Fruits Basket first comes out on 5 July 2001. It ran for 26 episodes before ending on 27th December of the same year. And, it immediately gained success and was immensely loved by the audience. It even made its place in the best Shoujo anime of all time. After almost 2 decades, its reboot was announced. Surprisingly, the reboot turned out to be better than the original series.
On 21st September, the second season of Fruits Basket was concluded. It had a total of 25 brilliant episodes. The season ended with a big, emotional reveal. After a very satisfying run of 50 episodes in its first two seasons, the anime now heads towards its end game. As the 3rd and the Final Season of the anime was announced. So without wasting any more time, let’s talk about the release date of Season 3.
Release Date of Fruits Basket Season 3
Fruits Basket season 3 will premiere in 2021. But, no fixed date was announced. The previous two seasons started premiering in March. So, if there is a similar production timeline for season 3, the anime will return in springtime next year.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the anime industry on a great scale. Therefore, almost all anime projects are getting delayed. So, maybe the release date can be expected around Summer 2021.
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Fruits Basket Plot
When high school student Tohru Honda’s mother dies in a car crash, Tohru decides to live with her grandfather. Renovations on the house and unsupportive and unkind family members cause her to move out of her grandfather’s house temporarily and, since she has nowhere else to go, Tohru begins living in a tent and supporting herself. That is until she finds a home in the least likely of places, inhabited by her popular classmate Yuki Soma and his cousin Shigure. The first day Tohru moves into the Soma house, an orange-haired teenager crashes through the roof of her new bedroom and starts attacking Yuki. This newcomer is Kyo, Yuki, and Shigure’s aggressively angry cousin. Tohru tries to stop the fight by holding him, causing him to transform into an orange cat in front of her.
The Somas live with a curse. Twelve members of the family (not including Kyo, who is the cat) are possessed by spirits of the Chinese zodiac (十二支, Jūnishi) and turn into their zodiac animal when they are weak, under stress, embarrassed, or when hugged by someone of the opposite gender.
When Tohru discovers the Somas’ secret, she promises not to tell and is allowed to keep living with them. Although the Somas’ curse is deeper and darker than Tohru realized, her presence and her acceptance of them soon becomes a large, positive influence on those possessed by the zodiac. She sets out to break the curse and, on the way, meets and discovers the Soma’s vengeful zodiac spirits. Each has a different personality, just like the animals in the Chinese zodiac. Tohru’s existence changes the Soma clan’s lives, one by one, forever.