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Japari Library is in need of additional volunteer translators to help us catch up on our massive translation backlog and assist us in our mission of bringing Japan-only Kemono Friends knowledge to the west.

If you would like to apply, please visit us at the Japari Park Discord server and ask for Charlotte. A Discord account is required.
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What is Kemono Friends?

Kemono Friends, also known as KemoFure, is a Japanese multimedia franchise created by Mine Yoshizaki, that focuses on the adventures of anthropomorphized animal girls known simply as Friends. It began as a 2015 mobile game but has expanded into a manga, stage play and wildly successful 2017 anime with multiple new projects planned for the future. While it is a relatively new IP, the franchise has succeeded in making a name for itself on its path to becoming a "series that will last 100 years".

The universe of Kemono Friends, contrary to its innocent appearance, is expansive and complex. It boasts a cast of over 400 characters as well as an intricate and puzzling backstory. What's more, much of the series's media has never seen an official release outside of its native Japan. Our wiki, Japari Library, exists as a resource for the series's English-speaking fanbase. It features translations, detailed analyses of the franchise's lore, and information on Friends and the real creatures from which they came.

Friend of the Week

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The White Stork is a large migrating bird native to Europe and the middle east in the summer and subsaharan Africa and India in the winter. They're around one meter tall and have a wingspan of two meters. Their plumage is mostly white except for the black wings. Their beak and legs are red. Originally they nested in tree and on rocks but with increased human presence they usually build them on chimneys, towers, rooftops or nest platforms specifically made for conservation purposes. Their diet consists of insects, worms, small mammals like mice, voles and moles, frogs, reptiles, fish, molluscs and young birds.

White Storks often form small nesting colonies. They're seen as a sign of good luck so they will not be removed. The nests will be reused year after year and each time more nesting material is added so a large nest is seen as successful. If a stork fails to raise their young the nest will be abandoned next year. They're seasonally monogamous but do not mate for life. They usually lay four eggs which are incubated as soon as the first is laid so the offspring hatches at different times instead of simultaneously. Though this usually means a competitive advantage for the oldest chick, they do not attack each other and they're fed directly by their parents so the youngest will not starve to death because of the oldest taking all its food away. In times of food shortages, the parents may kill the weakest to assure the survival of at least one chick.

White Storks are one of the most studied migrating birds. Originally, people believed they changed form and became mice or other birds or simply hibernated. Only when injured individuals with African arrows stuck in them were found back in Europe and juveniles were ringed to track their movements did people understand their migratory nature. One of these rare so-called Pfeilstörche was found in modern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 1822, stuffed and is now on display in the University of Rostock. The birds begin heading southwards in August and September. They congregate in large flocks and head back to Europe in March. They avoid the Mediterranean Sea by either going west over Iberia and the Strait of Gibraltar or eastward via the Bosporus.

White Storks are seen as a positive sign in most cultures they came into contact with. Their large size, preying on vermin and their nests close to humans or even on rooftops made them ideal symbols of protection. The hebrew word for white stork means "merciful" or "kind". Both ancient Greece and Rome saw them as devoted parents and many myths formed surrounding them. Islam reveres them as the birds migrate via their holy site Mecca annually. Their nests were said to protect against fires in Germany and they appear to be especially beloved in west and east Slavic cultures where they're said to bring harmony to families on whose property they nest. They're the national birds of Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. The common belief that storks deliver babies may derive from their large size and high flight altitude, being seen as a connection between earth and the heavens, where they take unborn souls back in the spring.

Kemono Friends' White Stork has not been featured in any media yet today. She has long white hair with large headwings and a light blue and black hair clip representing the eyes above the red sidebangs representing the beak. She has light blue eyes. She wears a white suit with a black short skirt. She has a white scarf and white pantyhose that becomes red from above the knee downwards as well as reddish brown shoes. Additionally she carries a white bag with the Kemono Friends logo.

Mobile Games

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Latest Version: 1.11.0
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Latest Friend: Brown Long-Eared Bat
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Latest Version: 1.2.1_18.1
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Current Event:
Fitness Test: G・Roadrunner Arc

Kemono Friends News

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9/24/2019:

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Kemono Friends 3 has now been released on Japanese App and Google Play stores. An English beginner's guide and translated menus can be found here.

1/12/2019:

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Kemono Friends 3 and Kemono Friends: Planet Tours a new mobile and arcade game respectively, has been announced by SEGA. You can preregister here and instructions for preregistering are here.

11/2/2018:

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A visual for Anime Jam 2018 has been posted on Twitter, featuring characters, including Friends, in Christmas-themed outfits.

10/29/2018:

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Kemono Friends Pavilion has received a major update, introducing Generation 2 Friends and a new area, the Generation 2 Savanna.

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A new collaboration with the Hitachishi Kamine Zoo has revealed a redesign for Japanese Cormorant, along with a new Friend, Great Cormorant.

10/28/2018:

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The official broadcast date of Season 2 has been announced as January 7th, 2019, via Twitter.

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The seventh episode of the Welcome to Japari Park ONA has been released.

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A new visual for Season 2 has revealed two new Friends; Greater Lophorina and Western Parotia.

10/16/2018:

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An official MV for Fennec Who Listens to Everything I Say from the Safari Drive album has been uploaded.

Projects

Kemono Friends (2015 Mobile Game) Translation Progress

60% completed (estimate)

   

Did You Know?

  • While the Generation ? Northern White-Faced Owl is called Professor Konoha, her Generation 2 counterpart was called Professor Konoha-chan.
  • Most known types of Cellien are based on real-world algae, both in design and name.
  • The first season of the Kemono Friends anime only features a single island of Japari Park, known as the Kyōshū Region.
  • Kemonoplasm enables Friends' tails to "clip through" their clothing.
  • Kako and Nana are cousins.
  • Dall Sheep is the only Friend whose design appeared for the first time ever in Kemono Friends Pavilion. (Scarlet Macaw's design appeared on merchandise before debuting 'officially' in Pavilion.)
  • Serval's EX design, despite being first introduced in Guidebook 3, was not officially specified as an EX design until 2019 at Kemono Friends World.
  • Slow Loris is the only Friend who has neither a design nor an official debut: she exists as a mention in Brown Greater Galago's Nexon dialogue.

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