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'Beastars' Season 2 TV anime series new key visual has been revealed, broadcasting begins January 2021
October 7, 2020 at 11:06 PM PHT (GMT +8)
The official Twitter of the TV anime adaptation of Paru Itagaki's "Beastars" manga series has released a new key visual for the 2nd season of the anime. The new season will begin broadcasting on January 2021. Animation studio Orange will be returning to produce the second season.
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©BEASTARS Season 2 Production Committee/Shinichi Matsumi, Orange
The first season of the series' TV anime adaptation was animated by CG studio Orange and was aired from October 8 to December 26, 2019 on Fuji TV's +Ultra anime programming block and other channels. Shinichi Matsumi directed the series, with Nanami Higuchi handling series composition, Nao Ootsu designing the characters, and Satoru Kōsaki composing the series' music.
The series is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion since September 2016, with its chapters collected in 20 tankōbon volumes as of August 2020. The manga has won multiple awards, including being the first Akita Shoten title to take home the Manga Taishō Award.
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.