Kemono Friends

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: けものフレンズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2017 to Mar 29, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Studios: Yaoyorozu
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, IyashikeiIyashikei
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.521 (scored by 3335733,357 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2357
Members: 82,515
Favorites: 1,144

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Japari Park is an untamed paradise where many humanoid animals, known as "Friends," live their everyday lives in all corners of the natural environmental park.

One lazy afternoon in the savannah area, the energetic Serval encounters a peculiar new Friend. Curious, she swiftly takes down the Friend, named Kaban, to try and discover what species she is. To Serval's disappointment, not even Kaban herself knows the answer.

The two become friends and set out on a grand adventure through the many habitats, landmarks, and attractions of Japari Park. Their destination is the park library, where they hope to shed some light on Kaban’s identity. Along the way, they meet many other Friends, looking into their lives and helping them out. However, they soon begin to uncover the sinister reality behind the park and their own existence.

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Kemono Friends won the Animation of the Year award in the Television category at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2018 and the 50th Seiun Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 2019.

Characters & Voice Actors


Ozaki, Yuka


Uchida, Aya

Lucky Beast

Uchida, Aya


Komori, Misae


Ono, Saki


Kobayashi, Yuu


Kaneda, Tomoko


Itou, Kanae


Motomiya, Kana


Mimori, Suzuko



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Youkoso Japari Park e (ようこそジャパリパークへ)" by Doubutsu Biscuits [Common Raccoon (Saki Ono), Serval (Yuka Ozaki), Fennec (Kana Monomiya)] x
PPP [Rockhopper Penguin (Aina Aiba), Humboldt Penguin (Ikuko Chikuta), Royal Penguin (Mikoi Sasaki), Emperor Penguin (Ruka Nemoto), Gentoo Penguin (Kyouka Tamura)]

Ending Theme

"Boku no Friend (ぼくのフレンド)" by Mewhan (みゆはん)

Episode Videos


Dec 10, 2023
Kemono Friends is an anime that stands out in the children's genre due to its unique storyline. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans no longer exist and humanoid animals are the dominant species. These animals are fascinated by human creations such as robots, guided cars, and artificial systems.

The anime gained significant popularity due to the story of Grape Kun, a penguin who was intrigued by human creations, particularly the Lulu penguin billboard. Despite being a children's anime, Kemono Friends has a distinctive quality that incorporates elements of Steins Gate, making it an excellent choice for adults.

In summary, Kemono Friends is a ...
Sep 20, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Kemono Friends is an idea with a lot of potential and not a lot of payoff. At first I went in expecting an edutainment show about animals, and while KF has that, there's not nearly as much of it as I had hoped for. So next, I turned to the plot about Ceruleans. Maybe it would reveal detailed lore about the world and characters and the origin of the friends and Ceruleans? Well there's some - but not nearly enough. Kemono Friends ends up, unfortunately, being about 10% cool animal facts, 10% story and character driven narrative, and 80% 'moe girls doing directionless moe things'.

Out ...
Jul 11, 2017
Kemono Friends, Dora the Explorer of Japan is an easy-going show that the viewer can watch without putting a lot of effort into understanding the story. Just sit back, relax and unwind from all the scary stuff you might had watched from earlier shows.

This show doesn't have a story going for it, you can figure what is going on from the synopsis here on MAL and just watching the first 2-3 episodes, and even then the story isn't anything too ground-breaking. As I said before it is a show that is meant to be relaxing and easy-going.

The background art isn't too bad but the animation ...

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