BEASTARS Final Season coming to Netflix in 2024: BEASTARS key visual and plot predictions

Key visual for the final season of Beastars, featuring a crouching Legoshi.
A key visual for the final season of BEASTARS, featuring a crouching Legoshi. Pic credit: @bst-animation.com

On September 7, 2022, it was confirmed that the BEASTARS Final Season will premiere on Netflix in 2024.

The announcement was made via the official website for the anime adaptation of Paru Itagaki’s BEASTARS manga.

The main staff from the BEASTARS Season 1 & 2 are returning for the production, including director Shinichi Matsumi and scriptwriter Nanami Higuchi. The BEASTARS Final Season will be animated at Studio Orange.

This announcement was also corroborated in the 41st issue of Weekly Shounen Champion magazine with the following key visual:

Magazine clipping from the 41st issue of Weekly Shonen Champion, which announces Beastars Final Season will debut in 2024.
The magazine clipping from the 41st issue of Weekly Shounen Champion announcing that the BEASTARS Final Season will debut in 2024. Pic credit: @SugoiLITE/Twitter

Season 3 will likely adapt content from one or both of the new arcs in Itakai’s manga — Interspecies Relations and Revenge of the Love failure. Due to the long production time, fans are speculating that it’s highly likely the final season will comprise two cours (24 episodes).

Who are the members of the BEASTARS production team?

The BEASTARS Final Season production team members include:

  • Director – Shinichi Matsumi
  • CG Animation – Studio Orange
  • Scriptwriter – Nanami Higuchi
  • Character Designer – Nao Ootsu
  • Music composer – Satoru Kousaki

What is the plot of the Interspecies Relations Arc?

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

After Legoshi’s fateful duel against Tem’s killer, he has to deal with some drastic life changes such as learning how to live independently. Meanwhile, Legoshi’s girlfriend Haru and his friend Louis graduate from Cherryton Academy and both attend university.

Leogoshi is reunited with his grandfather, Gosha, who for some reason has a reptilian appearance. Leogoshi also ends up encountering a retired Sublime Beastar named Yahya, who he doesn’t get along with.

Manga illustration of Yahya.
Yahya, as depicted in the manga. Pic credit: @beastars.fandom.com

What is the plot of the Revenge of Love Failure Arc?

Yahya discovers the existence of a hybrid (half-herbivore and half-carnivore) crime lord named Melon, who looks part-antelope and part-wolf. After trying to capture Melon on his own, due to Melon being too fast Yahya decides to enlist Legoshi’s help in capturing Melon and offers Legoshi a deal he can’t refuse.

Manga illustration of Melon.
Melon, as depicted in the manga. Pic credit: @beastars.fandom.com

Legoshi gets to meet Haru’s parents and have a family dinner. Afterwards, when Haru’s dad drives Legoshi home, he confesses that he’s in love with his daughter Haru. Legoshi expects Haru’s father to be shocked, but he accepts him.

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Meanwhile, Louis accidentally comes into contact with the crime syndicate Shishigumi, which Melon is the leader of. Romance is in the air when Juno confesses her feelings for Louis on live TV news.

Legoshi and Melon face off and when Legoshi is just about to capture him he ends up having to run from the police and take refuge in Cherryton. Cherryton will be the setting of the final showdown between Melon and Legoshi. Who will win? You’ll have to wait until BEASTARS Final Season to find out!

Where can I watch BEASTARS Seasons 1 & 2?

From October 10 to December 26, 2019, BEASTARS first aired on Fuji TV’s +Ultra anime programming block and other channels in Japan. From January 7 to March 25, 2021, BEASTARS Season 2 aired in Japan.

On March 13, 2020, BEASTARS Season 1 was released on Netflix outside of Japan. On July 15, 2021, BEASTARS Season 2 was released on Netflix. On July 20, 2021, Studio Orange and Netflix Japan announced BEASTARS would get a third and final season, meaning it’s been more than a year since the announcement for the third season was made, making it highly likely it will consist of two cours.

BEASTARS Seasons 1 & 2 are currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Where can I read the BEASTARS manga?

From September 8, 2016, to October 8, 2020, BEASTARS was serialized in Akita Shoten’s manga magazine Weekly Shounen Champion. The individual chapters have been collected into twenty-two tankoubon volumes.

The English version of the manga has been licensed by Viz Media; BEASTARS Volume 1 was released on July 16, 2019.

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