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Kemonozume

Kemonozume

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Beast Claw
Japanese: ケモノヅメ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 5, 2006 to Nov 5, 2006
Producers: Madhouse
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.681 (scored by 6724 users)
Ranked: #10032
Popularity: #1287
Members: 19,487
Favorites: 188
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action drama romance supernatural

Synopsis

A race of cannibal monsters called the Shokujinki exists and it is the job of the Kifuuken, an elite group of beast-hunters, to stop them. Toshihiko Momota, an expert swordsman and son of the Kifuuken organization's leader, unexpectedly falls in love at first sight with a beautiful girl named Yuka. However, the couple's relationship is much more complicated than it seems at first glance, for Yuka is a Shokujinki.

Characters & Voice Actors

Kamitsuki, Yuka
Kamitsuki, Yuka
Main
Shiina, Hekiru
Japanese
Shiina, Hekiru
Momota, Toshihiko
Momota, Toshihiko
Main
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Japanese
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Saru
Saru
Supporting
 
Hoobari, Gakuto
Supporting
 

Staff

Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Key Animation
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Nagasaki, Kenji
Episode Director
Tanaka, Hiroyuki
Episode Director



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Nov 27, 2010
Moonlith
How many times have you accused someone of not having an open mind when they judge your obsession with japanese cartoons, or anime action figures, or 2-D little girls, or whatever? I sure have a few times, yet even my supposedly "open" mind was put to the test right from the very first minutes of Kemonozume.

Its not just about the fugly art, mind you. Weird little monkeys, tower-sized detectives, man-eating monsters that look like right out of some simple children's picture book with their overly round and stubby shapes. I began watching the show all like "dude, finally an artsy and refined piece for such read more
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Dec 21, 2007
Phill-z
10's all across the board eh? Now I'm going to really have to defend that decision aren't I? This will be interesting because for something like Kemonozume there just aren't adequate words to describe how and what it is.

Story: I almost want to say it's Romeo and Juliet. But....it isn't. It sort of starts out that way, two groups of people who hate and kill each other....but it definitely evolves from there. It's a beautiful love story, the two protagonists go through quite alot...and not just with each other. The blend of characters that contribute to this story were read more
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Recommendations

Kemonozume and Kaiba do not look the same, however they both fully use interesting visual approaches to aptly suit the tone of each show. Kemonozume is a bit more rough around the edges and Kaiba is more bubbly. Both of these shows are science fiction on the surface; love stories at heart. I'd recomend watching both of these anime series, especially if you liked one. Same producers too.
Both feature Yuasa Masaaki's crazy postmodern madness via Madhouse Studios, refreshingly unique style of animation, and stories about love and determination.

Opening Theme

"Auvers Blue" by Katteni Shiyagare

Ending Theme

"Suki" by Santara

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