Toho Animation began streaming the fourth promotional video for the television anime of Paru Itagaki‘s BEASTARS manga on Tuesday. The video reveals and previews the anime’s opening theme song “Wild side” by ALI, and also reveals the anime’s October 8 premiere date.
The anime will debut in Netflix in Japan on October 8, and will premiere on Fuji TV‘s [+Ultra] programming block and on TV Nishinippon on October 9. The anime will also premiere on Kansai TV on October 10, Tokai TV on October 12, on Hokkaido Bunka Hōsō on October 13, and on BS Fuji on October 16.
The anime’s website also revealed the title of YURiKA‘s ending theme song as “Le zoo.”
The previously announced cast includes:
Chikahiro Kobayashi as Regoshi (left in image below), and Sayaka Senbongi as Haru (right)
Yuuki Ono as Louis (left in image below), and Atsumi Tanezaki as Juno (right)
Junya Enoki as Jack (left), Akio Ohtsuka as Gouhin (right)
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
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Oguma
Shinichi Matsumi (assistant director for Pom Poko, Porco Rosso; episode director for Rurouni Kenshin, Rage of Bahamut Genesis) is directing the anime at CG anime Studio Orange (Land of the Lustrous, Dimension W). Nanami Higuchi (Little Witch Academia, Ninja Slayer From Animation) is writing the scripts, Nao Ootsu (firearm design for Saga of Tanya the Evil, sub-character designer for Banana Fish) is designing the characters, Eiji Inomoto (Kan Colle, Ghost in the Shell Arise) is the CG chief director, and Satoru Kousaki (Wake Up, Girls!, Oreimo both seasons, Monogatari Series Second Season) is composing the music.
Other staff members include Minami Kasuga as art director, Ken Hashimoto as color designer, Shiori Furusho as director of photography, and Junichi Uematsu as editor.
The anime will air on Fuji TV‘s [+Ultra] programming block in October, and will stream exclusively on Netflix.
The manga takes place in a world of carnivores and herbivores, where there is a lot of hope, love, and anxiety. Regoshi is a wolf who is a member of Cherryton Academy’s drama club, and even though he’s a wolf, he’s very sensitive. The manga follows the adolescent life of Regoshi and many other animals.
Itagaki launched the BEASTARS manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in September 2016. Viz Media has licensed the series for North America.
Source: Toho Animation‘s YouTube channel, BEASTARS anime’s website, MoCa News