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Hero Overview

Wow, Kyo, that's amazing! The way you make rice balls, you're really talented. Incredible! I have no idea.
~ Tohru Honda flattering Kyo's rice ball making.

Tohru Sohma (née Honda) is the main protagonist of the Fruits Basket series. She is the love interest of Kyo Sohma. She is mother of Hajime Sohma & two unnamed children.

In Japanese version, she was voiced by Yui Horie from the original 2001 version of Fruits Basket and later Manaka Iwami from the new 2019 version of Fruits Basket.

In the English version, she is voiced by Laura Bailey (who also vocied Chun-Li, Sana Kurata and would later voice Platinum the Trinity) and returned to reprise her role in remake/reboot of Fruits Basket.


She had brown hair and blue (2001 Anime) and brown (Manga & 2019 Anime) eyes colors.


She is noted for her cheerful optimism, altruistic nature, and great sympathy for others. Takaya created her with an unusual perspective on the world, to balance her empathy. She 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 Uotani 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. Yuki 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 pneumonia.

She was raised by her mother, Kyoko, until she 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.


She moves into the house with Shigure Sohma, Yuki Sohma, and later Kyo Sohma after Yuki and Shigure discovered her living in a tent on their property. She worked part-time to support herself when she was living on her own, and continues to despite moving to Shigure's house. Her two best friends are Arisa Uotani and Saki Hanajima. Tohru is very grateful to the Sohmas and loves every bit of time she spends with them.


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Main Heroes
Tohru Honda | Yuki Sohma | Kyo Sohma | Shigure Sohma

Supporting Heroes
Saki Hanajima | Arisa Uotani | Kagura Sohma | Momiji Sohma | Hatsuharu Sohma | Hatori Sohma | Kisa Sohma | Hiro Sohma | Ayame Sohma | Ritsu Sohma | Isuzu Sohma | Kureno Sohma | Akito Sohma | Kyoko Honda | Kazuma Sohma | Machi Kuragi | Kakeru Manabe | Mayuko Shiraki | Mine Kuramae