Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 29, 2020 at 5:06 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Natsuki Takaya’s “Fruits Basket” manga series has announced on Friday that the third and final season of the TV anime series is scheduled to premiere in April 2021. A teaser visual was also released. (see below).
The cast and staff of the previous seasons will reprise their roles for the final season of the series. It will be animated by animation studio TMS Entertainment with the direction of Yoshihide Ibata. The scripts is written by Taku Kishimoto and the character designs are handled by Yu Shindo. Masaru Yokoyama is serving as the music composer and the original series author Natsuki Takaya will supervise the production.
The final season was previously announced last September 22, 2020 during the airing of the final episode of the second season.
The series is based from the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in Hakusensha’s semi-monthly Japanese shoujo manga magazine Hana to Yume from 1998 to 2006.
Fruits Basket, sometimes abbreviated Furuba, tells the story of Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Soma, learns that twelve members of the Soma family are possessed by the animals of the Chinese zodiac and are cursed to turn into their animal forms when they are weak, stressed, or when they are embraced by anyone of the opposite sex that is not possessed by a spirit of the zodiac. As the series progresses, Tohru learns of the hardships and pain faced by the afflicted members of the Soma family, and through her own generous and loving nature, helps heal their emotional wounds. As she learns more about Yuki, Kyo, and the rest of the mysterious Soma family, Tohru also learns more about herself and how much others care for her. (from Wiki)
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