With the second season of Fruits Basket premiere date of April 6th, 2020, announced earlier this week, Funimation is getting a jump on everyone with the announcement that they will be doing an advanced theatrical screening of the first three episodes at the end of the month in theaters all across the United States!
According to the official Funimation Films website, the screening will take place on two nights. On March 30th, they will screen the episodes in dub format and then on March 31st, the episodes will be screened in their original Japanese. Tickets and theater listings are already available via the site, so be sure to move fast so you can nab your tickets before they sell out!
Originally a manga series that ran from 1998 to 2006 in Hana to Yume magazine, the series was adapted into a 26 episode anime in 2001 which only partially followed the source material and led to the author disliking the adaptation. In November 2018, a brand new anime adaptation was announced which would feature an entirely new cast and crew and would follow the story in the source material much more faithfully. The new adaptation began airing in the spring 2019 season and has become a much-beloved title praised by many fans throughout its run for its emotional twists and turns.
Both Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed the new series as it aired, with Crunchyroll describing the story of Fruits Basket as:
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!