Beastars is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. The manga proved to be quite successful and has multiple awards to its name. And, it also had an anime adaptation by Orange Studio. The show offers a unique storyline and intriguing characters. It is a coming of age series. Also, it covers genres like fantasy and drama. It takes only 2-3 chapters to fall in love with the series and you automatically start investing your time.
The story takes place in a world of modern, civilized, anthropomorphic animals with a cultural divide between carnivores and herbivores. The series takes its name from the in-universe rank of Beastar, an individual of great talent, service, and notoriety. If you’re a fan of Beastars and following it regularly, we have big news for you.
This year’s 43rd issue of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Paru Itagaki’s Beastars manga will end in three chapters. If there is no break, the manga will end in October.
The magazine also revealed that Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan’s Eren, My Hero Academia’s Todoroki, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable’s Koichi) will voice the character Pina in the anime adaptation’s upcoming second season.
Weekly Shōnen Champion had revealed in August that the manga was “right before its climax.” Itagaki had teased in January that the “end was in sight” for the manga.
Itagaki launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in September 2016. Akita Shoten published the manga’s 20th volume on August 6. The 21st volume will ship on October 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, a 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?
Legoshi, a large gray wolf, is a timid and quiet student of Cherryton Academy where he lives in a dorm with several other carnivorous students including his outgoing Labrador friend, Jack. As a member of the school’s drama club, Legoshi works as a stagehand and supports the actors of the club headed by the star pupil Louis, a red deer.
Out of nowhere, Tem the alpaca is brutally murdered and devoured in the night, setting off a wave of unease and distrust between the herbivore and carnivore students. At the same time, Legoshi has a fateful encounter with Haru, a small dwarf rabbit who has been in love with the red deer Louis and begins developing complex feelings for her.