Fruits Basket -prelude- Movie Exceeds 33 Million Yen in 2 Days

Moviegoers will receive a 20-page booklet with a 16-page epilogue manga from Feb 18 to March 4.

Mantan Web announced on Sunday, Feb 20, 2022, that the Fruits Basket -prelude- compilation film has grossed over 33 million yen (about US$287,000) in its first two days, selling more than 20,000 tickets.

The film features the Kyōko to Katsuya no Monogatari (Kyoko and Katsuya’s Story), which focuses on Tohru‘s parents Kyoko and Katsuya‘s backstory, and was not adapted for the 2019-2021 series.

The film also includes additional scenes of Tohru’s life with Kyo after the television anime’s plot that was written exclusively for the film by original manga artist Natsuki Takaya.

In addition, moviegoers will receive a 20-page booklet with a 16-page epilogue manga written by Takaya from Feb 18 to Mar 4.

The film opened in 25 theatres on Feb 18, 2022, where the prequel story Fruits Basket -prelude- was released alongside a series digest and the sequel storyline.

A Blu-ray of the stories was released on the same day it premiered in Japan.

Fruits Basket is a manga series written and illustrated by author Natsuki Takaya. It tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Soma, learns about their Zodiac curse and tries to help them break it.

The manga was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006.

The original manga was first adapted into a 26-episode anime television series in 2001, by Studio Deen and directed by Akitaro Daichi. A second anime television series adaptation, produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Yoshihide Ibata, premiered from April 2019, with its first season airing from April to September 2019, its second season airing from April to September 2020, and its third and final season airing from April to June 2021.

The final season of Fruits Basket anime premiered in the Spring 2021 slot. It had a total of 13 episodes. The final season even managed to surpass Attack On Titan in rankings during its run.

Source: Mantan Web