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Final 'Fruits Basket' Anime Season Airs in 2021

by Vindstot
Sep 21, 10:08 AM | 66 Comments

The 25th and final episode of the new Fruits Basket anime's second season ended with an announcement on Tuesday that its final season will debut in 2021. The season, titled Fruits Basket: The Final will air on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka, among other channels.

Fruits Basket adapts Natsuki Takaya's supernatural shoujo manga, which ran in Hana to Yume magazine from 1998 to 2006. Takaya serialized the Fruits Basket: Another sequel manga between September 2015 and December 2018.

The first season of new television anime aired in 25 episode last Spring. The second season began airing on April 7. Crunchyroll and Funimation simulcast both seasons with subtitles and in English dub, respectively. Funimation also licensed the anime's home video rights and released the first season in two volumes on November 19 last year and February 11.

Yoshihide Ibata (FLCL Progressive) is directing the new anime at TMS Entertainment, with Taku Kishimoto (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) handling the series composition. Yuu Shindou (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.) is designing the characters. The new anime will adapt the manga series in its entirety.

Source: Comic Natalie

Fruits Basket: The Final on MAL

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Putting my hype in here!

Wooo!!

Sep 24, 3:11 PM by Scootboi

RobertBobert said:
KANLen09 said:
I mean, there's really no purpose to resurrect classic material, if the reboot is anything to go by for a refresh in visuals alone.

Furthermore, if a manga/LN is just too short for material, don't expect it to be easily translated into anime as it's a waste of time and resources.


Even for a movie or OVA series?

Also, thanks for the link to the signature creation service. Are they automatically updated?
Even if it's an OVA, it also costs money, and in the anime industry, the money-tossing has always been the make-or-break, save for the novelists and mangaka's desire to make their material into anime.

As for the signature thing, don't mind you PM or comment on my DP? Haha thanks, otherwise this forum discussion is gonna be flooded with both of our commentaries xD

Sep 23, 11:02 AM by KANLen09

KANLen09 said:
RobertBobert said:


Then how about a separate season? Or has it never been so popular? I won't deny though, it would feel like a lazy attempt to revive an old 80s TV series lol.
I mean, there's really no purpose to resurrect classic material, if the reboot is anything to go by for a refresh in visuals alone.

Furthermore, if a manga/LN is just too short for material, don't expect it to be easily translated into anime as it's a waste of time and resources.


Even for a movie or OVA series?

Also, thanks for the link to the signature creation service. Are they automatically updated?

Sep 23, 10:58 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
KANLen09 said:
You mean Fruits basket Another? It's totally separate from the manga story-wise, but personally I don't ever think they'll add into the final season to keep within the confines of airtime.


Then how about a separate season? Or has it never been so popular? I won't deny though, it would feel like a lazy attempt to revive an old 80s TV series lol.
I mean, there's really no purpose to resurrect classic material, if the reboot is anything to go by for a refresh in visuals alone.

Furthermore, if a manga/LN is just too short for material, don't expect it to be easily translated into anime as it's a waste of time and resources.

Sep 23, 10:51 AM by KANLen09

I have read the whole manga including the sequel. I mean the sequel is short and it would not be practical to produce a separate anime for that. So I think the term "in its entirety" could mean that they've included at least the summary (if not the whole) of the sequel as well, because at least for me, I think that is the real ending.

Sep 23, 10:37 AM by AOIsama

KANLen09 said:
RobertBobert said:


Speaking of content, I'm wondering if the sequel counts as a separate part of the manga? Or was it just the original basket? Sure, it sounds insolent, but I heard it was short, so I wouldn't mind seeing it in the anime too.
You mean Fruits basket Another? It's totally separate from the manga story-wise, but personally I don't ever think they'll add into the final season to keep within the confines of airtime.


Then how about a separate season? Or has it never been so popular? I won't deny though, it would feel like a lazy attempt to revive an old 80s TV series lol.

Sep 23, 10:25 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
KANLen09 said:
I mean like, they DID mention it would be a complete adaptation of the manga, so I'm just hoping when it comes it'll stick its content and wrap up the way it should than the 2001 version. Obviously I can't account for missed content to adapt, so rest assured it's at least 99% faithful to the source material with the 1% outlier.


Speaking of content, I'm wondering if the sequel counts as a separate part of the manga? Or was it just the original basket? Sure, it sounds insolent, but I heard it was short, so I wouldn't mind seeing it in the anime too.
You mean Fruits basket Another? It's totally separate from the manga story-wise, but personally I don't ever think they'll add into the final season to keep within the confines of airtime.

Sep 23, 10:19 AM by KANLen09

KANLen09 said:
RobertBobert said:


Are you suggesting that they can follow the path of SAO and ReZero?
I mean like, they DID mention it would be a complete adaptation of the manga, so I'm just hoping when it comes it'll stick its content and wrap up the way it should than the 2001 version. Obviously I can't account for missed content to adapt, so rest assured it's at least 99% faithful to the source material with the 1% outlier.


