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Synonyms: The Beast Claw
Japanese: ケモノヅメ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 6, 2006 to Nov 5, 2006
Premiered: Summer 2006
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: WOWOW, Imagine
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Avant GardeAvant Garde, HorrorHorror, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, GoreGore, MythologyMythology
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.351 (scored by 1988519,885 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2466
Members: 75,260
Favorites: 483


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Creatures known as Shokujinki have been secretly living alongside humans for hundreds of years. Though they may look like humans, Shokujinki are able to transform into uncontrollable beasts with gigantic claws and consume humans to survive. The equally secretive Kifuuken dojo specializes in killing Shokujinki by cutting off their arms, and is the only force preventing unchecked Shokujinki domination.

Toshihiko Momota, the son of the leader of the Kifuuken, is instantly charmed by a mysterious woman named Yuka Kamitsuki. Their relationship is complicated, however, because unbeknownst to them both, Yuka is a Shokujinki and Toshihiko is sworn to kill her. Meanwhile, the Kifuuken is having a crisis of confidence as Toshihiko's brother Kazuma pushes against tradition and tries to modernize the Kifuuken. As emotions are strained and the secrets of both the past and present are revealed, who will live, and who will be eaten?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ogisu, Hirotsugu
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Key Animation
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Assistant Director


Opening Theme

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"Auvers Blue" by Katteni Shiyagare

Ending Theme

"Suki" by Santara


Dec 21, 2007
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. 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 ...
Aug 6, 2010
Mixed Feelings
I'm looking over all these reviews, the majority giving this anime 9 or 10, and am thinking to myself that it must be some kind of joke. I have watched a good amount of anime and cannot understand how such a bogus-ass anime could garner such high ratings.

Story: 5/10

This is pretty much a story revolving around humans and their relationship with monsters known as "flesh eaters" who are cursed with an appetite for human beings. The general story starts out pretty solid and interesting - a typical situation in which a person has to choose between his human comrades and ...
Mar 7, 2010
Three words. Piece of crap.

Thought I should give more balance on this load of shit for all you anime watchers out there so here it is. It might give you another point of view from a reviewer who didn't give it a 9 or a 10.

First of all, beware of brain cell damage after watching this anime!

Overall art:

I understand some people are into this but c'mon man, looks like everyone's been run over by a train. Too many distortions and un-proportional animation. Movement angle's all wrong. You can argue that it matches the style of the dark-themed storyline, but the last four episodes look like ...

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