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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 Greater Lophorina, also known as the Greater Superb Bird-of-Paradise, is an arrogant, small perching bird native to New Guinea. They live in the edges of the tropical rainforest of Indonesia. They're around 25 centimeters long. It used to be the only species in its genus until it was split into three; the Greater, Lesser and Crescent-caped Lophorina. While they all look rather similar with only minor differences, the Greater Lophorina's calls and song are very different from the other two.

While the female Greater Lophorinas are unimpressively brown, the males are notable for their super black plumage, which absorbs between 99.7-99.95% of visible light. Comparatively, a crows plumage absorbs around 95-97% of light. Together with the light blue patch on the head and breast, the male attempts impress females with its black plumage and dance. Since the males vastly outnumber females, they have to put a lot of work into their performance, even cleaning out a little dance floor in advance by removing any rubble, leaves and even scrubbing the ground or a branch smooth with leaves. They call females with a loud call and, once a potential mate arrives, unfold and spread their feathers and dance around the female. Notably, the Greater Superb Bird-of-Paradise forms a round oval shape with its plumage while the Crescent-Caped Superb Bird-of-Paradise forms a croissant shape. On average, a female rejects around 20 males before mating.

The Greater Lophorina lays around 1-3 eggs in their nest on top of trees. The eggs hatch after around 3 weeks and the chicks becomes independent within 2-4 weeks. Females become mature within 2 years while males require twice as long to develop their courtship plumage. Their diet depends on seasonal availability. They mostly eat insects and fruits but may also hunt for frogs, reptiles and smaller birds. Threats are other, larger birds as well as snakes, deforestation and humans hunting them for their plumes. Despite these threats, it is still one of the most common and widespread birds of paradise on New Guinea.

Kemono Friends' Greater Lophorina first appeared in promotional material advertising Kemono Friends 2 together with Western Parotia, her partner in the idol duo GothicxLuck. Like her real life counterpart, she is almost completely covered in black. Even her hair and pupils are black. She wears a black sweater, a large black cape, black gloves, tights and ballerina shoes. A large, shiny blue adornment covers most of her upper body. She was added to Pavilion a week after Western Parotia. Her unique behavior has her dancing on the blue light stage.

Mobile Games

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Latest Version: 1.7.7
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Latest Friend: Blue Wildebeest
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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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