Shinichi Matsumi directs the adaptation of Paru Itagaki's manga
The anime adaptation of Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS manga is set to debut this October, with Shinichi Matsumi (episodes of Rurouni Kenshin, Land of the Lustrous, and more) set to direct. Nanami Higuchi (Little Witch Academia screenplays) is writing and Nao Otsu is handling character designs at anime studio Orange (Land of the Lustrous), and you can see the latest visual from AnimeJapan 2019 below.
Here's the most recent promo for those who missed it:
The original BEASTARS manga is serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine, and the BEASTARS TV anime features animation production by Orange. The series will broadcast as part of Fuji TV's "+Ultra" programming block beginning in October of 2019, and it will also stream exclusively on Netflix.
Viz Media is developing an English language release for BEASTARS, and they describe the story of the series as follows:
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?
Last night at Cherryton Academy, an herbivore student was killed and eaten. Among the members of the drama club, the herbivores’ suspicions naturally turn to their carnivore classmates… The prime suspect? Legosi, a large wolf. But he wouldn’t hurt a fly—or would he? And will dwarf rabbit Haru bring out the beast in him? Or are his feelings for her…something else?
Via Comic Natalie