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Beastars
BEASTARS, volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first manga tankōbon volume, featuring Legoshi
Genre
Manga
Written byParu Itagaki
Published byAkita Shoten
English publisher
ImprintShōnen Champion Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Champion
DemographicShōnen
Original runSeptember 8, 2016October 8, 2020
Volumes22 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byShinichi Matsumi
Produced by
  • Shunsuke Hosoi
  • Hyuntae Kim
  • Kiyotaka Waki
  • Yoshinori Takeeda (Fuji TV)
Written byNanami Higuchi
Music bySatoru Kōsaki
StudioOrange
Licensed byNetflix
Original networkFuji TV (+Ultra), TNC, KTV, THK, UHB, BS Fuji
Original run October 8, 2019 – present
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

Beastars (stylized as BEASTARS) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. It was serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion from September 2016 to October 2020, with its chapters collected in 21 tankōbon volumes as of October 2020. 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.

An anime television series adaptation by Orange aired from October to December 2019 on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block. A second season is scheduled to premiere in January 2021.

The manga is licensed for English release in North America by Viz Media, while the anime is licensed by Netflix. Beastars has won multiple awards in 2018, including the 11th Manga Taishō Award, being the first Akita Shoten title to received it, the New Creator Prize at the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, the 42nd Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category and the New Face Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival.

Plot[edit]

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 Louis, and begins developing complex feelings for her.

Characters[edit]

Legoshi (レゴシ, Regoshi)

Voiced by: Chikahiro Kobayashi[3] (Japanese); Jonah Scott[4] (English)
Legoshi, 17 years old at the start of the story[5] but turns 18 years old in Volume 14,[6] is a towering gray wolf with a quiet personality contrasting his appearance. A second-year student, he works as a member of the drama club's stage crew, and enjoys watching tragic stories performed despite never having had to directly participate in them. He attempts to hide his more terrifying traits in order to better acquaint his herbivorous classmates. He takes it upon himself to solve the murder of Tem. Generally conflicted with his status as a carnivore, Legoshi wishes to suppress his predatory desires which become even more complicated as he develops confused feelings towards Haru.
Itagaki had first conceptualized a wolf character while she attended junior high school; the design ideas remained similar, but over time she had different ideas for the character's story. Itagaki stated that she chose to make a wolf character as their similarity to dogs make them familiar to readers and that wolves' "sneaking around" makes them "cute".[5] The name "Legoshi" refers to actor Bela Lugosi while she used Mathieu Amalric as a model for Legoshi's face. She stated "I sometimes think of Kenichi Matsuyama when I'm drawing the body."[5]

Haru (ハル)

Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi[3] (Japanese); Lara Jill Miller[4] (English)
Haru, a third-year, is the lone member of Cherryton's gardening club and general outcast of the school due to her promiscuity. As a white dwarf rabbit, she often finds herself being treated as a fragile individual by society and wants to be validated as a person; she feels that having sex is the only way she can feel in control of herself. Haru tends to keep people at a distance, even those like Legoshi and Louis who wish to become closer with her.

Louis (ルイ, Rui)

Voiced by: Yūki Ono[7] (Japanese); Griffin Puatu[4] (English)
Louis the red deer, 18 at the start of the story,[8] is a third-year student at Cherryton and star actor of the school's drama club. Prideful and confident, Louis has a dream to become the next Beastar. He tends to look down upon those around him and assert his dominance even as an herbivore surrounded by carnivores. Though typically manipulative for his own desires, Louis has shown kindness and admiration (especially with Legoshi) that evolves over the course of the story. He has been romantically entangled with Haru.
Itagaki gives the character a "feminine" appearance, and that of the characters as of Volume 2 he "is the most difficult character[...]to draw" due to issues in making him show emotional characteristics, adding that she did not have difficulty drawing the actual parts of the character.[8] Itagaki stated that she chose the name "Louis" due to its upper class connotations.[8]

Juno (ジュノ)

Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki[7] (Japanese); Lauren Landa[9] (English)
Juno is a first-year female gray wolf student and new member of the drama club who falls in love with Legoshi at first sight after he protects her from bullies, having heard of him prior to meeting him. She is determined to win his heart and become a Beastar alongside him, to create a new peaceful era for all carnivores together.

Gohin (ゴウヒン, Gōhin)

Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka[7] (Japanese); Keith Silverstein[4] (English)
A giant panda who works as a psychiatrist and back-alley doctor, who treats and rehabilitates carnivores whose predatory instincts start to overtake them. He first encounters Legoshi when he passes out in the Black Market, and at first assumes that Legoshi is one of many carnivores succumbing to their feral instincts, but soon develops something of a friendship with him, eventually becoming a mentor of sorts to him.

Jack (ジャック, Jakku)

Voiced by: Junya Enoki[7] (Japanese); Ben Diskin[4] (English)
Jack is a Labrador Retriever, and also Legoshi's closest friend. The two have been acquaintances since their childhood. He is very friendly and wants the best for Legoshi, supporting him no matter what.

Bill (ビル, Biru)

Voiced by: Takaaki Kojima[7] (Japanese); Kaiji Tang[4] (English)
Bill is a Bengal tiger and second-year student at Cherryton Academy. He is also a member of the drama club's acting division and desires to become the next Beastar in order to prove the worth of all carnivores. He even comes to view Legoshi as a rival in terms of acting skill.

Collot (コロ, Koro)

Voiced by: Takeo Ōtsuka[7] (Japanese); Kyle McCarley[10] (English)
An Old English Sheepdog and friend of Legoshi's who lives in the same dorm.

Voss (ボス, Bosu)

Voiced by: Yoshiyuki Shimozuma[7] (Japanese); Kyle Hebert[10] (English)
A fennec fox and friend of Legoshi's who lives in the same dorm.

Miguno (ミグノ)

Voiced by: Yuma Uchida[7] (Japanese); Michael Chapman[10] (English)
A spotted hyena and friend of Legoshi's who lives in the same dorm.

Durham (ダラム, Daramu)

Voiced by: Naoto Kobayashi[7] (Japanese); Billy Kametz[10] (English)
A coyote and friend of Legoshi's who lives in the same dorm.

Sanu (サヌ)

Voiced by: Fukushi Ochiai[7] (Japanese); Kyle Hebert[11] (English)
A pelican and head director of the drama club.

