Northern White-Faced Owl/Nexon Game
|Northern White-Faced Owl|
|Northern White-Faced Owl||Anime||Season 2||Festival (Costume)||Pavilion (Gen 2)||KF3 (V2)||Kingdom||Nexon Game||Gallery|
A Northern White-Faced Owl Friend, named Konoha, appeared as a minor character during the original Kemono Friends mobile game. She is the leader of the Carefree Floaters' Club. Her nickname is Konoha-chan-hakase, or "Professor Konoha-chan".
Konoha is self-serving and generally ignorant about the consequences of her actions. However, she genuinely cares about Japari Park despite her selfish image, being very knowledgeable about the Park and its history and devoting herself to its study. She is very timid, and slims herself down in a manner similar to the real-life animal when she feels she is in danger. She is known to perform (consensual) experiments on other Friends, presumably to gather information about their species. Her cleaning skills are poor, often quipping that "the word cleaning is not in [her] dictionary."
In the past, when she and Eurasian Eagle-Owl first knew each other, Konoha had a habit of ending her sentences with のじゃ (noja), a trait associated with an 'old geezer' image. This is commented on by Eurasian Eagle-Owl, who believes it didn't fit her personality.
"Greetings... ... I'm professor. I'm being called "the symbol of wisdom" and certainly I know really well about the park. We owls are very timid so... ... you mustn't deliberately make us surprised. Gently, politely, show your respect."
Role in the Plot
The professor appears briefly in this quest, complimenting the forest and saying that it makes her feel calm.
Mimi, whom Konoha refers to as Assistant Mimi, is her closest subordinate. Eurasian Eagle-Owl looked up to Konoha ever since she treated an injury of hers in the past. She shares Konoha's trait of acting without regards to others, much to the chagrin of other Friends. Despite their close relationship, Konoha is not safe from the same criticisms that Mimi often inflicts on other Friends.
Konoha acts imperious towards Forest Owlet, looking down on her research and criticising her frequently. Furthermore, she usually turns up at Owlet's house unannounced and demands food whenever she stays there. She and Mimi have the dubious honor of being some of the few Friends able to make Owlet angry; despite her domineering, however, Konoha nevertheless provides good advice to Forest Owlet and thinks enough of her to personally ask her for help in search of the sound-erasing Cerulean.
While Konoha does not appear to think much of Indian Peafowl one way or the other, she is nevertheless a frequent annoyance; she and Mimi often pluck Indian Peafowl's feathers for research without her permission. Konoha was also directly responsible for the annulment of Indian Peafowl's victory in the bird beauty contest held during the search for Suzaku; she picked up one of Suzaku's shedded feathers and suddenly declared that whoever owned it would be the victor instead.
Konoha has no specific relationship with Spectacled Owl, though the latter comments that Konoha could be a great leader if she were less selfish.
Konoha has a positive opinion of Kyutie, asking her for help in the Cerulean investigation.
Konoha seems to care little for Red Junglefowl; when the latter is attacked by a Cerulean, Professor Konoha ignores her and tells the protagonist to 'shut her up' because she's ruining her concentration.
Green Pheasant was previously a subject for one of Konoha and Mimi's experiments. At the time, Konoha mentioned "Green Pheasant is a good jumper, but a bad flyer", prompting Green Pheasant to call her a bully in retaliation.
Professor Konoha thinks positively of Rock Dove, commenting that she "looks like a genius". The two are on conversational terms; the two have a discussion on the subject of peace, which Konoha philosophises on considerably.
While no specific relationship is given, Japanese Bush Warbler interacts with Professor Konoha at one point, asking her to write a haiku.
Konoha, along with Mimi, are some of the most open critics of Crested Ibis' singing ability; Konoha describes her outright as having tone-deafness, although Crested Ibis is content to weather their remarks.
White-Naped Crane admires Professor Konoha, though it is not known if it is reciprocated.
Serval often calls Konoha out on her actions, although the latter never heeds her.
Konoha's attitude towards Large-Billed Crow is unknown, although Large-Billed Crow herself is not fond of Konoha's lack of consideration for others.
Konoha is uncharacteristically humble towards Suzaku, listening calmly and intently when Suzaku speaks to their group about the history of Japari Park. She and Mimi were the ones who eventually gave Suzaku an offering in the latter's Character Quest; they brought a large amount of Japari buns, and went as far as inventing and gifting her a fan-like device to help her keep cool. Caracal is openly surprised at their attentiveness to Suzaku during the story.
Konoha treats the protagonist similar to most other Friends, often considering them as one of her experimental subjects.
|どうも、アフリカオオコノハズクのコノハちゃん博士です||Greetings. I'm Professor Konoha-chan, the Northern White-Faced Owl.|
|やりましょう？ 面白そうだから||Let's do it? Because it's interesting|
|邪魔をしないで下さい！||Don't get in my way!|
|助手、面白いサンプルを手に入れましたよ||Assistant, I got interesting sample|
|おっと、より天才になりました||Oh, I becoming more genius|
|天才に限界などない。そいうことなのですよ||There is no limit in genius. That's the thing|
Home Screen Lines
|Line 1||当たり前ですが、助手より博士の方が優秀なのです||It goes without saying that professor is more superior than assistant|
|Line 2||早く新しい場所へ向かうですよ||Let's go to new place soon|
|Line 3||新しい実験の被験体がどこかに……あ、居た。感謝するですよ||where is the subject for new experiment... ... Ah, there they are. I'm grateful|
|Line 4||片付け？博士のは無用の言葉なのですよ||Clean up? For professor that word is useless|
|Line 5||おや、博士に何か用ですか？||Oh, do you have any business with professor?|
|Line 6||博士は今、取り込み中なのですよ||Right now professor is in the middle of something|
|Line 7||最近「 」を被験体とは思えなくなってきたのですよ。まさかこれが、好きという感情？||Lately I never think [player name] as an experiment subject. Could it be this a feeling called like?|
|Carefree Floaters' Club|
|Acorn Woodpecker • Barn Owl • Campo Flicker • Chukar Partridge • Common Cuckoo • Eurasian Eagle-Owl • Forest Owlet • Goldcrest • Greater Bird-Of-Paradise • Greater Honeyguide • Green Pheasant • Japanese Bush Warbler • Kyushu Owl • Large-Billed Crow • Marvelous Spatuletail • Medium Tree Finch • Northern White-Faced Owl • Red Junglefowl • Resplendent Quetzal • Rock Dove • Rock Ptarmigan • Shoebill • Spectacled Owl • Superb Lyrebird • Yatagarasu|