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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.
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>> 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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For the interested:
>> No. 32455 [Edit]
Typical responses to typical questions.
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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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Can summary anon please relate the events of this episode?

From what I've surmised the mystery character was a dog, and supposedly she gets abandoned by Kyururu & co. at the end of the episode?
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In the background you can see Tanuki and Puffin on the way back from the auditions with their Japari buns, I thought that was nice.
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Summery of ep9:
(Spoilers ahead(duh))

So the ep opens with Kyururu having busted out of the cage and the armadillos are pleading with her to walk the rest of the way to their boss. She refuses to move of course. She asks them why their boss wants her, the armadillos tell her their boss wants a human which are hard to find and that she was the only one they could find on the island. Kyururu points out the existence of neo-Kaban. The armadillos tell her she's the wrong one, when asked how she's wrong they say "dunno". So because Kyrururururu wont move, one of the armadillos decides to bring their boss to her instead. (OP plays)
Serval and Caracal are trying to figure out where Kyururu went based on tracks that dead end in some bushes (one can assume that's where the cage was hidden). They're both at a loss when the tractor turns on and starts moving on it's own. They hop on because why not? We then learn the lucky beast wrist strap Kyururu has with her summoned the tractor to that location they're stopped at. Kyururu asks about the armadillos's boss, and the remaining one only says she's scary when she's angry and has large teeth. Enter "Domestic Dog", a grey intimidating looking wolf like friend who not unlike Shoebill from season1 turns out to have a strangely cutesy voice and is surprisingly friendly. She takes Kyururu to a near by human settlement and explains that this is where the humans used to live, and Domestic dog used to play there with them all the time. Domestic dog hired the armadillos so she could play with a human again.
The tractor meanwhile reaches the destination Kyururu was previously stopped at. Serval and Caracal are again now at a loss, but they notice the armadillos who are discussing how bored they are now that they finished their job, serval and Caracal ask them where Kyururu are, and they take it as their new job to find the settlement. In the very next scene they arrive at the settlement to find Kyururu playing frisbee with Domestic dog. Caracal is really annoyed by this and goes into a sort of tsundere mode and argues with Kyururu on account of how happy Kyururu seems to be with her new best friend while they were both worried sick and looking for her. Caracal is clearly upset and jealous and decides that Kyururu doesn't need them anymore now that she found a new friend and the human homes. She says some hurtfull things about how annoying the trip has been for her so far. Kyururu gets upset and runs into a house as serval & Caracal leave after Dog thanks them for protecting Kyururu this whole time. The armadillos decide to just go home after this incident. Kyururu and Domestic dog are hanging out in a home drinking tea when they hear the beast tiger from ep05 in the area. Dog promises to protect her but Kyururu runs out to warn serval & Caracal. serval & Caracal talk about the matter and in spite of how Caracal is acting it's clear to Serval she'll miss Kyururu. Serval finds some of Kyruru's things and they decide to go return them to her. At this point Kyururu and dog are in a forest and come under attack by the wild "beast" tiger. Kyururu recommends running, but domestic dog refuses and tries to fight off the tiger to protect Kyururu. Domestic dog gets her ass handed to her as serval & Caracal show up to help. Tiger is about to attack serval when serval uses a menacing look that has her eyes look as if they're glowing. The tiger decides to run away instead of fight her. Dog realizes how much the human means to her and apologies to Caracal for taking Kyururu away, and doesn't want her to know what it's like to also loose a human friend, so Dog decides to head home, alone. They say their goodbyes, and Kyururu, serval, and Caracal decide to continue on their journey to find this human's home as the sky turns to night and we pan up to a tree showing two dark shadowy birds watching everything. (yes those two black birds from the promo ads)

tldr; dog has armadillos bring her a human to play with. The village she was staying at wasn't Kyruru's, so she keeps going with Serval and Caracal after a short fight over who gets to be Kyururu's pet. Dog goes back home after loosing a fight with a wild tiger and realizes it's not cool to separate someone from their friends. ep09 was mostly just padded run time and in spite of the text wall and felt like a whole lot of nothing happened.

Post edited on 12th Mar 2019, 11:08pm
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Thank you anon! I really enjoy reading your summaries (hopefully they're not too much of a pain to write).

>Caracal decides that Kyururu doesn't need them anymore now that she found a new friend and the human homes
This seems like it could have been the possible start of a good theme on friendship, ending with "there's no need to be jealous of friends / there's enough tomodachi~ for everyone to partake in" but instead it seems they just decided to be lazy and make it another "friend of the week who disappears next episode" thing. It seems like they sort of tried to shoehorn a theme in here with

>and realizes it's not cool to separate someone from their friends
But from the looks of it, it wasn't really fleshed out properly and ended up backfiring as the audience perceived it as Kyururu & co. abandoning the dog in favor of their own little group. I do think that a nicer ending would have been Kyururu inviting the dog to join in since it was clearly excited to see a human, and Caracal getting over her jealously as she learns that more friends = more tanoshii~ or something like that. Plus a new main character would have a chance of making this at least a bit more interesting to watch.