Kai (カイ)

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto[7] (Japanese); Daman Mills[4] (English)
Kai is a mongoose. Formerly part of the drama club acting team, he is demoted by Louis to working as a stagehand and supporting the actors of the club.

Els (エルス, Erusu)

Voiced by: Sayumi Watabe[7] (Japanese); Erika Harlacher[4] (English)
Els is an Angora goat who was the object of Tem's affection. She initially feared Legoshi following Tem's murder, but she changed her mind and forgave the wolf when he gave her Tem's love letter.

Dom (ドーム, Dōmu)

Voiced by: Genki Muro[7] (Japanese); Brian Beacock[11] (English)
A third-year peafowl and the stage crew leader of the drama club.

Kibi (キビ)

Voiced by: Yūichi Iguchi[7] (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook[10] (English)
An anteater member of the drama club's stage crew.

Sheila (シイラ, Shīra)

Voiced by: Yuko Hara[7] (Japanese); Cristina Vee[12] (English)
A third-year cheetah and a high ranked member of the drama club serving as the choreographer.

Aoba (アオバ)

Voiced by: Ikuto Kanemasa[7] (Japanese); Tony Azzolino[11] (English)
A bald eagle second-year student and friend to both Legoshi and Bill.

Ellen (エレン, Eren)

Voiced by: Akane Ōchi[7] (Japanese); Lauren Landa[11] (English)
Ellen is a second-year zebra student at Cherryton Academy. She is a member of the drama club who holds great respect from the herbivore side (though not nearly as much as Louis). She is shown to be easily scared of carnivores and is the first to blame one of them for Tem's death.

Mizuchi (ミズチ)

Voiced by: Hibiku Yamamura[7] (Japanese); Cherami Leigh[10] (English)
A paranoid Harlequin rabbit student at Cherryton Academy in Haru's grade who believes herself an endangered species and enjoys belittling Haru as inferior to her.

Legom (レゴム, Regomu)

Voiced by: Sakura Andou[7] (Japanese); Reba Buhr[10] (English)
A Leghorn chicken student at Cherryton High School who sits next to Legoshi because the seats are arranged alphabetically. Every Wednesday, she sells her eggs to the school store, where Legoshi buys eggs from to make egg sandwiches. Although they seldom interact with one another, Legom appreciates Legoshi's affinity for her eggs.

Tem (テム, Temu)

Voiced by: Takeo Ōtsuka (Japanese); Kyle McCarley[10] (English)
Tem is an alpaca who was mysteriously murdered. Before his death, he had feelings for Els and made a love letter (which Legoshi knew and gave to Els afterward). Later in the series, the murderer is revealed amidst plenty of intrigue.

Zoe (ゾーイ, Zōi)

Voiced by: Genki Muro (Japanese); Kylen Deporter[10] (English)
Zoe is a goat and member of Cherryton Academy's drama club.

Tao (タオ)

Voiced by: Naoto Kobayashi (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook[11] (English)
Tao is a black panther second-year student at Cherryton Academy as well as a member of the drama club.

Gon (ゴン)

The Siberian tiger Headmaster of Cherryton Academy who is also a member of the All-Organism Council that helps in selecting new Beastars each year.

Mayor (市長, Shichō)

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Hoshino[7] (Japanese); Billy Kametz[10] (English)
The unnamed lion mayor who selfishly ignores any negative behavior of other carnivores (especially lions) for the sake of preserving the peace. He admits to spending an exorbitant amount of money on plastic surgery to make himself look more like an herbivore for the sole purpose of appearing less threatening, and therefore more "electable".

Ogma (オグマ, Oguma)

Voiced by: Kenyu Horiuchi[7] (Japanese); Bob Buchholz[10] (English)
A red deer who is the owner and head of the Horns Conglomerate. Being infertile and in need of having a successor, he adopted Louis from the Back Market Alley when the latter was very little.

Ibuki (イブキ)

Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki[13]
Member of the Shishigumi that operates in the black market. Ibuki is a clever and calm lion among its reckless members. He has a strong father/son-like relationship with Louis.

Free (フリー, Furī)

Voiced by: Subaru Kimura[13]
Member of the Shishigumi who is a quick-tempered lion that actively takes on the lead in turf wars. Aggressive but also likes to joke around.

Pina (ピナ, Pina)

Voiced by: Yūki Kaji[14]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Paru Itagaki launched the manga in Akita Shoten's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion on September 8, 2016.[15] In a September 2019 interview with Spanish website Ramen Para Dos, Itagaki stated that the manga would have "at most twenty volumes."[16] In a January 2020 chapter's author's note Itagaki commented that the "end is in sight".[17] The series finished with its 196th chapter on October 8, 2020.[14][18][19] Akita Shoten has compiled its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes. The first volume was released on January 6, 2017.[20] As of October 8, 2020, twenty-one volumes have been released.[21]

During their panel at Anime NYC 2018, Viz Media announced that they have licensed the manga.[22]

Volumes[edit]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 January 6, 2017[20]978-4-253-22754-4July 16, 2019[23]978-1-9747-0798-0

Start of the arc "Drama Club" (「演劇部」, "Engeki-bu"). (volumes 1-2/chapters 1-17/episodes 1-5)

  1. "Introduction upon the Full Moon" (満月なのでご紹介します, Mangetsu na no de goshōkai shimasu)
  2. "To Stroke One's Fur the Wrong Way" (少年たちの逆撫で, Shōnen-tachi no sakanade)
  3. "A Disturbance in the Mist" (霧の中の警鐘, Kiri no naka no keishō)
  1. "A Moderately Bad Day Even for a Bunny Rabbit" (ウサギ史上でもかなり悪い日, Usagi-shijō de mo kanari warui hi)
  2. "Hey, It's Us" (ねぇ僕らだよ, Nē boku-ra da yo)
  3. "A Star Among Beasts" (ケモノたちの一等星, Kemono-tachi no ichitō-sei)
  4. "Wildlife Sanctuary Level 100" (禁猟区レベル100, Kinryō-ku reberu hyaku)
2 April 7, 2017[24]978-4-253-22755-1September 17, 2019[25]978-1-9747-0799-7
  1. "The Godmother Sighs" (ゴッドマザーのため息, Goddomazā no tameiki)
  2. "The Wind Rises (Behind Closed Doors)" (風立ちぬ(ただし見えない所で), Kaze tachinu (Tadashi mienai tokoro de))
  3. "Privacy Offstage" (プライバシ一は舞台裏に, Puraibashi ichi wa butaiura ni)
  4. "Like Glass on Your Gums" (歯茎にガラス, Haguki ni garasu)
  5. "A Radiant Despot" (まぶしき独裁, Mabushiki dokusai)
  1. "Yin-Yang Stripes" (陰と陽、シマシマ, In to yō, shimashima)
  2. "The Scent of the Holy Grail" (聖杯の匂い, Seihai no nioi)
  3. "Warm Proof of Kinship" (仲間の証、温かく, Nakama no akashi, atatakaku)
  4. "Burning Retribution" (君を焦がす制歳, Kimi wo kogasu seisai)
3 May 8, 2017[26]978-4-253-22756-8November 19, 2019[27]978-1-9747-0800-0

