Volume 5 (Original Ed.): フルーツバスケット ・ Fruits Basket 🍏 🍇 🍑 🍒 🍐 🍊 🧺

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Welcome to Volume 5 (Original Edition) of フルーツバスケット ・ Fruits Basket :green_apple: :grapes: :peach: :cherries: :pear: :tangerine: :basket:

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Start Date: Jan 2nd, 2021
Previous: Volume 4
Next: Volume 6

Reading Schedule

Start Date Chapter Pages (Original) Page Count
Jan 2nd Chapter 25 4 - 36 (v5) 33
Jan 9th Chapter 26 37 - 66 (v5) 30
Jan 16th Chapter 27 67 - 96 (v5) 30
Jan 23rd Chapter 28 97 - 128 (v5) 32
Jan 30th Chapter 29 129 - 160 (v5) 32
Feb 6th Chapter 30 161 - 190 (v5) 30

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Are you planning to read フルーツバスケット Vol. 5 with us?

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Hello and welcome to Volume 5 of Fruits Basket!

By the way I just noticed that this volume is currently on discount on BookWalker: Only 225 Yen (+tax if you live in Japan), until 2021-01-07T14:59:00Z. Just in case somebody is still considering joining in :wink:

Happy New Year everybody! Although not too many of you checked the poll in the home thread (yet?!), I decided to not let that demotivate me for the time being :joy_cat:

Welcome to Chapter 25!

Reading

Start Date Chapter Pages (Original) Pages (Collector’s) Page Count
Jan 2nd Chapter 25 4 - 36 (v5) (v3) 33

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Sorry! Life got in the way in November and December and I stopped reading most of my book club books, including this. I’m going to try to read volume 4 over the weekend so I can be back on track for volume 5.

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Woah, I somehow completely missed the thread until now. I’ll read the chapter tomorrow. :blush:

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I’m counting on you! :muscle:

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And here is Chapter 26, the second chapter in this volume!

Reading

Start Date Chapter Pages (Original) Pages (Collector’s) Page Count
Jan 9th Chapter 26 37 - 66 (v5) (v3) 30

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I really don’t like Shigure. He’s always up to something and just pretending. No idea what his goals are… he’s way too elusive. :sweat_smile:

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Welcome to Chapter 27!

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Jan 16th Chapter 27 67 - 96 (v5) (v3) 30

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Are you still there? We’re halfway through the book already… :slight_smile:
Here is Chapter 28!

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Start Date Chapter Pages (Original) Pages (Collector’s) Page Count
Jan 23rd Chapter 28 97 - 128 (v5) (v3) 32

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We’re not far from the end of this volume any more!

Here is Chapter 29!

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Jan 30th Chapter 29 129 - 160 (v5) (v3) 32

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Aaaaand… here is the last chapter :slight_smile:

Welcome to Chapter 30!

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Feb 6th Chapter 30 161 - 190 (v5) (v3) 30

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While we’re at it: Who is interested in continuing with Volume 6?

  • I would like to continue
  • I’m good, thank you

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If so, when would you like to start?

  • Let’s continue without break (start on 13.2.21)
  • I’d like a 1-week break (start on 20.2.2021)
  • I’d like a 2-week break (start on 27.2.2021)
  • I’d like a 4-week break (start on 13.3.2021)
  • I’d prefer some other date (please specify)

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Looks like we all agree on how we’d like to to continue :joy_cat:

But what about @Toyger? Are you still with us? When would you like to start the next volume (see the poll above)?

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I’m still lagging behind. I was middle of Volume 3, now I am middle of volume 4. So I have kept the same pace, but not caught up =p
All I need is one good day to catch up, and Fruits Basket is on high priority after Chi (which is much easier). Just haven’t had the time yet. I voted on continue, but not on when (since I am behind. I don’t mind if you continue without a break. One chapter more or less doesn’t affect my speed) . I will follow when I can, hopefully soon! =D

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I have now reached volume 5! :partying_face:
Just one volume behind now :crazy_face:
I’ll try read more tomorrow!

In the back of Volume 4 they talk about a CD drama (now long since discontinued )
Does anyone know where to even start looking for it?
It’s an original story, so curious about it.

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Haha you will overtake me in the end :dizzy_face: I’m only halfway through volume 5 right now :grin:

I must confess I’m getting a bit tired of the whole thing right now… It feels somehow so repetitive. Hattori is sad again because he lost his love, Shigure tries to escape from his job again, Yuki and Kyo are fighting again, Tooru is naive and friendly again (sigh). It was ok-ish before, but vol. 5 really feels like the drag. Or maybe I am not getting a whole lot of stuff? :woman_shrugging:

Anyways, what if we grant ourselves a one-week break between volumes so that you can catch up without getting too exhausted, and I can also catch up? :wink:

In other words, let’s start with volume 6 on February 20th, 2021. I will set up the new home thread soon.

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Yeah, it does drag out a bit at times. I do look forward to 5 though cause I love the tiger <3 )

February 20th sounds good. I should easily be done by then! =D (have more time right now. Well, by saying that do I curse myself to not find time at all?! XD )

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Alright, as promised here is the home thread for volume 6! See you there on the 20th :blush:

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I think that’s just how the manga is and it most likely wont change much down the line.
Chapter-wise we’re almost at the end of season 1. I’ve watched the 2 seasons of the new Fruits Basket anime (w/ English subs) and I really like it and I am looking forward to the final season. It’s a great adaption.
While the story is progressing here and there, it’s mostly a lot of the same stuff, maybe a bit more calm later on. The third season should have more story unfolding.

Imo, the anime in general is a great show and much more enjoyable. Probably partly because the manga feels a bit dated and I don’t have to figure out what everyone’s saying. Because it takes less time watching an anime episode than reading the corresponding chapters everything’s more condensed the repetetive fights for example don’t feel as much as a drag.

I definitely wouldn’t recommend reading the manga after you watched the show unless it became one of your favorite shows.

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