> when serval uses a menacing look that has her eyes look as if they're glowing
The technique is called "Wild Release" I think. It also happened in s1 (I think near the ending episode when she throws the fire airplane)
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No probs, sorry about the errors by the way. I kept getting distracted but fixed the ones I noticed.

>"there's no need to be jealous of friends / there's enough tomodachi~ for everyone to partake in"
Agreed. There's no reason Dog couldn't have gone with them and it would have made a lot more sense if she did. I guess the creators just didn't want to add in a new main character this late into the season. It's not saying much here but I felt Dog and Kyururu had slightly better chemistry than kyururu did with serval or Caracal, even if it was mostly one sided on Dog's behalf. kyururu remained her mostly emotionless neutral self for most of the episode, with the exception of the scene where she got annoyed at Carcal's comments about how annoying the trip has been so far. It might just be my imagination but Serval really didn't seem to care all that much about leaving Kyururu, she seemed more concerned with Carcal's feelings on the matter if anything. Intentional or not I feel like this reinforces my previous idea that Serval is just along for the ride with Caracal and doesn't really care about Kyururu.
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> the audience perceived it as Kyururu & co. abandoning the dog in favor of their own little group.
Yeah that's not what happened so I don't know how they got that. The dog decided on her own to leave. I guess so few people are still watching this that misinformation is being easily spread around due to misinterpretations of what's being posted.
>> No. 32482 [Edit]
That's pretty easy to miss, nice job noticing them anon!
>> No. 32483 [Edit]
It is, it's only for a few frames too. It makes me wonder how often this happens.
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New episode out! I got bored enough to watch it, so I'll provide my own summary this time.

Kyururu has lost her sketchbook in the calamity of the last episode. The trio decides to split up, but not before serval gets distracted and munches on a few berries. As kyururu wanders off by herself she runs into two bird Friends: Western Parotia and Greater Lophorina who return her sketchbook. Their speech mannerisms are mysterious, and they ask her questions such as "why do you want to go home," "what's there," before ending with the cryptic aphorisms such as "Perhaps [your home] never existed at all," "if it's not there there's no need to look back," and my favorite "if there's no path behind you the only way to can go is forward." They immediately run into Passenger Pigeon fFriend afterwards who has traveled through all areas of the park. Kyururu solicits her help in getting to the next scene in the sketchbook: a ferris wheel (the famous one from S1). The pigeon has seen a similar scene in the Japari Hotel, and they journey there together (with the pigeon carrying Kyururu, and Caracal/Serval following on land)

Cut to a flash scene of Dog leaving her house.

Back to the hotel – The hotel is in the middle of the ocean and is partially sunk, and the staff (a Pig, snake and one other animal i don't remember) who are probably bored out of their minds cynically remark that no one in their right mind would come here. The manager explains that it started sinking because the sea was "in a bad mood." At the reception of the hotel, Serval finds a bell and plays around with it. The trio are welcomed by the hotel manager, and they visit the hotel's gift shop. They are intrigued by plushes of themselves (and of most of the characters of the S2 cast!?).

In their hotel room, Pigeon requests a drawing from Kyururu as a souvenir (since she couldn't find a plush of herself).

Cut to Fennec and Arai (Raccoon) sending Aramdillo and Pangolin on another mission. They want them to hunt for Ceruleans that "look like themselves [look like Friends]". Armadillo & Pangolin are skeptical but realize the danger this would pose to the park. Jump to the owls explaining things a bit more: the ceruleans have been spotted as "clones" of Friends (e.g. Panda, Cheetah) that were stronger than other Ceruleans. Neo-Kaban (who we know always accompanies the owls) speculates it's because of Kyururu. Neo-Kaban demonstrates by putting Ceruleium on a piece of a drawing of the Owl Kyururu gave them, which then takes the form of the Owl. But of course she failed to take proper security precautions and the cerulean-Owl ends up overtaking its container and escaping. The owls/neo-kaban begin to run (fly) away, but Arai/Fennec-san jump in and defeat the Cerulean.

Tea time with Arai/Fennec/Pangolin/neo-Kaban/Owls/etc: The discuss that the strength of a Cerulean might be related to the strength of a human's emotional attachment to something (one might wonder why the Ceruleans then even exist given Kyururu's emotional void heh). This is a big problem because Kyururu continues to draw friends in her sketchbook, thus spawning more Ceruleans. New mission: find Kyururu [and stop her?].

