The official website for Fruits Basket revealed on Friday that the anime’s final season, titled Fruits Basket the Final, will premiere on April 5, 2021. The website for the anime also revealed a new visual, which is below.
The first season of the new Fruits Basket premiered in Japan in April 2019 and ran for 25 episodes.
Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the first season of Fruits Basket as it aired in Japan. The anime’s second season premiered in Japan in April 2020 and ran for 25 episodes as well.
Funimation streamed an English dub of the show, after stopping the simuldub production in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Crunchyroll also streamed the series as it aired.
Both the 2019 and 2020 anime series are adaptations of Natsuki Takaya‘s Fruits Basket manga. The adaptation has an entirely new Japanese cast and staff from the previous version, as per Takaya’s request.
Yoshihide Ibata, who worked on FLCL Progressive, returned to direct the new season at TMS Entertainment. Taku Kishimoto, who worked on anime like Silver Spoon, Haikyu!! and 91 Days, will be in charge of series scripts for this season.
Masaru Shindō is back to design the characters and Takaya herself is the executive supervisor for the season.
I’m definitely excited to see how this anime ends. Fruits Basket is one of the anime that turned me into the weeb that I am today, and I’m so glad that this series is going to do the manga justice.
What about you guys? Are you excited to see Fruits Basket the Final? Are you waiting to see if your ship is canon? Let me know in the comments!
Jasmine is a 23-year-old writer, weeb, and overall nerd from Brooklyn, NY. Her favorite shows include Kill la Kill, Bungo Stray Dogs, and Criminal Minds. When she’s not writing or watching anime, she usually has her nose in a book or is just existing…y’know like a human person does.