Fruits Basket

Season 1 Episode 8

Don't Cry, For the Snow will Surely Melt

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Aug 23, 2001 on



  • Trivia

    • Slower transformation?
      Normally when members of the zodiac are hugged by someone of the opposite sex, they transform instantaneously. But when Hatori catches Tohru, it takes a moment for him to transform.
      Answer: Two words- Slow Motion

    • When Momiji hands Tohru her drink, the can is yellow, but when the screen gets a close-up of Tohru, the can is pink! So was she drinking from a pink can or a yellow can?

  • Quotes

    • Shigure: Oh, Tohru, have you asked Hari what Zodiac animal he is?
      Hatori: One more word, Shigure, and the entire publishing industry will know every embarrassing thing you've done since you were four.
      Shigure: Understood. My lips are sealed.

    • Hatori: So what brings you here?
      Shigure: I suddenly had this feeling Tohru was here in need of a rescue. Call it a "writer's intuition" if you will.
      Hatori: Well, that's a lie. You only came to see the New Year's preparations, didn't you?

    • (Hatori wakes up with nothing but the coat that Tohru put on him.)
      Hatori: Did you see it?
      Tohru: No, you see...I...
      Hatori: I mean my zodiac form.

    • (Flashback with Hatori and Kana.)
      Kana: Say, here's a question for you. When the snow melts, what does it become?
      Hatori: The answer is water, of course.
      Kana: Bzzz-Bzzz!! Nope! It becomes spring! I think spring is my favorite time of year.

      (Flash forward to current time later in the episode. Hatori and Tohru are talking.)
      Hatori: Tell me, when the snow melts, what does it become?
      Tohru: Huh? Mmm, let's see. It becomes spring, right? So, even when it's cold like this, I always remember that spring is on its way! It's sort of neat to think about. No matter how much snow there is, it's all going to melt. It always does. I think spring is my favorite time of year.

    • (Tohru is inside the main Sohma house.)
      Hatori: Please, make yourself comfortable.
      Tohru: (thinking) I think that's easier said than done!

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