Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park!

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Manga
Japanese Title: けものフレンズ ようこそジャパリパークへ!
Romanised Title: Kemono Furenzu: Yōkoso Japari Pāku e!
Written by: Furai
Published by: Kadokawa Shoten
Magazine: Monthly Shōnen Ace
Demographic: Shōnen
Original Run: July 2015 – March 2017
English Release Date: February 6th, 2018
Volumes: 2

Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park! (Japanese: けものフレンズ ようこそジャパリパークへ! Hepburn: Kemono Furenzu: Yōkoso Japari Pāku e!) is a two-volume manga, written by Furai, about the Kemono Friends series. It is a lighthearted story that showcases many Friends and their adventures within Japari Park, which is notably inhabited by humans in addition to Friends. It stars Nana, a young handler recently employed by the park, as well as the various Friends under her care.

Yen Press announced that it would be publishing the manga in English during their Anime Expo 2017 panel. The two volumes have been released as one omnibus book with a print and digital release as of February 6, 2018.

Plot

Having dreamt of taking care of the amazing and mysterious Friends since childhood, Nana has finally achieved her dream of being hired by Japari Park. She meets with her new boss, Mirai, a seasoned Park Guide, who introduces her to the Friends she will be taking care of. One is Serval, a warm and friendly cat who is enthusiastic to meet her new human handler. The other, however, an Ezo Red Fox Friend, is much less keen on the idea. She expresses her distaste for following others' rules and makes it clear to Nana that she won't be listening to a word she says. Nana learns quickly that taking care of Friends is no walk in the park.

References

  1. "Yen Press Anime Expo 2017 licenses". Anime News Network.
  2. "Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park Yen Press info page". Hachette Book Group.


Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park!
Characters
Major Characters CaracalEzo Red FoxMiraiNanaServal
Minor Characters African Bush ElephantAfrican Wild DogBlack RhinocerosCheetahCrested IbisGray WolfGolden Snub-Nosed MonkeyIndian PeafowlKoalaNorthern Sea OtterMargayPeach PantherRaccoonRaccoon DogReindeerScarlet IbisShisa LeftyShisa RightSilver FoxSouthern Rockhopper PenguinStoatTsuchinoko
Cameos AardwolfBinturongBlack MambaBoomslangBrazilian PorcupineChinese White DolphinCommon Bottlenose DolphinCommon OstrichEmperor PenguinEzo Brown BearForest OwletGentoo PenguinGiant PandaHilgendorf's Tube-Nosed BatHippopotamusHonduran White BatHooded SealHoney BadgerHumboldt PenguinMountain HareNana's SisterPink-Backed PelicanQuaggaRed KangarooRed PandaRothschild's GiraffeRoyal PenguinSnow Sheep
Chapters
123456788.5910111213141516171819Final Chapter
Locations
CityJapari Park (Riukiu Area) • Japari CaféJapari CakeJapari Girls Academy
Terminology
FriendJapari Bun
Kemono Friends Media
Animation
Kemono Friends (2017 Anime)Kemono Friends (Season 2)Kemono Friends Collaborative ShortsWelcome to Japari Park (2018 ONA)
Games
Kemono Friends (2015 Mobile Game)Kemono Friends AlarmKemono Friends FestivalKemono Friends PavilionKemono Friends PicrossKemono Friends Puzzle Puzzle Gokko
Music
List of albumsJapari CaféJapari Café 2Kemono Friends Original SoundtrackPPP In The SkySafari Drive
Print Media
Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park!Kemono Friends Official Guidebooks
Stage Plays
=LOVE Stage Project "Kemono Friends"Stage Play "Kemono Friends"Stage Play "Kemono Friends" 2 ~Snowy Night Kemonos~