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Mine Kuramae
Kanji 倉前 美音
Rōmaji Kuramae Mine
Gender Female
Age 20s
Hair Color Black (Manga, 2019 anime)
Dark Brown (2001 anime)
Eye Color Grey (2019 anime)
Brown (2001 anime)
Year Snake
Professional Status
Occupation Seamstress
Affiliation Ayame Shop
Sohma Family
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)
Manga Chapter 36
Anime Episode 20 (2001)
Season 2, Episode 3 (2019)
Voice Actors
Japanese Miki Takahashi (2001)
Yuka Iguchi (2019)
English Amber Cotton (2001)
Monica Rial (2019)

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 either knows of the Zodiac Curse, or is aware that something is going on with the Clan itself. She lives in an apartment above the store.

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


Mine is a cute young woman who 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.


Mine 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. Mine is also open to client suggestions, even strange ones like Saki Hanajima's desire to have her Cinderella costume be pure black.

Mine 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[]

Second Year Arc[]

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.

Third Year Arc[]

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

When Ayame's curse broke, Ayame proceeded to embrace a tearful 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.


Ayame Sohma[]

S2E3-2019 (226)

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 100% 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. She does seem to be aware that something is up with the Sohmas and Ayame himself, since in her and Ayame's backstory she quickly accepts his near desperate request to stay with him no matter what.

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 Otouto-kun (little brother) off the bat, showing a very friendly and familiar demeanor around him.


  • The name Mine means 峰/嶺/峯/岑 (mine) meaning "peak, summit," also written with multiple kanji (+ phonetic mi), with a mi kanji like 美 meaning "beauty" or 三 meaning "three" and a nekanji such as 根 meaning "root," 禰 meaning "ancestral shrine," 子, referring to the sign of the Rat, or 年 meaning "year."


  • 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.
  • Takaya mentions that Mine moved to Tokyo and somehow ended up at Ayame's store, thus becoming an employee there.[3]
  • Takaya also wanted to write a story of the meeting between Mine and Ayame, but refrained in doing so since couldn't finish drawing it.[3]
  • Her name is written with the kanji for “beautiful” (美) and “sound” (音).



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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