Start of the arc "Meteor Festival" (「隕石祭」, "Inseki-sai"). (volumes 3-6/chapters 18-49/episodes 6-12)

  1. "Howl Reluctance Syndrome" (遠吠えのイヤイヤ症候群, Tōboe no iya-iya shōkōgun)
  2. "The Beasts' Summer Festival of the Meteor" (獣の盆、彼らが夏, Kemono no bon, kare-ra ga natsu)
  3. "Bow Wow Your Name" (ガウガウ君の名は, Gau-gau kimi no na wa)
  4. "The Customer Who Sits Next to Me" (隣のクライアント, Tonari no kuraianto)
  1. "Resonance with the Outside World" (外界との共鳴, Daitai to no kyōmei)
  2. "Together with Bill's Shadow" (建ち並ぶビルの影, Tachinarabu biru no kage)
  3. "Falling Down the Stairs of Adulthood" (おとなの階段に散る, Otona no kaidan ni chiru)
  4. "Visualized Reality" (現像されたリアルたち, Genzō sareta Riaru-tachi)
  5. "My Eyes Filled with Tears, My Heart Filled with Sorrow" (視界は滲むし全部嫌だ, Shikai wa nijimushi zenbu iya da)
4 July 7, 2017[28]978-4-253-22757-5January 21, 2020[29]978-1-9747-0801-7
  1. "That Day with Mister Bambi" (あの日ミス夕ーバンビと, Ano hi Misutā Banbi to)
  2. "How Clothes Should Fit" (ジャストフィットを見てよ, Jasutofitto wo mite yo)
  3. "The Brilliance of Emotions" (その感情、極彩色, Sono kanjō, gokusaishiki)
  4. "Refreshing Wind from the Passing of a Metro Train" (地下鉄の風はみずみずしい, Chikatetsu no kaze wa mizumizushī)
  5. "An Animal Tamer with Nerves of Steel" (鉄の猛獣使い, Tetsu no mōjūdzukai)
  1. "Shocking Pink Ambition" (野望はショッキングピンク, Yabō wa shokkingupinku)
  2. "Turn Off the Lights" (なら電気を消して, Nara denki wo keshite)
  3. "To Make a Solemn Vow" (宣誓⋯上へまいります, Sensei...-jō e mairimasu)
  4. "A Meek Bodyguard" (ボディガードは神妙に, Bodigādo wa shinmyō ni)
5 October 6, 2017[30]978-4-253-22758-2March 17, 2020[31]978-1-9747-0802-4
  1. "The Physiology of Taste" (美味礼讃のため, Bimiraisan no tame)
  2. "To Raise a Fist" (こぶしの縁に寄せて, Kobushi no en ni yosete)
  3. "Gathering Rain Clouds" (雨雲に引き連れられて, Amagumo ni hikitsurerarete)
  4. "White Fur on a Piece of Lined Paper" (罫線に白い毛這わせて, Keisen ni shiroi ke hawa sete)
  5. "I Wanna Hold You" (君を捕まえたい, Kimi wo tsukamaetai)
  1. "Overflowing Heart, Bursting Lungs" (胸いっぱいより肺いっぱい, Mune-ippai yori hai-ippai)
  2. "Large Loyalty" (大型忠誠心, Ōgata chūsei kokoro)
  3. "Together in the Thick Night" (味が濃い夜に僕ら2匹, Aji ga koi yoru ni boku-ra ni-biki)
  4. "Automatic Youth" (オートマチック青年, Ōtomachikku seinen)
6 December 9, 2017[32]978-4-253-22759-9May 19, 2020[33]978-1-9747-0803-1
  1. "Cemented by Warm Sweat" (温い汗に固められ, Nukui ase ni katamerare)
  2. "A Black Hole Beneath Her Eyelashes" (睫毛の奥のブラックホール, Matsuge no oku no burakku hōru)
  3. "Dominance Through Contrast" (コントラストで支配せよ, Kontorasuto de shihai seyo)
  4. "Only the Wind Knows" (潮風だけが知っている, Shiokaze dake ga shitte iru)
  5. "In the Lingering Summer Heat" (残暑 各々に散らばって, Zansho onōno ni chirabatte)
  1. "The Pups Who Transcended Old Tradition" (古代を飛び越せ子どもたち, Kodai wo tobikose kodomo-tachi)
  2. "Othello of Fire" (炎のオセロ, Honō no Osero)
  3. "Life Tastes Like Heavy Lead" (生命の味は重い鉛, Seimei no aji wa omoi namari)
  4. "Two Dangerous Egotists" (危険なエゴイスト2匹, Kiken'na egoisuto ni-hiki)
7 February 8, 2018[34]978-4-253-22760-5July 21, 2020[35]978-1-9747-0804-8

Start of the arc "Murder Incident Solution" (「食殺事件」, "Shokusatsu jiken"). (volumes 7-11/chapters 50-99/episodes 13-24)

