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Japari Library is in need of additional volunteer translators to help us catch up on our massive translation backlog and assist us in our mission of bringing Japan-only Kemono Friends knowledge to the west.

If you would like to apply, please visit us at the Japari Park Discord server and ask for Charlotte. A Discord account is required.
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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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Hi-no-Tori (literally "bird of fire", and usually rendered in English as "Phoenix") is the name of an unfinished manga series by Osamu Tezuka, consisting of 12 chapters published in between 1967 and 1988 (with Tezuka passing away in 1989), as well as a slew of adaptations to anime, film and live-action media.

The manga functions like an anthology, with each chapter being a self-contained story with different characters and plots, as well as being set in different time periods. The series' overall premise concerns the overarching themes of reincarnation and searching for immortality; all of the chapters center around the blood of the eponymous Phoenix, which is said to grant eternal life and is sought after by one or more characters in each of the stories. The stories also share the common revelation of immortality being either unobtainable or a terrible curse, with the series presenting natural life and death ('the cycle of life') as the proper order of things.

The Hi-no-Tori character received a Kemono Friends-style design for an art exhibition honoring Tezuka's work at the Hankyu Umeda department store in April 2017; however, it did not feature in any franchise media of any kind, and was thus technically an unofficial friend until almost four years later, when she featured in Kemono Friends 3.

Mobile Games

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Latest Version: 1.16.3
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Latest Friends: Black Swan
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Latest Version: 1.8.1_65.0
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Current Event:
Cellien Cleanup

Kemono Friends News

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9/24/2019:

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Kemono Friends 3 has now been released on Japanese App and Google Play stores. An English beginner's guide and translated menus can be found here.

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.

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 Cellien are based on real-world algae, both in design and name.
  • The first season of 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.
  • Dall Sheep is the only Friend whose design appeared for the first time ever in Kemono Friends Pavilion. (Scarlet Macaw's design appeared on merchandise before debuting 'officially' in Pavilion.)
  • Serval's EX design, despite being first introduced in Guidebook 3, was not officially specified as an EX design until 2019 at Kemono Friends World.
  • Slow Loris is the only Friend who has neither a design nor an official debut: she exists as a mention in Brown Greater Galago's Nexon dialogue.

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