Kyururu is the human main character of Kemono Friends 2.
Kyururu has black hair with edges gradually shifting towards a turquoise-like color. While his eyes have blue irises, Kyururu's eyes are unique for having differently-colored pupils, with the right pupil having a red color, and the left pupil having a tone somewhere between light blue and light green. In the rare moments that he is seen without his hat, he has two tufts of hair sticking out of the top of their head.
He wears a black shirt, partially covered by a blue sleeveless jacket as upper clothing. The lower clothing consists of gray pants that go all the way to Kyururu's shins and then fold, held together by a white belt. His shoes are light blue, with a darker tone near the heel. He has a blue safari hat with a small brim and a feather with a turquoise tip, darker blue middle, and white bottom.
Kyururu carries around a sketchbook with yellow-dark green rectangular shapes and logo, as well as a blue and dark blue backpack with a single strap, going diagonally through his chest.
The original Kyururu had natural hair and was insecure about his round face.
Much like Kaban, Kyururu is soft-spoken, timid, and has great difficulty remembering his past. He gradually begins to assert himself more over time. While he can sometimes be disappointed or skeptical with others' actions, he is not rude and admits his faults when shown to be in the wrong. Much like a human, Kyururu is susceptible to his own emotions, with exceptionally heavy emotions capable of getting the better of him.
He enjoys drawing, with their most valuable possession being his sketchbook full of colored sketches. He uses his sketchbook to document past events and give drawings to other Friends as presents, demonstrating kindness and an affinity for making friends. There are drawings of areas in Japari Park in his sketchbook from before his amnesia. Kyururu is determined and shows strong commitment to find his home using these drawings.
Kyururu has a knack for problem-solving. He is good at fixing things and making new items out of unrelated materials. Over time, he found his own unique way to help Friends with their issues and conflicts, including the creation of games for them to play with, often to stave off boredom or resolve fights.
Role in the Plot
Prior to Episode 1
A boy got attacked by the Cellien Queen while on a vacation with his family. A second generation Serval, Caracal, and Mirai were there. Serval was able to save the boy, at the expense of turning into a Beast and then returning to her animal form. The boy had some memory loss but safely returned home. He was able to have a normal life together with his family until he died of old age.
The boy had bought his sketchbook from a Kemono Friends merch store and already had two or three at home. The boy was also friends with the second generation Serval, who called him Kyururu like his Cellien generated successor.
After the disaster in Japari Park, the Cellien Queen produced Kyururu, a perfect copy of the boy that she had attacked years prior, using the boy's copied heart. Kyururu would awaken in one of the queen's eggs in a research laboratory.
Kyururu first awakens in a mysterious egg-shaped structure in a Japari Park building, and presumably ends up in a forest after leaving the massive construct. He soon meets a wandering Caracal who warns him that they should leave the forest, but gets distracted by a large Cellien. The duo get surrounded by two Celliens, until Serval makes her debut and defeats them both. Later at Donkey's Bread Store, Kyururu remarks that he doesn't believe he's an animal after Serval comments he's "an animal who can eat anything".
After Caracal asks where Kyururu came from, the three decide to take a trip to the abandoned building where he woke up in. Kyururu begins having vague memories about his home, stating he wants to return there. Serval agrees to help Kyururu look for his home - she finds Kyururu's sketchbook, which he seems to remember. The three set out and come across Eastern Spot-Billed Duck, who guides them across the surrounding area, and Kyururu crosses a gap in the floor with Serval's encouragement.
At the end of the walk, Kyururu gives Eastern Spot-Billed Duck a drawing as a gift for helping him. A giant Cellien attacks shortly after, and Kyururu trips over a gate. Eastern Spot-Billed Duck uses her special skill to trick the Cellien, but Kyururu mistakes the action as a true injury. The three ride the Japari Line, a monorail system, before the Cellien once again attacks them, chasing them against the railing. The Cellien is eventually defeated by a mysterious figure noticed by Kyururu (which turns out to be Siberian Tiger). The group then sets off Azua Park.
Caracal meets Kyururu in the forest and saves him from Celliens with the help of Serval. Serval names him Kyururu after the sound his hungry stomach made. After hearing more about Kyururu's unique situation, they decide to help him find his home. Caracal and Serval get along well with Kyururu and are willing to help them get to wherever they want to go, as well as protect them from Celliens along the way.
Arma and Sen-chan are looking for Kyururu to bring him back to their mysterious boss. While they briefly caught up with Kyururu in South Maerica Park, they were unable to retrieve Kyururu due to being spooked by Serval and Caracal.
- Kyururu's gender, along with other information about his past that wasn't included in the Kemono Friends 2 anime, was revealed during the Kemono Friends World exhibition.