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: 8.461 (scored by 2625626,256 users)
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Ranked: #1412
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Popularity: #2096
Members: 85,742
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Preliminary Spoiler
Mar 20, 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' ...
Apr 6, 2022
Ah, Fruits Basket.. the revival of the Shoujo demographics and a series filled with happiness, tragedy, and a fulfillment of one's desire, and being a fan of it since 2019, I've always looked forward to what the franchise will offer after the Final Season and this is one of them, the backstory of Kyoko and Katsuya. This backstory was initially supposed to be a part of the 2nd Season of Fruits Basket but skimming through the whole content in the manga was a whole separable medium that still gives a similar case and morality to the original so, understandably, they're doing ...
Apr 7, 2022
TLDR; 10/10 movie must watch after the series!

I really loved the movie, it was great as expected. This movie's first 25 minutes contained recap which was placed at really good place, it showed how Kyou and tooru slowly got together and also helped me because I watched the final almost almost 9 months ago and didn't remember that much.
The next part was about Kyouko and katsuya's story. Kyouko's story was saddening from the beginning, I really loved her character because she was so relatable. Kyouko was introduced as a hot-blooded person but that wasn't everything, when Katsuya was introduced he saw her ...
Mar 30, 2022
I never expected in my entire life to have an opportunity to get to Japan for the first time in my entire life. I considered myself, one of the luckiest people on the whole, to get a chance to see this film. And in the end, it was worth it. I'll just make a quick review of this film.

Fruits Basket ~prelude~ is a new film made by TMS Entertainment, from a new story of Natsuki Takaya, and covered some chapters that didn't include in the final season. The story covered the summary of the three seasons, the story arc of Kyouko and Katsuya, and the ...
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, ...
May 22, 2022
It was so much review (Like, over half an hour of review of scenes from the anime out of order), very little plot, and then the plot that was there didn't advance the series much at all, and made me dislike characters that were well written before. I wish that I didn't see it actually. I would have had higher praise for the series as a whole if I didn't watch this film. I felt more uncomfortable about the main relationship of the film than I did before. Overall, I think this series had a better ending when it ended with the main series. This ...
Jun 28, 2022
Fruits Basket: Prelude is something I can’t truly call a movie.

The runtime is just shy of 85 minutes long. The first 35 minutes is entirely made up of recap of the last arc of Kyo and Tohru’s relationship. There is nothing new being presented here, it is the same (brilliant) material we’ve all seen before, just presented in a far inferior way. A nice trip down memory lane, perhaps, but that’s the nicest thing I could say about it. It’s truly a waste of everyone’s time to have this in front of the “movie”. Hilariously, Fruits Basket: Prelude itself seems to ...
Jun 28, 2022
TBH. It sucked.
Personally, I don't like pedophilia, age gap too big, stop normalizing and romanticizing it. She was 14 going on 15, and he was 22. Could've been more comfortable with maybe an 18 year old and a 22 year old but still the teacher-student love groom trop was weird and I don't fuck with it.
After 30 minutes of recap, the movie was maybe 40 minutes long and the same boring trope you see in like every romance. They rapid fired all of the scenes, could have added more intricacy and development into the plot. Very surface level character trope, with Kyoko being ...
Jun 1, 2022
The prequel movie about the Honda couple was emotional, romantic and leaves a lasting impression along with the flashback scenes of Tohru and Kyoko.

The story of Katsuya and Ryoko was heartfelt, and quite romantic. The animation was solid and on par with the prior season’s quality.

Fruits Basket – Prelude – did get me to tear up twice. It hit all the emotional notes as the original, and Kyoko’s story in retrospect to nearly all other characters is truly one where you can’t help but root for her. It also made me reflect on my own ways of expressing grief, and when a film ...
Jun 12, 2022
This movie is exactly what i wanted from this series. Yes the first half an hour was a recap but the recap made me cry 10x harder. If felt so full circle after watching this. I didn't even think we'd get anymore after the series so this was so amazing to watch. Especially since i didn't think I would care too much about Katsuya and Kyoko's relationship. The only "bad" thing about this is Katsuya is so much older than her. And i mean like 8 year difference and she was 14. But in no way did this ever come off creepy to me. I ...
Jun 25, 2022
A great and emotional movie. The story of Tohru's parents was amazing. The plot and everything about.

