Why is this show becoming so popular? I get it, it's cute, nothing too dangerous happening here. But what's the deal?
Because everyone is a friend and uses their powers to help eachother. It's cathartic.
You would have to be very assertive with your feelings
>nothing too dangerous
Ep1 and 4. Cerulean is deadly. Hippo warned that you are expected to fend for yourself. An animal may have perished from Cerulean.
Everyone has a such soft and warm voice in this show. Just listening to them calms me and makes happy.
It's cute, simple and fun, it doesn't need to be anything more. Also, Japanese people love cute anthropomorphizations, which are the entire focus of this show.
Don't try too hard to understand, and just give into the tanoshii.
Please don't be a faggot friend. There wasn't anything bad with the first episode either.
1. People on 2chan are like "The fuck is this, its oddly enjoyable".
2. 2chan carries on watching, start making lots of memes/funny images about the show and threads become busy there and on 2ch.
3. Memes start spreading to twitter.
4. Memes spread through twitter massively, people start using "friends" term all over the place.
5. Amount of fanart being produced explodes.
6. Kemono Friends is now popular.
To be fair, the first episode did sort of suck in comparison to every other episode.
>Chase the girl! Don't eat me!
>Walking, walking, more walking
>Panting, climbing, and "what the hell am I?"
>Hippoppopotamus tits and helpful tips
>Suddenly blueballs distracted by paper airplanes
>Did that Furby just talk to me?
It was a rather clunky first episode, and the animation was rather weak. It wasn't god awful, but it wasn't great either.
It's not that it sucked, it did a decent job at presenting the setting and it followed the same pattern as the other episodes. It's just that every following episode so far has been better than the previous one.
I hope we have an ape episode soon so we can have more monkey memes.
「正義を貫く、キャプテン・ハクトウワシ！ 1km先だろうと狙った悪は逃がさない！ さあ、今日も一緒にレッツ、ジャスティス！ そう、新しい合体必殺技を考えたわ。一緒に練習しましょう！」
"The upholder of justice, Captain Bald Eagle! No evil within a mile will get away ! Come, let's do some 'Justice' together! Yep, I came up with a new tag-team killing blow. Let's practice together!"
Call it the Liru effect.
Serval-chan has particularly-shaped kemonomimi that seems to have an attractive and heartwarming effect on, well just about everyone; much like Liru.
Hence, curiosity -> exposure -> popularity.
if you ask me a its very kid oriented cutesy animal show
has some focus on the animals theyre representing
they even go through lengths in getting interviews from scientists/researchers from zoos (they got lauren-san from america to talk about the american beaver!)
what hooked me on is the setting and the implication is that its set on a post apocalyptic far future where human civilization is gone but robots and animals are still around
so basically im interested as fuck to know what the fuck is going on and the cute animal segments are a bonus
Moose is all totsugeki! charging in frontal assault at once.
Everyone in this show is too cute.
The reason which this anime become popular is the ED.
On ED, there are some ruins.
One of these is "Six Flags New Orleans" the Theme Park in Louisiana,
which was sunk under water by Hurricane Katrina.
Another is "Pripyat Amusement Park" the Theme Park in Ukraine,
which has poluted from radiation by Chernobyl'.
Another is "Aqua Claudia" the Raised Aqueduct in Imperium Romanum,
which has rotten over thousand years since the fall of the Roman Empire.
And This Anime is "Japari Park" the Smartphone Game in Japan,
which has stopped compretry by decrease of the users.
On the story of the animation, electric power supply is interrupted In the park.
And The "Sometihng" in Japan,
which was sunk under water
and has poluted from radiation
and will have rotten over thousand years.
By it, electric power supply is interrupted in Japan.
But near the "Something" in Japan, wild Animals are Increasing.
And Human have to live by "Something", and everyone is Smiling today.
This is the reason which this anime become popular.
I hope that's how Reddit and most mainstream western audience conclude after giving up from watching ep1. Best that they stay the hell away.
>Serval puts the helmets back up
Why must dumb animal girls be so cute
's true though
I'm going to take a guess this is her, so no, British. My mistake.
And here's some big cats.
>Another is "Pripyat Amusement Park" the Theme Park in Ukraine
No, it's from Pervouralsk, people found the original photo used in the ending.
It's not about the state of the game because the game operated just fine for most of the time anime was being made, it's not fucking made in a month.
If you actually watch the show electricity works in the park just fine.
Bullshit post and bullshit Japanese impersonation, don't try again.
>Kaban has fallen down rocky cliffs, climbed trees, been through trees and brush, and all other sorts of activities
>Somehow her clothes are clean and untorn
This girl's clothes are fucking magic.
Which beaver is this? It's not American beaver.
I can't stop watching this
They're the best.
Prairie Beaver Dog community soon I hope
[_] Hug Toki
[_] Sing With Toki
[_] Be Friends with Toki
[_] Lick Toki's Legs
3 episode rule works wonders with this show. If you don't like it then please don't force yourself to watch it, maybe it's just not for you.
This goes for everyone trying to get into this series too.
