Fruits Basket: Prelude is officially heading to theaters this summer!


If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch Fruits Basket: Prelude just yet, you’re in luck because Crunchyroll will release the acclaimed film in theaters this summer!

Whether you’re privy to all the events that happened before the anime’s first season or whether you’re dying to know more about just who the parents of Tohru Honda are, this is a title you’re not going to want to miss a single second of.

Read on to learn everything there is to know about the upcoming release of Fruits Basket: Prelude.

Fruits Basket: Prelude theatrical release date

Fruits Basket: Prelude will be released in select United States and Canadian theaters on June 25, 28, and 29. Fans can purchase tickets for these dates beginning Friday, June 3.

In addition to these dates, the English dubbing of the film will be available to watch in the United Kingdom starting on Wednesday, July 20. Tickets for this particular date and region will be available on Friday, June 24.

Fruits Basket: Prelude synopsis

Fruits Basket: Prelude journeys the life of Kyoko Honda and how she came to meet the love of her life, Katsuya. Although Kyoko had a difficult upbringing—constantly butting heads with her gang and her family—she learns that life, no matter how brief, is full of many precious people and things that she holds dear.

Check out the official synopsis via Crunchyroll below:

"Before there was Tohru and Kyo – there was Katsuya and Kyoko. Discover the turbulent beginning of Tohru’s mom’s dark past, and the man who breathed new hope into her. Watch the evolution of their love story and the birth of the Honda family, as this chapter completes the full adaptation of the heartwarming Fruits Basket story."

Fruits Basket: Prelude cast

You can bet the voice cast of this film includes all of your favorite actors and actresses from the beloved anime series!

The Japanese subbing and English dubbing cast of Fruits Basket: Prelude features:

  • Manaka Iwami and Laura Bailey as Tohru Honda
  • Miyuki Sawashiro and Lydia Mackay as Kyoko Honda
  • Yuma Uchida and Jerry Jewell as Kyo Soma
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya and J. Michael Tatum as Katsuya Honda

Fruits Basket: Prelude trailer

Get your tissues ready because this trailer is definitely going to pull at your heartstrings. Or, perhaps you’ll find yourself smiling ear-to-ear knowing you’ll get to see a few familiar faces once again.

See where you land as you watch the official trailer of Fruits Basket: Prelude below.

It’s a film that will show you the pain that comes with loss and grief but will also show some of the greatest joys that are birthed in life’s hardest moments. Without a doubt, this is a must-watch for anime lovers.

Don’t forget to catch the premiere of Fruits Basket: Prelude in a theater near you this summer.

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