Netflix previously announced plans to release it "first thing 2020"
Back in November, Netflix announced plans to premiere the BEASTARS anime outside of Japan "first thing 2020." Now that we're actually living in that time, eager anime fans are due an update, and Netflix came through with a concrete release plan.
The anime adaptation of Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS manga officially launches on Netflix in English on March 13.
The furry murder mystery romance Beastars finally drops March 13th! Join anxious wolf boy Legosi on his journey to solve a friend’s murder and, even harder, understand his feelings toward dwarf rabbit Haru. #Beastars pic.twitter.com/EtFhUMmcB0— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 13, 2020
Itagaki's series has been running in the pages of Weekly Shonen Champion since 2016, and as of December 8 there are 17 collected volumes in Japan. Viz Media publishes the manga in English and describes it like so:
One night at Cherryton Academy, an herbivore student is brutally murdered. Among the members of the Drama Club, the herbivores’ suspicions naturally turn to their carnivore classmates… The prime suspect? Wolf Legoshi. But he wouldn’t hurt a fly. Or would he? Will dwarf rabbit Haru bring out the beast in him? Or are his feelings for her…something else?