Fruits Basket -Prelude- Trailer Shows First Glimpse at Tohru and Kyo’s New Scenes

A new Fruits Basket -Prelude- trailer has been released.


Like the previous trailer for the compilation movie, the new preview begins with a look at the film's new prequel content, which tells the story of Kyoko and Katsuya, the parents of the series protagonist Tohru Honda. The new movie will provide the first animated adaptation of the two characters' backstories, which were featured in the manga but had to be cut out of the most recent anime adaptation of the series. The trailer is set to the film's new theme song, "Niji to Kaito" (literally translated as "Rainbow and Kite"), performed by the band Ohashi Trio. In addition to the prequel story, the movie will also include new scenes set after the events of the 2019 anime, which will concentrate on Tohru and Kyo's on-going relationship. The trailer ends with the couple holding hands as they happily head home together.

While the movie will feature numerous new scenes set before and after the events of the anime series, it will mostly be a compilation film that retells the events of the show. The cast and crew from the anime will all reprise their roles for the movie. The movie is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters on Feb. 18, and will also be given a simultaneous home video release on DVD and Blu-ray in the region on the same day. An international release for the movie has yet to be announced.

Fruits Basket premiered in 1998 with a hit manga created by writer and artist Natsuki Takaya. The series tells the story of Tohru Honda, a recently orphaned but nonetheless optimistic and friendly girl who gets taken in by the mysterious Sohma family, which includes the kind and handsome Yuki and the brash Kyo. She soon discovers the Sohma family's bizarre secret: when they feel weak or are embraced by a member of a different gender, they transform into one of the animals from the Chinese Zodiac.

Takaya's manga was first adapted into a 26-episode anime series in 2001 by Studio DEEN. This original animes featured numerous changes to the story and while it has its fair share of fans who grew up with this version of the story, Takaya has publicly stated her disappointment with this adaptation. A rebooted anime series, this time handled by animation studio TMS, began airing in 2019. While this version still featured some cuts and changes from Takaya's original manga, the reboot aimed to be a more faithful adaptation of the source material than the 2001 anime, and was generally well-received by both critics and viewers alike. The series is now available for streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu.

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