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32111 No. 32111 [Edit]
Who needs bugs when you can have friends?
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>> No. 32112 [Edit]
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The voices for the returning characters felt off. I'm wondering just how many VAs got replaced.
>> No. 32116 [Edit]
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No explanation for the version of lucky best who likes to torrent games and movies.
I guess he's just sort of... there?
>> No. 32117 [Edit]
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Obligatory shocking screen shot everyone has likely already seen by now.
>> No. 32122 [Edit]
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what a weird sound to make for hunger. who the hell chirps when they're hungry? Androids shouldn't get hungry but I'm still not ruling out the possibility she's not human.
What did she eat anyway? Shouldn't she have kept making weird hunger sounds all ep long?
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Am I the only one who is irked by how chubby they seem? Now that I think about it, there were a lot of little things that weren't quite right. How did they figure she was human right away anyway?

I could tell serval's VA sounded different, though didn't look.

Post edited on 15th Jan 2019, 9:38pm
>> No. 32126 [Edit]
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So much emotion being shown with these faces.

Post edited on 15th Jan 2019, 9:41pm
>> No. 32127 [Edit]
No VAs got changed. Yuka Ozaki is still the Serval VA, but she underwent throat surgery.
>> No. 32128 [Edit]
I am late by a day but I just saw it. So far it feels alright but it seems like it is just repeating the first season. I was surprised that they mention Kaban and hope that she plays a larger role, it would be disappointing otherwise. I didn't really like the OP, I don't understand what Caracal is doing there, she does not seem to really have a point or bring anything to the dynamic.

Serval sounded the same to me but she has a different tone. Last time she was far more energetic all the time, this season she often lack that energy so she sounds different.
>> No. 32129 [Edit]
>it seems like it is just repeating the first season
Up until it aired no one was really sure if this would be a squeal or a remake, What we got was a soft reboot.
>> No. 32131 [Edit]
Oh, I hadn't known that happened, kinda feel bad about that now.
>> No. 32141 [Edit]
It was only brought up very recently, and mostly in Japanese sources, as far as I know. Don't feel bad, it's fine if you didn't know.
>> No. 32142 [Edit]
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Must be the effect of the Japari Buns, Japari Bread, and Japari Soda.

I was very disappointed by this episode. I did try to give it a fair chance ignoring all the kadokawa drama. But everything just felt like a poor imitation of the original instead of a spiritual successor. This is all subjective of course but here's some of the things I just didn't like: The low framerate animation was jarringly noticeable and there was no attempt to hide it or work with its limitations. The character designs are just meh and seem to have less "life" to them. The pseudo-3D shaded look of the ceruleans looks bad and out of place. The first episode seemed to just be a direct mirror of events in s1e1, with painfully forced callbacks attempting to imitate the charming quirks that made Serval and Kaban endearing. The character dynamics seem to be rushed – even from the first episode of s1 we see Kaban's personality and the friendship between her and Serval slowly forming. On the other hand in s2 the characters are sort of just placed there and we're supposed to accept them on faith, which would be easy to do if it were an actual successor but the show makes clear that it's not. It straddles a dead zone between the two where it's hard to just accept them from the get-go because they're so different.

Overall I hope things get better fast from the second episode.
>> No. 32145 [Edit]
I really want to hear some behind the scenes commentary on what it must have been like to work on this amidst all the drama.
>> No. 32170 [Edit]
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"sugoooooi!! This is the place where me and my last human friend drowned and died!"
>> No. 32173 [Edit]
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Episode 2 is out and sadly no redemption in sight. Animation seems even choppier (but occasionally becomes smooth for no good reason), there's no character development, and the episode could be reduced to "they find a playground" without losing any depth. They're got the "show don't tell" entirely backwards. Unlike season 1 where part of the adventure was seeing Kaban's ingenuity and the labor of re-assembling the bus, here we just get a snap cut to a reassembled playground. They did foreshadow Kaban again so I'm not sure where they're going with that, or if they're just baiting people into watching until the end.
>> No. 32174 [Edit]

