Fruits Basket -Prelude- to receive a Cinematic Release in UK this July

Crunchyroll have announced that they will release the feature-length-film Fruits Basket -Prelude-, a prequel to the events of Fruits Basket, in selected cinemas across the UK (as well as United States and Canada) this Summer.

While this is exciting news for UK fans the anime streaming giant (and distributor) have only announced plans for limited dubbed screenings in the UK, with the date set as 20th July 2022. Interestingly the North American release will be available nearly a month earlier on 25th June 2022, and be presented in both subtitled and dubbed formats. It’s not known why the UK is only receiving the dubbed version of the film in cinemas (most likely due to rating and cinema costs), but it certainly is disappointing news for those who enjoy watching anime in its original presentation.

About: 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. 

Subtitled Trailer:

Dubbed Trailer:

Further details, such as ticket availability and screening locations, will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Fruits Basket -Prelude- will be available in dubbed format in selected cinemas across the UK on 20th July 2022.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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