Title:Fruits Basket: Prelude
Also Called:フルーツバスケット -prelude-
Released on year:2022
In the realm of cherished memories, Kyouko Honda's radiant spirit continues to illuminate the lives of those she left behind, offering solace amidst life's darkest trials. However, it is important to acknowledge that Kyouko's journey towards becoming the inspiring figure she is remembered as today was not always filled with wisdom and positivity. Haunted by a sense of abandonment from her own kin and society's ruthless rejection, young Kyouko recklessly turned her back on stability, jeopardizing her education and future prospects. Yet, destiny intervened, as she crossed paths with Katsuya, her future husband and a newly appointed intern teacher at her school. With an astonishing poise unperturbed by Kyouko's turbulent outbursts, Katsuya gradually won her over, employing his gentle nature and undivided attention in a way she had never experienced before. As their relationship deepened, Kyouko unveiled the depths of her tormented soul, and in doing so, unlocked doors to unexplored horizons.
Fruits Basket: Prelude takes us on an enchanting journey with its noteworthy prequel, "Kyouko to Katsuya no Monogatari". Unveiling a captivating storyline from the 16th volume of the manga, this film delves into unexplored territory not covered in the beloved television series. But that's not all! Brace yourself for an exquisite blend of nostalgia and fresh content as the movie offers a delightful compilation of the three-season anime, with the added bonus of brand new scenes penned by the talented author herself, set after the conclusion of the original story. Exciting news for Fruits Basket enthusiasts! On December 17, 2021, exclusive Mubichike cards, adorned with stunning illustrations by the renowned Natsuki Takaya, were released. To further elevate the fan experience, a limited-edition Blu-ray version was made available solely at theaters showing the film. And guess what? Lucky attendees were treated to special gifts on a first-come, first-served basis, including a captivating 16-page manga unveiling the backdrop for the new scenes, along with tantalizing excerpts from the movie. As if that wasn't enough, another version of the Blu-ray was launched on June 24, 2022, accompanied by a delightful eight-page manga booklet as a bonus treat. But wait, there's more! Fruits Basket: Prelude proved to be an instant success, amassing a staggering 33 million yen within its first two days of release. Such overwhelming response prompted supplementary theaters to arrange extra screenings, catering to the overwhelming demand from eager viewers. Get ready to immerse yourself in the magical world of Fruits Basket once again. Brace your heart for an extraordinary prequel adventure, complemented by captivating new tales and coveted collectibles that will undoubtedly leave you enchanted.