Fruits Basket, Vol. 7

Fruits Basket, Vol. 7

Tohru and company have been having a lot more fun ever since Kisa came to visit. Now it's time for Tohru to meet another member of the Zodiac - the skillfully sarcastic grade-school student, Hiro! One way or another, this tyke will have to deal with his resentment of Tohru and his affection for Kisa. Where will he find the answers? In the fabulous 7th volume of the super-p...

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Title:Fruits Basket, Vol. 7
Author:Natsuki Takaya
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ISBN:159532402X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:192 pages

Fruits Basket, Vol. 7 Reviews

  • Laura
    Nov 04, 2010

    I remember the episode of the anime that we met Hiro. I couldn't stand this kid. I don't care what he's going through. He's a little jerk. He needs to learn some manners.

    I like the chapters that go into Uo's relationship with Kyoko. It's pretty cool to see Uo's background. It also gave a little more insight into Tohru's relationship with her mother. Kyoko sounds like she was really awesome. It's sad that she died.

    The last chapter I remember from the anime too. Again, it's pretty cool to see into

    I remember the episode of the anime that we met Hiro. I couldn't stand this kid. I don't care what he's going through. He's a little jerk. He needs to learn some manners.

    I like the chapters that go into Uo's relationship with Kyoko. It's pretty cool to see Uo's background. It also gave a little more insight into Tohru's relationship with her mother. Kyoko sounds like she was really awesome. It's sad that she died.

    The last chapter I remember from the anime too. Again, it's pretty cool to see into another person's life besides Tohru's. Yuki is so sweet and oblivious to the girls in his fan club. They're truly creepy about the way they spy on him, and he seems to know nothing about it. I think that's kind of unusual considering Yuki is usually more perceptive than that.

    Though this was a pretty good volume with some cute chapters, I miss Kyo and Tohru. I wanted a little more of them in the story. Hopefully, the next will have more.

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  • Ronyell
    Feb 15, 2011

    I will admit that I actually saw the anime series of “Fruits Basket” by Natsuki Takaya way before I read the manga series, so everything that has been going on in the manga series is way different from what I have seen on the anime series. In this volume of “Fruits Basket,” Tohru meets a new member of the zodiac who is a little boy named Hiro. But unfortunately, Hiro does not seem to like Tohru since he believes that Tohru is trying to take Kisa away from him. Also, we hear about Arisa Uotani (T

    I will admit that I actually saw the anime series of “Fruits Basket” by Natsuki Takaya way before I read the manga series, so everything that has been going on in the manga series is way different from what I have seen on the anime series. In this volume of “Fruits Basket,” Tohru meets a new member of the zodiac who is a little boy named Hiro. But unfortunately, Hiro does not seem to like Tohru since he believes that Tohru is trying to take Kisa away from him. Also, we hear about Arisa Uotani (Tohru’s best friend’s) side of the story as she tells us how she met Tohru’s mother Kyoko and why she worships her so much.

    Let me tell you, this volume was sweet amazing at the same time! Natsuki Takaya certainly did an excellent job at both illustrating and writing this manga series as it is really intense yet heartwarming at the same time. I love it when we are continually learning about each member of the zodiac and I was so interested in meeting Hiro in this volume, however I will admit that I did get a little annoyed with his harsh attitude towards Tohru who was only trying to be friends with him. However, after hearing Hiro’s sad story about why he acts harsh, I did feel kind of sorry for him and I hope that things go well between him and Kisa. I also loved the way that Natsuki Takaya explained Arisa’s side of her story and how she met Tohru’s mother Kyoko. In the earlier volumes, Arisa’s relationship with Kyoko was a bit vague, so we did not really get a good insight about why Arisa worshipped Kyoko. But in this volume, we get a full story about why Arisa loves Kyoko so much and her tale was pretty sad since she was once a juvenile delinquent and was looked down upon by everyone. I think that this part of the story about Arisa was truly heartwarming and it helped me learn more about Arisa’s past life and why she became good friends with Tohru. As usual, Natsuki Takaya has done an excellent job at illustrating the characters, especially of Tohru and Kyo as they seriously look like a cute couple!

    Be forewarned, this volume has many heartbreaking scenes, including Arisa’s terrible life as a juvenile delinquent and Hiro blaming himself for a terrible incident that happened years ago. You will literally start crying when you read their side of the story since my heart started aching when I read their stories. But luckily, they have a person like Tohru who is there to make them feel better about themselves and that is why I love Tohru so much because she can make anyone feel better about themselves no matter what their situations are.

    Overall, “Fruits Basket: Volume 7” is definitely worth checking out for “Fruits Basket” fans and I am definitely looking forward to reading more of this series!

