Volume 3 (Original Ed.): フルーツバスケット ・ Fruits Basket 🍏 🍇 🍑 🍒 🍐 🍊 🧺

I think we can probably make due with one per volume already, since we have such a low number left =)
As long as we get a new clicky box per chapter! It is weird how motivating that lill detail is, and also helps us see if someone is silently reading along <3

I’m also doing the original version. Should we check if people are doing collector or original?
Cause if most are doing original it would be better to name them by those volumes (Currently number 3 )
Unless we are scared of people wondering where the “missing volume 2” is? (can just be explained =P )

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I haven’t been reading along because I had just read volumes 1 - 3 right before you started, but I planned on jumping in with volume 4, if you continued. I have the original version.

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For now I’ll keep reading it, too. It isn’t high up on my priority list however,… which just means that I read it towards the end of the week and as extensively as I can. Also I’m just a bit quiet when it comes to forum usage at the moment. :sweat_smile:

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Good point! I was hoping for a somewhat higher number of readers so I decided to go with the weekly thread for the time being. But I will switch this right now.

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As long as at least 1 other person is still reading, so will I =P
I’m in Chi’s Sweet Home with two people, one commenting and one mostly silent, but we are still going and will finish it! <3 (near end of volume 10 of 12 now)

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Welcome (again :sweat_smile:) to Chapter 13!

From now on, we will use this thread for all chapters because the number of readers is not (yet? :wink: ) very high.
Please feel free to ask questions regarding previous chapters at any point in time, but please make sure to add the chapter number to your question in order to avoid confusion :exploding_head:

Reading

Start Date Chapter Pages (Original) Pages (Collector’s) Page Count
Sept 26th Chapter 13 3 - 34 (v3) 7 - 38 (v2) 32

Participants

And of course, we have a participants’ poll :tada:

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this part yet
  • I am no longer reading the book

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Volume Numbering Scheme

As we are reading two different versions with different volume numbering schemes, following @Toyger’s suggestion I think it makes sense to use the scheme that the majority uses. Therefore, please tell us what you’re reading:

  • Collector’s Edition (currently Volume 2)
  • Original Edition (currently Volume 3)
  • Oops, did not mean to vote here :grin:

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If it turns out that most of us are reading the original version, I will change the numbering and also the grouping of chapters.

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The “Oops” option made me laugh! It has it’s use too though, still found it amusing :grin:

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Welcome to Chapter 14!

Reading:

Start Date Chapter Pages (old) Pages (Collector’s) Page Count
Oct 3rd Chapter 14 35 - 64 (v3) 39 - 68 (v2) 30

Participants

Mark your participation status by voting in this poll.
(Please feel free to update your status whenever you like!)

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this part yet
  • I am no longer reading the book

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Thanks everybody for the volume information! As the vast majority is reading the original edition, I will switch to their naming scheme and rename this thread (etc.pp.) over the weekend.

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I just love the enthusiasm of her friends, skipping and running one whole step! (or actually failing without taking a full step :rofl: )
I would much rather just sit down and play cards, good choice :wink:
Running sucked, I was always dead last… -_-
I didn’t get diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue until adult, maybe I could have been exempt if I’d known =P
I love walking, hate running =)

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Let’s dive into Chapter 15!

Reading:

Start Date Chapter Pages (Original) Pages (Collector’s) Page Count
Oct 10th Chapter 15 65 - 94 (v3) 69 - 98 (v2) 30

Participants

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(Please feel free to update your status whenever you like!)

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this part yet
  • I am no longer reading the book

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Just realized I can change my vote, hah. Looks like we’re down to only 4 readers now, though. :open_mouth:

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Oh, that’s sad! What happened to @Toyger?

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I was here a day before the poll was added =P
Now I has clicked

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Let’s dive into Chapter 16!

Reading:

Start Date Chapter Pages (Original) Pages (Collector’s) Page Count
Oct 17th Chapter 16 95 - 126 (v3) 99 - 130 (v2) 32

Participants

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(Please feel free to update your status whenever you like!)

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this part yet
  • I am no longer reading the book

0 voters

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Did you realize that we’re almost done with Volume 3?! Here is Chapter 17!

Reading

Start Date Chapter Pages (Original) Pages (Collector’s) Page Count
Oct 24th Chapter 17 127 - 156 (v3) 131 - 160 (v2) 30

Participants

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(Please feel free to update your status whenever you like!)

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this part yet
  • I am no longer reading the book

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Oh, and one more thing: Since we are now following the numbering scheme of the Original Edition, I think we should also treat this book club accordingly when it comes to starting new volumes etc. Therefore a poll should be in order:

Are you planning to read Volume 4 with us?

  • Yes
  • No

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If so, when would you like to start Volume 4?

  • Without break (i.e. Nov 7th)
  • After a 1-week break (i.e. Nov 14th)
  • After a 2-week break (i.e. Nov 21th)
  • After a longer break (please explain)

0 voters

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I’m up for whenever, so I selected all the options (except for longer). I haven’t been reading along so far, but I’m excited to start in on volume 4 whenever you decide to begin. :grin:

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Oh, two bittersweet chapters in day. First 3-gatsu now this one. But I have to admit, this was the most fun I had with a chapter of Fruits Basket in terms of language. Momiji’s story was very easy compared to how everyone, especially Kyou, is usually talking.

One question about a sentence I didn’t get at all but I’m curious about, I think it’s on page 134:
安心しろ花島、上をいくバカがちゃんといてくれっから

I think it means something like “Don’t worry Hanajima, you’re not the only idiot” or something like that purely from the context (how Kyou reacts) but I have no idea what it actually means. Ichi.moe didn’t help me making sense of it at all.

Oh, almost forgot: ファーティ was a lot easier to grap than the kana-nized Maedchen from last time. :sweat_smile:

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Yeah, the shouting and swearing doesn’t help much when it comes to actually understanding what they say :joy:
I must confess sometimes I’m rather feeling my way through these passages than reading them…

For the sentence, I am still struggling to give a concise translation, but maybe picking it a bit apart already helps you?

上をいくバカが - https://jisho.org/search/上を行く the idiot that is ahead
ちゃんと - https://jisho.org/search/ちゃんと properly / sufficiently
いてくれっ - seems to be a slur of いてくれる - to be
から - that’s why

Again, I only recognized it because of the furigana :rofl: Those katakana-ized German words are not for me…

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Yeah, me too. Really helps having watched the anime before.

Yeah, thanks! I can’t really think of a translation either, but it does make more sense now.

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