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Tohru Honda
Honda Tohru
Tohru Honda in the anime

Name:

本田 透 (Honda Tohru), Tohru Honda

Gender:

Female

Age:

16 (in the anime) 16-18 (in the manga)

Family:

Kyoko Honda (mother) Katsuya Honda (father) Grandfather Kyo Sohma (husband) Unnamed son Unnamed granddaughter

Tohru Honda is the main protagonist of the series, Fruits Basket. She is an orphaned high school student who one day stumbles upon the biggest secret of the Sohma Family, which is that some of its members are possessed by the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals. She begins life with the Sohma's and her life begins to get more lively than ever. She is optimistic, cheerful, sort of clumsy, loves household chores, but has a formidable past of her own.


PersonalityEdit

Tohru is depicted as polite, optimistic, extremely kind, and selfless. Several other characters, including her friends Kyo, Rin and Hanajima tell her she needs to look out for her own interests and not shoulder everyone else's burdens. At the start of the series, she is living in a tent rather than staying with her friends, Arisa Uotami and Saki Hanajima, to avoid being a burden to them, and she has an after-school job as an office janitor to pay her tuition fees so that her grandfather does not have to. Kyo once describes her as not the sort who sees her life as a "glass half-empty." Tohru is so kind-hearted that she cannot make herself say mean things while playing a wicked stepsister in a class production of Cinderella and when her mother told her the bedtime story of how the cat was excluded from the Chinese Zodiac, in sympathy she declared she wished to be born in the year of the cat.

Tohru describes herself as an excellent artist who loves cooking and cleaning. In the original Japanese, Tohru habitually speaks formally but not always correctly. She picked up this habit from her dead father, Katsuya, after he died when she was three, as a way of replacing him in her mother's eyes and from her father's family's statements that she was probably the daughter of a man her mother had an affair with.Tohru tends to be especially concerned for people with minor illnesses. This comes from the circumstances of her father's death, when Katsuya was originally diagnosed with a fever but eventually died of pnuemonia.

She was raised by her mother, Kyoko, until Kyoko died in a car accident shortly after Tohru entered high school, a few months before the series starts. Tohru treasures her mother's photograph and vowed at her death to keep Kyoko the most important person in her life. Tohru is distressed whenever she feels she is being "unfaithful" to her mother, for example, when she gets failing marks on end-of-term exams, thus endangering her promise to graduate high school, or when she falls in love with Kyo. Tohru eventually realizes that her vow is an attempt to cling to the past, and that Kyoko would have wanted her to move on and fall in love with someone else.

The Sohma'sEdit

A few months before the series begins, Tohru's mother died in a car accident, leaving her an orphan in the care of her grandfather. When his house needs remodeling, she moves into a tent on land that turns out to belong to the Sohmas. When her tent is buried in a landslide during a rainstorm, Shigure convinces her to move in with him and Yuki as housekeeper in exchange for room and board. As she settles in, Kyo Sohma arrives to challenge Yuki. In the confusion, Tohru accidentally embraces him and he transforms into a cat, and when she stumbles into Yuki and Shigure, they transform as well into a rat and dog, respectively. The Sohmas explain that their family is cursed, and they are possessed by spirits of the Chinese Zodiac plus the cat legend says would have been if it had not been tricked by the rat into missing the induction feast. Tohru promises to keep their secret, under the threat of having her memories erased—a compromise agreed to by Akito Sohma, the mysterious head of the family, who orders Kyo live with Shigure as well.

