Item description for Fruits Basket Uncovered 10: The Secrets of the Sohmas (Mysteries and Secrets Revealed) by Kazuhisa Fujie...
The enigmatic Sohma family shares a great secret: each member is possessed by spirits of the Chinese Zodiac, and when they are hugged by members of the opposite sex, they transform into their personal Zodiac animal! Tohru Honda, an orphaned high school freshman, is given lodging in the Sohma household in exchange for taking care of household chores. The humble Tohru is quite grateful for the Sohma family's generosity, and the longer she stays with them, the more they realize what a blessing she is in their lives, as well. Designated a top ten manga property by pop-culture watchdogs ICV2, this best-selling series is now a smash-hit anime on Funimation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2007
Publisher DH Publishing
ISBN 1932897216 ISBN13 9781932897210
Availability 0 units.
More About Kazuhisa Fujie
Kazuhisa Fujie is an ober otaku and proliferate writer on anime and manga related themes, and author of numerous books in the Mysteries and Secrets Revealed! anime sourcebook series. He lives in Tokyo with his bass guitar and tropical fish.
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A review by a real 14 year old fan girl of Fruits Basket Jan 21, 2008
From my 14 year old (doing this on the fly, so I let her use my account):
So I'm at the bookstore and I see this book. I started just skimming though it and I'm going wrong, wrong, WRONG!!! I don't like this book and I don't even recommend this to a reader who is just starting to read Fruits Basket. As someone before me said "any Fruits Basket fan could write this" I have one better. ANY Furuba Fan could write BETTER than this!!! I mean the stuff in this book is either stuff that is already in the series and explained or its stuff we might never truly know (expect for Takaya of course)or it's completely wrong!!! The only thing worth wild in this book is the profiles which you could find either on the Fruits Basket website or in the Fruits Basket Fan Book - Cat - or in Wikiapedia. Also, the cost is pretty ridiculous itself. I could buy the first 4 books(over 800 pages of information) of this series for around 20 dollars if I buy it as a book set. This book(under 200 pages of information) cost 12 dollars. I could also read the entire series of Fruits Basket(over 1800 pages of information) for 0 dollars if I go to the library and remember to turn the books in on time. So now you decide, either buy this fanbook and be truly disappointed or actually go buy the real fanbook Fruits Basket Fan Book - Cat - by the real author, Takaya, and actually have something that has the facts straight...
only for completists Sep 9, 2007
I found "Uncovered" disappointing. Not for the lack of art from the manga (it's unauthorized, after all - see the fine print on the cover), but for failing to uncover much of anything. Personally, I'm OK with spoilers for volumes that aren't yet out in English, but if you're up-to-date with English releases of the manga, you know 95% of this already. You may even find yourself writing corrections in the page margins, as I did. There's at least one significant contradiction - one statement early in the book (Akito is accepted as the zodiac god because Akira said Akito is the god) is completely overturned late in the book (several zodiac Sohmas knew Akito would be born because they shared a dream of meeting their god). It would have been easy to catch and correct, and I'm not impressed.
There isn't a lot here, either. The print is surprisingly large, and there's a good deal of white space on each page - this is a very thin 183 pages. The text lays out basic facts, but offers scant insight or analysis. I expected more, given all the Japanese material that's available; honestly, I'd send people to Wikipedia before I'd recommend this book. To be blunt, I was left with the impression that the authors were assigned to summarize a series they weren't familiar with, and decided to publish their notes. I bought this out of curiosity, but I'd urge people to get the "Fruits Basket Fan Book - Cat -" instead - while it doesn't cover the full series, it's jammed with art, character profiles, summaries, relationship charts, and new material. You'll get a lot more from the "Fan Book" than you'll find in "Uncovered".
Cheap Imitation...not authorized by Hakusensha or Takaya Aug 24, 2007
Don't buy this book! Any fan of Fruits Basket could have written this. It is an unauthorized book (part of a series) that reveals no new information. There are no pictures or illustrations (other than shadow outlines) from the series. Mainly it is character profiles and basic explanations, with most of the information seeming to come from the extras sections of the manga.
Also, it also has spoilers!! They don't seem to care that the series hasn't finished yet in English. Don't waste your money. Wait for the official fanbooks from Takaya. They are much better.
My daughter is the judge Aug 15, 2007
My daughter is a Fruits Basket fan. She loved this book because it gave her detailed information about her beloved characters.
very informative Jun 17, 2007
This book gives answers to some of the questions that we've all probably had every once and a while. It does have spoilers because it was made after the last book was published in Japan (number 23). But if you don't mind being spoiled it is the perfect book for any FB fan. It clears things that you might not have even thought about like why Toru is so polite or why the title on all the books are pink. All in all I was not disapointed and that it was definetly worth the money.