Due in large part to its excellent animation and international availability on Netflix, Beastars is one of many anime series that are gaining appeal outside of Japan.
Friendship, romance, and other typical coming-of-age themes are explored in this series set at a high school, with the unique twist that all of the characters are evolved anthropomorphic animals.
Similar to an animated version of Zootopia, the murder of alpaca Tem throws Legoshi, a kind grey wolf, and his unexpected rabbit love interest into a tailspin.
Given that the first two seasons of Beastars are currently streaming on Netflix, fans are understandably eager for more; here’s all we know about the forthcoming third season.
Beastars Season 3 Release Date
Unfortunately, a more precise release date was not shared, but is it possible to make an early prediction based on the production cycle of previous seasons?
The recent confirmation that season 3 of Beastars would be the anime adaptation’s conclusion also revealed that the series its final broadcast on Netflix in 2024.
The anime had its world premiere in October of 2019, but its announcement didn’t happen until February. After being picked up for a second season in December 2019, airing in Japan wouldn’t begin until the first month of 2021.
Taking this information into account, along with the recent announcement of a 2024 release date, HITC forecasts that Japan will see the debut of Beastars Season 3 in January 2024, as part of the Winter anime schedule.
Fans outside of Japan should be aware that, as with the first and second seasons, the final season of Beastars will likely not debut on Netflix until after the domestic broadcast has ended.
It’s also worth noting that a feature film adaptation may be made, following the current pattern in the anime industry, if the tale isn’t wrapped up by the third television broadcast or the remaining 95 manga chapters.
Beastars Season 3 Plot
If we look at where Season 2 left off, we can make some educated guesses about what will happen in Season 3, and then compare that to what happened in the manga.
Season 2 reveals Tem’s killer for real. The alpaca was killed by Riz, the bear, who ate it in stealth. A bloody conflict ensued between Legoshi and Riz, with Louis sacrificing a limb so that Legoshi could finally try meat for the first time.
Thanks to this, Legoshi was able to gain the upper hand and ultimately triumph over Riz. In the next seasons, Legoshi will look back on that confrontation as a turning point in his life.
Legoshi and Riz are both taken into police custody after their fight. Despite the fact that Legoshi will not be charged with a misdemeanor, he will be labeled as a predatory offender due to his consumption of Louis’s flesh.
In the anthropomorphic, civilized world, eating the flesh of another living animal is a crime punishable by death.
Legos will have a difficult time reintegrating into society as a result of his criminal history. No school that does not actively discriminate against him will accept him, and no herbivore-owned business will hire him.
The worst part is that he will have to abruptly leave Haru and there will be no explanation as to why he can no longer marry a herbivore. During Season 3, Legos will continue to work on adjusting to his new circumstances.
Beastars Season 3 cast
Beastars season 1 features the voice talents of Chikahiro Kobayashi (Legoshi), Yuki Ono (Louis), and Sayaka Senbongi (Haru), among others.
Atsumi Tanezaki plays Juno, Junyo Enoki Jack, Akio Ohtsuka Gouhin, Takeo Otsuka Collot, Yoshiyuki Shimozuma Voss, Fukushi Ochiai Sanou, Yuma Uchida Miguno, Nato Kobayashi Durham, and Nobuhiko Okamoto Kai are among the supporting cast members.
As of the show’s second season, Yuki Kaji has been doing Pina’s voice acting. Although Studio Orange has made no official statements on the new voice cast members for Blasters season 3, it seems likely that the original cast would return.
Chikahiro Kobayashi, who voices Legoshi, Yuki Ono, who voices Louis, and Sayaka Senbongi, who voices Haru, could all return for the new season.
Other voice actors who have contributed to the cast include: Atsumi Tanizaki (Juno), Junyo Enoki (Jack), Akio Ohtsuka (Gouhin), Takeo Otsuka (Collot), Yoshiyuki Shimozuma (Voss), Fukushi Ochiai (Sanou), Yuma Uchida (Miguno), Nato Kobayashi (Durham), Yuki Kaji (Pin