Friday, October 18, 2013

Fruits Basket Manga

Fruits Basket

This wonderful series is a Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Supernatural. I bought this when it was first coming out all the way till the final volume. January 1999November 2006, If I remember right each volume was $9.99. But now that you can't also seem to find it in store's the price my vary greatly due to where you happen to buy it. I personally would wait and see if they come out with a Omnibus series soon. It has a great love triangle, with the three main characters. It's very funny, and something you wont want to put down. So if cute guys and comedy is your thing. Your in for a treat with this series. Yes this did come in a anime series which I already posted before this. You can also watch it on Netflix. If you would like to read it on the internet please see link below. Just remember with reading manga on the internet it is different from reading the actual volumes. Enjoy!!

  Fruits Basket (Japanese: フルーツバスケット Hepburn: Furūtsu Basuketto), sometimes abbreviated Furuba (フルバ), is a Japanese shojo 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. The series was also adapted into a 26-episode anime series, directed by Akitaro Daichi. The series tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that thirteen members of the Sohma family are possessed by the animals of the Chinese zodiac (十二支 Jūnishi) and are cursed to turn into their animal forms when they are weak, stressed, or when they are embraced by anyone of the opposite sex that is not possessed by a zodiacal spirit. In the anime it is possible to transform through torso contact.

  The word "Fruits" in the title is always plural; the spelling originates from the transcription of the English word "fruit" into Japanese, where because there is no "tu" sound, "tsu" is used instead. The title comes from the name of a popular game played in Japanese elementary schools, which is alluded to in the series.

Differences between manga and anime

  The anime itself is based, very faithfully, on the original manga by Natsuki Takaya. As the manga was still ongoing during the anime's production, the animated series makes some changes to the story. Several events are combined, and some events, such as Tohru's first meeting with Momiji and all references to Tohru's baseball hat, never happen. The anime makes no mention of the fact that Yuki and Kyo have met Tohru's mother, or that Kyo blames himself for her death. Many of the events surrounding the revealing of Kyo's true form are greatly changed in the anime, including adding an extended chase sequence, Tohru meeting Akito in the woods.none of which happen in the manga.

  While the anime faithfully adapts most of the characters from the manga series, it does make some changes. In the manga, Momiji is half-German and half-Japanese and regularly speaks German, particularly when he first meets Tohru, while in the anime no German is spoken. Shigure's darker side is toned down in the anime, with many remarks he makes in the manga that hint at a hidden agenda are left out, along with most of his early scenes with Akito. In the anime, Akito is biologically male and will die at a young age because of the curse, while in the manga, Akito is biologically female but brought up as male and is not dying. Additionally, Isuzu "Rin" Sohma, the Horse, and Kureno Sohma, the Rooster, are never mentioned or shown in the anime and are only in the manga. Finally, the curse is not lifted in the anime.
                                                          {Volume One}

   Tohru Honda was an orphan, living with her grandfather, when one day fate kicked her out of the house and she was forced to take up residence in a tent in the forest. Little did she know that the land she was staying on belonged to the Sohma family, a clan of beautiful and mysterious people. After stumbling upon the teenage squatter, the Sohmas invite Tohru to stay in their house in exchange for cooking and cleaning. Everything's going well until she discovers the Sohma family's greatest secret: when hugged by members of the opposite sex, they each turn into their Chinese Zodiac animal!

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781591826033
  • Publisher: TOKYOPOP
  • Publication date: 2/10/2004
  • Series: Fruits Basket Series, #1
  • Edition description: Right-to-Left Format
  • Pages: 216
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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