Beastars At A Glance
An In depth Look At Beastars
The Story of Beastars
The Art of Beastars
Where to Buy Beastars
As usual, you can get Beastars through Amazon and Rightstufanime. Sure, they’re not the only place that sells them, but I believe those two are some of the most reliable ones when it comes to selling and shipping manga.
But when it comes to different publication versions, well, there’s no such thing for Beastars at the moment. You’ll only get the original individual volumes. But I believe there will at least be a box set in the future. I’ll make sure to add the link to that if it does arrive.
By the way, if you’re interested in getting a copy, please consider using those links. If you do, I’d get a small commission from Amazon and Rightstufanime, which in turn will help this site grow. Thanks!
The one thing that left the biggest impression on me after reading Beastars is how good and complex their society is. It actually mimics human society in more ways than one, but everything is turned up to eleven.
We all have different races, nationalities, ethnicities, physical differences, and so on and so forth. Those variables add a very nuanced level of complexity to our interaction.
Now imagine if you have to interact with people that come from different species than you. Not only that, they also have different needs than you, look extremely different than you, have massive differences in sizes to you, and some of them are genetically coded to hunt and eat you. That kind of day-to-day interaction is already beyond complex, it is honestly dizzying.
Can you imagine what an interaction between a typical middle aged female mouse and a teenage male eagle would look like? Well, such interaction actually happens in Beastars and they actually have quite a functional, mutually beneficial, and very friendly relationship.
The same thing happens to the main characters, the shy gray wolf named Legosi who falls in love with the promiscuous white dwarf rabbit named Haru. There are certainly lots of complications that need to be solved and both characters have to make their own compromises for their relationship, but hey, it works somehow. They are genuine lovebirds. Or lovewolfs? Loverabbits? Lovemix?
Reading Beastars gave me hope that we as human beings, who have less physical differences and tendencies as they are, could definitely make our messy and complicated relationship with each other work.