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Beastars is an award-winning shonen manga series created by Paru Itagaki and published by Akita Shoten. The series has been highly successful, printing over 1.3 million copies. Three years after its original publication, the series received an anime adaptation that streams exclusively on Netflix in Japan. The series is about a world of civilized, anthropomorphic animals and the cultural tension between herbivores and carnivores. The main character is Legosi, a timid wolf who is a student at Cherryton Academy. Other major characters are Haru, a sexually promiscuous rabbit and Louis, leader of the Cherryton drama club. The plot is set in motion when Tem the alpaca is murdered.
Beastars is created by Paru Itagaki. The series debuted in Akita Shogen on September 8th, 2016. The series has been compiled in 15 issues as of October 21st, 2019. The series ranked second in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for top manga for the male demographic in 2018, behind The Promised Neverland.  It also won the best Shonen Manga award from Kodansha in 2018.
In February of 2019, it was announced that Beastars would receive an anime adaptation. It is animated by CG studio Orange. On August 7th, 2019, the trailer for the anime was released on YouTube by Toho Animation, gaining over 1.7 million views. The series debuted on Netflix Japan on October 9th, 2019.
The series has a strong online fanbase, garnering a rating of 7.8/10 on MyAnimeList after over 4,000 ratings. It has a dedicated Wiki page and a TV Tropes page. It also has a subreddit with over 5,000 subscribers. Over time, the series has grown popular online in the Furry community. On March 12th, 2019, YouTuber SonicHaXD posted a video recommending the series to Furries, gaining over 163,000 views (shown below, left). User Scamboli Reviews posted a review of the series saying it had more to offer than fan service to the furry community.
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