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Isuzu Sohma
Kanji 草摩 依鈴
Rōmaji Sōma Isuzu
Also known as Rin
Gender Female
Age ~17-18 (Chpt 48-95)
~18-19 (Chpt 95-136)
Height 165.5 cm / 5'5"
Weight 52 kg / 114.6 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Blood Type B
Cursed Year Horse
Actual Year Rooster
Astrological Sign Sagittarius
Professional Status
Occupation Student
Affiliation Unnamed High School
Sohma Family
Parents Unnamed Father (Estranged)
Unnamed Mother (Estranged)
Spouse Hatsuharu Sohma (Husband)
Children Sora Sohma (Daughter)
Riku Sohma (Son)
Extended Family Unnamed Father-in-law
Unnamed Mother-in-law
Manga Chapter 48
Anime Episode 25
Voice Actors
Japanese Hōko Kuwashima (Drama CD)
Aki Toyosaki (2019 Anime)
English Brina Palencia
People like me cling to kind people. We seek them out. We leech them dry. That’s why I won’t involve anyone else in this. It’s better if I go it alone. I’ll keep running alone. Nobody has to understand me. It’s easier if they hate me. It’s better if I’m all alone.

—Isuzu Sohma[1]

Isuzu Sohma (草摩 依鈴, Sōma Isuzu, "Isuzu Soma"[2]), more commonly known by her nickname Rin (), is one of the recurring characters of the anime Fruits Basket and Manga series.

She is the Horse of the Chinese Zodiac. A cold, stubborn, proud, and fiercely independent woman who despises the way the other members of her clan submit to Akito Sohma, Rin is very closed-off as a result of her abusive and traumatic past. Since she was rejected by her parents, Rin lives with Kagura Sohma and her family.

Rin had a romantic relationship with Hatsuharu Sohma prior to the beginning of the series, but she later breaks up with him in order to protect him until she can find a way to break the curse.

In Fruits Basket Another, she is married to Hatsuharu and is the mother of twin children Sora and Riku.


Rin Full - Anime

Rin's full appearance.

Rin is an attractive young woman who stands at above average height with hip length, jet black hair, dark brown eyes, a light complexion, and a slender figure. She is also noted to have a large and prominent scar running along on her back, as a result of Akito pushing her out the window, at the point of admitting the truth about her and Haru's relationship.

For clothing, Rin's outfits would range between dark-colored and revealing. Some of which, if not most, have a punk effect to them. As for the accessories that she also wears along with most of her outfits, they were especially handmade by Haru himself.

When seen in her school uniform, due to attending an all-girls school along with Kagura, her uniform consists of; a white sweater, a yellow ribbon, and a black turtleneck worn underneath. She also wears a short white skirt, black tights, and dark colored loafers.

After being discovered by Akito for attempting to steal the box under Ren's "request", her long hair is soon cut to where she now sports uneven nape length hair.


Prior to the start of Fruits Basket, Rin was noted to be a sweet and kind girl at a young age.

Although it's worth noting that she had a relatively happy home growing up, things eventually began to take a turn when she began to suffer from a multitude of abuse and abandonment from her parents, constantly. As such, her self-worth and trust in people (aside from Haru, the latter of which she became close with growing up) were destroyed badly.

Despite blaming herself for her own misfortunes, followed by the circumstances of believing that her parents wouldn’t have hated and abandoned her if she wasn't viewed as a “bad” child in their eyes, she grew majorly depressed, as a result. And while her parents would never show her an ounce of love or kindness, it's thanks to Haru, that Rin was able to retain her sweet and kind personality as before.

