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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: 7.661 (scored by 7828 users)
Ranked: #10942
Popularity: #1345
Members: 23,845
Favorites: 226
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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.

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Aired  Aug 5, 2006 to Nov 5, 2006
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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
Hoobari, Gakuto
Supporting
Yanada, Kiyoyuki
Japanese
Yanada, Kiyoyuki

Staff

Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Key Animation, Series Composition
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Tanaka, Yuuichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
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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Jan 29, 2009
META_BODY
In the very first moments of Kemonozume we learn of a legend about a man rescuing a woman who is to be sacrificed to the gods: when they escape and run off together, the gods are angered and condemn them to feed on the flesh of humans in the form of monsters overwhelmed by bestial rage, lust, and the urge to devour. And so the descendants of these banished lovers live on as Flesh Eaters, some of them choosing to embrace their inner beast, and some choosing to suppress their curse by will alone, retaining their human form and living normal human lives.

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Mar 27, 2010
Weakwiththedawn
Man versus Monster. It's a classic tale, told in variations for as long as the human mind has held thought. In a stroke of brilliance, Masaaki Yuasa redefines this ancient epic and brings to light the full spectrum of human emotion and psychological development.

Our story starts simple enough.We are introduced to an accomplished young warrior of the Kifuuken (a clan with a thousand year tradition of hunting Flesh Eaters), Toshihiko, who is led on a fast paced chase through his Japanese village where he stumbles across our unfortunate heroine.

Yuka,beautiful Yuka. Flesh Eater Yuka.

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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.  
reportRecommended by selective_yellow
same artist.. so chances are if you loved/hated the animation in one, you'll feel the same way about the other.. personally i'm a fan.. the artwork is very surreal, and you feel like you're watching some kind of bizarre dream.. through a painting.. or something.. tis tough to explain.. but both require somewhat of an open mind.. the animation might take getting used to.. the plot-lines are both very twisted and sometimes hard to follow.. but it has its own beauty=] 
reportRecommended by inoneoutheother
Similar concept of humanoid "flesheaters" living among human society and disguising themselves. Kemonozume is darker and (I'd say) a better show.  
reportRecommended by SarcotarascusN
Same mature content and atmosphere berserk seems to plunge you into.
Very violent and psychological anime, but at the same time, very artistic witty and smartly done.

A tone of humor here and there adds a nice touch to kemonozume.

 
reportRecommended by Tyrnox
The storyline and characters are unique and interesting for both series. They also contain exceptional romance where the lovers are on the run from powerful forces in the society, and they have to struggle with their choices along the way.  
reportRecommended by movoning
Yuasa directs both of these anime, which have plots involving monsters hiding in human-like forms being hunted by humans. A boy falls for one of the monsters and is caught in between the two. Sprinkled in some bawdy humor and Yuasa's usual playful and mind bending animation and ideas. 
reportRecommended by jamesfaggo

Opening Theme

"Auvers Blue" by Katteni Shiyagare

Ending Theme

"Suki" by Santara

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