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Fruits Basket
Volume 1
Kanji フルーツバスケット
Rōmaji Furūtsu Basuketto
Information
Genre Fantasy, Romance, Drama, Comedy
Written by Natsuki Takaya
Published by Hakusensha
English publisher Tokyopop (formerly)
Yen Press (currently)
Original run July 1998 – November 2006

Fruits Basket (フルーツバスケット, Furūtsu Basuketto) sometimes abbreviated Furuba or Fruba (フルバ), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1999 to 2006. It is compiled into a total of 23 tankōbon volumes.

On September 4, 2015, the first two volumes of Fruits Basket: Collector's Edition (愛蔵版 フルーツバスケット) were released in Japan under the Hana to Yume Comics Special imprint. It is to extend to twelve volumes in total.

The manga series was licensed in English in North America and the United Kingdom by Tokyopop. After Tokyopop ceased publication, the Collector's Edition series was re-licensed by Yen Press.

The Fruits Basket manga received a 26-episode anime adaption in 2001. It later received a 25-episode reboot in 2019 which will adapt the entire manga.

In 2015, Natsuki Takaya began serialization of a sequel titled Fruits Basket Another in HanaLaLaOnline. She has also written a spin-off story, named the Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc.

Plot

Although the anime is based on the first 8 volumes (the anime ends at halfway through book 8), there are some differences in the stories, such as Akito's life being short due to the curse and his still being male.

Each volume cover features main characters from the series. From volume 2 to 14, the covers are the characters who are cursed and they are used as the cover character in the order of which Tohru has met them. Volumes 15 and on feature Akito Sohma, Kazuma Sohma, Tohru's friends (Saki Hanajima and Arisa Uotani), Yuki's two new friends from student council (Kakeru Manabe and Machi Kuragi), Ren Sohma, and Tohru's parents (Katsuya Honda and Kyoko Honda; not in order).

List of Volumes

Main Volumes

Title Release Date ISBN
Volume 1 January 19, 1999 (JP)
February 10, 2004 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17161-4 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59182-603-3 (EN)
Volume 2 June 18, 1999 (JP)
April 13, 2004 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17162-1 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59182-604-0 (EN)
Volume 3 September 17, 1999 (JP)
June 8, 2004 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17163-8 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59182-605-7 (EN)
Volume 4 January 19, 2000 (JP)
August 10, 2004 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17164-5 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59182-606-4 (EN)
Volume 5 April 19, 2000 (JP)
October 12, 2004 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17165-2 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59182-607-1 (EN)
Volume 6 August 18, 2000 (JP)
December 14, 2004 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17166-9 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59182-608-8 (EN)
Volume 7 August 17, 2001 (JP)
February 8, 2005 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17167-6 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59532-402-3 (EN)
Volume 8 January 18, 2002 (JP)
April 12, 2005 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17168-3 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59532-403-0 (EN)
Volume 9 June 19, 2002 (JP)
June 7, 2005 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17169-0 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59532-404-7 (EN)
Volume 10 October 18, 2002 (JP)
July 12, 2005 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17170-6 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59532-405-4 (EN)
Volume 11 February 19, 2003 (JP)
August 9, 2005 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17881-1 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59532-406-1 (EN)
Volume 12 June 19, 2003 (JP)
December 13, 2005 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17882-8 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59532-407-8 (EN)
Volume 13 November 19, 2003 (JP)
April 11, 2006 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17883-5 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59532-408-5 (EN)
Volume 14 April 19, 2004 (JP)
August 8, 2006 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17884-2 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59532-409-2 (EN)
Volume 15 September 17, 2004 (JP)
December 12, 2006 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17885-9 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59816-023-9 (EN)
Volume 16 January 19, 2005 (JP)
April 10, 2007 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17886-6 (JP)
(EN)
Volume 17 May 19, 2005 (JP)
August 7, 2007 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17887-3 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59816-799-3 (EN)
Volume 18 September 16, 2005 (JP)
November 23, 2007 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17888-0 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59816-862-4 (EN)
Volume 19 January 19, 2006 (JP)
March 18, 2008 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-17889-7 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-59816-863-1 (EN)
Volume 20 May 19, 2006 (JP)
July 1, 2008 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-18400-3 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-4278-0009-1 (EN)
Volume 21 September 19, 2006 (JP)
November 11, 2008 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-18401-0 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-4278-0682-6 (EN)
Volume 22 January 19, 2007 (JP)
March 17, 2009 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-18402-7 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-4278-0683-3 (EN)
Volume 23 March 19, 2007 (JP)
July 6, 2009 (EN)
ISBN 978-4-592-18403-4 (JP)
ISBN 978-1-4278-0827-1 (EN)

Collector's Edition

In 2015, an omnibus collector's edition of the manga was released, with new covers drawn by Takaya. The English publication was handled by Yen Press, who acquired the license after Tokyopop's North American publications closed down.