At the point when Rin and Haru began a relationship, and that she decided to come clean to Akito about it, as a means of having to protect him from any harm that could potentially be inflicted upon him, she knew she'd find herself facing the latter's wrath soon after. And once Akito has finally learned of the truth to Rin and Haru's secret relationship, this led her to scornfully convince Rin about how someone as damaged as herself doesn’t deserve to be with Haru, much less be loved by him. What's more, the latter's heinous remarks have also managed to trigger Rin's emotions some more, until she proceeded to throw her out of a second story window.[3][4]

With the events of facing Akito's wrath, being hospitalized for an extended amount of time after being thrown out of a window, followed by being disowned from her parents, whom she originally thought that they loved her, the amount of trauma Rin has dealt with caused her former personality to undergo a major change, to the point where she becomes the aggressive, emotionally distant, jaded and unkind young woman she is during her official debut. Despite coming off as sharp-tongued and wielding her words as a weapon, just to lash out at the world for the cruelty she experienced, Haru briefly mentions that Rin doesn’t hesitate to say things that will hurt other people, but she doesn’t say anything to protect herself either.[5]

While Rin is considered to be a lone wolf who prefers to solely depend on herself and herself alone, this is very much shown when she becomes incredibly determined to find a way in breaking the curse without the help or interference from anyone, especially from someone like Tohru Honda. The latter of which whom Rin views as nothing more than a mere "outsider" that shouldn't be caught up in the affairs of the Sohma's.

Behind the uncaring and aloof front that she displays, Rin is considered to be deeply loyal and passionate, as well as tremendously self-sacrificing, and selfless. As the extent to her reason in finding a way to break the curse was to free Haru and hope he can be able to find his true happiness, even if it would mean that she would be left with nothing in her own hands.[4]

Although it initially appears that Rin dislikes kindhearted and empathetic people such as Tohru Honda, she, in reality, respects them deeply— but she also comes to believe that their never-ending compassion is what makes them gullible and unable to protect themselves, meaning she doesn’t want them to get hurt or suffer in any shape or form. On top of that, she also feels like kind people remind herself of how weak she is and how badly she craves acceptance from those kinds of people who she can depend on and cling to. But because of that, she avoids kind people at any cost, since she is unwilling to let herself become a burden.[1]

As time goes on, Rin slowly begins to open herself up more, especially after she breaks down in tears in front of both Tohru and Haru on two different occasions.

Although she still doesn’t like to show herself emotionally open and her distant and hostile personality remains, she grows openly protective towards Tohru, mellows down to a slightly gentler person, has come to depend on others more, and Haru makes her promise him that she won't ever try to do everything alone again.

She is also noted to be quite dishonest with her feelings, rarely shows her feelings of happiness, can have somewhat of a tsundere personality, especially towards Tohru.[6] After the curse is broken, although she feels horrible about it, she refuses to forgive Akito Sohma for not only the pain she had inflicted on her, but everyone in the Sohma family. She also reveals that she'd hoped all of her pain and emotional issues would go away once the curse broke, but they didn't.[7]


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Rin after she questioned her parents’ happiness.

Rin was born possessed by the spirit of the Horse and as the only child to her parents.

Despite being cursed, Rin’s parents would constantly assure her that they had a happy home and that they loved her very much, never arguing or getting mad at one another. During this time, Rin sometimes played with Hatsuharu Sohma, and told him that she liked his “soft white hair”.[4] Rin also met Ren Sohma at one point, who commented that she apparently had a “happy home”— perhaps knowing that her parents were actually miserable.[8]

Rin, who although loved her parents deeply, began thinking their behavior was similar to being in a play, and such, she innocently questioned if they really were happy and if there wasn’t anything that made them sad. This made her mother consequently begin to scream and break things all over the place, questioning her for whose sake they had been pretending for.[3] Following this, it is revealed that both of Rin’s parents hated her; she was a burden to them, but they tried to cover it up and repressed these feelings for years before they broke. Rin blamed herself for her newly broken family, and even though her parents regularly had mood swings and abused her as well, Rin always held onto the hope that they would be able to go back to the “loving” family they once were.[3]

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Rin crying after Haru stood up for her.