  • Rain Misoa
    Jun 13, 2011

    And I will never give this series anything less than a five. There. I just saved you from hanging around my nutty self and seeing what I have to rave about this time. That's right. This review is more raving and more craziness... so... just warning you now. So, let's get started!!! Oh my word!!! This volume was amazing! YES! It was amazing! You got to see another member of the Zodiac, Uo's past, and even see retarded girls fond over Yuki. Okay... so that last part was a bit annoying for me but e

    And I will never give this series anything less than a five. There. I just saved you from hanging around my nutty self and seeing what I have to rave about this time. That's right. This review is more raving and more craziness... so... just warning you now. So, let's get started!!! Oh my word!!! This volume was amazing! YES! It was amazing! You got to see another member of the Zodiac, Uo's past, and even see retarded girls fond over Yuki. Okay... so that last part was a bit annoying for me but everything else was great! I love seeing the other members of the Zodiac because they are so different from each other but all have a loving quality about them... if you're smart enough to see it, that is. Also, who doesn't like learning more about these characters? This volume went really into Uotani's past with Tohru and Kyoko. It was really moving and I just loved it.

    Takaya-sensei really made me feel, "NO! NOT MY FAVORITE MANGAKA!!! IS SHE ALRIGHT!?" She tells the reader about her time in the hospital. That's right! Hospital. And it made me feel really worried. Although, seeing how she told the story, I was just glad. She has a wonderful attitude on life and it makes me happy that she's doing great. I know this happened years ago but I'm glad that during that time, nothing too bad happened to her. Her family must have been worried. It was a good story and it shows you another side to the great artist who started this series. Is it possible to love her even more because of this? Yeah. My love for her just keeps growing. I don't know how that's possible but... it is! XD The story she wrote for this volume was also sad but... it wasn't as bad as the previous volume, which was nice. I couldn't take anymore depression. XP Oh... and she's doing a fabulous job in making me want to murder Akito (more on that later).

    This volume mostly centered around Hiro, Uotani, and Minagawa (although she's a small part compared to the other two). Hiro is another member of the Chinese Zodiac and he's just so cute. Well, physically... inside he's a rotten brat. I'll admit that he can be quite annoying at times... well, most of the time. But I feel that you need to have a certain level of maturity to understand his rebellious nature. I guess I understand why some children act the way they do because I'm studying the child's mentality (I won't bore you with the deets) so for me, I can sympathise with him. Growing up the way I did, I was very angry at a lot of things (myself included) for a very long time so... I suppose I related to him in a way most wouldn't. I urge you, however, don't let his actions deter you from reading this volume. He is a kind boy... you just have to look pass his flaws. Besides, he's just way too adorable with Kisa. <3 My favorite part of this volume is seeing more of Uotani's background. I love seeing how she was when she was younger and seeing how she came to meet Tohru. Her relationship with Kyoko was truly lovely and because of this "flashback," you get to know a little bit about Kyoko as well. One of the greatest back stories told so far!

    Minagawa is just a pathetic schoolgirl in love with Yuki, like everyone else of the studentbody! (I don't get what they see in him. I don't think he's that amazing of a guy. Oh well... I guess I'm in the minority.) I really didn't like this part of the manga but it's not like she's a horrible character. I just think a senior who's just about ready to graduate from high school should be worrying about other things, like exams and college, instead of worrying about boys. Call me a realist. But there's other things good about this particular story! If it wasn't for this story, we wouldn't see two new characters that has nothing to do with the Zodiac join in! But that's all I'm saying about that. The other characters really didn't have big roles in this volume but you do get to see them. Like Hatori! Love him! Too bad Haru wasn't here... *Pouts* ...but Shigure does mention him and Rin! I love Rin but I can't say much on that one either. I will say this... Akito. Needs. To. Die!!! He's the cruelest, selfish, inconsiderate prick I have ever come across in a manga! >_< God damn that bastard! >_< Ugh! He makes me sick! He did something to Kisa that's just so revolting! It's... ew... I don't like him! I don't care what his reasonings are, I just want him gone! >_< Stupid curse making them not blame him. BREAK IT! BREAK IT I SAY!!!

    Anyway, this volume got me a bit riled up but that's to be expected since AKITO was there. Well, not there there but... oh just read it and find out for yourself! -_-" There's a lot of things in this volume that might get on your nerves, I know it did me. However, there's so many other things that out-weigh all the annoyance that you care more for the good than the blah. That's right. It's how I speak, so deal. Anyway, I love this manga. I really do. And it's about here where everything starts going... well.. down hill... but in a good way. It makes the series more interesting and there's still quite a few characters we haven't met yet so we still have a long way to go. I'm so excited to see the other members of the Zodiac, see the current characters go through more development, and even see the romance~ I know... I want to see romance... I must have fallen on my head or something. In any case, go and read this series. It's very creative and fun. Just worth the read in my opinion! Well, see you in the next volume! Matta ne!

