Beastars is a Japanese manga series in the Romantic Comedy, Mystery, Romance and Thriller genre. Written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. Beastars has 22 volumes and the manga's publication period was from September 8, 2016 to October 8, 2020.
already the anime aired on Netflix had its adaptation from October 8, 2019 and still continues to release new episodes. The series has already been awarded and was the first Akita Shoten title to receive the Manga Taisho award. The details and curiosities of Beastars you can check now.
The story depicts the animal life with everyday human attributions, such as work, family, responsibility and among others. The conflict exists because of the coexistence of carnivores and herbivores. The carnivore that eats meat is considered prejudice, so they are given special rations so that they do not have this need.
The protagonist of Beastars is a gray wolf called Legoshi. He is shy, nerdy and attends Cherryton High School where he shares a room with other carnivorous students.
Legoshi is a member of the school's drama group and helps Louis the Red Deer's stardom. Until one day Tem, the Alpaca is brutally murdered and devoured. There is no way to identify the killer, but the other animals become suspicious of Legoshi because he is a carnivore with a reputation for being fierce.
Legoshi ends up meeting another classmate, a bunny named Haru, and will need to understand the conflict between her newfound feelings and her predator instinct. But over time he became part of the gardening group in which the rabbit was the only member, and she was reputed to be a "flirt". Haru was poorly spoken of among herbivores, with time the wolf starts to nurture feelings for her. But, Legoshi discovered that she was in a relationship with Louis the red deer.
The Beatstars were a representative of society that came out of the school community and Louis tried at all costs to get the title always keeping up appearances and showing no weaknesses. For this achievement it was necessary to leave the boarding school and go to the community for the event that would be chosen to be the Beatstars.
Carnivores couldn't eat meat either, but there was an illegal meat market run by a gang of lions called the Shishigumi. Legoshi and other carnivores went to this market, which was new to him, but for colleagues and their families it was common to eat there. But, the wolf was too excited to smell the food, so a panda bear by the name of Gohin, captures him until he calms down. The bear is a doctor responsible for the rehabilitation of meat addicts who cannot contain themselves in society and prey on other members of society. And to fulfill his role, Gohin uses brute force.
The Shishigumi group kidnaps the white rabbit. And Legoshi tried to save her and also warned Louis (who was apparently more than a friend of hers) that he didn't care as he was more concerned about the contest. Then, he tried to ask Gohin for help, who at first refused, but later helped him by covering.
The gray wolf then went in search of Haru and used his predatory strength to face the Shishigumi. Louis decides to go look for them at the request of the mayor of the city who is also a lion. And he arrives right in the final stretch and manages to kill the leader. The first season ends with the fight.
In the second season, it is aimed at understanding the past of Louis who was adopted by a red deer from a large family in society. And he begins to remember that he was taken from an illegal market rather than an orphanage. And he becomes the leader of Shishigumi for having shown honor during the last fight.
The group at all their meals ate meat and Louis as the leader was supposed to eat too, which was challenging for him because he was a herbivore. Then Louis disappears and it is unknown where he could be.
With the investigation into the alpaca's death, the school's security leader (a rattlesnake) assigns Legoshi to discover the riddle as he has an extremely accurate fact. He then keeps busy to find out the whereabouts of Tem and Louis. But Louis shows up quite a while later at school, but actually he was growing up in the black market with the gang.
Legoshi asks Gohin for training to make him stronger. As part of the training he must abstain from meat and focus on using only his body strength, he also goes through risky situations, wears a muzzle (so as not to use his jaw) and has his fur shaved.
With the investigations the gray wolf finds out about Louis and tries to get him out of the black market and also unravels the mystery of who killed the alpaca. If you haven't watched it yet, you will be surprised by the real sign of Tem!!! The second season ends with the fight between Legoshi and the real killer.
In November 2021, Paru Itagaki's Beastars manga reached a new global sales milestone, currently reaching 7.5 million copies of its printed story circulating around the world. The author celebrated the achievement on the social network Twitter, along with a new outline of the main character.
The third season of the anime was confirmed in July 2021 by Orange Studio on social media. The next arc portrayed should be Interspecies Relations, or Inter-Species Relations (free translation). Probably the third season will also be adapted to a part of the fifth arc. There is still no release date for Beastars season 3 in Japan. The television adaptation of the manga was elected by IGN Brasil as one of the best anime of 2020.
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