Fruits Basket

Season 1 Episode 2

The Sohma Curse

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jul 12, 2001 on
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Episode Summary

Tohru is quite surprised to see Yuki, Shigure, and Kyo turn into animals. While still in their animal forms, they tell her about the Sohma Family Curse. Whenever a member of the Sohma family is hugged by a member of the opposite sex, they turn into animals from the Chinese Zodiac. Later on at school, Yuki confronts Tohru and tells her that her memory may have to be erased because she found out the family secret. When they return home, Shigure informs them of Akito's decision: Tohru can stay at the house and won't have her memories erased as long as she doesn't tell anybody about the family secret.moreless

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  • So nice :)

    This episode was really neat! Yuki's secret was revealed, and Tohru reacted just as basically anyone would have done; panic! However, she didn't care that much after she got it explained, which I would say was strange for mostly any person but her.

    Yeah, and Yuki seriously owns, if that wasn't already a clear fact. Hey, he defeated Kyou like nothing, and that's pretty cool.

    In addition, Kyou is going to attend the school Tohru and Yuki goes to as well, which was pretty funny, because he got too much attention. I almost thought he would transform into a cat again, but that did not happen.

    Tohru is one arse-kicking householder by the way; I don't think anyone I know would be able to do that job. Ah, this anime series is really marvellous and cute, and I can't wait for more!moreless
  • Tohru has no idea that her view on the Sohmas is about to change completey.

    Tohru has no idea about Yuki, Shigure, and Kyo, or the curse. But when they turn into their animal forms, they tell her about the family curse. Whenever a member of the oposite sex hugs a member of the Sohma family that is cursed, they change into their animal on the Chinese Zodiac. Later on, Yuki informs Tohru that her memory may end up being erased because she should not know the family secret. However, when they get back home, Shigure tells them that Akito (the head of the family) has decided that Tohru can stay as long as she doesn't tell a single soul the family's secret.moreless
  • they are the zodiac!

    what a good episode! i really dislike yuki, to girl like! and i really like kyo, cats rock!!!! but yes it was very funny when they turned back to normal. i didnt like it when yuki beat up kyo, but it was stupid of kyo to break the table, he really has an anger managment problem. also if i was hit in the head with a table i would have fallen back some. but at least kyo tried to apologize you could tell it was hard for him. yuki turning at school was funny but i like how tohru acted ok about her memory being erased, i would have been pissed. yay the kitty is going to live with them now!! im so glad, but i feel really bad for him, hes not good with school and stuff but hopfully he will soften up!moreless
  • Tohru finds out the truth about Yuki,Kyo and Shigure.

    From the last scene.We seen Tohru accidently knocking Kyo.Which made him turned into an cat.Than Shigure to an dog and Yuki to an rat.Which got Tohru confused yet wondered if it all was an dream.Altough it wasn't an dream when they started talking.Than Shigure explained to Tohru about the curse and all.But it didn't seemed to surprise Tohru.She was alright with this so it seems.

    Yeah pretty good episode.Yet funny as well.When the mailman comes or the delivery person whatever.He thinks that the dog is smart.moreless

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Aaron Dismuke

Aaron Dismuke

Young Akito

Guest Star

Kate Bristol

Kate Bristol

Young Yuki

Guest Star

Chris Cantrell

Chris Cantrell


Guest Star

Libby Smith

Libby Smith

Minami Kinoshita

Recurring Role

Meredith Mauldin

Meredith Mauldin

Prince Yuki Fan Girl 1

Recurring Role

Kasey Buckley

Kasey Buckley

Prince Yuki Fan Girl 2

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In the kitchen, Tohru's shirt color changes from pink to blue.

    • After the incident occurs when Tohru finds out the secret, the whole crew sits at the table. When Shigure was saying to Tohru that they must seem pretty strange to them, if you notice, Kyo is missing his bead bracelet. For those who are just starting to watch, it may seem like no big deal. But trust me, it is a VERY big deal.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Yuki: I'll help you, just tell me what to do.
      Shigure: You better not, the closest thing Yuki's seen to a mop is that hair cut of his.

    • Tohru: Yuki, when did you learn to tie a tie?
      Yuki: I guess I've never been good at this sort of things.
      Tohru: Don't feel bad. Nobody's perfect. Good thing you have me here.
      Akito: You're a freak. They wouldn't come near you; they'd hate you.
      Yuki: Miss Honda, it really didn't bother you to see…
      Tohru: Oh, don't worry. I closed my eyes this time.
      Yuki: No, I didn't mean that.

    • Tohru: Call a doctor, or a vet, or something! Mr. Postman! It's terrible! You see? They're animals!
      Mailman: Well, uh, yes, they certainly are. Here's your mail.
      Tohru: No, no, we've got to do something!
      (Shigure in dog form grabs the letter.)
      Mailman: I wish my dog was as smart. Good day!

    • Yuki: Don't you dare try to blame this on us, you stupid cat.
      Kyo: Go ahead, say that again!
      Yuki: Stupid. Cat.
      Kyo: Why you little...!

    • Shigure: Yuki, try not to destroy the house. OK?

    • (Shigure and Tohru are talking about Tohru wanting to be a cat before.)
      Shigure: Yes it's hard to believe, I know and I agree the phrase "cat like reflexes" doesn't really apply to him (Kyo), the way he let you fall on him like that. But he is a cat, albeit clumsier then most. Surprising really, considering the amount of martial arts training he's had. I'm sure he'd tell you the same thing himself if he wasn't so busy brooding like a child…
      Kyo: Errah! Will you shut up?! I told you it's not my fault!

    • Tohru (thinking): I don't really like the idea of losing my memory, and I don't want to forget meeting Yuki. But he's done so much for me without asking anything in return, so I guess if that's what I have to do..
      Tohru (to Yuki): You can erase my memory, but afterwards, promise you'll still be my friend?

    • (Flashback of Yuki when he's younger)
      Yuki: Akito, am I really that strange? Am I so strange that we have to hide it from everyone?
      Akito: (voice) Hmph.. yes, you are that strange. A human that turns into a rat? What do you think they would do if they knew? Really, you're a freak. They wouldn't come near you, they'd HATE you.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Anime/Manga difference: When Tohru asks for help.

      Anime: She is talking to a mail man. Shigure, in dog form, picks up the mail with his mouth.

      Manga: She is talking to a food delivery boy. Shigure, in dog form, holds in his mouth some money.