Netflix unveils the second season of the anime “BEASTARS”, adaptation of the manga by Paru Itagaki (Ki-oon editions). Whether or not you are familiar with the world of manga, this series is worth a look!
WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?
Within the Cherryton pension, herbivores and carnivores coexist in harmony. The consumption of meat is prohibited and the dormitories are separated by diet to avoid any temptation. Everything seems to be going for the best … but drive away the natural, it comes back at a gallop!
The second season of BEASTARS is finally available on Netflix. The adaptation of the eponymous manga of Released Itagaki (published by Ki-oon editions) has enjoyed immense popularity since its launch with users of the SVOD platform.
For the anecdote, the author Paru Itagaki is none other than the daughter of the mangaka Keisuke Itagaki, designer of Baki declined in several spin-offs and whose animated series is also proposed on Netflix (its fourth season – subtitled Son of Ogre – will be broadcast soon).
BEASTARS is a series putting animal characters in an anthropomorphic world, dividing high school students into two categories: carnivores and herbivores. The discovery of a skinned body on campus will gradually give rise to tensions between the two groups, while the animal nature of each of the protagonists will take over.
Through metaphor, BEASTARS is a series that questions the notion of predator. Here, the protagonist Legoshi (a gray wolf) rather shy and reserved will gradually give in to invading impulses, in particular in contact with Haru, a dwarf rabbit. Overwhelmed by sexual desire and his predatory nature, Legoshi will then develop a second personality and become, despite himself, a danger for Haru and the other students of the institute.
Both fascinating for the suspense it generates, but also for its striking and origianl portrait of adolescence, BEASTARS is a series focused on realism, with deep and disturbing themes. So don’t be fooled by its allure of a “childish” anime, because BEASTARS is indeed an animated series reserved for an adult audience!