Fruits Basket movie -Prelude- will feature a newly animated prequel about Tohru’s parents and new scenes written by creator Natsuki Takaya.
The Fruit basket -prélude- The film will feature the newly animated story of Tohru’s parents Kyoko and Katsuya Honda.
The content of the prequel, titled Kyoko and Katsuya’s story, had already been announced as a spinoff series last summer. This story, which was part of the original manga but was not included in the anime adaptation, will now apparently be incorporated into the compilation film. Fruit basket -prélude-. The new film will primarily consist of footage from the 2019 reboot series, but will also include all new scenes written by creator Natsuki Takaya. The new scenes will take place after the events of the series and will focus on Tohru and Kyo. The cast and crew of the animated series will reprise their roles for the film, which will be released in Japan simultaneously in both theaters and on Blu-ray on February 18. An international release for the film has yet to be announced. . The film’s official website also revealed a new poster, which features a young Kyoko and Katsuya.
Basket of fruits was originally published in 1998 and is now widely regarded as one of the most influential and fundamental works in the shojo genre. The series tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan schoolgirl who has managed to keep a good mood despite the multiple tragedies in her life. After discovering that she lives alone in a tent in the woods, she is offered accommodation in the house of Yuki Soma, a handsome and intelligent young man who is also the most popular boy in her school. From there, she meets the rest of the Soma family, including Shigure Soma, an evil author, and Kyo, a fiery-tempered martial artist, who shares an important connection to Tohru’s family and past. Tohru also learns of the curse of the Soma family: whenever a member of his family is kissed by a person of a different gender, or his body is reduced to a state of weakness and stress, he turns into l one of the animals associated with the Chinese zodiac.
Takaya’s manga was originally adapted into a 26-episode animated series in 2001 by Studio DEEN. This series featured many changes in the source material and only adapted part of its plot. A rebooted animated series, this time produced by studio TMS, began airing in 2019. The series was co-produced by Funimation and ran for three seasons. The reboot was intended to be a more faithful adaptation of Takaya’s manga than the 2001 anime.
Basket of fruits is available to stream on Funimation, Crunchyroll and Hulu. The manga is currently distributed in North America by Yen Press.
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Source: Official website of the fruit basket
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