Kemono Jihen

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Synonyms: Monster Incidents
Japanese: 怪物事変
English: Kemono Jihen
French: Kemono incidents
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2021 to Mar 28, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Ajia-do
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.401 (scored by 153322153,322 users)
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Ranked: #21242
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #624
Members: 342,720
Favorites: 2,155

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Kohachi Inugami, a detective who specializes in the occult, arrives at a remote village in the Japanese countryside, tasked by a hostess at a local inn to investigate a string of incidents involving rotting and mutilated livestock corpses that have been appearing for seemingly no reason. While surveying, Inugami notices a peculiar young boy working in the fields. Evaded by his peers and called "Dorotabou" for his stench, the young farmhand is surprised that anybody would take an interest in him.

Inugami, piqued with curiosity, enlists Dorotabou in helping him with the investigation, despite scorned looks from the villagers. Unbeknownst to Dorotabou, this investigation will reveal a strange new world to him—one of the beast-like entities known as Kemono existing in tandem with humans—along with breathing new purpose into his previously empty life.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Fujimori, Masaya
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Kawasaki, Yoshiki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Murata, Naoki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Kemono Michi (ケモノミチ)" by Daisuke Ono (eps 2)

Ending Theme

"Shirushi (-標(しるし)-)" by Sayaka Sasaki
2: "Kemono Michi (ケモノミチ)" by Daisuke Ono (eps 12)

Mar 28, 2021
Kemono Jihen is, without a doubt, the dark horse of Winter 2021. Dark, not only in its fame and premises that are being overshadowed, but also in its plot and story that twists the audience around its bloody, red hand-gloves.

Among tons of promising sequels and exciting, intriguing anime that are pumped into this season, I step into watching this show with no clue whatsoever it is about, and it left me impressed with the gory yet thrilling adventure of the protagonists against the relentless demons, warm my heart with a genuine portrayal of friendship that exceeds 'protect to protect' values, and really blew my expectation ...
Mar 28, 2021
Before the review, I should mention that the MC is a dumb dude. He is like an empty vessel without any emotions, feelings, etc (until he is thought).

Kemono Jihen mainly stresses on the topic which revolves around kids who have some special abilities which is different from normal humans, which makes those kids Kemono (meaning monster).

The MC starts off living in a small village where he thinks that he is the only one like a monster until he meets a dude. Then the dude takes MC to his place in Tokyo and with other kids, the MC starts going on missions related to Kemono ...
Mar 28, 2021
This show can best be summed up and described this way (with the help of a former friend of whom this description fits to a T):
The world not as simple as it seems. Together with humans, there exists another type of being: they are called Kemono: supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons, whom used to co-exist peacefully. However, one day, a war broke out. Some thought that humans were behind it, since they instinctively discriminate against races different than themselves, and others think that Kemono were at fault. Sometime after, the story brings us to a remote village. For some time now, dead animals have been ...

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