８話「ぺぱぷらいぶ」 PePaPu Live
１１話「かいがん」 The shores
Ep7: Penguins and Margay
Ep8: Red Fox (Northern and southern grey)
Feb issue of National Geographic Japan feature Serval as part of their wild cat special.
Nah, fuck that thread. It may be deleted any moment.
Never. At least not in the anime.
Serval is a smart kitty.
>new friends who can't lurk are starting to show up because of those 2deep4u articles
Northern Red Fox.
I... can see you from a distance. I don't... come in contact with people too often... I don't know what to do...
Please let us get along... I'll be happy if you do.
Huh? Hobbies? Well... I like playing games, I guess.
What kind of games... ah, just normal normal ones!
So wait, is KIta Kitsune voiced by Mimorin? すごーい！
I am confident in my memory.
I like to use my head to find answers, so I am good at thinking logically.
I will invent things on the spot should emergency arise.
Don't get the wrong idea. I am only helping you because of "that person".
Since I've gotten into these threads I haven't been able to keep up with any of the other shows this season. I come home from work, lurk and post in these threads, rewatch old episodes, fap to friends, and maybe watch new episodes as they come out. I'm obsessed.
Do I need help?
Is that a Keroro Friend?
I enjoyed this so much I wanted to eternalize it
Anon, today I've spent 12 fucking hours saving pictures from pixiv and twitter. I haven't fapped for a week, I don't even have time to watch new episodes of fucking Ai Mai Mii. There is no hope.
Turns out the Emperor Penguin's still the leader of PPP.
>Croc friend will never be in the anime
She's so mature and sexy looking though
Jakusansei sub never ever
There's a 90% chance i'm gonna nut it to those foxes, they are just too damn cute.
Now a number of nips remarked as usual that anime should be appriciated according to its story, not its sakuga or CG, and they got general consent.
Meanwhile, westerners are obsessed quality.
Yes, my Friends. Come further down the rabbit hole.
>You fell for nip's title-guessing meme.
I must not be American at heart then. Although I admit it is easy to learn to be superficial, unfortunately.
It's remarkable how the Vocaloid fandom holds on to these dead memes. Roadrollers and Tako Luka should have naturally died off fucking forever ago and are literally nearly irrelevant today, but every so often someone pulls them out of the grave.
I am up to 33 files in my covers/remixes folder now.
pfff who even care about this stupid kids show
glad it'll be all over soon
I keep forgetting to look into why but Komodo Dragon Friend always has mushrooms.
>Watch episodes 1-3 without anyone else's feedback what so ever
>This is a surprisingly charming, well done show
>Aah, but those Nip Mongs and f/a/ggots won't care for-
I love you all.
Hot, steamy billbirb sex for the purpose of recreation
How is it possible to be this smug?
Humans grasp of technology grew until they decided to play god and recreate animals in their own image... until they lost control of their creation and the Ceruleans were spawned.
Or on a more melancholy note: Maybe humanity knew they had abused nature, so they decided to create the Friends in the hopes of moving forward with them on more equal footing, but it was too late and humans died out but the Friends remained.
Wildcard: Sandstar is sentient and didn't like humanity abusing nature and basically took over the island, prevents anyone from getting near the island without being brainwashed and turned into Friends.
>didn't like humanity
>turns animals into humans
Does Sandstar have happy meal brains?
Thank you anon, it's always good to see people who had a positive opinion about this show starting from the first episode. Even most of the people who love it at the moment seem to despise episode 1.
Serval doesn't even recognize the concept of words, which is very interesting to me. She really wondered why Kaban was talking about camel out of the blue when the two of them encountered that sign.
I have a pounding headache so here's a shitty example before I go pass out.
what are these birds doing here if all the animals are girls now?
Kaban made a trail of sandstar glow when she slipped down that ledge in ep1. Is there something more to Kaban after all?
Did the Nips make a sushi guy image with Bag and curry yet?
My assumption is she was specifically Sandstar'd without any memories to start with a clean slate, as it were. No guilt or pre-conceptions about the Friends, able to move forward with them hand-in-hand.
