Machi Kuragi Is a Better Match for Yuki Sohma Than Tohru Honda Fruits Basket

Machi Kuragi Is a Better Match for Yuki Sohma Than Tohru Honda Fruits

By Hinata Hyuga on Feb 13, 2022

All of the series' love triangles are resolved in Fruits Basket: The Finale. Machi rescues the survivors of the sinking Tohru-Yuki ship.

Machi Kuragi Is a Better Match for Yuki Sohma Than Tohru Honda Fruits Basket

Fans can reminisce about their favorite Fruits Basket moments now that the show has come to an end. Beyond the much-needed happy ending for Tohru Honda and Kyo Sohma, the coming together of Yuki Sohma and Machi Kuragi was a fan-favorite moment. As much as people argue over whether Kyo or Yuki is a better match for Tohru, one important question typically goes unasked.

Even though Tohru and Yuki had a favorable impact on each other, Yuki was fundamentally affected by Machi's arrival. The pairing of Yuki and Machi in Fruits Basket was a surprising but well-thought-out decision, given the show's focus on romance.

Machi Kuragi Is a Better Match for Yuki Sohma Than Tohru Honda Fruits Basket

Machi and Yuki seem to get along better. In spite of Tohru's similarities to Yuki, Yuki and Machi share many common threads. Tohru, on the other hand, has no idea what it's like for Yuki to have such a difficult connection with his mother. As a result of her own personal experience with family strife, Machi can identify and empathize with the situation. Machi may be one of the first individuals to discover Yuki's underlying loneliness as a result of this. In contrast to the other students, she never referred to him as a "prince" or made any special distinctions for him.

Because he didn't think he could maintain friendships the way others could, Yuki had previously avoided making acquaintances at school. Machi, on the other hand, was one of the first persons he actively sought friendship with. When Machi befriended Yuki, it was a sign of exactly how far he was ready to go in order to form a connection with the girl. It was a conscious effort.

Machi Kuragi Is a Better Match for Yuki Sohma Than Tohru Honda Fruits Basket

Yuki and Tohru had a strong romantic bond, and in Chapter 59 of the manga, Yuki even admits to loving her—even if it was only in his imagination. It took Yuki some time to come to terms with the fact that his affection for Tohru was not just romantic in nature. While reliving his darkest moments as a youngster, Yuki finds that Tohru treats him and accepts his uniqueness in the same way as his mother did.

The boundary between romance and friendship is blurred in this instance. Season 3 finds him actively courting Machi, even though he claims to love Tohru like family. Because he would have been interpreting their dynamic incorrectly if Yuki had chosen to pursue a romance with Tohru instead, he could have ended up dissatisfied with their relationship. Tohru accepted and comforted Yuki on a daily basis while Machi challenged Yuki to be a better friend. Because Machi is a better romantic match for Yuki in the end, the two of them are united.

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