Fruits Basket Season 4 is highly anticipated but does it have any chance of a comeback?
As an anime fan, you accept that enjoyable experiences cannot last forever. It’s been a fantastic couple of weeks for Fruits Basket fans, which finished airing its final episode of season 3, but all good things must end.
Fruits Basket is a romantic-supernatural anime based on the manga written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya.
The plot follows Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that the animals of the Chinese zodiac possess 13 members of the Sohma family.
The family is cursed to turn into their animal forms when they are weak, stressed, or embraced by anyone of the opposite sex who is not possessed by a zodiac spirit.
Tohru learns of the hardships and pain faced by the afflicted members of the Sohma family and, through her generous and loving nature, helps heal their emotional wounds.
As she learns more about Yuki, Kyo, and the rest of the mysterious Sohma family, Tohru also learns more about herself and how much others care for her.
Can she break the curse of the Sohma family while maintaining and learning their secrets is the central plot of the show?
In June 2022, Fruits Basket completed three seasons, and many fans have been left wondering; is a fourth season on the cards or not? Stick around and keep scrolling to learn more about Fruits Basket season 4.
Fruits Basket Anime is rated 9/10 Ranked #10 with 365k members on MyAnimeList.
FRUITS BASKET SEASON 4 RENEWAL STATUS
The series began on 6th April 2019, followed by a second season a year later on 7th April 2020, and Fruit basket season 3 was released on 6th April 2021. The first two seasons ran for 25 episodes, while season 3 comprised 13 episodes.
|1||25||6th April 2019-21st September 2019|
|2||25||7th April 2020-22nd September 2020|
|3||13||6th April 2021-29th June 29 2021|
As of writing, there is no update from the creators or author on a renewal for Fruit Basket season 4, but we can confirm the series will not renew for a fourth season.
There are several reasons for Fruits basket not to be renewed. Let’s look at each of them and find out if there is any hope for Fruits basket season 4.
Firstly, the creators had already indirectly told the viewers about the third season being the final installment.
Fruits Basket Season 3 was titled “Fruits Basket: The Final,” which was a significant indication of the series’ conclusion.
Secondly, the manga has been completely adapted by the anime, which leaves no source material for a potential fourth season. The story has been completed, and it won’t be advisable to go back to untie finished endings.
Finally, creators look at consumer metrics such as sales and popularity before renewing for a new season. The revenue streams will decrease with the manga already completed, and the show fully adapted.
Unfortunately, looking at all these factors, it’s implausible for renewal and even more improbable for the Fruits Basket season 4 release date.
FRUITS BASKET SPIN-OFF SERIES ANNOUNCED
All is not lost for the show’s fans as creators considered continuing with a new entry exploring some of the other manga materials that had yet to be explored in anime form.
Following the end of the third and final season, a spin of the series called Fruits Basket- Prelude was announced.
Fruits Basket -prelude- adapts the past story between Kyoko and Katsuya and will bring back Miyuki Sawashiro and Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kyoko and Katsuya, respectively. This included the story of how Tohru’s parents met Kyoko and Katsuya, which wasn’t adapted in the anime series run.
This special hit the theatres in Japan starting on 18th February 2022, and you can check out the trailer below:
FRUITS BASKET SEASON 4 PLOT
Fruits Basket season 3 s’ final episode saw Kazuma and Saki talk about how someday everyone will move on from Akito’s trauma.
Arisa talks to Kureno, on the phone, about how she is ready to be with him when the time comes. Akito talks to Shigure about how she is grateful that she became friends with Tohru.
Yuki and Tohru have a heart-to-heart where he tells her that she was like a mother to him and thanks her for changing and being a part of everyone’s lives.
A flashforward shows that Tohru is married to Kyo and has a grandchild.
While the series ends perfectly without any loose ends, we presume life goes on for the Soumas and the other characters as they start a new chapter in their lives.
FRUITS BASKET MANGA CATCHUP
Fruits Basket Manga was written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It began serialization from 1999 to 2006 in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha.
On 4th September 2015, the first two Fruits Basket: Collector’s Edition volumes were released in Japan under the Hana to Yume Comics Special imprint.
The manga is compiled into 23 or 136 chapters, with the final volume coming on 18th April 2017.
As of December 2018, the manga had over 30 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series, as well as one of the bestselling shōjo manga series of all time.
It has been described in academic works as “a classic fan favorite in shoujo manga worldwide.
Fruits Basket manga is rated 8.5/10 Ranked #114 with 132k members on MyAnimeList.
FRUITS BASKET CHARACTERS, CAST AND CREW
Fruits Basket anime is directed by Yoshihide Ibata and scripted by Taku Kishimoto. Characters are designed by Masaru Shindo and music is composed by Masaru Yokoyama. TMS Entertainment develops the animation.
You can find the list of Fruits Basket characters and voice actors below:
|Akito Sohma||Maaya Sakamoto|
|Tohru Honda||Manaka Iwami|
|Yuki Sohma||Nobunaga Shimazaki|
|Shigure Sohma||Yūichi Nakamura|
|Kyo Sohma||Yūma Uchida|
|Isuzu Sohma||Aki Toyosaki|
|Arisa Uotani||Atsumi Tanezaki|
|Mayuko Shiraki||Hitomi Nabatame|
|Hatori Sohma||Kazuyuki Okitsu|
|Ritsu Sohma||Kengo Kawanishi|
|Hatsuharu Sohma||Makoto Furukawa|
|Momiji Sohma||Megumi Han|
|Kisa Sohma||Reina Ueda|
Tohru Honda said, “As long as you live, things will keep happening,” which is ironic as the final episode of season 3 is titled “See you Soon.”