One day, a middle-schooler Rin, who had grown so weak from her trauma and her parent’s abuse, downright collapsed in the streets. Haru found her and helped to bring her to the hospital. When Rin awoke in the hospital, she met Kazuma Sohma, and began to plead to be allowed to leave before her parents find out where she is, in a desperate attempt to maintain the shreds of a family life she still has. However, her mother suddenly appeared and told her that it would be better if she never saw her again, since she didn’t know how to love her anymore. This devastated Rin and as the doctor escorted her mother out, Haru delivered a tongue-lashing about her selfish actions and demanded her to apologize to Rin. After this, Rin broke down in tears and thanked Haru for standing up for her.[4]

After this incident, Rin’s family was no more, and it was later decided that she would move in with Kagura Sohma and her family, since they are both female Zodiacs around the same age. However, Rin couldn’t bond with her foster family since she couldn’t stand being around a family that wasn’t broken. Because of this, Rin would often visit Kazuma’s home, since he is a good host and made sure to give Rin special attention. But Kyo Sohma was afraid that she would take his adoptive father away from him, so they didn’t particularly get along.[9]

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Rin and Haru began their secret relationship.

Due to her past experiences, Rin grew depressed and would often shut herself up in her room. But whenever her negative feelings overwhelmed her, Haru would appear and take her out on walks, to eat, and to talk. And when she was in the hospital, he would always visit her as well. Rin also occasionally came to check up on Yuki Sohma when he was locked up in Akito Sohma’s room along with Haru. However, she only stayed outside to protect Haru from trouble.[5] Rin mentions that she didn’t mind any of that, since she forgot about being miserable around him. The years passed by and Rin gradually fell in love with Haru. When she began attending high school, they started a deeply emotional romantic and sexual relationship, and although there was nothing that Rin wanted more than to be with Haru, she was scared of Akito somehow finding out about their secret relationship.

At some point, Rin heard about Tohru from Haru, who told her that both of Kyo and Yuki’s auras had softened because of her. Rin wonders if she is an amazing person, but Haru simply replies that she incredibly kind, and that Rin might understand if she met her, too.[1]

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Rin after she got pushed out the window.

A few months before the start of the series, Akito found out that she and Haru were dating. She confronted Rin and threatened her to answer which one had seduced the other, and Rin put the blame on herself in order to protect Haru. Akito proceeded to slap Rin and emotionally preyed on her poor self-esteem and emotional scars to convince her that Haru was better off without her, unknowingly feeding into her earlier fears that her love would consume, hurt or drive him away. She was then pushed out of a window some stories above the ground by Akito, a scene which was witnessed by Hiro Sohma. As Rin lied on the ground, bleeding out, she vowed to free Haru from herself, Akito, and the curse so he could find true happiness, even if she ended up with nothing in her hands.[4]

Story Overview[]

Fruits Basket[]

Second Year Arc[]

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Rin’s first appearance.

Rin is eventually hospitalized from her injuries. After Haru had visited her a couple of times, she breaks up with him by claiming that she doesn’t need him anymore and that she is “sick” of him. This greatly upsets Haru, but he doesn’t want to give up on her.[10][11] At another point, Hiro Sohma visits her and mentions that he is glad she’s getting discharged soon, but Rin quickly changes the topic by telling him that Shigure Sohma is her only hope to break the curse and says that she will never give up.[12]

After getting discharged from the hospital and breaking up with Haru, Rin decides to visit Shigure at his house for answers regarding the curse, but she is surprised to only see Tohru there. Rin admits that Tohru is the kind of person who makes her want to break down and cry in her lap, like a crying child who goes back to her mother and complain about how unfair her circumstances are and how weak she is, even feeling like she would let her.[1] However, it is implied that Rin fled the scene because she didn’t want to cling to Tohru and burden her. Thus, she visits Shigure at another occasion when it’s just the two of them, and desperately yet coldly pleads for the answer to her questions, and even offers to have sex with him in exchange for information about the curse, but Shigure declines the offer.[13][3] During summer vacation, Rin decides to go to the Sohma vacation house where Shigure, the Sohma's and Tohru Honda were.[14] When she secretly arrives at the vacation home, Hiro takes notice of her, but does not say anything to the others.[15]

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Rin threatens Yuki.