  1. "A Cornered Rat Bites the Cat" (強鼠なので猫を噛む, Tsuyo nezumi na no de neko wo kamu)
  2. "Catching a Faint Sound" (細い煙に耳澄ませ, Hosoi kemuri ni mimi sumase)
  3. "Eve Has Eaten the Apple" (イブはリンゴを食べたから, Ibu wa ringo wo tabeta kara)
  4. "The Savior's Seduction" (救世主の誘惑, Kyūseiju no yūwaku)
  1. "Two Hearts in Harmony" (ただ心臓が寄り添った, Tada shinzō ga yori sotta)
  2. "A Drop of Milk in Black Coffee" (ブラックコーヒーにミルク垂れた, Burakku kōhī ni miruku tareta)
  3. "Raison d'être of a Glorifier" (信徒の生き甲斐, Shinto no ikigai)
  4. "A Deep and Philanthropistic World" (博愛主義のディープワールド, Hakuai shugi no dīpu wārudo)
  5. "You're Like a Moth Flying Under the Moonlight" (月だ君は蛾になる, Tsuki da kimi wa ga ni naru)
8 May 8, 2018[36]978-4-253-22761-2September 15, 2020[37]978-1-9747-0805-5
  1. "The Resolve to Change Your Appearance" (覚悟は漂白可能, Kakugo wa hyō hakuka nō)
  2. "Lighting Oil on Fire!" (油をひいて火をつけろ!, Abura wo hīte hi wo tsukero!)
  3. "A Dancer Does Not Need Pointe Shoes" (踊り子にトウシューズはない, Odoriko ni toushūzu wanai)
  4. "The Value of Nonexistent Genes" (仮想遺伝子の値打ち, Kasō idenshi no neuchi)
  5. "A Burial in a Windy Coast" (荒星の弔い, Ara boshi no tomurai)
  1. "Alternating the Currents of Dentition" (電流通う牙の列, Denryū kayou kiba no retsu)
  2. "Limp Teeth Meets Invigorated Hands" (ご挨拶冷えた口元燃える手に, Goaisatsu hieta kuchimoto moeru te ni)
  3. "The Tin Can Phone Line is Dying" (糸電話の回線乱れております, Itodenwa no daisen midarete orimasu)
  4. "Civilization's Cradle" (文明のゆりかご, Bunmei no yuri kago)
9 July 6, 2018[38]978-4-253-22762-9November 17, 2020[39]978-1-9747-0806-2
  1. "Just an Ordinary Day" (僕らの日々の中の1日, Boku-ra no hibi no naka no ichi-nichi)
  2. "Burning White Flames" (白炎にヤケドするぜ, Hakuen ni yakedo suru ze)
  3. "A "Wolf" with Good Lineage" (毛並みのよい"オオカミ", Kenami no yoi "ōkami")
  4. "An Aloof Knight" (君はぼっちのナイト, Kimi wa botchi no naito)
  5. "To Unwind a Grandfather Clock" (君の振り子時計で巻き戻して, Kimi no furiko dokei de maki modoshite)
  1. "A Cappricco and a Cry for the Moon" (ないものねだり狂想曲, Naimono nedari kyōsō kyoku)
  2. "The Naivete of a Honey Hunt" (ハニーハントの純情, Hanīhanto no junjō)
  3. "A Garden of Organic Fruit" (無農薬の果樹園, Mu nōyaku no kajuen)
  4. "A Lingerie-to-Lingerie Talk" (ランジェリーの密会, Ranjerī no mikkai)
10 September 7, 2018[40]978-4-253-22763-6January 19, 2021[41]978-1-9747-0924-3
  1. "The Decision to Smile" (ほほえみの取捨選択, Hohoemi no shushasentaku)
  2. "A Pair of Eyes as Dark and Round as Soup Bowls" (漆の器が2つ並んだような眼, Urushi no utsuwa ga futatsu naranda yō na me)
  3. "Across the Universe" (アクロス ザ ユニバース, Akurosu za Yunibāsu)
  4. "A Hug from You is Worth More than My Bed" (ただの抱擁は布団にでも託します, Tada no hōyō wa futon ni de mo takushimasu)
  5. "Turbulence-inducing Claw Strikes" (その手 乱気流 巻いて, Sono te rankiryū maite)
  1. "Is Our Blood Divided By Sewage?" (僕らの血は下水でも分離しているだろうか, Boku-ra no chi wa gesui de mo bunri shite iru darō ka)
  2. "A Comet in this Abyss" (この深淵に箒星, Kono shin'en ni hōkiboshi)
  3. "The New Star Wins the Award for Best Supporting Actor" (新星、助演男優賞, Shinsei, joen dan'yūshō)
  4. "Hell Hath no Fury" (淑女 大暴走, Shukujo dai bōsō)
11 November 8, 2018[42]978-4-253-22764-3
  1. "Stains on a Chopping Board: Traces of a Dream" (まな板の汚れ 夢のあと, Manaita no yogore: yume no ato)
  2. "The Old Year and the New Year of My Soul" (この魂に ゆく年くる年, Kono tamashī ni yuku toshi kuru toshi)
  3. "The Howl of a Guardian Deity" (守護神の遠吠えが, Shugoshin no tōboe ga)
  4. "You are the Prince of Beasts" (君は百獣のプリンス, Kimi wa hyakujū no purinsu)
  5. "A Piece of Golden Hair on My Shirt, Now in My Pocket" (シャツに付いた金の毛をポケットに入れて, Shatsu ni tsuita kin no ke wo poketto ni irete)
  1. "Beast School Wars" (ビースツ スクール☆ウォーズ, Bīsutsu Sukūru Uōzu)
  2. "A Drop of 18-times Concentrate" (18倍濃縮の雫, Jū-hachibai nōshuku no shizuku)
  3. "I Give You My Crimson Cross Section" (紅の断面 君に捧ぐ, Beni no danmen kimi ni sasagu)
  4. "We Were Just Out Eating" (僕ら馳走にあずかった, Boku-ra chisō ni azukatta)
12 February 8, 2019[43]978-4-253-22765-0

Start of the arc "Interspecies Relations" (「種間関係」, "Shunkan kankei"). (volumes 12-14/chapters 100-123/episodes -)

