- Fruits Basket
- Furūtsu Basuketto
Fruits Basket Anime Plot
When high school student Toru Honda’s mother dies in a car accident, Toru decides to live with his grandfather. Home renovations and an unsupportive, unkind family member force her to temporarily move out of her grandfather’s house. Tooru declines an offer to stay with one of his two close friends as he doesn’t want to be forced on them. Since she has nowhere else to go, Tohru begins to live in a tent and provide for herself.
However, upon discovering a nearby house occupied by her popular classmate Yuki Soma and his cousin Shigure, and after a landslide destroys her tent, Tohru moves into Soma’s house; on her first day there, she meets Kyo, Yuki, and the red-haired cousin Shigure, who breaks through the ceiling and challenges Yuki to a fight.
Tooru tries to stop him and after accidentally falling into him, causes him to turn into a cat in front of her, revealing the Sohma family curse; that the twelve members of the family, with the exception of Kyo, are possessed by the spirits of the Chinese zodiac and turn into their zodiac animal when they are weak, stressed, embarrassed, or hugged by someone of the opposite sex.
When Tooru learns the Soma family secret, she promises not to tell anyone and is allowed to continue living with them. Although Sohma’s curse runs much deeper and darker than Tohru initially thinks, her presence and her acceptance of them soon becomes a great positive influence on those who are zodiac possessed.
She sets out to break the curse, and along the way, meets and discovers the vengeful zodiac spirits of Sohma, including their leader Akito, who holds the position of “God” in Chinese legend and who simultaneously holds the family together and binds the chains. them to their spirit.