Fruits Basket, Vol. 2 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket, Vol. 2

A family with an ancient curse...And the girl who will change their lives forever...Ever since Tohru Honda discovered the Zodiac secret of the Sohma clan, her eyes have opened to a world of magic and wonder. But with such a great secret comes great responsibility. When her best friends Hana-chan and Uo-chan come to the Sohma home for a sleepover, Tohru has her work cut out...

Title:Fruits Basket, Vol. 2
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ISBN:1591826047
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:194 pages

Fruits Basket, Vol. 2 Reviews

  • Lynda
    Jan 18, 2008

    I love Fruits Basket! As I finsihed this book, it's pretty interesting about Hatori (has the spirit of the dragon).

    I would add this kind of quote to my profile from this volume 2:

    Hatori:"When snow melts, what do think it becomes?"

    Tohru: "Huh? Ah...Um, well...Hmm.

    It becomes spring!

    No matter how cold it is now,

    Spring will come again! Without fail.

    It's strange, isn't it? But it's true."

    ALSO:

    Hatori: Please let her... find someone who can make her happy. I pray. Even if I die surrounded by snow

    I love Fruits Basket! As I finsihed this book, it's pretty interesting about Hatori (has the spirit of the dragon).

    I would add this kind of quote to my profile from this volume 2:

    Hatori:"When snow melts, what do think it becomes?"

    Tohru: "Huh? Ah...Um, well...Hmm.

    It becomes spring!

    No matter how cold it is now,

    Spring will come again! Without fail.

    It's strange, isn't it? But it's true."

    ALSO:

    Hatori: Please let her... find someone who can make her happy. I pray. Even if I die surrounded by snow that never melts... I don't care. Please... Please...

  • Rain Misoa
    Jun 08, 2011

    Yet another great volume of

    . This volume is one of my favorites. It gets more indepth with the characters and their past lives. We even get introduced to two new, no, make that THREE new characters. Though we do see more of two than three... yeah... I usually don't make sense when I do my reviews but hey, unless you want spoilers, then don't complain! Anyway, I really love this volume. The drama in this one was way more intense than it was with the first volume and it's only going

    Yet another great volume of

    . This volume is one of my favorites. It gets more indepth with the characters and their past lives. We even get introduced to two new, no, make that THREE new characters. Though we do see more of two than three... yeah... I usually don't make sense when I do my reviews but hey, unless you want spoilers, then don't complain! Anyway, I really love this volume. The drama in this one was way more intense than it was with the first volume and it's only going to get more intense as the volumes go by!

    Takaya-sensei is such a cool mangaka. In this volume, I felt you got to know her a lot better because of the fact that she interacts directly with the reader through her messages that she puts at the beginning of each chapter. She really is a huge gamer and to see that she's a fan of

    was just awesome to me. I'm a huge fan of the franchise myself and seeing that she spoke so highly of FFVII just made me tear up inside. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the plot for this volume. I love that she went into the past of her characters and really worked hard on developing Tohru, Yuki, and Kyo as well as introducing Momiji and Hatori (and Haru but we don't learn much about him in this volume). Really, Takaya-sensei is just an amazing person.

    As I've said before, she managed to develop Tohru. Tohru in this one, although still very happy and gentle, you get to see a much more sadder side to her, too, because life is not always happy... it makes her seem more realistic and for that, I appreciated her all the more. The same thing could be said about Kyo and Yuki. You get to see their reasons for envying and wanting to be like one another. You understand why they fight each other so much. It's nice because it clears up that their fighting is not just some stupid rivarly that they have. It runs much more deeper than that. Plus, they get the approval of Hana and Uo and we all know they are the law! XD No, seriously, these two girls are just epic. They would do anything in order to protect Tohru. Anything. Hana's psychic abilities are so intriguing. I don't know how they work but damn, I wish I had them! XD (Shigure didn't do much in this volume but he does have some strange aura about him that... you just want to eat him in order to find out what that may be. XD Plus, I want to read his books... just because. XD)

    We just met Momiji and Hatori! One of the cutest and coolest characters ever to come into existence! Momiji is adorable. I cannot express this enough! He's so sweet, cuddly, cute, and lovable! He accepts Tohru right away and welcomes her without any hesitation whatsoever. Plus, he's half German! How awesome is that? I loves me my Germans~ *Squeezes Cloud* Anyway, we don't know much about him yet. We'll get to see more about him in later volumes. The one we do get to know quite well is Hatori. I love this man. He's so kind, gentle, caring, and... *Frowns* ...his past is one of true tragedy. It'll bring you to tears what he had to go through and how he had no choice but to do what he had to do. It's so painful... but... Tohru makes it better, I feel. And the way his personality is, he was able to come to terms with himself and that leaves at least a bit of hope. I love this man so much... I hope that one day... he'll be able to find spring again. *Smiles faintly*

    Yeah, like I said, one of my favorite volumes of the entire manga. I love the characters, the plot, the artwork. Everything. It's just so... I don't know how to say it... exquisite? Yeah, we'll go with that. X3 I really love how everything seems to flow so well. Takaya-sensei really knew how to balance this manga out very well. You have the comedy and the drama. The romance and the tragedy. The hopelessness and the hope. I love this manga. It's really worth the read. I believe you should pick this one up if you're a manga fan. Even more so if you're a shoujo fan! Trust me. The story and the characters are worth your time. *Nods*

  • Andrea
    Mar 08, 2013

    Two new characters were added: Momiji and Hatori. The curse was developed a little bit further, but it's still a mystery overall. Can it be broken? I love seeing all the characters interact with one another. It's so cute and funny most of the time like when Hana gets both Kyo and Yuki to go back to the house to spend New Years with Tohru, that was super sweet.