Perfect themes romance and drama portrayed all throughout the movie. The entertainment was absolutely unreal.

Overall, amazing animation and art. Very good OST and characters were entertaining and amazing.

Really love Kyo x Tohru and Katsuya x Kyoko.

There is literally nothing to dislike about the movie.

Jun 22, 2022
TLDR: This movie does everything it needs to do as an add-on to the main story of Fruits Basket. The focus is the relationship between Katsuya and Kyoko, a relationship which is extremely well done, as high quality as anything seen in seasons 1-3. The recap that comes before serves to add extra weight to the events and themes in Prelude by making sure the audience is up to date about the content of the main story. Though it pales in comparison to seeing the new content, and it feels disingenuous to call this a movie when 30 minutes is spent solely on recaps.

Long ...
May 12, 2022
The first part was more of a recap from Kyo's point of view, but still a recap. It didn't show anything new. I'm not even sure why they added it. Might be for those who watch it without ever having seen the series, but I wouldn't recommend doing that.

The second part I enjoyed tho, it was fun to learn more about Tohru's mom and seeing her meet her mysterious dad who we never saw during the whole series.
I liked the story even though it was sad as well. After this movie you understand a lot more about Tohru's family.

Aside from the recap this was a ...
Jun 20, 2022
Here's a short review of Fruit Basket Prelude:-

This story is about Tooru's parents and how they meet and get married
If you loved the anime you have already made an attachment with it No doubt you will love it
The first 30 minutes are recap of the last season which revives the emotions and then the real story starts. Just like the anime, it's filled with emotions and love.

This tells how Tooru's mother's story in her younger days, how she a delinquent who didn't care about anything and turned into a loving mother and loving wife.
Mar 3, 2023
This movie is so beautiful, heartbreaking and wholesome. I cried so many times, but the movie also made me smile like an idiot.
The art style is top tier and the storyline is good. Also the soundtrack is really fantastic. Masterpiece <3

I watched the og season 1 in like 2012 and it felt like an eternity waiting to see the parents together,
so i can't even imagine how it felt for people to wait since 2001.

This whole anime itself is one of the best ones out there in my opinion.

If you are a fan of romance animes you will love this one.

MAL says to ...
Apr 11, 2022
is there any realm that katsuya and hatori are brothers or father and son? 😂 hahaha they really look alike. imagine if katsuya still alive and meet hatori at kyo-tohru's wedding that would be hilarious.
it's a very good decision they made kyoko-katsuya's story into a movie, so they got enough screentime about their story and we can see it fully about how beautiful their love is . wufff
p.s; need papa katsuya in my life asap. ehe.
but kyo still my real love EHEEEE

im waiting for fruit basket another in anime. onegaishimasu >.<

p.s2; MAL keeps asking me to write more but i said enough kyaaaa
Jun 25, 2022
Most of the film was a recap of what had already happened during the 3rd season. We assumed the other half with the information given during the entire Fruits Basket series. Nothing new was really said, except we got visuals for it. Baby Tohru was the cutest though. I will say I'm a little disappointed. We did get more insight on Kyoko's relationship with her parents, same with Tohru's dad. There were some uncomfortable scenes due to the large age gap, it was basically grooming. I mean Kyoko (Tohru's mom) was in junior high when she met Katsuya, while he was an adult. I think ...
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 ...
Jun 28, 2022
I'm a huge fan of the anime and manga, so I am very disappointed to say this movie was nothing more than a cash grab. I was expecting a fair amount of new material, but was surprised to see that the first third of the movie was just a recap of the show. They chose to showcase only the most emotional moments of the show out of context and one after the other, only serving to cheapen some of my favorite scenes. The recap was then followed by Kyoko's backstory. Aside from the obviously questionable content, it was poorly animated and riddled with distracting CGI. ...
Aug 23, 2022
I've been hesitating to watch the movie not because I wasn't excited but because I just wanted to feel that I still have more content related to this anime and to be watched.

I just finished watching it and I am here not to tell u about the story nor about the characters but only about how this anime makes me feel that life deserves to be lived in, deserve to fight for, and deserve to know such real humans to spend your life with. No one can live alone cuz we all need someone beside us, giving us Care and love, hugging us when ...