The release date for Beastars season 2 in Japan has been officially revealed, but has a premiere been confirmed for Netflix?
When it comes to anime, Netflix is producing some truly excellent original series and bringing the genre to a global audience.
One of the platforms biggest shows is Beastars, the anime filled with anthropomorphic animals based on the manga of the same name.
Millions of fans around the world love the Beastars series and season 2 was confirmed in the first season’s finale episode, but when will it release on Netflix?
Beastars season 2: Release date
- Beastars season 2 is set to release in Japan in January 2021, with the anime likely returning to Netflix in April 2021.
The season 2 premiere was initially scheduled for August 2020 but had to be delayed because of complications associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Beastars manga series would then confirm that season 2 of the hit anime would premiere in January 2021 on the Fuji TV Network in Japan.
At the time of writing, an official Netflix release date has not yet been revealed. However, Beastars season 2 is likely to arrive a few months after the Japan premiere, indicating that March or April 2021 is the most realistic release window.
UPDATE: In late August, Netflix France then made a false statement on Twitter claiming that season 2 would be arriving on the streaming platform on January 21st. They would then issue an apology and confirm this date is not accurate.
Potential season 2 plot…
As the anime is a direct adaptation of the original manga, we do actually know exactly where the storyline will go in season 2. However, we don’t want to spoil anything for fans who haven’t read the manga, so just know that the storyline is set to follow chapters 48 – 98.
Although based on what happened in season 1, there could be several important directions we predict the story to go.
The most obvious one is finding out who Tem’s murderer is. We see the killer in a post-credit scene leaving a bathroom and being told by Legoshi that everyone is waiting for them – suggesting they are part of the drama club.
However, we never technically see Louis really get eaten by the lions, if he somehow managed to survive (or if someone saves him at the last minute) it could cause serious tension in the group.
Season 1 of Beastars is available to stream right now on Netflix.