The owls are very kashikoi
After re-watching the entire show a few times, I think I can confirm that ep.1 and 2 are just as good as the rest.
My theory is that people is still in shock/getting used to the settings to really appreciate them.
With that said, the show really holds well after a few rewatches outside of ep.8. That one is a chore to finish. (The pengins are cute, the forced drama isn't)
>Thought Kemono would just be some garbage SoL
>Thought Youjo Senki would just be garbage loli pandering
I don't trust anything anymore
It's a misconception that people think the show doesn't get good until ep.3. It's more like it was good from the start and it takes 3 episodes to realize that you actually like it.
I remember when the main argument of idol haters was that the technology didn't fit with the Kemono Friends setting and it ruined it because Friends shouldn't be able to maintain and operate that stuff.
Then we went and got Foxes that could operate and maintain electrical power generators and a wolf that could draw manga along with Friends working together to turn a fucking car into a boat. I guess they really ruined the setting according to those people.
Rather than the main songs, I am looking forward to Toki's acapellas.
Even setting aside the animation shock, I still am not a huge fan of episode 1 as a standalone, because I think Kaban and Serval work better when they have someone else to riff off of. I definitely grant that it does an amazing setup job for episode 11 though.
Episodes 3 and 4 are actually among the best. But I agree, the first two are also good, it just takes time to see it behind the unusual setting and the animation. The point with the episode three is that you don't expect much when starting it, because the first two are somewhat plain, if good. And then you get
>abandoned cafe with an Alpaca
Which is much better than whatever you expected by that point.
But apparently the machine that makes the drinks or whatever and solar panels are low tech and unbreakable but stage stuff is super high tech and delicate and she just got told how to operate it.
I find Kemono Friends strange. If I see a screenshot, I think it's fairly ugly, but animated, I don't mind it at all and think it looks fine.
That aside, I'm a bit saddened that episode 1 had that fairly cool Serval vs Cerulean scene, and (in what I've seen thus far, not finished it yet), there's not been another action scene like that. Don't get me wrong, show's damn comfy, but damn comfy + occasional fight scenes is exactly what I like.
Personally, I really liked those settings that are more or less trashed after ep.8. Actually I still think you can give reasonable explanations to most if not all of them... however, the forced drama about a bunch of characters irrelevant to the main story and that ultimately play no role in the development of the main characters is what really makes it a bother to watch.
With that said, a funny thing to add would be that they actually pulled it off better than some actual recent Idol animus...
Yeah I dunno I have genuinely seen people arguing for hours over what kind of technologies seen in the show needed the most maintenance and how plausible it was that the Friends could operate and maintain them. It was never brought up as an issue before the Idol episode and was never brought up for any other example of technology.
>but animated, I don't mind it at all and think it looks fine
That's because the director and chief animator is great.
>and (in what I've seen thus far, not finished it yet), there's not been another action scene like that
There will be.
The little penguin drama actually has grounds on reality and it ties well into the setting (Royal only worked that has because no royal penguins were in the previous instances of the P_P) so I've never seen any problem with that episode. I hope that eventually people like you start noticing that it was nowhere nearly as bad as some say as well.
You have to bite all the tails.
Would Kaban actually be strong enough to carry Serval like that?
Could she princess-carry Serval?
I was pretty much arguing that when the episode aired with people trying to say the episode was bad because of technology being implausible.
I think the issue specifically is that it takes itself more seriously than the other episodes and introduces many new characters and then expects us to care about their drama but without having the proper setup needed for you to be invested in it. Other episodes the animals have problems but they are always funny problems that we as human observers can see are ridiculous and find amusing rather than serious.
Oh I don't think it's bad. It's just that is weak in comparison to the rest of the show and that it feels kinda forced.
And also this >>157543286
> a funny thing to add would be that they actually pulled it off better than some actual recent Idol animus...
And major ones at that when you think about it.
Well, since Kaban is technically a friend, I think she is probably far stronger that we think.
It's something I really want to see if it's going to be expanded in future seasons.
I just assumed that because all those friends were of closer proximity to the professor and the library that they had more opportunities to learn about human machinery and culture.
> If I see a screenshot, I think it's fairly ugly
I think something wrong with you, it's cute as fuck.
is the OST out yet? I need the version of the OP they used to fight the black cerulean in the end in my ears.
In 5 minutes anon, just wait a little longer
> ... being implausible.
My theory is that the episode just broke people's expectations (read head canons) about the capabilities of the friends or wanted to see something different.
For example, I was expecting the penguins to be even worse than Toki (after another half-assed assistance from the professor). So we would have Kaban help them fix the problems only to discover that the pengins are very gifted and just needed proper direction. I guess we could have some proper background building such as that they are playing the same songs that previous generations sang and that the equipment was properly maintained by the lucky beast but no one knew how to use outside of the wise owls that find out by luck how it worked.
Toki's character design is probably one of the best in the show. Too bad she is extinct.
It would have been forgotten minutes after airing, like all idol oriented shows.
To me it was a combination of the brilliant design and the work of her VA.
