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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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Northern White-Faced Owls, also known as "Transformer owls" are small owls belonging to the Scops owl family. They grow to around 30cm in height at adulthood. (すごーい!) Their feathers consist of a white base with minor grey and black accents creating an illusive look. Around their beaks are small long feathers, giving them an appearance of a moustache. (そうなのー!?) Their colours are accented well by their very large and bright orange eyes.

Northern White-Faced Owls are found in a band stretching across Africa from the Equator to the Sahara Desert. The owls defense mechanism is the most intriguing. They can contort their bodies and feathers to give themselves both a large appearance, to ward off slightly larger threats, and a slim, elongated appearance to act as camouflage. (ぜんぜん分からん)

Females lay between 2-4 eggs, entering a 30 day incubation shared by both parents. The chicks will become adventurous around 4 weeks, and learn to fly shortly after.(たのしー!) The owls are strictly nocturnal, using their enhanced hearing, height, and silent flight to hunt other animals on the ground. In some cases, they will prey upon animals larger than themselves. (すごーい!) Did you know a group of owls is called a "Parliament" or a "Wisdom"?

The Kemono Friends Northern White-Faced Owl has appeared in all major media projects, including Season 2. She has short steely-grey hair with darker tones on the top of her head and on her side bangs. Furthering detailing's in her hair represent her real life counterpart, including Ear tuffs and Wings. Her tail is a striped grey and dark grey pattern. She wears a white buttoned coat with a fur-like collar, with a similar pattern as her wings. She wears white leggings, yellow gloves and light yellow Mary Janes. Both of which contain greyish tints to represent the owl's talons. She is often regarded to as "Professor Konoha" and often highly spoken of by other friends. In the Nexon Game, she is the leader of the Carefree Floater's Club. In Season 2, she is involved with Kaban and Eurasian Eagle Owl with studying Celliens.

Community Poll

With the release of Season 2's first promotional video and key visual we think it is appropriate to start a new poll for the front page of the wiki gauging our readers' hopes for the next instalment of the Kemono Friends anime! What are you hoping to see this time around? Information is limited, but this is a highly-anticipated release and there is much to be excited for in the next major story update of the KemoFure franchise. Let us know what you're feeling by casting your vote!

Mobile Games

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Latest Version: 1.7.3
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Latest Friend: Saltwater Crocodile
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Latest Version: 2.1.2
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Current Event: "Brilliant White Ice Rink" (2/19/19-2/27/19)

Kemono Friends News

The season 2 teaser image..

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.

10/12/2018:

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In honor of the Year of the Pig, promotional materials for New Year's 2019 have revealed a new Friend, Desert Warthog, along with a new design for Giant Forest Hog.

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For Halloween, the official Kemono Friends Twitter account has posted a Tweet revealing two new Friends, Cerberus and Jack-o'-Lantern, along with an EX design for Common Vampire Bat.

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 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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