When the Fruits Basket anime series was being produced, it was being done at the same time that the manga was being written and produced. When the anime was nearing its end, the manga was far from finished; so, the anime version includes an ending section that isn't part of the manga. Since I was already familiar with the anime before I started reading the manga, I was very curious to read the remaining manga volumes to see how the story progressed beyond the anime series.
In this volume, Yuki has been elected as student council president, and we get to meet two new characters (Machi and Kakeru) who are also part of the student council. At this point, Yuki isn't sure how well he'll be able to work with the others on the council. Also in this volume, Uo meets Kureno Sohma, who doesn't tell her that he's a Sohma (Kureno turns into a rooster when he's hugged by a member of the opposite sex). Uo falls in love with Kureno, but nothing really progresses in the way of a relationship at this point. The reader also learns about Hana's past. We get to see Kyo's father, and how Kazuma (Kyo's teacher who appeared in an earlier volume of the manga) is more of a father to Kyo than his own father is. At the end of the volume, we meet the final member of the Sohma family... Rin Sohma (she turns into a horse when she's hugged by a member of the opposite sex).
By the time I finished reading this volume, I was very pleased with how the story was progressing. I definitely wanted to continue reading more volumes and see how the story would continue to develop. If you've read the previous volumes of the Fruits Basket manga and enjoyed them, I think you'll also enjoy this volume.
I wrote this review after checking out a copy of this manga volume through the King County Library System.