Beastars (ビースターズ, Bīsutāzu?) is an anime series produced by Studio Orange. Licensed by Netflix, it is based on the manga of the same name which was written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki.

It was released on October 8, 2019, in Japan. In addition, the series was also aired on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block in Japan on October 9, 2019.

The first season's international premiere was March 13, 2020, on the streaming service.[1]

A second season of the anime was announced on December 26, 2019, in Episode 12's end credits. In early November 2020, it was announced that Season 2 will premiere on January 5, 2021, in Japan.[2]

The second season's international premiere will be in July 2021.[3]

Official Synopsis

In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescents of Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness.

The main character is Legoshi the gray wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object of fear and hatred by other animals, and he's been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly.[4][5]

Staff

  • Original Story: Paru Itagaki
  • Studio: Orange
  • Director: Shinichi Matsumi
  • Art Director: Minami Kasuga
  • Director of Photography: Shiori Koshou
  • Writer: Nanami Higuchi
  • Composer: Satoru Kosaki
  • Character Designer: Nao Ootsu
  • CG Chief Director: Eiji Inomoto
  • Editor: Junichi Uematsu
  • Color Designer: Satoshi Hashimoto

Voice Actors

List of Episodes

Season 1 (2019)

See also First Season

  1. The Moon and the Beast (満月は照らす獣を選んでる, Mangetsu wa terasu kemono wo eran deru?)
  2. The Academy's Top Dogs (学園の心臓部は庭園にあり, Gakuen no shinzōbu wa teien ni ari?)
  3. A Wolf is Born (オスオオカミ 出生のとき, Osuōkami shussei no toki?)
  4. Give it Your All (君は聖杯までふやかして, Kimi wa Seihai made fuyakashite?)
  5. Two Sides to the Story (しっぽの汚れにも理由を見出すお年頃, Shippo no yogore ni mo riyū wo mīdasu otoshigoro?)
  6. Blurred Vision - Dream or Reality? (視界の滲み 夢か現か, Shikai no nijimi: Yume ka utsutsu ka?)
  7. Below the Fur Coat (制服と被毛のそのまた下の, Seifuku to himō no sono mata shita no?)
  8. Caught like Floss in a Canine's Teeth (犬歯に糸ようじひっかけるように, Kenshi ni ito yōji hikkakeru yō ni?)
  9. Into the Lion's Den (エレベーター最上階の戦慄, Erebētā saijōkai no senritsu?)
  10. A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (綿毛、地の果てまで追うならば, Watage, chi no hate made ou naraba?)
  11. To the Neon District (ゆきゆきて 夏のネオン街, Yuki yukite natsu no neon machi?)
  12. In the Storm's Wake (夏嵐の後ろ姿, Karan no ushiro sugata?)

Season 2 (2021)

See also Second Season

  1. A Teen's Never-Ending Alarm (少年の目覚めは何度目のアラームか, Shōnen no mezame wa nandome no arāmu ka?)
  2. The Gray Police Hound Runs (灰色の警察犬とりあえず走ってる, Haīro no keisatsuken toriaezu hashitteru?)
  3. Changes (そんな鉛を喉に詰まらせて, Son'na namari wo nodo ni tsumarasete?)
  4. Entangled (身を寄せたら毛が絡まってしまうから, Mi wo yosetara ke ga karamatte shimau kara?)
  5. Call it Like it is (白はモノクロの中でも白いまま, Shiro wa monokuro no naka de mo shiroi mama?)
  6. Fly, O Corrupt One (飛べ 破戒僧, Tobe hakai sō?)
  7. Unforgettable Sweetness (蜜漬けの記憶, Mitsudzuke no kioku?)
  8. Laughing at the Shadows We Cast (光を浴びたらシルエットの違いを笑おう, Hikari wo abitara shiruetto no chigai wo waraō?)
  9. A Busted Electric Fan (ぶっ壊れてる扇風機, Bukkoware teru senpūki?)
  10. The Chef's Suspense (シェフの気まぐれサスペンス, Shefu no kimagure sasupensu?)
  11. Scatter Your Scales (あなた鱗粉振りまいて, Anata rinpun furimaite?)
  12. The Taste of Rebellion (革命の馳走, Kakumei no chisō?)
Adapted arcs

Music

Beastars Original Soundtrack

Season 1

Season 2

Gallery

Images

Anime countdown

Images of illustration for the countdown of the start of the anime by the official Twitter account of the anime

Blu-ray and DVD Anime

Official Blu-ray and DVD anime covers.

Videos

Season 1

Season 2

Differences between the anime and the manga

  • In the anime, some characters have a different coat color from the manga, the most notorious cases being Riz and Agata, who have a completely different color from the manga.
  • The anime never featured flashbacks about Legoshi's and Jack's childhoods, nor did it reveal anything about Legoshi's family. It only limited itself to saying that Legoshi has a grandfather.
  • In the second season, the order of events has been altered from the manga.
  • The anime included original characters like Carl and Roger, but did not include Mark, Mokichi, and Ai.

Website

References

  1. Confirmation of the international premiere.
  2. Confirmation of the second season's release date
  3. Confirmation of the second season's international premiere
  4. Synopsis in Japanese
  5. Synopsis in English
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