Through her official Twitter account, author Paru Itagaki reported that the Beastars manga has exceeded 6 million cumulative copies in circulation. «Dear Humans, I hope you are watching the animated adaptation of Beastars this weekend, I will be very happy if you are! It seems that the manga has reached 6 million copies in circulation, thank you very much! "Wrote the author.
Itagaki began publishing the manga in Akita Shoten publisher's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine in September 2016 and ended it in October 2020. The publisher published the twenty-first compiled volume in October 2020, followed by the twenty-second. and final in January 2021.
The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Orange Studios, directed by Shinichi Matsumi and scripts written by Nanami Higuchi, released in October 2019. A second season is currently on air.
Synopsis of Beastars
In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the teens at Cherryton Academy, school life is full of hope, romance, mistrust, and unease. The main character in this story is the wolf Regoshi, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing looks, he has a very soft heart and character. Throughout most of his life, he has always been the object of fear and hatred from other animals and has been used to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself more and more involved with his classmates who have their own insecurities and he realizes that his life at school will take a major turn.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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