BEASTARS Anime's 1st Episode Previewed in 10-Minute Promo Video

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School life among carnivores & herbivores teased before October 8 premiere

Toho Animation began streaming the fifth promotional video for the television anime of Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS manga on Tuesday. The nearly 10-minute video previews the first episode — in particular, it starts with the gruesome devouring of the alpaca Tem by a mysterious killer, before segueing to the school campus life of Regoshi and the others.

The video will stay online for a limited time until October 7 at 12:00 p.m. Japan Time (October 6 at 11:00 p.m. EDT).

The manga takes place in a world of carnivores and herbivores, where there is a lot of hope, love, and anxiety. Regoshi is a wolf who is a member of Cherryton Academy's drama club, and even though he's a wolf, he's very sensitive. The manga follows the adolescent life of Regoshi and many other animals.

The cast includes:

Chikahiro Kobayashi as Regoshi (left in image below), and Sayaka Senbongi as Haru (right)

Yuuki Ono as Louis (left in image below), and Atsumi Tanezaki as Juno (right)

Junya Enoki as Jack (left), Akio Ohtsuka as Gouhin (right)

Takeo Ōtsuka as Collot

Yoshiyuki Shimozuma as Voss

Fukushi Ochiai as Sanou

Yūma Uchida as Miguno

Naoto Kobayashi as Durham

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kai

Takaaki Torashima as Bill

Sayumi Watabe as Els

Genki Muro as Dom

Yūichi Iguchi as Kibi

Yuko Hara as Shiira

Ikuto Kanemasa as Aoba

Akane Ōchi as Ellen

Hibiku Yamamura as Mizuchi

Sakura Andou as Legom
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Mayor
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Oguma

Shinichi Matsumi (assistant director for Pom Poko, Porco Rosso; episode director for Rurouni Kenshin, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis) is directing the anime at CG anime studio Orange (Land of the Lustrous, Dimension W). Nanami Higuchi (Little Witch Academia, Ninja Slayer from Animation) is writing the scripts, Nao Ootsu (firearm design for Saga of Tanya the Evil, sub-character designer for Banana Fish) is designing the characters, Eiji Inomoto (KanColle, Ghost in the Shell: Arise) is the CG chief director, and Satoru Kousaki (Wake Up, Girls!, Oreimo both seasons, Monogatari Series Second Season) is composing the music.

Other staff members include Minami Kasuga as art director, Ken Hashimoto as color designer, Shiori Furusho as director of photography, and Junichi Uematsu as editor.

The anime will premiere in Fuji TV's [+Ultra] programming block on October 8, and will stream exclusively on Netflix.

The anime will debut in Netflix in Japan on October 8, and will premiere on Fuji TV's [+Ultra] programming block and on TV Nishinippon on October 9. The anime will also premiere on Kansai TV on October 10, Tokai TV on October 12, on Hokkaido Bunka Hōsō on October 13, and on BS Fuji on October 16.

ALI performs the anime's opening theme song "Wild side, and YURiKA performs the ending theme song "Le zoo."

Itagaki launched the Beastars manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in September 2016. Viz Media has licensed the series for North America.

Sources: Toho Animation's YouTube channel, BEASTARS anime's website, Comic Natalie

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