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VTuber Group
Japanese Name: けもV
Romanised Name: Kemo V
Video Platforms: YouTube, Twitch
Official Website: KemoV Project(EN)
Starting Date: April 25, 2021
Tag: #けもV #KemoV
The banner art of KemoV official Twitter shows all the members.

Kemono Friends V Project, often abbreviated to KemoV Project or KemoV (Japanese: けもV or けもぶい) is a Virtual YouTuber project announced in Official news on PPP ONLINE LIVE ~ Sekai Penguin no-chi Dai Kanshasai ~ on April 25th, 2021. There have been 11 members debuted and their Vtuber avatars are redesigns based on Friends from the Kemono Friends franchise. They livestream a variety of contents, notably gaming, chatting with viewers and singing. They often do collabs with various Vtubers and content creators outside KemoV as well.


KemoV currently has 11 members debuting in two phases. As some members debuted individually and KemoV Project has not officially adopted the term "n-th generation", common in Vtuber industry to call a group of members debuting at the same time, this wiki will use "Phase" instead (this is also to avoid confusion with 'generation', a term used in the franchise to describe generations of the same Friends across different instalments). First Phase has six members including African Penguin, Humboldt Penguin, Island Fox, Coyote, Dire Wolf and Caracal, all debuted with 3D avatars; Second Phase (officially called KemoV Next Project) consists of a five-members group, all debuted with 2D avatars.

First Phase

The very first two VTubers whose debut was announced simultaneously with the start of the KemoV project. Their first collaborative livestream took place at 22:00 JST on April 26th, 2021, on African Penguin's YouTube channel. The debut stream used 3D models with full-body motion capture technology. Afterwards, regular livestreams feature the 3D models from the torso up. All the following First Phase members use 3D avatars as well. African Penguin graduated from the KemoV Project on May 21st, 2022.

African Penguin Humboldt Penguin
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The third VTuber, Island Fox, was announced in the Kemono Friends 3 livestream on June 7th, 2021. Her debut and first livestream was on 19:00 JST, June 11th, 2021.

Island Fox
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The fourth VTuber, Coyote, was announced via the KemoV Staff Twitter on November 30th, 2021. Unlike the other KemoV members, she's primarily an English VTuber, but still speaks in Japanese frequently during stream. Her debut and first livestream was on December 4th, 2021 at 6:00 PM PST/December 5th, 2021 at 11:00 JST.

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The fifth VTuber, Dire Wolf, was announced via the KemoV Staff Twitter on March 6th, 2022. Her debut and first livestream was March 19th, 19:00 JST.

Dire Wolf
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The sixth VTuber, Caracal, was announced via the KemoV Staff Twitter on May 21st, 2022. Her debut and first livestream was May 28th, 20:00 JST.

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Second Phase (KemoV Next Project)

KemoV Next Project was announced on July 1st, 2022. The five-member group is often called, Kemono Rangers, or simply Kemoren (けもレン) for each of them having a designated color code like Power Rangers. All the five members debuted with 2D avatars. Two of them, Large-Spotted Genet and Geoffroy's Cat were unveiled via the KemoV Staff Twitter on August 25, 2022. Debut livestream of Genet was on September 1st 19:00 JST while Geoffroy's Cat on September 2nd 20:00 JST.

Large-Spotted Genet Geoffroy's Cat
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The remaining three memebers of KemoV Next Project, Brown Long-Eared Bat, Jungle Cat and Siberian Chipmunk were unveiled via Island Fox's livestream and KemoV Staff Twitter on 1st September. Their debut livestreams was on September 9, 2022 starting from 20:00 JST. The trio forms the Kemono Gamers (けものゲーマーズ), a gaming-focused team of KemoV.

Brown Long-Eared Bat Jungle Cat Siberian Chipmunk
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The official poster/key visual for the Kemono Friends V 1stLIVE held on December 18, 2022.

This is a timeline about major events of KemoV. For the timelines of individual members please see their respective pages.