  1. "Meeting Eyes with Myself Twenty Years into the Future" (20数年後の自分と目が合った, Nijū sū nengo no jibun to me ga atta)
  2. "A Leader with a Black Mane" (青毛の巨頭, Aoge no kyotō)
  3. "What Happens When You Bust a Tire in a Very Full Train?" (満員電車がパンクすると⋯, Man'in densha ga panku suru to...)
  4. "Living Condition: Raising a Stray Dog" (居住条件:野良犬を拾うこと, Kyojū jōken: Nora inu wo hirou koto)
  1. "Was It Fire that Made His Body Black?" (燃やし尽くした黒さなのか 彼の身体は, Moyashi tsukushita kurosa na no ka: kare no karada wa)
  2. "Seeds Scatter Like Rain" (タネが撒かれれば雨が降る, Tane ga makarere ba ame ga furu)
  3. "A Lethal Dose of Love, Marmalade Flavored" (致死量の愛はママレード味, Chishi ryō no ai wa mamarēdo aji)
  4. "Born to be Eaten" (食べられる運命の男, Taberareru unmei no otoko)
  5. "Scales that Reflect the Light of the Moon" (月光をも反射してしまう鱗の瞬きよ, Gekkō wo mo hansha shite shimau uroko no mabataki yo)
13 April 8, 2019[44]978-4-253-22766-7
  1. "Inherited Sanpaku Eyes that Determine the Fate of Love" (三白眼に継がれし痴話, Sanpakugan ni tsugareshi chiwa)
  2. "Caribbean Neighborhood" (ご近所カリビアン, Gokinjo Karibian)
  3. "An Oxygen-Depriving Date with a Merman" (酸素うすき逢瀬 人魚と, Sanso usuki ōse ningyo to)
  4. "I Don't Know What Beer Tastes Like" (俺はビールの味を知らない, Ore wa bīru no aji wo shiranai)
  5. "His Marble-Like Eyes are Blurred Like Frosted Glass" (ビー玉の視界はやがて磨りガラスに, Bīdama no shikai wa yagate suri garasu ni)
  1. "A Shower of Antitoxic Mist" (浴びて 解毒のミスト, Abite gedoku no misuto)
  2. "A Body Filled with Purity and Whimsy" (純度を知るわがままボディ, Jundo wo shiru wagamama bodi)
  3. "Friend, Shall I Bow Before You with My Tongue on the Floor?" (友よ 舌根からひれ伏してもよいか, Tomo yo zekkon kara hirefushite mo yoi ka)
  4. "Tonight, I Feel More Like a Bunny than She Does (Now Dig In)" (今夜の我、あの子よりもウサギらしい(さぁ食べて食べて), Kon'ya no ware, ano ko yori mo usagi-rashī (Sā tabete tabete))
14 July 8, 2019[45]978-4-253-22767-4
  1. "A Dancing Boy's Introspection" (思考回路のDancing Boy, Shikō kairo no Danshingu Bōi)
  2. "An Altar of Beta-Carotene" (ベータカロテンの祭壇, Bēta-karoten no saidan)
  3. "A Machine Gun Without Ammo" (弾を抜いた機関銃, Tama wo nuita kikanjū)
  4. "If You Pour Out All the Lukewarm Water, You'll Be Left with Cold Water" (ぬるま湯をぶち撒ければ、冷水に, Nurumayu wo buchimakere ba, reisui ni)
  5. "A Shout in the Evening Like a Baby's First Cry" (夕暮れの叫びは産声か, Yūgure no sakebi wa ubugoe ka)
  1. "The Neck of an Hourglass: Ascending with You" (砂時計のくびれ 君とのぼる, Sunadokei no kubire: kimi to noboru)
  2. "A Requiem Can Sound like a Hymn if You Listen Hard Enough" (鎮魂歌に耳を澄ませば賛美歌, Chinkonka ni mimi wo sumase ba sanbika)
  3. "Our Tails, Afterimages Etched into Our Skulls" (互いのしっぽ、脳裡に焼きつく残像のみ, Tagai no shippo, nōri ni yaki tsuku zanzō nomi)
  4. "The More Colors are Mixed in Paint, the Blacker It Gets" (絵の具 混色するほど黒ずむ, Enogu konshoku suru hodo kurozumu)
15 October 10, 2019[46]978-4-253-22903-6

Start of the arc "Revenge of the Love Failure" (「愛の失敗作の復讐」, "Ai no shippai-saku no fukushū"). (volumes 15-22/chapters 124-196/episodes -)

