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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: 8.281 (scored by 4553745,537 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3172
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #117
Members: 99,113
Favorites: 6,552

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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 has been published in English under the same title by Viz Media since July 16, 2019; in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones.

In 2018, Beastars won the Manga Taisho Award.

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Oct 15, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Well, so long Beastars. I have followed you since the first chapter. And you should had been gone earlier, when you were great and not now. You were supposed to be the chosen one! Either way, time to start my filled with spoilers review:

The setting is pretty much the world we live in nowadays but instead of humans, we have animals of any kind. It's quite interesting and sometimes you can see small details like tiny stairs for mouses, divisions in police force regarding size of the animals (big ones, small ones) or abilities like flying, digging, etc... and worldbuilding in general that makes the ...
Oct 15, 2020
Anthropomorphism has been a part of cultures in various forms since the prehistoric age. When it comes to stories, it's often been used as a tool by writers to disassociate their messages from humanity so they become analogies, instead of direct teachings or statements. In case of Beastars, the same does ring true too. It allows for a very simple and understandable conflict within the society in the story and keeps it from being openly political. Besides that, the tone also remains reasonably *light* as a result.
But what I really like is how the author's genuine passion for the animal kingdom is visible. Well, I ...
Oct 17, 2020
How to make a furry anime melancholic, when all the past evidence suggest that anthropomorphic animals are reserved for satire bits and comedic relief? Paru Itagaki, the Mangaka for Beastars, accomplished this feat via capsizing the outward facade of modern society to reveal its unsightly underbelly and its multitude of (un)conscious biases. She then interwove society’s biggest failings — as she saw it — into the narrative structure of the Beastars universe to open up a dialogue that most are unwillingly to entertain in today’s politically charged climate. It was provocative. It was slightly awkward to read. And it provoked ...

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