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
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, IsekaiIsekai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.601 (scored by 9806298,062 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #62382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1216
Members: 201,716
Favorites: 272

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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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Opening Theme

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"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)

Episode Videos


Feb 2, 2023
I laughed so hard on this😆.Hataage is extremely hilarious. The action scene are awesome & funny just like KONOSUBA!

It has a good plot but not so intriguing.SO,if someone love thriller, this is not for you but if someone looking for comedy&isekai😉 Hataage is a perfect choice!
As,there are not so much comedy isekai anime!
One get to see an oversmart villain & a stupid hero who is fond of animals.
Don’t worry!There is harem too.

Let me tell you why Hataage is a bit of unique and hilarious isekai anime!

Dec 22, 2022
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 was ...
Nov 19, 2021
Burn Brain cells the anime
This was so terrible that I think this entire plot and concept was written by a monkey or by one year old you know what it would be insulting to the monkey and the baby because I’m sure that even they could come up with a better plot and characters then this shit show in fact the scene where the main character sniff the ass of The werewolf man describe The feeling of watching this where I begin with this one so I will say the story is practically nonexistent the art was even basic for this genre ...

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