  1. "A Monster's Threatening Letter with a Noshi Attached" (モンスターからの脅迫状にのし飾り, Monsutā kara no kefu haku jiyau ni noshi kazari)
  2. "A Devil's Prayer is a Premonition of Bad Luck" (悪魔の祈りは、不吉なことの予兆らしい, Akuma no inori wa, fukitsu na koto no yochō rashī)
  3. "Spots like a Mystical Beast Under a Disco Ball" (幻獣のような斑点模様、ミラーボールの下, Genjū no yō na hanten moyō, mirābōru no shita)
  4. "A "Danger Mixture" Made to Counteract Against a Gas Outbreak" (ガスが発生するので「混ぜるな危険」, Gasu ga hassei suru no de "mazeru na kiken")
  1. "Jumping out of a Dream of an Annunciation" (受胎告知の夢から飛び起きて, Jutai kokuchi no yume kara tobi okite)
  2. "His Lead-Colored Prosthetic Leg is Sometimes Rainbow-Colored Under the Sun" (義足の鉛色、たまに虹色に光る, Gisoku no namarīro, tama ni nijīro ni hikaru)
  3. "A Forcibly-worn Flower Crown Made of Silver Vine" (またたびで無理やり花冠, Matatabi de muriyari kakan)
  4. "You Call Me by My Name as if I'm Already Dead" (あなたの声で呼ばれるとまるで戒名のようで, Anata no koe de yobareru tomaru de kaimyō no yō de)
  5. "The High Tide Swallows the Beach's Sand" (潮が満ちれば砂浜は呑まれるよ, Shio ga michireba sunahama wa nomareru yo)
16 December 6, 2019[47]978-4-253-22904-3
  1. "Final Contact" (ファイナル・コンタクト, Fainaru Kontakuto)
  2. "Sweet Steam and Green Peppers" (あまき湯けむりと青山椒, Amaki yukemuri to ao sanshō)
  3. "Our Electric Cardiogram is a Straw Ripped to Pieces" (ズタズタのストロー、私たちの心電図, Zuta-zuta no sutorō, watashi-tachi no shindenzu)
  4. "A Departure from La La Land" (桃源郷からの船出, Tōgenkyō kara no funade)
  5. "A Transient 21,500 Years" (刹那的21500年, Setsuna teki nijū-ichi go-hyaku nen)
  1. "Running Across the Twilit Field" (茜射す空 畑を駆け, Akanesasu sora: hata wo kake)
  2. "Acting Direction in a Tragedy" (トラジェディーにおける演技指導, Torajedī ni okeru engi shidō)
  3. "A Mermaid's Song with Bubbles" (泡に宿して 人魚の唄, Awa ni yado shite ningyo no uta)
  4. "100 Years of Life for an Animal?!" (獣生100年時代⁉, Jūnama hyakunen jidai!?)
17 January 8, 2020[48]978-4-253-22905-0
  1. "Her Breasts So Translucent the Light of the TV Passes Through Them" (TVの光にもすかされるうすき胸, Terebi no hikari ni mosu ka sareru usuki mune)
  2. "I Am a Feline" (吾輩は猫科である, Wagahai wa nekoka de aru)
  3. "A Body Without Privacy" (プライベートを持たぬ肉体, Puraibēto wo motanu nikutai)
  4. "An El Niño in My Desert" (俺の砂漠にエルニーニョ現象起きた, Ore no sabaku ni Eru Nīnyo genshō okita)
  5. "Wipe Off Your Drool Before Saying Sweet Nothings" (愛の言葉はヨダレを拭いてから, Ai no kotoba wa yodare wo fuite kara)
  1. "When I Woke Up I Thought Morning Would Come" (目が覚めたら朝はくると思っていた, Me ga sametara asa kuru to omotte ita)
  2. "The Second Coming of the White Fox" (白狐再臨, Byakko sairin)
  3. "Oh My Big Daddy!" (オー・マイ・ビッグ・ダディ!, Ō Mai Biggu Dadi!)
  4. "Please Listen to "Comedians' Gallop" When Reading This Chapter" (「道化師のギャロップ」をBGMにお楽しみください, "Dōkeshi no gyaroppu" wo Bī Jī Emu ni wo tanoshimi kudasai)
18 April 8, 2020[49]978-4-253-22906-7
  1. "A Question of Self-Harming School Regulations: Claw Marks on the Wall" (校舎の自傷行為なのでは?壁の爪痕, Kōsha no jishōkōi na no de wa? Kabe no tsume ato)
  2. "Howl of the Losing Dogs: A Fine Melody" (負け犬の遠吠え よきしらべ, Makeinu no tōboe: yoki shirabe)
  3. "Jack-Sensei's History Classroom" (ジャックせんせーの歴史学教室, Jakku-sensei no rekishigaku kyōshitsu)
  4. "The Yolk Forever in Our Heart" (心に永遠の卵黄を, Kokoro ni eien no ran'ō wo)
  5. "Though the Time Bomb Was Quietly Ticking Away" (時限爆弾は眠りをすすってたのに, Jigen bakudan wa nemuri wo susutteta no ni)
  1. "Adler Appears Without a Scene Change" (暗転もせず現れしアドラー, Anten mo sezu arawareshi Adorā)
  2. "An Unheard-of Word" (聞いたこともない言葉だが, Kīta koto mo nai kotoba da ga)
  3. "Following Tracing Lines for Their Purity" (無垢だからキリトリ線に従って, Muku da kara kiritori-sen ni shitagatte)
  4. "The Uncertainty of a Loyal Son" (孝行息子の疑い, Kōkō musuko no utagai)
19 July 8, 2020[50]978-4-253-22907-4
  1. "In Awe of Ignorance" (「イフ」・ユー・ネバー・ノウ, "Ifu" Yū Nebā Nō)
  2. "An Early Afternoon with a Good Wife and Wise Mother" (良妻賢母の昼下がり, Ryōsai kenbo no hirusagari)
  3. "Don't Look Down, Your Hair Will Get into Your Eyes" (下を向くな毛先が目に入るから, Shita wo mukuna kesaki ga me ni hairu kara)
  4. "A Drop of Ashura's Tears" (阿修羅の涙一滴ただそれだけで, Ashura no namida ichi-teki tada sore dake de)
  5. "The Answer to Chapter 65 is ERROR" (第65話のこたえはERROR, Dai rokujūgo-wa no kotae wa erā)
  1. "Please Give Me Your Body's Fate" (身の丈の運命わたしにください, Minotake no unmei watashi ni kudasai)
  2. "Crazy Party Quiz Show" (クレイジー・パーティー・クイズ・ショー, Kureijī Pātī Kuizu Shō)
  3. "The Final Answer for Both" (両社のファイナルアンサー, Ryōsha no fainaru ansā)
  4. "Who Else Called that a "Giraffe Frankfurter"?" (麒麟肉のフランクフルトなんて言ったのだれ, Kirin-niku no Furankufuruto nante itta no dare)
20 August 6, 2020[51]978-4-253-22908-1
  1. "The Endless Table Manners" (無限のテーブルマナー, Mugen no tēburu manā)
  2. "Staring into My Lips and Threatening Me" (唇見つめて恐喝してる, Kuchibiru mitsumete kyōkatsu shiteru)
  3. "Red, the Color of Rexmas" (レクスマスカラーの〝赤〟, Rekusumasukarā no〝aka〟)
  4. "××××××× as the Snow Melts" (雪解けのxxxx, Yuki doke no ××××)
  5. "A Heroic Story of Blood Spraying in the Air" (血飛沫飛翔英雄譚, Chishibuki hishō eiyū-tan)
  1. "Fire Meet Gasoline" (ファイア・ミート・ガソリン, Faia Mīto Gasorin)
  2. "Diffused Reflected Lights Inside the Scales" (鱗腕の中 光の乱反射, Uroko ude no naka hikari no ran hansha)
  3. "Let's Go Surfing Tonight!" (今宵サーフィンに誘われて, Koyoi sāfin ni sasowarete)
  4. "Remote Battle" (リモート・バトル, Rimōto Batoru)
21 October 8, 2020[21]978-4-253-22909-8
  1. "The Power Under the Heels" (かかと直下型パワー, Kaka to chokka-gata pawā)
  2. "It's a Full Moon, So Leave It to Me" (満月なのでおまかせを, Mangetsu na no de wo makase wo)
  3. "Leopard Spots Like Floating Oil Slicks" (浮かぶ油膜のようなレオパード, Ukabu yumaku no yō na reopādo)
  4. "Who Did You See During the Sunset on the Road to School that Day?" (あの日通学路の夕焼けを誰と見た?, Ano hi tsūgakuro no yūyake wo dare to mita?)
  5. "Our Own Planetarium" (俺たちだけのプラネタリウム, Ore-tachi dake no puranetariumu)
  1. "We Watch the Flowers as They Blossom into Ripe Fruit" (花が咲き実がなり僕らはそれを眺めてる, Hana ga saki mi ga nari boku-ra wa sore wo nagameteru)
  2. "Rescuing the Prince from the Transmission Tower" (電工の塔からプリンス奪還, Denkō no tō kara purinsu dakkan)
  3. "A Black Parachute that Was Made to be Opened at This Day" (この日のために開く真っ黒なパラシュート, Kono hi no tame ni hiraku makkuro na parashūto)
  4. "An Examination of the Phrase "Running Like a Rabbit"" (「脱兎のごとく」の考察, "Datto no gotoku" no kōsatsu)
22 January 8, 2021[52]
  1. "Raise Your Neglectful Hand" (撫でたこともない手で挙手, Nadeta koto mo nai te de kyoshu)
  2. "The Rose Withered by Overnutrition!!" (過剰な栄養剤で枯れた薔薇, Kajōna eiyōzai de kareta bara)
  3. "Be Stars" (星たちになれ, Hoshi-tachi ni nare)
  4. "What if You Were Melon-kun from Class 2-C?" (もし君が2年C組のメロンくんだったなら, Moshi kimi ga ni-nen shī-gumi no Meron-kun datta nara)
  5. "The Path of Evil" (悪の獣道, Aku no kemonomichi)
  1. "Part of Your World" (パート オブ ユア ワールド, Pāto obu Yua Wārudo)
  2. "Eternity Until Every Window Turns Dark" (すべての窓が暗くなるまでの永遠, Subete no mado ga kuraku naru made no eien)
  3. "The Last One-on-one Battle of the Mammals" (哺乳類最後の一騎打ち, Honyūrui saigo no ni-ki uchi)
  4. "The Story of a Wolf and a Rabbit" (オオカミとウサギの話, Ōkami to usagi no hanashi)

