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Okami Sohma
Gender Female
Hair Color Black ( 2019 Anime, Manga)

Dark green (2001 Anime)

Eye Color Green (2019 Anime, Manga)
Brown (2001 Anime)
Professional Status
Occupation Hostess of Sohma Hot Spring
Affiliation Sohma Family
Spouse Unnamed Husband
Children Ritsu Sohma (Son)
Extended Family Unnamed Cousin (2001 anime only)
Manga Chapter 18
Anime Episode 12 (2001)
Episode 11 (2019)
Voice Actors
Japanese Junko Yamamoto (2001)
Sachiko Kojima (2019)
English Julie Mayfield

Okami Sohma (草摩 大神, Sōma Okami) is the mother of Ritsu Sohma as well as the owner of the Sohmas Hot Spring.


Okami has black hair that she keeps in a messy updo, strands of hair often in her face, with a generally stressed or tired look. Because of her health, she has pale skin that occasionally turns blue, especially in the anime, when she isn't feeling well.


She is very much like Ritsu, both having a poor constitution and apologizing for everything (much like Sawa Mitoma). She is also one of the few Sohma parents who wholly accept their "cursed" child, speaking fondly of not only her Ritsu, but Momiji as well.

Okami is unaware that she frightens others with her, frankly, psychotic bursts of needlessly apologizing over the slightest interpreted wrong. As a result, she causes nothing headaches for the main cast when they visit (primarily Kyo).


Story Overview[]

Second Year Arc[]

She is first shown when Tohru, Kyo, Yuki and Momiji go to the Sohma Hot Springs for White Day. Originally, she was worried when she heard that an outsider (Tohru) had come to know of the cursed. After she met Tohru, however, she realized how kind and caring she was, even pointing out how different Kyo and Yuki act, and asks if Tohru would befriend her own son as well, just like she has with Yuki and Kyo.[1][2]

Third Year Arc[]

Okami's is seen to be alarmed when Ritsu dropped a vase containing water and flowers, not knowing that his curse just broke.[3]


Ritsu Sohma[]

Okami is very protective of her son, and, as such, worries about him constantly.

Tohru Honda[]

Okami was slightly wary of Tohru at first due to knowing about the curse, but later warms up to her after getting to know her. She is endeared by her kindness and wants her to become good friends with her son Ritsu.

Momiji Sohma[]

Momoji seems aware of Okami's bad habit of jumping to conclusions and taking his teasing seriously (as Momoji gives off smiles every time Okami goes into one of her apologizing rants).

Kyo Sohma[]

Kyo does not like Okami, who is prone to misinterpreting his words (due to Momoji's childish teasing) and going into ridiculous fits.

Yuki Sohma[]

Yuki questions if Okami is actually in poor health due to her ridiculous outbursts


  • The name Okami means “great god”


  • According to Shigure, Ritsu presumably inherited her personality.
  • Natsuki Takaya stated that Okami had appeared in her previous work as a ghost (but with a different name and role). The character was such an impact that she decided to reuse her.
  • In the 2001 anime, Okami has a cousin who is the Head Chef of Sohma Hot Spring.
  • She shares her 2001 English voice actress with Kyoko Honda.
  • She and her husband are also one of the few Sohma parents who wholly accept their "cursed" child.



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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
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