Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS Manga Crosses 7.5 Million Copies in Circulation
posted on by Adriana Hazra
Paru Itagaki announced on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the completion of her BEASTARS manga that the series has crossed 7.5 million copies in circulation.
完結から1年経ちましたが、このたびBEASTARS(ビースターズ)累計発行部数が750万部突破しました！ありがとうございます。アニメ最終章もお楽しみに🐺🐺🐺 pic.twitter.com/yovkTUFVyP— 板垣巴留/Paru Itagaki (@itaparu99) October 27, 2021
Studio Orange announced in July that the television anime adaptation of the manga will have a new arc. Netflix Japan also announced the anime's new arc, and it opened a new website.
The first television anime debuted on Netflix in Japan and on Fuji TV's [+Ultra] programming block and on TV Nishinippon in October 2019. The season debuted on Netflix outside of Japan in March 2020. The anime's second season premiered on January 5 and again aired in Japan on Fuji TV's [+Ultra] programming block. Netflix debuted the second season outside Japan on July 15.
Itagaki launched her BEASTARS manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in September 2016. The manga ended in October 2020. Akita Shoten published the manga's 22nd and final volume on January 8. 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?
Itagaki launched the Sanda manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion in July.