Netflix’s original Japanese anime series, BNA, has been one of the most awaited series on the network. The first installment of the anime came out in March 2020 and comprised a total of 12 episodes, released in two sets. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the anime’s return for BNA Season 2. It has managed to gross incredible ratings of 7.4/10 on MyAnimeList and 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Hence, the fans are looking forwards to what happens next in the second installment. BNA: Brand New Animal was also nominated for various awards like Ursa Major for Best Dramatic Series and Annie Award for Best Character Design.
The anime is set in a fictional world where humans coexist with another species of humanity called the Beastmen, capable of turning into humanoid animals. The Beastmen’s DNA has a special trait called the “Beast Factor.” BNA follows a young teenage girl named Michiru Kangemori, who turns into a tanuki Beastman after her best friend Nazuna’s abduction following a blood transfusion.
Michiru runs into a mysterious wolf Beastman named Shirou Ogami while seeking refuge in Anima Corty, a haven created for the Beastmen. Eventually, the centuries-old secret about the Bestmen’s existence suddenly pans out in front of the whole world as both species deal with the consequences following the revelation. So, will the anime return for a second installment? Keep reading ahead to find out!
BNA Season 2: Renewed By Netflix?
Netflix has not made any official announcements regarding the anime’s future. The network has neither confirmed nor canceled BNA. Thus, we are not sure if the series will return for a second season. However, the anime has received some glorious ratings and reviews, which makes it a strong contender for another season.
Unfortunately, Netflix has put various shows on hold following the disturbance in schedules due to the pandemic. Thus, fans should stay hopeful for the series to return in the near future.
How Did The First Installment Conclude?
Shirou returned to his normal state after biting Michiru. Alan informed Prime Minister Shiramizu that their plan to eliminate the Beastmen had commenced. Moreover, Mayor Rose discovered that Michiru and Nazuna’s blood could be used to neutralize the savage tendencies in Beastmen. They had unique DNA which had the ability to cure the Nirvasyl syndrome. Alan ran into Michiru and revealed that he considered himself a pure-blood Beastmen, unlike Shirou, an impure hybrid.
Michiru found a recording in her phone of Shirou’s howling calming the savage Beastmen. She worked with Nazuna and Marie to broadcast it across the city. Alan tried to stop Michiru in his beast form, but Shirou defeated him. He managed to calm the Beastmen down with his howling while Michiru and crew widely distributed the serum.
Alan’s conspiracy was exposed, and Mayor tried to reconcile the relations between the Beastmen and humans. Michiru decided to stay the way she was while the doors of Anima City were opened for humans in BNA Season 1. Thus, we can expect Michiru and Shinou to go on another Beastmen adventure and save the world if the anime returns for BNA Season 2.
Who Could Return For Next Season?
The anime’s lead voice actor Sumire Morohoshi is expected to return as Michiru Kagemori. Michiru is an innocent high school girl who turns into a tanuki Beastman following a blood transfusion. She is forced to take haven in Anima City as she explores the other faction of humanity with Shirou Ogami. Moreover, Yoshimasa Hosoya is expected to voice the character of Shirou Ogami, an immortal and mysterious wolf Beastman who dedicated himself to protecting Anima City. He has immense strength and regenerative abilities, along with the power to turn into a giant wolf.
In addition, Maria Naganawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Gara Takashima, and Michito Murase are expected to return for BNA Season 2. Several other voice actors might also return to voice various characters for the second installment if it happens.
BNA Season 2: Release Date
Unfortunately, Netflix has not confirmed the second installment yet. The pandemic delays might have played a crucial role in the announcement’s delay. Hence, if the streaming network renews the show anytime soon, we can expect BNA Season 2 to return towards the end of 2023. So, stay tuned for more thrilling news updates about your favorite anime shows only on Techradar247.com.