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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' media has never seen an official release outside of its native Japan. Our wiki, Japari Library, exists as a resource for the series' 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 Giant Anteater is a mammal native to Central and Southern America. As the name suggests it is the largest of all the anteater species which exclusively feed on ants and termites. They're about the size of a German Shepherd and their roughly two meter long body is divided into three equal parts; the head with the neck and long snout, the torso and the bushy tail. Their fur is grey with a black stripe bordered with creamy colour extending halfway down the back. Their front legs are creamy-white in colour resembled by the frilly shirt on their friend counterpart and their hind legs are black like her stockings.

Giant Anteaters are almost blind but have a keen sense of smell helping them find termite mounds. They dig into them with their sharp claws which they also use to scare off or kill any predators, even jaguars and humans. They never clear a mound completely but leave for the next and come back once the termite population recovered. The mothers carry their young on their back to appear even larger and more intimidating for predators. After leaving their mothers care at around nine months of age, they will stay solitary except to mate.

Due to the low nutritional value of their diet, giant anteaters move rather slow, sleep for around 16 hours a day and have a relatively low body temperature of around 33 Celsius (91°F). Now it doesn't seem so surprising their closest relative besides other anteaters are the sloths. They also use their own long, fluffy tail as a blanket when they sleep.

Community Poll

2018 is off to a good start with our largest poll ever! How'd that happen when the poll got put up so late, anyway? The poll results indicate that the "main" style of Kemono Friends' art, the illustrations drawn for every Friend by Mine Yoshizaki, are the most popular with our readers. With less than half of the votes that went to Mine's art, the 3D models featured in the Kemono Friends anime come next in line. Furai's manga art, as well as the chibi style of the newly-released Kemono Friends Pavilion trailed behind both, with 13 and 9 votes respectively. I guess you can't beat the original!

This month's poll is, as I'm sure many of you expected, all about Kemono Friends Pavilion, which was released at the end of January. How are you liking it so far? We're curious as to what aspect of the game (if any!) our readers like the most.

Projects

Official Guidebooks (Lore-Relevant Pages) Translation Progress

88% completed (estimate)

   

Kemono Friends (2015 Mobile Game) Translation Progress

13% completed (estimate)

   

Kemono Friends News

Art for the new collab with Tobu Zoo.

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 Cerulean are based on real-world algae, both in design and name.
  • 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.

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