>I did try to give it a fair chance ignoring all the kadokawa drama.
Same, although it's hard to put that stuff out of mind completely. While I agree with all your points, I didn't hate the first ep. I also didn't love it. Like you said the character development is pretty horrible and it feels like there's no chemistry. It's all just so bland and shallow and simplistic like "Me serval, you kyururu, we go adventure now!" kyururu is so emotionless there's no way she's not a robot.
It's a bit disappointing they're going with a soft reboot but it's hardly surprising, that was the safest direction to go in for the franchise.
About the fps, I tried watching the second ep using SVP and even with that you can tell it's kind of jarring how the animation goes from smooth to rigid. and what the fuck is with the teapots? ...god damn I miss FenneKU and Araii-san.

I have to say, I feel the structure of their trip is very flawed and a mistake.
As of ep2, it looks like kyururu Made a crude drawing of every stop the tram goes to leading up to where she herself was found. Anyone with half a brain should be able to figure as much out, and as such if kyururu is trying to find her home, why not flip forward in the book and stay on the tram skipping some of the stops along the way? Feels less like an adventure and more like watching someone take a tour. I mean everything about ep2 seemed pointless, like there was no reason to get off at that stop. They didn't even really help the friends they met unlike in season one where Kaban and serval helped out the friends they met along the way in one form or another. The damn playground set fell apart in the end anyway. Who ever heard of full scale playground equipment that snaps together without any tools needed anyway?
In season one they had decent reasons for stopping too, such as wanting to rest, being stopped by guards on the road, or crashing into something. The very concept of a tram meanwhile is a mistake. There's no wrong turns or going off the path. It's simply a poor set up for random encounters. You literally travel on a fixed path to predetermined locations. There's not much mystery there, you just sit your ass down and let the thing take you to the end of the line, which is likely going to be the park's visitor center or park entrance.
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Wait what? Who? The Pangolin + Armadillo? Are the pandas talking about kyururu here? How would that even be possible? Do friends have cellphones? How the hell would the word reach the pandas before kyururu got there when she took a direct tram ride?
>> No. 32179 [Edit]
I think(well hope) they are talking about Fennec and Arai, they appear in the OP so they should appear in the anime at some point, maybe after Kaban they want to find more humans(or Kaban herself again).
>> No. 32189 [Edit]
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I don't think ropes bend like that when people swing on them.
>> No. 32192 [Edit]
I still haven't checked it out and don't plan to. Is it as garbage as I think it is?
>> No. 32193 [Edit]
To put it simply. EP1 was "fine" for what it was. EP2 meanwhile felt very lazy, low effort, and phoned in.
>> 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.
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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.
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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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Is kyururu supposed to be a boy or girl? I'm really not sure.
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I know they said why they couldn't do this themselves, but it's still stupid.
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After the way ep6 ended I figured we'd be going back to basics in ep7 like nothing happened, which was one of the things that annoyed me about it. Sure enough ep7, while not bad, was pretty generic.
>> No. 32399 [Edit]
Androids have no gender.
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It would have been more exciting if they had dropped Kyururu in
Can you summarize what happens? I've lost my interest in dragging this season out any further.
>> No. 32401 [Edit]
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> I've lost my interest in dragging this season out any further.
I mostly did too and nearly dropped this (Like I wish they dropped Kyururu too) but I figured "whatever".
As for ep7 Kyururu and the gang find themselves walking around an Arizona like landscape, they come across a cheetah, a pronghorn, and a roadrunner. Pronghorn supported by her friend the road runner is competing with Cheetah to see who's fastest. They do some racing, Serval partakes a bit for fun, they run into a river on accident (in a draw after Serval knocked them in). Kyururu suggests a better way to race and out of freaking nowhere a huge crude race track appears (maybe she found it? I dunno). That makes too much sense though so Kyururu tells them they should prove which one of these two is fastest by making it a relay race. Serval and pronghorn race agents each other in the last leg, and because the last section of the track is a forest, Serval jumps from tree branch to tree branch while kicking pronghorn's butt. Serval stops however when a cerulean shaped like a tractor with cat ears shows up. Everyone runs away but pronghorn trips, hurts her foot, and cheetah saves her from the tractor cerulean. Serval quickly dispatches the cerulean after it falls over. They then realize that the cerulean copied a real tractor painted like the park bus that was parked near by and somehow no one noticed till now. It starts up without issue and Kyururu with the gang drive off after saying some good byes to their new racing buddies. Post credit implies next ep (ep8) will be concert related, probably PPP.
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It's also very important to note that the road runner has a T-shirt that says "beep!".

