Returning to Fruits Basket ‘Meant So Much’


In an interview with ComingSoon, Laura Bailey spoke briefly about what it was like to return to Fruits Basket and the role of Tohru Honda.

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Bailey, who has become one of the most prominent voices in the dubbing industry, is the original English voice of Tohru — the main protagonist of the Fruits Basket manga and anime.

“I think it had been like 18 years since I had been Tohru. We were recording Fruits Basket at the same time that I was playing Polina [in Call of Duty: Vanguard], which is a hilarious back and forth, for sure,” Bailey said when asked about what it was like to return to Fruits Basket after nearly two decades.

“It felt great to go back to her,” Bailey continued. “I missed her so much. She’s one of my favorite roles that I’ve ever done. I feel like Tohru shaped me personally in how I approach life and the opportunity to go back to that story meant so much and to see the story through, because I had always known there was more story to be told and we didn’t get the opportunity to do that. It was great.”

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The prequel film Fruits Basket -Prelude- releases in theaters in the United States and Canada on June 25, 28, and 29, in both subbed and dubbed formats. You can currently grab tickets on Fandango.

“Before there was Tohru and Kyo – there was Katsuya and Kyoko,” reads the film’s synopsis. “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.”


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