While wandering around to find Shigure, Rin collapses due to her weak body and transforms into her Horse form. Tohru finds Rin in her possessed form of a horse in the woods. Yuki then arrives and recognizes the horse as Rin. Tohru attempts to call on Hatori Sohma, but Rin kicks her though she is saved by Yuki. She transforms back into her human form and becomes completely naked in the process, which causes an embarrassed Tohru to panic and covers her with a sheet. Rin yells at Yuki that what she does is none of his business and threatens that she will kill him if he tells anyone that she was there. She even tries to get under his skin by calling him “Akito’s toy”, but realizing that it made no effect, runs away. She is later seen taking out her frustrations at the beach by wrecking a sandcastle.[16]

After summer vacation, Rin runs into Tohru on her way to Kazuma’s home. Rin rejects all of her friendly advances and tells her to stop hanging around the Sohma family. When Rin later arrives at Kazuma’s, she realizes that Tohru is also searching for a way to break the curse and states that she will not let her interfere.[17]

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Haru kisses Rin.

At a later date, Yuki finds Rin and tries to question her about Haru and her motivations, but Rin sees no point in telling him and instead reveals that it was thanks to Haru’s help that he was able to move out from the Sohma estate, berates him for being an idiot, and yells at him to never bug her again.[5] Haru then appears and kisses her on the spot. Haru asks her if he actually never truly understood her and the kind of emotions she was feeling, and wonders if she is unable to stand up on her own just as she was in the past, which leads to Rin slapping him and quickly running away. Yuki, who witnessed the scene, suggests running after her, but Haru says that it is nearly impossible for him to catch up to her when she’s in determined mode.[18]

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Rin tells Hiro to stop worrying about her.

Rin is later seen struggling her way to different places in the Sohma estate in order to gather more information about the curse. She feels dejected when she oversees Hiro and his mother Satsuki Sohma sharing a loving family moment. When Hiro later sees her and asks her about her well-being, Rin tells him to stop feeling responsible about her incident with Akito, and that he should go back to his loving parents. When Rin then arrives at Shigure’s house and sees Tohru and a vision of her mother behind her, it triggers her childhood trauma, whereupon she completely breaks down in tears and hysteria and screams for her parents to not get mad at her. Tohru comforts her and watches over her while she is resting on the bed while crying.[3][4] When Rin wakes up, she mistakes Tohru for her mother again and is upset since she apparently doesn’t like her. Rin briefly tries to run away when Hatori attempts to take her to the hospital, but she is convinced to continue resting. Yuki comes by and reassures her that Haru still loves her very much.

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Rin cries in Tohru’s arms.

When Tohru later comes to check up on her again, Rin begins yelling at her to stop meddling in the Sohma family’s business regarding the curse, but Tohru desperately tells her that she won’t. Rin eventually breaks down from the frustration of being unable to find a way to break the curse. Rin thinks back to the first time she saw Tohru and how she doesn’t want to cling to kind people like her, but she eventually gives in to her impulses and cries herself out in Tohru’s arms, all while confessing that she has no idea what she should do. Tohru hugs her back and comforts her.[1] The two of them sit like that for a long time, and when Hatori later comes by to take Rin to the hospital, she doesn’t protest but does look embarrassed over what she had done. Yuki realizes that both he and Rin had been yearning for the same thing in Tohru (as in, a “mother-figure”).[19]

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Rin perceives that Tohru has her own traumas.

After this, Tohru begins visiting Rin quite often in the hospital, even bringing her gelatin, the only food she likes. Rin decides to tell Tohru about the true nature of the curse, as well as a little about Kureno Sohma. After seeing Tohru’s kind and cheerful personality herself, Rin wonders if she won't “break” being like that and questions her motives for breaking the curse as well as who the most important person to her is, but Tohru is unable to answer. Rin changes the subject by telling her to not do anything dangerous on her own again. When Tohru tells her the same and excitedly looks forward to their new “partnership”, Rin bashfully rejects this. During the nighttime, Rin is convinced that Tohru is quietly falling apart, and wishes that someone will be there for Tohru, just like Haru is for her.[20]

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Rin intimidates Tohru.

