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30th Jan '17 9:46:22 PM lalaTKG
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One the best-selling shojo manga series in America, and often the second best-selling manga series in the US ''period'', beat only by [[Manga/{{Naruto}} a certain ninja]]. The anime is available online through {{Creator/Hulu}} [[http://www.hulu.com/fruits-basket here]]. Originally translated to completion by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, the story was rereleased in tankobon format by Creator/YenPress.

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One the best-selling shojo manga series in America, and often the second best-selling manga series in the US ''period'', beat only by [[Manga/{{Naruto}} a certain ninja]]. The anime is available online through {{Creator/Hulu}} [[http://www.hulu.com/fruits-basket here]]. Originally translated to completion by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, the story was rereleased in tankobon omnibus format by Creator/YenPress.
30th Jan '17 9:45:32 PM lalaTKG
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One the best-selling shojo manga series in America, and often the second best-selling manga series in the US ''period'', beat only by [[Manga/{{Naruto}} a certain ninja]]. The anime is available online through {{Creator/Hulu}} [[http://www.hulu.com/fruits-basket here]]. The story was rereleased by Yen Press.

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One the best-selling shojo manga series in America, and often the second best-selling manga series in the US ''period'', beat only by [[Manga/{{Naruto}} a certain ninja]]. The anime is available online through {{Creator/Hulu}} [[http://www.hulu.com/fruits-basket here]]. The Originally translated to completion by Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, the story was rereleased in tankobon format by Yen Press.
Creator/YenPress.
22nd Nov '16 7:37:34 AM Ea4g
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* CurseEscapeClause: The only way to break the curse is [[spoiler: if one who is under the curse but not a part of the family is truly loved]]. Originally supposed to make it inescapable since the Cat wasn't cast out until later.
22nd Nov '16 12:11:16 AM lalaTKG
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* SpinOffspring: So far, the narrative explicitly tells us that Mutsuki is Yuki and [[spoiler: Machi]]'s son, but by the looks of the other Sohmas in the story, it's quite obvious who ended up being the children of who.

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* SpinOffspring: So far, the narrative explicitly tells us that Mutsuki is Yuki and [[spoiler: Machi]]'s son, but by the looks of the other Sohmas in the story, it's quite obvious who ended up being the children of who. Sawa is the only exception, since she doesn't have a previous cast member's surname or a non-familial connection with them.
22nd Nov '16 12:08:51 AM lalaTKG
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* LikeBrotherAndSister: Mutsuki and [[spoiler:Takeru]]'s daughter get along like this, mostly because they're cousins and have known each other for practically their whole lives.
17th Oct '16 6:31:04 PM Ea4g
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* KindheartedSimpleton: A story Momiji says he heard in class about a man who always helped anyone who asked anything of him. Eventually the poor guy looses even the cloths on his back and then willingly allows himself to be eaten by goblins.
** It's made a little bit better if you read the full story separately. There at least the head Goblin feels some guilt over hurting such a giving man. He goes to the villagers who originally took advantage of the man and gives them such a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reasons you Suck Speech]]. You can almost feel the intense guilt and shame being heaped on those bastards.
21st Sep '16 12:34:00 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* HimeCut: Isuzu/Rin Sohma [[spoiler:until it gets crudely sheared by Akito in a punishable rage]].



* TraumaticHaircut: [[spoiler:Isuzu/Rin gets one after a run-in with Akito late in the manga.]]

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* TraumaticHaircut: [[spoiler:Isuzu/Rin has long hair until it gets one crudely sheared by Akito in a punishable rage after a run-in with Akito late in the manga.]]]]



* TwistedEchoCut: In the second to last chapter.

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* %%* TwistedEchoCut: In the second to last chapter.
30th Aug '16 8:54:26 PM Angeldeb82
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The {{Mangaka}} is ''Creator/NatsukiTakaya'' whose name is a pseudonym. She's also [[{{Southpaw}} left-handed]], but due to a hand injury necessitating a leave of absence from the series, the anime would have OvertookTheManga, had it continued any longer than it did.

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The {{Mangaka}} is ''Creator/NatsukiTakaya'' whose name is a pseudonym. She's also [[{{Southpaw}} left-handed]], but due to a hand injury necessitating a leave of absence from the series, the anime would have OvertookTheManga, [[OvertookTheManga Overtaken the Manga]], had it continued any longer than it did.