(God I wish she pushed Kyururu out the tree)
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<-- So did these two just drop off the face of the earth after ep4 or what?
And where the hell are Nanoda and Smug anyway? We're at ep7 now with no sign of them. Why even have them in the OP?
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Some good screenshots this episode.
>> No. 32435 [Edit]
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I couldn't resist.
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I guess they were... searching this whole time?
You know.. before EP6 I assumed these two were working with Neo-kaban. I figured maybe Kaban got word of another human on the island and sent some friends to retrieve them so she could meet this new human. After EP6 however it was implied these character were unrelated to Neo-Kaban. So this has me wondering. If they're looking for "a" human, and there's a well known human living on the island... why not go to Neo-Kaban?
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Oh fuck you, you know damn well who that is.
>> No. 32438 [Edit]
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Summery of EP8 for anyone who doesn't want to watch this trash but is curious:

Per instructions from the owls in ep6, Kyururu and the gang find themselves at a PPP live stage (not the same one from S1) seeking out Margay, who might be able to help Kyururu find her home. (BECAUSE WHY ASK A HUMAN WHO LIVES ON THE ISLAND WHERE ALL THE HUMANS LIVE?!) Margay asks some PPP fans and no one seems to know anything. Meanwhile Margay has decided to put on a play as an opening act for PPP's latest performance. She opened auditions, and the three who auditioned were Puffin, toki, and Racoon dog. They each showed off their unimpressive talents and didn't really take much part in the rest of the ep afterwards. Toki had her great signing, raccoon dog played dead, and Puffin was able to fly with a bun in her mouth. In the play, Kyururu and Serval act as friends who come under attack by a cerulean played by Caracal who is defeated by PPP as the heros of the story. Rehearsal go poorly and PPP doesn't like the idea of a play. Margay looses faith in the idea and doesn't want to be a bother to PPP so it's called off. PPP's next performance is about to start as normal but the armadillos show up looking for a human. They harassed PPP for a while in their training room as the crowd gets restless wondering where PPP is. Kyururu and Serval decide to go ahead with the play to stall for time, but when the cerulean comes out it turns out to be a real one. The audience doesn't know the difference and while Kyururu, Serval, and Caracal avoid the cerulean PPP shows up. Serval and Caracal defeat the Cerulean leading into PPP's performance (which in my own opinion wasn't that bad). After the performance, ppp takes back what they said about the play and makes up with Margay. At this point we learn Kyururu is nowhere to be found. It turns out the armadillos kidnapped Kyururu by tossing her into a cart/cage that I guess one of them was hiding up their ass this whole time? The ep ends with the the armadillos taking Kyururu to a partially shown friend who's been "waiting to see Kyururu".
>> No. 32439 [Edit]
Why? How long has it been since she saw Serval last?
>> No. 32440 [Edit]
You mean when she helped introduce margay to PPP?
>> No. 32441 [Edit]
The first part of the episode was okay but I don't really like Idols.

