A new manga chapter by creator Natsuki Takaya will be included in the Blu-ray release of the Fruits Basket Prelude compilation anime.
Kodoani.com – A new manga chapter will be included in the Blu-ray release of Fruits Basket – Prelude.
The official Fruits Basket website has announced that a new 8-page manga, which will be written and drawn by series creator Natsuki Takaya, will be included in the anime’s BD release. The Blu-ray will ship in Japan on June 24. The website has also released a preview page for the manga, as well as new work by Kyoko and Katsuya, the parents of protagonist Tohru Honda. Aside from the accompanying manga, it is unknown whether the new Blu-ray disc will differ from previous BD releases of the anime, which went on sale on the same day that Prelude was released in Japanese cinemas, February 18.
Fruits Basket – Prelude is an anime retelling of the 2019 anime series, produced by studio TMS (Lupin the Third, Akira) and running for three seasons. Although the anime mainly consists of scenes from the old series, it has some new scenes that are of interest to Fruits Basket fans: the anime features the first animated adaptation of the prequel story showing the father for the first time. Tohru’s mother meets and falls in love, and it also includes a new ending scene showing how Tohru and Kyo are doing after the events of the main anime series. The new ending scene is based on a new manga chapter also created by Takaya, which was released for free to Japanese fans who watched the movie in theaters.
Takaya created Fruits Basket in 1998. The series remains one of the best-selling shoujo manga of all time. It is considered one of the most influential series in the genre, along with other 90s classics such as Yoko Kamio’s Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers) and Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon. The manga was first adapted into an anime by Studio Deen (Gravitation, KonoSuba) in 2001. Although extremely popular at the time of its release, the original series was criticized by many, including Takaya himself. cited for being significantly different from the original material and ultimately ending before it could give a satisfying ending to the story. The 2019 adaptation of TMS was created with the specific goal of being a more faithful adaptation of Takaya’s original work and is currently considered the best.