*** [[spoiler:Akito]] is actually one of the characters who received the worst abuse. [[spoiler:Ren, her mother,]] hated her for getting attention from [[spoiler:Akira, her father,]] and thus proceeded to mistreat and belittle her at every turn, one of the worst examples being [[spoiler: forcing her to live as a man so that she could be the only woman Akira loved.]]
*** For a very short while, [[spoiler:Kyoko]] was this to [[spoiler:Tohru]], in the form of neglect. [[spoiler: After Katsuya's death, Kyoko fell into a state of despair in which she did nothing but lie on the floor all day, not feeding or looking after her daughter. Katsuya's father often came to their home to take care of Tohru, and for days he was not around, Tohru took care of both herself and her mother.]] She gets better when she [[spoiler:travels to the sea to commit suicide, and hears a child crying for her mother. This reminds her of her daughter, alone at home, and she rushes back to Tohru, vowing to never abandon her again.]]

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*** [[spoiler:Akito]] is actually one of the characters who received the worst abuse. [[spoiler:Ren, her mother,]] hated her for getting attention from [[spoiler:Akira, her father,]] and thus proceeded to mistreat and belittle her at every turn, one of the worst examples being [[spoiler: forcing her to live as a man so that she could be the only woman Akira loved.]]
loved]].
*** For a very short while, [[spoiler:Kyoko]] was this to [[spoiler:Tohru]], in the form of neglect. [[spoiler: After Katsuya's death, Kyoko fell into a state of despair in which she did nothing but lie on the floor all day, not feeding or looking after her daughter. Katsuya's father often came to their home to take care of Tohru, and for days he was not around, Tohru took care of both herself and her mother.]] She gets better when she [[spoiler:travels to the sea to commit suicide, and hears a child crying for her mother. This reminds her of her daughter, alone at home, and she rushes back to Tohru, vowing to never abandon her again.]]again]].



* AdultsAreUseless: The absolute Sohma family hierarchy with Akito on top means that nobody prevents or intervenes in the event of physical or emotional abuse that occurs regularly within the family at Akito's hands regardless of what they think. [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and lampshaded from time to time by Hatori and Shigure: Hatori laments from time to time that "[[the older zodiac members]] really suck at [[protecting the younger ones from Akito]]," while Shigure prefers to [[TheChessmaster allow things to play out]].

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* AdultsAreUseless: The absolute Sohma family hierarchy with Akito on top means that nobody prevents or intervenes in the event of physical or emotional abuse that occurs regularly within the family at Akito's hands regardless of what they think. [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] {{Discussed|Trope}} and lampshaded from time to time by Hatori and Shigure: Hatori laments from time to time that "[[the "[the older zodiac members]] members] really suck at [[protecting [protecting the younger ones from Akito]]," Akito]," while Shigure prefers to [[TheChessmaster allow things to play out]].



* AllLovingHero: Tohru Honda. But even here, her kind nature [[DeconstructedTrope has its faults.]]

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* AllLovingHero: Tohru Honda. But even here, her kind nature [[DeconstructedTrope has its faults.]]faults]].



** Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] with Hatsuharu ([[spoiler:the cow]]): To prove to the overeager student council's president that his hair is naturally white with black roots, [[spoiler:he drags him into the boys' bathroom and shows him his pubic hair]]. Of course, when Tohru asks Hatsuharu how he did it, and due to the fact that Haru is [[spoiler:in 'black' mode]] and isn't really thinking straight, things end with a double MegaTonPunch.

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** Hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d with Hatsuharu ([[spoiler:the cow]]): To prove to the overeager student council's president that his hair is naturally white with black roots, [[spoiler:he drags him into the boys' bathroom and shows him his pubic hair]]. Of course, when Tohru asks Hatsuharu how he did it, and due to the fact that Haru is [[spoiler:in 'black' mode]] and isn't really thinking straight, things end with a double MegaTonPunch.MegatonPunch.



* BishieSparkle: With an entire cast of {{bishonen}}, this naturally happens a lot, but most notably during Tohru's daydream of "if Yuki and Kyo got along".

