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Sep 24, 2008 6:46 PM
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what a sad story. if your mom hated you and wished you would never born and wanted to get rid of her memory of you, i would've hated her.
Nov 26, 2008 6:13 PM

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another absolutely brilliant ep of fruits basket. i just cant descibe how amazing these new episodes are becoming! if this keeps on going, i will finish fruits basket with it being one of my favorite animes.
Dec 21, 2008 6:58 PM
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How beautifully sad!!! It makes you really think and not only that but I have a newfound love for Momiji.
Feb 3, 2009 10:56 PM

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Oh that's embarrassing. I actually cried.
Apr 22, 2009 4:38 PM
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Sennin_Darkissa said:
Oh that's embarrassing. I actually cried.

I got a little teary myself. I love Momiji, and his character development.
May 4, 2009 3:33 AM

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Wow I though Momiji was just a comedy character how wrong I was he has such a sad back story and he is truly brave and good.

Jun 8, 2009 3:01 AM

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This episodes never fails to make me cry D':
Gotta love Momiji for being so strong and wise >_<
Aug 21, 2009 10:23 AM

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That was so sad, it made me a little teary too :(

Sep 1, 2009 3:46 AM
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This episode was so sad about momiji i feel so sorry for me. My sister and me ended up crying after. It was just sad
Sep 16, 2009 9:50 AM

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God that story was so terribly sad.
Sep 20, 2009 2:25 PM

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Momiji's story was so unbelievably sad. ;_; I can't believe there is a mother who would be like that... I would've expected them all to be the other type Momiji described - the type that is just really overprotective. I wonder what Kyo's parents and Yuki's parents are like? D:
Sep 21, 2009 8:52 PM

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What an incredible episode. Momiji is definitely my favorite fruits basket character. The hug at the end took the cake.
Nov 12, 2009 6:47 PM

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Wow, 5/5. Nuff said.
Jan 13, 2010 3:57 AM
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Poor Momiji ;_ ; What a horrible woman :(

Cutest hug ever at the end of the episode, though.

Feb 3, 2010 7:39 AM
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I love how Tohru uses her mother's death as a source of strength rather than one of sadness ♥
Feb 9, 2010 10:12 AM

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That was really really sad, tried to keep the tears in but eventually just couldnt. really beautiful but sad episode
Feb 12, 2010 10:15 AM

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Loved Uo at the temple. When it got to Momijis bit I welled up a bit soo sad. His mum saying that she regretted giving birth to him D:
Feb 27, 2010 5:18 AM

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Tohru & Momiji two that were hurted so much but even of that they keep smiling.
awesome <3
May 9, 2010 1:19 PM

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OMG. Poor Momoji. This episode is on par with the doctor's(forgot his name) background story. So sad! Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! *sniff* :'(

Oct 15, 2010 8:23 PM

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Another poignant episode that brought me to tears. I've always admired Tohru, but Momoigi is so strong to somehow live with the ultimate rejection, despite his childishness. I've come to respect him more.
I don't doubt that by the time this anime finishes I'll be crying buckets of tears.
Dec 23, 2010 10:17 AM

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I cried so much with momiji's mom story, that is so cruel! Awww poor Momiji! I am gald Tohru understands him =)
Aug 29, 2011 11:16 AM

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this ep was very sad, ya i was in tears too. this whole thing with the curse just destroying every1s lives is just too cruel, im rly hoping this turns out with a happy ending :'(
Nov 17, 2011 6:05 PM
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That was some nice character development on momiji =P
Mar 30, 2012 12:32 AM

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Initially it didn't seem like the curse was all that terrible, but Momiji's story made it clear just how it affects the Soma family members. Now I have to go and raise my ranking on this show, it really is getting better with each episode.
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Oct 3, 2012 10:22 PM

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Damn, this episode made me cry. I feel so sad for Momiji. I love my mom so much so I don't even wanna rhink of being forgotten by her. And he was just so young when it happened. I admire him for being so brave.
Oct 7, 2012 7:59 AM
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The rabbit is the cutest of the zodiac, then the rat, dog and others.
So that means Momiji doesn't live with his father? How sad. It's stupid to reject your own child because some spirit possesed him, I consider that being different is special. He is still her son and doesn't posses any ilness or distortion pssss how cruel. His father is handsome and his mother too. By the way that Akito just pisses me off!! It was his fault for feaking out after Hatori's speech, Kana accepted and loved Hatori like he is. Akito should calm himself. All the Sohma family have some mental problems.
Oct 31, 2012 3:09 PM

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Great but sad 2 parted episode! The first one was really sweet with rethinking her mother the second part was quite sad with knowing a bit more backstory of Momoji!
Mar 1, 2013 10:31 AM

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Aww, Momiji's story was sad.

