Fruits Basket prelude USA, UK, Canada release date, movie English dub confirmed by Crunchyroll

Fruits Basket-prelude
Fruits Basket-prelude is the end of the Fruits Basket story and the beginning. Pic credit: Natsuki Takaya.Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Project

The Fruits Basket -prelude- movie is what fans have been waiting for! Crunchyroll is distributing the film, and they have confirmed that the Fruits Basket -prelude- release date in the USA and Canada will be limited select movie theaters on June 25, 28, and 29, 2022.

Tickets will go on sale on June 3,2022 and the movie will be in Japanese audio and a Fruits Basket prelude English dub! The dubbed version will also debut in the United Kingdom on July 20, 2022, with tickets available on June 24, 2022.

Yoshihide Ibata is directing, and TMS Entertainment and 8PAN handle the studio animation. This is excellent news as they worked on the Fruits Basket 2019 anime adaptation.

Fruits Basket-prelude
A key visual for the Fruits Basket-prelude movie. Pic credit: Natsuki Takaya.Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Project

What is Fruits Basket-prelude about?

As the name suggests, prelude is another way to say “beginning,” and fans won’t want to miss this one! As we get to see how Tohru’s parents fall in love.

Kyoko’s past was a storm until Katsuya breathed new life and hope into her. We’ll get to see a baby Tohru and see more of Kyoko and a small Kyo.

Sadly, this film will act as the end of the Fruits Basket 2019 anime. But fans can still enjoy more Fruits Basket in manga form.

Fruits Basket Another is a manga series created by Natsuki Takaya to promote the collector’s edition release of the main series. Takaya that the main characters wouldn’t appear, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see some familiar faces.

Fruits Basket: Three Musketeers Arc is a three-chapter series that ran from April 20, to July 5, 2019. It was so popular that a second season ran from April 20, 2020, to August 5, 2020.

Which Fruits Basket anime should you watch?

Fruits Basket-prelude belongs to the 2019 anime, but you can watch it with either anime since it’s a prequel. However, the 2001 version only has 26 episodes, whereas the 2019 version has 63.

Both follow the beginning of the manga reasonably well, but 2001 ends right after Kyo transformed into his monster cat form. It ends on a positive note that could have turned into a second season.

Still, director Daichi and Takaya had many disagreements, such as cast, coloring details, and Daichi’s storytelling style led Takaya to dislike the 2001 series.

The 2001 version also portrayed certain characters differently than the manga. In addition, Ritsuko Okazaki performed the opening and ending songs in Japanese.

But in the dub, Meredith McCoy performed the opening, Laura Bailey performed the first ending, and Daphne Gere performed the second. All three songs were rewritten for the English voice actors.

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