Fruits Basket Season 3 released its penultimate episode this week and it was nothing sort of a masterpiece. In only 13 episodes (with no part 2 or Season 4, sadly but inevitably) Fruits Basket: The Final managed to give us all sorts of feelings, that will stay long after the highly anticipated conclusion.
This week, the slice of life shojo anime gave as a cathartic episode, with a repentant Akito, the zodiac curse gone for good, all relationships sorted, Yuki finally free, and a very heartwarming revelation. A bit idealized, but so, so worth watching as always.
With all that in mind, we can't help wondering what the finale has in store for us. Keep reading, if you wonder the same. Below you'll find our handy guide with all you need to catch up first, including the release date and time of Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 13, and more!
Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 12 Recap
Warning: If you have yet to watch Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 12, you might want to skip to the next section: there will be spoilers below.
Whether or not they've read the manga fans can now be at peace. All major revelations have happened, and most plot threads have been resolved. Yuki, who was unaccounted for in Episode 11 ran to meet Machi, who had a get-well gift for Tohru, saying she's grateful to her for taking care of Yuki. In her own indirect way, Machi thus finally, finally confesses.
Mingled with Yuki's delight, is his sudden understanding that the curse has been lifted. Crying, he tells Machi that he just lost someone that has always been with him, but that he's now free. With this new knowledge, he is finally able to hug her and kiss her without worrying.
Back in the Sohma estate, all former zodiac members gather for an announcement from Akito. They are very surprised to see her in a woman's kimono - a gift from Shigure for her new life as herself. Akito tries to apologize to all of them, but she doesn't find the words, grounding the show in reality and showing us that forgiveness won't be easy. But it might come, with time.
Later, Akito and Shigure share a tender moment. You can't help thinking that their relationship is a bit twisted, of course. Shigure's love for Akito is absolutely selfish but Akito's discourse reveals the same. Their relationship is definitely not the healthiest in the anime, but you can't help thinking that the two most twisted characters deserve each other.
Kyo visits the grave of Tohru's mother with her. The two agree to go away for a while and work in the dojo of one of Kazuma's friends. As the couple gets excited about their new life, Tohru reveals that she disagrees with Kyo regarding her mom's last words; she thinks Kyoko would never begrudge Kyo for failing to save her.
In a flashback, we find out that Tohru is right: in her last moments, Kyoko only thought of her daughter. Seeing Kyo, she urged him to keep his past promise and take care of her daughter else "she wouldn't forgive him." Sadly, Kyo only heard those last words, but we, the viewers, can rest assured that Tohru's mom would root for this relationship as much as we do.
I'm not crying, you're crying.
Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 13 Release Date
Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 13 will be released next Tuesday, the 29th of June 2021. Other timezones, including the US/Canada and Europe, will be able to watch the episode on Monday, June 28.
Non-premium Funimation users will have to wait a week longer for the newest episode, until July 6, while those using Crunchyroll might have to wait a bit longer.
Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 13 Release Time
We are expecting the finale of Fruits Basket Season 3 to air at around 1.30 AM JST on June 29. If this timeline remains correct, Episode 13 should air in different time zones at or around the following times:
Pacific Time: 9:30 AM (June 28)
Central Time: 11:30 AM (June 28)
Eastern Time: 12:30 AM (June 28)
British Time: 6:30 PM (June 28)
You can watch Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 13 online with English subs or in English dub in just over three days if you're subscribed to Crunchyroll on Funimation respectively. And if you're looking for other great anime like Fruits Basket, there are a few fantasy or slice of life for you to check out.