After an emotionally heavy second episode, Fruits Basket Season 3 returned this week with a much-needed breather chapter. Episode 3 focused on the student council and Yuki's relationship with Machi, offering a heartwarming break before things turn dark again.
That being said, Episode 3 still finished on a sinister note, leaving us with questions about an important character. The next episodes will have a lot to unpack, from complex family drama to twisted character motivations.
If you can't wait for Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 4, keep reading! In the sections below, you will find all you need to know before its release, including the airing date and time in different time zones.
Fruit Basket Season 3 Episode 4 Recap
Fruits Basket is based on Takaya Natsuki's manga of the same name and is one of the most popular shōjo works out there. Over the past two decades, many fans have fallen in love with the adventures of high-school girl Tohru Honda who moves in with her classmates Yuki and Kyo Sohma only to find that members of the family are possessed by Chinese Zodiac spirits, and at the mercy of Akito, the terrifying head of the family.
Warning: Below, you will find a recap of Episode 3 if you want to refresh your memory before Episode 4. If you have yet to watch Episode 3 you might want to skip to the next section as there will be spoilers here.
Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 3 temporarily removed the focus from Tohru to Yuki and Machi. As the students prepare for the seniors' graduation, a rumor circulates the school. Some girls whisper that Machi attempted to kill her baby brother out of jealousy.
Machi runs home, while Yuki and Kakeru go after her. Yuki is surprised to find out that Machi leaves alone: it turns out that her parents made these living arrangements for her because they truly believed she was a danger to her little brother, whom they prepare to be their father's heir.
Yuki and Kakeru help clean up Machi's messy room. When they find themselves alone, Machi tells Yuki that she never tried to kill her brother, but her parents refused to believe her, and still sent her away to live alone. The two share a tender moment but are interrupted by Kakeru.
Back in the school, the seniors graduate, and Motoko, who used to lead a group of girls all of whom were in love with Yuki, decides to speak with him. Finally confessing her love, she also realizes there's no chance of ever being with him. Through their first honest conversation, Motoko is able to let go.
Meanwhile, Rin graduates, but fails to attend her ceremony as she is supposedly still ill in the hospital. Kagura takes her degree for her, but despite Shigure's reassurance, she can't help thinking something bad might have happened to Rin. Hopefully, Episode 4 will reveal more about Rin's whereabouts.
Fruit Basket Season 3 Episode 4 Release Date
Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 4 will air on Tuesday, the 27th of April 2021 in Japan, which translates to Monday the 26th of April for several other timezones including Europe and the US. So far, the show's timeline is similar to that of the two previous seasons' so it only remains to see if the Final Season will follow the previous two in having 25 episodes.
Non-premium Funimation users will have to wait a week longer, until the 4th of May, to watch Episode 4, while those using Crunchyroll might have to wait a bit longer.
Fruit Basket Season 3 Episode 4 Release Time
We are expecting Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 4 to air at around 1.30 AM JST on the 27th of April. If these times remain correct, Episode 4 will air in different time zones as follows:
Pacific Time: 9:30 AM (April 26)
Central Time: 11:30 AM (April 26)
Eastern Time: 12:30 AM (April 26)
British Time: 6:30 PM (April 26)
Fruit Basket Anime Season 3 Episode 4 Where to Watch
Fruits Basket Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Funimation in Japanese with English subtitles and in other languages. In the former, the Japanese subtitled version is Simulcast on Crunchyroll with episodes releasing at the same time as in Japan.
Funimation is home to the dubbed version of Fruits Basket Season 3, and the episodes air weekly alongside the Japanese ones, making this a true Simuldub.
Fruit Basket Season 3 Episode 4 COUNTDOWN
Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 4 Release Date
Fruits Basket Season 3 Episode 4 will air in less than a week for premium Crunchyroll and Funimation users.
Meanwhile, check out the show's trailer, and in the improbable case you aren't yet persuaded to start watching Fruits Basket, we have gathered some reasons why the show is totally worth watching.
Other great anime you can watch this season include To Your Eternity and 86.
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