Hataage! Kemono Michi

Kemono Michi: Rise Up

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 旗揚! けものみち
English: Kemono Michi: Rise Up
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: ENGI
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.621 (scored by 8830088,300 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #58652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1135
Members: 180,797
Favorites: 233

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Professional wrestler Genzou Shibata sports the body of a mountain, but beneath his hulking appearance is a man with an extreme affection for animals. Facing off his opponents in the ring as the legendary "Animal Mask," Genzou wins the hearts of crowds everywhere with his iconic tiger persona.

During the bout for the title of World Champion against his greatest rival, the Macadamian Ogre, Genzou is suddenly summoned to a fantasy world by a princess. With her kingdom being threatened by a monster infestation, she pleads the wrestler for assistance—to which he answers by knocking her out with a German suplex! Escaping the castle and finding himself stranded in a mysterious land, Genzou decides to begin his career as a beast hunter to capture and befriend creatures far and wide. Joined by the wolf-girl Shigure, the dragon-girl Hanako, and the vampire Carmilla Vanstein, the professional wrestler pursues all kinds of dangerous requests for the sake of fulfilling his dream as a pet shop owner.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sekine, Akira

Shibata, Genzou

Konishi, Katsuyuki


Suegara, Rie


Yagi, Yuki

Edgardo Latis, Altena

Suegara, Rie

Vanstein, Carmilla

Sakuraba, Arisa




Tamegai, Hana

Joannascore Adorian Uljika, Joanna

Amamiya, Sora


Koga, Aoi


Miura, Kazuya
Fukumoto, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Theme Song Performance
Yamada, Nobuo
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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Youtube Music
"Fight! Kemoner Mask (闘魂(ファイト)!ケモナーマスク)" by NoB with Kemoner Mask (Katsuyuki Konishi)

Ending Theme

"Anegdot (アネクドット)" by Momosu Momosu (ももすももす)

Dec 18, 2019
Mixed Feelings
To be honest, I don’t expect much from isekai anime. I know this isn’t a hot take considering the genre is oversaturated as hell these days, but I thought Kemono Michi could be different. A pro-wrestler being isekai’d into a fantasy world? That’s a gimmick I never would’ve expected. Think of all the possibilities this could have been original. Maybe even good.

Although it’d be unfair to say this is just another isekai, I wouldn’t say it succeeds at what it tried to do. I expected it to at least be weird, and it certainly is ridiculous. Other than weirdness, there’s not much else. It ...
Dec 18, 2019
When I first watched the trailer of Hataage: Kemono Michi, I didn’t have too many expectations of it. In fact, I thought it would continue in the vein of the loathsome isekai from previous seasons which did nothing but frustrate me. But how wrong I was?! It seemed like a very generic story of a hero summoned to a magical world to defeat the demon lord, make a harem, just with some animal love added in. To be honest, Kemono Michi is very much that. Just that it’s a ton of fun to watch.

What would a hero do when he’s faced with a three-headed demon ...
Dec 18, 2019
Mixed Feelings
The golden age of isekai anime continues and there doesn’t seem to be any signs of it slowing down. Anime fans in 2019 should just accept that we’re going to get even more of these in the future from now on. And joining the expansive lineup, Kemono Michi marks its terrority with an animal lover and professional wrestler named Genzo Shibata.

Before actually watching this show, one should take notice the author of the series. Natsume Akatsuki, known for their work with the Konosuba franchise, created this anime and to no one’s surprise, his stylish humor also gets a similar treatment. Does that mean the anime ...

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