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* BishieSparkle: With an entire cast of {{bishonen}}, {{Bishonen}}, this naturally happens a lot, but most notably during Tohru's daydream of "if Yuki and Kyo got along".



* CallBack: One of the last chapters of the manga has [[spoiler:Tohru falling off a cliffside that crumbles underneath her - the same cliffside that Shigure told her was unstable in the very first chapter.]]
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: {{Justified|Trope}} and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] as the Sohma being TheBeautifulElite, but in fact it goes way further than just them.

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* CallBack: One of the last chapters of the manga has [[spoiler:Tohru falling off a cliffside that crumbles underneath her - the same cliffside that Shigure told her was unstable in the very first chapter.]]
chapter]].
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: {{Justified|Trope}} and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d as the Sohma being TheBeautifulElite, but in fact it goes way further than just them.



* ChekhovsGun: The manga is full of them (almost all are cut out in the anime adaptation) including [[spoiler: Kyo's beads]] but most noticeably the little red hat that Tohru owns. It is shown sitting in her tent on the very first page, hanging off the iconic picture of her mother. Turns out to be one of the most driving plot devices as [[spoiler: Tohru has a dream remembering her receiving the hat from a little boy when she was lost as a child and he led her home]] and in the second volume goes into full detail about the event. But while hinting at the significance of this story, what at first seems like it might only be [[BoyMeetsGirl a cute accidental meeting]] as we don't know [[spoiler: whether the mysterious boy is Yuki or Kyo at first]] and when we find it was [[spoiler: Yuki]] it is still unsure who the [[OfficialCouple Official Couple]] will be, it actually turns out to weave into a whole [[JigsawPuzzlePlot Jigsaw Puzzle Plot]] between Kyo, Yuki and Tohru's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Past]] where [[spoiler: EveryoneIsRelated]] in ways that ultimately [[TwistEnding turn every character relationship]] [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore on their head]] and [[FridgeBrilliance clears up all their past actions towards each other]], in one [[TheReveal Reveal]] right after another. All because a little red hat.

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* ChekhovsGun: The manga is full of them (almost all are cut out in the anime adaptation) including [[spoiler: Kyo's beads]] but most noticeably the little red hat that Tohru owns. It is shown sitting in her tent on the very first page, hanging off the iconic picture of her mother. Turns out to be one of the most driving plot devices as [[spoiler: Tohru has a dream remembering her receiving the hat from a little boy when she was lost as a child and he led her home]] and in the second volume goes into full detail about the event. But while hinting at the significance of this story, what at first seems like it might only be [[BoyMeetsGirl a cute accidental meeting]] as we don't know [[spoiler: whether the mysterious boy is Yuki or Kyo at first]] and when we find it was [[spoiler: Yuki]] it is still unsure who the [[OfficialCouple Official Couple]] OfficialCouple will be, it actually turns out to weave into a whole [[JigsawPuzzlePlot Jigsaw Puzzle Plot]] JigsawPuzzlePlot between Kyo, Yuki and Tohru's [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Past]] DarkAndTroubledPast where [[spoiler: EveryoneIsRelated]] in ways that ultimately [[TwistEnding turn every character relationship]] [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore on their head]] and [[FridgeBrilliance clears up all their past actions towards each other]], in one [[TheReveal Reveal]] right after another. All because a little red hat.



* CoveredInMud: At one point, Tohru's uniform is dirty from the mudslide that fell on her tent. Once she gets cleaned up, [[{{Jerkass}}one of Yuki's fan club]], jealous that Tohru arrived at school with Yuki, says "That mud looked so good on you".

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* CoveredInMud: At one point, Tohru's uniform is dirty from the mudslide that fell on her tent. Once she gets cleaned up, [[{{Jerkass}}one [[{{Jerkass}} one of Yuki's fan club]], jealous that Tohru arrived at school with Yuki, says "That mud looked so good on you".you".
* CreepyCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Akito]] in the manga, prior to her HeelFaceTurn.



