As the current 2nd season of Fruits Basket anime adaptation drew to a close, Funimation has announced that the 3rd and final season of the anime series will be broadcast in Japan in 2021, across Japanese TV networks such as TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, TV Osaka and others. It is titled as 'Fruits Basket The Final'.
It was also announced that a series of end card illustrations by Natsuki Takaya (writer and illustrator of Fruits Basket manga) produced for each episode's TV airing have been collected and are currently being displayed on the anime's official site in a limited time virtual exhibition.
Fruits Basket 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 zodiacal spirit. As the series progresses, Tohru learns of the hardships and pain faced by the afflicted Somas, 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.
The series was first adapted into a 26-episode anime television series and aired from July 5, 2001, to December 27, 2001. The second anime television series adaptation premiered in April 2019. Its first season aired for 25 episodes from April 6, 2019, to September 21, 2019. The second season aired from April 6, 2020, to September 21, 2020.