During New Year’s, Rin decides to stay at Kazuma’s house instead of attending the banquet. Tohru and Kyo come as well and Tohru is very happy to see Rin again, but she is annoyed by Tohru’s sudden appearance and decides to be by herself— quickly falling asleep sitting on the floor. Haru later comes by and hugs her in her sleep.[21] The next day, Rin is suspicious by the fact that she woke up lying down, since she knows that she would have woken up had anyone touched her. Tohru accidentally mentions Haru which angers Rin, but she lets it pass and reveals to Tohru that they have broken up and that she doesn’t want to hear his name again.[22]

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Rin is surprised by Ren who tricks her into getting Akito's box for her.

At some point, Rin spots Tohru talking to Kureno and crying; he had just explained to Tohru that Akito is a woman living as a man. Even though Rin couldn’t hear their talk, she decides to chase after Kureno to, in her own words, “give him an earful” for whatever he did to Tohru.[23] However, Ren Sohma shows up and speaks to Rin, telling her to go get a box that Akito keeps in her room and bring it to her; in exchange, she promises to give Rin information about how to break the curse. Rin sneaks into Akito’s quarters and finds the box, but is so caught up in her excitement over finding “leads” for her purpose that she misses Akito’s arrival and is easily captured by her. Akito gets so angry that she personally cuts Rin’s hair and then threatens to attack Hatsuharu and blind him, but Rin says she’ll stay as long as Haru isn't harmed. As such, she's locked up in the Cat's Room.

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The end of Rin's long journey.

Rin spends what’s implied to be several weeks in the room, and everyone else believes she’s been hospitalized instead. However, Kureno catches a maid going near the Room itself and speaks to her; she tells him that Rin is locked inside, that she’s stopped eating and might even die, and then begs him to save her. Kureno has Rin actually brought to the Sohma General Hospital behind Akito’s back. After a while in the hospital, Rin escapes again. She’s borderline delirious and collapses on the streets; she’s then found by Haru, who was told about the truth of her injuries by Hiro and then tried to confront Akito himself, but was stopped by Kureno. Haru tells her that everyone is worried for her, that she’s not a burden, and that he’ll always be by her side and carry her the times she can’t walk forward herself. Rin breaks down in tears in Haru’s arms and exclaims that she’s “home”.[24]

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Rin is told by Shigure that she has been manipulated by Ren and that he is almost certain that the curse will soon break by itself.

After her confinement, Rin stays at Kazuma’s house. She is visited by Tohru, Yuki, and Haru, and she decides to not tell anything regarding her confinement or about her hair to Tohru, but the latter does not mind, as she is happy to just have Rin by her side. Before her visitors depart, Haru tells Rin that Tohru was more worried about her than most of the Sohma family; that he wants to thank Kureno for rescuing Rin; and he also makes her promise to never do anything on her own again. Rin agrees due to her experiences with Ren and Akito and lets herself be embraced by Haru. Later, Shigure visits Rin as well, and reveals that the promise Rin had made with Ren was a lie, and that the curse will eventually be lifted all on its own. Tohru suddenly arrives and wonders when “eventually” is, but Rin tells her that it should not matter when the curse breaks, as long as the Zodiacs can eventually obtain their freedom. But Tohru yells that it has to be broken before spring so Kyo doesn’t have to be confined. She then quickly walks away and Rin is left to wonder why Tohru would choose Kyo of all people.[6]

Third Year Arc[]

Rin, at another point, arrives at Kazuma’s house only to find Kagura there, irritating her. It is revealed that Haru had invited Rin to Shigure’s house to have dinner with him and the other younger Sohmas, but she declined, though she tells Kagura she should have gone did she know she would see Kagura again.[25]

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Rin annoyed and embarrassed by Kagura's bluntness.

A few days later, Rin continues spending her time at Kazuma’s home where Tohru suddenly sees her drawing. She later questions Tohru about her emotional outburst regarding Kyo the last time they met, and wonders that the reason she cares about him is because she pities him. However, Tohru ends up confessing that she loves Kyo most of all to a much surprised Rin. Kagura then arrives at the scene and slaps Tohru unconscious and yells at her that she needs to confess her feelings properly to Kyo himself. This enrages Rin; she physically grabs Kagura and screams in her face that she has no right to hit Tohru. Kagura realizes that she crossed the line and gives Rin a hug and apologizes to her, which seems to calm her down. After Tohru is sent home, Kagura admits her true feelings to Rin, Kazuma, and Kunimitsu Tomoda, though Rin does not want to comfort Kagura and bashfully tells her that she is annoying.[26]

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Rin frightened upon learning about Tohru's hospitalization.

