Beastars is a popular anime series that first aired in the drama and fantasy genre in 2019. Originally based on a manga series, the anime is inspired by Paru Itagaki’s manga series that began airing in 2016. We analyzed the previous season of the anime, which attracted great attention with its second season. Now, for the third season, we will transfer all the known facts to our readers. Netflix licenses Beastars. Beastars, which makes a name all over the world with the platform’s advantage, was created by studio Orange. We also know the studio from Houseki No Kuni, one of the popular anime series of 2017. The second season of the anime originally aired on Fuji TV (+ Ultra), TNC, KTV, THK, UHB, BS Fuji local broadcasters from January to March 2021. It will be broadcast on Netflix in July 2021. So will the anime has a third season?
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What is the anime Beastars about?
Carnivores and herbivores try to live in peace at the Cherryton Academy. While many animals live a life unique to humans in this world, all students, including carnivores, are prohibited from consuming animal foods. However, despite all the prohibitions, there are also species that find and consume meat on the black market and hunt at night. Legoshi and many other animals’ youthful life is told in this world that belongs entirely to animals. The bullying, joys, and sorrows they suffered, in short, all the emotions and events of people were handled entertainingly and questionably.
Will there be a third season of the anime?
Orange, Netflix, or any related company has yet to renew the anime for a third season. The second season of the anime has just aired and a third season confirmation is fairly early to see. Netflix has not made a statement on this issue yet. Although the anime has not been renewed for a new season, we will evaluate all the tips for the third season.
Disc sales may affect the thirds season decision
The anime’s second season’s disc sales have not been finalized yet. However, the anime, which sold an average of 800 units in the first season, received a second season approval despite this low sales figure. Disc sales are traditionally important for new seasons of the animes. Although Beastars did not show the desired success in disc sales in Japan, this anime is popular worldwide! The fact that a platform like Netflix broadcasts anime and its current popularity supports the anime financially. Although the disc sales are bad, we think that there is no financial problem for a new season in financial terms.
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The anime’s overall popularity score is 90.4%. Given the current popularity, creative studio Orange will not say no to a new season because this brand is one of the most valuable anime in the studio’s hands.
Manga status of the anime
The original series was written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. The series, which started to be published in 2016, ended on 8 October 2020. The manga series published by Japanese publisher Akita Shoten also meets with readers in English by Viz Media. The fact that the manga series is not continuing anymore has already limited the number of seasons we can see.
However, 22 volumes have been released for the manga series so far, and enough source material is available for the new season. A total of 6 volumes were adapted in the first season, and 6 more volumes were adapted in the following second season. The remaining stock material is 10 volumes of the manga. The remaining source material is sufficient for at least one more season. If there were not enough stock material, a new season would be impossible despite the popularity, but it seems that the source material does not seem to be a problem for a new season of the anime.
When is the release date of the third season?
The anime has not yet been renewed for a new season, but a third season is likely to come out. We see the new season possibility of 80%, and if the disc sales are also successful, this ratio will approach 100%. We think Netflix will give the green light for a new season when enough manga source material is available. The first season of the anime began airing in October 2019, and the second season in January 2021. We think that the third season will appear proportionally in early 2022. When official statements come, we will share them with you.