it might just be the penguin idols
March 21, 2017 3:21 PM Subscribe
I wasn't even paying enough attention to the announcements or the upcoming anime charts to know that what would become the Japanese anime fandom's biggest anime of Winter 2017—a moe animal girls show based off of a defunct mobile game rendered in exceedingly poor CG—even existed. But here we are.Trying to explain the weird charm of Kemono Friends.
There's a weird undertone to the show that leads to fan engagement and speculation:
it’s easy to think of the show as a Dora the Explorer thing — except it aired as a late night anime. The more you watch the show too, the more you realize the Japanese fanbase might be onto something. There seems to be a cynical, dark past to Japari Park amidst all this cute girls doing cute things crap.As one Japanese viral tweet put it, the first episode is nothing special, but you're hooked by the third.
There is of course a fan wiki.
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