I wonder if that's the VA's face using Fennec's body.
> if they've been taught how
so we can assume kaban somehow has some level of education despite being spawned alive.
no clue how she knew what a camel was if she never saw one
There was also sandstar surrounding her when she was first introduced.
Don't have to see one to learn about them. After all, how many animals do you know about that you've never actually seen before.
More interesting is her fragmented memory and what she does and doesn't know.
my point is that she learned it from somewhere so I don't think she was born as a 'clean-slate' human.
perhaps the mountain that produces sandstar simply generated a human with x amount of intelligence & education and then spawned Kaban in the savanna.
I have a folder of single page/short doujins from pixiv etc. I'm not able to translate or I would do this myself, but anything posted and translated I will typeset. I could also start an archive of translated works on mega if people are interested.
Satisfaction not guaranteed.
Or another possibility is that she's a regular human who's memories has been messed up by the sandstar. Honestly, we don't have enough info to be able to narrow speculation much atm.
>Also boss is rude why doesnt he talk to other freinds?
His job is to run the park and his programming is imperfect. It's implied later on it's the feather on Kaban's hat that identifies her as someone he's supposed to serve.
>Maybe they can mate with other Friends too
If there's one thing the history of evolution has taught us is that tanoshii will not be contained. Tanoshii breaks free, it expands to new territories, it crashes through barriers painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh, well, there it is.
I-I'm simply saying that tanoshii, uh, finds a way.
Wow! Look what Serval's trip to Mexico has produced
That's not Serval. That's a boat, a U-boat at that.
I've had this one for a while and don't recall seeing a translation posted. It looks cute I think.
>Anata, kotoshi no funka de umarete desu tte?
>You said you were born from this year's eruption?
I know, I know. Will probably do that if I don't find them in older threads. Still have a bunch to go through since they keep rolling out faster than I can read/save what's in them.
>amiami's not restocking or it sells out so fast I'm missing the PO windows
Fuck it. Got it off amazon.
It's because lucky beast's recording at ep4 about the attraction. I think that friends wasn't used as a term to denote friend form animals, but some anon felt that it's explicitly targeting the post sandstar'd form.
Lucky Beast describes the Sandstar as a mysterious entity that they still don't know much about. Furthermore, Toki says in that same scene it's responsible for the vast environmental changes they see which presumably interfered with the park's construction, such as volcanic activity blocking of parts of the maze attraction..
Seriously? Fuck, I can't believe I missed something like that.
Oh, that explains the ruins with Tsuchinoko then.
Fuck. What is this show doing to me. I need another episode right now.
Well, what else would he be talking about? Unless they're intentionally confusing us by using "friends" instead of "tomodachi", that implies that Friends in some form were part of the design of the park.
This one was indeed really cute.
>Beaver-dono!! Another day with no sign of enemies!
>We're safe and sound!!!
>Thanks your keeping watch, even a worrywart like me is able to rest easy.
>...working as a team...
>It's been a long time since I did anything to help someone else like this......
>It's kind of reassuring...
>I'm really glad that I met you, Beaver-san!!!
>I'm so happy to have met you, Prarie-san...!!!
>I was... so worried.
>Ever since my body became like this,
>so many things have been totally different...
>I couldn't even build a dam right...
>And I didn't have anyone to rely on...
>So even though your team may not be here with you...
>...I'll do my very best...
>...to make sure you're not lonely, Prarie-san!!!!!
>...I guess it did seem...
>...like I was lonely, huh...
>I- I'm so sorry!
>I went too far~!!
>There's nothing that you need to worry about.
>Because we built this wonderful house together,
>Beaver-dono and I...
>...already a team!!!
>So you need to finally get used to my species's greeting already, Beaver-san!
>Wait- that's really tough to doo~
>And I want to be on the recieving end one day, too~
>Uu... I'll try to improve...
Using English loanwords isn't really out of the ordinary. It's just that the prospect of people using sandstar to purposely turn animals into sapient and fully sentient humanoid and them purposely calling such animals as friends really doesn't seem likely.