* EasternZodiac: There is a character for each animal in the zodiac, plus a cat and the 'god' who arranged the legendary banquet. "God" doesn't get a transformation, however, it does have the power to manipulate the other spirits at will, forcing them to do anything it asks. They also love it unconditionally and can never blame it for anything. Unfortunately for the owner of the dragon spirit, a little wordplay means that instead of turning into an actual ''dragon'' (which would be ''[[CursedWithAwesome badass]]''), [[spoiler:he turns into a 竜の落し子 ([[SeahorsesAreDragons "tatsu no otoshigo"; "baby dragon"), or "seahorse"]]. However, Shigure in the manga says that the curse is falling apart and even the animal forms are half-baked forms of what they used to be, and he actually says: "Look at Hatori, for example."]]. While the traditional legend says there was one banquet and that the rat tricked the cat into missing it, the end of the manga reveals what ''really'' happened: [[spoiler:the animals partied with the god all the time, but when they started approaching death, the god came up with a drink of reincarnation and gave some to the unconscious and dying cat. The cat woke up after drinking it and gave a WhoWantsToLiveForever speech that pissed everyone else off. CompletelyMissingThePoint, they felt betrayed by the cat, drank the elixir, and died at some later point.]]

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* EasternZodiac: There is a character for each animal in the zodiac, plus a cat and the 'god' who arranged the legendary banquet. "God" doesn't get a transformation, however, it does have the power to manipulate the other spirits at will, forcing them to do anything it asks. They also love it unconditionally and can never blame it for anything. Unfortunately for the owner of the dragon spirit, a little wordplay means that instead of turning into an actual ''dragon'' (which would be ''[[CursedWithAwesome badass]]''), [[spoiler:he turns into a 竜の落し子 ([[SeahorsesAreDragons "tatsu no otoshigo"; "baby dragon"), or "seahorse"]]. However, Shigure in the manga says that the curse is falling apart and even the animal forms are half-baked forms of what they used to be, and he actually says: "Look at Hatori, for example."]]. While the traditional legend says there was one banquet and that the rat tricked the cat into missing it, the end of the manga reveals what ''really'' happened: [[spoiler:the animals partied with the god all the time, but when they started approaching death, the god came up with a drink of reincarnation and gave some to the unconscious and dying cat. The cat woke up after drinking it and gave a WhoWantsToLiveForever speech that pissed everyone else off. CompletelyMissingThePoint, DramaticallyMissingThePoint, they felt betrayed by the cat, drank the elixir, and died at some later point.]]



* EveryoneIsRelated: Both in the sense that half the cast is actually biologically related to each other (the Sohma family is [[BigScrewedUpFamily HUGE]]), but also in that the characters all manage to have some sort of connection to each other. The friend Yuki makes at school, for example? [[spoiler:His girlfriend's father just happened to be the driver of the car that ran into Tohru's mother.]] Tohru's homeroom teacher? [[spoiler:She happens to be an old acquaintance of Shigure, Hatori and Ayame, by virtue of being Kana(Hatori's ex-fiance)'s best friend and is in love - and by the end of the series, most likely on her way to being an [[OfficialCouple official couple]] - with Hatori.]] The most obvious example, however, is that [[spoiler:Tohru just happened to have met Yuki as a child, and Kyo just happened to know her mother]].

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* EveryoneIsRelated: Both in the sense that half the cast is actually biologically related to each other (the Sohma family is [[BigScrewedUpFamily HUGE]]), but also in that the characters all manage to have some sort of connection to each other. The friend Yuki makes at school, for example? [[spoiler:His girlfriend's father just happened to be the driver of the car that ran into Tohru's mother.]] Tohru's homeroom teacher? [[spoiler:She happens to be an old acquaintance of Shigure, Hatori and Ayame, by virtue of being Kana(Hatori's ex-fiance)'s best friend and is in love - and by the end of the series, most likely on her way to being an [[OfficialCouple official couple]] OfficialCouple - with Hatori.]] The most obvious example, however, is that [[spoiler:Tohru just happened to have met Yuki as a child, and Kyo just happened to know her mother]].



* FracturedFairyTale: When they realize how woefully miscast they are in a play of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}", they rewrite it into "Sorta Cinderella" and invert a great deal of it. It manages to be a CrowningMomentOfFunny and very (unintentionally) touching at the same time.

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* FracturedFairyTale: When they realize how woefully miscast they are in a play of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}", they rewrite it into "Sorta Cinderella" and invert a great deal of it. It manages to be a CrowningMomentOfFunny SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} and very (unintentionally) touching at the same time.



