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Tao (タオ, Tao?) is a secondary character in Beastars. He is a second-year student at Cherryton Academy as well as a member of the drama club.


Tao is a black panther, so he has a completely black fur and lacks the characteristic spots of his species. Tao is of medium height with a slim and athletic build. He has round eyes and long whiskers.

Tao is usually seen wearing sportswear during drama club activities.


The first time he is presented in the series, he is with the new student team of the drama club. He is shown to be somewhat fearful and not very confident, but more than anything it is due to the imposing presence that Louis had on stage during practices for the school play. With the passage of time, he shows himself to be a very kind and compassionate animal. He enjoys being part of the drama club.


  • Despite being introduced in Chapter 2, his name wasn't revealed until Chapter 59.
  • 'Black Panther' is not a species itself but refers to an all black leopard or jaguar.


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