  • Kate
    Aug 21, 2013

    Either I had really low expectations when I first read this or I am just too critical for my own good now.

    This volume starts off when Hiro is introduced. He is undeniably rude, bosses people and complains all. the. time. I think Kyo should've smacked him around instead of just delivering empty threats. Hiro's excuse for being an unbearable little (insert worst possible insult here) is because he admitted his love for Kisa to Akito. Wait...wha?? Why would you admit something like that to Akito? H

    Either I had really low expectations when I first read this or I am just too critical for my own good now.

    This volume starts off when Hiro is introduced. He is undeniably rude, bosses people and complains all. the. time. I think Kyo should've smacked him around instead of just delivering empty threats. Hiro's excuse for being an unbearable little (insert worst possible insult here) is because he admitted his love for Kisa to Akito. Wait...wha?? Why would you admit something like that to Akito? Has no one learned from Hatori's mistake? Guess not...

    Well anyway, Akito basically beats up Kisa and Hiro is guilty and avoids here. Wow. Not only is he rude but he also happens to come from the land of nonsense. Why is it that some guys feel that avoiding the girl will keep her safe? It only makes matters worse you know.

    Basically, I have one point to make:

    And then we get this absolutely beautiful (yet pointless) monologue of Matoko's undying love for Yuki.

    The truth is I couldn't give less of a crap about Matoko. She's annoying, loud, obsessive, demanding, persistent, and everything a fangirl is behind the scenes. Yes, many if us will claim to "fangirl". And yes, many of us being easily obsessive over things and people. But I promise you, fangirls don't act like

    . No one does (at least I hope not). There is nothing more ridiculous than the idea of a fangirl (I may have just insulted the entire internet in one sentence but it's true, don't deny it). But this is a manga; and manga is over dramatic with everything. When someone likes something or someone is it expected that they will go to great lengths to satisfy themselves or find other people who share this random that they are experiencing.

    Let's you like Yuki Sohma or Tohru Honda (fair for both boys and girls). Let's say (hypothetically) that he/she attends your school. Most likely you will smile at them and treat them nicely to become friends. If you are hoping to become more than friends you will find ways to impress that person by showing them different things about you that they might like. For example, to show that you're a good listener, you devote your time to listening to their problems and showing them that you are willing to listen and be there for them. That's what's most people would. However, Matoko characterizes over-the-top fans that no one likes. Never ever behave like Matoko. It's not cute. It isn't remotely cute. And it will never be cute. I guarantee that's the fastest way to get someone to permanently avoid you. So please, spare yourself the torment.

    If it was just Matoko liking Yuki - fine. But really, don't waste my time with senseless garbage and expect me to find pleasure in it. I mean, c'mon! Raise your hand if you actually found Matoko's insanity relevant or entertaining? If either was the case, than I must have the plague or some seriously well deserved patience.

    What kept me towards the end was the story of Uotani's past when she first met Tohru and Kyoko. I can see Uotani's growth as well as her dynamic friendship with Tohru. If it was up to me, I would cut out the rest of the volume and make this volume 7. It would've been just fine despite it being so short. I am glad that the series still has it good moments but I'm really hoping that the plot picks up soon, otherwise it will continue to be an endless cycle of random humor and backstories that might make you wanna sob. But there has to be more to it than that right?

  • Ferdy
    Oct 29, 2013

    Pretty good, I especially liked Uo's flashback of Tohru and her mum. Hiro was a bit of a brat though, but I guess it was cute how much he loved Kisa and was jealous of Tohru. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Sarah Churchill
    Mar 06, 2014

    I have mixed feelings about this volume - I really enjoyed Uotani's backstory and seeing her growth as a character, the whole Yuki fanclub thing is getting a bit silly and Hiro is VILE. So yeah, both good and bad here. I honestly don't know how much of Hiro I'm going to be able to take.

  • Mary ♥
    Feb 16, 2015
  • Cath
    Jul 02, 2015

    Nothing really happened in this one..I mean we met Hiro and I sort of hate him tbh.

    Onto volume 8!

  • Victoria
    Sep 04, 2016

    I think this was probably my least favorite of them all so far. Simply because I just didn't find it nearly as funny or as interesting as the others, but I still liked it nonetheless. I especially liked seeing how the friendship between Tohru, Kyoko and Uotani got started. I love the way they stand up for each other.

  • Lanie
    Feb 03, 2017

    A nice addition to a great series. I love the kid possessed by the spirit of the ram. & the character development here for Uotani is amazing. :) recommended to fans of manga and urban fantasy.