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The Sohma Curse
Episode Information
Kanji 第二話
Air Date July 12, 2001 (JP)
October 29, 2002 (US)
Staff Information
Music Information
Opening For Fruits Basket
Ending Chiisana Inori
The Strangest Day All Shapes and Sizes

The Sohma Curse is the second episode of Fruits Basket.


Now that Tohru has discovered the Sohma secret, she may not be able to move in after all. Worse, the head of the Sohma family may decide to erase her memory!


Tohru, yuki, kyo and shigure

Tohru showing the postman the animals (from left to right): Kyo, Shigure and Yuki

The episodes starts off with Tohru running to a postman with the animal forms of Shigure, Yuki and Kyo whom she has accidentally touched when a wooden plank hits her head. Tohru exclaims at the postman to do something but the postman thinks Tohru's being crazy and passes her the mail. The dog (S
Shigure getting mail

Shigure getting his mail

higure) seems to be clever enough to help out his 'owner' to get the mail.
Shigure explaining

Shigure explains the curse

After the postman left, Shigure explains the curse. Shigure states that the Sohma family has this curse for generations. Whenever they are hugged by the opposite sex, they would transform. He casually tells Tohru that Yuki is the rat, he is the dog and Kyo is the cat. Shigure then warned Tohru that when they changed (halfway they changed back), they are naked. A shocked Tohru runs into the wall.

Kyo shigure and yuki transforms back

The trio transforms back to their human bodies naked, shocking Tohru Honda

The next day, she has her school uniform washed after a dirty night.



  • The postman only sees Yuki, Kyo and Shigure as animals.
  • The Prince Yuki Fanclub bullies Tohru the second time.


Main article: The Sohma Curse/Gallery