Quick Summary of Fruits Basket Season 2 Episode 11
In Fruits Basket Season 2 episode 11, “All Mine,” Tohru Honda was still determined to break the Souma curse. But instead of mindlessly attacking Akito Souma (in particular) or the Souma curse (in general), she took a much more intelligent approach. She asked for help from someone she could trust: Kazuma “Shishou” Souma. What he had to say might surprise you (it surprised me!). Kagura Souma demanded that Kyou Souma take her on a date before she would let him tell her his big news. It’s clear that she has strong feelings for Kyou. Just how strong, and more importantly why they were so strong, required all of Kyou’s newfound maturity to accept. But how would he think of her afterward? And what did he want to tell her?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Best in Show Moment for Fruits Basket Season 2 Ep 11
Tohru, just by being Tohru, is like a strategic weapon of goodness. The wound Akito gave her is proof she could survive the encounter. Now, it’s her turn to respond. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Setup: Tohru Wastes No Time Preparing for War
Dang it, Fruits Basket! One episode. Just give me one episode where choosing a favorite moment is easy. Is that too much to ask?
Yes, it is. And I’m joking. An embarrassment of riches in powerful moments form is a treasure. That one sentence perfectly describes Fruits Basket!
This week, I’m going with a Tohru moment. Please understand, if you prefer the Kagura moments towards the end of the episode, you have my full support! They were sublime. But my Best in Show moment started almost the instant Tohru walked back into Shigure Souma’s house. She just had to recover from the surprise of finding Ayame Souma “house sitting.” The multitude of empty beer cans and junk food wrapper were a good touch.
As soon as she recovered from Ayame shock, Tohru asked Shigure if she could use the phone. But why? Who would Tohru want to call? What did she want to talk about?
That became abundantly clear a few moments later.
She had not been home even 10 minutes before she launched her campaign to break the Souma curse. Tohru doesn’t mess around! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
If this were a Shōnen series and the main character was going to challenge a god, we might get some training montages and some sparring matches. While those are inspiring and all, they’re not terribly realistic. I mean, Tohru’s going to fight a god. She’s going to take on a curse that’s been around for centuries. A few laps around the park aren’t going to help. So, what did she do? She visited Kazuma.
Delivery: Tohru Asks for Help!
As a dude, my default mode to resolve conflict used to be using more powerful conflict. I used to think in terms of Star Wars. Plot points built up until the final climatic battle. Boom! All is well. The good guys win.
Do you know how often I’ve seen that model play out in real life? Maybe once or twice. Cataclysmic violence almost never solves anything. I mean, let’s face it. The “war to end all wars” didn’t.
Tohru instinctively knows this, so she turned to Kazuma to ask about the curse. He didn’t know much. But he made an observation that both embarrassed her and gave voice to the hope for the Soumas’ salvation.
Kazuma had just told her that the curse might have something to do with the blood bonds that bind the Zodiac members to Akito. She lamented that “Bonds are supposed to be precious things” (06:20). She thought of her mom as she said it.
When Tohru thinks of emotional ties that bind, she thinks of her mom. What a wonderful world she lives in… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Her determination and strength impressed Kazuma. He told her that her smile made the world seem more gentle, which embarrassed her. Then he said something that, for me, is the key to this episode, and maybe the series. It’s the antithesis of the climatic battle.
Kazuma said (07:50), “…the time they spend with you will be their strength.”
Tohru, just by being Tohru, is the key to breaking the curse. Not by destroying it violently. By healing it with her warmth and love. She really is going to give Tanjirou a run for his money!
What did you think of Kagura’s confession? What was your Best in Show moment? Let me know in the comments!
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