The second season of Fruits Basket ended with a big, emotional reveal — but the series won’t return till next year to explore those ramifications.
The third season of Fruits Basket will be the show’s final one. 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 inflicted 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.
Fruits Basket season 3 will debut in 2021, though Funimation has not announced a specific date. The company did reveal a season 2 recap graphic: