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For the month of September, we’ll be reading and discussing Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya. This classic shojo manga series will be the first manga series for the JSNO Kwaidan Book Club.
We will be specifically covering material from the newly published Yen Press edition of Fruits Basket volume 1 (contains volumes 1 and 2 of the original manga publication, chapters 1-12). ISBN-13: 978-0316360166.
Fruits Basket is the perfect manga to discuss, as it has an accurate display of Japanese culture and lifestyle.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
“Fruits Basket is the story of Tohru Honda, a young girl who – following the untimely deaths of her parents – finds herself living in a tent on land belonging to the Sohma family. When the family takes her in, she discovers their rather unusual “curse”: possessed by spirits of the Chinese Zodiac, they transform into their zodiac animal when embraced by someone of the opposite sex.” (Yen Press)