Kemono Friends (2017 Anime)
|Anime Television Series|
The first animated feature of the Kemono Friends franchise, simply titled Kemono Friends, is a 2017 3D CGI anime that ran from January 11th, 2017 to March 29th, 2017. Its original run contained 12 full-length episodes, featuring the adventures of a human named Kaban and her cheerful companion Serval. Following an enormously successful first run and widespread acclaim, it was renewed for a second season, about which further details have yet to be released.
A human with no prior memories awakens in the middle of a savanna. Before long, she encounters a kind and playful animal girl called Serval, who introduces the human to her home: a massive, open zoo called Japari Park, where she and her fellow Friends live simple and happy lives. Serval asks the human what kind of animal she is, but she isn't sure herself. Never one to become discouraged, the Friend gives her new friend the name "Kaban", after the backpack in her possession. Serval merely offers to escort Kaban to the ends of the savanna, but the two end up on a grand adventure which takes them all over the island, making dozens of new friends along the way.
- Episode 1 - Savanna Area
- Episode 2 - Jungle Area
- Episode 3 - Mountain
- Episode 4 - Desert Area
- Episode 5 - Lake Shore
- Episode 6 - Plains
- Episode 7 - Japari Library
- Episode 8 - PPP Live
- Episode 9 - Snowy Mountains Area
- Episode 10 - Lodge
- Episode 11 - Cerulean
- Episode 12 - Amusement Park
- Episode 12.1 - Bus-Like
- Original Drama "Japari Bun Hunt" (Canon to the anime and considered Episode 12.4, though is not an animated episode itself)
- In the early stages of production of the scripts, they where written with out deciding on specific friends and would instead have (Friend that can swim), (Friend that is strong) ext. They would later decide of a friend that both fits the role in terms of ability and making sense for being in that area.
- The pictures of abandoned amusement parks that are seen in the closing credits was Tatsuki's idea as a way to make viewers feel closer to Japari Park by showing places in the real world that use to be full of joy but are now abandoned.
|Kemono Friends Media|
|Kemono Friends (2017 Anime) • Kemono Friends Collaborative Shorts • Welcome to Japari Park (2018 ONA)|
|Kemono Friends (2015 Mobile Game) • Kemono Friends Alarm • Kemono Friends Festival • Kemono Friends Pavilion • Kemono Friends Puzzle Puzzle Gokko|
|List of albums • Japari Café • Japari Café 2 • Kemono Friends Original Soundtrack • PPP In The Sky • Safari Drive|
|Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park! • Kemono Friends Official Guidebooks|
|=LOVE Stage Project "Kemono Friends" • Stage Play "Kemono Friends"|