what makes Kaban such a good protagonist?
It would have been more fun to have watched it live with anons, but yeah. Give it the 3 episodes and decide if it's enough entertainment to keep going. Just be warned.
Fuck no. Animals eat each other all the time. Humans live alongside other animals all the time too. The wilderness isn't a hugbox where all the other species of the planet cooperate and love each other. It's a cold, selfish place where only the strongest survive and not even relations of blood is enough to bend this rule.
Honestly, this show made me want to eat other animals more, while also giving me a newfound respect and interest for the other walks of life.
whats with the tanuki's and their huge balls?
I'm not a vegan, but 'appeal to nature' is always a pretty dumb argument. I don't really give a shit what nature does or doesn't do, one's moral code shouldn't have anything to do with that.
I'm crying but I don't know why!
Taken from /an/:
That's not the reason. Tanuki scrotums are good for making gold leaf, the leather is perfectly pliable and stretchy.
Tofugu explains it:
>How did tanuki come by this unique magic? It's got nothing to do with sexual prowess (this is never a feature of tanuki legends). The generally accepted explanation is a lot less fun for the tanuki. In the old days, metal workers in Kanazawa would wrap gold in the skin of tanuki testicles when making gold leaf. You want to hammer your gold to the thinnest sheet possible. So you need a skin that can stretch a long way without breaking. It was said a tanuki scrotum could >each the size of eight tatami.
>What clinched it, though, was probably the pun: kin no tama "small ball of gold" and kintama, slang for testicles. Tanuki scrotums began to be sold as wallets and lucky charms, said to stretch your money the way they stretched the gold.
This. They perfectly complement each other and their friendship was developed very well, yet subtle.
Also Kaban herself had good character development. And despite being amnesiac kind of character, she isn't bland in any way.
Savannah Combi is the best.
>even animals could get along and survive without eating each other
If a magic volcano drastically alters their minds and gives them a common enemy, while robots make all their food, sure.
the scene in Episode 1 where Serval is waving goodbye to Kaban, Kaban turns to walk away, then turns back and Serval is still standing there waving, was the first time I realized how great this show was
Nothing hold her back. There's no "bully character" that say she can't do it. There's no misunderstanding which leads to Liar Reveal storyarc, It's just a character with her imperfection tries to improve.
>vague hints at past events that didn't occur in the game buy involve game characters
>large number of fundamental differences in the universes mechanics which would require some kind of magic changing of the rules and functions of ceruleans, sandstar, friends, lucky beast
>director has indicated multiple times the anime isn't a sequel to the game
>some autist made a headcanon where they're all magically the same continuity
So sequel confirmed right?
Kaban is genuine moe, right down to her name.
This tofu is of high quality.
Unfortunately, Tatsuki said on his twitter there will be no 12.2. He really did make 12.1 in his free time and apparently paid for production himself too. Right now he is pretty busy.
Sorry if I misinterpreted something.
I guess something goes into the other parts but can't think of what.
I can't fucking believe it
It's like Touhou was created for this. Guess that's why it started reclining around the time when that video came out.
I hope bossu gets a new body in S2.
GOTTA EAT BIG TO THINK BIG!
Living up to her name.
This was over 2 years and there's more of it.
How the fuck have I not seen this before.
This is the kind of shit I've been hungry for all those years.
it feels like the production team or maybe the whole industry were still flabbergasted by the success of KF,
like, they sure want to make more, but the schedules are full of stuff they thought would be more successful than KF and there's no undo button
>Fennec and Arai got caught in a blizzard, just like Kaban and Serval.
>Fennec collapsed, and was unable to walk anymore.
>Arai carried her all the way to the onsen.
>In the onsen, Arai realized that Fennec is unconscious, and really cold.
She played the role of the perspective character very well by being mildly introverted and an observer, but never let that get in the way of her actually engaging with what was going on and contributing. She felt like she always had a presence and her character arc was always something the show made you aware of without needing to repeat the basic setting over and over.
She foiled Serval nicely without being obnoxiously passive, and was useful without being too talented.
The people incharged have time to shitpost on Twitter, so I am sure they are busy brainstorming for s2. Seriously doubt that the creative brain behind the anime need to waste their time to do promo job at the zoo and other misc collaboration. The newbie VAs can do these grunt work.