Back to the underwater hotel. In what's perhaps one of the few visually emotional scenes in S2, we see the ferris wheel from S1 sunken underwater, implicitly confirming that the main island from S1 was indeed abandoned and somehow sunk. Kyururu hands pigeon a drawing of all the friends she's met so far. Kyururu asks if pigeon has ever been to a place with humans. But the response is negative. This seems to touch Kyururu who stands speechless.

Fade to Serval sleeping on the bed. woken up by an alarmed Caracal: Kyururu's gone missing. The camera pans to Serval finding her sitting at the edge of an airplane wing above the ocean, contemplating: does the house she's searching for really exist? Echoing the bird's earlier foresight: what will she do if it doesn't? Serval, ever the logician suggests that" if it doesn't exist we can't look for it." But since they're looking for it, it has to exist!

As kyururu gets up and begins to walk, the airplane wing snaps, and Kyururu falls into the ocean.

Overall this is probably the best episode of S2 (out of the 6 or so that I've seen), and the plot turning Kyururu into the unwitting villain is at the very least exciting.
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Forgot to add an important point about the Dog: The dog was actually waiting patiently believing that kyururu would return to her house. It's only after she realizes that Kyururu isn't coming (or gets fed up with her) that she leaves the house

And the fact the plushies are probably not-so-subtle merchandise placement did not go unnoticed.

But overall the new characters introduced this time actually felt like they had personality, even if they only made brief appearances. The occasional sardonic humor of the hotel cast was great.

And the story finally feels like it's coming into focus not just being filler.

Post edited on 18th Mar 2019, 1:50pm
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It's about damn time!
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"Oh cool!! It's tsuc- oh... never mind..."
How I imagine most viewers felt during this scene.
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God damn, they sure did dumped a truckload of PLOT all in one ep. They really should have spread this out better. It feels like way too much too fast compared to previous ep.
>> No. 32625 [Edit]
Episode 12 summary/commentary:

No pre-OP scene, we jump straight into the song, followed by a recap of the previous episode's events. Cut to a kyururu floating upside down in the dark ocean. There's a mysterious voice though… it's those two cryptic birds from before. Why are they here? To return the sketchbook again and ask provocative questions of course. Like why Kyururu made those drawings. Turns out it *wasn't* to find her house after all, it was because she likes all her friends. Is there a problem with this? Apparently so, according to the cryptic duo: some animals are negatively affected by humans. They foretell a looming crisis before disappearing into the void.

It looks like Kyururu has washed up ashore, rescued by the dolphin/porpoise. They also casually mention that Kyururu's drawings have been causing the cerulean clones. Cut to neo-Kaban driving a fucking Japari tractor, hauling all the animals along. (What ever happened to them just walking/flying?) Cheetah's annoyed at "that kid" for messing things up. Or maybe he's just being tsun-dere.

Looks like Kyururu realizes she fucked up when she gave that full-cast drawing to Pigeon. She runs off to the hotel, but looks like a boat shaped Cerulean beats her to it, and starts wreaking havoc. Its ceruleum finds the drawing and starts cloning. Time for some fight scenes as each animal en route to the hotel arrives and fights its dual. Oh wait nothing even close, one sleepy panda takes care of a roomful and a curled up armadillo plays bowling with another. But we've got some of the usual Roadrunner bullying!

Also there's been a mysterious animal only referred to as "her" throughout the episode that Kyururu included in that group drawing, and that they're apparently really worried about.

That's a wrap.

Somehow they managed to turn what should have at least been an interesting fight scene with the Cerulean duals into apathetic boredom. Not to mention the overly forced attempts at creating the sense of enigma and mystery.
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>what should have at least been an interesting fight scene with the Cerulean duals into apathetic boredom.
There's not really much tension when the enemies are just standing in place while slowly waving their arms, and the inappropriate 'oh so wacky' music didn't really help matters much.
>> No. 32628 [Edit]
I think you mean ep11. Also thanks for taking over the summaries. I'm not sure if anyone else is reading them though.
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Caracal and Kyururu are a good match. They're both bland and uninteresting, irritable, forgettable, and generally unlikable characters.
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Kyururu always seems to act like she has a stick up her robot ass.
>> No. 32631 [Edit]
Oops you're right. KF2 seems to have started a week later than the other shows I'm following.
And typing summaries at least makes watching the episode less boring.

I think I realized that the mystery friend (the "her" referred to in the drawing) is probably the beast tiger from before. So for what it's worth that'll be the boss battle of ep12.

