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 2662726,627 users)
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Ranked: #1422
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Popularity: #2092
Members: 86,277
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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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Ibata, Yoshihide
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kishimoto, Taku
Takaya, Natsuki
Original Creator


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Ending Theme

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

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 ...

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Poll: Fruits Basket: Prelude Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
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Coming to Crunchyroll on October 6th
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[MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD] As much as I adore and respect Fruba's author, the way she handled the Kyoko & Katsuya relationship made me very disappointed for a reason that is important to bring up ( 1 2 )
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