No. Content Cover Characters Release Date ISBN
1 Volume 1
Volume 2
Tohru Honda (front)
Kyoko Honda (back)
September 4, 2015 (JP)
June 28, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218111 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316360166 (US)
2 Volume 3
Volume 4
Yuki Sohma (front)
Kyo Sohma (back)
September 4, 2015 (JP)
June 28, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218128 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316360180 (EN)
3 Volume 5
Volume 6
Shigure Sohma (front)
Kagura Sohma (back)
October 20, 2015 (JP)
July 26, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218135 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316360647 (EN)
4 Volume 7
Volume 8
Momiji Sohma (front)
Hatori Sohma (back)
November 20, 2015 (JP)
August 30, 2018 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218142 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316360654 (EN)
5 Volume 9
Volume 10
Hatsuharu Sohma (front)
Ayame Sohma (back)
December 12, 2015 (JP)
September 27, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218159 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316360661 (EN)
6 Volume 11
Volume 12
Kisa Sohma (front)
Hiro Sohma (back)
January 20, 2016 (JP)
October 25, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218166 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316360715 (EN)
7 Volume 13
Volume 14
Ritsu Sohma (front)
Isuzu Sohma (back)
February 19, 2016 (JP)
November 22, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218173 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316360722 (EN)
8 Volume 15
Volume 16
Kureno Sohma (front)
Akito Sohma (back)
March 18, 2016 (JP)
December 20, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218180 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316360739 (EN)
9 Volume 17
Volume 18
Arisa Uotani (front)
Saki Hanajima (back)
April 20, 2016 (JP)
January 24, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218197 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316501620 (EN)
10 Volume 19
Volume 20
Kakeru Manabe (front)
Machi Kuragi (back)
May 20, 2016 (JP)
February 21, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218203 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316501644 (EN)
11 Volume 21
Volume 22
Ren Sohma (front)
Kazuma Sohma (back)
June 20, 2016 (JP)
March 21, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218210 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316501682 (EN)
12 Volume 23
Extra Content
Katsuya Honda (front)
Young Kyoko Honda (back)
July 20, 2016 (JP)
April 18, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4592218227 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316501767 (EN)

Trivia

  • The series' title comes from the name of a popular game played in Japanese elementary schools, which is alluded to in the series.
    • This is also connected to the protagonist Tohru's situation, as she was described as being a rice ball in a basket full of fruits (as in, she does not fit in). That is, until she meets the Sohma Family.
  • Takaya has stated in multiple interviews that the story of Fruits Basket that she always intended to write didn’t change in any major ways during the eight years that it took to write it. She says the story she envisioned from the beginning is the story she got to tell in the end.

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Volumes

Volumes
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Chapters

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Chapters
Fruits Basket

Volume 1

1  •  2  •  3  •  4  •  5  •  6
Volume 2

7  •  8  •  9  •  10  •  11  •  12
Volume 3

13  •  14  •  15  •  16  •  17  •  18
Volume 4

19  •  20  •  21  •  22  •  23  •  24
Volume 5

25  •  27  •  27  •  28  •  29  •  30
Volume 6

31  •  32  •  33  •  34  •  35  •  36
Volume 7

37  •  38  •  39  •  40  •  41  •  42
Volume 8

43  •  44  •  45  •  46  •  47  •  48
Volume 9

49  •  50  •  51  •  52  •  53
Volume 10

54  •  55  •  56  •  57  •  58  •  59
Volume 11

60  •  61  •  62  •  63  •  64  •  65
Volume 12

66  •  67  •  68  •  69  •  70  •  71
Volume 13

72  •  73  •  74  •  75  •  76  •  77
Volume 14

78  •  79  •  80  •  81  •  82  •  83
Volume 15

84  •  85  •  86  •  87  •  88  •  89
Volume 16

90  •  91  •  92  •  93  •  94  •  95
Volume 17

96  •  97  •  98  •  99  •  100  •  101
Volume 18

102  •  103  •  104  •  105  •  106  •  107
Volume 19

108  •  109  •  110  •  111  •  112  •  113
Volume 20

114  •  115  •  116  •  117  •  118  •  119
Volume 21

120  •  121  •  122  •  123  •  124  •  125
Volume 22

126  •  127  •  128  •  129  •  130  •  131
Volume 23

132  •  133  •  134  •  135  •  136
Fruits Basket Another

Volume 1

1  •  1.5  •  2  •  2.5  •  3  •  3.5  •  4  •  Bonus Manga
Volume 2

5  •  6  •  7  •  8  •  8.5  •  Bonus Manga 2
Volume 3

9  •  10  •  11  •  12  •  Bonus Manga 3
Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc

Volume 1

1  •  2  •  3
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