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Haru telling Yuki jokingly about Rin's reaction when he told her about Tohru's accident.

After Tohru falls off a cliff and is hospitalized, Rin is seen huddled on the floor. Haru mentions that Rin went “from pale to really pale to like a cadaver” when he telling her about the accident. Haru also tells Yuki that Rin’s bust has apparently gotten “bigger again”.[27]

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Haru and Rin embrace each other after sensing that their curses broke.

When Rin’s curse breaks, she is seen spending time with Haru and begins crying over having it broken. She reaches out to Haru who confirms that his curse has broken too and that it feels quite bittersweet. Rin and Haru then share an emotional hug over having their curses broken.[28] Rin and Haru later goes to Kazuma’s place where they see Kyo, Tohru, and Kazuma himself after they all realize that the curse has broken for everyone; Rin hangs back from the others at first, until Haru makes her come into the room with them.[29]

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Rin and all the other younger ex-zodiacs get shocked to find out that Akito is a woman.

After all the Zodiacs’ curse breaks, Rin is invited to the final banquet of all by Akito. She attends the event with Haru and is seen to be jealous when Haru confesses to Yuki that he will always love him, though Haru makes sure to comfort her later. When Akito later reveals herself to be a woman, Rin is very shocked. Akito tries to apologize for everything she has done, but without success. However, she explains that she would now move forward, continue living as a Sohma and the head of the family, and that she would be giving Rin and the rest of the Zodiacs their freedom.[30]

A few days later, Rin calls Kazuma, Tohru, and Kyo all idiots for taking the new situation so calmly. She then admits to Tohru that she can’t forgive Akito for everything that she has done — to herself, Tohru and the other Sohmas — and that she’s scared that it’s her fault for being unable to deal with it as well as everyone else is. She also worries that Haru might stop loving her if she’s always so negative and afraid. Tohru, however, reassures her by telling her that she is happy that Rin is feeling her pain in her stead, and says that it’s impossible for Haru to dislike her, and offers to go call him to prove it. Rin yells at her to stop her, but Haru coincidentally comes over at the end, embarrassing her.[7]


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Rin listens Haru and Momiji conversation regarding the recent events.

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Rin cries and tells Haru and Momiji that everyone is too hurt and left with traumas that will not go away forever, and Rin herself won’t be able to forgive Akito even after the curse has broke.

Rin is last seen at Kazuma’s house with Momiji and Hatsuharu, where they are catching up in one another lives. Rin listens when the two boys talk about how everything managed to work out regarding the curse, Kyo and Tohru’s eventual department, and when Momiji says he wishes to find his own love one day to show Tohru that he found his happiness too. While them being positive and how everything will be great, Rin tells them that she can’t and won’t forgive Akito forever and cries. She asked Haru if he is disappointed or tired of her because she can’t be generous and says negative things. Hatsuharu tells her that he’s not disappointed in her nor hates her.

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Rin's final image in the series.

The final image of her in the series shows her curled up contentedly in Haru’s arms.[31]

The Three Musketeers Arc 2[]


Rin is disgusted by Ayame's antics.

Around graduation time, Rin, Haru, and Momiji stop by a store to get lunch together, where they find Shigure, Hatori, and Ayame Sohma having a soba party. However, Rin doesn’t want to get involved with Shigure and Ayame so she holds her distance, all while giving Ayame a complete face of disgust to convey that she does not want him to talk to her.