BREAST DETECTIVE RETICULATED GIRAFFE!
S2 reveal trailer is here!
Well we had one guy pass out from the cold in november when our unit was doing a foot march.
One of the medics stuck a hot water bottle between his ass cheeks to keep him warm along with wrapping him up in thermal blankets.
>Between his ass cheeks
Why there? I'm assuming there is a good reason.
I hope these threads start to slow down soon. I can't handle the stress of constantly wanting to lurk
Serval in the first episode was questionable. Everyone else are great though. With the special mention of Toki and Tsuchinoko, who made their respective episodes and contributed a big deal to the KF's popularity.
What the hell kind of medic those guys were? I was working as medic for nine months and we were specially trained to put those below ribs
>none of the animals in kemono friends can be owned as pets legally here
That's the argument people always give. And yet there's always fanart coming out as well as plenty of room for speculation over future developments. Hell, people are still analyzing the show itself 2 weeks after it ended.
Basically, as long as people want to talk, these threads will continue.
I think I'm in love with this fox.
I wanna do things to Arai-san
Yeah, but those are occasional threads, and they usually last for a couple days because they're relatively slow. Kemono Friends threads have been going 24/7 for over two months now with maybe 4 or 5 a day
I think saltbae was like a mid-tier Facebook meme for a little while several years ago, and eventually it made its way to mainstream Japanese meme culture. I had no idea what it was before KF, but now I have like a dozen images referencing it saved.
Why is this show so popular?
What's the appeal?
Is it just the character designs and memes?
I just watched one and a half episodes, the animation is so bad, the movments look really unnatural and the characters look cute in all the fan-art but in the show they all just have this weird, uncomfortable, lifeless look to them, reminds me of pic related.
If she were a BAD protagonist, you wouldn't be here discussing her show with other anons now, would ye?
In my state
North Carolinayou can legally own pretty much everything smaller than an elephant as a pet provided you get a license. Some guy had a jaguar a town over.
>provided you get a license
That's the same for any state. The problem is getting the license.
I'm pretty sure not any average joe can get it. Probably need +10 years of BS experience.
its a ps1 effect kind of thing. you make your anime look as bad as it can be and leave it up to the viewers on how it should look like to them. this will cause shitloads of people making fanart of it boosting up the popularity just because of that.
i dunno, heard about the guy ages ago, never heard any followups.
It's not hard to get a license here and some (pretty sure most) states don't allow it save work related, here it's just "ay I want a cat that can kill seven people before you tranq it", take a few classes, and there you go.
A lot of more exotic pets don't require that even, but that's exotic to the extent of raccoons or foxes.
I should get a Serval and make every other anon here jealous...
Is レズ always associated with lewd things in moon?
>Yuu Kobayashi drawing
For this particular scene, a couple of weeks. Each episode would take months, though several episodes at once would be at various stages of development.
So timewise about the same at CG, but 2D needs a village to produce
What's there to care about besides the animation?
why should I watch past episode 3 as everyone is telling me?
From what I watched it just seems like a cute girls show with an animal fact every few minutes, and the girls don't even look cute to me thanks to the animation, I didn't find it very entertaining, just amazed by how popular it is.
Finished this one with translations posted here
>Gin Kiitsune quickli took Fennec's clothes off, and carefully put het into the onsen.
>While Kita Kitsune tried to comfort Arai, and explain her the whole clothes thing.
>Capybara-san got worried.
>After Fennec's body got warmed, they put her in the bed.
>Arai insisted to lay by her side, to keep her warm.
>After several hours, Fennec finally woke up, and noticed that Arai is tightly clinging to her, while sleeping.
>Gin seeing that Fennec is awake, explained the whole situation to her.
>Fennec's face turned red.
>But she felt so good, with Arai-san clinging to her, she decided to sleep for a bit longer.
>A bit later, Arai was so happy, she started crying again.
>But this time, she was crying from happiness.
>And since everything turned out for good, Capybara-san was really happy as well.
There was one more.
with Capybara-san included
I'm okay with that.
If Sandstar has to hit an animal to create a Friend how did extinct Friends come into existence?
>the next day
>Arai sees Fennec and Kita Kitsune together
>Arai runs over to her in joy, until Fennec waves a piece of paper in front of her.
>"Wassat Fennec? Does it mean we can't go out today?"
