Everybody’s favorite anthropomorphic animated tale (sorry, Zootopia) will come back howling in 2024 with its third and final season!
Fans of Netflix Original anime Beastars have long hungered for news after being teased about the renewal of the critically-acclaimed series on December 22, 2021.
An image prominently used along with the announcements was an illustration of protagonist Legoshi wagging his tail—a happiness Beastars fans can definitely relate to.
Here’s everything to know so far about Beastars Season 3.
- January 11, 2023: Complete rewrite for improved readability.
- September 19, 2022: Initial publishing.
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Beastars Season 3 Release Date
Fans of the popular Netflix anime series were thrilled when an announcement was made on September 7, 2022, through Beastars’ official website that the final season will premiere on Netflix in 2024.
The statement was also shared by the official Twitter accounts of both Studio Orange and Netflix Anime, bolstered by another announcement on the 41st issue of Weekly Shounen Champion.
Eagle-eyed followers were quick to notice the changes in words on the website, as well as Netflix Japan Anime’s post specifically mentioning that “BEASTARS: Final Season is scheduled to be exclusively distributed worldwide.“
This final season might be a Netflix exclusive, which is different from the first two seasons, where it was broadcasted first on TV in Japan before being streamed by Netflix.
Coming back, along with Orange, is the main production staff from the first two seasons, with director Shinichi Matsumi at the helm and Nanami Higuchi writing the script, ensuring the continuation of the same high-quality CGI work and story.
No exact date or anime season yet was attached to the announcements, but this story will be updated once it is confirmed and posted.
Beastars Season 3 Trailer
No trailer for Beastars season 3 has been revealed yet.
When the time comes, this article will be updated with the full trailer. In the meantime, please enjoy Season 1’s OP above as we all look back to where it all started.
Set in a civilized society of anthropomorphic animals, this fascinating and gripping coming-of-age tale centered around Legoshi, a timid gray wolf who is also a member of the school drama club at Cherryton Academy.
The tension caused by the cultural divide between the herbivorous and carnivorous animals came to a boiling point when Legoshi’s friend, Tem the alpaca, was brutally murdered and devoured one night.
Legoshi was left to not only deal with the ensuing unease surrounding Tem’s death but also to confront his growing feelings for a dwarf rabbit named Haru, which conflicted with his predatory nature.
What To Expect On Beastars Season 3 (Some Spoilers Ahead)
Orange’s animators will have their work cut out for them, seeing that there’s still plenty of source material from the manga.
Out of 196 chapters, the first two seasons covered about 99. Nearly the same number of chapters needed to be covered to properly satisfy the hungry fans waiting for Season 3.
The two remaining significant arcs will be Interspecies Relations (Chapters 100-123) and Revenge of the Love Failure (Chapters 124-196).
The start of the final season may begin with the aftermath of Legoshi’s duel with Riz, who was revealed to be Tem’s killer. The quiet wolf who embraced his predatory nature will learn the consequences of his actions the hard way.
Now the question drumming the minds of awaiting fans is how Orange will deal with the length of the remaining story. Because it’s a lot.
Many fans are worried that the studio will rush and breeze through a lot of material to squeeze the final season into a measly 12-episode run.
But many people also expected a two-cour treatment, which means 24 episodes of Beastars. Some were even hoping to see a movie finale for the beloved series.
Whatever Orange decides to do, though, fans will still eat it up.
Beastars Review And Reactions
Beastars was based on the award-winning manga of the same name by author Paru Itagaki.
Despite critics denouncing the initial news of its Netflix anime adaptation, this unexpected “furry tale” defied the odds by becoming one of the most popular and controversial animes in recent memory, owing to its mature themes and CGI animation.
Not only the compelling story was warmly welcomed by fans and critics alike, but the gorgeous CGI work was also praised highly, with some citing Beastars as one of the best representatives of the much-maligned anime subgenre.
This is why fans were very excited to learn that the studio will once again pick up where it left off.
While 2024 may seem like a bit too far, at least this means Orange will have all the time they need to create a memorable final season for Beastars. Two years is also plenty of time for fans to rewatch the first two seasons on Netflix.