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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 Common Brushtail Possum is a native Australian marsupial, the second-largest of the Phalangeriformes suborder that includes gliders, cuscus and other animals known under the 'possum' moniker. It is also commonly seen in New Zealand, having been introduced there by European settlers in the 1850s. Its titular bushy tail is perhaps its defining feature, with its similarly thick fur varying in color throughout its subspecies from silver-grey, brown, black, red, or cream. All these types also possess a scent gland on the chest area which notably stains the fur surrounding it a reddish color; the secretions from this gland are what it uses to mark its territory.

The common brushtail possum is perhaps Australia's most widespread marsupial, found throughout the continent's north, east and parts of its west, along with Tasmania and several offshore islands such as Kangaroo Island. It is also the marsupial most often seen by city dwellers, having adapted to living and foraging in human and human-modified environments; those with fruit trees or vegetable gardens should expect impromptu visits from these animals... or failing that, a carelessly-ajar kitchen window. While primarily a folivore (leaf-eater) with a preference for Eucalyptus, it also eats flowers, fruits, seeds, shoots, and small animal matter such as insects, eggs/chicks and other small vertebrates.

Although it is not endangered, and its regional habitat loss is tempered by its adaptation to human presence, the common brushtail possum is protected in all Australian states except Tasmania. It was previously hunted extensively for its fur, then considered valuable. Although hunting them outright is now illegal, trapping them is still permitted for the purpose of evicting them from human residences (except in South Australia, where a permit is required to do so). The situation is starkly different in New Zealand, where they have no natural predators besides humans and cats, and they are considered an agricultural and conservational pest. Their numbers there are controlled and kept stable through hunting and airdropping of poisonous bait.

In Kemono Friends, Common Brushtail Possum has to date only appeared in the Nexon mobile game as a minor character and a member of the Apron Lovers' Club. In it, she was an avid cook specializing in fruits, with a dream of having her own restaurant.

Mobile Games

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Latest Version: 1.7.6
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Latest Friends: Himalayan Tahr, Leopard (Gen 2)
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Latest Version: 2.1.2
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Current Event: "Sakura Dancing! School Entrance Ceremony" (3/19/19-3/29/19)

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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