Tohru is soon friends with the three Sohmas—especially her classmates Yuki and Kyo, who she hopes will become friends themselves[1]and they in turn are slowly affected by her presence. Yuki is especially touched by Tohru's request that, if her memory is suppressed, he remain her friend,[2]which no one had asked him before. Kyo initially appears to dislike Tohru, but he, like Yuki, is "drawn" to her kind heart and gentle demeanor. However, his inability to express his feelings results in frequent impulsive angry comments to Tohru, for which he usually ends up apologizing. Gradually Tohru meets the other cursed members of the Sohma family, and through her kindness and sympathy is able to help Hatori, Ayame, Kisa, Hiro, Ristu. Rin and Momiji. Her encouragement to Kisa also helps Yuki face his own self-doubts and accept becoming president of the student council in addition he knows, by a cap Tohru treasures, that she is the lost little girl he once led home, an act that showed him that he was not as unneeded by others as Akito claimed. Tohru becomes particularly close to Kyo after his foster-father kazuma Sohma forces him to reveal the monstrous "true form" of his curse, although initially repulsed, Tohru stays with him even after he violently tries to push her away. Both Yuki and Kyo fall in love with her, though neither tells her.

As she learns more about the zodiac curse, Tohru becomes increasingly distressed by its cost to her friends—especially Momiji Sohma's separation from his little sister, Momo, who does not even know they are related, and her friend Arisa's longing for Kureno Sohma, who cannot see her because he is bound to Akito. When she learns that the feared Akito is the "god" of the Chinese Zodiac and of the bet he made with Kyo, which could result in the cat being confined for life, she resolves to break the curse. Tohru asks for help from Kazuma, Rin and Kureno. Despite setbacks and being warned off by Rin—who also seeks to break the curse, in order to free Hatsuharu—Tohru refuses to give up her goal. She eventually receives encouragement and hints from Shigure, who is using Tohru to weaken the curse for his own reasons.

Meanwhile, Tohru's feelings for Kyo develop and she eventually admits he is the Sohma she wants the most to free, because she loves him. This, however, only distresses her further, as she feels she is being unfaithful to her mother's memory. However, when Tohru finally confesses to Kyo, he tells her he knew her mother when he was a child, and that he could have saved Kyoko from the car that killed her except it would have revealed his curse. Unable in his guilt to accept Tohru's feelings, he says her love is an illusion and runs away. As she follows him, she meets Akito, who believes that Tohru's kindness to and acceptance of the cursed zodiac members has made them unfaithful to her, weakening their "bond" to the point that Momiji and Hiro have been freed from the curse. As she angrily confronts her, however, Tohru realizes that she is trapped by the past as much as she herself has been, by clinging to her mother's memory, and she extends her hand in friendship to Akito and introduces herself as a new start. However, before Akito can accept, Tohru falls down a nearby cliff when the ground collapses in the rain. The accident makes Kyo realize how much he values Tohru, and also allows Akito to finally break away from the roles she has held for most of her life.

Tohru survives the fall and is hospitalized. As she recovers, Akito accepts Tohru's friendship, and comes to accept both the person she is, instead of the god she has believed her father wished her to be, and the woman she was born as, instead of the man she was raised to be. Meanwhile Yuki, who has realized that what he wants from Tohru is an unconditional "motherly" love, not the love of a woman, convinces Kyo to reconcile with Tohru, and when she is discharged from the hospital, Kyo confesses his feelings for her. This acceptance of the cat, the first friend of the god of the zodiac, breaks zodiac curse and all the Sohmas are freed. In the last chapter, she and Kyo are shown packing to move to another city to continue his martial arts training, so that eventually he can inherit Kazuma's dojo, and in the final pages they are shown as a loving elderly couple with a granddaughter.

RelationshipsEdit

Kyo Sohma. After Tohru discovered the Sohma family secret she soon meets the zodiac reject, the cat. Kyo Sohma has the curse of the cat when he is hugged by the oposite sex he turns into an orange cat though that is not his true Zodiac form. After Tohru met him she wanted to be friends with him. The cat has always been Tohru's favourite Zondiac anumal even if it wasn't part of the zodiac. Since Kyo has a short temper at first Tohru thought he hated her. But she soon found out otherwise. Tohru accepts Kyo for who he is even in the true cat form she admits she is afraid of him but she wants to stay with him, she deeply cares for him. Later Tohru and Kyo realize their feeling for each other, but Tohru feels guilty for being "unfaithful" to her mother's memory. With the help of the other Sohmas, Tohru is able to accept and confess her love to Kyo. Years later, they are shown to be a very much in love married couple with a son and a granddaughter.


