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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, HorrorHorror, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.351 (scored by 1916519,165 users)
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Ranked: #22882
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Popularity: #2363
Members: 72,267
Favorites: 454


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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


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


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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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