Southern Rockhopper Penguin/Manga

From Japari Library, the Kemono Friends Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Southern Rockhopper Penguin

Rockhopper Manga.jpg

Friend Data
Debut Chapter 17, Page 1
Chapter(s) Chapter 17
Occupation Idol Singer
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Anime Season 2 Manga Festival​ (Costume)​ Pavilion KF3 Kingdom Nexon Game Stage Play Gallery

A Southern Rockhopper Penguin Friend addressed simply as Rockhopper appears in chapter 17 of the Kemono Friends Manga. In her only appearance, she meets with Crested Ibis to give her a singing lesson after being asked by Nana and Ezo Red Fox. Like every other generation of Southern Rockhopper Penguin, she is a member of the idol group PPP.


Rockhopper is a passionate singer who carries herself with a cool rock-and-roll edge. When assisting Crested Ibis with singing advice, Rockhopper thoroughly impresses her with passion and coolness. She is also kind enough to give a singing lesson to Crested Ibis on her day off from PPP related work.

Role in the Plot

Rockhopper isn't satisfied with Crested Ibis's level of passion.

After Ezo Red Fox's chat with Crested Ibis about wanting to improve her singing, where Ezo Red Fox promises to ask Nana to call up a skilled singer to give Ibis a lesson, Rockhopper makes her appearance as the one to answer the call.

On one of PPP's days off, Rockhopper meets with Ibis and Ezo Red Fox for the lesson. Rockhopper tells Crested Ibis that "Heart is the life of a song" and to "Get your heart burning hot and put some feeling into it". Rockhopper then asks Ibis to sing, telling her to "Bring your feelings out to the forefront and sing from the core of your body". When she does as asked, Crested Ibis' singing causes both Rockhopper and Ezo Red Fox to fall over. Ibis is worried that she did not do as asked, but Rockhopper says that she doesn't seem suited for solo singing. Recalling that Scarlet Ibis also enjoys singing, Rockhopper decides to have her meet with Crested Ibis to sing together.

When they do meet, the two find that their singing actually has improved and decide to sing at the Japari Park Fall Music Fest one month later. Rockhopper makes her final appearance as an audience member at the performance with the rest of PPP. Rockhopper and the audience then watch as Crested Ibis and Scarlet Ibis sing a song in a pleasant harmony. However, Scarlet Ibis decides to interrupt Ibis and sing by herself, which results in her out of tune singing driving the audience away.

Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park!
Major Characters CaracalEzo Red FoxMiraiNanaServal
Minor Characters African Bush ElephantAfrican Wild DogBlack RhinocerosCheetahCrested IbisGray WolfGolden Snub-Nosed MonkeyIndian PeafowlKoalaNorthern Sea OtterMargayPeach PantherRaccoonRaccoon DogReindeerScarlet IbisShisa LeftyShisa RightSilver FoxSouthern Rockhopper PenguinStoatTsuchinoko
Cameos AardwolfBinturongBlack MambaBoomslangBrazilian PorcupineChinese White DolphinCommon Bottlenose DolphinCommon OstrichEmperor PenguinEzo Brown BearForest OwletGentoo PenguinGiant PandaHippopotamusHonduran White BatHooded SealHoney BadgerHumboldt PenguinMountain HareNana's SisterPink-Backed PelicanQuaggaRed KangarooRed PandaRothschild's GiraffeRoyal PenguinSnow Sheep
123456788.5910111213141516171819Final Chapter
CityJapari Park (Riukiu Area) • Japari CaféJapari CakeJapari Girls Academy
FriendJapari Bun