Although the original concept by Sgt Frog’s Mine Yoshizaki was first turned into a smartphone game and a manga, its game service ended in December, 2017 before the broadcast of the anime.
Everyone was worried about how the anime would turn out but many people were drawn to Kemono Friends as soon as its broadcast started. Nobody could have predicted just how popular it would become.
The story features a group of CGI ‘animal girls’ in the park Japari Park where all sorts of animals from around the planet are gathered.
It just sounds like a beautiful girl harem anime, but you can confirm how much people are getting into it by checking the hashtag #けものフレンズ考察班 (Kemono Friends Study Group).
A Blu-ray disk of Kemono Friends is available as a bonus feature of the official guide book. Even though it’s yet to be released, it’s already ranking 1 through 3 in the ‘illustration book, official book’ category in Amazon’s manga, anime and BL store.
Also, the opening theme Youkoso Japari Park e, which was released on February 8, has become one of the top songs in the iTunes ranking.
Masayoshi Ooishi who worked on Kimija Nakya Dame Mitai, the opening song of anime Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-Kun) that once ranked top in iTunes, tweeted that ‘the production members are confused by this…’
— 大石昌良【オーイシマサヨシ】 (@Masayoshi_Oishi) February 8, 2017
Ranked 3rd on iTunes, staff members are confused…we hope the world will be filled with kindness…
A TV sized short PV that uses the anime scenes has been revealed on the same day. This added fuel to the fire of excitement.
TV anime Kemono Friends Main Theme Youkoso Japari Park e / Doubutsu Biscuit x PPP
If you are now interested in Kemono Friends (it is currently being broadcasted by TV Tokyo and others) we recommend checking out Episode 1 available on NicoNico for free and then read the review comments. We are sure that you will find something you might like after all!