* IBangedYourMom: [[spoiler:Shigure had sex with Ren, Akito's mom, in retaliation for Akito sleeping with Kureno. Also because Ren is basically the image of Akito might have been had Ren not demanded Akito be raised as a boy.]] ''Not'' PlayedForLaughs, [[spoiler: and this is apparently the reason why Akito exiled Shigure from the main Sohma estate.]].
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Mostly everybody. [[AllLovingHero Tohru]] remedies and fulfills this role in either the short or long term in most of the zodiac members' lives.

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* IBangedYourMom: [[spoiler:Shigure had sex with Ren, Akito's mom, in retaliation for Akito sleeping with Kureno. Also because Ren is basically the image of Akito might have been had Ren not demanded Akito be raised as a boy.]] ''Not'' PlayedForLaughs, [[spoiler: and this is apparently the reason why Akito exiled Shigure from the main Sohma estate.]].
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Mostly everybody. [[AllLovingHero Tohru]] remedies and fulfills this role in either the short or long term in most of the zodiac members' lives.
]]



** Tohru's massively JerkAss relatives, minus her paternal grandfather. They treated her like crap before the story began, treated her like crap when the readers/viewers see them momentarily, and then Tohru leaves for good and we never learn if they repent, regret or get any kind of consequences.

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** Tohru's massively JerkAss {{Jerkass}} relatives, minus her paternal grandfather. They treated her like crap before the story began, treated her like crap when the readers/viewers see them momentarily, and then Tohru leaves for good and we never learn if they repent, regret or get any kind of consequences.



* KissingCousins: A good portion of the [[OfficialCouple official couples]]. [[spoiler:Shigure/Akito, Haru/Rin, Hiro/Kisa, Hatori/Kana, Kagura's feelings for Kyo.]] Possibly justified by the size of the family, and that [[spoiler:Hatori and Kana]] had never met each other before their first meeting.

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* KissingCousins: A good portion of the [[OfficialCouple official couples]].{{official couple}}s. [[spoiler:Shigure/Akito, Haru/Rin, Hiro/Kisa, Hatori/Kana, Kagura's feelings for Kyo.]] Possibly justified by the size of the family, and that [[spoiler:Hatori and Kana]] had never met each other before their first meeting.



* LetsHaveAnotherBaby: Tohru's parents in their BackStory. They were never able to.

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* LetsHaveAnotherBaby: Tohru's parents in their BackStory.{{Backstory}}. They were never able to.



--> '''Shigure:''' Yup, we were [[ThickerThanWater inseparable!]] So much so that they called us the Mabudachi Trio/[[DubNameChange Three Musketeers]].

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--> '''Shigure:''' Yup, we were [[ThickerThanWater inseparable!]] inseparable]]! So much so that they called us the Mabudachi Trio/[[DubNameChange Three Musketeers]].



** Not to mention the dress [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Ayame had been wearing]] a few minutes before.

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** Not to mention the dress [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Ayame had been wearing]] a few minutes before.



* PinocchioSyndrome: The curse greatly restricts the social freedom of the afflicted and binds them to the head of the Sohma family. Emphasized more in the events after the anime.



* ToBecomeHuman: The curse greatly restricts the social freedom of the afflicted and binds them to the head of the Sohma family. Emphasized more in the events after the anime.



* VillainousCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Akito]] in the manga, prior to her HeelFaceTurn.



* WTHCastingAgency: In-universe obvious example. Playing "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" at the school festival? Fantastic idea! Tohru will be perfect in the role of… What do you mean, she was cast as the mean stepsister? PrinceCharming Kyo has no chance of rejecting the stepsister, in this case.

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* WTHCastingAgency: In-universe obvious example. Playing "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" at the school festival? Fantastic idea! Tohru will be perfect in the role of… of... What do you mean, she was cast as the mean stepsister? PrinceCharming Kyo has no chance of rejecting the stepsister, in this case.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Ritsu Sohma

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Ritsu SohmaSohma.



