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Beastars Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in 2021

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The official website for the BEASTARS anime announced on Friday that the show's second season will premiere in 2021. The anime will again air in Japan on Fuji TV's [+Ultra] programming block.

The website also revealed two new cast members and character designs.

Taiten Kusunoki as Ibuki (left) and Subaru Kimura as Free (right)


The first television anime of Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS manga debuted on Netflix in Japan on October 8, and then premiered on Fuji TV's [+Ultra] programming block and on TV Nishinippon on October 9. The season debuted on Netflix outside of Japan on March 13.

Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

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 a 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? Legoshi, 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?

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

Itagaki launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in September 2016.

Source: BEASTARS anime's website and Twitter account


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