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Is Fruits Basket -prelude- Worth Watching?

by Lynzee Loveridge, Jacki Jing, & James Beckett,

It's been a dry shojo season for way too long, so let's check out the new movie from the fan-favorite series Fruits Basket! Does this Kyoko and Katsuya origin story deliver the drama?

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Meet the Hosts!

As executive editor of Anime News Network, Lynzee Loveridge has the unique position of knowing what's tracking with the critics and with viewers in the anime fandom. She not only writes her own reviews every season but also reads everything from ANN's editorial staff! Outside of work, she's just a magical girl living in a Junji Ito world.

James Beckett is one of ANN's resident series reviewers and he's never shy to let the world know how he really feels. You can find his impressions of the latest shows in the Preview Guide and well as episode reviews for hit anime series.

Jacki Jing is ANN's lead video producer and resident punch 'em up fangirl. You can find her binge-watching the latest shonen Battle Royale series, kicking ass on Twitch, and hosting events from esports to voice actor interviews.

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00:00 - Introductions
01:30 - Breaking News! Ranking of Kings was submitted for consideration for a Primetime Emmy!
05:20 - Side convo: Krillin is husband material
09:13 - News! Chainsaw Man manga updates!
12:18 - News! New My Hero Academia promo video
19:56 - News! There's going to be a new Trigun anime!
24:30 - Side convo: Old anime music videos
34:05 - Fruits Basket -prelude- discussion!

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