Kemono Friends 2

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Kemono Friends Season 2

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Anime Television Series
Japanese Title: けものフレンズ2
Romanised Title: Kemono Furenzu 2
Directed by: Kimura Ryuichi
Produced by: Tomason
Written by: Takuya Masamoto
Music by: Akiyuki Tateyama
Studio: Tomason
Original Network: TV Tokyo
Original Run: January 7th, 2019 - ?
Episodes:  ?
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Kemono Friends 2, known informally as Kemono Friends Season 2, is a CGI anime series that premiered on January 7th, 2019. The series is simulcast with English subs on Crunchyroll. It premiered on January 14th, 2019, a week after its Japanese broadcast debut, with new episodes airing on Mondays. The series is also airing on the Southeast Asian anime channel Aniplus Asia, premiering on January 15th, 2019, with new episodes airing on Tuesdays.

Director Ryuichi Kimura stated in an interview with Anime! Anime! that while Kemono Friends 2 was primarily concieved as a standalone work, there are deeper connections with the original Kemono Friends anime, along with recurring characters and themes. Both seasons can be watched in any order.

Plot

“"Japari Park", an all-inclusive, giant zoo built somewhere in this world. There, a strange phenomenon where animals took on the shape of humans had occurred......

These animals, who'd come to be known as "Friends", were living peacefully in the Park. One day, the Friends Serval and Caracal met a human child within the forest. Something appeared to be troubling the hungry human child, so they embarked on a journey with Serval and company. During their journey, they encounter Friends overflowing with personality, as well as the Park's secrets and delicious food! And... find themselves in an earth-shaking dilemma!?

A new story of Japari Park begins now!!”

Website

Episodes

Production

Obi confirming the production of the Kemono Friends anime's second season. "It'll take some time, so bear with us!"

The second season was officially announced via Guidebook 5 on July 26th, 2017. At the time, Kemono Friends 2 was to be produced by Yaoyorozu like the first season; however, the events of the TATSUKI scandal which involved Yaoyorozu being dropped from the project left the future of Kemono Friends 2 in doubt. Details were scarce until the first official PV premiered on September 2nd, 2018, over a year after the second season announcement. Shortly after, on September 19th, a Twitter account was opened revealing the first key visual for the series, which was continually updated with new characters that will be appearing as time went on. On October 29th, 2018, the broadcast date and main cast list was finally revealed via the official Kemono Friends website. At this point, the director was revealed as Ryuichi Kimura, known for his work on the Aikatsu! franchise, and the studio producing the anime was revealed as Tomason.

Cast

Trivia

  • Kemono Friends 2 continues the "animal facts" eyecatches that lead into and out of commercial breaks, but in a different format. While season one featured zookeepers from Japan and overseas explaining facts about animals featured in the episodes, season two features the Friends themselves explaining facts. The official key art is animated to show the Friends talking about their animal counterparts over National Geographic stock footage. Unlike season one, these eyecatches aren't included in Crunchyroll's simulcast of the episodes, presumably due to copyright issues stemming from the use of National Geographic's footage.


Kemono Friends Media
Animation
Kemono Friends (2017 Anime)Kemono Friends 2Kemono Friends Collaborative ShortsWelcome to Japari Park (2018 ONA)
Games
Kemono Friends (2015 Mobile Game)Kemono Friends 3Kemono Friends 3: Planet ToursKemono 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 DriveStarry Story EP
Print Media
Kemono Friends 2Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park!Kemono Friends: Comic À La CarteKemono Friends AnthologiesKemono Friends Official Guidebooks
Stage Plays
=LOVE Stage Project "Kemono Friends"Stage Play "Kemono Friends"Stage Play "Kemono Friends 2" ~Kemonos of the Snowy Night~
Kemono Friends 2
Characters
Major Characters KyururuServalCaracalLucky BeastGiant ArmadilloGiant PangolinEmperor PenguinGentoo PenguinHumboldt PenguinRoyal PenguinSouthern Rockhopper PenguinRaccoonFennec Fox
Minor Characters AardwolfAtlantic PuffinBlack LeopardBlue WildebeestCalifornia Sea LionCampo FlickerCommon Bottlenose DolphinCheetahCommon Vampire BatCrested IbisDonkeyEastern Spot-Billed DuckEurasian Eagle-OwlGiant PandaGreater LophorinaGreater RoadrunnerKabanLeopardMargayNorthern White-Faced OwlPronghornRaccoon DogRed PandaSaltwater CrocodileSiberian TigerSpectacled CaimanThomson's GazelleWestern Lowland GorillaWestern Parotia
Cameos African Wild DogAsian Small-Clawed OtterBlack-Tailed Prairie DogCapybaraGray WolfJaguarJapanese WolfLionMooseNorth American BeaverReticulated GiraffeSand CatSuri AlpacaTsuchinoko
Episodes
Beyond MemoriesPanda and PandaCreatures of the SeaDifferent Kinds of HousesThe Power of HumansA New MorningBeyond SpeedNew Song in Concert
Music
Hop In! Japari BeatConnect the StarsYou're My Home
Terminology
CellienFriendBeastJapari BunJapari BusLucky BeastPenguins Performance ProjectSandstarCellium