Fruits Basket: Prelude

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Synonyms: Kyouko to Katsuya no Monogatari, The Story of Kyoko and Katsuya
Japanese: フルーツバスケット -prelude-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 18, 2022
Licensors: Crunchyroll
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 1 hr. 28 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.411 (scored by 3664036,640 users)
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Ranked: #1762
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Popularity: #1998
Members: 104,146
Favorites: 807

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Despite Kyouko Honda's tragic death, her vivid memory lives on, providing guidance through times of hardship to her close ones. However, Kyouko was not always the wise and radiant person that she is fondly remembered as in the present day.

Feeling deserted by her own family and rejected by society, a young Kyouko abandons stability for a life of delinquency, jeopardizing her education and future. Fortunately, her descent into despair is interrupted by a fateful encounter with her husband-to-be Katsuya, who has recently started his teaching internship at her school.

With a composure surprisingly unaffected by Kyouko's tantrums, Katsuya quickly wins her over through his gentleness and attention toward her—sincere gestures that she has never received before. As the two grow closer together, Kyouko opens her tormented heart to him and, along with it, a door to new horizons.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Fruits Basket: Prelude centers on the Kyouko to Katsuya no Monogatari prequel, which covers part of the manga's 16th volume not shown in the television series. The movie also features a short compilation of the three-season anime and new scenes written by the author set after the original story.

Mubichike cards with illustrations by Natsuki Takaya were made available on December 17, 2021. A Blu-ray version was commercialized exclusively at theaters screening the film, and limited edition items were distributed to the audience on a first-come, first-served basis. The gifts consisted of an original 16-page manga that established the setting for the new scenes as well as excerpts from the movie. Another Blu-ray was released on June 24, 2022, including a bonus eight-page manga booklet.

Only in the first two days after its premiere, Fruits Basket: Prelude grossed a total of 33 million yen. Moreover, supplementary theaters held additional screenings to accommodate the greater turnout of viewers.

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Takemura, Ippei
Herek, Samantha
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Ending Theme

"Niji to Kaito (虹とカイト)" by Trio Oohashi (大橋トリオ)


Aug 21, 2022
Saw this film in the cinema a few days ago. Seeing as there's no reviews yet, I would like to leave a quick review.

The first half of the film is a recap of major Tohru and Kyo moments throughout the 3 seasons of the anime. While I love these moments, I didn't feel as much emotions due to the rapid fire recap format. Overall, it was okay and I can understand why they felt the need to add it since without it the film would definitely be less than an hour long.

The second half of the film is where the real film starts. Tohru's parents' ...
Jul 7, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I have to deduct several points on behalf of whomever shoved 33 minutes of footage from the 3 seasons into a poorly edited and haphazard mess. I feel sorry for everyone who's been baited into buying a movie ticket for this, when in reality it's a decent OVA with a bunch of rehashed footage in the front to make the runtime movie length.

Given this is titled "Prelude" I find it very dangerous for people who decided to start this story here. There's massive spoilers to the main story without warning in the recap, and it entirely expects you to know so much context before seeing ...
May 17, 2022
Considering the excessive amount of love Furuba as a franchise has been receiving, it would almost make me think most people haven’t watched an actual great piece of fiction and especially not one that handles abuse. Which would be a wrong assumption to make, considering HxH and Sangatsu are also in the Top 100 which make a way better case for themselves. To forefront, my feelings towards the franchise have developed negatively. I think it doesn’t present abuse in any nuanced ways, and even goes out of its way to forgive abuse without an attempt of amends from the abuser’s side. Not just only that, ...

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