Fruits Basket

Season 1 Episode 7

A Plum on the Back

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Aug 16, 2001 on
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Episode Summary

It's the cultural festival, and Tohru's class is doing a hit or miss rice ball stand. Yuki is given a special outfit to wear during the festival, which brings in lots of customers. We get to meet Momiji and Hatori, two more Sohma family members! Could they be members of the zodiac as well?moreless

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  • aww a rabbit!

    hahaha that boy was so cute! i liked how lovable he was! and that he was there with torhu when she was talking to that memory erase guy, i felt so releaved! any whoo poor kyo and yuki both being jelous of each other, i just feel so bad for both of them and poor yuki haveing to wear a dress, making him look even more like a girl and with his girlish vocie... it was so sad and he even knows he looks like a girl, he must feel horible! it was cute how torhu called him cute, i think guys should take cute as a complimant too. cuz beig called pretty is way worse and cute is just one step below hot. but yea i was alittle freaked out, i mean he totally came on to torhu! which was sweet i guess, but i dont really like it, but it is sweet i just like her with kyo i guess, i just hated how they let and you didnt know what happened.moreless
  • Momiji-kun! And Yuki in a dress.

    I love Momiji! He's so hyper and he's the rabbit of the Zodiac. He makes his debut appearance in this episode. Unfortunately, some girls get the idea to put Yuki in a dress. My brother just had the same experience at his school. Bad Hatori! He's a doctor and should know better than to smoke. Also, I know now that Yuki and Momiji both see Tohru as a mother figure while Kyo likes her likes her. :Pmoreless
Meredith Mauldin

Meredith Mauldin

additional voices

Guest Star

Kasey Buckley

Kasey Buckley

additional voices

Guest Star

Cynthia Cranz

Cynthia Cranz

additional voices

Guest Star

Libby Smith

Libby Smith

Minami Kinoshita

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (Students are teasing Kyo.)
      Kyo: What's the deal with all this cat-lover crap? you trying to make fun of me or something?
      Student: Ah, we've got you figured out. You talk tough, but we know that deep down, your just a gentle guy who loves animals.
      Other Students: Awwwww!
      Kyo: Hey! Knock it off will ya? For the last time, those weren't even my cats!

    • Arisa: Why is it that every time orange-top is around, I get a headache?

    • (The Sohmas talk about the festival booth where Yuki dressed as a girl.)
      Kyo: Yeah he just had to bat those pretty eyes a couple of times.
      (Yuki hits him)
      Kyo: Ahhgg!
      Yuki: Next time I'll send you flying off the roof!
      Kyo: Damn rat!

    • (Class 1-D talks about rice ball ideas.)
      Kyo: I say we make it a rice ball battle.
      Student: A battle?
      Kyo: One-on-one. One round. No holds barred. And even if they get bloody noses, or pull each other's their arms off, they have to fight for the prize – Rice Balls!
      (Kyo raises his arm for a cheer.)
      Students: No way.

    • Kyo: Hey. You've got one, too. I mean, stuck to your back. There's a plum. I ... I can see it.
      Tohru: You can see it?
      Kyo: Yeah, but it's really small, like a baby plum.
      Tohru: (excited) Baby plums are delicious!
      Kyo: No, it's way, WAY tiny.

    • Kyo: Like once I was walking in the mountains with Kagura when we surrounded by a whole pack of boars! I thought they were gonna eat us!
      (Tohru starts laughing.)
      Kyo: It's not funny!

    • (Momiji is running toward Tohru but is held in place by Kyo's hand on his head.)
      Momiji: Kyo, you're just trying to keep Tohru all to yourself because she's so cute. You probably hug her every day.
      Kyo: What? Hello no! Who would wanna do that? (lets go of Momiji)
      Momiji: Meee!!!
      (Momiji hugs Tohru and transforms.)

    • Momiji: Yuki!
      (Momiji jumps on Yuki's back.)
      Momiji: Yuki, you look like a girl!
      (Momiji gives a charming smile and a blinks his eyes like a doll.)
      Kyo: What the hell? What is that little brat doing here?

    • Hatori: I want you both to give me a simple answer to this question. What is the last letter of the alphabet?
      Kyo and Yuki: "Z"?
      (Hatori takes a picture while they are grinning together.)
      Hatori: Akito wanted me to take a picture of you while I was here. That should be a very nice shot. So long, then.
      Momiji: Bye-bye.
      Kyo: Hatori, come back here!

  • NOTES (5)

    • Yuki tells Tohru who in the Sohma clan was responsible for erasing the memories of the people who learned about the Sohma secret.

    • So far everyone mentioned in the anime who is related to the Sohma family is one of the Zodiac members. Hatori is the family doctor for the Sohma family, and knows about the Zodiac curse. It is presumed that he is one of the Zodiac.

    • We find out that Yuki has weak bronchial tubes, like a form of asthma, but he's growing out of it. Hatori has monthly check-ups on him to be sure the process is going well.

    • Momiji has a problem with being too affectionate, as Hatori claims that he was sent along to be sure that Momiji stayed out of trouble.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of the rabbit zodiac sign.


    • Cultural festivals are typical of most Japanese city schools. They consist of games, contests, and prizes sponsored by each class.