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32111 No. 32111 [Edit]
Who needs bugs when you can have friends?
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>> No. 32195 [Edit]
You're not missing out on anything so far. I have to watch the episodes at 2x to get through them because they're so boring.
>> No. 32196 [Edit]
>I have to watch the episodes at 2x
Why not just drop it if you feel the need for measures like this?
>> No. 32197 [Edit]
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I am still holding out hope that it will improve soon, but that hope is quickly dwindling. The only other instance I recall where a show became drastically better to me after 3 episodes was Tonari no kyuuketsuki, where the first 3 episodes had mediocre attempts at humor and repeating the same joke, but had better character dynamics and jokes after Ellie was introduced.

I do plan to drop kemono friends s2 after the next episode airs if there's no evidence that they're going to put some semblance of a plot together.
>> No. 32198 [Edit]
That makes sense, however, when I watch it one thing I find myself thinking is that it really isn't what it could have been because Tatsuki isn't involved and will never be. It'll be disappointing regardless even if it really ends up being not too terrible, the original intent just isn't there.

Post edited on 24th Jan 2019, 3:26pm
>> No. 32199 [Edit]
This is a really petty thing but the new ED really makes s2 seem like a "serval and kyururu do shit slice of life" show compared to the s1 ed "Boku no Friend" where you could viscerally feel the emotion and bond between them through the lyrics.
>> No. 32201 [Edit]
I just discovered the ONA series "Youkoso Japari Park" and it's quite decent. Makes for a better makeshift season 2 than the actual thing.
>> No. 32202 [Edit]
Even without Tatsuki this could have been decent. The problem is the creators just don't care. Can you imagine what it must be like to work on something like this? Knowing people are likely going to hate anything you make and maybe you too for making it? I get the impression so far kemonofriends2 will prove to be uncreative uninspired with little effort put into it overall.
Bit ironic though, as this was essentially the case for season1 and doing their best in spite of the project being doomed anyway is what made it a success. I guess maybe the creators of Season2 just don't seem to understand or care about that, but who knows what could happen. We're only 2ep in so far. Maybe it'll turn around.
>> No. 32203 [Edit]
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I think it's meant to be a reference.
>> No. 32204 [Edit]
If I remember correctly, finding some production staff members, the director in particular, was done near last minute. Unless the new director had some feelings for the series and wanted to carry on the torch, I doubt any last minute picks would care as much as others could.
>> No. 32223 [Edit]
A sign of the blandness of KF season 2.
Sad that behind the scenes drama affected this anime. *sigh*
>> No. 32229 [Edit]
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Ep3 was a decent step up from ep2. No monster of the week battle and the friends that were introduced weren't horribly boring. There's still the problem of each stop feeling like a time wasting detour rather than an actual part of the journey, but it can't be helped.
>> No. 32230 [Edit]
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Who? the pandas? no way!
>> No. 32231 [Edit]
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umm, shouldn't we be a bit concerned about the absolute lack of any sea life?
>> No. 32260 [Edit]
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- Kadokawa representative during a brain storming session of Kemono friends 2
>> No. 32261 [Edit]
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There's not even any plant life down there. What the fuck?
>> No. 32263 [Edit]
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I almost cried here ._.
I'm really going miss Captain lucky-beast. we had such great times together. Like when he saved kyururu as she was falling off that cliff or that time he got stuck in that trap and it took them all day to get him out. That scene when Captain lucky-beast thought that toy ship was a real ship and tried to ride it out to sea was so cute <3
Oh man, When kyururu tried to play catch with Captain lucky-beast and the ball just bounced off him I couldn't stop laughing! Such good times... god I'll miss that little guy ;_; he was the best...

At least now we know what the deal was with the pirate themed lucky beasts.
>> No. 32264 [Edit]
Has the show picked up yet or is it still as meh as episodes 1-3 were?
>> No. 32265 [Edit]
Still pretty meh. >>32263 This was pure sarcasm. The only upshots so far is that they aren't doing monsters of the week as ep 1&2 suggested, and as of ep4 they aren't going to be ridding the tram anymore.
>> No. 32271 [Edit]
I like it. I think it has.
>> No. 32274 [Edit]
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How the hell does that look anything at all like a city?
>> No. 32276 [Edit]
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This really took me by surprise. I didn't expect these characters to meet up so soon and for the plot to finally start kick in. I figured they'd wait until the last few ep just like season1 did before the actual story starts to unravel. It made me happy to see they were going to do some new and interesting things.
>> No. 32277 [Edit]
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But NOPE! They pull the rug out from under us in the most bullshit way possible! Clearly we've got another five more ep at least of pointless episodic bullshit to look forward to.
>> No. 32282 [Edit]
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In S1 the actual "plot" was indeed saved for the last few episodes but the rest of the episodes weren't at all wasted. They were necessary for world and character building, particularly the relationships between Kaban/Serval. Without it, the scene where all the Friends join together to save Kaban wouldn't have been as meaningful.

