Found this anime called The Midnight Animal while browsing My Anime List, to look for a specific anime. It came out 7 years ago. https://myanimelist.net/anime/18919/The_Midnight★Animal
According to the site, it's about trans anthros talking about what it's like to be trans, I think.
i absolutely love that! It is beautiful!Anybody seen Wolf Children?
If I had to pull from my own experience and recommend something from the West I'd recommend Kipo on Netflix. Wakfu feels like a recommendation for furries because it has a lot of anthro in its world but I'm conflicted about recommending it because of it taking 16 episodes to get to any actual plot and..."gross-out" humor fairly often. Both of these series shine in the villain category though.
I was considering looking into Beastars but I'm not sure I will enjoy it if it's predator boy meets prey girl and the narrative is about the angst of that relationship. I just didn't like what the trailer gave me? I need to be sold on it being more than a familiar 'I need to tame the beast within for love to work' plot.
BNA looks fairly anthro too but does it have annoying characters or a bunch of humor that is uh...not funny? I have not had much enjoyment from anime that has comedy in its descriptor. Not counting cartoonish anime like Aggretsuko or Doraemon. I prefer anime to be entirely serious or almost entirely cartoonish.
Plus the fantastic openingI've not read through the whole thing but...
No Beastars? Only a single season so far and it almost follows the manga right down to the little details, but they are working on a second season and it's still both entertaining and serious at the same time.
seen all 3 seasons and was not offended in the slightestHonestly, that is a huge turnoff for me. If the villains are going to be animals, but the heroes are human. I've seen commercials for Kipo: Age of the Wonderbeasts, and it honestly just looks like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 2.0, which was an anime SPECIFICALLY designed to offend furries. And the fact that they felt the need to turn cute and harmless animals into villains is a cliche I am sick of seeing, and always just hammers home the fact that your heroes are human, "f*** you!" There are a couple of non-human characters besides Kipo and excruciatingly cliche Hunter stereotype, but it feels the same as Super Mario Odyssey where they try to make their non-human good guys as uninteresting/unlikable as possible to appeal to as few people as possible. One of them is a whiny bug like creature, and the other one was so unmemorable that I don't even remember what it was.
I've heard it's completely different than the commercials make it out to be, but honestly, I'm too turned off by the commercials to want to support the show. Honestly, I just think anthropomorphic villains in media where humans are the good guys is a cliche I really want to see die. I don't want to like the bad guys, but not the heroes, but too much media has cool and interesting characters that can only be villains.