In Beastars season 2, Legoshi and Haru don’t end up working as a couple at all.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Season 2 of Beastars, now streaming on Netflix.
Season 1 of Beastars He spent time forging a friendship between the gray wolf, Legoshi, and the smaller white rabbit, Haru. He was clearly in love with her at Cherryton Academy, but she was working out her own flaws with the arrogant red deer, Louis. However, somehow it didn’t seem like Legoshi and Haru had any emotional connection in terms of romance, as he was too scared to make the next move with her, while she didn’t make him feel loved enough.
They ended up dating an awkward couple, and after season 2 of Beastars, they still don’t make sense as there isn’t a lot of individual time spent with them actually dissecting their love.
Most of Legoshi’s time in season 2 is spent training to solve the murder of Tem, the alpaca of his drama club. This was mentioned lightly last season and while it’s great to have it in focus, Beastars could have balanced it with Legoshi and Haru.
Instead, we have a couple of scenes where Legoshi is still scared to go to the next level with her. The thing is, when she mentions that she has surpassed Louis, the series changes the dynamic to the wolf who is distracted by the Tem case. Sadly, in 12 episodes, they can’t seem to sit down for one and resolve their feelings once and for all.
The fact that Louis is absent from school, leading the Shishi-Gumi lion gang in the Black Market, really creates the opportunity for this. More so, Legoshi’s training with Gouhin has him hone his inner Hulk, a terrifying carnivorous predator, by training with meat, which is why more interactions with Haru would have tested his resolve so perfectly.
This would have made the later twist where Louis dreams of Haru and she calls him on the phone more enjoyable. Instead, it’s out of nowhere, lacking in drama and impact. If Haru and Legoshi were more seriously involved or consummated their relationship and then got into a fight, inserting Louis back into the equation would have created a lot more tension. Instead, by not doing much with Legoshi this season, Beastars fans are more concerned about her and the deer. When the wolf says that he can quit and Haru responds by indicating that he will find a new boyfriend, it doesn’t resonate as we haven’t seen any affection between the two.
Some romantic dates would have put this in a better context. Instead, Haru is dating Sheila, a cheetah, and is learning more about the carnivore-herbivore dynamic, which would be best discussed with her and Legoshi, who has gone vegan to tame his beast.
This would also complement her bond with the wolf, Juno, who hates how two stallions in the deer and the wolf fought over someone as shy as Haru. Fulfilling this would also show that you are ready to leave school behind and shame her for her promiscuous behaviors. It was very well set up to explore their identities, sexually and non-sexually, as well as their age and size differences, but this potential for cross-species love ends up being wasted to the point that Beastars Season 2 can easily exist without Haru.
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