In S2 (at least the 3 episodes I saw of it), there seems to be none of that. All the Friends seem to have no emotion at all, and even if they do end up giving us plot at the end, it doesn't seem very meaningful since there isn't enough characterization for us to grow emotionally attached to. In comparison season 1 Serval had the curiosity, excitement, and the cute/endearing innocence of a child that paired well with Kaban's ingenuity and compassion, making even seemingly-mundane exploration of Japari park exciting.
>> No. 32285 [Edit]
I meant they're wasted in season2 and will continue to be, I did not mean to suggest they were wasted in season1. sorry for the misunderstanding. Everything you've said is correct. Some of these episodes amount to little more than meeting a new "friend" and hanging out with them for a few minutes before moving on.

I had also meant to bring up the point that kyururu doesn't actually help anyone. Aside from what you have already mentioned, in Season1 Kaban and Serval repeatedly came across friends in trouble and by the end of the episode find a means of helping them or giving them something they want that they could not get on their own. This is why the friends liked and trusted Kaban and these acts demonstrated the intelligence of humans compared to friends, which they all respected. For the most part in season2 friends seem to be doing fine on their own and don't need human help, and as such we don't really see Kyururu help anyone that much. As of ep4, the nearest we come to that was when she poorly constructed some playground equipment that quickly fell apart soon after in ep2. In ep4 a friend finds a new home, but that was no thanks to Kyururu, she was essentially just there for the ride. Kyururu has been nothing short of useless so far, and there's no reason for anyone to like her and there's not much indication any friends actually do anyway. She's not that friendly, reliable, clever, or helpful, not like Kaban.

One of her very few acts of creativity was ripping up a page from her notebook and having the friends put the image back together. An image that she somehow mistook for a city in spite of it looking nothing like one. This was also a stupid act in the fact that these pages offer important clues to helping her find her way home, and she did not hesitate to destroy one she thought was a city simply because the friends were a bit bored. If she had to destroy one, why not a drawing of a place they've been to already? Kyururu's design might be 'smarter' looking than kaban's derpy design, but so far she does not seem very bright.
>> No. 32286 [Edit]
Someone on twitter made a nice observation that attributes part of S2's dullness to the lack of eye contact between characters.

There's a decent english translation/analysis of the above here (clickbait title be damned)

It does help explain why the characters in S2 seem like they've lost emotion and 20 IQ points.
>> No. 32287 [Edit]
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I don't agree with it. Even the example he uses is wrong. From the near 45 degree angle of her head in relation to Kaban I doubt this is where her eyes are looking. He is just bending things as far as he can in order to make a point, he does that in the S2 examples as well. Really the weird eye directions have not changed at all.
>> No. 32288 [Edit]
Maybe he's right maybe he's wrong, but these characters definitely don't feel very friendly. The vibe I get when watching S2 is that Serval is indifferent towards Kyururu and is mostly just tagging along for the hell of it. Like someone who's bored out of their mind and found something to keep them busy for a bit. Caracal seems to have a better relationship with Serval and is tagging along because Serval is going. She comes across as having even less chemistry with Kyururu.
>> No. 32289 [Edit]
I would not go that far but yes, it does feel a bit like that. I think that has much to do with Caracal. KF 1 having only two protagonists meant there was a one on one emotional connection but now that there is a group the bonds are not really there like that. I don't hate Caracal but she doesn't have a purpose, KF does not need a straight man nor should it have one.
>> No. 32290 [Edit]
>I don't hate Caracal but she doesn't have a purpose
Sure she does! see >>32260
>> No. 32294 [Edit]
Not sure of the context of the op.
>> No. 32295 [Edit]
>> No. 32296 [Edit]
That's pretty funny I guess.

Hey how often do people frequently come to this site?
>> No. 32298 [Edit]
Hard to say. It movies slowly, but we have many regulars.
>> No. 32299 [Edit]
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It's more active than a lot of other imageboards, while simultaneously maintaing decent quality. It strikes a good balance I think.
>> No. 32324 [Edit]
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Episode 5, so apparently neo-Kaban is in town? This makes me want to begin watching this shit again
>> No. 32325 [Edit]
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Ep5 really had one hell of an ending to it. It almost felt surreal.
The ep itself was pretty decent too compared to 1-4. It was nice to see Kyururu actually do something helpful for a change of pace and do something to fix a bad situation between friends as I spoke of here >>32285 . Also, after ep4's ending I was fully expecting another lead up to a cop-out end. "They're going to meet a human? yeah yeah buuuull shit" I thought "I bet it's going to be a friend pretending to be a human, or a dummy with speech functions at best, or maybe they just barely missed the human and have to follow their trail.". Glad to see that wasn't the case this time around. ep5 was by no means a masterpiece but it did feel like a step in the right direction. ...A step they maybe should have taken an ep or two ago honestly.

