If you’re a fan of the popular Japanese manga series, you’d know that Beastars was supposed to be coming to Netflix last October 2019 due to a mistaken report which many fans thought was a spoiler. Since it’s not out yet, theories that the anime series would soon arrive in 2020 are slowly becoming true. Honestly, the manga didn’t need the Netflix series adaptation, it’s big on its own––but the subscribers have been wanting it.
Thanks to a little birdie called Twitter, a certain Netflix account has tweeted about the coming of Beastars to the streaming giant.
Before we get into anything else, Beastars is a very popular Japanese manga series by the one and only, Paru Itagaki. She’s won numerous prizes for the manga already, including Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, a Kodansha Manga Award, and a Japan Media Arts Festival Award. Around 3 months ago, she debuted the manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine and took off from there. Accompanied by a beautiful storyline, the manga boasted of equally beautiful artwork and pieces from the Beastars.
If you’re not as familiar, here the official synopsis of the future series:
In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescents of Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness. The main character is Legoshi the Gray 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 of fear and hatred by other animals, and he’s been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly.
Actually, Beastars is already on Netflix. It’s just that it’s an exclusive for Netflix Japan. All twelve episodes are there and it won’t take long for it to be premiered worldwide. Here’s the tweet I was telling you about, my friends!
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) November 5, 2019
Exciting times are ahead but until then, let the wait for “the first thing 2020” begin.