Fruits Basket Another[]

At some point, Rin married Haru, having twin children Sora Sohma and Riku Sohma between them. The family are mentioned to live in the Sohma estate, and their children sometimes have dinner at Hinata Sohma’s house when they are out on date nights.[32]

The Horse of the Zodiac[]

Rin is cursed by the spirit of the Horse of the Zodiac. Whenever she is hugged by the opposite sex, or if her body goes through a great deal of stress, Rin transforms into her Chinese Zodiac form. Like all the Cursed Sohmas, their respective animals are drawn to them, and in Rin's case; horses. The Horse is the seventh of all zodiac animals.

Rin has black hair and brown eyes due to sharing similar traits with her animal, the Horse. Another trait she got from the spirit is that she can run very fast. According to Haru, it is impossible to catch up to her when she is determined. Rin is also depicted as stubborn and independent, to the point she cannot stand being dependent on someone else, which are traits associated with those born in her Zodiac year. In Chinese culture, Horses are free spirits who need space to be themselves, which applies to Rin very well.

When Rin’s curse breaks, she is subconsciously aware of it, begins crying, and seeks comfort in Haru who was beside her, both of them describing it as a bittersweet experience. Rin’s curse was the overall ninth to break.[28]


  • The name Isuzu (依鈴) when put together means "dependable bell”.
    • Isuzu’s nickname comes from the fact that suzu (鈴) means "bell" and rin is the sound that a bell makes in Japanese.


  • According to the official Fruits Basket Character Book:
    • The name Isuzu is derived from the sixth month, Isuzukuretsuki or "month of the last cool spring days", which is the month of the Horse of the traditional Japanese calendar.
    • Rin's flashy way dressing is partially a rejection of the cute outfits she wore as a child.
    • Natsuki Takaya also mentions that after her hair was hacked off, and after she overcame one of her major emotional hurdles, her tastes in clothing may start to change a little.
    • She dislikes eating in front of people.
    • She doesn't like sleep, and never seems to want to sleep either.
    • She hates most food and has a very little appetite.
  • According to Natsuki Takaya’s Twitter:
    • Rin and Haru gave each other their nicknames “Rin” and “Haru”, when their were children out of affection.[33]
    • Ever since Rin started to spend time in Kagura’s house, she slowly gained an interest in fashion as a hobby; not because of Haru’s influence, but because those two gradually rubbed off on one another.[34]
    • Rin does not have piercings, because she is afraid of it being painful. But she doesn’t have any negative feelings towards Haru’s piercings.[34]
    • Haru was thinking about confessing to Rin after his height surpassed her, something that used to confuse Rin.
  • Her given name, “Isuzu” is a rare name. When written as two kanji characters, it means “dependable bell“, which many consider represents her personality and appearance quite well.
  • Her nickname is “Rin”, because that is an alternate reading of 鈴 (suzu), the second kanji of her given name; suzu translates to “small bell” in Japanese, and “rin” resembles the sound a small bell makes.
  • Rin hates hospitals and escapes every time she’s sent to one, since it reminds her of the time her mother told her, in a hospital, that she and Rin’s father didn't want her anymore.
  • Rin is a very talented artist but doesn’t have much confidence in her artistic abilities.
  • She often has nightmares caused by the traumas her abusive parents and Akito gave her.
  • Haru is the only one who can be close to her while she is sleeping without waking her, since he is used to waking her from nightmares.
  • Rin suffers from stomach ulcers, and her eating habits are sparse, probably due to her stress and trauma. The only food she likes is gelatin.
  • According to Kazuma, Rin rarely raises her voice and only does so when she’s excited (like when Tohru visits her).[6]
  • Rin gets restless when she has to sit still and often wants to move around and do chores like sweeping the floors.[6]
  • Rin goes to an all-girls private school.
  • According to Natsuki Takaya, she had actually wanted to give Rin short hair. However, thinking that she represents the Horse, she ends up giving Rin long hair, later in the story having it cut short by Akito.
  • In a now deleted tweet,[35] Natsuki Takaya stated that Rin suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Like Kureno Sohma, she never appeared in the 2001 Anime of Fruits Basket.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 14, Chapter 80
  2. Fruits Basket Official Site
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 14, Chapter 78
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 14, Chapter 79
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 12, Chapter 69
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 18, Chapter 107
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 23, Chapter 133
  8. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 18, Chapter 106
  9. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 16, Chapter 95
  10. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 8, Chapter 43
  11. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 8, Chapter 45
  12. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 8, Chapter 48
  13. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 9, Chapter 53
  14. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 11, Chapter 60
  15. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 9, Chapter 54
  16. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 11, Chapter 61
  17. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 12, Chapter 67
  18. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 12, Chapter 70
  19. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 14, Chapter 81
  20. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 14, Chapter 82
  21. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 16, Chapter 95
  22. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 17, Chapter 96
  23. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol. 17, Chapter 98
  24. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 18, Chapter 106
  25. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 19, Chapter 111
  26. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 20, Chapter 114
  27. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 21, Chapter 123
  28. 28.0 28.1 Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 22, Chapter 130
  29. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 22, Chapter 131
  30. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 23, Chapter 132
  31. Fruits Basket Manga: Vol 23, Chapter 136
  32. Fruits Basket Another: Chapter 13
  33. Natsuki Takaya’s Tweet
  34. 34.0 34.1 Natsuki Takaya’s Tweet
  35. Deleted tweet from @n_takaya77.


