The first teaser trailer has been released for Beastars, an upcoming anime drama about a murder at a college for anthropomorphic animals. Made by Orange, the studio behind Land of the Lustrous, Beastars adapts Paru Itagaki’s critically-acclaimed manga, which beat series such as Made in Abyss and The Promised Neverland to take last year’s prestigious Manga Taishō award.
Beastars’ story centres on Cherryton School student Legosi, a large grey wolf whose fearsome appearance belies his gentle nature. When Tem the alpaca is found brutally murdered and devoured, pre-existing tensions between the college’s carnivores and herbivores skyrocket. Legosi sets out to investigate Tem’s death and uncover the culprit – when he’s not trying to process his feelings for cute bunny Haru, that is!