That nasal voice, absolutely tone deftness and cute personality makes her one of the most memorable characters I have seen in a long time.
She is just too good for this world and it'll break my heart to not see more of her in the future.
Jeez, how many sidejobs does Jaguar have? I wish Jaguar was my onee-chan.
Too bad, take your single episode about an in-series idol unit (which will never go its own separate way from the show because what the fuck is wrong with people) and feel manzoku with it.
I'm going to save the Watashi Wa Toki species.
I always thought episode 2 was about on the same level as most other episodes. Just rewatched the series
with friendsand episode 1 is definitely one of the best in retrospect. 11>12>9>1 rewatch>10>4>6>7>2>5>3>1 first time>8
Well , thats why this show was a shit after all. Wasted potential, could be much better with actually great animals and not shitty trap and annoying brat cat as protags.
onee-chan, onee-san, girlfriend, childhood friend,
daughteru, there's a lot of places you'd be blessed to have Jag in.
>clear bias towards the latter dramatic episodes over the earlier comfy adventure episodes
I'd say you have massive shit taste but I wouldn't even want to try ranking the episodes. My ranking would change every time I rewatch.
How'd that work out?
>3 that low
Some friends like different aspects of the show than others. I thought the dramatic episodes were really well done and I loved the development of Kaban and Serval by the end of it.
>How'd that work out?
Strange. They're both pretty casual but they insisted on watching it because they know I like it, despite my warnings that they probably wouldn't be into it. At the very least they ended up enjoying it enough that they didn't regret watching it.
Keep in mind that it's all pretty close and it's not like I dislike the episode.
Personally just didn't find Toki quite as fun as a lot of the other friends.
Which stuff are you most excited to hear on the Japari Cafe CD?
>Kemono Parade (written by Yoshizaki Mine) with Animal Biscuits X PPP
>New version of the OP with Aya Uchida + Animal Biscuits X PPP
>Aya Uchida's solo track
>Toki's acapella tracks
>Kaban's Japariman song acapella
>Animal Biscuits new track without PPP
>Why did they put "welcome" in there twice?
Same reason the nips thought this sign was a good idea.
God, I think I might be developing a crush on Sunaneko's VA. She's got a really cute voice and I love the ED so much. The acoustic version she posted on her twitter was real pretty too.
Yeah I quite like her too. A cute batshit insane social anxiety hipster musician otaku. Her own EP wasn't awful either, nothing that will blow your mind but pleasant enough.
It's not just any old sale its a Fuckin' sale.
Welcome to bienvenue to willkommen to vítej to akwaba to ongi etorri to woezon to tervetuloa to vælkomin to awaa wa atuu to üdvözlet to swaagat to mikouabô to yokosou Japari Park!
Huh, I just noticed that in the early OP, instead of the anime American Beaver, it's instead the American Beaver from the game.
Hey, Jaguar, What means "Wakaran"? I don't understand.
Oh, good, I may or may not marathon it with my friends some time in the near future.
And I agree with you wholeheartedly about how well done the dramatic episodes were, which is why I'd prefer not to rank them at all.
>tfw will never experience the weeks between episode 10, 11 and 12 again
She looks way more worrisome than Cleavage Beaver.
Isn't touhou a videogame?
Touhou is Touhou and Kemono Friends is Kemono Friends and Kancolle is shit.
I've heard absolutely nothing about the new game. Friends don't even have projectiles to shoot at each other with except Horned Lizard Friend but if she does that too much she'd bleed to death.
Pretty sure it's just going to be a mobile card game.
>the best series of last season was CG
Ok, it's just a fluke, it's a great show but CG is still shi-
>the best series of this season is also CG
Look inside your heart anon, you know it to be true. Remember your early days, when you bristled at people that laughed at you for still watching cartoons.
You were right.
What it looks like doesn't always have anything to do with how good it is.
>the best series of this season is also CG
Frame Arms Girls is AotS, yes. It's stylistic 3DCG though considering only robots are 3D while everything else is 2D.
>and Kancolle is shit.
b-but Yukikaze is a honorary Friend.
onee-san is too pure for this world.
There's no loli in it, so you only need an e-hentai account.
Dammed Owls, how dare to bully the cute Jag?!
You have to have an exhentai account that's a month old, IIRC. Something about also having a certain number of posts in the forums too but I'm not too sure about that part.
If you donate money to the site, you can access loli and shota images on e-hentai too without the gallery pining for the fjord. I wouldn't really donate money just to access stuff that could be free if you just wait though.
You can literally Google "how to get into exhentai" and get everything you'll ever need to know for about 3 different ways which may not work. Supposedly you can just make an ehentai account then you auto login to sadpanda but that's never worked for me.
>still no potoo friend
I just want my autism bird, is that too much?
how many rocket racoon / arai-san crossover images do we have
The opening was remade into mostly 2D this episode, though.
And I can't actually decide which one I prefer.
Most of the Friends were already left behind so they don't really have a chance to. If anything, I'm worried about other anime referencing Kemono Friends. I don't know how I'd feel about it.
Do you like little robot girls doing tiny people things and being shilled Kotobuki God Hand Nippers?
