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