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Fruits Basket Characters
Main Characters
Tohru Honda  •  Kyo Sohma  •  Shigure Sohma  •  Yuki Sohma
Sohma Family
Akito Sohma  •  Ayame Sohma  •  Hatsuharu Sohma  •  Hatori Sohma  •  Hiro Sohma  •  Isuzu Sohma  •  Kagura Sohma  •  Kazuma's Grandfather  •  Kisa Sohma  •  Kureno Sohma  •  Kyo Sohma  •  Momiji Sohma  •  Ritsu Sohma  •  Shigure Sohma  •  Yuki Sohma
Akira Sohma  •  Ayame and Yuki's Mother  •  Hinata Sohma  •  Isuzu's Father  •  Isuzu's Mother  •  Kagura's Mother  •  Kana Sohma  •  Kazuma Sohma  •  Kisa's Mother  •  Kyo's Father  •  Kyo's Mother  •  Momo Sohma  •  Momiji's Mother  •  Momiji's Father  •  Okami Sohma  •  Ren Sohma  •  Satsuki Sohma  •  Tohru and Kyo's Son  •  Tohru and Kyo’s Daughter-in-law  •  Tohru and Kyo’s Granddaughter
Secondary Characters
Kaibara High School
Arisa Uotani  •  Chie  •  Hiroshi and Yusuke  •  Kakeru Manabe  •  Kimi Toudou  •  Machi Kuragi  •  Makoto Takei  •  Mai Gotou  •  Mai Iwata  •  Mayuko Shiraki  •  Mio Yamagishi  •  Minami Kinoshita  •  Motoko Minagawa  •  Naohito Sakuragi  •  Rika Aida  •  Saki Hanajima
Akimoto  •  Delinquent Trio  •  God of The Chinese Zodiac  •  Cat of The Chinese Zodiac  •  Katsuya Honda  •  Kyoko Honda  •  Komaki Nakao  •  Kunimitsu Tomoda  •  Megumi Hanajima  •  Mine Kuramae  •  Mitsuru  •  + Minor Characters
Arisa's Father  •  Kyoko's Father  •  Kyoko's Mother  •  Machi's Mother  •  Mayuko's Mother  •  Saki's Father  •  Saki's Grandmother  •  Saki's Mother  •  Tohru's Aunt  •  Tohru's Female Cousin  •  Tohru's Male Cousin  •  Tohru's Grandfather
Fruits Basket Another
Main Characters
Sawa Mitoma  •  Hajime Sohma  •  Mutsuki Sohma  •  Shiki Sohma
Sohma Family
Chizuru Sohma  •  Hibika Sohma  •  Kinu Sohma  •  Mina Sohma  •  Riku Sohma  •  Sora Sohma
Amane  •  Chiaki Hasada  •  Michi Manabe  •  Mio Hasegawa  •  Mito  •  Rio Mosca  •  Ruriko Kageyama
Sawa's Mother