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Fruits Basket - First Love by YoukaiYume Fruits Basket - First Love by YoukaiYume
No matter what happens,
Or where life takes me...
You will always be my first love


...Yes, it's true, because even though I know eventually these two will end up with different people in the manga, they were each other's first loves without even knowing it. Tohru's holding Yuki's red hat that he gave her when he rescued her as a little boy (Confirmed in the manga, volume 9). She commented to Uo and Hana that in a way, the little red hat boy was her first love (Volume 2). Yuki's holding Tohru's yellow ribbon that he gave her for White Day (Volume 3), and we all know that Yuki was in love with Tohru (Confirmed in Volume 10)... even though later on he realizes not the way that he thought.

Perhaps this little piece is proof of my resignation that Yuki and Tohru will never be? Or just my way of saying, I'll be a Yukiru fan forever...

Please don't kill me Kyo fans! I love him too! (has a Kyo hat...) lol.

Art Youkai Yume 2006
Fruits Basket Natsuki Takaya
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Shyamiq Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i always thought that, that hat was kyo's? 
xgirl109 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, as explained in the manga, shishu(kazuma) bought that hat for kyo, but it flew off his head and went into yuki's hands. Kyo, being hateful to yuki, refused to keep it since yuki touched it. Then yadda yadda happened and now it belongs to tohru.   
Shyamiq Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i thought no one was ever going to reply to my comment.
i actually remembered all that right after i left that comment, but
thanks so much for replying to me anyway! :)
FearlessLullaby Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
//ships Yuki x Tohru to the end of her days
KyoTohruxX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Omg people always think that yuki Looooves tohru but he doesnt even when he first saw her. and tohru doesnt know its yuki who she "fell in love" with she was only lik 5 she didnt know what love really is.
Fandomfan64 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm SOO confused DX I know Kyo and Tohru are meant for each other
But sometimes I have urges (from the beggining these happened) that say yukiru >~~< I'm in the center but GAHH!
:( Oh well I SUPPORT BOTH PAIRRINGS!! (but I like yuki more :shrug: ) :thumbsup: XD heh..
DrawingDragons1221 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've never seen Fruits Basket converted from Anime!
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What! I want a Kyo hat! GIME GIME lol
ganks101 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
true dat :)
landra15 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. So realistic
Skankabelle-Suicide Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
This is wonderful! I would love to feature this in :iconclub-fruits-basket: :heart:
Forever4him Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
ooo i <3 tohru's eyes in this! so pretty >.< great job! ^.^
xShyaBearx Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I love it. Thats so cute.
Luffy-Kun Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Who does Yuki end up with?

I actually prefer this couple. I don't know why, I just always have.
oakstar123 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
No one blames you (or at least I dont O.o) for being a Yukiru fan.... Good I'm so glad that this spoiler was one on I've already passed :phew: *is trying to be better with spoilers* But this is really adorable <33 I think it's awesome how Takaya-sensei made it so that they were eachother's first loves, but they still end up being the person who they ended up with's first love (in other words, they were Kyo and Machi's first love. At least, that's what I think *only has 1-17 so far*) I can't be a Kyo or a Yuki hater (even if I was for Kyoru I would never hate Yun-yun XD) Oh look at me babble!! I'm sorry -again-

Again, this is super adorable ^^
little-jade-fox Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
YukixTohru FTW!!! :iconeeeeeplz:
CrAzY-gIrL-93 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Aw! This is so cute! I'm more of a KyoTohru shipper...but this is just so darn cute! ^_^
KohakuRose Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
This is beautiful! Yukiru forever!! :w00t:
ukonee45 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I like the pic ,but disagree with the pairing:no:It's supposed to be Tohru+Kyo:Dthe ending is really good though:happycry:
IWannaGoblinKing Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
I like Tohru/yuki the best. Or maybe both. :3
madmiko Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
The colors are so rich and beautiful. Nice work!
jigglypuffy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Actually, technically, the hat is Kyo's. Also, Tohru never knew who gave it to her... I think... And I don't think that Tohru ever liked Yuki... Maybe for a very short period of time, but it seemed like she liked Kyo when she ran after him. He, obviously, always liked her, so did Yuki, though I guess that ended... Anyway, I have this problem where I point out other people's problems, sorry. It is a good picture though.
YoukaiYume Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That may be true, but it's not Kyo that she thinks of when she thought of the red hat boy. It's Yuki. First love is just that. First love. Maybe it's not true love, but that doesn't make it any less wonderful.
jigglypuffy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Actually, when she thought of the red hat boy, she thought of neither. Yeah, but it's a good picture, I wish I could draw that good, so the other stuff doesn't matter.
Super-Pear Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
I think its cute even though I am a kyo/tohru shipper...

