- Fumetto: 400 pagine
- Editore: Dynit (22 giugno 2011)
- Collana: Big love edition
- ISBN-10: 8882131777
- ISBN-13: 978-8882131777
- Peso di spedizione: 200 g
Fruits basket. Vol. 1 - Big Love Edition Fumetto – 22 giu 2011
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FRUIT BASKET BIG LOVE EDITION N.1 di Natsuki Takaya B, 400 pp, b/n A grande richiesta, torna in fumetteria l'opera più amata di Natsuki Takaya, autrice anche dell'esoterico Sogno & Illusione. Fruits Basket viene finalmente riproposto in edizione big: ciascuno dei dodici volumi, eccetto l'ultimo, consta di circa quattrocento pagine, contenendo due numeri dell'edizione originale in tankobon. Un'occasione imperdibile per chiunque non abbia ancora letto Fruits Basket, senza alcun dubbio uno degli shojo manga più appassionanti di tutti I tempi: capace di stregare sia il pubblico maschile che quello femminile, Fruits Basket cattura per la sensibilità e il tratto raffinato dell'autrice, e conquista per la complessità dell'intreccio, dove comicità e drammaticità si miscelano nel sensibilissimo talento della Takaya.
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After reading the first volume, I found myself completely infatuated with Fruits Basket. It's absolutely adorable, but not in an excessive way. The basic story has been summarized by other reviewers, but here it is again: Yuki Sohma lives with his elder cousin, Shigure, on the outskirts of town. Yuki is one of those people everyone is drawn to: he is intelligent and extremely good-looking, and even has his own fan-club at his highschool (although he doesn't exactly endorse it). Despite everything he's got going for himself, Yuki remains a distant, mysterious person, with apparently no true friends and he never dates anyone.
On the other hand, you have Tohru Honda, a classmate of Yuki's, who recently lost her mother. To make a long story short, no one in her family could take her in, and she didn't want to impose on her friends, so she decided to live in a tent in the woods, until things got better. Tohru is so naieve a lot of readers consider her to be a bit of an idiot, but she's actually a very pure-hearted, caring person, with a lot of courage and an eternally positive attitude. The emplacement she chose to set up camp happens to be close to Shigure's home, so it's only a matter of time before she stumbles onto the house and meets its two inhabitants. The two boys eventually find out she lives in a tent (Shigure's initial reaction is to laugh hysterically). They decide to let her stay with them, in exchange for her doing their housework: indeed, despite how gifted the Sohma cousins are, they are useless when it comes to cleaning and cooking.
Enter Kyo, another member of the very large Sohma family, who appears out of nowhere and whose goal in life is apparently to beat Yuki (whom he despises) in a martial arts' battle. During the battle, Tohru accidentally trips and falls against all three of the boys, and they all turn into animals. Thus Tohru discovers the Sohma family's secret: thirteen of its members are cursed and transform into an animal of the Zodiac (plus the cat - embodied by Kyo - who was, according to the legend, left out of the Zodiac because the mouse - embodied by Yuki - tricked him) when pressed against a member of theopposite sex.
Despite finding out the secret, Tohru is allowed to remain with the Sohmas, although there is always an ominous chance that the head of the family, Akito (the mysterious, rarely-seen "bad guy" whose presence looms over all the characters) might change his mind and have her memory erased.
The story develops from there on, with new characters showing up every now and then and deeper relationships forming between Tohru and the Sohmas. The plot seems loosely-woven, but in fact the elements are very gradually added on to the story, allowing the reader to learn more about the world of Fruits Basket at a leisurely, enjoyable pace. This is a story you bask in and soak up.