Yuki Sohma. Yuki lived in a rather large house in a forest. After Tohru's grandfather asked her if she had somewhere to stay while their house was being renivated Tohru said she did. She could have asked her close friends but didn't want to be a bother so she was living in that same forest until Yuki and Shigure found her and she had a fever and took her in. They let her stay until she could live with er grandfather again. Once the time came for her to go back She ended up staying with Yuki. At first Tohru had a small crush on Yuki but as the grew closer they were more like mother and son.


Kyoko Honda.Kyoko is Tohru's mother. Tohru's mother was a very importants part in her life since her father died when Tohru was very young. Kyoko was said to be smiling most of the time though she had a hard life being a single parent their fanatial situation was not the best and she had to work extremly hard. She died in a car accident the day Tohru had slept in and had not said 'be safe' before she left. Tohru visits her grave frequently.


Isuzu "Rin" Sohma only appears in the manga and not in the anime. Tohru wanted to be friends with her but she is a little difficult in a few ways. In the end they do become beter friends.


Hanajima Saki. Saki has electric wave powers and once electrucuted one of the Prince Yuki fan club members. Saki is a close friend of Tohru who is always looking out for her no matter what. She is very important to Tohru.


Uotani Arisa. Arisa is a strong person. Arisa is also a close friend of Tohru's when people try and pick on her or seem to be bothering Tohru Arisa can scare them off very easily. She had always been a fan of Tohru's bother, who used to be in a gang and was titled the Red butterfly. Arisa is also very important to Tohru.

Shigure Sohma. Shigure is the owner of the house Tohru ends up staying in. Shigure is a pervert however Tohru never really noticed she always felt that he was a very kind person who always wants to help people when in his mind his is most likely singing 'Highschool girls, Highschool girls all for me! all for me!' He is almost like an older brother to tohru.

Kisa Sohma. Kisa is a very shy young girl who had been bullied because of the colour of her hair. People had made fun of her talking causing her to lock her words. Once she meets Tohru Tohru is able to help her get the courage to go to school again since the bulling was so terrible she had left. Thoru also helped her unlock her words and she is able to talk again. Tohru is like Kisa's older sister, Kisa often adresses her as 'Sissy'

GUIDE/EXTRA INFOEdit

You can use this as reference for editing, I haven't cleaned this information up so if you can, please do.

An orphaned high school student who, at the start of the story, begins living with Shigure, Yuki, and Kyo Sohma in exchange for housekeeping. She loves to cook and describes herself as an excellent housekeeper. She also has an after-school job as a janitor to pay her tuition fees to avoid being a burden on her grandfather.[9] She is depicted as polite, optimistic, extremely kind, and selfless; several other characters, including Kyo, Rin,and Hanajima, tell her she needs to look out for her own interests and not shoulder everyone else's burdens. In the original Japanese, Tohru habitually speaks formally , but not always correctly, a habit she picked up from her father, Katsuya, after he died when she was three, as a way of replacing him in her mother's eyes.Tohru's mother, Kyoko, raised her alone until she died in a car accident shortly after Tohru entered high school, a few months before the start of the story. Tohru repeatedly calls Kyoko the most important person in her life and treasures her photograph; when she falls in love with Kyo she feels guilty of being "unfaithful" to her mother's memory.

In the first half of the series, as Tohru learns about the zodiac curse and its effects on those she loves, she becomes distressed, and when she learns that the dangerous Akito is the "god" of the zodiac, she resolves to break the curse. Only later does she admit that she wants to free Kyo most of all. Despite setbacks, she stubbornly persists in her goal and eventually frees Kyo and her friends. In the last chapter, she begins moving with Kyo to another city so he can continue his martial arts training, and in the final pages they are shown as a loving elderly couple with a granddaughter. Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese), Laura Bailey (English)


NotesEdit

I have already set up the formal. You guys can add some more information. I will also add more info once I set up the formal for the rest of the characters. If you can add more information than just the general, background, personality, zodiac, and relationships, it would be better.

Thanks~ Coa-chan 07:17, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

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