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NatsumeKhun

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Beastars

Aug 1, 2020

If you're skipping out on this show because you're worried that it's going to be weird furry porn or something along those lines, then you're really missing out on a good anime. 

Beastars, similar to Zootopia, explores the divide between prey and predator but to a more serious and realistic level. It also explores discrimination and bullying, as well as resisting or loathing your true nature. It's a beautiful show featuring a socially awkward wolf who quietly pines for a small rabbit girl that just wants to be seen as a person, and not a weak prey. 

It's full of lively and unique characters that compliment the show and are a delight to see interacting with each other on screen. Especially during the play, which symbolizes the modern desire for everyone to coexist together peacefully, but that it's also not easy. Everyone's fighting to make it work. Legoshi is especially relatable to me as he's always fumbling to say the right words, or to make himself look as unintimidating as possible. 

The anime may touch further into it in the next season, but we got to see that the adult world is much more complex than the animal teenagers are led to believe. (Much like real life.) There's crime syndicates, shady politicians, kidnapping, black markets and more going on behind the scenes. 

Beastars has a beautiful soundtrack which compliments the show wonderfully. The animation is CGI but it fits the story surprisingly well. Unlike with Berserk where it looked horrendous, the CGI blends into the background and becomes unnoticable as the characters seem to move and express emotion naturally. This has to do with the fact that they used real facial and body recognition software with the actors to make the emotions more realistic. 

I really enjoyed this anime. Please give it a shot! 

Overall: 9/10 

9/10 story
9/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
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