>"The professor was able to write one for me, Arai. It's an
SIQ Chit, meaning I won't have to go quarters and I can just play games with Kita all day instead!"
>The real question is how it creates fucking UMAs.
It could have hit a recreation of a UMA/youkai and then using the information it had about them create the Friend, that would explain it's not full of them since maybe there was a small museum on the island.
As much as Komodo Dragons, we're talking about extinct dinosaurs, not the offspring that has survived.
Is it a game she can play with this otter?
Dino friends are hard to design. You see there are speculation that dinos have feathers so its real hard to determine if they should design them to be a lizard with hoodies or look like bird. So its best if just ditch them. A lot of research ahs been done to this show to make sure nothing is wrong for example the hump in the camels back contains fat not water.
Maid dragon was shit regardless, and I can't find any joy in EroSensei and HNote.
You are wrong.
Well i didn't find anything else airing entertaining either (besides Chidori-chan), so we can relate to each other on at least some level.
>What's there to care about besides the animation?
Animation in a good chunk of anime is fucking awful, I really can't understand this line of thinking.
But I only sexualize Snub-nosed Monkey, Ocelot, and Fennec.
I am Doctor Kaban Killinger, and zis is my magic murder bag
Thent he friends should stop being so sexual
Thanks, /a/, I understand now why Kemono Friends is so popular after watching the first 2 episodes. Also, it seems that my inner lolicon has awakened.
>shoebill: Hippo-san's huge butt scares the fish and makes them easier to catch
We may not have BD sales figures but Kemono Friends is confirmed to have sold over 10,000 fucking washtubs.
anyone ha that one video with this scene and interstellar mix?
Why isn't it in red/gold color?
HA HA HA HA
It sold more washtubs than Maidragon, Konosuba and Youjo Senki combined!
HA HA HA HA HA HA
They actually collaborated because they did a Keroro one with Mine Yoshizaki before and knew the Kadokawa guys so it was quick to jump on when it got popular.
600 yen I think.
>Okay we don't have a lot of money but we need to get merch out the door to capitalize on this success. Any suggestions?
Every fox should know how to hunt well.
I think I know who is behind this
There is only Red and Silver fox.
>eatured on the bucket will be Silver fox and Ezo red fox, who are the managers of the hot springs in Japari Park. Phrases from Episode 9 such as ‘Take a bath first!’ and ‘I can feel the magnetic field..’ will be printed on the buckets, and the usual star marks will be replaces by paw prints!
I'd be fine with Asanagi doing Victim Friends if in exchange ShindoL never does anything animal related again.
Apparently the selling of the BDs has been hampered severally by the rate at which they are emptying stock. They simply didn't prepare to meet the kind of demand that they're facing, so I wouldn't be surprised if the final numbers are well under expectations. No matter how many people WANT to buy your BDs, they can't buy them if there's none in stock.
It will be probably moderate to small for the first week it ranks at least and perhaps for the first volume in general the very stop start way they are coming out. I am guessing the majority of orders still haven't even been fulfilled.
I've been refreshing Amazon nonstop till today and only now I managed to place my order becuase everytime it was avaible it would go out of stock literally during the second my page was updating.
Stock is a serious detriment here, wouldn't be surprised if we end up at 5k or something, which would be still like five if not more times the expected revenue.
It's inevitable you will be losing sales the entire time you are out of stock and the BD wasn't even in stock in stores on release day. Even weeks after release day demand was so pent up that when a Melon Books in Tokyo got a huge stack in they were gone within 3 hours.
It depends on if they keep doing printing runs and how long this kemono fervor lasts for those. It might be that it gradually ticks up in sales over like 6 months with every rerelease.
Still though considering the hype they could print 50k right now and probably sell it all.
The thing is the mark for books to get on the ranking is pretty high compared to anime. The first week Kemono Friends was released they'd have needed so to be able to ship nearly 7k copies to get ranked. So if they continue to only release small batches at a time it will never show up and remain a mystery forever.
That said the producer of the anime who works at Yaoyarozu has actually already said its the best seller of the winter in a recent interview.
I presume this picture is about trying to send the directors their japari coins.
He's releasing episode 14 in five minutes
You missed 13
How long until the sell arai-san hats?
It probably wasn't very hard to set up.
Arai-san coats are so fucking stylish.