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Fruits Basket will return for a third and final season in April

Season 2 was full of emotional moments

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

The third and final season of Fruits Basket will debut in April.

The second season wrapped up with a big, emotional reveal this past September. This version of the show, which premiered in 2019, hews to the original manga more closely than the 2001 anime. Fruits Basket follows a plucky orphan named Tohru Honda who finds herself entangled with the mysterious Sohma family. Certain members of the Sohmas are afflicted with a curse that turns them into animals of the zodiac when hugged by someone of the opposite sex. All of them follow the will of mysterious family head Akito.

The show dives deep into the emotional turmoil and trauma of all the characters, and really feels like an anime embodiment of the “terrifying ordeal of being known” meme. Season 2 introduced new characters like Kureno, the rooster of the Zodiac, and student council members Machi and Kakeru Manabe.

Check out the newly revealed final season poster:

a poster for fruits basket season 3, with tohru, kyo, yuki, shigure, and akito standing against a dark background, with chains all around them Image: TMS/8PAN/Funimation

Update (March 5, 2021): This article has been updated with the release month.

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