I think both pairs are cute =D
godawfuldeadgirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   Photographer
You are right but i do like the Tohru + Kyo pairing better... Sorry.
dogtree103 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
I soooooooo Wish they ended up together >_<
Arafaela Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
that's cute, and such a different style. (smexy though). I only got up to volume 10, we haven't gotten around to buying the rest :(
Spaceroses Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Student Traditional Artist problems shipping non-canon. I do =P

This piece is darling...I love Yuki's expression! And Tohru is really cute too! I love the coloring in her hair...and Yuki's hair is really nice too! Great job!
xsweet-blossomx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
i love yukixtohru and kyoxtohru and it kinda made me sad that they didnt end up together *sniff* *sniff* but oh well.
I love this picture!!
Rin-89 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
How I wish they had ended up together! Urgh!! They had so many cute moments, only to be separated.
SonicxSally Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
Praise the Yuki love! I think all three of them should have gotten married and everyone would've been happy in their own way. Especially Tohru ;D But if I had to pick one of them to be with her, I would've picked Yuki because they look so adorable together. But I guess for it to work so long term, I think the right decision was made by the author that she went with Kyou. But still., you know???

They look hot here <333
gilliancarson Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
i'm also a fan or these two
yes yes yes
very nicey done :]
Rainayra Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
I love what you've done here. Yes, I admit, when I first started the series, I couldn't decide who I wanted Tohru with more... I vascilated between Yuki and Kyo for awhile. I finally chose to reside in the KyoxTohru camp. I just /LOVE/ Kyo!
odhinns-scribe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008   Photographer
I love Kyo, but despite how things end with Faruba, I am still a Yuki/Tohru fan until the very end. >.> I still think things could have worked out for them in my fangirl of a mind. (which is why i'm stuck on fanfics from time to time. -.-) Anyways, all of your Faruba fanarts are great, but I just had to comment this one because it strikes my heart strings. (why'd they end up with different people whyyy!! T..T)
anime-gurl13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008   Writer
This is soo cute! :D Good work! I appaulde you! :D :)
Tigger-Tc Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
i wiah that tohru ended up with yuki

nice work!
Samitheinnocentangel Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutley adore your style in this piece. Completely unique and wonderful!

Yes, despite the undeniable evidence against it, I, too, will always pine for Yuki and Tohru to be together someday...sigh. Alas, only in my mind will it ever be.
ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ME TOO! I really want Yuki/Tohru to end up together. I really want them to be together.
fernymiko Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
i love it, I too will always be a Yukiru fan. :D
ElvesAteMyRamen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
I was all about Yuki and Tohru pairing up together but then after seeing Yuki with Machi...I became a Yuki/Machi fan. She understand him more then Tohru does and that's only what she's noticed by watching him. She reads his eyes and face and can see how sad he is while anyone else thinks Yuki is happy.

So yes, I LOOOOOVE this drawing! It's great to see good Yuki art out there and I hope you do more!
CantateDomino24 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I really don't think that Yuki really loves her like a mother. I just think that he is in denial.

Or maybe I am in denial....

But anyways, you did AWESOME job!! Who knew that I would be tearing over a fanpic? It looks so real, and heartbreaking...


Besides Kyo should go with Uo....
JenjenBelow Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007   Photographer
Oh, nope. I'm wrong. Btw. FAVE <3
JenjenBelow Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007   Photographer
Uhmm oo. Isn't that hat KYOS? I'm pretty sure it was Kyos. -REREADS BOOK Dx-
RavenSkaari Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
*cries for her Yuki/Tohru ship and detests what happened in the manga - especially the decline in visual production... in the end everyone looked like everyone else! I couldnt tell the difference between Hatori and Shigure, or Kyo and Kureno... or Hiro and Momiji!

it was terrible!

*dreams of Yuki and Tohru being together happily and breaking the curse by having a child together - she will have yuki's beautiful eyes and softly spoken manner, and tohru's pink complexion skin and hair and be slightly clumsy, with a loe of gardening...*
YoukaiYume Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree. I didn't like Natsuki takaya's change in style either. Everyone looked so pudgy and ten years old and it just lacked that edge she had in the beginning. Oh well.
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SakuraBlossom-sama Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
:love:yeah I was a huge fan of that couple too bad they didn't end up togetherTT_TT it was such a let down but kyo and tohru is good too:D~ nice work
AssassinedAngel Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
awwwww! Gorgeous! I love the concept!
LilacWoods Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not a Yuki/Tohru romance fan but this pic is just so pretty!
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