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Natsuki Takaya

Natsuki Takaya burst onto the manga scene in North America with the publication of Fruits Basket which became an immediate sensation. Her other works include Twinkle Stars and Liselotte & Witch's Forest.

Works

Liselotte in Witch's Forest

  • Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 1

    Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 1

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Despite being completely hopeless at endeavors like farming and cooking, Liselotte, a young lady of noble birth, picks up and moves to a remote land with her twin attendants Alto and Anna. At the easternmost reaches of her new home lies a forest where it's said witches roam. When Lise one day finds herself at the receiving end of an attack by one such witch, she's saved by the sudden appearance of a young man named Engetsu. Though they're strangers, Engetsu is remarkably similar to someone she already knows...?

  • Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 2

    Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 2

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Liselotte, the daughter of a feudal lord, has been exiled to the land's easternmost reaches by order of her older brother. Despite the bitter past that put her in these straits, Lise enjoys her new life with her twin attendants, Alto and Anna, the familiar Yomi, and Engetsu, a young man who not only harbors a secret, but also bears a striking resemblance to an old acquaintance, Enrich. However, Lise's quaint idyll is shattered when none other than a witch comes calling...!

  • Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 3

    Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 3

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Engetsu is hurt and Liselotte goes to rescue him. Will Liselotte discover Engetsu's secret?

  • Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 4

    Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 4

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Liselotte's house has become even livelier with the additions of the witch Hilde and her familiar, Myrte. But one day, Vergue, a witch who hates all humans, attacks the household to drive Lise and the others away! Why is it so difficult to live a peaceful life?

  • Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 5

    Liselotte & Witch's Forest, Vol. 5

    By Natsuki Takaya

    In the east of the east of the east, Liselotte's rambunctious house still attempts to coexist with the witch's forest. Hoping to break down the seal Vergue has cast to keep them out, Anna ventures off on her own to pay the witch a visit. Can she convince Vergue to give humans another chance, or has she walked right into a trap...?

Fruits Basket Collector's Edition

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1

    By Natsuki Takaya

    After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out...into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own--when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!

    A perennial favorite of fans and librarians alike, Natsuki Takaya's beloved bestselling Fruits Basket series returns to print in gorgeous deluxe English-language omnibus editions with beautiful full-color illustrations that are not to be missed!

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 10

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 10

    By Natsuki Takaya

    The much-loved series winds down to the homestretch. Tohru's feelings for Kyo come to the forefront as she desperately searches for a way to break the curse. If she can't find a cure in time, Kyo will be locked away by the Sohma for the rest of his life! Graduation is fast approaching, meaning major decisions that will affect not only Tohru and Kyo but all of the members of the Sohma Zodiac. After all of this heartbreak, is a happy ending even possible...?

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 11

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 11

    By Natsuki Takaya

    The curse is crumbling, and Akito is doing anything to clutch at the broken threads that remain. Does the end of the curse mean catastrophe for the members of the zodiac, or will it bring the much needed healing they've all dreamed of? Tohru's bright love and generosity will become a beacon of hope in the dark...!

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 12

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 12

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Their curse might be broken, but big questions still lie ahead for the Sohma family. Now that Kyo is free to dream of his future, what will he make of it? Does growing up mean growing apart, or will his bond with Tohru only strengthen with time? Perhaps their first date will decide! And at long last, the meaning of Kyoko's ominous words "I'll never forgive you..." becomes clear. Fans of the series won't want to miss this thrilling conclusion!
    In addition to the new translation and color illustrations this volume also contains over 150 pages of bonus material, including a never before published interview with Natsuki Takaya-sensei, character profiles, a timeline of the series, and much, MUCH more!!!

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 2

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 2

    By Natsuki Takaya

    When she was living in a tent pitched on the Sohma family's land, Tohru Honda's primary concerns were dirt and slugs. But now that she's living with the Sohmas, she's gotten a crash course in magical powers and ancient curses! And as if keeping the Sohma clan secret wasn't bad enough, Tohru has to work overtime to prevent all the jealous girls from finding out that she's living under the same roof as the school prince, Yuki, and the school hothead, Kyo! What new drama will Valentine's Day bring into Tohru's life?!