Speaking of content, I'm wondering if the sequel counts as a separate part of the manga? Or was it just the original basket? Sure, it sounds insolent, but I heard it was short, so I wouldn't mind seeing it in the anime too.

Sep 23, 10:10 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
KANLen09 said:
Actually when you think about it, each season is coherently paced well with each episode adapting 2 chapters of the manga. With Season 2's end at Chapter 97, the reminder (plus some omissions) will take at least another 13 episodes plus a few.

If I remember correctly, the entire manga re-adaptation is slated at 63 to 65 episodes, and actually announced by the production team along with the mangaka Natsuki Takaya herself prior to Season 1's airing back in 2018. With how much we've seen in both seasons, I do have doubts that the finalized episode count of the final season will make or break the entire series as a whole, but crossed fingers while it's probably another 2/3 seasons' worth of wait.


Are you suggesting that they can follow the path of SAO and ReZero?
I mean like, they DID mention it would be a complete adaptation of the manga, so I'm just hoping when it comes it'll stick its content and wrap up the way it should than the 2001 version. Obviously I can't account for missed content to adapt, so rest assured it's at least 99% faithful to the source material with the 1% outlier.

Sep 23, 9:57 AM by KANLen09

My body is ready. I hope another Shojo manga can get this full adaption treatment one day.

Sep 23, 9:11 AM by malvarez1

KANLen09 said:
RobertBobert said:


When they first announced the complete adaptation of the manga, I thought, "wow, it might take a long time." But when I see this news and understand that the entire anime will consist of only three seasons, it no longer looks so impressive. Now I'm wondering how many hyped manga could be fully adapted in 2 or 3 seasons.
Actually when you think about it, each season is coherently paced well with each episode adapting 2 chapters of the manga. With Season 2's end at Chapter 97, the reminder (plus some omissions) will take at least another 13 episodes plus a few.

If I remember correctly, the entire manga re-adaptation is slated at 63 to 65 episodes, and actually announced by the production team along with the mangaka Natsuki Takaya herself prior to Season 1's airing back in 2018. With how much we've seen in both seasons, I do have doubts that the finalized episode count of the final season will make or break the entire series as a whole, but crossed fingers while it's probably another 2/3 seasons' worth of wait.


Are you suggesting that they can follow the path of SAO and ReZero?

Sep 23, 6:29 AM by RobertBobert

Fffff I waited since April 2019 for it to finish so that I can binge it. Oh well, gonna wait another year lollll

Sep 23, 5:36 AM by ChartTopper60

O yeah, i was thinking of reading the manga. But, i'll just wait for the sequel to be released.

Sep 22, 9:31 PM by Adindata

Let’s goooooo!!

Sep 22, 12:55 PM by n7ah

I'm so excited for the third and final season!

Sep 22, 9:10 AM by Elyshion

Such a good news ! :D

Sep 22, 3:36 AM by Mashima

the remake is actually my first experience with FB so I look forward to seeing the last season I got to finish buying the manga as well

Sep 22, 1:08 AM by yamiyugi101

RobertBobert said:
KANLen09 said:
Quite a while to wait for the final season to drop and finish the manga in its entirety.

Till then, Fruits Basket has succeeded its 2nd inning in 50 episodes. Let's hope that the final season will deliver a spectacular end as is with the manga.


When they first announced the complete adaptation of the manga, I thought, "wow, it might take a long time." But when I see this news and understand that the entire anime will consist of only three seasons, it no longer looks so impressive. Now I'm wondering how many hyped manga could be fully adapted in 2 or 3 seasons.
Actually when you think about it, each season is coherently paced well with each episode adapting 2 chapters of the manga. With Season 2's end at Chapter 97, the reminder (plus some omissions) will take at least another 13 episodes plus a few.

If I remember correctly, the entire manga re-adaptation is slated at 63 to 65 episodes, and actually announced by the production team along with the mangaka Natsuki Takaya herself prior to Season 1's airing back in 2018. With how much we've seen in both seasons, I do have doubts that the finalized episode count of the final season will make or break the entire series as a whole, but crossed fingers while it's probably another 2/3 seasons' worth of wait.

Sep 22, 12:37 AM by KANLen09

KANLen09 said:
Quite a while to wait for the final season to drop and finish the manga in its entirety.

Till then, Fruits Basket has succeeded its 2nd inning in 50 episodes. Let's hope that the final season will deliver a spectacular end as is with the manga.


When they first announced the complete adaptation of the manga, I thought, "wow, it might take a long time." But when I see this news and understand that the entire anime will consist of only three seasons, it no longer looks so impressive. Now I'm wondering how many hyped manga could be fully adapted in 2 or 3 seasons.

Sep 22, 12:27 AM by RobertBobert

I know the 3rd season was all but guaranteed. But I'm happy to see its official. The original will always be good. But this show feels, right. Im glad so many people have watched it and gotten to enjoy it.

Sep 21, 11:44 PM by ISKKILL

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