The official website for the new Fruits Basket anime revealed on Friday that the anime’s final season, titled Fruits Basket the Final, will premiere in April. The site also revealed a new teaser visual. The tagline on the below visual reads, “Don’t leave me.”
The anime’s “1st Season” premiered in Japan in April 2019 and aired for 25 episodes. Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the first anime season as it aired.
The Fruits Basket 2nd Season anime premiered in Japan in April 2020, and continued on into the summer season for a total of 25 episodes. Funimation streamed an English dub of the show, after halting its English simuldub production in March due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Crunchyroll also streamed the series as it aired.
The two 2019 and 2020 anime series adapt 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. The anime will cover the entire manga’s story.
Yoshihide Ibata (Pikaia!!, FLCL Progressive) returned to direct the new season at TMS Entertainment. Taku Kishimoto (Silver Spoon, Haikyu!!, 91 Days, Hanebad!) was again in charge of series scripts. Masaru Shind? (Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) was back to design the characters. Takaya herself served as executive supervisor.
Sources: Fruits Basket anime’s website, Comic Natalie
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