>>Thanks your keeping watch, even a worrywart like me is able to rest easy.
>Thanks to your keeping watch, even a worrywart like me is able to rest easy.
This is what I get for typing out the entire thing in the post window...
Servals don't actually make good pets, they're super high maintenance. If you don't keep them entertained they will wreck your shit. Also a lot more likely to give you stitches than a regular cat.
Same. And amiami isn't restocking it whatsoever. I've got alerts set up and everything and nothing. Went ahead and preordered it on amazon with the rerelease of the "first" release of the OP disk.
Speaking of which, looked up photos from YJA and found what exactly the goods included with the first release are. It's a random of either of these two can badges. Can't decide which I want more.
This. Kemono Friends has intriguing story, cute and charming characters, well-thought out world. Almost every modern anime has at least one of those (usually just cute characters). But you won't become this obsessed over Hyouka, Hand Shakers or BBK/BRNK.
It's all about imperfections. First you laugh at the bad animation, then you realize that the show is quite good, then you drool and beg for more.
The director put a lot of thought into ma - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_(negative_space)
The pacing may look too laid-back, but it's all about creating gaps that you fill with your heart.
There's no simplicity in a 7-years-hand-drawn anime. There are no flaws in the polished $1M 3D models. They won't touch your soul. They are too perfect to become close to you.
Kemono Friends encompasses both wabi and sabi. The rough beauty of nature, the vastness of savannah, the decrepit ruins from old times. The combination is truly masterful and captivates aesthetes and commoners alike.
And, of course, the animation that already looks obsolete matters a lot. It wouldn't ever reach such level of popularity if it was made with Etotama's 3DCG (which is very good). Kemono Friends has that unique feeling of a puppet show, when you concentrate on the story and character interactions while your imagination fills in all the lacking visuals.
Also, it allows your mind to escape to the simpler world, free of mundane worries, where you can achieve levels of solitude you could only dream of. Just look at the cafe - a traditionally busy, noisy place with lots of people. Japari Cafe lies on the top of a mountain and has zero clients. Even while wishing for someone to eventually come, Alpaca chooses to stay alone with nature in the most beautiful place in Japari Park, something a modern man can never have.
Kemono Friends is your weekly dose of satori, 24 minutes of meditation with cute friendly animal girls.
Cool post and all but you still didn't answer why the west are muh sakuga muh animation obsessed faggots who can't appreciate a simple story even if show itself is kinda ugly.
I think you're overgeneralizing. You won't find too many people concerned about the sakuga boogeyman outside of /a/. CGI is looked down upon in anime because it's usually used in primarily 2D productions as a way to save money, and because of that it's almost always low quality CG.
>But you won't become this obsessed over BBK/BRNK.
Allow me to disagree. Literally my AOTY and by the end of the year, was focused on nothing but it.
Also >mfw ordered the art book over a month ago, it barely arrived about a week ago, but am still not getting the invoice to go get it
Fucking post office, jesus fuck.
>AH HA HA!
>Doesn't the atmosphere around the General seem kind of different from usual?
>That was fun!
>Let's do it again!
>...isn't she really cute?
>She is really cute...
>They prefer appearances to actual content
It's strange that you would make this post about the western world in comparison to the Japanese, who are world-renowned for being very concerned with their reputations and appearances.
I think the issue is more that anime that look low quality don't get as much publicity from CR, Funi, etc. in the U.S. And I don't think there's really much of an issue in the first place, as >>153809772, >>153810182, >>153813011, and the posters in the nip thread are not actually westerners.
Sorry I am slow!
Not sure if anyone's typeset these yet, but I can translate it. Probably my favorite comic so far for Kemono Friends.
This entire page is just stepping noises.
Perhaps there was a bit too much of hyperbole in my post, still, I believe you can get what I was trying to say.
Honestly, it's quite refreshing to be into a franchise where the big majority of the fanbase is Japanese and the cancer of the western fanbase won't be able to reach no matter how much they try to. Looking at all those articles about how this show is series and 2deep4u and IT'S POPULAR IN A JAPAN SO IT'S GOOD and all of them failing miserably feels pretty good.
