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|The Curse of the Cat|
|Air Date|| December 13, 2001 (JP)|
May 27, 2003 (US)
|Director||Justin Cook (US)|
|Script||Jeremy Carlile, John Burgmeier (US)|
|Opening||For Fruits Basket|
|← Is the Rumored Ri That Mother's Daughter||True Form →|
The Curse of the Cat is the twenty-fourth episode of Fruits Basket.
Tohru has grown very close to the Sohmas during her year at their house, but the time has come for her to face the family’s darkest secret - and learn the truth about the curse of the cat.
On a rainy afternoon, Tohru learns that Kyo becomes irritable when it downpours. Tohru, Yuki, and Kyo walk to the household residence, only to be greeted by Kagura. Shigure sends Kagura off with Kyo to do some shopping, to avoid the house from being wrecked by her affectionate outbursts. At the store, Kyo questions Kagura as to why she cares so much about him. Meanwhile, Tohru and Yuki go to visit the garden to see what can be harvested. Later in the evening, the four of them make their way back to the household residence. Shortly thereafter, Kazuma Sohma, the master arts instructor, arrives at the household residence. He talks to Kyo privately about his stay with Yuki and Shigure, to which Kyo responds negatively. Having seen Kyo smiling freely with Tohru, he tells Shigure discreetly that he is going to remove Kyo's bead bracelet from his wrist.
During a deluged nightfall, Kazuma talks with Kyo, contemplating if he has accepted the Sohma family curse. Kazuma pulls of the bead bracelet from Kyo's wrist. When Tohru tries to approach Kyo, he yells at her not to look at him.