Netflix's 'BNA: Brand New Animal' Preview: A fun anime series with beautiful art and themes of discrimination
'BNA: Brand New Animal' tells the story of Michiru Kagemori ), a young human girl who is transformed into a tanuki person under mysterious circumstances
There's a brand new anime series coming to Netflix with some beautiful artwork and an interesting storyline. 'BNA: Brand New Animal' tells the story of Michiru Kagemori (Sumire Morohoshi), a young human girl who is transformed into a tanuki person under mysterious circumstances. The show is set in a world where humanity lives alongside a race of half-human, half-animal hybrids. There are tensions between the two species and the story is set in Anima City, an urban community where these hybrids, known as Beastmen, can live as themselves without fear of hatred and persecution.
But not everything is all fun and games in Anima City and the Beastmen live by primal, animalistic laws. Caught in this strange world, Michiru makes a few friends, including the wolf Beastman Shirou Ogami (Yoshimasa Hosoya) who helps investigate Michiru's transformation. The series is told with a beautiful art style that's got an almost cyberpunk feel to it. Studio Trigger does an excellent job with this exciting new series that explores themes of discrimination and racism while also portraying a drastically different culture with its own rules and customs.
There are 12 episodes in the show's first season and some great music for the opening and closing sequences. This is by far one of the more promising anime shows that Netflix has added to their global catalog in a while and we're really excited to see how it does.
Here's the full synopsis for the series, courtesy of IMDb: "The series is set in the 21st century, where the existence of humanoid animals that have been living in the darkness for centuries have been revealed to the world. One day, Michiru, who was a normal high school student, suddenly turns into a tanuki person. Running away, she seeks refuge in Anima City, a place set up for humanoid animals to be able to live as themselves. While there, Michiru encounters a wolf person, Shirou Ogami, who goes on to investigate why she became a humanoid animal, and in the process gets mixed up in even stranger events."
'BNA: Brand New Animal' will be released on Netflix on June 30.