About Hana to Yume
The magazine which serializes and pre-publishes the manga bi-monthly is called Hana to Yume (“Flowers and Dreams”). Hana to Yume is Hakusensha Publishing’s magazine, in which all Hakusensha’s manga series are pre-published. Its size is that of a thick telephone book. The series (usually one new chapter per issue) are printed in monochrome ink on recycled paper. People usually tend to toss the magazine in the dustbin right after they’ve finished reading it (Japanese households are way too narrow for people to collect magazines).
Natsuki Takaya chose Hakusensha Publishing ever since she made her debut in manga. New chapters of Fruits Basket are usually released every bi-monthly (this is not always the case though, as Natsuki Takaya and her assistants usually take a two-week holiday between every new volume of the manga). Fruits Basket is regularly featured on Hana to Yume’s cover.
- see FB covers gallery
Furoku are small items (pens, crayons, notebooks, pendants….) evocating a series. They usually are given away (or sold, depending on their cost) with the magazine.
- see FB furoku gallery
Where to find Hana to Yume ?
Unless you live in Japan or you know somebody who lives there, you will have a hard time getting the magazine. The best piece of advice we could give is to try and find a japanese bookstore near you and see if you can get a subscription to the magazine.