The second season of Fruits Basket concluded in September, but has a release date for season 3 been confirmed?

Summer 2020 will go down in history as one of the best anime slates of all time, with awesome new and returning series giving us that much-needed break from reality.

Not many of us may have seen the original Fruits Basket anime that aired back in 2001, but it’s safe to say that the series now has more fans than ever thanks to a fantastic reboot by TMS Entertainment and Funimation.

The second season concluded on September 21st, but there are millions of fans wondering if a release date for Fruits Basket season 3 has been confirmed.

Will there be a season 3 of Fruits Basket?

It’s good news for fans of Fruits Basket, the series will return for a third season. The announcement was made within an hour of the season 2 finale, but to be honest, none of us is too surprised by this news.

Monsters & Critics reported that the current remake will be “covering the ENTIRE story of the original manga.” With the season 2 finale ending somewhere around volume 16, this means we have another 7 volumes of the original series left to cover – so there is easily enough source material left for at least one more season.

Unfortunately, we don’t have the statistics for how many people watched the second season of Fruits Basket on Crunchyroll, but the series is incredibly popular with fans. The 2019 season scored an impressive 8.2/10 on MyAnimeList and the 2020 season is currently scoring a fantastic 8.45 – for comparison, this is not only higher than Black Clover but also Baki and Dr Stone.

Fruits Basket season 3 release date…

  • Fruits Basket season 3 will release online in April 2021.

It was confirmed in late-January that Fruits Basket season 3 would debut in April. However, a more specific premiere date has not been confirmed.

There were concerns that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could affect the production of season 3, but thankfully this doesn’t seem to be the case.

Interestingly, each of the two seasons of the Fruits Basket have premiered in March (2019 and 2020 respectively), indicating this seasons production is largely similar to that of previous seasons.

This article will be updated as soon as more information on the season 3 release date is confirmed.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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