Haven't you learned not to ask /a/ this sort of thing from KF?
It's a silly comedy that uses the fact that it's an extended toy commercial as fodder for more jokes. Also, Ao is cutest jew
You don't have to post this every thread. Please stop.
Smelly neet, get a dependable waifu like mine
Well if I told you, then you'd expect it now wouldn't you?
It's not life-changing like KF, but comparing anything to KF isn't fair, and it absolutely defies expectation.
Who Killed Serval Cat? Japari Park's First Action Movie (featuring Skyfish Friend as the Video Joker); a Japariwood film.
Go watch episode 7, but turn on the audio this time.
You come for the cute little robot girls and you stay for the cute high schooler bonding with her new little cash cows.
Just in case anyone missed it. Episode 2 of the GTA parody came out.
They added subtitles to it and they added subtitles to both parts of Episodes 1.
Here's hoping there's an episode 3 in the works.
And the two cash sinks.
Alright, that's the last FAG image I'm posting here.
though it doesnt matter since this is comedy anyway
>When they all break out into the 'sexy dancing'.... even Big Boss.
>Jag drives by, takes one look at them... shakes her head and tries to get the hell away from them.
We must secure the existence of Japari Park and a future for friends.
I thought we were one big happy family
Ignored boat haters.
Instead post cute friends.
Would you cum into Kaban's bag when she's not watching?
I like to think that Kaban is just taking a nap and the rest of the doujin doesn't exist.
If you learn how to cook, it will make S2 come faster.
>Rothschild's giraffes bow to the owls
>In contact with ceruleans
>Rumored to be able to read
>Control Japari Park with an iron but fair fist
>Own attractions all over the park
>Direct descendants of the ancient owl blood line
>Will bankroll the first cities on Mars (Currygrad will be the first city)
>Own basically every Sandstar editing research facility in the park
>First designer baby friends will be Owl Babies
>Both owls said to have 200+ IQ
>Ancient human scriptures tell of two angels who will descend upon the Earth and will bring an era of enlightenment, mild curry and unprecedented technological progress with them
>These are the owls
>They own Lucky Beast R&D labs around the park
>You likely have mini Lucky-sans inside you right now
>The Owls are in regular communication with the Archangels Kaban-chan and Mirai, forwarding the word of man to the park friends
>They learned fluent Japanese in under a second
>Friends entrust their Japari coin reserves with the owls. There's no coins in Ft. Japari, only Ft. Owl
>The owls are 67 years old, from the space-time reference point of the base friend.
>In reality, they are timeless beings existing in all points of time and space from the big bang to the end of the universe
>The owls will guide the friends into a new age of wisdom, peace, love, and mild curry
I never actually read all of this until now.
I'm ready to take the plunge. Which are the best subs?
Who is the Friend lying on the ground in this pic? Looks like Arai-san, but I don't think it's her.
Why did they get some American woman to do this part?
Which friends are gay besides Fennec?
Fufufu, nice try but trick question, they are all gay.
Because the "Only in Florida" meme?
This, it's a well known scientific fact that all animals are gay
I've read studies, they've concluded every animal is gay
This led to the culmination in the fact that humans are technically animals and raises the existential question; are humans gay? The answer was found to be yes, humans are gay
I didn't believe this research, so I did some digging of my own and found out it was true, it can be confirmed by browsing human habitats like the one known as /a/
Do you think she was just trying to be cool but then a sudden updraft made her look lewd but she's just oblivious and thinking
>Wow, they're all staring at me, I must look really cool
I think this show might turn me into a veterinarian
>Just realized that ジャガー(けものフレンズ) and ジャガーさん give different results
I guess I should be happy there's more Jaguar pics I didn't see yet but can't they consolidate it?
The loudest land friend.
There's not really a good way to do it
I can think of one way but it'd be pretty time consuming and I really don't want to do that to over 300 friends if I can figure out how to do it properly
Without friends it cannot be seen.
>exchanging feelings feels so good!
So she's a screamer not a squealer.
Sandstar can make friends from fossils
1: The game is dead and has been for a long time
2: They were always there
3: How new are you
>There's not really a good way to do it
Just find what colors the backgrounds are and either use illustrator or hand redraw it and bucket tool that shit
I would if I wasn't working on other things already
Don't suppose any one here would know any one who could turn an image into a gif. Like say getting redfox to rock back and forth as she plays a game?
There's gradients, shapes and overlays in the background. You could bucket tool it, but it makes it look like shit. Redrawing it by hand
what I'm doing now and it's a pain in the asswill take ages considering there's hundreds of friends in the game.
The bird friends are Dino's, in a sense. Try other properties.
They're pretty subtle, or maybe it's just me being retarded at 2am. I'm pretty sure theres a bit of colour variation in the triangles, though I could be wrong. I just closed Photoshop so I can't be bothered to check.
No I think that'd be the Sandstar mountain, in the first episode when it showed the Volcano where the Sandstar was supposed to come from there was the sound of a geiger counter in the background.
So I think in the GTA KF universe Friends are actually mutants....