Fruits Basket

Season 1 Episode 9

A Solitary New Year

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Aug 30, 2001 on
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Tohru and the Sohmas are cleaning house with the help with Uo and Hana. Shigure's assistant Mi is pressing Shigure to finish his 500-page novel. Later on, the Sohmas are supposed to visit the Sohma House for their annual celebrations. But that means Tohru will be alone for New Year's?moreless

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  • New year is just around the conner and this is the most impotrtant part of the year for the Sohmas.

    10
    Everything is going all manic in the Sohmas house becaus eof new years. This is a big time for the zodicac members. The animal of the year that is coming has to do a dance for the rest of the zodiacs. But before that yuki and the rest have to do some clining to bring in the new year. Even hana and uo help them out. Evrn though yuki and kyo keep on breaking doors and stuff. And Shigure is being the kid of the house and trying to avoid his publisher. But she is about to lose her mind until shigier finaly gives her the manusciprt she has been wanting. THe sohmas each year go to the main house to celebratethe new year with the whole entire family. But this year kyo and Yuki both don't want to go becasue of toruh.. If they do go then they woukd have to go for 3 days. And they are very concerned about how clumsy toruh is. But they arn't the only ones concerned Hana hears how Touruh is going to be all alone. So she munipulates Kyo and Yuki to go back to the house to be with her on new years day. In the end everybody id happy except this very mistiriouse Akito.moreless
  • its the new year

    10
    what a sweet, cute, funny episode! i really enjoyed the dog in this one, he was so funny running from his editor, maybe it was a bit selfish, but i dont know, it was cute. but i would have slaped him silly! but i had a feeling it was already written. and it seemed to me that when he told Akito that they were not coming he looked like he was glad for pissing him off, and i liked that, but maybe i'm reading him wrong. he is cute in glasses i liked the blond girl and how she picked on kyo, they are cute together but i so like him with torhu but im open, everyone works so well in this show. the end was so sad, i like torhu's scary friend, it was sweet how she got the guys to come back. and i liked how they thought the same things, torhu is right they are alot alike. i felt really bad for torhu and i was glad that the guys came, it was really sweet! also i loved kyo's wish, so funny!moreless
  • Under tohru\\\'s happy face, she miss her mom badly, even more when new years come...and nobody is going to watch the first sunrise with her....

    8.5
    It was new years and the sohma house is very busy. Tohru, Uo-chan and hana-chan are helping on cleaning the house. Hana and Uo wanted to be with tohru for new years but she objected saying they should be with their own family instead. Kyo, Yuki and shigure all had to go to the main house for new years too but they will be gone for 3 days. yuki and kyo wanted to stay with tohru since she will be alone (awwwww uber sweet) but she also said they shud be in the main house instead. so they went but Hana said to them on their way to main house about that tohru would be very sad because every year she spends new years watching the very first sunrise of the year but this year, she\\\'ll be all alone. Yuki and Kyou got very guilty and ran back as quickly as they can finding tohru sitting alone with her mom\\\'s picture crying.



    tohru was really surprised but touched that they came back. in the end they were sitting on the roof watching the first sunrise. Tohru\\\'s new wish is that yuki and kyou would get along together better and what was the guys wish? it was the same! to forever be with tohru!!!!!!!! one of the most kawaii eps from the series...moreless
  • Its New Years and is Tohru spending News Years Alone?

    10
    Everyone is preparing for the new years.Tohru is so excited to celebrate New Years.After she learned about the banquet happening in the Sohma's house.So they would not be here for an while.They have this dance and all the zodiac are invited except Kyo.Since he bore the cat.Which isn't allowed.Everyone begins to clean the house.Tohru tells Hana and Uo that she is spending New Years Alone.While the others are away.Hana begin to explained to Kyo,Shigure,and Yuki that this would be her first year to spend New Year Alone.So in the end.She got to celebrate New Year with Yuki and Kyo.



    Yeah it was funny my favorite part is with Shigure Editor.Who was trying to get Shigure to finished writing the story.All the hours he ended up playing.Till later on it is found out that he had already done it.moreless
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Brice Armstrong

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Christopher Bevins

Christopher Bevins

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Kate Bristol

Kate Bristol

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Chad Cline

Chad Cline

Akito Sohma

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Cynthia Cranz

Cynthia Cranz

Mii

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Shigure: (talking about the New Year's banquet) The Zodiac member of the new year performs a dance. This year its Momiji's turn. Ahhh, but nothing can compare to the beautiful dance Yuki did three years ago.
      Tohru: I wish I could have seen it!
      Yuki: (throws banana slices at Shigure) I told you never to talk about that.

    • Yuki: Stupid cat, did you just realize that?
      Kyo: Don't call me stupid!
      Yuki: Then stop acting stupid, stupid.

    • Kyo: Ah, this year I'm going to beat that damn Yuki.
      Yuki: You're wishing, aren't you?

    • Mii: It's hell. I'm in hell. I just know it. Eternally damned. Fire and brimstone. Burning flesh. Abandon all hope.

    • (Shigure is kneeling low in the kitchen eating a snack.)
      Mii: WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING!?
      Shigure: Oh! I was just feeling a bit hungry.
      Mii: Five hundred pages, not five. Five hundred! I need them now! You don't have time to be hungry!
      Shigure: Of course, of course I'll get right on that. But one thing before I start. I just need one little favor. Could you hold your hands out for me?
      Mii: Uh. (looks confused.)
      Shigure: Once I see that, I'll be able to write. No problem.
      Mii: Is that a fact?
      Shigure: (nodding) Mm-hmm!
      (Mii groans and holds her arms out in front of her.)
      Shigure: Now, just put your head down a bit.
      (Mii tilts her head down.)
      Shigure: (calling out quickly) Donations for the poor beggar girl!
      (Mii gets angry while Shigure quickly slides exit stage right.)

    • Shigure: I'm think I'm going to wet my pants.
      (Shigure makes his way to the bathroom that has a sign outside. He opens the door.)
      Hana: (getting up) Didn't you see what the sign said? "Closed for cleaning."
      Shigure: Uhh. Right, whatever.
      Hana: It's closed for cleaning.
      Shigure: I just need a minute.
      Hana: Did you know? In many ways the flow of electrical waves through our bodies can be compared to the flow of water?
      (Shigure looks shocked.)
      Hana: Over 60% of the human body is made up of water. In other words, if you were to round up, people are water. Many people fail to realize this considering the body's solid appearance. But nonetheless, on the inside, we are essentially a liquid. Water is continually flowing through us; it streams through our veins. It sustains all parts of our bodies: the head, the heart, the stomach, the kidneys, the bladder…
      (Shigure slams the door shut and a gushing sound is heard.)

    • (Mii talks to Shigure in the hallway.)
      Mii: Now you listen to me. The situation is critical here. Don't you understand? We have a deadline to meet! You can't afford to waste time on silly things like soba noodles or New Year's.
      Shigure: (holding up and wiggling his fingers) In fact, I think I'd eat it everyday if it weren't for what it did to my nails.
      Mii: Nails?
      Shigure: Well if you eat too much soba, your fingernails start to smell funny, don't they?
      (Mii brings her hands up to her nose and sniffs her nails.)
      Shigure: (holding up a little heart sign beside Mii's head) Ah Mii, you're such a good sport.

  • NOTES (2)

    • We see some of Shigure's personality as he interacts with his editor, Mii.

    • When Momiji is greeting Shigure at the New Year's Party in the manga, Hatsuharu is also there waiting for Kyo, to challenge him to a fight. In the anime, Haru wasn't waiting in the hallway.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • New Year's in Japan is much like the American holiday of Christmas in which gifts are given, and many go to see their families and friends. Also, because it's the Chinese Zodiac, it is the same as the Chinese New Year, which is later in the year than the Western calendar.

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