Sagwan (サグワーン, Saguwān?) is a secondary character in Beastars. He lives in room 302 of the Hidden Condo. He was found out by Legoshi while doing ramen delivery.


He is a tall, mottled seal with corpulent complexion, gray skin with several dark, and irregular spots throughout his body. Sagwan's head is rounded with narrow doglike muzzle that has several long black whiskers. His eyes are small and squinted with completely black pupils.

His dress in the series varies, when he first appeared, he wore a possibly yellow waterproof suit, with a white sweater and blue jeans.


Highly confident, he views the environment around him with much curiosity. Especially with terrestrial animals, he does not know much about the other animals that inhabit the Earth, but eagerly seeks conversations with others. He is slightly bothered by the fact that he has to wear clothes as he spent lived naked in the sea.

Sagwan believes in reincarnation in that each succeeding life are meant to fulfill any unmet wishes of the previous life. He values every moment he shares with some other animal.

Despite living with a criminal accused of predation, he accepts Legoshi for having accepted Sagwan and his culture.


  • It is noted that he privately lives in the nude as aquatic life does normally.
  • He and Legoshi are very good friends to the extent that Legoshi sees him as a guide to better understand societal nuances.
  • Sagwan speaks in katakoto (片言 in kanji), a broken and imperfect speech form of the Japanese language.
  • Sagwan is the only character whose age is not revealed in his profile picture. Instead, there are only question marks.
  • Although his profile indicates that he is taller than Legoshi, but when they both appear in a scene together Legoshi tends to appear taller than Sagwan.
  • According to Paru Itagaki, the inspiration for creating Sagwan came from a trip she took to Spain, where the locals had very fresh personalities, word choices and visions of life. So she wanted to incorporate a foreign character to Beastars because of that memorable trip.


Beastars Characters
Main characters LegoshiHaruLouisJunoJackGohin
Secondary & recurring characters CollotDurhamMigunoVossElsBillAobaTaoKibiTemRizSheilaPinaSanuLegomIbukiFreeDolphGoshaYahyaOgmaSevenSagwanSanKyuu
Antagonists MizuchiBillShishigumiChief LionRizMelonYahyaIbuki
Minor characters Mizuchi's BoyfriendKaiDomCosmoUtsugiRokume
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