MLP was rather well polished and conceived from the get go with Hasbro having full expectation that the characters will become great merchandises. Lauren Faust did manage to give it a more nuanced treatment than toy commercials though.
This show on the other hand didn't receive that level of funding commitment.
>Panics when she realizes people listen to her rants
>Tail wags when embarrassed/nervous/excited
>"That" voice that only ever fits in just the right roles
Why is Tsuchinoko so great? Strange to have a cryptid as a character, but she was great.
If Kaban was a boy this show would basically be Monster Girl Quest.
Why are Lion and Tiger so busty?
Also dat Giant penguin.
It's a result of the new popularity. Ignore it.
It's a cultural difference. A phenomenon like this is something a majority of the western hemisphere will never understand. In fact, you should rejoice over that fact because that means Japan is only digging further into their own rabbit hole and gaijins have no way of infiltrating that.
Until 2020, of course.
>[X] Be Friends with Toki
>The only penguin without cute fanart
>It's all mostly lewd
I need cute Emperor Penguin, dammit.
It can't be helped, anon.
This reminds me of my old pitbull I always woke up to that, cute dogs I tell you! Sadly they got bad rep.
I'm honestly jealous, I want to pet the cheetah, I want to pet one now.
Sandstar (the one responsible for turning them into girls) doesn't like men, so even animals that were originally male turn into cute girls. That's why the lion has a mane for example.
Red Fox and Cheetah Friends.
Backwards Jurassic Park. That had females turning into males, this has males becoming females. Lion was originally male, for example.
I want to confuse Jaguar-chan.
"My name is Emu. It's an honor to meet you.
My body may be big, but my wings are small and rather charming.
I am not good with lightning... my mind goes blank and I would run amok when I hear the sound."
Damn, this artist has a ton of Kemono Friends art on pixiv but none of it is tagged. Glad I looked again.
> The South Chinese tiger today is critically endangered, due to their illegal and continued use in traditional Chinese medicine and the "blue" alleles may be wholly extinct.
>pretending to be cute
Sneaky bastard. Don't believe its lies.
It's weird that the picture guide on the anime site is missing out on a number of friends. Emu for one isn't on there. I understand Keroro not being listed and all, but could it be that the anime site only show friends that are featured in the anime?
>tfw he was probably found by hyena or a buffalo herd and toyed with until his little lion heart gave out
Future animal Friends when?
There are bird emus already.
My cat once had a kitten with that disformity. The kitten died two days later.
This is a friend who isn't afraid of being cold
This is also a friend who's not afraid of the cold
This is a friend who squirts liquid poop to ward off predators
I feel like I'm watching a Top Gear special
Would you dare befriending a dangerous Serval?
They are Okinawan. That's subtropical. Ryukyu archipelago actually got added into the game, which makes me wonder just how big Japari park really is.
No, but cats with that condition seem to have heart problems.
Cats born with that condition are basically already dead. They won't last more than a week, and it won't be a good week for them because the condition also is apparently very painful.
I hope we see Serval try glasses when they get to the library.
Yeah; the lesson is "Don't go to a pit of fucking snakes"
This talk is not tanoshi
This show is scaring me. I'm staring at my box turtle right now who's turning fucking twenty this year and I'm actually convinced this motherfucker is going to outlive me.
I'm going to die alone and then this tiny ass bastard is going to slowly crawl into me and assimilate with my head. Having a full-fledged body, he'll then venture out into the world and make Friends a reality.
> The average life span of adult box turtles is 50 years, while a significant portion lives over 100 years.
Holy shit. I knew Galapagos tortoises lived long lives but I didn't know that applied to other turtle species too. He very well could outlive you if you take good care of him.
>>I'm going to die alone and then this tiny ass bastard is going to slowly crawl into me and assimilate with my head.
There's a possibility you might regain some kind of consciousness with your union with the turtle, Anon. Who knows how that sandstar magic works.
That's why turtles make the best pets. If you're afraid of making a kid experience the loss of a beloved pet and you know the kid is responsible enough to be able to take care of a turtle then you're set.
He'll literally have a bro with him for his entire life up to adulthood.
>Yfw when Japan Itself in an alternative reality is Japari Park, an international Zoo.
Who knows in the setting of the game, the park was already abandoned just like in the anime?
You're scared of that? I'm scared of my cat.
She always has a habit of laying on my face while I sleep. For nearly half a decade I've had a night terrors every other month just to wake up to a face full of fluff.
These past few months alone she's been doing it more often. January alone she slept on my face three times.
It's like watching wildlife. Everything looks peaceful and slow going, and it's relaxing, but you're sure that falcon is going to do something the moment you look away
Also the writing and voicework are actually good. This might get a
kyoaniremaster someday. Every other SoL this season pales in comparison. If this had more fanservice and sexy character designs maid fagons would be on the bandwagon.
