Fruits Basket Spinoff Reveals Release Date + Visual

On the official Twitter account of the anime adaptation of “Fruits Basket” it was announced that the film announced a few months ago is titled “Fruits Basket: prelude” and, according to current plans, will open in Japanese theaters on February 18, 2022.

Fruits Basket Film tells Prequel and Sequel

The film, like the new anime adaptation of “Fruits Basket,” will be directed by Yoshihide Ibata and produced by studio TMS Entertainment (Seirei Gensouki). Taku Kishimoto is again penning the screenplay, while Yuu Shindo is again contributing the character design and Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.

The main roles again feature Manaka Iwami as Tooru Honda, Miyuki Sawashiro as Kyouko Honda, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Yuki Souma and Yuma Uchida as Kyo Souma. In addition, Yoshimasa Hosoya (Kojou Akatsuki in “Strike The Blood”) voices the character Katsuya Honda.

The big screen spin-off tells the prequel to “Fruits Basket,” focusing on Tohru’s parents Kyouko and Katsuya, and also recaps some events from the series that aired between 2019 and 2021. In addition, it features all-new scenes written specifically for the film by mangaka Natsuki Takaya and set after the end of the anime.

The 63-episode anime adaptation of “Fruits Basket” is available on demand on the streaming service Crunchyroll.

Fruits Basket Visual

Fruits Basket Visual

Fruits Basket Plot

Tohru Honda thought her life was heading for misfortune when a family tragedy made her live in a tent. After her little house is discovered by the mysterious Soma family, she suddenly lives with Yuki, Kyo and Shigure Soma.

But she quickly learns that her family has its own bizarre secret: when they are embraced by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the zodiac!

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