The second season of Fruits Basket has only just concluded, but fans are already desperate to know if and when the anime will return for season 3.
Let’s be honest, this summer has been one the best seasons for anime fans in a very long time, with awesome new and returning series giving us that much-needed break from 2020.
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 today, September 21st, around the world, but there are millions of fans now wondering if and when the series will be making a return for season 3.
Will there be a season 3 of Fruits Basket?
- At the time of writing, Fruits Basket has not been renewed for a third season by TMS Entertainment, but it is highly likely that the anime will return for at least one more season.
Whilst we may not have an official confirmation that Fruits Basket will return for a third season, renewal of the series is highly likely at this point.
Monsters & Critics have 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 8.23/10 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.
It should only be a matter of time before Fruits Basket season 3 is officially confirmed, so keep checking in for updates.
Fruits Basket season 3 release date…
An official release date for Fruits Basket season 3 has not yet been revealed, but we are expecting a summer 2021 premiere.
Each of the two seasons of the Fruits Basket have premiered in March (2019 and 2020 respectively). Assuming that there will be a similar production timeline for season 3, that would put the return date in springtime next year.
However, considering the ongoing coronavirus pandemic affecting the production of countless anime projects around the world, a summer-2021 premiere is the most realistic release window.
We will update this article as soon as more information on the future of Fruits Basket is revealed.