Apparently, the adorable adventures at Japari Park aren’t over yet!

Earlier today, the last episode of the Kemono Friends anime hit the airwaves. Though there was some sadness abound due to the show’s ending, eagle-eyed fans received a super subtle message of hope.

In the last few frames of the show, the phrase “To Be Continued” (「つづく」) can be seen in the water.

The frame below contains the message in the bottom-right corner.

Blowing the frame up makes things a bit more clear

Inverting the colors and bumping up the contrast further enhances visibility:

As of press time, a second season of the series hasn’t been confirmed, though an “original video project” is in the works. Concept designer Mine Yoshizuki revealed that the project will continue after today’s finale. Furthermore, TV Tokyo’s “AniTele” app will receive original content starting April 1.

Kemono Friends is based on Nexon’s smartphone game of the same name. TATSUKI directed 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.

Crunchyroll streamed Kemono Friends as it aired in Japan. They describe the show as:

About The story takes place in Japari Park, an enormous integrated zoo built somewhere in this world. A mysterious substance found there, called “Sand Star,” causes the animals to turn into humanoid beings called “Animal Girls”! These new creatures spend every day peacefully with the zoo’s visitors… but after some time, a lost child turns up in the park. The child’s attempt to find the way home turns into a great adventure with the Animal Girls!

Source: Moetron (Thanks to L.B. Bryant for the tip!)