The key aspect of this manga, however, is character development. All the characters are lovable in their own way. I've already mentionned Tohru's admirable character; this girl would make anyone feel positive, and she has an emotional healing power on nearly all who surround her. Yuki may seem like a walking paradox, being so popular and yet so antisocial, but it's what makes him intriguing, and there are times you will actually feel compassion for this golden boy. Kyo is a volcano permanently on the verge of eruption: his frustration at being ostracized from the family because he is cursed by the spirit of the cat puts him on the defensive at all times and he is quick to lose his temper. However, it is obvious he can be gentle and kind, he just needs the right person to help him (did anyone say Tohru?). And then there's Shigure (the dog)... Not the most important character, but my personal favourite. Perpetually laid-back, with a Lolita-complex he barely tries to hide, he takes any chance he gets at teasing his peers, which makes him the main comic relief. However, despite his outgoing personality, he remains shrouded in mystery: his relationship with the "evil" Akito is unclear, as are his motives for letting Tohru stay with them. I don't think he's an evil man, but he's definetely up to something, this is hinted right from the beginning. Whether he's working for the right or the wrong cause will be made clear eventually, I hope. (Really, really hope he turns out to be a good person)
Having read 8 volumes so far, but not wanting to spoil your fun, I'll just tell you that you're in for a treat, the other characters are all just as engaging. The main focus will remain on the Yuki-Tohru-Kyo triangle, but the stories of the other characters are by no means superficially developped. Let me just specify that this isn't a romance story as such, it's more about the different kinds of love that exist in the world (although romance will probably be more present as the story comes to a close).
Fruits Basket is sweet, it's funny and touching at the same time and has characters that you will truly be glad to have met. Buy this manga!
The book itself is an over-sized manga, a bit bigger than most that are released today. If you get other manga from Seven Seas or Shonen Jump, you will see immediately that the size of this book is bigger by an inch on both sides. That's a good thing as there is more room for Takaya's art to spread out as intended. I always found Furuba a difficult manga to read as a fan-sub because of the odd panel shape that Takaya uses for much of her layout. It is wonderful to see in print and flows well in a two-page layout.
The book is also not without a few shortcomings. The Tokyo Pop version released previously contained all the authors side notes that had been included in the Japanese versions. Those have been removed in the new Collector's Editions and Takaya explained that she did this because most were out of date and not relevant anymore. If you are familiar with these, you will know that many of the notes were about her gaming habits and eating habits - interesting tidbits but hardly worth saving for posterity. I, personally, do not miss them but some purists might balk that they have been removed. Another thing I do not like about the book is the cover. They used a flat, non-glossy cover on these editions. For a "Collector's Edition" I would have expected better. The flat cover feels a bit chalky in the hand and it certainly will not slide onto a shelf easily when you put your books away. I'd have rather seen a nice glossy cover on these editions.
These editions do contain full color pages at the beginning. I believe many of these were included with the Japanese versions as well and they have been collected from the original volumes and reprinted here. Yen Press DID use glossy paper for the color pages and they look wonderful. The black and white printed pages are also nice to look at. I compared this edition to some of my Shonen Jump manga and can say that the paper quality seems better on this Yen Press version than the Shonen Jump titles. It's a bit smoother and the artwork is nice and crisp.
Finally, the story itself is truly a manga masterpiece. If you haven't read Furuba yet, you owe it to yourself to pick up this new version and start losing yourself in the world of Tohru Honda and the Sohmas. And if you've only seen the anime version of this story they I can't stress enough how much more you will enjoy the manga. There is so much more to this rich story. You will also not be disappointed with the translation offered here. Yen Press did a fine job translating this from the original Japanese and I have yet to find any problems as I read through the first volume. It's easy to follow and is a huge step up for those of you who might have only seen this as an "Engrish" fan-sub. Yen Press has also included translation notes at the end of the book that clarify cultural differences that might have been left in place during translation. These are very helpful and enhance the story.
Overall, this version is well done and highly recommended for those of us who were not able to obtain copies of Fruits Basket because it had gone out of print. These new versions truly fill a void that had existed in the manga world during the time that Furuba wasn't available. And for those of you that might have only seen the anime, you owe it to yourself to read the manga. There is so much more to this story and you will not be disappointed with this true manga classic.
And now I am addicted. This is flat out one of the best series I've ever read. It has humor, action, romance, and quite a bit of drama. I'll admit, there where a few volumes (4 and 6, I beleive) that had me in tears.
The basic premise of the story is of a young girl, Tohru, who just lost her mother, and to make a long story short, is living in a tent in the woods (don't worry, this is all explained). It turnes out that Tohru is actually living on the property of the Sohma's, and in a strange turn of events, Tohru finds out their secret; they turn into animals of the zodiac when hugged by a member of the opposite sex. Yuki and Shigure Sohma feel bad that Tohru is living in a tent, and in exchange for her housecleaning services, they let her live with them. And that's just in the first few chapters!
