Tohru Honda, 16 year old, whose mom and dad died, gets invited to live in the house of Sohma family, after they found out she was living in a tent in the woods. The Sohma family is cursed. If they are hugged by the opposite gender, they transform into one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac or a cat who is left out.
Tohru comes face to face with Kyo in his true, monstrous form. Now she must do what no one else has ever done before, not even Kyo's own mother - she must accept him for what he really is. Unless Tohru can find the strength within to overcome her fears, her life among the Sohmas may come crashing to an end.