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Japanese: BEASTARS
English: Beastars
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 196
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 8, 2016 to Oct 8, 2020
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Anthropomorphic Anthropomorphic, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Itagaki, Paru (Story & Art)


Score: 8.241 (scored by 5112151,121 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3912
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #121
Members: 110,207
Favorites: 6,989


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In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, there exists a bias: carnivores are just mindless predators in the eyes of many herbivores. However, when an alpaca named Tem is murdered within the walls of Cherryton High School, the fear toward carnivores skyrockets to an all-time high.

Legoshi, a student at this school, is a gray wolf who is quite awkward despite his fearsome appearance. When turmoil affects his school life, he is forced to confront the divide between herbivores and carnivores, as well as his own place in this society. This is further complicated by his supposedly romantic feelings toward a herbivore, which might not be what they seem.

Beastars details Legoshi's struggles against his inner demons while living in a society that is unforgiving toward his kind.

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Beastars won the 11th Manga Taisho Award in 2018. In the same year, it also won the New Work Prize at the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the 42nd Kodansha Manga Award in the Shounen category. In 2020, VIZ Media's translation of the manga was nominated for the Eisner Award in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint from July 16, 2019, to January 17, 2023. It has also been published in Argentina by Editorial Ivréa, in French by Éditions Ki-oon from January 24, 2019, to June 2, 2022, and in Spain by Milky Way Ediciones.

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Dec 5, 2023
For a story about anthropomorphic animals, Beastars says a lot about humankind and the importance of communication to break through differences. Although the concept and themes of Beastars are strong with philosophical and psychological layers to unpack, the series isn’t always sure of it's own identity. During the mid-way point of Beastars characters and plot lines are all too frequently forgotten for new ones- I understand the need for the story to go past Cherryton Academy for the larger message of interspecies relationships but main characters are barely in the story anymore. The character writing of Beastars was a strong point, each character had great ...
Apr 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I found Beastars' setting very intriguing and that was why after watching the anime (at the time of writing the 2 available seasons), I immediately picked up the manga wanting more from Legoshi, Louis, Haru and the surrounding world.

The setting - modern times but filled with intelligent anthropomorphic animals - was explored deeply and presented the possible issues that could occur, mainly, the divide between carnivores and herbivores, racial and cultural stereotyping. Which I enjoyed.

And up to the Interspecies Relations arc I was not able to find a thing I could dislike about story, pacing, characters. It all flowed well and the developing relationship between ...
Jun 11, 2022
It had some good potential, but not only got prolonged, but also rushed at the end?

It started very good and simple, with a weird but creative Animal world and a murder mystery, but it got to a point where not only that conflict was resolved, but also everything else was going in circles

What started as a School Mystery ended up trying to be a new Fighting Shonen with power ups, Instant healing and Special habilities and all that.
There were LOTS of things AND EVEN CHARACTERS that got introduced but then were never seen again or never mentioned! And it wasn't just a minor thing, ...

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