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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' media has never seen an official release outside of its native Japan. Our wiki, Japari Library, exists as a resource for the series' 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.

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Polar Bears are the largest land carnivore in the world. They're native to the sea ice and coasts of the arctic regions. They're around 2.5 meters in length and weigh up to 700 kg. They survive the cold of the arctic through their thick fat and layers of fur. The hollow outer hair appears white but is actually transparent. The skin is black. Due to their dependency on sea ice both as habitat and food source, they're classified as marine mammals like whales, dolphins, seals and sea otters.

Polar Bears need the fat of the seals for their own insulation against the cold. They also occasionally catch narwhals and beluga whales at breathing holes. They may also feed on reindeer, birds, eggs and rodents if given the chance. They're excellent swimmers and have been spotted as far as 100 kilometers offshore. Despite being solitary for most of their lives, they are not territorial. They're stealth hunters and, under normal circumstances, will not attack unless hungry or provoked and instead choose to flee.

Polar Bears mate in spring in the best areas to hunt seal. Males will fight over the breeding females. In fall, the pregnant females dig maternity dens to fall into a state similar to hibernation. The cubs are born in the winter months and the family will not leave the den until spring. The cubs will stay with their mother for up to two and a half years. Adult females often adopt motherless cubs.

Polar Bears may rarely breed with grizzlies in overlapping territory. The appearance of these hybrids is a mix between the two bear species but their behaviour is closer to polar than grizzly bears. The so-called pizzly bears are still able to breed, as a DNA test of a dead pizzly with a hybrid mother and grizzly father proved.

Kemono Friends' Polar Bear appeared in the Nexon Game, Festival and in the crowd of the PPP concert of the anime. She has white hair with a black spot. She wears a white fur jacket, gloves, fur boots and stockings. Like the other bear friends, she wields a large paw on a stick as a weapon. She is solitary and a bit reckless in order to achieve her goals. Only after getting closer to the protagonist will she realize that fighting together is more effective.

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: 1.6.0
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Latest Friends: 7 Snowy Mountains Friends
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Latest Version: 2.0.2
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Current Event: Please! Sister Zebra! (11/22-11/29)

Kemono Friends News

The season 2 teaser image..

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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