    This installment presented the problem that Tohru's memories could be wiped by Hatori should he choose or Akito give the order. We also l

    Two new characters were added: Momiji and Hatori. The curse was developed a little bit further, but it's still a mystery overall. Can it be broken? I love seeing all the characters interact with one another. It's so cute and funny most of the time like when Hana gets both Kyo and Yuki to go back to the house to spend New Years with Tohru, that was super sweet.

    This installment presented the problem that Tohru's memories could be wiped by Hatori should he choose or Akito give the order. We also learn a little more about the Sohma clan and how they live in their estate. Hatori also relives some painful memories, but has the epiphany that there's still hope for the members of the zodiac thanks to Tohru. I also really love the art in the novels and I think I'll re-watch the anime once I have time ^.^

  • Ferdy
    May 10, 2013

    This was just as good as the first volume — it was perfectly weird and wonderful.

    The Sohma family are possessed by the spirits of the Chinese zodiac, and if they're ever

    by the opposite sex they transform into their zodiac animal. I still found the premise kind of wacky but in a good way. Tohru (the clumsy homeless heroine) quite literally stumbled onto their secret. She now lives in the Sohma house with three of the Sohma boys — good guy Yuki (rat), moody Kyo (cat),

    This was just as good as the first volume — it was perfectly weird and wonderful.

    The Sohma family are possessed by the spirits of the Chinese zodiac, and if they're ever

    by the opposite sex they transform into their zodiac animal. I still found the premise kind of wacky but in a good way. Tohru (the clumsy homeless heroine) quite literally stumbled onto their secret. She now lives in the Sohma house with three of the Sohma boys — good guy Yuki (rat), moody Kyo (cat), and pervy Shigure (dog).

    Oh and Tohru stays with them rent free in exchange for cooking and cleaning. Yea, it was all rather sexist, but it kind of felt satirical - I'm not sure whether that was intentional or not though.

    -The plot was sort of all over the place - Tohru's friends have a sleepover at the Sohma house to make sure she's been treated right. Then Tohru/Kyo/Yuki and co sell rice at school, also Tohru meets more of the Sohma family, and then everyone celebrates new year. It was actually really entertaining.

    -I loved Tohru. I was worried that I would get sick of her Mary Sue optimism but thankfully, I didn't. Mind you, this is only volume 2… I've got another twenty or so to go… So no doubt, she'll annoy me soon enough.

    The best thing about Tohru was how funny she was — most of the time it was unintentional on her part. Things like Tohru falling down because she was walking and thinking at the same time, and her getting excited at the most silliest things, and making really naive + idiotic remarks… It all should have been annoying but for some reason it wasn't — it was just strangely charming.

    -I loved Tohru's female friends. Hana and Arisa/Uo were brilliant… They had good personalities that I felt rivaled Tohru's. I get overly happy when the heroine has strong female friendships, and I get even more happier when her friends aren't written poorly just so the heroine can seem amazing, deep and worthwhile in comparison. More heroines should have friends as amazing as Tohru's.

    -I'm intrigued by Hana's psychic powers, I'm hoping there'll be some focus on that in future volumes. I loved Uo/Arisa's attitude — she was supportive, witty and confident.

    It was cool that Hana and Uo were genuinely concerned about Tohru and her life at the Sohma's… I liked it when Uo and Hana made it clear to the Sohma boys that if any harm came to Tohru they would hurt them. Females sticking together, that's what I like to see.

    -Yuki was kind of irritating in how great he was at everything, he was a total Gary Stu. And his personality was too smooth and bland. He was okay but just not my cup of tea.

    -Kyo was sweet in that sullen, moody and angry way. I definitely ship Kyo with Tohru.

    -Momiji was lovely and cute. And Hatori was likeable enough — his break up with Kana was rather sad.

    -The artwork was great… But at times it was difficult to tell who was who. Also, Yuki looked like a girl in a lot of panels.

    -I'm finding it easier to follow the dialogue and speech bubbles - I struggled slightly in the first volume.

    I'll definitely be picking up volume 3 ASAP. I can't wait to read more of Tohru's silliness and Kyo's moodiness.

  • Regan
    Feb 01, 2014

    Still fun! I am excited to finally get past where the anime ended!

  • Ashley
    Mar 16, 2016

    Update: Here's my full review!

    This definitely was another cute installment to the Fruits Basket series. I was especially touched by the last part where we get to see a more heartfelt side of one the characters. It almost made me strongly dislike the curse. I'm definitely interested in seeing where the rest of the story leads so I'll be picking up volume 3 pretty soon. I also love how positive Tohru is. It takes a really strong person to experience everyth

    Update: Here's my full review!

    This definitely was another cute installment to the Fruits Basket series. I was especially touched by the last part where we get to see a more heartfelt side of one the characters. It almost made me strongly dislike the curse. I'm definitely interested in seeing where the rest of the story leads so I'll be picking up volume 3 pretty soon. I also love how positive Tohru is. It takes a really strong person to experience everything she has been through and still be thankful for everything that one has. This may only seem like a manga series, but it really made me evaluate how much I have in my life instead of wondering what I'm missing.

  • Felicia (Little Prairie Library)
    Jun 13, 2016

    I dunno if I'll end up writing the same thing throughout this 20 volume series, but gosh it's cute!

  • Mebarka Fekih
    Oct 08, 2016

    Ah i so loved meeting Tohru's friends ,Uo and especially

    I also so loved reading

    .It was so sad and touching .

    so after the

    It was so sweet watching Tohru getting a

    Ah i so loved meeting Tohru's friends ,Uo and especially

    I also so loved reading

    .It was so sad and touching .

    so after the

    It was so sweet watching Tohru getting along really well with the family

    and i am sooo into Kyo's jerkiness.His fights with Yuki are just mm :

    exatly that :)


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