then you won't like the art here either, since it's got the standards (like big eyes versus narrow ones to indicate degrees of masculinity/femininity). Do not be fooled by the pretty shoujo artwork and cutesy opening chapters, though. Fruits Basket is very dark and tackled a lot of painful issues, such as parental abuse. However, it does so with heart and hope. This will always be one of my very favorite works of literature.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad they're re-printing this Fruits Basket will always be my favorite series. Whether that's due to nostalgia or a bias or the fact that this is actually a well written story, i guess i'll never know. With incredible characters and enough comedy and drama to balance the romance aspect of this manga, it comes out as a well balanced great read. A classic that belongs on every bookshelf!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series this series, whether manga or anime, just keeps getting better. It's been my favourite for years
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Series This is one of my all time favourite slice of life genre type of manga series I would reread over and over multiple of times. I thorough enjoyed each character arcs including their life struggles, and how each character life experience interconnect with one another. The author did an astounding work with putting this piece together! Overall the series is short and sweet. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Fruits Basket is the manga that got me into mangas. One of the best and most memorable mangas I've read.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing, Get it While you Can This series is gorgeous and heartwarming, and one of my favourites. A moving plot, and full cast of loveable and developed characters. Manga lovers are lucky this series has been republished, because I got into this series back when it was originally out of print and super hard to find, but it was well worth the hunt, and now you can in this gorgeous new and enlarged edition, full of extra bonus material! I highly recommend this read.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best This is definitely one of my top top favourite manga. It's funny, heart-warming and sweet. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for something to read.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it One of my favorite Mangas. And all those colored pages in this edition make it worth it
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a great manga series. The art style isn't necessarily the best but the story is funny, sweet and sad all in one. it's great.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Older Manga Style but great storyline I've read this story a few times, and each time I'm surprised by something else. It's a fairly long one, and the mange style is a bit outdated but it's a good read. Long story short a girl meets some interesting boys with a mysterious background. I def. would recommend if you're looking to get into manga but you don't know where to start.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite manga series This story is a childhood favourite of mine. With a captivating plot, humor, lovable characters, and beautiful illustrations. Highly recommend this great read!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazin this manga is easily one of the best i have ever read.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Fruits Basket! Finally picked up from another publisher! I love this series and cannot wait to own them all!!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This was my first manga and now I am totally hooked. Compelling story with great characters.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic for the Shojo Genre One of the first manga I read and still a favorite. The YenPress editions are lovely.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome This was the first manga I read and was the one who got me started on many other manga. It has wonderful art and the story is great.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome This was the first manga I read and was the one who got me started on many other manga. It has wonderful art and the story is great.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A personal favourite I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this series, but I have yet to own to entire thing. So I was extremely happy to see it in my local Coles store. This is great!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty interesting... I like the story but, a little too slow for my usual liking.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as the anime! I have loved the anime for some time now and I was so happy to find out that the book was re-selling as a collectors edition! It really was an amazing and adorable story that everyone should read! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NIce One of the best shojo manga that I have read you cannot get enough of it !
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Such a sweet story with an interesting take on the Chinese zodiac. Lots of great characters. This is my favourite manga!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this manga! I loved this manga. It is such a sweet story, it is a easy story to fall right into, and you will love the characters and direction that the story goes.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Manga! My favourite manga of all time! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Series Really classic romance manga that if you haven't read yet you definitely should. The characters are really wonderful and the story is well done and intriguing as well. Glad it's getting reprinted because it's hard to find the tokyopop editions.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary classic. Phenomenal! I first read the series through some books I borrowed from the library, I wanted to get the series for myself but found out tokyopop no longer distributed them, I'm so glad they brought it back because it's such a great manga series! I was sad that people may not have the chance to read it and now they do! So I extremely recommend this series! It not only gets you hooked to the main characters but the whole Sohma family! The story has so much twists and turns and so much more that the synopsis doesn't do it justice. It's an extremely beautiful and touching story, one you'll never forget. It will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart and a small bit of sadness because it is over. I will never stop loving this series.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic in Romance Manga Fruits Basket is one of the bigger names in Romantic manga series, and for good reason. The concept of a family cursed to turn into the animals of the zodiac when hugged by a member of the opposite sex immediately creates drama and ideas from the get-go. If 'will they won't they' sort of stories that tug at your heart strings is part of your wheel house then look no further than Fruits Basket. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical Fruits Basket is a magical story. You will honestly fall in love with Tohru and all the Sohmas, eager to be part of their world.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this series!! Cute characters and premise!
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Love again I have one of the tokyopop editions of Fruits Basket and this was life when I was in junior high. I read it all day and I was soooo excited when the next volume came out. But once tokyopop closed down, I was depressed because this manga is so popular and you couldn't get a paper edition anymore. Once I saw this, I was so happy because now, I can talk people about it and people will enjoy one of my top 10 shoujo manga.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Falling in love with this series already! Aww that ending :( So, I had an anime/bit of manga phase around the time I was a freshman in high school, a lot of the anime shows I watched are still held very dearly to my heart and I also grew up watching Sailor Moon! I recently decided to read up on some manga because why not? They're still books and deserve just as much love. One thing I remember is that manga and anime often have so much emotion! And I love that in stories and television programs. Fruits Basket was certainly no different! I loved the characters and the humour! There were a few times I actually started laughing while reading and couldn't stop! I love the life lessons portrayed through Tohru and what she's been through. I also like Tohru as a person. Kyo, Yuki, and Shigure are also wonderful to read about. I'm starting to really like Mimoji as well and hope to see more of him! I look forward to reading the rest of this series and seeing where the development of the characters go and what comes of the blooming romances and past romances for the characters!! I definitely feel myself falling in love with this series already.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YOU MUST READ THIS! I had been waiting years to be able to have physical copies of this series and now I can finally have it! The story just gets deeper and deeper the more you progress and you just fall in love with all the characters! This is probably one of my favourite manga series such a beautiful fulfilling story!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I HAVE THIS IN MY HANDS FINALLY! OMG! I finally have this physical copy in my hands! I never grew up with the manga, but now in my young adult years getting into the world of anime and manga, its great to have this classic available to all newbies of the manga world!
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found it! This manga is SO hard to find these day since it is so old. But I was sooo happy when a Collectors Edition came out! The best thing: It's huge! There are two volumes in one! And it it has been re-written, so the the word aren't as precise as they were. But that's alright! Nothing has changed (except for the words). That's all there is to it!
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Classic I've read this series through a couple of times. It's a great story that I'd recommend to anybody. It's a coming of age story with a supernatural twist. A tear-jerker at times but mostly shows the power of positivity. Love it!
Date published: 2016-09-10