  • April 25th, 2021: Kemono Friends V Project was announced in Official news on PPP ONLINE LIVE ~ Sekai Penguin no-chi Dai Kanshasai ~ .
  • September 19, 2021: African Penguin, Humboldt Penguin, and Island Fox represented KemoV to perform at Life Like A Live! 2, a three day online virtual idol concert. KemoV performed on the September 19.
  • March 25, 2022: Humboldt Penguin, Island Fox and Coyote represented KemoV to perform at Life Like A Live! 3, a three day online virtual idol concert. KemoV performed on the first day, March 25.
  • May 20, 2022: An online farewell event for the graduation of African Penguin was held, with Humboldt Penguin, Island Fox, Coyote and Dire Wolf joining the performance. For the first time, KemoV released official goods for African Penguin.
  • July 1st, 2022: A teaser showing silhouettes new five members was revealed at the end of Caracal's 3D debut stream that day as a surprise announcement of "KemoV Next Project". KemoV Twitter also announced it right after the stream. Their identities were later unveiled and they all debut in early September.
  • September 23, 2022: Humboldt Penguin, Coyote and Dire Wolf represented KemoV to perform at Life Like A Live! 4, a three-day online virtual idol concert. KemoV performed on the first day, September 23 and the last day on September 25.
  • December 18, 2022: Kemono Friends V 1stLIVE (けものフレンズV 1stLIVE) was held on TV Arashi with all ten current members participating. Official KemoV goods were also released.
  • January 20, 2023: From 1/20 to 2/17, 4 KemoV members participated in a game event of Rise of Kingdoms, "Rise of Oshi" (推し活対抗戦), to compete with each other with the help of fans. Island Fox has got the highest scores and appeared in the game's TVCM broadcasted in the Japanese TV station, TOKYO MX, from March 14 to 19, 2023.
  • January 23, 2023: From 1/23 to 1/28, seven KemoV members participated in a collab, viewer-participation gameshow, with よしもとfingger部 which is a group of Japanese TV personalities and comedians. Collab details on fingger HP. This was also the first time KemoV collabed with non-Vtuber content creators.
  • February 14, 2023: For the first time, KemoV Project appeared on publication, a Vtuber magazine - Vtuber Mode Vol.3.
  • March 17, 2023: Humboldt Penguin, Dire Wolf and Caracal represented KemoV to perform at Life Like A Live! 5, a three-day online virtual idol concert. KemoV performed on the first day, March 17.
  • May 4, 2023: Presented by Siberian Chipmunk, a major Minecraft event, "Kemono Stadium" (けものスタジアム), is held. The event is exclusive to fans with a membership of any KemoV member.
  • June 30, 2023: During Island Fox's Snack Shimahai, a regular stream at the end of every month, she with the rest of the members announced and launched "KemoV Road to 200k" (けもVフレンズ20万人計画), a plan to reach the short-term goal of 20k subs - counting all members' subscriber numbers collectively on Youtube.
  • August 12, 2023: "It's Summer Break ♪ Japari Singing Matsuri!" (夏休みだよ♪ジャパリ歌謡祭!), a KemoV singing relay with all 10 current members participated.


The logo of Kemono Gamers, a gaming-focused team formed by Brown Long-Eared Bat, Jungle Cat and Siberian Chipmunk.
  • KemoV Project was featured in the Vtuber magazine Vtuber Mode Vol.3, published on February 14, 2023. The feature includes a short commentary by Kemono Friends series creator Mine Yoshizaki, who is credited with concept design, Live2D character design and modelling for KemoV Project. He also draws unique assets for KemoV affairs and artworks for special occasions such as when a member reaching 5,000 subscribers.
  • Park Staff is the generic title KemoV members use when addressing or referring to KemoV Project staff. While most are referred to simply as Park Staff, without any specifics given, some exceptions with more specialized names exist; for example, Mine Yoshizaki is addressed as "Park Staff who is good at drawing" by KemoV members and fans alike.
  • Akamimi-san (アカミミさん) is another Park Staff member with a unique name. She helps run the KemoV Minecraft server and may join the game whenever KemoV members are in need of assistance, either during a livestream or offline. True to her nickname, her in-game character's skin resembles Red-Eared Slider's design, and she carries a shield bearing the Friend's striped pattern.
    • In early 2023, Park Staff member 'Lucky Beast 0156' was brought on to help run the Minecraft server. They use a blue Lucky Beast skin.
  • There is an unstated rule that KemoV members should avoid harming wildlife during their video game playthroughs, especially when playing as a human character.


External Links

First Phase African PenguinHumboldt PenguinIsland FoxCoyoteDire WolfCaracal
Second Phase Large-Spotted GenetGeoffroy's CatBrown Long-Eared BatJungle CatSiberian Chipmunk
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