BEASTARS announced that their final season will release in 2024 on Netflix. An exact release date for Season 3 has not yet been announced. This came from BEASTARS‘ English Twitter account. It also stated that an official announcement on the Japanese Twitter account and website will be made soon. As of now, there are no further details.
BEASTARS is a story that revolves around anthropomorphic animals in a modern and civilized setting. The situation between carnivores and herbivores is tense. Legoshi, a grey wolf, has been perceived to be scary and intimidating, even though he is a actually shy and sensitive. Legoshi works in a drama club in Cherryton Academy as a stagehand and support. This drama club is headed by Louis, a red deer. One day, a drama club member got murdered. It turns out it was Tem, an alpaca, and Legoshi’s friend. With this crime, the distrust towards carnivores became severe, which led to Legoshi trying to lay low. Legoshi then met Haru, a white dwarf rabbit who experienced discrimination from her peers. Legoshi then started to develop complicated feelings for Haru.
See the announcing tweet below:
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Paru Itagaki is the author and illustrator of BEASTARS. It started manga serialization in 2016 in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shounen Champion magazine. Paru Itagaki published a one-shot comic named BEAST COMPLEX prior to serializing BEASTARS. The final 22nd volume was released last January 2021.
Viz Media licensed the manga to be published in English and released the first volume in 2019. It is available in paperback and e-book. Currently, there are 19 volumes released, with both volume 20 and 21 available for pre-order.
BEASTARS was adapted into an anime in 2019, produced by Studio Orange. It first aired in on Fuji TV’s +Ultra broadcast channel and selected Japanese TV channels such as: Kansai TV, Tokai TV, TV West Japan, Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting, and BS Fuji. It premiered on Netflix worldwide in 2020. The anime currently has 2 seasons, with its upcoming 3rd season being the final one. The final season will premiere on Netflix as confirmed by its official website and Twitter.
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BEASTARS received its first recognition in the year 2018. First, it won the 11th Manga Taisho Awards. It was subsequently followed by winning the New Creator Prize in the 22nd Osamu Cultural Prize. It then went on to win the Best Shounen Manga in the 42nd Kodansha Manga Awards.
As of 2021, the BEASTARS manga has exceeded 7.5 million circulations. It was also this same year that the BEASTARS anime had won the Best Opening Sequence category in the Crunchyroll 2021 Anime Awards. In the Crunchyroll’s 2022 Anime Awards, it was nominated in three categories: Best Opening Sequence, Best Ending Sequence, and Best Romance.
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