Beastars is a popular anime series in the drama and fantasy genre that first aired in 2019. Originally based on a manga series, the anime is inspired by Paru Itagaki’s manga series that began airing in 2016. The Beatstars’ popular manga has won the Eleventh Manga Taisho Award, the Twenty-Second Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award, the Twenty-First Japan Media Arts Festival Award, and the Forty-Second Kodansha Manga Award. In short, it is an adaptation of a manga that is as famous as its anime. We had also analyzed the previous season of the anime, which attracted great attention with its second season, the result did not surprise us and the series was renewed for a second season. Now, for the potential third season, we will let you know what we know so far. 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, and it is broadcast on Netflix in July 2021. So will the anime has a third season? Has Netflix already renewed the series?
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. Beatstars opens the door to a breathtaking story of how Legoshi battles his inner demon in a society that is cruel to her own kind.
Will there be a third season of the Beastars?
Expectations were met, and the Beastars anime has been renewed for a third season, according to the announcement on July 20, 2021. Orange studio made the animations of the Netflix licensed anime last season. Orange Studio announced on Twitter that it will take part in the next season as well. The good news is that the same studio would be doing the animations to maintain the quality of the series. The bad news for some of the fans is that the anime studio Orange announced on December 7, 2021, that the new season of Beastars would be the final season.
Studio Orange made a reminder about the renewal in June, but as of July 13, 2022, there is still no clear release date. We will be able to see more news and a trailer in the coming days.
Oh quick reminder, we’ve already announced BEASTARS. We’re still making it. Update will be released when all the party involved are ready.
The original series of Beastars 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 seasons. 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. It is still unclear how much source material will be used in season 3. If the remaining story will not be fully adapted, we may see a fourth season, but it will not be possible to see more except spin-offs.
Manga adaptation rate
The Beastars anime is ranked 208th on Myanimelist’s popularity ranking. Given the current popularity, creative studio Orange will not say no to new seasons because this brand is one of the most valuable anime in the studio’s hands. Beatstars is an anime series that attracts attention not only in Japan but all over the world. Especially thanks to an exclusive distributor like Netflix, the anime reaches the whole world. Google searches give us an idea of the current popularity of the series. When we look at it, we see that BEASTARS is searched more than animes like The Dragon Prince and Mob Psycho 100 currently, also broadcast on Netflix. We know that Netflix anime isn’t always popular in Japan, but the official Japanese Twitter account has over 80k followers, which isn’t bad for an anime page.
As of July 13, 2022, although the anime has been renewed for a new season, the official release date has still not been shared yet. Forecasts point to early in 2023. We’ll update this section when the official release date is announced.
Japan Release Date
Netflix Release Date
October 10, 2019
March 13, 2020
January 7, 2021
July 15, 2021
Early in 2022 (Expectation)
Early in 2023 (Expectation)
What can happen in the third season?
We think that after the 100th chapter (vol. 12) of the manga could be adapted for what will be told in the third season. The two prominent characters of the manga, the gazelle-leopard hybrid Melon, and Merino, appeared briefly in the 11th episode of the second season. They may be more involved in the story next season. With Louis’ departure and Ibuki’s death, a power gap formed in Shishigumi. Melon can step in to fill this power gap. There’s a good chance that Legoshi will end up living in the Secret Apartment, where both carnivores and herbivores live. Maybe that’s where he meets Seven and Sagwan, a spotted seal.
Since Beastars is a manga adaptation, it is possible to learn from the manga what will take place next season. This part of our article contains sharp spoilers about the upcoming season.
Previously, Legoshi had dueled Tem’s killer, bear Riz. He fought and won against Riz’s power, thanks to Louis’ sacrificing his leg, and Legoshi was given an advantage by allowing him to eat meat for the first time. The duel ended with Riz’s arrest after admitting his mistake. But the police also arrested Legoshi! Legoshi was forever branded as a predatory criminal for illegally consuming the meat of another living animal. Besides the scar on his face, Legoshi faced multiple problems as he could no longer attend universities, and herbivore-owned companies would not want to hire him. Worse still, it was now legally impossible for him to marry a herbivore like Haru! In short, Legoshi now only has to live to go to a carnivorous college, get a job, marry a grey wolf, and start a family. But that’s not the life he wants. Desperate, Legoshi decides to tell Haru that he’s dropping out of Cherryton Academy. However, the police asked him to keep quiet about the incident. He can’t tell Haru clearly, causing Haru to be confused about their relationship.
When the police reveal details of the incident to the public, they alter key details, making it seem as if Louis is the herbivorous hero fighting against the carnivorous criminal Riz. Meanwhile, Louis is visited at the hospital by his father, Ogma, who has ordered him a quality prosthetic leg. Yahya ‘The Black Devil’, their community leader, becomes interested in Legoshi’s cause. Legoshi lives in the Hidden Condo, an old building that allows tenants to have criminal records. One of Legoshi’s new neighbors is a Merino sheep named Seven, who has a hard time working for a carnivorous sportswear company.
The audience will also be introduced to Legoshi’s mother, Leano, and grandfather, Gosha, in the following episodes. The reason Gosha’s appearance is shocking is that he is literally a scaly komodo dragon! Yes, that means Legoshi’s mother is a grey wolf-komodo dragon hybrid, while his father, Miyagi, is a true grey wolf. Legoshi inherited his grandfather’s eyes. However, Leano had inherited reptilian traits. It was his personal concern with his appearance that shaped Legoshi’s behavior today. Things change as the monster John tries to capture Melon, a hybrid criminal who is half gazelle and half leopard. In fact, he is someone who makes money by killing elephants and selling their tusks by pretending to be a therapist. The old horse can’t keep up with the more agile Melon, so John hires Legoshi to catch Melon. The monsters think they can remove Legoshi’s criminal past from the official record and pave the way for Legoshi’s reunion to a happy future.
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