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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

The Northern Goshawk is a species of hawk spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere, both in Eurasia and North America. They are the largest known species of Accipter, standing in with a wingspan of 117 cm. The scientific name of the Northern Goshawk is Accipter Gentilis, a name given by the man, the myth, the legend, “The Father of Modern Taxonomy”, Carl Linnaeus himself. The Northern Goshawk lives in mature, dense, coniferous forests, although they will settle for Deciduous if the need arises. They hunt by stealthily perching in a tree, then utilizing the maneuverability lent them by their short wings and long tail to execute a pursuit through the forest. The Northern Goshawk consumes a wider variety of prey than most birds, generally going for much larger prey than even species of hawk significantly larger than them. This diet includes rodents, other birds, even reptiles and insects. The Northern Goshawk, like many other species of hawk, engage in midair mating, the male swooping down off of a branch before mounting the female.

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.


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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