On the official Twitter account for the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki, Beastars, the animated opening sequence of the second season of the project was revealed. The video shows the song titled “Kaibutsu” and performed by the YOASOBI duo.
The series has its premiere scheduled in Japan for January 6, 2021 through Netflix and terrestrial television. Subsequently, the Netflix platform will launch this second season globally in its catalog in July 2021.
For his part, Itagaki began publishing the Beastars manga in Akita Shoten publisher’s Weekly Shonen Champion magazine in September 2016 and ended it in October 2020. The publisher published the twenty-first compilation volume on October 8 in Japan.
Cast of voices
Chikahiro Kobayashi as Legoshi.
Yuuki Ono as Louis.
Sayaka Senbongi as Haru.
Akio Ootsuka as Gouhin.
Junya Enoki as Jack.
Atsumi Tanezaki as Juno.
Sakura Ando as Legom.
Takaaki Torashima as Bill.
Shinichi Matsumi (Deputy Director at Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko, Kurenai no Buta; Episode Director for Rurouni Kenshin, Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis) is directing the series at CG Studio Orange anime studio, (Houseki no Kuni, Dimension W).
Nanami Higuchi (Little Witch Academia, Ninja Slayer From Animation) is writing the scripts.
Nao Ootsu (firearm designer for Youjo Senki, secondary character designer for Banana Fish) is designing the characters.
Eiji Inomoto (Kantai Collection, Ghost in the Shell Arise) is the CG chief director. Satoru Kousaki (Wake Up, Girls !, both seasons of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Monogatari Series: Second Season) is composing the music.
Synopsis of Beastars
In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the teens at Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, mistrust, and unease.
The main character in this story is the wolf Regoshi, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very soft heart and character. Throughout most of his life, he has always been the object of fear and hatred from other animals and has been used to this lifestyle.
But soon, he finds himself increasingly involved with his classmates who have insecurities of their own and realizes that his life at school will take a major turn.