Netflix Anime Series ‘Beastars’ Promotional Event to Take Place at Tobu Zoo in Saitama

02.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Tobu Zoo is set to collaborate with the upcoming drama anime series Beastars from November 2 to December 29.

Beastars is a manga series written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. It is serialised in Weekly Shōnen Champion which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Beastars is set in a world of herbivores and carnivores. The story follows Legoshi, a quiet and gentle grey wolf and student at Cherryton Academy. His world is turned upside down when one of his fellow students is brutally murdered.

 

The collaboration event will see Tobu Zoo decorated with illustrations drawn specifically for the event. There will also be exclusive and original merchandise on sale, as well as themed food and more.

 

Beastars will premiere in Japan on Fuji TV’s +Ultra programming block on October 9. It will also be streamed exclusively on Netflix.

 

©板垣巴留(秋田書店)/BEASTARS制作委員会

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    Location: LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza Floor 2F

     

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    Running: November 13, 2020 – December 25, 2020

    Location: LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza Floor 2F

     

    HMV

    Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.​© 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.WIZARDING WORLD and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.Wizarding WorldTM Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling. © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

     

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    Maruzen Harry Potter Fair

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    Running: From November 13, 2020

    Location: Maruzen, LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza Floor 1F

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