BNA: Brand New Animal is 2020 Japanese original anime directed by Yoh Yoshinari & written by Kazuki Nakashima. It is produced by Studio Trigger.
BNA: Brand New Animal is set in a world where anthropomorphic animal species are called “beastmen.” Beastmen can morph between human and animals. They have lived outside society for years and have had many conflicts with humans. Due to ongoing civil unrest between both species, they agree to create an independent territory for Beastman to live in peace under the name “Anima City.”
The series follows Michiru Kagemori, a normal human who is suddenly morphed into a Tanuki (Racoon Dog) Beastman. Michiru runs to Anima City away to seek refuge. Upon arriving, Michiru walks into the 10th-anniversary party of the city’s founding and meets a Wolf Beastman called Shirou Ogami. As Michiru learns about Anima City and it’s citizens, she and Shirou investigate how she became a Beastman.
Prior to the North American premiere of Promare at Anime Expo 2019, Studio Trigger revealed a new anime project (shown below, left) on which Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia) would serves as the director with Kazuki Nakashima (Kill la Kill , Promare) as scriptwriter. On December 12th, 2019, Trigger opened an official website, revealing the 2nd key art (shown below, right), the cast, characters, and the story.
When a tanuki girl and a wolf boy meet, beautiful things can happen. BNA arrives June 30th. pic.twitter.com/njQ3eeBAt7
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) May 15, 2020