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Hataage! Kemono Michi

Alternative Titles

English: Kemono Michi: Rise Up
Japanese: 旗揚! けものみち


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ENGI
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 13,287 users)
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Ranked: #37122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1447
Members: 72,461
Favorites: 127
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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
Vanstein, Carmilla
Sakuraba, Arisa
Suegara, Rie
Tamegai, Hana
Joannascore Adorian Uljika, Joanna
Amamiya, Sora
Koga, Aoi
Kobold's Wife
Minagawa, Junko


Miura, Kazuya
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Theme Song Performance
Akatsuki, Natsume
Original Creator
Machida, Touko
Series Composition

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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

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Oct 23, 2019
BombermanN64 (All reviews)
A very funny isekai. It's one to watch for comedy, not plot progression or long shonen fights. The action is fun to watch though since the main character uses pro-wrestling style moves. The action mainly used for comedy. I thought the show would get repetitive but it has kept me engaged so far. It's certainly not generic. The other cast members besides the protagonist are all female but it's not a harem. He isn't interested in them in that way. I also enjoy how the protagonist clashes with most people he meets for outrageous reasons. It reminds me a bit of Konosuba.
Nov 21, 2019
literaturenerd (All reviews)
I'm going to be upfront and mention I don't like writing previews. That's why I typically avoid doing them. This is one of those anime that's so weird it demands I make an exception.

Kemono Michi or "Animal Mask" is a show with an admittedly brilliant concept. The world's greatest pro wrestler gets isekai summoned by a bitchy princess, who demands that he slays all the monsters and solves all the problems. The issue is that the pro wrestler Genzo is a vegan/furry and he absolutely refuses to harm an animal! If you watched Shield Hero last season, you would think this is the start of read more
Oct 23, 2019
YeeYeeAss (All reviews)
This truly is an inventive isekai. This is basically what happens when a furry gets transported to another world. So our mc gets transported into another world in middle of a wrestlig match. Then he proceeds to German Suplex his summoner. This show is quite hilarious all though a bit questionable at times. Mostly in episode 1 so far. This show also features a wolf girl, which is nice since Holo. The story is a bit weird but still morally good. Mc just wants to teach the people that with love they can tame these demon beasts, and he also wants to make a pet read more
Oct 24, 2019
Superns18 (All reviews)
Unpopular opinion coming in here, this show is not good.

This is not an attempt to bash the series, the people who like it or anything, this is purely my perspective and how I feel about this anime.

Kemono Michi is one of legit 15 series I'm watching this season and it's probably among my 3 worst. Why? Well, like Konasuba, Kemono Michi is a series that prides itself on humour, it's not a plot heavy manga or story and is mainly comedy. The thing about comedy is that it is quite subjective, what you find funny, someone else may not. That's unfortunately the case here. I read more


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