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Volume 16
Volume Information
Pages 183
Publication Date January 19, 2005 (Japanese)
April 10, 2007 (English)
Published By Hakusensha
Tokyopop (English; former)
Yen Press (English; current)
ISBN ISBN 978-4-592-17886-6 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-1-59816-024-6 (English)
Cover Character(s) Arisa Uotani (Original)
Kureno Sohma (Collector's Edition)
Volume 15 Volume 17

The sixteenth volume of Fruits Basket was originally published in Japan by Hakusensha on January 19, 2005. It was originally published in English by Tokyopop on April 10, 2007.

Publisher's Summary


A new chapter is opened in the Sohma family's story-and the rumors are true! Kyo has indeed met Kyoko... and when he did, she told him the story of how she met Tohru's father, when he then tells to us: Tohru's birth...the truth about her mother and father... Yuki's declaration of independence...

Yen Press

Yuki's childhood was a long period of solitary darkness. Years later, he met Tohru, but what does he want from her? Yuki reveals to Kakeru what he can tell no one else. Meanwhile, Tohru's class is going to put on a play for the school festival, but miscasting makes it rough going for rehearsal. Will there be chaos on stage when the curtain finally rises?!Later, Kyo recalls meeting Tohru's mother as a child and talking to her about her experiences. Persevering through a rough adolescence, one that lacked any love from her parents, she one day encountered teacher-in-training Katsuya Honda... At long last, the moving story of Katsuya and Kyoko is revealed!! Then, it's business as usual for Tohru and the others, but something is eating at Kyo?!

Collector's Edition Notes

The eighth volume of the Collector's Edition by Yen Press covers both the fifteenth and sixteenth 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 eighth volume of Fruits Basket: Collector's Edition was published in Japanese on March 18, 2016, by Hakusensha, and in English by Yen Press on January 3, 2017. The Collector's Edition has 384 pages.

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