Fruits Basket Uncovered: The Secrets of the Sohmas

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When Tohru Honda's mother dies, she moves in with her grandfather. But during the remodeling of his house, she resorts to living in a tent, while attending school and holding down a part-time job. It is this shift in her circumstances that brings Tohru into the orbit of the Sohma clan, and changes her life forever. Tohru discovers the secret curse that has afflicted the Sohmas for generations. She also learns to get along with the many different, and sometimes bizarre, characters that inhabit the Fruits Basket ...
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Overview

When Tohru Honda's mother dies, she moves in with her grandfather. But during the remodeling of his house, she resorts to living in a tent, while attending school and holding down a part-time job. It is this shift in her circumstances that brings Tohru into the orbit of the Sohma clan, and changes her life forever. Tohru discovers the secret curse that has afflicted the Sohmas for generations. She also learns to get along with the many different, and sometimes bizarre, characters that inhabit the Fruits Basket world. Fruits Basket is a universally endearing manga and anime series that has found a huge audience worldwide. Brimming with all sorts of juicy background info and character data, as well as little-known facts and hidden meanings, Fruits Basket Uncovered is required reading for all true fans of this delightful story.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932897210
  • Publisher: DH Publishing Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Series: Fruits Basket Series
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.18 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents


Series Overview     4
Short CharacterProfiles
Tohro Honda     8
Yuki Sohma     9
Kyo Sohma     10
Shigure Sohma     11
Arisa Uotani     12
Saki Hanajima     13
Kagura Sohma     14
Momiji Sohma     15
Hatori Sohma     16
Hatsuharu Sohma     17
Kisa Sohma     18
Hiro Sohma     19
Ayame Sohma     20
Ritsu Sohma     21
Isuzu Sohma     22
Kureno Sohma     23
Akito Sohma     24
Secrets of the Fruits Basket World
When was Fruits Basket first published?     26
What else has Natsuki Takaya written?     27
What does "Fruits Basket" mean?     28
What are the 12 animals of the zodiac?     31
Why is there no Year of the Cat?     33
Why is the Sohma clan cursed?     37
How is it determined who will be possessed?     40
What evidence is there that Akito is the god of the zodiac animals?     42
Why is it that when those possessed are hugged, they turn into animals?     43
How is the curse lifted?     44
Is Tohru necessary forthe lifting of the curse?     46
What are the meanings behind the characters' names?     48
Tohru's Family Secrets
Why does Tohru always speak so politely?     50
Why didn't Tohru live with her grandparents after her parents' death?     53
Does Tohru remember that she met Yuki when she was little?     55
Why does Momiji visit Tohru at work?     57
Why is Tohru always thinking about her mother?     58
Why is Tohru so good in the kitchen?     60
Why does Arisa feel sorry for Tohru because of her swimsuit?     61
Are Tohru's grades in school good?     63
Why was Tohru unpopular among Japanese fans at one time?     64
Was Kyoko really as tough a gang member as Arisa thinks she was?     66
Why does Tohru's grandfather call her 'Kyoko'?     68
Characters' Fashion?     69
Honda Friends' Secrets
Are Arisa and her father now friends?     77
Why is Arisa so attracted to Kureno?     76
How close are Arisa and Saki?     78
Why does everyone call Saki 'Denpa'?     80
Can Saki really kill someone just by wishing it?     82
Does Saki's special power make her aware of the curse of the zodiac animals?     84
Why does Saki always wear black?      85
Does Saki's little brother Megumi have similar powers?     86
Who are the most popular characters?     98
Secrets of the Sohma Clan
What is the secret of the Sohma clan's wealth?     90
How is the head of the Sohma clan decided?     92
What about those members of the Sohma clan who don't know about the curse of the zodiac?     94
Where do the Sohma women give birth?     95
Has the Sohma family's secret never gotten out?     96
What happens at the Sohma's New Year's Party?     98
Does Akito's mother, Ren, know the curse is weakening?     100
Secrets of Zodiac
What causes those possessed to turn into the animals of the zodiac?     102
Are the possessed influenced by the characteristics of the animals that possess them?     103
Do those possessed look like their animals?     104
Can those who are possessed have children?     105
If those possessed are allowed to marry one another, why is Akito so cruel to Isuzu?     106
Why do those possessed attract the same animals they are possessed by?     107
Why was Yuki locked in a dark room for so long?     108
If Yuki is so popular that there is even a fan club dedicated to him, why isn't he more confident?     110
Does Yuki really hate Ayame?      111
What is it about Machi Kuragi that Yuki finds so attractive?     112
Why are Kyo and Yuki so slim even though they are fighters?     113
Why is Kyo's natural form so ugly?     114
What sort of books does Shigure write?     115
Why did Shigure sleep with Akito's mother, Ren?     116
How long has Shigure known that the curse is weakening?     117
Why is Shigure called 'Sazanami,' or 'Ripples in the Water'?     119
Just how good is Momiji at the violin?     120
Why did Momiji wear a girl's school uniform in his first year of high school?     121
Does Ayame make much money from his business?     122
Why is Kagura so strong?     123
Why is the tiger Kisa changes into so cute?     124
Why does Ritsu wear women's clothing?     126
Is Hatori the only one with the power to erase people's memories?     127
What are Hatori's powers?     128
Is Isuzu's weakness due to Akito throwing her out of a second floor window?     130
When was Kureno freed from his curse?     132
As Akito is the god of those possessed, does she have any physical god-like attributes?     133
Black feathers often appear behind Akito. Does she have some connection to birds?     134
Akito hasn't always been the person she is now. What caused her to change?     135
Is it true that only one person in the Sohma clan knows that Akito is a woman?     137
Years of the Chinese Zodiac and What They Mean     138
More Secrets
Are Kazuma Sohma and his grandfather really related by blood?     144
Even though her memory has been erased, doesn't Momiji's mother realize that Momiji is her son?     146
What does Kakeru Manabe think of Yuki?     147
Why does Kakeru always fuss over colors in student council meetings?     148
Why does Kakeru call his girlfriend, Komaki Nakao, 'Meat Angel'?     149
Why does Machi Kuragi have such destructive impulses?     150
Why did Mayuko date Shigure when they were younger?     151
The Author     153
Main Character Data     156
Sohma Clan Data     164
Other Character Data     174
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