Viz Media announced their pickup of the BEASTARS manga back in November and we learned in February 2019 that an anime adaptation is in the works from Studio Orange. With is set for Fuji TV’s +Ultra block in October 2019 with streaming handled by Netflix, the first key visual for it has arrived along with the staffing.
Shinichi Matsumi is directing based on the scripts by Nanami Higuchi. Nao Ootsu is handling the character designs with studio Orange handling the animation production.
The manga comes from Paru Itagaki which began in 2016 in Weekly Shonen Champion and has twelve volumes out.
Plot Concept: At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, it’s personal relationships that maintain the fragile peace. Who among them is a Beastar—an academic and social role model destined to become a leader in a society naturally rife with mistrust?