Legoshi's life is about to drastically change after coming face to face with Tem's killer in season 2. Will the anime return for season 3?
'Beastars' season 2 has finished airing in Japan and hit Netflix in July 2021, but those who already saw the harrowing ending of season 2 are now wondering if season 3 will happen.
The second season of the anime has brought astounding revelations and we can't wait to see what happens next for Legoshi after an epic battle with Tem's killer.
'Beastars' is based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. The anime takes place in a world where anthropomorphic animals have a cultural divide between carnivores and herbivores. The peace and harmony between the two groups were disrupted after Tem the alpaca is brutally murdered and devoured by an unknown killer in the night.
The second season finally revealed Tem's killer, and Legoshi engages in a deadly duel with him. However, he'll have to suffer the repercussions of his heroic actions in the next chapter of the story.
Will 'Beastars' return for season 3? Here's what we know.
'Beastars' has been officially renewed for season 3.
The renewal was announced on the creators' official Twitter page.
<Project Announcement>— Orange: Anime Studio (@CG_Orange_eng) July 20, 2021
BEASTARS Animated Series,
New Arc is confirmed!
Thanks to everyone who supports our show. Orange will continue to animate the show! Artwork provided to us by @itaparu99 ❤️https://t.co/8GlJ6nzWVO pic.twitter.com/z8GLhfJmtt
Judging from the past schedules, it's likely for 'Beastars' season 3 to release by mid-2022 and then come to Netflix a few months after it concludes in Japan.
The first season of 'Beastars' aired from October to December 2019 on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block. It then arrived on Netflix in March 2020.
The second season aired from January to March 2021 and arrived on Netflix in July.
Warning: Season 2 major spoilers below.
We can predict the plot of the third season based on where season 2 ended, then compare it with the manga's story arc.
Tem's killer finally gets revealed in season 2. Riz, the bear, was the secret murderer who devoured the alpaca in the night. Legoshi came face to face with Riz in a brutal battle, which ends up in Louis sacrificing his leg so Legoshi could eat meat for the first time. This provided Legoshi with extra strength and allowed him to defeat Riz.
That confrontation will serve as a pivotal moment for Legoshi's life in the upcoming seasons.
The battle ends up with both Legoshi and Riz getting arrested by the police. Although Legoshi will not receive a misdemeanor criminal record, he gets branded as a predatorial offender for consuming Louis's flesh. Eating the flesh of another living animal is an extremely prohibited act in the civilized, anthropomorphic world.
Because of his bad record, Legoshi will have a hard time getting back into his normal life. He is no longer allowed to go to unsegregated universities, and no herbivore-owned companies will want to hire him. The worst of it all, he will no longer be allowed to marry a herbivore and will be forced to leave Haru without explanation.
The third season will see Legoshi trying to navigate into his new life following the incident.
The regular voice cast members will likely reprise their roles once 'Beastars' gets renewed for season 3.
For the Japanese dub, we have:
Chikahiro Kobayashi as Legoshi
Sayaka Senbongi as Haru
Yūki Ono as Louis
For the English dub, we have:
Jonah Scott as Legoshi
Lara Jill Miller as Haru
Griffin Puatu as Louis
If our 2022 release date predictions are correct, the official trailer for 'Beastars' season 3 will be here by late 2021 or early 2022.
We will continue to monitor the updates for 'Beastars' season 3, and edit this article once new information is available.
In the meantime, enjoy the season 2 trailer below.