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 aired 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. Basically, it’s an adaptation of a manga as famous as the anime. We had also analyzed the previous season of the anime, which attracted a lot of attention with its second season, the result did not surprise us and the series was renewed for a second season. Now, for the possible third season, we’ll let you know what we know so far. Beastars, which is making a name for itself around the world with the benefit of the platform, was created by studio Orange. We also know the studio from Houseki No Kunicone 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 will air on Netflix in July 2021. So the anime has a third season† Has Netflix renewed the series yet?
What is the Beastars anime about?
Carnivores and herbivores try to live in peace at Cherryton Academy. While many animals live lives 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 the youthful lives of many other animals are told in this world that belongs wholly to animals. The bullying, the joys and sorrows they suffered, in short, all the emotions and events of people were treated amusingly and questionably. Beatstars opens the door to a breathtaking story of how Legoshi battles his inner demon in a society cruel to its own kind.
Will there be a third season of the anime?
The expectations were fulfilled and the anime has been renewed for a third seasonaccording to the Announcement on July 20, 2021. Orange studio created the animations of the Netflix licensed anime last season. Orange studio announced on Twitter that it will also participate next season. The good news is that the same studio will do the animations to maintain the quality of the series.
The original series was written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. The series, which started appearing in 2016, finished on October 8, 2020. The manga series from Japanese publisher Akita Shoten also meets readers in English through Viz Media. The fact that the manga series is no longer going has already limited the number of seasons we can watch.
However, 22 volumes of the manga series have been released so far and plenty of source material is available for the new seasons. In the first season, a total of 6 volumes were modified and in the following second season, 6 more volumes were modified. 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 isn’t fully adapted, we may see a fourth season, but it won’t be possible to see more except spin-offs.
The anime is ranked 218th in Myanimelist’s popularity ranking. Given its current popularity, creative studio Orange will not say no to new seasons as this brand is one of the most valuable anime owned by the studio. Beatstars is an anime series that is attracting attention not only in Japan but all over the world. Mainly 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. Looking at it, we see that BEASTARS is more searched than animes like The dragon prince and Mafia Psycho 100 currently also airing on Netflix.
3rd season Chance of Beastars
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.92 on MA, 7.8 on IMDb)
Major distributor like Netflix
Enough availability of manga source material
Good Light Novel Sales (7.5+ million copies in print)
Extra income with Stage Play
Manga is over
No success in disc sales
When is the third season release date?
From Nov 18, 2021Although the anime has been renewed for a new season, no official release date has been announced yet. Outlook points to the summer of 2022† We will update this section when the official release date is announced.
|Japanese release date||Netflix release date|
|Season 1||October 10, 2019||March 13, 2020|
|Season 2||January 7, 2021||July 15, 2021|
|Season 3||Early 2022 (Expectation)||Mid 2022 (Expectation)|
What could happen in the third season?
We think that after the 100th chapter (vol. 12) the manga can be adapted for what will be told in the third season. The manga’s two prominent characters, 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 the departure of Louis and the death of Ibuki, a power gap arose in Shishigumi. Melon can intervene to fill this power gap. There is a good chance that Legoshi will live in the Secret Apartment, which is home to both carnivores and herbivores. Perhaps there he will meet Seven and Sagwan, a spotted seal.
Since Beastars is a manga adaptation, it is possible to learn from the manga what will happen next season. This part of our article contains sharp spoilers about the upcoming season.
Previously, Legoshi had fought a duel with Tem’s killer, bear Riz. He fought and won against Riz’s power, thanks to Louis sacrificing his leg, and Legoshi gained an advantage by letting him eat meat for the first time. The duel ended with Riz’s arrest after he admitted his mistake. But the police also arrested Legoshi! Legoshi was forever branded a predatory criminal for illegally consuming the flesh of another live animal. Aside from the scar on his face, Legoshi faced multiple issues as he could no longer attend colleges and herbivore-owned companies wouldn’t hire him. Worse, it was now legally impossible for him to marry an herbivore like Haru! In short, Legoshi now only needs to live to attend a carnivorous university, get a job, marry a gray wolf and start a family. But that’s not the life he wants. Desperate, Legoshi decides to tell Haru that he is quitting Cherryton Academy. However, the police asked him to remain silent about the incident. He is unable to tell Haru clearly, leaving Haru confused about their relationship.
When the police reveal details of the incident to the public, they change the key details, making it seem like Louis is the herbivorous hero fighting the carnivorous criminal Riz. Meanwhile, in the hospital, Louis is visited by his father, Ogma, who has ordered him a quality prosthetic leg. Yahya ‘The Black Devil’, their community leader, becomes interested in Legoshi’s case. Legoshi lives in the Hidden Condo, an old building where tenants can 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 following episodes also introduce the audience to Legoshi’s mother, Leano, and grandfather, Gosha. The reason Gosha’s appearance is shocking is that he is literally a scaly Komodo dragon! Yes, that means Legoshi’s mother is a gray wolf-komodo dragon hybrid, while his father, Miyagi, is a true gray 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 current behavior. Things change when the monster tries to capture John 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 agile Melon, so John hires Legoshi to capture Melon. The monsters believe they can remove Legoshi’s criminal past from the official record and pave the way for Legoshi’s reunion into a happy future.