14 April 2020 | ceejay_bordas
A thrilling, captivating, and emotional experience from start to finish
This is my opinion. If you agree, that's fine. If you don't, that's still fine too. We all have different opinions.
I first heard of Beastars because of its opening theme. It was a jam to listen to and its visuals were interesting for an anime series. However, I got sidetracked by other movies and shows that I had no time to watch it. Thankfully, after many days have passed, I had four hours to spare and that was where it hit me; this is the perfect opportunity.
Like I said previously, the opening theme was a jam as I sway my hands like I was playing the drums. The opening isn't just where it stops getting good, because as the episodes went on, it just got better and better.
The plot had me interested and from the first episode alone, I realized that this show demanded my full attention. It tackles mature themes that I would expect coming from a Seinen manga, and this is made even better with the interesting use of its characters. Even if they were animals, it got me invested because of the worldbuilding, the depiction of carnivores and herbivores, and the conflicts that the world revolves around in. Also, I find it very interesting that I can empathize with a fictional, anthropomorphic, gray wolf who has anxiety issues. From the first season alone, I can already say that these are well-written characters, especially Legoshi, Haru, and Louie.
The animation was different than what I expected, but in a good way. I would have been fine with the stop-motion animation like in the opening, but the use of 3D animation and CGI were pretty good. A picture is worth a thousand words, and this saying holds true when you pause for a moment and think to yourself: this looks great.
In short, this anime and everything that makes it an anime is great. This is truly worth watching. I might probably read the manga as it got me very curious about what happens next. Hoping the Season 2 continuation will be just as good as its first season.