/a/ is the only place that can truly appreciate this series for what it is and don't try to force their values on it so that it makes "sense" according to their western values.
Are there even any other places where discussion about this show is taking place? Actual discussion, not just Twitter memes or look at me I'm such a hipster for watching this or look at me I jumped on the bandwagon.
The game isn't the source of the franchise, it was one incarnation of it. They're taking a somewhat unique approach of creating the IP first, and then exploring it through different media to see what sticks.
'Course I switch the images...
>I came over to play.
>Where you wanna do it? Tell me.
>Waaai waaai ahaha eeheehee
If you were in the threads, am the one that said will scan the art book, but as I mentioned in the previous post, damn thing's still not here. Current ETA is sometime next month most likely. If you don't see the thread, check the panda.
explain this, /a/
>That first place was really exciting, huh!
>I wonder what kind of Friends we'll meet today.
>Yeah, I wonder...
>Kaban-chan! What was that!?
>Ah... sorry, you didn't like it?
>it made me REALLY happy.
>Do it some more~!!
>Ha, haha... as long as it makes you happy... I guess.
There's only 5 ocean friends in the game, and they are all Cetacean.
Blue whale, Narwhal, Bottlenose, common dolphin, Chinese white dolphin.
Would Kaban and Serval meet all 5?
Thanks, I am embarrassed.
I think it's okay either way. I changed it but the first comma is not necessary I think.
I spend pretty much all my time in these threads and searching for related materials. Not keeping up with all my shows any more despite them not being bad. Don't go to threads for anything else now.
>that is correct
>there are many animals and friends who enjoy being petted in such a manner
>it may be a good idea to be proactive in doing so
>...when it's worded like that,
>it feels kind of like I'm doing something bad...
>Ehehe! Petting is amazing, isn't it!
>I bet it makes you happy too, right?
>I'm really happy...!
>>I'm really glad that I met you, Beaver-san!!!
Thanks for the good work, anon.
Her profile is slightly different for the anime zoo but much the same.
H-Hello, I am... Kita Kitsune. I-I am watching you from a distance. I don't come into contact with people very often...so I don't understand what to do. Make friends with me... and I will be happy. If we become friends I'd like to play games and things together. Is that OK...?
I think she will be really popular.
Oh, sorry if that thanks sounded sarcastic since I placed it right after a correction.
We're a team too.
Just difference in traditions and cultures. It's hard to even translate some commonplace Japanese terms into English.
Actually, I think Kemono Friends would be just as popular among the general public in the West. It's booming on /a/ because an average /a/non is more bored of "standard" anime, and won't instantly drop something that feels fresh just because of bad visuals.
Meanwhile, the quality of Western animation is quite poor lately, and when people get interested in anime, they go straight for the shiniest thingy.
what's that red thing sticking out her back?
>15k likes and retweets
The nips really like this furry autist YouTube reaction guy who likes Kemono Friends. Wish he didn't make us all look autismal though.
Wrong. The simple sincere approach, the well crafted storytelling and approach to maintaining an intriguing mystery while remaining easily comprehendable and "comfy" are not qualities often come across.
I don't think it's about being "bored" about standard anime but rather that your average anon actually has "experience" with anime and Japanese media and culture and as such a much broader understanding as to how or why things are like they are on it.
And even then, we have a bunch of people who are watching this not because out true appreciation, but because they saw this was the new hottest thing and wanted to be part of the bandwagon as the ride was still going strong. They may or may not become true fans afterwards but that's irrelevant to the point to be honest.
And as many have mentioned, westerners have the bad habit of applying their values and culture to Japanese media and throw a shitfit when something doesn't adhere to them.
Nothing about Kemono Friends is a slice of life anime, has a clear linear progression, and it is an adventure. Moreover, Kemono Friends go really fast in terms of plot progression.
African landscapes and exotic animals hooked me right away.
But it's not just a cat cosplay. It's a serval cosplay!
>backdrop of human extinction, major climate change and genetic mutation is not worthy of adventure
You must be super chuuni who thinks that only isekai is worthy of an adventure.