Anime[edit]

In the 10th issue of 2019 of Weekly Shōnen Champion, it was announced that Beastars would get an anime television series adaptation[53] animated by CG studio Orange.[54] Shinichi Matsumi directed the series, with Nanami Higuchi handling series composition, Nao Ootsu designing the characters, and Satoru Kōsaki composing the series' music.[55] The series aired from October 8 to December 26, 2019 and aired on Fuji TV's +Ultra anime programming block and other channels. The first season was 12 episodes in total,[56] with the Netflix release outside of Japan on March 13, 2020.[57][58] At the conclusion of the TV broadcast, a second season was announced.[59][60] Animation studio Orange will be returning to produce the second season, which will premiere on January 5, 2021.[61][62][63]

ALI performed the series' opening theme song "Wild side", while YURiKA performed the series' ending theme songs "Le zoo" (ep. 2, 5, 8 and 9), "Sleeping instinct" (ep. 3, 7 and 10), "Marble" (ep. 4, 6 and 11) and "Floating Story on the Moon" (ep. 12).[64] Yoasobi will perform the second season's opening theme song "Kaibutsu".[65]

Season 1 of Beastars was released on March 13, 2020 on Netflix outside of Japan.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Directed by Original air date
1"The Moon and the Beast (満月は照らす獣を選んでる, Mangetsu wa terasu kemono wo eranderu)"Shinichi MatsumiOctober 8, 2019 (2019-10-08)
Tem, an alpaca, is murdered and eaten by an unknown carnivore late at night. As tensions rise between the herbivores and carnivores across the campus of Cherryton, the school's drama club attempts to continue practicing for their play in honor of their late member. A white dwarf rabbit named Haru is bullied by her classmates while a grey wolf named Legoshi tries to work with his red deer classmate Louis on settling tensions in the club. While Louis attempts to provide extra practice for Tem's replacement late in the evening, Legoshi stands watch outside the theater, but suddenly finds himself drawn to Haru.
2"The Academy's Top Dogs (学園の心臓部は庭園にあり, Gakuen no shinzōbu wa teien ni ari)"Yasuhiro GeshiOctober 17, 2019 (2019-10-17)
Legoshi attempts to fight his carnivorous urges that try to convince him to eat Haru, as he injures the rabbit's arm. She escapes when Legoshi is distracted by a classmate who alerts him about Louis injuring himself in the darkened theater. The next day, Louis helps break up a fight in the Cherryton cafeteria, and later carries on rehearsing his lead role in the drama club play while hiding his injured leg. The drama club decides to get some roses to decorate a set piece in the play, and give the job to Legoshi, who discovers that Haru is the sole member of the Gardening Club. He helps her with some gardening tasks while worrying that she might recognize him as the attacker from last night. Haru offers her body in thanks for his help, frightening Legoshi.
3"A Wolf is Born (オスオオカミ 出生のとき, Osuōkami shussei no toki)"Makoto SokuzaOctober 24, 2019 (2019-10-24)
Legoshi abruptly flees from Haru before she finishes disrobing him, as some herbivores talk about a rumor that Haru is a slut who has slept with multiple men. Legoshi tries to sort through his own feelings for Haru, as a wolf, and as a male. Meanwhile, Louis pushes himself to get through his part in the drama club's play, even though his injured leg is getting worse, and he finds himself increasingly irritated at Legoshi suppressing his carnivore strength. Louis manages to pull off a grand performance, but after the curtain falls on the play, Louis collapses on stage.
4"Give it Your All (君は聖杯までふやかして, Kimi wa seihai made fuyakashite)"Atsushi YukawaOctober 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
Louis wakes up in the Cherryton school infirmary to discover that he has fractured his leg, and decides to give his lead role to Bill the Bengal tiger. Legoshi is forced to take Bill's role as one of the villains of the play. As the second day of the performance arrives, Bill reveals to Legoshi that he took a few drops of rabbit's blood to prepare. During the play, Bill starts to flub his lines while the audience wonders what happened to Louis. Legoshi breaks character and starts fighting Bill on stage for real, venting his anger against Bill for using rabbit blood to "dope" and against his own violent actions against Haru. When Bill claws back, Louis suddenly appears and breaks up the fight, drawing applause.
5"Two Sides to the Story (しっぽの汚れにも理由を見出すお年頃, Shippo no yogore ni mo riyū o mīdasu otoshigoro)"Yasuhiro GeshiNovember 7, 2019 (2019-11-07)
Because of the publicity the on-stage fight has gathered (if for the wrong reasons), Louis refrains from suspending Legoshi and Bill from the drama club. A month later, the club is called on to participate in the upcoming Meteor Festival. Legoshi is still insecure about his growing feelings for Haru, who in turn begins to see him in a better light for his friendliness and modesty. Eventually, after having dinner together in the cafeteria, she shares her name with him.
6"Blurred Vision – Dream or Reality? (視界の滲み 夢か現か, Shikai no nijimi: yume ka utsutsu ka)"Makoto SokuzaNovember 14, 2019 (2019-11-14)
The community is startled by another brutal herbivore murder committed by carnivores. Legoshi saves a young wolf girl named Juno from a couple of bullies, winning her affection. Later, he, Aoba and a group of their peers go downtown to city hall to collect information for the Meteor Festival. Then, after spending the day in the city, they get lost and stray into a district called the Black Market, where Legoshi is horrified to see herbivores selling their own body parts to passing carnivores. While running away through the market, Legoshi is overcome by the scent of meat and passes out in a back alley. There he is picked up by the Black Market's psychotherapist and guardian, who explains to Legoshi that his feelings for Haru are actually his predatory instincts disguised as romantic feelings. When Legoshi explains to him that he has no prior experience with love, he gives him a rabbit-themed erotic magazine to test whether those feelings are based on love or predatory instincts. On his way back to school, Legoshi runs into Aoba, who was likewise disgusted by the Black Market, and the two reconcile.
