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Fruits Basket -prelude- in select US & Canada movie theaters

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Fruits Basket -prelude- © NATSUKI TAKAYA.HAKUSENSHA/FRUITS BASKET PROJECT
© NATSUKI TAKAYA.HAKUSENSHA/FRUITS BASKET PROJECT

Crunchyroll will release prequel film, Fruits Basket -prelude-, in select US and Canada movie theaters for a limited engagement this June.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 3 in the United States and Canada for Fruits Basket -prelude- on June 25, June 28, and June 29. You can go to Fandango to check out local theater availability in your area for the special screening event. Showtimes are generally all at 7:00 pm.

In the US and Canada, Fruits Basket -prelude- will be available with an English Dub and subtitled. While the film’s United Kingdom debut on July 20 will be available dubbed only. UK screening tickets will go on sale on June 24.

Official -prelude- Synopsis:

Fruits Basket -prelude- © NATSUKI TAKAYA.HAKUSENSHA/FRUITS BASKET PROJECT

© NATSUKI TAKAYA.HAKUSENSHA/FRUITS BASKET PROJECT

“Before there was Tohru and Kyo – there was Katsuya and Kyoko. Discover the turbulent beginning of Tohru’s mom’s dark past, and the man who breathed new hope into her.
 
Watch the evolution of their love story and the birth of the Honda family, as this chapter completes the full adaptation of the heartwarming Fruits Basket story.”

Fruits Basket -prelude- Voice Cast includes:

Kyoko Honda – Lydia Mackay (English voice)

Kyoko Honda – Lydia Mackay (English voice)

Kyoko Honda – Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese voice) and Lydia Mackay (English voice)

J. Michael Tatum (English voice)

J. Michael Tatum (English voice)

Katsuya Honda – Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese voice) and J. Michael Tatum (English voice)

Laura Bailey (English voice)

Laura Bailey (English voice)

Tohru Honda – Manaka Iwami (Japanese voice) and Laura Bailey (English voice)

Jerry Jewell (English voice)

Jerry Jewell (English voice)

Kyo Sohma – Yūma Uchida (Japanese voice) and Jerry Jewell (English voice)

Official -prelude- Dubbed Trailer



About the -prelude- prequel film:

Fruits Basket -prelude- film poster © NATSUKI TAKAYA.HAKUSENSHA/FRUITS BASKET PROJECT

© NATSUKI TAKAYA.HAKUSENSHA/FRUITS BASKET PROJECT

“Fruits Basket -prelude- includes a screenplay by Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!; 91 Days; Erased), character design by Masaru Shindō (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU), art direction by Tamako Kamiyama, and music composed by Masaru Yokoyama (Horimiya; Your Lie in April).
 
The movie’s theme song, “Niji to Kite” (“Rainbow and Kite”), was performed by Ohashi Trio. Total running time is 88 minutes.
 
Debuting for the first time outside of Japan, the prequel film to the award-winning 2019 anime series Fruits Basket is a standalone story that will take fans back before Tohru became involved with the Sohma family – who can turn into animals of the Zodiac when hugged by the opposite sex – diving into the life of her parents, Kyoto and Katsuya Honda, before they tragically died.
 
Based on the award-winning shoujo manga Fruits Basket, written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya (Phantom Dream; Twinkle Stars; Fruits Basket Another) and published by Hakusensha from 1998 to 2006, Fruits Basket -prelude- is directed by Yoshihide Ibata (Attack on Titan: Junior High).
 
Studio animation is provided by TMS Entertainment and 8PAN, who together are known for producing 2019’s Fruits Basket, Dr. STONE, Bakuon!!, and more.”

The 2019 anime series, Fruits Basket, is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll.

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