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The Strangest Day
Tohru Honda
Episode Information
Kanji 第一話
Rōmaji Dai Ichi Wa
Air Date July 5, 2001 (JP)
October 29, 2002 (US)
Staff Information
Director Nagisa Miyazaki (JP)
Script Rika Nakase (JP)
Music Information
Opening For Fruits Basket
Ending Chiisana Inori
← N/A The Sohma Curse

The Strangest Day is the first episode of Fruits Basket.


With her parents gone and her Grandfather’s house under construction, Tohru is living in a tent on the Sohma family’s land - and meeting them will change her life forever!


The episode starts off with showing Tohru coming out from her tent. She was walking to school and notices a house. She goes to check it out and sees zodiac ornaments on the porch. Shigure makes his first appearance and talks to Tohru about the ornaments. Yuki appears and is Shigure's cousin. Yuki and Tohru walk to school. Saki and Arisa are introduced. After school, Tohru goes to work then comes back home to her tent. Shigure and Yuki find her. They bring her to their house. Then a landslide happened by Tohru's tent. Tohru gets invited by Shigure and Yuki to live with them. Then she meets a hot-headed, orange-hair boy, Kyo, who is Yuki and Shigure's cousin.



  • Episode 1 covers the events from Chapter 1 of Fruits Basket Manga.


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