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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
Premiered: Summer 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: WOWOW
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.591 (scored by 9,931 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #13132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1537
Members: 32,981
Favorites: 317
7.59
Ranked #1313Popularity #1537Members 32,981
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Episodes: /13

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Kamitsuki, Yuka
Kamitsuki, Yuka
Main
Shiina, Hekiru
Japanese
Shiina, Hekiru
Momota, Toshihiko
Momota, Toshihiko
Main
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Japanese
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Ooba, Kyuutarou
Ooba, Kyuutarou
Supporting
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese
Utsumi, Kenji
Saru
Saru
Supporting
 

Staff

Yuasa, Masaaki
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Key Animation, Series Composition
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Sayo
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director
Nakamura, Kenji
Nakamura, Kenji
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard


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"Auvers Blue" by Katteni Shiyagare

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"Suki" by Santara




More reviewsReviews

Phill-z
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. 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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Moonlith
Nov 27, 2010
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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META_BODY
Jan 29, 2009
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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RandomChampion
Aug 6, 2010
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 read more
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