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Fruits Basket The Final Anime Reveals New Visual, April 5 Premiere, Theme Song Artists

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WARPs UP, GENIC perform theme songs

The official website for the new Fruits Basket anime revealed on Friday that anime's final season, titled Fruits Basket the Final, will premiere on April 5. The site also revealed a new visual. The tagline to go with the new visual is "The final banquet begins."

Japanese-Chinese boyband WARPs UP will perform the opening theme song "Pleasure," and the seven-member dance vocal group GENIC will perform the ending theme song "Haru Urarara" (Beautiful Spring).

Funimation will stream the show with an English dub. The tagline on the visual at right reads, "Don't leave me."

The anime's "1st Season" premiered in Japan in April 2019 and aired for 25 episodes. Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the first anime season as it aired.

The Fruits Basket 2nd Season anime premiered in Japan in April 2020, and continued on into the summer season for a total of 25 episodes. Funimation streamed an English dub of the show, after halting its English simuldub production in March 2020 due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Crunchyroll also streamed the series as it aired.

The two 2019 and 2020 anime series adapt Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga. The adaptation has an entirely new Japanese cast and staff from the previous version, as per Takaya's request. The anime will cover the entire manga's story.

Yoshihide Ibata (Pikaia!, FLCL Progressive) returned to direct the new season at TMS Entertainment. Taku Kishimoto (Silver Spoon, Haikyu!!, 91 Days, Hanebad!) was again in charge of series scripts. Masaru Shindō (Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) was back to design the characters. Takaya herself served as executive supervisor.

Sources: Fruits Basket anime's website, Comic Natalie


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