I don't want to give away too much of the story, because half the fun is going through all the shocks and surprises that Tohru goes through. But it is all done at a pace that isn't too quick, yet it keeps the story moving. It's just one thing after another, and some of the discoveries are sad, and a little frightening (these happen in later volumes). Tohru and her eternal optimism and cheeriness can get a little grating; I'd like to see her get really mad at least once (and maybe that does happen later; only 7 volumes are out so far), but I don't think the story would be the same if she were any different. The same goes for all the other characters.
This is a fantastic series for long-time manga fans, and beginners as well. You get a little bit of everything, the artwork is nice and cleans, if a little busy at times. I'm glad I didn't pass this up, and I hope you won't either!
The first volume of any series is usually the weakest, and that's true of "Fruits Basket Volume 1," but it's still a warm-hearted, entertaining little collection, which mainly serves to introduce the lead characters. And it doesn't take Takaya long to hit her storytelling stride.
Orphaned Tohru Honda is living in a tent in the woods. But one day she bumps into the large house of school idol Yuki Sohma, and his older cousin Shigure -- and after a landslide buries her tent and most of her belongings, they take Tohru in as a housekeeper/cook. But when the volatile Kyo Sohma breaks in to fight with Yuki, Tohru slips and accidently hugs him -- and he transforms into a cat.
Turns out that the Sohma family is cursed -- certain members turn into animals of the Chinese zodiac, including Yuki and Shigure (rat and dog, respectively). Warm-hearted Tohru doesn't let this stop her from befriending the Sohmas... and then the call comes that her grandfather wants her to come back home. But Shigure, Yuki and Kyo weren't expecting to miss her this much...
"Fruits Basket" isn't a hard series to like -- it has a little something for everyone, especially manga fans who love beautiful young men (of which there are plenty). Evil curses, slapstick comedy, swift martial-arts battles, a bit of romantic tension, and a horde of fangirls who are obsessive about Yuki.
Takaya spends most of the first volume introducing the characters, and arranging for them to live in the same house. Her artwork also takes a little while to get adjusted to (the first few chapters are a bit awkward) but settles into an elegant, polished style by mid-book. And she has a knack for very, very funny dialogue ("Didn't she say she'd forgive him for cheating on her?" "I DIDN'T SAY I WOULDN'T PUNISH HIM FIRST!").
Tohru must have been a difficult character to make likable. She's almost Pollyannaish in her optimism and cheerfulness. But Takaya makes her likable -- she doesn't instantly spread sunshine, and she's rather goofy and clueless. To top it off, she has two of the weirdest girls in school as her best buddies (and personal bodyguards).
The other characters aren't quite fleshed out yet -- Yuki and Kyo are basically the Handsome Charming Guy and the Antisocial Outsider, but Takaya drops a few hints of their deeper personalities here and there. Shigure is basically a goofball, while boar-girl Kagura transforms into a violent psychotic whenever Kyo tells her to get lost.
About to conclude in Japan, "Fruits Basket" started off strong with the first volume, with a solid concept and likable characters. Excellent beginning.
For fans of the anime, you may think- "Why would I want this? I already know the story... And the art has a different feel than the animated series did..." Is it worth chalking up $10 for? Yeah, it is. I saw the series first, then turned to the manga. I don't really consider myself a purist, but in this case I am. Originally I was turned off by the manga. The art style is a little weird at first if you are used to the anime, and you may not welcome the difference. But I got it because I love the series so much. The book goes in to territory I wish the series had. There was so much left out of the series that was in the manga. I don't want to spoil anything, but I was certain Tohru was going to end up with someone at the end of the series. Well, I've reversed my feelings after reading the manga. And better still, the manga will branch past the ending of the series, and will hopefully attempt to explain and give me some kind of sense of closure. Reading the manga is such an expansion on the series. (I know the manga came first, but I'm talking from the stand point of seeing the anime first). I got hints of stuff in the anime, but Those feelings were magnified by 100% in the manga. You'll see what I mean when you buy it...