Paru Itagaki’s BEASTARS manga revealed a new visual and the show’s staff during AnimeJapan 2019.
An anime adaptation of Paru Itagaki’s manga BEASTARS will debut in October of this year on Netflix. The staff includes Shinichi Matsumi (episodes of Rurouni Kenshin, Land of the Lustrous, and more) set to direct. Nanami Higuchi (Little Witch Academia screenplays) is writing and Nao Otsu is handling character designs at anime studio Orange (Land of the Lustrous). The reveal was at AnimeJapan 2019.
Viz Media is developing an English language release for BEASTARS, and they describe the story of the series as follows:
At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, it’s personal relationships that maintain the fragile peace. Who among them is a Beastar—an academic and social role model destined to become a leader in society naturally rife with mistrust?
Last night at Cherryton Academy, an herbivore student was killed and eaten. Among the members of the drama club, the herbivores’ suspicions naturally turn to their carnivore classmates… The prime suspect? Legosi, a large wolf. But he wouldn’t hurt a fly—or would he? And will dwarf rabbit Haru bring out the beast in him? Or are his feelings for her…something else?Comic Natalie
The question of anime saturation has been the talk in fandom lately, and although fans would love to see their favorite manga become an anime, perhaps there is too much of it. Quality is, of course, subjective, but for the most part, there is an overwhelming agreement that the west is hurting anime because it demands quantity over quality. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know. Did you attend AnimeJapan this year? If so we would love to hear from you. Please share We had representatives attend and it was fun.