A Solitary New Year is the ninth episode of Fruits Basket.


The month of December is near its end, and Tohru and the Sohma boys are getting ready to greet the New Year. Tohru plans a grand holiday dinner, but in the midst of the preparations, she discovers she may only need a table for one.

In this episode the three Sohma's decide to go to the Main House for New Year's, leaving Tohru alone at home. After a run-in with Saki Hanajima on the way, Kyo and Yuki run home, to find Tohru crying over a picture of her mother. They then enjoy the New Year together. Shigure then goes onward to the Main House alone and celebrates with the rest of the family.



A Solitary New Year
Episode 9
Episode guide
Don't Cry, For the Snow will Surely Melt
Make it Clear If It's Black or White