Image via the official Fruits Basket Twitter
As the Fruits Basket -prelude- theatrical anime heads into its second full week in theaters in Japan and is set to expand to more cinemas on March 4, the latest box office results for the outing were released today alongside the news that a new gift for theatergoers will be given out in the third week of showings which features a replica of a key animation frame of Kyo and Tohru hugging from the Fruits Basket TV anime.
As of February 27, Fruits Basket -prelude- has made over 95 million yen (US$826,900) at the Japanese box office on the back of over 55,000 tickets sold. The release is still only showing in 25 theaters across Japan but will be expanding to more on March 4.
The new theatrical gift for moviegoers (which can be seen below) starts in those 25 theaters on March 4, and then in the other theaters from their third week while they go through the first two gifts.
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 was 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.