BNA


BNA: Brand New Animal

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Synonyms: Brand New Animal
Japanese: BNA ビー・エヌ・エー
English: BNA: Brand New Animal
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2020 to Jun 25, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Trigger
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.361 (scored by 180317180,317 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #619
Members: 329,150
Favorites: 2,439

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Synopsis

Throughout history, humans have been at odds with Beastmen—a species capable of changing shape due to their genetic "Beast Factor." Because of this conflict, Beastmen have been forced into hiding. Anima City serves as a safe haven for these oppressed individuals to live free from human interference.

During a festival celebrating the town's 10th anniversary, Michiru Kagemori, a human who suddenly turned into a tanuki, finds that Anima City is a far cry from paradise. After witnessing an explosion in the square, she is confronted by Shirou Ogami, a seemingly indestructible wolf and sworn protector of all Beastmen. As they pursue the criminals behind the bombing, the two discover that Michiru is anything but an ordinary Beastman, and look to investigate her mysterious past and uncanny abilities. Could she turn out to be the missing link between Humans and Beastmen?

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Staff

Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yoshinari, You
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Executive Producer
Miyajima, Yoshihiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Ready to" by Michiru Kagemori (Sumire Morohoshi)
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Ending Theme

"NIGHT RUNNING" by AAAMYYY



May 7, 2020
“Wide as an ocean, deep as a puddle.”

BNA: Brand New Animal is ambitious. It attempts to craft a fully-realized setting to explore nuanced political themes such as racism, fascism, eugenics, and activism. Simultaneously, it tells the story of estranged friends, super-powered crime fighters, a government conspiracy, and cults. In twelve episodes.

Needless to say, Trigger bit off more they could chew.

BNA begins with a hooded girl in tattered clothing running through the subway. She passes by a sign reading, “Let’s Hold Hands. Animal Rights,” above the text is a human hand holding an animal paw. This immediately establishes a theme: Humans and anthropomorphized animals live ...
May 7, 2020
Alright alright. When I first took a glance at BNA, I felt that it was going to be something pretty cool and awesome. Well, was I wrong, or was I right? I’d say neither. BNA is a show that shows the darker side of the world if beastmen really existed.

Firstly, I was pretty shocked to find out that BNA was 12 episodes instead of 24. The setting and everything made it feel like it would have lasted a lot longer than what it actually is. The world-building and everything made you have an easy understanding of what is going on with their world and ...
May 7, 2020
Story: 7
As mentioned in some other reviews, the story becomes quite a cliché as it moves on. There are so many questions that are left unanswered. BNA is a story that draws parallels between real-world discrimination and discrimination against the beastmen and also how money often drives horrible things that can happen in society. In trying to deliver this message through the story, Trigger did a great job, despite having a plot that is so obvious that it can be seen from a mile away.

The story could have been much better fleshed out and become much more comfortable and less ...

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