The ideal pet would be someone who could live as long as you. I'd like to be friends with a parrot but the idea of a bird in a cage makes me sad as fuck.
silly anon, kemono friends doesnt need to rely on fan service or lolis to get attention.
its just pure goodness~
cats and dogs can be very affectionate towards humans.
i never owned a turtle so i dont know what behavior they exhibit, which is why im asking if they can show their affection, or some way to show its happy to see specifically you
>Servals establish highly overlapping home ranges, and mark them with excrement and saliva
>To kill prey, it leaps over 2 m to land on the prey on its forefeet, and finally kills it with a bite on the neck or the head
>A female, when ready to mate, roams restlessly, sprays urine frequently holding her vibrating tail in a vertical manner, rubbbing her head near the place she has marked, and salivates continuously
My family had a 55 year old parrot, it was such a good bird. My grandfather said it once came in his house to eat some corn and then it never left.
It even followed my family trough 2 movings, seeing it outlive my grandpa and it eventually getting mourned by us the morning we found him cold was such a experience. I still miss his "Buenos días!" calls when we woke up.
Funny stuff he went quiet for about a month when my grandpa died, I guess birds do show signs of attachment.
>cats are manipulative fucks only using you for food and shelter
and most people only use pets for their own emotional benefit.(cheaper and more manageable than having a child too) i dont see the problem
all mammals share the same fundamental bonding mechanisms, including humans, so they all recognize each other's affection on some level. some reptiles and birds might also be compatible with us.
if they didn't we wouldn't be prone to dumb shit like veganism and pet ownership and animals wouldn't follow us around like we were members of their own species
I have owned 3 cockatiel for 5 years so far.
They most definitely do. Birds are very social so showing affection comes natural.
Oh god no. For nineteen god damn years I've been with this little shit and he's shown no affection towards me whatsoever. The closest thing he's ever done that was even the least bit endearing was when he first had a larger enclosure years ago where I could practically lay inside it, and while I was basking in the sun he slowly climbed up onto my chest and just laid there seemingly joining me. Don't believe this >>153561725 anon.
Children are horrible to turtles. They fucking hate getting picked up, getting constantly rattled by some kid, and they especially hate you forcing them to come out of their shell. And soon enough the kid will get bored with the poor dude.
That being said, Box Turtle Friend when?
AOTY 2016 was a puppet show after all. Will the pattern continue?
>generic brown bird
and it was it hand raised from birth or did you find it in the wild? either way, all birds are social but not all birds are domesticated to be friendly, hence not good pets.
I hope we get to see North African Owl-chan make a very crazy face when she goes angry.
Yeah, we got it last year. Written by Urobutcher and everything.
Children are fucking monsters to pets. If you ever fine one who's more or less calm and gentle give him or her an ice cream. No pedo.
It knew how to insult, but the thing I miss the most is him saying "Buenos días" to wich we replied "Buenos días lorito".
My family really missed his goodmorning greetings, specially how that parrot was so attached to the family.
>I'd like to be friends with a parrot but the idea of a bird in a cage makes me sad as fuck.
I had a massive cage and left the cage door open permanently,so that they could explore. Just make sure the room in which they're caged in is bird safe.
My cockatiels were always walking around the house and shit.
Merely another step on the road to Kamen Rider Chronicle.
Yeah I guess that's the best way to describe this bitch who spends all day in his hovel I painstakingly reinforce and take care of every year. Then the fussy fuck is going to argue with me that he wants earthworms instead of berries. Well fucking la-di-da I'm so sorry m'lord. Here's some god damn worms for you to stuff your fat fucking face with.
Then I have to act as a gatekeeper for when my niece and nephew come visit so that they don't somehow kill him. Don't even get me started when they bring their dog along for the ride. But hey, at least the guy will listen to me bitch about my life without a care in the world. Listen to me while slowly chewing his meal, listen to me while basking in the sun or taking a dip. I'm even taking care of a cactus now and the one fucking time I pick him up and show him his new cactus buddy, he still gives me the same fucking face he's been giving me for more than decade.
Utter indifference. Then he slowly walks away from the counter where the cactus was and hides in his shell beckoning me to bring him back to his home. Holy shit.
I hate him because he reminds him of me. Okay? God fuck and to think I'll die before he does and I'll taunt this motherfucker saying that if I die he's going down with me. It might not be this year, or next year, or even next decade, but when I kcik the bucket this motherfucker is going to miss me. Or stare at my body in complete apathy the way he's staring at me right now.
sage for blogshit
Kemono friends is pretty much /an/ the anime, much like how GuP is /k/ the anime.
> GuP is /k/ the anime.
I thought that was Upotte.
It's fucking dumb so no shit.
>it's an Americans call land-dwelling tortoises turtles episode
> Although box turtles are superficially similar to tortoises in terrestrial habits and overall appearance, they are actually members of the American pond turtle family
If you want to belittle someone, make sure your facts are right first.
Some neat stuff on pixiv if you switch to oldest first.
Emu! Do you want to know why the ceruleans won't attack you?! Why you can turn an animal into a Friend?! And those constant headaches after eating Japari buns?! Emu, you're Friend Zero! The first animal to be turned into a Friend!
What's the deal with putting horses in japanese clothes?
It was the reveal that the show was more then just a silly CGI anime and more of a post-apocalyptic adventure show that also stared cute girls.
Also all the "Wa~i, Ta~noshi~, Sugo~i" memes.
When hippo appeared I was expecting the worst.
>Shoebill will never じー at you