Welcome to Japari Park (2018 ONA)

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Welcome to Japari Park


Original Net Animation
Japanese Title: ようこそジャパリパーク
Romanised Title: Youkoso Japari Park
Directed by: Haruki Kasugamori
Produced by: Nobuyuki Hosoya,Hitoshi Kajii,Eiji Kato
Written by: Ryutaro Kenmochi
Music by: Akiyuki Tateyama, Kyouhei Matuno
Original Network: AniTele
Original Run: August 12th, 2018 – September 30, 2020
Episodes: 36
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Welcome to Japari Park is an original net animation set after the events of the original Kemono Friends mobile game produced in collaboration with Nexon. The plot of the ONA mirrors that of the Nexon game, and serves as a retelling of the events. Crunchyroll picked up the series for streaming under the title "Welcome to the JAPARI PARK".

The anime has had sporadic release periods compared to the main Kemono Friends series. At the end of episode 11, it was announced that episode 12 would premiere on April 15, 2019, a few months after the premiere of Kemono Friends (Season 2). After the release of episode 24 on October 14, 2019, the status of the anime was unknown until the Spring 2020 anime season. Episode 25 was suddenly released as the start of the second season on April 15, 2020.[1]


During the reconstruction of Japari Park, Park Guide Mirai and Friend Serval host a video record of their previous adventures for park guests. Mirai, Serval, and Caracal travled through the various areas of Japari Park after Serval gets a mysterious pendant that helps Friends fight against the Celliens who have invaded Japari Park. The group also searched for a mysterious Cellien who looks like Serval.

The plot is largely based on the original story missions from the Nexon game. A Lucky Beast with the registration number 2021LB-1 features prominently in the intro and credits for the series. It projects the main episodes on the walls of the storage room it's sitting in. The state of said room changes as the series goes on, tying into the later abandonment of the park.

All episodes open with a disclaimer stating "This program was reconstructed based on the record of JAPARIPARK. It may differ from other records in terms of audio, video, chronology, etc. Please watch this program on your understanding." This indicates that the program is based on the original mobile game, not the other titles that came after it that viewers would be more familiar with.


Season 1

Season 2



  1. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-04-14/crunchyroll-streams-welcome-to-the-japari-park-2nd-season-wacky-tv-nanana-3rd-season-anime/.158585

Kemono Friends Media
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Print Media
Kemono Friends 2Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park!Kemono Friends: Comic À La CarteKemono Friends AnthologiesKemono Friends Official Guidebooks
Stage Plays
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