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, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.381 (scored by 168398168,398 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #625
Members: 374,149
Favorites: 2,230

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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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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 9, 2023
It has been a long time since I have seen an anime that I could binge watch like I did with Kemono Jihen. The first episode has an excellent hook and each episode thereafter continues to string the viewer along for a thrilling ride. It was clear that there was a lot of effort put into this anime and I congratulate the staff on a job well done. Daisuke Ono may not have played a major role in the show but he shown through by delivering a killer opening. The artists were not short of skill either. Between the action and the array of different ...
Feb 28, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I can say a lot of stuff, good and bad, regarding this anime, however one thing is for sure: if you are old to the anime scene, you have seen and re-seen the plot of Kemono Jihen in another tens, if not hundreds of anime.

A kid is taken under the protective arm of an older character, so much wiser and powerful then he seems; there, the kid befriends other two characters with similar backgrounds like him and together with the help of others, try to elucidate a mystery or another.

I am not saying is a bad plot, the anime is structured in a ...
Apr 3, 2022
This show was thoroughly disappointing.
It has an interesting premise and mature concepts which were unfortunately very badly executed.
The main character is bland, unreasonably overpowered and lacks any emotion. Pretty much every conflict is solved by him stepping in and sporadically getting a convenient, unearned power up.
The serious themes are handled so badly it hurts to watch. The characters were given horrific backstories that could have made a real impact but instead led to zero character development. In an effort to keep the show lighthearted they always revert back to their stereotypical base behavior and are not allowed to be affected by any ...

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