In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist. For the adolescences of Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness.
The main character is Legoshi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object to be feared and hated by other animals, and he has become quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But following the murder of a classmate, he finds himself becoming more involved with his other peers, who have their own share of insecurities, and finds his life in school changing slowly.
I really did not have any opinions when I heard of this show. I just thought "ah yes a furry anime" then I heard the story was good so I began watching. After episode 2 I started the manga. This show is so fucking good. The characters are great and the story is oddly dark.
There are many anime with animal characters like aggretsuko. But none of those anime inspect the food portion of the world. What do they eat? In this universe Carnivores and Herbivores live in peace. Only problem is that carnivores crave meat but they need to eat the same food as
herbivores. Sometimes their carnivore instincts take over and they eat a herbivore. They also have somewhat of a clever solution for this problem and it is THE BLACK MARKET. There you can buy meat. But it will have side effects.
There are few important characters: Legosi is the main character whose life we follow. Legosi is this awkward wolf who has troubles keeping his instincts inside him. Then we have Louis. Louis is this deer and a candidate for the next Beastar. He is in the same club as Legosi. He is also the most famous student in the school. He is respected by both Herbivores and Carnivores. Then we have Haru. Haru is a rabbit and also the main love interest of this show. Haru is also rumored to be sleeping with multiple guys. Haru is a fun and sweet character. She must be protected.
I have no idea what the story is supposed to be about. I think its just about becoming a beastar. Even though its more of a battle manga right now.
Do I recommend this anime? Hell yes. It is an amazing series.
Note: The ost is fucking good. The opening is catchy as hell
Another note that I forgot to add: For some stupid reason when all the characters speak to each other it feels more natural than any other anime. It really does feel like they were talking and randomly the mic was still on.
I was scared about this to become an Anime. But let me explain better.
(No major spoilers review).
"Beastars", together whit "The Promised Neverland, is one of the best "New Entry" manga published in the last 2 years. Both of them won important cultural prizes in Japan (for example the "Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize"). Both of them are Shonen whit various seinen aspects, too.
But Beastars received an Anime adaption almost a year later than The Promised Neverland. Why?
First of all, Beastars have various elements that aren't "perfect" for a shonen anime that airs on a big platform such as Netflix: sex, blood scene,
I wonder how the animation studio will censor "Haru 18+ activities". Another factor, apart from the "censor" one, that penalizes the Anime is the CGI one. From the various trailers and the first episode, it appears to be good, but most of the people who watch it are gonna drop it whit a bad grade using the excuse of the shitty CGI animation. Another good part of the anime watchers are gonna drop it because "furry romance is shit", not understanding the characterization and the human side of every character. Sooooo... I hope the anime adaptation will be good but I know a lot of people are going to hate it without a particular reason. I also hope the Beastars community will remain quite calm as the fanbase that I know now, despite the haters' fact. If you're pissed off because of the CGI, read the manga, because this is surely a good product that needs more attention.
Now that I made this disclaimer I will review the various anime aspect.
The first part of the plot itself it's not that original, but neither is boring. I loved assisting at the directions that the main characters cast take after the introduction of the world.
The various main characters are characterized as good and is also very entertaining to see their movement inside the world of Beastars. The character design is quite simple but well done. A defect is the fact that different characters are used only 2 or 3 times and then they're thrown into the trash can. The villains are also very interesting characters with their backstory and behavior.
Art Style and Animation:8
Orange studio never disappoints under the graphical point of view. Excellent CGI.
I have to admit that I am a great fan of jazz-like music... I loved the opening and a great part of the OST in the anime.
I enjoyed a lot to watch all the characters from the manga moving and talking.
If you've arrived at this point, thank you for have read my stupid-ass review. Hope you will like this anime.
I'm going to start this with, if you think this is just a wish-fulfillment furry anime, please either watch this and guide yourself to a new opinion or get out, it's not.
Studio Orange, most well known for the fantastic 'Houseki no Kuni', has come back to give us their blessing yet again, adapting a very well-received manga and adapting it wonderfully.
Beastars is put simply, many different species of anthropomorphic animals coexisting with each other, set in a high-school where you are instantly greeted with the society inside of Beastars, the hardships of reality you could say. The narrative is built into many different categories,
it's a complex show full of tight social dynamics, interesting character-interactions and ultimately, the reality of this world.
As you'd expect of a show about animals, one of the most prominent themes is the difference between carnivores and herbivores, the show combats this in an excellent way of showing each side's struggles with no 'good guy, bad guy' like you will see in most shounen. Carnivores aren't allowed to eat the food they desire and their natural instincts could release at any time, Heribovesare are seen as weaker and live in constant fear of the Carnivores and their rage for food. You will see a whole lot of discrimination, jealousy, identity crisis etc. This all corresponds to the themes that the show portrays.
There is quite a large and diverse cast to chew onto, multiple personalities and animal traits but there are three key characters: Legosi is the main character and you are mostly shown his perspective, he is a quiet and sensitive gray wolf trying to overcome his nature. The other two are Louis the deer, an egotistical perfect student, he is aiming to achieve the rank of Beastar and finally, Haru, a white rabbit who is often shunned for her sexual promiscuity and she is the only person in her club. Every one of these characters is equal in one major way, internal struggles. You will witness sex, bullying, distrust, fear, but it's not always black, you will also see romantic tension and real relationships being formed; each interaction is richer than the previous.
The music is one of the key features in setting the mood and atmosphere, you may know the composer Kousaki from hits like Haruhi or the Monogatari series, he absolutely nailed the tone that this show sets. Sometimes jazzy, sometimes overflowing emotion, the OST is diverse and complementary. Each episode opens with a creative jazz stop-motion opening and you exit with a new ending song each episode.
Ah.. Studio Orange. They have done it again! I implore that you do not dismiss this show due to it being fully CGI, the fans of Houseki no Kuni should know just how visionary this studio is in their animation, presenting super detailed artwork and exceptional animation, it is still CGI, but it never feels clunky. The stunning direction and dynamic cinematography is just the icing on the cake, this is using CGI to its advantage and oh boy does it deliver. I can go on and on about how visually beautiful this show is, but you're better off seeing it for yourself.
This is a love letter to us all, for those of you who are interested in seeing a social commentary of carnivores and herbivores, the psychological aspects of anthropomorphic animals, the subtle coming-of-age themes, I can wholeheartedly recommend this.
so I was just scrolling through youtube when I came across the op of this anime and my god did I love it!
I then thought of checking out the anime and honestly didn't know what to expect but then right after the first episode.... what can I say?
IT WAS BEAUTIFUL
The CG was well done and animation overall is very good. It's not often that I get invested in a story right off the bat but this one is an exception.
Even though I have only watched 4 eps so far I can say its been a pleasure.
seriously, if you aren't watching it already..JUST GO WATCH IT!
recommend this 100%