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Volume 9
Volume Information
Pages 165
Publication Date June 19, 2002 (Japanese)
June 7, 2005 (English)
Published By Tokyopop (former)
Yen Press (current)
ISBN ISBN 978-4-592-17169-0 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-1-59532-404-7 (English)
Cover Character(s) Ayame Sohma (Original)
Hatsuharu Sohma (Collector's Edition)
Volume 8 Volume 10

The ninth volume of Fruits Basket was originally published in Japan by Hakusensha on June 19, 2002. It was originally published in English by Tokyopop on June 7, 2005.

Publisher's Summary

Tokyopop Version

Finally-summer has arrived! While Tohru struggles through the bipolar days of hope and anxiety, what will happen when Yuki comes face-to-face with the new member of the student council? Meanwhile, who is that Uo-chan's hanging out with? Is she c-r-a-z-y in love? In a bonus feature, Hana-chan's past is finally disclosed!

Yen Press

As summer vacation inches closer, Tohru spends her days in anxious anticipation, Yuki meets a new student council member on the way to school...and Uo-chan is in love?! Who is the object of her affections?! Once summer break is in full swing, Tohru and the others take a trip to the Sohma family cottage at Momiji's invitation. Even though they're enjoying summer activities like swimming in the ocean and catching stag beetles, Yuki and Tohru have an ominous premonition! Meanwhile, Shigure pays a visit to the main house, where he makes a proposal to Akito--?!

Collector's Edition Notes

The fifth volume of the Collector's Edition by Yen Press covers both the ninth and tenth 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 fifth volume of Fruits Basket: Collector's Edition was published in Japanese on December 18, 2015, by Hakusensha, and in English by Yen Press on October 11, 2016.

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