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Volume 1
Volume Information
Pages 196
Publication Date January 19, 1999 (Japanese)
February 10, 2004 (English)
Published By Tokyopop (former)
Yen Press (current)
ISBN ISBN 978-4-592-17161-4 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-1-59182-603-3 (English)
Cover Character(s) Tohru Honda
← None Volume 2

The first volume of Fruits Basket was originally published in Japan by Hakusensha on January 19th, 1999. It was originally published in English by Tokyopop on February 10th, 2004.

Publisher's Summary

Tokyopop Version

A family with an ancient curse...And the girl who will change their lives forever...

Tohru Honda was an orphan with no place to go until the mysterious Sohma family offered her a place to call home. Now her ordinary high school life is upside down as she's introduced to the Sohma's world of magical curses and family secrets.

Discover for yourself the Secret of the Zodiac, and find out why Fruits Basket has won the hearts of readers the world over!

Yen Press

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!

Collector's Edition Notes

The first volume of the Collector's Edition by Yen Press covers both the first and second volumes of the original Tokyopop release. The Collector's Edition does not include the character introductions at the beginning of the book and does not have Natsuki Takaya's commentaries on the sidebars.

The first volume of Fruits Basket: Collector's Edition was published in Japanese on September 4th by Hakusensha, and in English by Yen Press on July 5, 2016.


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