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 3338733,387 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2361
Members: 82,609
Favorites: 1,086

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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


Mar 28, 2017
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 ...
Dec 26, 2022
Mixed Feelings
hello this is my first review:
kemono friends or also called by here "hairy friends" goes to a children's audience does not pretend to be more like "my little pony" does kemono goes to the point to teach children animals etc, the anime is innocent and for the little ones is fine, but if we talk more by the series in the technical section it sucks, but in characters, environment, etc are good not excellent, at the beginning slow starts I assure you in the first chapter we all stop in the middle we follow him until the chapter 3 and it starts to draw attention ...
Apr 3, 2017
Kemono Friends is the My Little Pony of anime. Both franchises exploded in popularity after their shows aired, notably gaining an audience of adults. When My Little Pony was popular, I couldn't understand bronies and what they saw in MLP. Today, I can't understand what people see in Kemono Friends.
The story is ridiculously simple. The main character, Kaban, travels around with Serval to different habitats and meet different friends along the way. The closest thing to an actual plot or goal is that at first the two of them are traveling to a library to learn what kind of animal Kaban is, but this gets ...

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