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 3

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 3

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Spring is in the air, and with spring comes break! When Shigure takes Tohru, Yuki, and Kyo to the Sohma's vacation home to make the most of Golden Week, the inevitable game of cat and rat is already underway, with sparks flying between Yuki and Kyo. But leave it to Tohru to smooth things over! The peace doesn't last, however, when another Sohma (or two?!) drops in! And even a vacation can't shake the rainy day that awaits the group upon their return. When a face from Kyo's past makes an appearance, he lets a shocking secret about the cat out of the bag...

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 4

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 4

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Jealousy, rage, regret--the members of the Sohma family are no strangers to these emotions. Tohru Honda's cheerful optimism, however, is like a balm to them. Unfortunately, not every Sohma feels that way! Kisa and Tohru have become fast friends, but Hiro Sohma isn't too happy about this turn of events and decides to take out his anger on...Tohru?! And when the normally docile Hatsuharu snaps and pulls a Black Haru at school, will Tohru's brand of magic have any effect at all?!

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 5

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 5

    By Natsuki Takaya

    As summer vacation inches closer, Tohru spends her days in anxious anticipation, Yuki meets a new student council member on the way to school...and Uo-chan is in love?! Who is the object of her affections?! Once summer break is in full swing, Tohru and the others take a trip to the Sohma family cottage at Momiji's invitation. Even though they're enjoying summer activities like swimming in the ocean and catching stag beetles, Yuki and Tohru have an ominous premonition! Meanwhile, Shigure pays a visit to the main house, where he makes a proposal to Akito--?!

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 6

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 6

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Tohru should be having the time of her life during summer break at the Sohmas' vacation home...but ever since Akito appeared, Yuki and the others go off every day to meet with the zodiac leader. On top of that, Yuki is acting weird...! And when Tohru encounters the Horse of the zodiac, does that leave Akito as the Rooster?! Later, as the next school term begins, the new student council assembles at last!! While Yuki and those around him are occupied, Tohru secretly visits Kazuma. She wishes to free everyone in the Sohma family from their "curse" and looks to him for a clue...Unexpectedly, however, Rin is poised to hinder Tohru's efforts...!!

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 7

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 7

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Yuki-alongside his mother, who already has his life after high school all mapped out-confronts his future at a parent-teacher conference. To make matters worse, when Yuki recalls buried memories, he becomes speechless! Meanwhile, Tohru pays a visit to the Sohma compound in order to confirm if Kureno Sohma is really the same man with whom her best friend, Uo-chan, is in love!

    Love isn't in the air for Isuzu and Hatsuharu, however, as the two have broken up. Desperately in search of something, Isuzu visits Shigure's house as if driven there, but collapses upon arrival. A shocked Tohru happens to be on the scene, but all she can do is comfort Isuzu in her pain. But Isuzu seems to know all about Tohru fighting the Sohma curse on her own...!?

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 8

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 8

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Yuki's childhood was a long period of solitary darkness. Years later, he met Tohru, but what does he want from her? Yuki reveals to Kakeru what he can tell no one else. Meanwhile, Tohru's class is going to put on a play for the school festival, but miscasting makes it rough going for rehearsal. Will there be chaos on stage when the curtain finally rises?!

    Later, Kyo recalls meeting Tohru's mother as a child and talking to her about her experiences. Persevering through a rough adolescence, one that lacked any love from her parents, she one day encountered teacher-in-training Katsuya Honda... At long last, the moving story of Katsuya and Kyoko is revealed!! Then, it's business as usual for Tohru and the others, but something is eating at Kyo?!

  • Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 9

    Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 9

    By Natsuki Takaya

    Secrets of the curse revealed! Dive deep into the twisted relationship between Akito and Kureno, the most elusive member of the Sohma zodiac. Tohru tries to help, but finds herself in even deeper trouble. Good thing she has steadfast friends who will save the day! Elsewhere, something is going on with Machi! When Yuki and Kakeru pay a visit to her home, will the secrets of her past be revealed? And trouble is on the horizon when Hatsuharu finally learns what Akito did to Rin. Will anything be able to stop his wrath, or will he do something he can't take back?!