Image via the official Fruits Basket Twitter
The Fruits Basket -prelude- theatrical anime had a great start to its run after it only opened in theaters in Japan on February 18, with the special episodes confirming that they’ll be continuing their run in the 25 theaters it’s currently being shown in as well as expanding to other theaters on March 4.
In Fruits Basket -prelude-’s first four days in theaters, up to February 21, the theatrical outing has brought in over 55 million yen (US$478,500) on the back of more than 32,000 tickets sold. To celebrate the release, new Yuki and Kyo illustrations will be handed out to filmgoers, with distribution starting on February 25 for currently running theaters and then on March 11 for those theaters that will be starting to show Fruits Basket -prelude- on March 4.
Previously released trailer:
The prequel story, Fruits Basket -prelude-, was released alongside a digest of the series as well as the sequel story on February 18, 2022. A Blu-ray of the stories will be released on the same day in theater shops in Japan. The entire three seasons of Fruits Basket are streaming right now on Crunchyroll, which describes the series as such:
Tohru Honda thought her life was headed for misfortune when a family tragedy left her living in a tent. When her small home is discovered by the mysterious Soma clan, she suddenly finds herself living with Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Soma. But she quickly learns their family has a bizarre secret of their own: when hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Zodiac!
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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.