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A Raccoon friend named Arai-san appeared as a major character during the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
Arai-san has a boisterous, stubborn and clumsy personality that's shown throughout the game. While she possesses these traits, she has a very kind heart. This is shown when she tells Fennec Fox that it's okay to hesitate in picking an important choice as it shows that she cared about the consequences of her choices with this line: Fennec loves Japari Park, but Fennec also loves "the protagonist" and everybody. So, continuously thinking about it is not a weird thing, but first things first...worrying is futile, Fennec. No matter how worse the situation has become, Arai-san will do anything, whatever it takes, so follow Arai-san! She loves when her head gets patted. She speaks in 3rd person, referring to herself as Arai-san and end her sentences with のだ（noda). She is a big and lovable dummy.
Arai-san is a raccoon, as the name implied it looks like she's washing her own hand...but the truth is she's searching for something inside the river! Arai-san believes in things that felt by her hand. so, Arai-san wants you also to believe in the hand that Arai-san believes in. Now let's go together and strike it rich!
Role in the Plot
She first appears along with Fennec in the 2nd chapter, trailing down a rumor about a weird animal looks like a friend from the cat family. Arai-San dubs it: Kemolean.
In the 3rd chapter she appears with Fennec in which Fennec scolds her for mistaking a Cerulean as pillow. She finally catches up with the protagonist in the desert area in which she reveals her intention to catch Serval and make her name known throughout Japari Park. She get defeated and blown away by a Cerulean.
In the 4th chapter she chases the protagonist again, this time by swimming with Fennec riding on top of her.
In the 5th chapter she once again catches up with the protagonist group.
In the 6th chapter Fennec talks about what Peregrine Falcon stole from the Cerulean and why Cellval is chasing Serval around Japari Park, in which Arai-san admits that she doesn't understand anything about what they're saying.
She doesn't appears in the 7th chapter because she has muscle pain at that time.
In the 8th chapter She refers to the protagonist group as foolish because they don't know that she and Fennec are already under the Japari bus. In the end she gets helped by Short-Beaked Common Dolphin when she was drowning.
In the 9th chapter she comforts Fennec who hesitates about her choice by trying to choose between saving Cellval who will probably going to die or saving Japari Park. She ,alongside with Fennec, Margay, Brown Bear, Cheetah, Koala, Rock Dove and the rest of freewheeling patrol team bats defeat the evolved Cerulean.
In the 10th chapter she showed up in the end of the story saying that she's finally become a famous character and offers herself to take Cellval around Japari Park.
Fennec is her best friend. She accompanies her throughout the story and they only ever get separated one time because Fennec gets a muscle pain.
Caracal thinks Arai-san and Fennec are just comedic reliefs.
Serval thinks Arai-san is a character coming out from gag comic so she doesn't need to worry about her because she would survive all the encounters with enemies .
She wants to catch Cellval but ended up mistakes her for Serval, which she follows in the entire story. In the end she wants to help Cellval by defeating the Queen minions.
Okinawan Habu tries to bite Arai-san's tail as part of her hobby. This makes Arai-San cry, in which Fennec notes that it had been a long time since she heard Arai-San cry this hard.
She was saved by Malka the Short-Beaked Common Dolphin when she was drowning while trying to follow the protagonist group by hiding under the Japari Bus.
Lulu the Thomson's Gazelle doesn't understand what Arai-san is even doing. She thinks that Arai-san's drowning sounds are unearthly and decides that it's the sound from hell.
Arai-san wants to ask Margay to take films of her where she's going to save the world by destroying the meteorite that going to destroy it.
White Rhinoceros acknowledges her power and called her Arai-san-sama.
|アライさんにお任せなのだ||Let Arai-san take care of it, nano da!|
|気張って行くのだー！||Let's go all out no da!|
|完全勝利なのだ||It's a complete victory na no da|
|うむ、これからも頑張ってアライさんに付いて来いなのだ||Alright, from now on follows Arai-san who is trying her best no da|
|アライさんは今日からニューアライさんなのだ||From this day Arai-san will be known as new Arai-san na no da|
Home Screen Lines
|Line 1||気張って行くのだー！||Let's go all out no da!|
|Line 2||よっしゃー、アライさんにお任せなのだー！||Alright, leave it to Arai-san na no da|
|Line 3||暇なら、アライさんの頭を撫でてれば良いと思うのだ||Arai-san think it's a good idea to pat Arai-san head if you're free no da|
|Line 4||フェネックは愉快な仲間なのだ！でも、時々しか助けてくれないのだ||Fennec is a pleasant partner na no da! But she only helps sometimes no da|
|Line 5||む？何か事件なのだ？アライさんの出番なのだ？||Hm? Is it incident na no da? Is it Arai-san's turn na no da?|
|Line 6||一緒に居て楽しいのだ？むふー、もっと感謝して良いのだ||Is it fun to be together no da? Hmm, you can thanks me more no da|
|Line 7||アライさんの信頼を勝ち取った「 」は無敵なのだ！死角が見当たらないのだ～！||[protagonist] who gained Arai-san's trust is invincible na no da! You don't have any weakness no da~!|