* GenerationXerox: The new main trio of Sawa, Mutsuki, and Hajime quite heavily resemble Tohru, Yuki, and Kyo respectively in terms of physical appearance and in some of their mannerisms from the beginning of the story. Sawa is the clumsy everygirl, Mutsuki is the kind, [[{{Bishounen}} handsome]] prince of the school, and Hajime is the rough sounding delinquent. And just like their counterparts, they all start to show HiddenDepths beyond their initial impressions.
** It's not just them, either; the whole school has {{Expies}} of all the previous characters, and some of it's instilled. Ruriko, for example, is president of the Sohma Fan Club like [[spoiler: her mother]], the previous head, but exaggerates this to the point where the fan club is for ''every Sohma in the school''.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: Even though he wasn't bad looking by any means in his youth, Yuki's grown into ''quite'' the androgynous beauty by the time of ''Another''. He's even [[LongHairedPrettyBoy grown out his hair]] to boot!

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* GenerationXerox: The new main trio of Sawa, Mutsuki, and Hajime quite heavily resemble Tohru, Yuki, and Kyo respectively in terms of physical appearance and in some of their mannerisms from the beginning of the story. Sawa is the clumsy everygirl, Mutsuki is the kind, [[{{Bishounen}} [[{{Bishonen}} handsome]] prince of the school, and Hajime is the rough sounding delinquent. And just like their counterparts, they all start to show HiddenDepths beyond their initial impressions.
** It's not just them, either; the whole school has {{Expies}} {{Exp|y}}ies of all the previous characters, and some of it's instilled. Ruriko, for example, is president of the Sohma Fan Club like [[spoiler: her mother]], the previous head, but exaggerates this to the point where the fan club is for ''every Sohma in the school''.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: Even though he wasn't bad looking by any means in his youth, Yuki's grown into ''quite'' the androgynous beauty by the time of ''Another''. He's even [[LongHairedPrettyBoy grown out his hair]] to boot!
28th Aug '16 6:35:59 AM Argon2
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After the death of her mother, young Tohru Honda has been secretly living on her own in a tent. Her life changes forever when she stumbles upon the secret the estate she is living on illegally: the land is owned by the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Sohma family]], who are afflicted by a HereditaryCurse that changes some members of the family into animals of the EasternZodiac when they are hugged by someone of the opposite sex that is not also a Zodiac member. Oh and the family is a hot bed of horribly abusive parents and children with enough emotional issues to make a shrink very very wealthy.

Upon being discovered and taken in by the Sohmas, sweet Tohru becomes embroiled in the big disfuctional family's various crisises, while at the same time bringing the outside world into the closed off family.

One the best-selling shojo manga series in America, and often the second best-selling manga series in the US ''period'', beat only by [[Manga/{{Naruto}} a certain ninja]]. Currently out of print, though the animated version is available online through {{Creator/Hulu}} [[http://www.hulu.com/fruits-basket here]]

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After the death of her mother, young Tohru Honda has been secretly living on her own in a tent. Her life changes forever when she stumbles upon the secret the estate she is living on illegally: the land is owned by the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Sohma family]], who are afflicted by a HereditaryCurse that changes some members of the family into animals of the EasternZodiac when they are hugged by someone of the opposite sex that is not also a Zodiac member. Oh and the family is a hot bed hotbed of horribly abusive parents and children with enough emotional issues to make a shrink very very wealthy.

Upon being discovered and taken in by the Sohmas, sweet Tohru becomes embroiled in the big disfuctional dysfunctional family's various crisises, crises, while at the same time bringing the outside world into the closed off family.

One the best-selling shojo manga series in America, and often the second best-selling manga series in the US ''period'', beat only by [[Manga/{{Naruto}} a certain ninja]]. Currently out of print, though the animated version The anime is available online through {{Creator/Hulu}} [[http://www.hulu.com/fruits-basket here]]
here]]. The story was rereleased by Yen Press.
15th Aug '16 11:30:26 PM lalaTKG
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** It's not just them, either; the whole school has {{Expies}} of all the previous characters, and some of it's instilled. Ruriko, for example, is president of the Sohma Fan Club and does it mostly out of duty to [[spoiler: her mother]], the previous head.

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** It's not just them, either; the whole school has {{Expies}} of all the previous characters, and some of it's instilled. Ruriko, for example, is president of the Sohma Fan Club and does it mostly out of duty to like [[spoiler: her mother]], the previous head.head, but exaggerates this to the point where the fan club is for ''every Sohma in the school''.
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