Crunchyroll brings Fruits Basket -Prelude- to Theaters, This Summer


Crunchyroll is bringing another film to theaters, but this time you only have to wait until this summer. Fruits Basket -Prelude- is set to debut in select theaters in the United States and Canada in a special event airing the movie in both subtitle and dub formats on June 25th, 28th, and the 29th. As for the United Kingdom, it will only be viewing the dubbed version, and it will be on July 20th.

Based on the original Fruits Basket manga written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya.  Fruits Basket -prelude- is directed by Yoshihide Ibata (2019 Fruits Basket series director), screenplay by Taku Kishimoto (2019 Fruits Basket series composition), and character design by Masaru Shindo (2019 Fruits Basket series character design), with animation production by TMS Entertainment and 8PAN. The movie’s theme song “Niji to Kite” (Rainbow and Kite) is performed by Ohashi Trio. This is the official conclusion between Tohru and Honda’s story.


  • Kyoko Honda – Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese voice) and Lydia Mackay (English voice)
  • Katsuya Honda – Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese voice) and J. Michael Tatum (English voice)
  • Tohru Honda – Manaka Iwami (Japanese voice) and Laura Bailey (English voice)
  • Kyo Soma – Yūma Uchida (Japanese voice) and Jerry Jewell (English voice)

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Fruits Basket -Prelude- Key Visual
Image Credit: Crunchyroll

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.

Subtitled Trailer
English Dubbed Trailer

Source: Crunchyroll

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