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What is Kemono Friends?

Kemono Friends, also known as KemoFure, is a Japanese multimedia franchise created by Mine Yoshizaki, that focuses on the adventures of anthropomorphized animal girls known simply as Friends. It began as a 2015 mobile game but has expanded into a manga, stage play and wildly successful 2017 anime with multiple new projects planned for the future. While it is a relatively new IP, the franchise has succeeded in making a name for itself on its path to becoming a "series that will last 100 years".

The universe of Kemono Friends, contrary to its innocent appearance, is expansive and complex. It boasts a cast of over 400 characters as well as an intricate and puzzling backstory. What's more, much of the series's media has never seen an official release outside of its native Japan. Our wiki, Japari Library, exists as a resource for the series's English-speaking fanbase. It features translations, detailed analyses of the franchise's lore, and information on Friends and the real creatures from which they came.

Friend of the Week

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The Komodo Dragon is a species of monitor lizard found on several islands in Indonesia, though most notably on the island of Komodo that they take their name from. It is the largest living species of lizard alive, able to grow up to 10 feet in length and 150 pounds in weight. Their bodies are covered in bones called osteoderms that act as a natural armor, in addition to the durability and roughness of their skin. As adults, Komodo Dragons tend towards a stone-like color, but newborns tend to have patches of brighter color that can include yellow or orange. The dragon uses its tongue to sense the world around it, using it to smell and taste by sticking it out to collect information, then touching it to the entrance of their Jacobson's organ when it retracts. Depending on the wind, using this method, a Komodo Dragon is able to collect carrion up to six miles away.

Komodo Dragons are able to reproduce both through regular sexual reproduction and asexually, through the use of a cloning process called parthenogenesis. This is possible even if the mother has never made contact with a male dragon in her lifetime. A mother will give birth to an average of 20 eggs, which incubate for around 8 months. To protect these eggs, a mother will often hide them in the mounds made by an orange-footed scrubfowl, a kind of bird, and camouflage it with leaves. Once born, an infant Komodo Dragon will live an arboreal lifestyle for the first few years of its life to protect it from not just predators, but also other dragons, as the Komodo Dragon is a cannibalistic species known to eat their young. As they mature, they descend from the trees and live on the ground floor as carrion feeders, though they are known to kill live prey as well.

Despite their preference for scavenging, Komodo Dragons are considered the apex predator in their ecosystem, having several adaptations that increase their potency. A Komodo Dragon prefers to hunt from stealth, waiting for hours for prey to cross by their path. Despite this, they are fast - able to briefly sprint at a speed of nearly 13 miles per hour. A dragon has extremely sharp serrated teeth like a shark's, which they use to maul their prey to death. However, if a prey animal escapes, their fate is often already sealed. The Komodo Dragon's mouth produces a potent venom that disrupts blood clotting, causing blood to flow at an increased rate and leading to a quick death by blood loss. The prey of a Komodo Dragon, even upon escape from the deadly first attack, has a 90% chance of dying to the effects of this venom within hours. In the past, it was believed that this deadly bite was owed to the dental health of the animal, positing that Komodo Dragons cultivated deadly bacteria in their mouth using rotting flesh from previous meals, but in reality, the animal is known to have a clean mouth, spending time to clean their teeth after each meal.

In Kemono Friends, Komodo Dragon is one of the founding members of Team I'll Bite You in the original Nexon game, alongside Boomslang and Tsuchinoko, and has an obsessive crush on the protagonist. Her personality is comparable to a yandere, initially appearing sweet but revealing her obsessive side quickly. However, in Kemono Friends Pavilion, her personality is much more academic, with her spending large amounts of time studying and researching toxins, especially in plants such as mushrooms. While her character biography in Pavilion is similar to the Nexon game, mentioning devotion, it is possible that this side of her is not shown because the player is absent, thus she has no one to show an obsession for. This is reflected in how a maniacal laugh in her original Nexon introduction has been changed to a giggle.

Community Poll

With the release of Season 2's first promotional video and key visual we think it is appropriate to start a new poll for the front page of the wiki gauging our readers' hopes for the next instalment of the Kemono Friends anime! What are you hoping to see this time around? Information is limited, but this is a highly-anticipated release and there is much to be excited for in the next major story update of the KemoFure franchise. Let us know what you're feeling by casting your vote!

Mobile Games

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Latest Version: 1.7.6
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Latest Friend: Gastornis
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Latest Version: 2.1.2
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Current Event: "Sakura Dancing! School Entrance Ceremony" (3/19/19-3/29/19)

Kemono Friends News

The season 2 teaser image..

1/12/2019:

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Kemono Friends 3 and Kemono Friends: Planet Tours a new mobile and arcade game respectively, has been announced by SEGA. You can preregister here and instructions for preregistering are here.

11/2/2018:

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A visual for Anime Jam 2018 has been posted on Twitter, featuring characters, including Friends, in Christmas-themed outfits.

10/29/2018:

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Kemono Friends Pavilion has received a major update, introducing Generation 2 Friends and a new area, the Generation 2 Savanna.

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A new collaboration with the Hitachishi Kamine Zoo has revealed a redesign for Japanese Cormorant, along with a new Friend, Great Cormorant.

10/28/2018:

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The official broadcast date of Season 2 has been announced as January 7th, 2019, via Twitter.

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The seventh episode of the Welcome to Japari Park ONA has been released.

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A new visual for Season 2 has revealed two new Friends; Greater Lophorina and Western Parotia.

10/16/2018:

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An official MV for Fennec Who Listens to Everything I Say from the Safari Drive album has been uploaded.

10/12/2018:

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In honor of the Year of the Pig, promotional materials for New Year's 2019 have revealed a new Friend, Desert Warthog, along with a new design for Giant Forest Hog.

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For Halloween, the official Kemono Friends Twitter account has posted a Tweet revealing two new Friends, Cerberus and Jack-o'-Lantern, along with an EX design for Common Vampire Bat.

Projects

Kemono Friends (2015 Mobile Game) Translation Progress

60% completed (estimate)

   

Did You Know?

  • While the Generation ? Northern White-Faced Owl is called Professor Konoha, her Generation 2 counterpart was called Professor Konoha-chan.
  • Most known types of Cerulean are based on real-world algae, both in design and name.
  • The Kemono Friends anime only features a single island of Japari Park, known as the Kyōshū Region.
  • Kemonoplasm enables Friends' tails to "clip through" their clothing.
  • Kako and Nana are cousins.

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