Fruits Basket aka Furutsu Basuketto, sometimes abbreviated Furuba, or Fruba, is a Japanese shojo manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her friends, Tooru resorts to secretly living on her own in a tent in the woods.