Post edited on 11th Feb 2019, 7:50pm
>> No. 32326 [Edit]
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What the fuck is this lazy character design by the way? She looks like a fucking pokemon trainer.
>> No. 32327 [Edit]
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Agreed. Also I enjoyed the pointed humor of the new lucky-san. Having this lucky-san for the first few episodes would have at least kept things lively.

Putting this episode together with the last one also makes a bit more sense plot-wise. The fact the Friends keep mentioning how humans used to control the animals makes sense under the assumption that the Friends in this new park were somehow tamed by humans, and perhaps not in a good/kind way. We saw in episode 4 how the dolphin/sea lion instinctively used to "perform" for treats which to me feels a bit dark.

Maybe there's a canon explanation for why all the Friends in S2 are so dull and lifeless after all?

>> No. 32328 [Edit]
Yes Solid-beast as I've seen some call him would have been a great main character. With any luck he'll stick around a bit. I fear they might want to parade more out however for that "collect em all!" appeal.
I can't say I really gave it much thought but you're right, in retrospect ep4 did tie into that idea a bit. I just figured these particular friends are the types you'd see doing performances for fans at a zoo so it only made sense they might have some of that conditioning left over. Likewise when the issue of control came up, I assumed they were referring to domesticating friends or maybe teaching them some tricks so it didn't strike me as being too dark. Then again that lion 'did' have some broken chains in it's hands so who knows. I can see how this could turn into a theme for the season however, which could prove interesting.

>Maybe there's a canon explanation for why all the Friends in S2 are so dull and lifeless after all?

That would be hilarious.
>> No. 32330 [Edit]
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So lemme get this straight... this lucky-beast can tell when a pissed off friend is approaching and considers that a problem worth waking up for, but when a pair of crocodiles and panthers are about to rip a kid's arms off it doesn't care?
>> No. 32331 [Edit]
Because the fren was corrupted by Ceruleans or something like that, he must have detected this.
>> No. 32333 [Edit]
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I couldn't help but notice her arms and legs are black now. Back when Bag had her black hands a theory was that she was regrowing her gloves, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. Makes me wonder if the creators from season2 talked to the creators of season1 and found out what the deal was with the black hands and went with what they originally intended, or if they're making up something new based on what they assume the hang thing might have been about.
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Whelp, I'm at a loss here. I don't know what to say about ep6. It's just... it was so... ...shit.
I've tried giving this season the benefit of a doubt and not letting the outside drama effect my views on this but wow, fuck this season.
>> No. 32360 [Edit]
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Neo-kaban has to ask if Kyururu is a human and isn't even a little bit interested.
Neo-kaban barely shows any emotion upon meeting serval again or seeing her leave.
Out of all the ways the show could have evolved given meeting Kaban, instead they spend the episode doing jack shit and resume chasing Kyururu's house. No emotional/thematic development, not even a fucking hug or tear on Kaban's end.

The most enjoyable part of the episode/show so far was solid bossu's humor and even that's now fucking gone.
>> No. 32361 [Edit]
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Hit the nail on the head anon. This EP was practically insulting. EP5's ending made it seem like we might get a touching reunion, but nope! Such an important character to the series got treated like a stopping point on Kyururu's crappy adventure no one cares about. Not only Neo-kaban, but you'd think Kyururu would care that she finally met a human and you know, would ask where all the other humans live, ask for tips on how to get home, ask where the hell she fucking is!?! Holy shit.
Neo-kaban almost sort of got choked up at the end of the ep, but this came after spending at least a day with Zombie-Serval and being totally indifferent. That didn't even look like she was trying to stay strong or whatever, she really looked like she just didn't give a shit about seeing her very first and best friend returned. Maybe her memories are gone but so what. Anyone would show at least 'some' emotion if an animal/person that looked exactly like their dead pet/friend showed up one day out of the blue, and Kaban is not that cold and serious of a person that they make her out to be here.
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Too much curry.
>> No. 32366 [Edit]
I have mixed feelings on this episode. Maybe they should have given more attention to the previously relationship they had and maybe Kaban should have been more important to the story but on the other hand they have to be careful with how important they make her otherwise they will dominate the story. In a way I think they handled it well by not delving into it. There is far too much overlap between Kaban and Kyururu to allow both to play prominent roles.
>> No. 32368 [Edit]
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The issue is why even bother introducing Kaban in the first place if they're not going to incorporate her into the story in a major way? Kaban's too important of a character to just be a throw-away side episode. The fact that they brought her in just to make her into a 'character of the week" feels extra shitty.
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>> No. 32371 [Edit]
I feel like it's more to acknowledge that they have not ignored her and explain what she is doing now and also a bit more about Serval and her memory. Plus it's not even like the encounter was pointless anyway, there was a lot(by KF standards) of world building in that episode.
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