Yay! The third and final season of the hit romantic comedy anime, Fruits Basket, now has a confirmed premiere date. The series’ official website revealed that the anime’s final season, titled Fruits Basket the Final, will premiere on April 5.
The site also revealed a new visual. The tagline to go with the new visual is, “The final banquet begins”.
Then and Now
Fruits Basket television anime series is an adaptation of Natsuki Takaya‘s Fruits Basket manga. The original Fruits Basket manga ran for 23 volumes from 1998 to 2006.
This anime adaptation has set out to be a much more faithful anime to the complete series rather than the first one that had its own original ending 20 years ago.
This new series has already accomplished this by running much longer than that first adaptation, and now this new reboot will soon come to an end.
Fruits Basket‘s first season was released in April 2019 and it aired for 25 episodes. It was streamed by Funimation and Crunchyroll. The second season premiered in April 2020 for another 25 episodes that were also streamed by Funimation and Crunchyroll.
This adaptation has an entirely new Japanese cast and staff from the previous version, as per Takaya’s request. The anime will cover the entire manga’s story. Funimation will stream the show with an English dub. The tagline on the visual at right reads, “Don’t leave me.”
New Team and Music!
The details behind the next slate of opening and ending themes have been revealed as well with WARPs UP performing the opening theme, “Pleasure”, and GENIC performing the new ending theme, “Haru Urarara” (Beautiful spring).
— TVアニメ「フルーツバスケット」公式 (@fruba_PR) March 5, 2021
Yoshihide Ibata (Pikaia!, FLCL Progressive) returned to direct the new season at TMS Entertainment. Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, 91 Days, Hanebad!) also returned to take charge of series scripts. Masaru Shindō (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) was back to design the characters while Takaya served as the executive supervisor.
Are you a fan of the Fruits Basket franchise? What are your expectations for the final season?
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