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


Score: 7.351 (scored by 200493200,493 users)
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Ranked: #23982
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #643
Members: 363,703
Favorites: 2,621

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsutsumi, Naoko
Yoshinari, You
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Executive Producer
Miyajima, Yoshihiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Ready to" by Michiru Kagemori (Sumire Morohoshi)

Ending Theme



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 8, 2020
Mixed Feelings

First off, I want to mention that BNA is my first Trigger show, and I intend to share my thoughts on the show based on its own merits without this infamous studio’s work in mind. That being said, I’m definitely looking forward to exploring Trigger’s catalogue further. One more thing, this first bit is going be spoiler-free, but I’ll include some specific details at the end, so read at your own risk.

Brand New Animal (BNA) brought up plenty of discussion among the community when the project first got announced. An anime-original story, backed with a Netflix release? That’s just unheard of!* ...
May 19, 2020
You ever watch a series that feels like it tries to juggle too many plot points at once? When attempting to have a full story in the short time span of 12 episodes, you generally want to focus on only a few elements at a time, but this series tried to have its cake and eat it too, with concepts such as discrimination, segregation, poverty, super powers, corruption, a friends middling relationship, and it all ends with a subpar Trigger final battle that resolves all the issues in the city that it really shouldn't.

The protagonist is Michiru, a young teenage girl who mysteriously turned into ...

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