Paru Itagaki’s BEASTARS manga is a hit, and its anime adaptation is finally about to make its debut on Netflix outside of Japan this March. As for the original manga, it looks like it’s gearing up for its climax in the not-too-distant future, because Itagaki said “the end is in sight.”
The comment came from Itagaki’s author note in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Champion magazine, where BEASTARS is serialized. It’s unclear how much is left, but she said she’ll be working on it with everything she’s got until the manga comes to an end.
BEASTARS launched back in September of 2016, and VIZ Media publishes the series in English. Here’s how they describe it:
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?
Last night at Cherryton Academy, an herbivore student was killed and eaten. Among the members of the drama club, the herbivores’ suspicions naturally turn to their carnivore classmates… The prime suspect? Legoshi, a large wolf. But he wouldn’t hurt a fly—or would he? And will dwarf rabbit Haru bring out the beast in him? Or are his feelings for her…something else?