‘Fruits Basket’ is a romantic television anime based on a Japanese manga series written and drawn by Natsuki Takaya.
It centers on Tooru Honda, a gentle and caring woman, and the numerous emotional relationships with the rich Souma family members.
She discovers that some of Soumas are cursed with the Zodiac curse, which causes them to transform into one of the Chinese zodiac animals anytime they are upset, emotional, or embraced by a member of the other sex.
Additionally, the curse bonds them to Akito, the leader of the Souma family, who serves as the Jade Emperor to the Zodiacs.
While Tooru embraces the Soumas for who they are, she is determined to end their suffering by breaking the curse.
The anime series began on April 6, 2019, and is generally considered one of the greatest romantic anime series of all time. The show’s third season was completed recently. Whether you’re wondering if there will be a fourth season, we’ve got you covered.
Fruits Basket Season 4 Release Date
Season 3 of ‘Fruits Basket’ (also known as ‘Fruits Basket: The Final’) debuted on April 6, 2021, and concluded on June 29, 2021. On March 13, 2021, the season’s first episode was pre-screened in Japan, and on March 19, 2021, on Funimation.
The animation was created by TMS Entertainment (‘Dr. Stone’) in partnership with its subsidiary 8PAN. Yoshihide Ibata directed the film, while Taku Kishimoto oversaw the writing crew. This is all we know about season 4.
As the title implies, ‘Fruits Basket: The Final’ brings Tooru’s narrative to an end, at least for the time being. After all, the 2019 anime version of Takaya’s original work is not the first. In 2001, the manga series was translated into a 26-episode anime series that aired from July 5 to December 27, 2001.
Thus, another modification is always possible. Takaya completed the original series on November 20, 2006, after 23 volumes were published. Since then, he has expanded the ‘Fruits Basket’ world with the spin-off manga series ‘Fruits Basket Another and ‘Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc.’
The first project chronicles the Souma family’s subsequent generations, including Hajime, one of Tooru and Kyou’s three children. ‘Three Musketeers’ follows three of the original series’ elder Soumas, Shigure, Ayame, and Hatori. Additionally, future projects might be derived from the components mentioned above.
On the other hand, the producers have a different strategy for the near future. In a video commemorating the conclusion of the third season of ‘Fruits Basket,’ it was revealed that a project centered on Tooru’s parents, named ‘Kyouko to Katsuya no Monogatari,’ is now in production.
It suggests that the project will adapt the subplot from volume 16 of the original manga series, which explains why it was left out of the 2019 anime. However, no formal statement has been made on the structure or length of the future initiative.
Miyuki Sawashiro and Yoshimasa Hosoya are expected to reprise their roles as Kyouko and Katsuya, respectively. ‘Kyouko to Katsuya no Monogatari,’ which might be considered the fourth season of ‘Fruits Basket,’ is scheduled to premiere in 2022. A stage version of Takaya’s manga is also scheduled for release that year.
Fruits Basket Season 4 Plot
In the season finale, Tooru and Kyou go to a new city to begin their lives together. Machi receives a key to Yuki’s residence from Yuki. Rin cannot forgive Akito for his actions, while Momiji expresses his hope to meet someone like Tooru one day.
Hatori invites Mayuko to accompany him to Okinawa while Shigure moves in with Akito. The Soumas and the other characters continue to live their lives as they begin their journeys. The episode concludes with a shot of a much elderly Tooru and Kyo strolling hand in hand.
The plot of ‘Kyouko to Katsuya no Monogatari’ is anticipated to center on Kyouko and Katsuya’s romance.
It might portray Kyouko as a notorious adolescent criminal, the leader of an all-female Bszoku group known as the Red Butterfly Suicide Squad, who develops love affections for her middle-school student-teacher Katsuya. Additionally, Kyouko’s tense relationship with her parents might be represented.