Funimation announced on June 11, 2021, that Hiroshi Kamiya will join the cast of Fruits Basket: The Final. The well-known seiyuu will provide the voice of God in the show’s Japanese dub. Kamiya’s previous roles include Levi Ackerman in Attack on Titan, Trafalgar Law in One Piece, Saiki Kusuo in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., and Yato in Noragami, among others.
Meanwhile, Matthew Mercer is voicing God in the English dub. Mercer is known for his roles as Levi Ackermn in Attack on Titan, Jotaro Kujo in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures and Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero.
The character of God remains an elusive figure within the Fruits Basket universe. Up until now, the series has stated that Akito “took on” the role of God within the Soma Clan. From this, we can assume that there was another God originally. It will be interesting to learn more about him, and potentially how the Soma curse began.
With only three episodes to go, the end of Fruits Basket: The Final is within sight. In case you don’t know what the show is about, here’s the synopsis:
Tohru Honda thought her life was headed for misfortune when a family tragedy left her living in a tent. When her small home is discovered by the mysterious Soma clan, she suddenly finds herself living with Yuki, Kyo and Shigure Soma. But she quickly learns their family has a bizarre secret of their own. When hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Zodiac!
Where to watch
Fruits Basket: The Final is available to stream on both Funimation and Crunchyroll. The next episode premieres on June 14 and is titled “Goodbye”. It’s been an emotional, drama-packed season so far. Hopefully a happy ending is on the horizon!
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