The fall 2019 anime series Beastars has wrapped up its run on the first season and the second season was recently scheduled for a January 6th, 2021 debut. With that moving right along for Japanese audiences, the season will be coming out worldwide in July 2021 via Netflix. While we have a wait for that, the production has dropped a really great 3 1/2 minute music video that features the song “Kaibutsu” from the season which is the opening theme song. The full-length piece is just fantastic.
The show saw a Netflix worldwide release previously where it’s available in its original Japanese language as well as English, German, French, and Spanish while subtitle options include Japanese closed-captions, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles, as well as simplified and traditional Chinese subtitles.
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 full cast includes Chikahiro Kobayashi as Regoshi, Sayaka Senbongi as Haru, Yuuki Ono as Louis, Atsumi Tanezaki as Juno, Junya Enoki as Jack, Akio Ohtsuka as Gouhin, Takeo Ōtsuka as Collot, Yoshiyuki Shimozuma as Voss, Fukushi Ochiai as Sanou, Yūma Uchida as Miguno, Naoto Kobayashi as Durham, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kai, Takaaki Torashima as Bill, Sayumi Watabe as Els, Genki Muro as Dom, Yūichi Iguchi as Kibi, Yuko Hara as Shiira, Ikuto Kanemasa as Aoba, Akane Ōchi as Ellen, Hibiku Yamamura as Mizuchi, Sakura Andou as Legom, Mitsuaki Hoshino as Mayor, and Kenyuu Horiuchi as Oguma.
The English dub was directed by Bob and Megan Buchholz at SDI Media. The cast includes Jonah Scott as Legoshi, Lara Jill Miller as Haru, Ben Diskin as Jack, Billy Kametz as Durham, Brian Beacock as Dom, Bryce Papenbrook as Kibi, Cristina Vee as Sheila, Daman Mills as Kai, Erika Harlacher as Els, Griffin Puatu as Louis, Kaiji Tang as Bill, Keith Silverstein as Gouhin, Kyle Hebert as Sanou, Kyle McCarley as Collot, Lauren Landa as Juno, Michael Chapman as Miguno, and Tony Azzolino as Aoba.
The manga comes from Paru Itagaki which began in 2016 in Weekly Shonen Champion and has seventeen volumes out.
The first season opening song is “Wild Side” by ALI while the ending theme song is “Le zoo” by YURiKA for the first season.
YOASOBI is on board to perform the second season opening theme song “Kaibutsu” for the show.
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?
— YOASOBI (@YOASOBI_staff) November 5, 2020
— TVアニメ「BEASTARS〈ビースターズ〉」 (@bst_anime) November 4, 2020