Beastars (ビースターズ, Bīsutāzu) is a manga series written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki and published by the Akita Shoten publishing house in the Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from September 8, 2016, to October 8, 2020, with 22 volumes.
An adaptation to anime, will be produced by the studio Orange in the CGI animation format. It will be released on October 8th, 2019 exclusively in Japan, licensed by Netflix. In addition, the series will also be broadcasted on Fuji TV +Ultra in Japan on October 9th, 2019. The international premiere of the first season will be on March 13, 2020.
On December 26, 2019, it was announced that the animated series of Beastars will have a second season. In early November 2020, it was announced that Season 2 will premiere on January 5, 2021, in Japan. The second season's international premiere will be in July 2021.
The story takes place in a world of civilized anthropomorphic animals with a cultural division between carnivores and herbivores. The series takes its name from the range in the universe of Beastar, an individual of great talent, service and notoriety.
Legosi, a great gray wolf, is a shy and quiet student at Cherryton School, where he lives in a dormitory with other carnivorous students, including his outgoing friend Labrador, Jack. As a member of the school theater club, Legosi works as a stagehand and supports the actors of the club headed by the star student Louis, a deer. Out of nowhere, Tem, the alpaca, is brutally murdered and devoured at night, creating a wave of restlessness and distrust between herbivores and carnivorous students. At the same time, Legosi has a fateful encounter with Haru, a small dwarf rabbit, and begins to develop complex feelings towards her.