Kemono Jihen

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Alternative Titles

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: DemonsDemons
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.431 (scored by 110271110,271 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #659
Members: 272,445
Favorites: 1,837

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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
Murata, Naoki
Episode Director
Kimura, Noboru
Script, Series Composition


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
Ethan_07 (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 28, 2021
Dark_Axgel (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 28, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 13, 2021
Pixeldrum (All reviews)
I have definitely seen a good amount of modern Shounen's feature more "edgy," "mature," and "deep" themes. Oh well, honestly, probably for the better. The whole "every good guy lives" and "MC protecting his friends" tropes are really getting old.

Kemono Jihen is a good example of a modern shounen integrating "mature" themes while also trying to relay as little good storytelling as possible by using edgy shock value while not developing characters in any meaningful way. It tries to integrate brutality into a morally good cast of characters, and while this can work, the execution of these themes are terrible to say the least.

I'm only read more


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