Aug 7, 2013 12:01 AM

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First time I actually started to tear up from an anime. It was so sad. Of Tohru. And of course Momiji.
Dec 21, 2013 9:38 AM
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Awww poor Momiji :( he's so cute & mature. I hope in the future I can be like him and keep smiling when such horrible things come towards me.
Apr 28, 2014 9:59 PM

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After the comedic onslaught last episode with the ever interesting Ayame and his antics, we then have this episode.. Heavy, both the first and last part. I don't like the Shoujo staple shouta that is loli looking, but i had been ok with Momiji until now, and this episode my view changed quite favorably. While its understable that the mom would be not thrilled with the situation, i can't help but think she is a selfish, greedy, stuck up bitch. I'm not so certain the father is much better, getting in effect 'divorced' from his son as opposed to his wife.
May 8, 2014 11:06 PM

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kittygoesmad said:
Tohru & Momiji two that were hurted so much but still they keep smiling.
awesome <3
tear-jerking T__T
Nov 23, 2014 8:26 PM

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The meaning of the words in the opening theme was revealed to be... Momiji's feelings. Because Tohru has also experienced losing her mother, she was able to understand the extent of how lonely Momiji must've felt as a child. She was able to use the loss of her mother to understand Momiji, creating such a wonderfully sad yet hopeful moment between the two (this moment was like, the epitome of Fruits Basket). Tohru must've wondered how Momiji could be so ever-cheerful even living with his mother's complete rejection of her own child, which is ironic because that was exactly what Yuki (and most likely Kyo) pondered while gazing at the bright, warm light of a girl who changed their lives. Because Tohru has also experienced losing her mother, she was able to understand the extent of how lonely Momiji must've felt as a child.

Long story short, Momiji is my bby forever (´▽`*)

And--oh, did you guys see that invisible love triangle that is becoming increasingly more and more visible? Kyo gazing at Tohru and Yuki smiling at each other while the super-denpa-perceptive Hana-chan stares at Kyo; I could practically see her thoughts written all over her face: "I can't bear seeing my Tohru having to deal with two men who're head-over-heels for her and then getting married (ノД`)・゜・。" Haha, personally I'm a Yuki x Tohru shipper, but since Kyonkyon has shown such an... interest, I'm kinda-sorta rooting for him too.
Jan 5, 2015 9:57 AM

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Really touching episode. Momiji's backstory was so sad...his mom is horrible for everything she did, but I commend Momiji for what he said and just smiling and enjoying life and not letting it bother him.

And the beginning of the episode was so sweet when they went to Tohru's moms grave and everyone had such a good time with her, another great example of staying happy and being strong even when the worst happens/worst situations...both Tohru & Momiji have definitely been hurt by losses but they both keep smiling and remain cheerful and don't let it get the best of them. Love them!
Feb 16, 2015 12:50 AM

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Unff...I got a little misty eyed.
Jul 31, 2015 2:58 PM

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Maybe she is kyo mother too.

Aug 14, 2015 8:48 PM

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That was an incredibly beautiful and heart wrenching second half, Momiji always struck me as the carefree lil guy but he's really strong and mature. When Tohru hugged him I nearly lost it, this series just keeps building me up for a feels trip.
Dec 26, 2015 2:21 PM

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Damn, that story hit hard :|
Family is pretty important to me, so to wish to forget your own son, not even caring if he's right beside you when you say these kind of things, that's just awful... Alzheimer seem worse than death to me. Life is about gathering memories and experiance. Losing these memories is kinda like losing your own identity and becoming a flesh shell.
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Jan 3, 2016 11:15 AM

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Man this series really blew me away, I had no idea it'd be this good.
Apr 2, 2016 6:19 PM

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this anime is really much more mature than you'd think. there's some really great lessons you can learn from it
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Oct 2, 2016 3:53 PM

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Well now I'm depressed...

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Mar 22, 2019 11:52 PM

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that's not a true mother y'all.

A mother will love their children no matter who they are, that's what my mom would always tell me ;w;

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Apr 7, 2019 3:48 PM

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Naruchan said:
I love how Tohru uses her mother's death as a source of strength rather than one of sadness ♥

I love how this reigns true for the message of the series. Use your suffering as a source of strength, even through hard times you can always find something to appreciate.

This episode always gets me. Momiji is one of my favorites, what a resilient kid. Tohru's hug is much more special when you think about how, he probably wishes his mom would hug him. But she never would. Yet here's Tohru who's so unafraid to show genuine kindness :( all the tears.
Mar 1, 5:13 AM
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wesley96 said:
another absolutely brilliant ep of fruits basket. i just cant descibe how amazing these new episodes are becoming! if this keeps on going, i will finish fruits basket with it being one of my favorite animes.

Yeah, one of my favorite eps from the series. I dont really like watching these kinds of anime but this series is just so different.

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