Paru Itagaki's Award-Winning BEASTARS Manga Series Ends Today

The second season of the BEASTARS TV anime starts in January



The final chapter of Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS manga series released its final chapter in the 45th edition of Weekly Shonen Champion today in Japan, ending the award-winning manga series. Furthermore, the pseudo-prototype series BEAST COMPLEX will resume serialization in Weekly Shonen Champion from January 2021 "for a short time." A special preview of the final chapter of BEASTARS was released, which is shown below.




Spoilers for the final chapter of BEASTARS






BEASTARS began on September 8, 2016, and quickly became a hit, being the first manga series from publisher Akita Shoten to win the Manga Taisho award. The series spawned a hit TV anime series from director Shinichi Matsumi at Studio Orange, which has its second season premiering in January. Volume 21 of the manga released on October 8 in Japan and will see its final volume released on January 8. 


Though Paru Itagaki's vision isn't over just yet, with BEAST COMPLEX starting back in Weekly Shonen Champion from January 2021 for a limited run, giving us more short stories to look forward to in the world of beasts. Viz Media is releasing both BEASTARS and BEAST COMPLEX in English, with volume 9 of BEASTARS currently up for pre-order. They describe the series as such:


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?


Source: Comic Natalie


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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