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Mine Kuramae

Mine Kuramae-Manga

Mine Kuramae-2001

Kanji 倉前 美音
Rōmaji Kuramae Mine
Description
Gender Female
Age 20s
Hair Color Brown (Anime)
Black (Manga)
Eye Color Brown
Year Snake
Professional Status
Occupation Seamstress
Affiliation Ayame Shop
Sohma Family
Relatives
Parents Unnamed Father
Unnamed Mother
Spouse Ayame Sohma (Husband)
Children Hibika Sohma (Daughter)
Chizuru Sohma (Son)
Extended Family Unnamed Mother-in-law
Yuki Sohma (Brother-in-law)
Mutsuki Sohma (Nephew)
Debut
Manga Chapter 36
Anime Episode 20 (2001)
Voice Actors
Japanese Miki Takahashi (2001)
English Amber Cotton

Mine Kuramae (倉前 美音, Kuramae Mine) is Ayame Sohma's lover who works as a seamstress in his costume shop. It is hinted that that she knows of the Zodiac Curse. She lives in an apartment above the store.

In Fruits Basket Another, she is married to Ayame and the mother of Hibika Sohma and Chizuru Sohma.

Appearance

Mine has brown hair and eyes. She keeps her hair in two braids and rests it on her shoulder. She also wears eyeglasses. Tohru Honda once asked if her maid costume is her uniform in Ayame Sohma's shop, but said that she just wants to wear it since it's cute. She also says she wears whatever she wants, depending on her mood.

Personality

She is shown to be a cheerful, friendly, perky and enthusiastic woman that Natsuki Takaya describes her as "an amazing person" to be able to keep up with Ayame. She apparently has an obsessive compulsion to forcibly dress up any girl she deems "cute", such as with Tohru or when she was helping with Kaibara High's school play Sorta Cinderella. She cares for Ayame very much, and it is shown in the anime when Yuki goes to meet Ayame, and she pulls Tohru to dress her up and to give the two bonding time.

Story Overview

Fruits Basket

Before Summer Vacation

Mine is first introduced when Yuki and Tohru were brought into Ayame's costume shop. She gets excited and take measuring Tohru in hopes to prepare costumes for her.

After Summer Vacation

Mine tells Ayame to not mind the youngsters. She then proceeds on create costumes.

When Ayame's curse broke, Ayame proceeded to embrace Mine, telling her that he had wanted to say something for a long time. Mine grabbed his arm, prepared to hear whatever he would be saying.[1]

Fruit Basket Another

Although Mine does not appear in Fruits Basket Another, it is mentioned that since her father died which left her grief-stricken, Ayame "kidnapped" her and took her on vacation, leaving their two children to take of the shop. Unbeknownst to them, Hibika left on a trip as well, leaving Chizuru all alone. Mine calls Chizuru and asks about the situation, and Chizuru responds by saying that everything going well since he's getting help. Rather, he wonders how Mine feels and tenderly expresses how he is glad that his parents are doing well.

Relationships

Ayame Sohma

S1E20-2001 (144)

Mine as she appears in the anime with Ayame.

Mine's relationship with Ayame is unique in the Sohma family due to them appearing to be long term lovers but with no repercussions by Akito. Whether Akito knows about their relationship or not is debatable, but seeing as how Yuki easily sussed their relationship (much to Ayame's embarrassment), it would be easy for Akito to figure it out if they ever bothered with Ayame. According to Ayame, Mine is someone he "can confide in".

It is never stated whether she is aware of Ayame's curse, seeing as when Yuki inquires about their relationship (especially concerning embracing) Ayame doesn't even turn the conversation into something dirty but changes the subject quickly. In the end of the manga, Ayame confesses his love for Mine when he realizes his curse is broken, holding a tearful Mine from behind as he tells her that he loves her.

Yuki Sohma

She refers to Yuki as Otou-Kun (little brother) off the bat showing a very friendly and familiar demeanor around him.

Trivia

  • According to Takaya, Mine regularly holds small tea parties with Saki Hanajima and Akito Sohma.[2] This could also explain why their sons are so close as they are.

References

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Fruits Basket Characters
Main Characters
Tohru Honda  •  Kyo Sohma  •  Shigure Sohma  •  Yuki Sohma
Sohma Family
Zodiacs
Akito Sohma  •  Ayame Sohma  •  Hatsuharu Sohma  •  Hatori Sohma  •  Hiro Sohma  •  Isuzu Sohma  •  Kagura Sohma  •  Kisa Sohma  •  Kureno Sohma  •  Kyo Sohma  •  Momiji Sohma  •  Ritsu Sohma  •  Shigure Sohma  •  Yuki Sohma
Others
Akira Sohma  •  Ayame and Yuki's Mother  •  Momo Sohma  •  Momiji's Mother  •  Momiji's Father  •  Kana Sohma  •  Kazuma Sohma  •  Kyo's Father  •  Kyo's Mother  •  Satsuki Sohma  •  Hinata Sohma  •  Ren Sohma  •  Okami Sohma
Secondary Characters
Kaibara High School
Arisa Uotani  •  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
Others
Katsuya Honda  •  Kyoko Honda  •  Komaki Nakao  •  Kunimitsu Tomoda  •  Megumi Hanajima  •  Mine Kuramae  •  Mitsuru  •  Saki's Mother  •  Saki's Father  •  Tohru's Grandfather  •  + Minor Characters
Fruits Basket Another
Main Characters
Sawa Mitoma  •  Hajime Sohma  •  Mutsuki Sohma
Sohma Family
Chizuru Sohma  •  Hibika Sohma  •  Kinu Sohma  •  Mina Sohma  •  Riku Sohma  •  Shiki Sohma  •  Sora Sohma
Students
Amane  •  Chiaki Hasada  •  Michi Manabe  •  Mio Hasegawa  •  Mito  •  Rio Mosca  •  Ruriko Kageyama
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