In a made-up world where the population is anthropomorphic animals, we see a cultural divide between herbivores and carnivores. We watch the story of Legoshi, a lone gray wolf as he studies at Cherryton Academy. He lives in a dorm with several other students, including his Labrador best friend Jack. One day, they wake up to the news of a murder that took place in their school. That sets off uneasiness among the students, thus begins Beastars!
The anime TV series began premiering back in 2019, and it has been on air since then for 2 seasons. However, there’s still a long wait ahead of the viewers for the 3rd season. So, while you wait, we gathered 6 shows similar to Beastars! Enjoy!
1. BNA: Brand New Animal
Similar to Beastars, we have a world where humans co-exist with another race called Beastmen. Beastmen are facing persecution because of their ability to turn themselves into humanoid animals due to a DNA trait called “Beast Factor”. The anime series focuses on Michiru, a teenage girl who discovers she is a beastman after her best friend is abducted.
Known by BNA by Netflix, the series is an original Japanese TV series produced by Studio Trigger. It is directed by Yoh Yoshinari, and you can catch all episodes on Netflix!
In Bleach, we see adaptations of Kubo’s manga, with main arcs and some extra ones. In the center of the show, we see high school student Ichigo Kurosaki, who becomes a substitute Soul Reaper. At first, he’s reluctant to accept the responsibility that comes with being a reaper. However, after accepting, he begins eliminating Hollows, and while doing so, he discovers a few classmates with spiritual awareness, and he sees that they have superpowers!
The Japanese anime TV series was adapted from the original manga series of the same name. The series was directed by Noriyuki Abe, and it was produced by Studio Pierro. It aired on TV Tokyo between the years 2004 and 2012. We also would like to inform you that after 10 years, the series will continue with a sequel series! Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War focuses on the manga’s final story arc, and it’s set to premiere in October 2022!
3. Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold
In order to destroy the Wall of Grief, Seiya and his friends give their lives. They reach the Elysian Fields to protect Athena and discover that all 12 Gold Saints reappeared in Asgard. They were mysteriously revived! The Gold Saints start looking for answers as to why they were brought back, and by whom. While doing so, they must also encounter a new enemy!
Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold is a spin-off to the classic anime Saint Seiya. Saint Seiya is an adaptation of Masami Krumada’s manga of the same name. The spin-off series was released on April 11, 2015, and it was part of the projects commemorating the 40th anniversary of Kurumada as a manga artist!
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4. Mashiro no Oto (Those Snow White Notes)
Setsu Sawamura drops out of high school following his grandfather’s death. He moves to Tokyo not having a clue of what to do, besides playing his shamisen. His mother Umeko helps him shape up again and re-enrolls him in high school. Setsu is clueless that he’s about to reignite the passion he has for the shamisen!
Mashiro no Oto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Marimo Ragawa. The anime TV series adaptation was made by Shin-Ei Animation and the series aired from April to June 2021.
Like Beastars, we have another alternate-reality anime series before us. In this alternate reality, we see 16th-century Japan with magic and advanced technology. In the center, there’s an African man named Yasuke, who went from being a servant to being a warrior and retainer in the service of Lord Oda Nobunaga. After the fall of his Lord, he retreats and makes up a new identity, living a secluded life. One day, he decides to help a sick little girl but, this little girl has her own secrets and leaves Yasuke to face his past once again.
The anime series is loosely based on the historical figure Yasuke, a warrior who served under daimyo Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period in the 16th century. It was created by LeSean Thomas and it was released on Netflix in April 2021.
The show takes place in the fictional, futuristic Japanese town of Sugomori City. The city seems to be normal, but it was actually created to test an experiment known as the Kizna System. This system connects people through shared pain and suffering (physical and emotional). Those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. The show centers around a group of high schoolers who became selected to be Kiznaivers.
Kiznaiver is a Japanese anime TV series written by Mari Okada. It is the directorial debut of Hiroshi Kobayashi. It first aired in March 2016 with a total of 12 episodes.
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