Post by Old Man Dream on Dec 28, 2019 20:58:51 GMT
Beastars depicts a world where carnivore and herbivore animals in human form live together within a society with both sides feeling uneasy tension with one another due to their hunter and prey respective natures. A teen wolf named Legosi has a sensitive personality and tries to resist his predatory instincts to make his herbivore classmates more accepting of him. However, his attempts at this become complicated when he develops a complicated relationship with a third-year rabbit student named Haru.
Beastars offers up a unique premise for an anime in that it explores a society with herbivores and carnivores attempting to co-exist within a civilized society and on the surface, carnivores are required by law to keep their predatory instincts in check. This results in animals of both sides having some uneasy tensions with one another due to their opposing natures. Carnivores still have dominant influence within this society as such where those in authority roles will turn a blind eye toward those who commit predatory behavior. Meanwhile, herbivores feel uneasy with the mingling of carnivores around them since they fear being prey to any of them and being powerless to stop such a threat due to carnivores still being dominant in influence within their society.
These societal dynamics between animals who are naturally predator and prey are shown to affect several of the major characters throughout Beastars' run in varying ways. Legosi is the main focus in exploring these dynamics as he finds himself developing an attraction to Haru and questions if this attraction is due to a genuine romantic interest in her or his predatory instincts desiring her as prey to feast on. Other characters such as Haru being sexually active as a means of empowerment and Louis the deer feeling pressured to assert dominance as a popular student in the school due to being a herbivore offer solid exploration of how the predator and prey character dynamics affect them. The series does have a bit of an open ending as the fate of one character is left unclear and things with Haru and Legosi's developing relationship are still uncertain. But with a second season of Beastars confirmed to be in development, this issue is actually a minor one.
Visually, Beastars makes use of a mix of 2D and CG-animated visual style in depicting the various characters and settings seen throughout the series. While implementing CG animation has had its rough elements with depicting human-like characters in a number of past anime, Beastars manages to do a mostly great job with rendering the unique physical features and details of the various animals that make up its world and their movements come off looking convincingly fluid and lifelike. There were some instances I noticed where the lifelike effect of the CG animation seems dodgy with its rendering in some up-close camera shots of the characters. But for the most part, the effect comes off looking convincing in how the characters are visually portrayed throughout the series.
Overall, Beastars easily made for one of my favorite anime I had the pleasure of seeing throughout its 12-episode run thanks to the unique premise it offers up with its animal-focused society and impressive visuals in depicting the various animal characters in human form. I'd strongly recommend checking the series out at least once with what it has to offer up.
Rating: 9 of 10
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HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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