Yes. How long ago was that? How many other cats that look like Serval are there? How many Serval's are there in general? She thought she vaguely recognised her and then when Serval looked not to recognise her at all she doubted it, it's not really that unusual. What would you have had them do anyway? Spend 10 minutes having Margay saying she recognises her and then Serval not responding?
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A year or two maybe? There's probably a few that look kind of like her sure, and I think there's just one of every friend. I think it's unusual seeing as Serval was there during what was probably the biggest moment in Margay's life, Meeting PPP and becoming their manager. I would assume she would remember everything about that event very well. The way she looks back at it, it was clearly a very big deal to her.
Yes I think a meeting in which she recognizes Serval and slowly realizes what must have happened to her would be a very emotional and memorable scene. It wouldn't need to take ten minutes or even five minutes of screen time to accept and come to terms with what happened. I feel that some honest heart felt emotion is one of many things lacking in this season which could elevate it to something much better. There's a lot of set up for characters to learn to deal with loss, but we don't really see that. A lot has been taken from both viewers and characters alike but this is something this season doesn't seem interested in exploring much. I think this is one of the reasons ep6 was so poorly received. It looked like we might get that, only to be cock blocked by characters acting indifferent at worst and self restrained at best. This season feels as soulless as the character designs everyone complained about. Kemono friends 2 desperately needs some heart and feeling to it, I believe Serval's old friends all coming to terms with what happened to her would go a long way to achieving that.
>> No. 32443 [Edit]
That's a long time and yes there are a few. It's said animals become Friends after contact with Kemonoplasm, so whilst their does not seem to be more than one of each Friend, cannologically it is likely.

> I feel that some honest heart felt emotion is one of many things lacking in this season which could elevate it to something much better. There's a lot of set up for characters to learn to deal with loss, but we don't really see that.

They probably don't want it to become too sad, which it would be if every time Serval met somebody she had once knew that person brought it up, there is no way that could progress other than sadly.

>I believe Serval's old friends all coming to terms with what happened to her would go a long way to achieving that.

I believe so too, but that feels more like an end of season think to me.
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>there is no way that could progress other than sadly.
That's the point, it's supposed to be. Between how Kadokawa has handled this series and how fans have been treated, and how fans have responded, the events leading up to and surrounding this season have been a very sad affair. Likewise the events established as having happened between seasons are depressing to think about. One can only assume Kaban was forced to watch as Serval died. Kaban would have been devastated by this. Lord only knows what happend to fennec and Arai-san. Maybe they died too, maybe they couldn't bare to be around the emotional mess Kaban could have turned into, Maybe what happened to Serval was too much for the group causing them to part way, who knows. Either way, both internally and externally it's all sad depressing stuff and this season should reflect that. It feels inappropriate and even insulting to ignore all that and try and make this a happy go lucky season. It's one thing to try and stay strong and keep your chin up when things are their worst, it's another thing to suppress or even ignore those feelings and act like nothing is wrong. When Neo-Kaban met Serval v3, she almost looked like she cared for a second but spent the rest of the time coming across as completely indifferent and uncaring. It wasn't untill the very last moment when they parted that neo-kaban showed even a trace of human emotion but even then remained bizarrely reserved in that brief moment.
In Season1 meanwhile. When Serval v2 saw v1, she cried and didn't understand why. They had never even met but this was an emotional scene felt more genuine than anything we've seen in season2 so far.
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Thank you for the summary, anon.
>armadillos taking Kyururu to a partially shown friend who's been "waiting to see Kyururu"
I guess we're finally getting to some plot now. Although I do wonder whom they could be working for. It felt sort of implied that neo-kaban and the owl essentially oversaw the island.
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Tune in next time to find out!
>> No. 32453 [Edit]
For the interested:
>> No. 32455 [Edit]
Typical responses to typical questions.
>> No. 32456 [Edit]
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Why would they even agree to do an interview knowing how KF2 has been received so far.

>I mainly did a lot of research on animals and the history of zoos. The relationship between zoos and humans is the theme I’m weaving into the story.
Ah yes, the main plot of finding Kyururu fucking house really demonstrates this relationship in a poignant way...

Post edited on 7th Mar 2019, 1:34pm
>> No. 32457 [Edit]
For Crunchyroll, who is a KF2 committee member? It was zero-risk.
>> No. 32470 [Edit]
Good thing I didn't say "tune in next week" since there's apparently no ep9 this week?
>> No. 32472 [Edit]
Really? I'm downloading it now.
>> No. 32473 [Edit]
Seems it was just late.
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