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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fruits Basket 20 day challenge day 9: Favorite episode from the anime?

The Source of Cheer Can Be Affected By Colds Too
I love this episode for many reasons. We see a different side of Tohru. She worries herself to the point where she gets sick, and then she scolds herself for doing so. The main start of this worry is her score on an exam, which she has to retake. When Tohru sees her grade, she is ashamed. She promised her mother long ago that she would graduate High School. This grade could mean that she won't graduate. As Tohru worries abou this, she gets depressed, then develops a fever when she walks home with Kyo. Kyo shows a different side in this episode as well. For most of the series, Kyo keeps to himself and never concerns himself with anyone else's problems, but Tohru is the exception. He sees Tohru get sick and becomes worried about her, telling her to go to bed and get some rest. He even goes out of his way to help her feel better, and deals with his least favorite food, leeks, to make soup so Tohru can feel better. When he brings the soup, Tohru starts crying, thinking that she is now nothing but a burden to everyone. Kyo's response is to listen, and when she's done, he explains that a retest is not such a big deal. He tells Tohru that the way she can help everyone is to just get better. Tohru smiles at this and realizes that Kyo is being really nice to her, which is awkward and difficult for him to do. Before he leaves, he tells Tohru, "Just get better, or I won't be happy." 
Aside from this sweet moment, my favorite funny moment is in this episode as well. Yuki comes home to see that the leeks he planted are gone, the leeks that Kyo used to make soup for Tohru, once he figures out the theif is Kyo, he almost starts a fight. Both Yuki and Kyo are posed, ready to fight when Shigure intervenes and says. "Come now, you don't want to wake Tohru." They freeze in place, glaring at each other, while the other Sohams who came to visit Tohru, walk past them, wondering what they're doing. As everyone walks upstairs to see Tohru, Kyo and Yuki both continue to glare at each other, now in a frozen staring contest, daring the other to drop his guard.

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