7"Below the Fur Coat (制服と被毛のそのまた下の, Seifuku to himō no sono mata shita no)"Kensuke YamamotoNovember 21, 2019 (2019-11-21)
Legom, a chicken student who regularly delivers her eggs to the school cafeteria for the carnivore students, is devoted to making sure her eggs are of the highest quality. As Louis exits Haru's garden clubhouse, he runs into Legoshi, and they realize that both of them have an interest in Haru. Jack finds the erotic magazine and confronts Legoshi with it, who explains that he thought he had an interest in a female rabbit but is convinced that he has no feelings for her. Despite his efforts to distance himself from Haru, Legoshi eventually admits to himself that he is actually in love with her.
8"Caught like Floss in a Canine's Teeth (犬歯に糸ようじひっかけるように, Kenshi ni itoyōji hikkakeru yō ni)"Yasuhiro GeshiNovember 28, 2019 (2019-11-28)
The first preparations for the Meteor Festival are finished. When Haru finds herself alone out at dusk, Legoshi offers to go back to school together with her, but struggles with his inner conflict between his carnivorous instincts and his love for Haru. Juno confronts Louis with her goals of becoming the next Beastar and winning Legoshi's heart. When she and Legoshi wander the festival grounds, a temporary blackout causes the worried Legoshi to look for Haru, which is witnessed by Juno.
9"Into the Lion's Den (エレベーター最上階の戦慄, Erebētā saijōkai no senritsu)"Makoto SokuzaDecember 5, 2019 (2019-12-05)
Louis reminisces about his childhood, when he grew up as illegal livestock for carnivores until he was taken in by Oguma, head of the Horns Conglomerate, who adopted him as his son. Legoshi prevents a carnivore student from attacking Louis, and discovers that Louis has been marked for lynching because him becoming the next Beastar might render carnivores underprivileged. Legoshi sets up a meeting with Haru to confess his feelings to her, but Haru is kidnapped by Shishigumi, a criminal lion gang whose head intends to eat her. Fearing that this incident will endanger his position, the Mayor forbids any investigation in this matter, even blackmailing Louis with his livestock background to keep him quiet. Misunderstanding Louis's hesitation to look for Haru, Legoshi gets into a fight with Louis before deciding to rescue her by himself.
10"A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (綿毛、地の果てまで追うならば, Watage, chi no hate made ou naraba)"Daiki KatōDecember 12, 2019 (2019-12-12)
Beginning his search for Shishigumi in the Black Market, Legoshi is soon begrudgingly joined by the panda doctor Gouhin after Legoshi convinces him of his feelings for Haru. Driven by Haru's lingering smell and Gouhin's advice, Legoshi unleashes his bestial instincts, allowing him to fight his way past the Shishigumi guards. While thinking about Legoshi, Haru finds the strength to stand up against her captors, allowing Legoshi to reach her just in time.
11"To the Neon District (ゆきゆきて 夏のネオン街, Yuki yukite natsu no neon machi)"Yasuhiro GeshiDecember 19, 2019 (2019-12-19)
While his friends at school notice his absence and begin to worry, Legoshi defeats the Shishigumi boss in a bloody fight to save Haru. As he and Haru leave the Shishigumi hideout, the boss tries to shoot Legoshi in the head, but is instead killed by Louis, who has also come to rescue Haru, as he is then cornered by several Shishigumi members. As they rest in a love hotel for the night, Legoshi admits that it was he who attacked Haru by the fountain that night. Haru confesses that she has always suspected it, but still came to like Legoshi for his kind nature. But as they attempt to have their first sexual encounter together, their instincts as carnivore and herbivore get in the way yet again.
12"In the Storm's Wake (夏嵐の後ろ姿, Karan no ushiro sugata)"Shinichi MatsumiDecember 26, 2019 (2019-12-26)
After involuntarily acting on her instincts of wanting to be eaten, Haru apologizes for ruining the mood. They return to school as, where Juno corners Haru and, after finding out they didn't have sex, challenges her for Legoshi's heart and Louis is then pronounced missing after he fails to arrive at school. The Meteor Festival begins, but before Legoshi can confess to Haru, Juno brings him on stage and announces his heroism of saving a herbivore to the crowd, which applauds his bravery. She arranges to light a candle with him, to signify their relationship. Later, Legoshi leaves in search of Haru, who had trudged off believing that Juno would be better than her for Legoshi. Legoshi finds her and explains his feelings, but admits to her that he needs an unknown amount of time to get stronger so that he doesn't lose to his instincts, to which she replies that she will wait for him. Sometime later, Legoshi encounters an unseen character, who walks with him but begins smiling for no apparent reason.

Stage play[edit]

On December 4, 2019, the first 2020 magazine issue of Weekly Shōnen Champion announced that a stage play based on the manga was in development. It was originally scheduled for an April 2020 debut running through May in Tokyo and Osaka.[66] In late March 2020, it was announced that the play has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are plans to have it postponed instead.[67]

Reception[edit]

The series had 1.3 million copies in print as of April 2018.[68]

In December 2017, the series placed second in the list of top male-targeted manga for 2018 in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook, placing after The Promised Neverland.[69] The series won the 11th annual Manga Taishō Award in March 2018, the first time a series from Akita Shoten took the award.[70] In April 2018, it won the New Creator Prize at the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes.[71] In May 2018, it won the award for Best Shōnen Manga at the 42nd annual Kodansha Manga Awards.[72] It also won a New Face Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in March 2018.[73]

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