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Kemono Friends

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)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Yaoyorozu
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.761 (scored by 14,120 users)
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Ranked: #9522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1735
Members: 36,632
Favorites: 646
Ranked #952Popularity #1735Members 36,632
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Episodes: /12
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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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Edit Opening Theme

"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)]

Edit Ending Theme

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

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Mar 28, 2017
Reinhath (All reviews)
You might have heard that Kemono Friends, a CGI full length anime, is the most popular show of the Winter 2017 season in Japan. It took a LONG time for any western anime fans to even notice this show, yet alone take it seriously. But after giving it a fair chance, I truly believe that Kemono Friends is one of the most special and unique anime we have.

First, I'll get a few things out of the way. The animation and art style are lacking in massive ways. I don't think anyone will try to argue with that. The voice acting is also pretty shoddy in read more
Mar 29, 2017
Gel_chan (All reviews)

[ the Review contain NO SPOILER for Maximum Tanoshii of Viewer ]

if you have disease where you alergic to CGI anime or barely pass 5 minutes of the 1st Episode. I assume you to FORGET THIS ANIME and simply watch other stuff.


what if i tell you that there's anime from no name studio with only 10 crew, have very small budget and using CGI and apparently became anime of the season ( atleast on Japan because western viewer are pretty much alergic to CGI ) where it air at 1:30 AM(JST) and not to mention there's Konosuba,Maid dragon, Gabidoro read more
Mar 28, 2017
SanaeK10 (All reviews)
I don't think anyone expected much after the first episode. Indeed, the first episode was a very much dull program, there was some cute stuff in, but not much to justify continuing with the series,

Kemono doesn't really start until you sit through the credits of the second episode, until which the true nature of the show finally starts revealing itself to you. It's slow it's subtle, but it doesn't bog you down with exposition dumps every five minutes (*cough*LittleWitchAcademia*cough*). Which is even moreso impressive considering this was meant to be a low budget collab for a failed mobage that's so bad it makes Kancolle look read more
Mar 28, 2017
Fircoal (All reviews)
I have a confession to make. When I watched the first episode of Kemono Friends with my friend we ended up setting the playback speed to 2x to get through the episode.

Mind you this was back at a different time. Before anyone knew that Kemono Friends was going to be good, or be as popular as it was. Actually, it was on the day it came out. Me and my PV and studio ignoring self looked at the summary and I liked it. Kemono Friends was actually one of the shows I looked forward to this season. Before we started my friend said he read more


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