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Kemono Friends Anime Series Gets Second PV

It’s time to meet the girls of JapariPark before opening day!

Earlier today, the official Kemono Friends (Beast Friends) anime website updated with a new promo video. The 105-second teaser offers a brief overview of the show’s concept.

Kemono Friends will hit Japanese TV networks, including TV Tokyo, in January 2017. Twelve episodes, plus live-action special segments are planned.

kemono-friends-visual-001-20161022Kemono Friends is based on Nexon’s smartphone game of the same name. TATSUKI will direct the show at Yaoyorozu, with Shigenori Tanabe (Danchi Tomoo) writing and overseeing the show’s scripts. Sgt. Frog creator Mine Yoshizaki is credited with the original character concept designs.

Other staff members include:

  • Sound Director: Nobuyuki Abe
  • Animation Director: Yoshihisa Isa
  • Art Director: Yuko Shiromizu

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Serval: Yuka Ozaki
  • Fennec: Kana Motomiya
  • Common Racoon: Saki Ono
  • Kaban: Aya Uchida

Penguins Performance Project (Japaripark’s Idol Unit)

  • Royal Penguin: Mikoi Sasaki
  • Koutei (Emperor) Penguin: Ruka Nemoto
  • Gentoo Penguin: Kyouka Tamura
  • Iwatobi (Rockhopper) Penguin: Aina Aiba
  • Humboldt Penguin: Tsukuda Yukoko

Visuals for the major characters were previously unveiled to promote the series. You can check these out below:

Source: Ota-suke

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