If they're planning to properly tie up the series they have several things left to resolve: the dog arc, where neo-Kaban fits into all of this, and finding Kyururu's fucking house. Although with the way things are going and the fact that they probably want to have a lead in for the KF3 mobile game I'm guessing it'll just end on a "meh" note, with some sort of cliched/cheesy theme like "home is where your heart is."
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Yeah I figured that's a given. It's why they got so worried. They said friends would have to fight their own copies to stand a chance of beating them or something, so tiger's clone will be much stronger than any of the others, and they probably think the real tiger is not going to be too keen to help and fight off their clone (but that's what I guess might happen anyway).
>> No. 32633 [Edit]
Meanwhile serval does not seem to give a single fuck about any of this.
>> No. 32640 [Edit]
It's not a shounen battle anime... I really don't know what you expected.
>> No. 32641 [Edit]
I actually don't mind them.
>> No. 32643 [Edit]
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I don't care what anyone says, this is fucking retarded.
>> No. 32703 [Edit]
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What the fuck was that ending? The so called "cerulean army" could be taken out with one shot. Then they bring out that Beast Tiger like an anon predicted but instead of making friends with it they quite literally exploit his anger to kill of the remaining Ceruleans and leave him to drown in the hotel.

Then they dare to bring up the Kaban/Serval mess again, hint that Kaban does actually want to be with Serval, and then shit over neo-Kaban one last time by cutting to the final scene with Kyururu, Serval, and Carcal all happy together. Not to mention shoehorning a final tragic scene with the dog at his house.

All while having the gall to set this scene to the S1 OP music.

>> No. 32704 [Edit]
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First off: fuck you. Second off: fuck you. Third: what the fuck? They dodge the issue this whole season including the ep when these two meet, just to clumsily shove the topic in at the last minute but still cop out at the end. Forth: How fucking dare you use that photo at the end try to retcon Kyururu and the others as being the 'original' group of friends before Kaban came along, as if to imply Kaban was hijacking Serval from her real friends, kyururu&Caracal.
Lastly: fuck you.
>> No. 32705 [Edit]
Overall I didn't mind it but I felt it could have ben better. The ending battle was kind of pointless and maybe should not have been there or at least it should have been much smaller, they tried to have a large scale battle ending but it's not a battle anime and they didn't have enough time for it so they ended up condensing it a lot. If they had just had that big Cerulean ship(which they don't address) as the final boss without the paper army it would have run better.

I actually didn't mind the Kaban/Serval ending, I felt that was quite good and how it should have been. The Dog and Tiger felt quite lonely and ignored to me though, as the building was collapsing they just left the Tiger there, I had really hoped Kyururu would rush in and try to save her and the Dog was treated poorly too. Maybe they will have a season three and that's what they are sitting them up for, who knows.
>> No. 32706 [Edit]
Makes me wonder what the point was of the scene in ep 10 with the dog leaving home. It implying the dog might join the group at some point latter on, maybe show up to save the day. But nothing like that happens and instead we cut back to dog at home looking over letters. Did the writers have a plan for her but changed their mind at the last minute or something?
>> No. 32708 [Edit]
>Maybe they will have a season three and that's what they are sitting them up for, who knows.
"Season 3" is a gacha video game
>> No. 32710 [Edit]
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This single image feels like the biggest possible middle finger to both season1 and fans of it alike.
>> No. 32712 [Edit]
I didn't think so. You are just forcing drama.
>> No. 32713 [Edit]
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For those that can't read chicken scratch, this is someone's reaction to the end of kemono friends ep12, Kemurikusa ep12, then kemono friends 2 ep12.

Post edited on 2nd Apr 2019, 7:54pm
>> No. 32715 [Edit]
Haven't watched a single episode.
How bad it was?
>> No. 32717 [Edit]
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It's currently holding the record as the most disliked anime on Nico Nico's streaming site.

As for how 'bad' it is. Trying to put the meta issues aside. Personally I feel it was 'mostly' competently made on a technical level. It wasn't complete god awful torture to watch as one might get the impression from how fans have taken it.
Overall I found it very dull, pointless, not particularly well written, and the main characters felt very bland and unlikable with no chemistry at all. The way the main human mostly lacks any personality (outside of her occasional bitch fits) I honestly would not have been surprised if they were revealed to be a robot. There's a number of plot lines that just sort of go nowhere or don't get resolved with the main plot just not being very interesting compared to everything else that comes up. Issues that get brought up but never resolved. Some piss poor last minute attempts at mystery with non-sense spouting characters who may or may not be a figment of the main character's imagination. plenty of plot holes and inconsistencies in the story. For instance, the main character is a lone human with a mostly one track mind who's looking for her home, she meets the only other human on the island for all she knows and doesn't care or even ask where the humans live. She then finds what could be island's only human village, but doesn't care and keeps going and in the final scene it's suggested that was her home after all. You've got a somewhat mysterious antagonist who comes and goes a couple times but ultimately kills themselves at the end for no other apparent reason than the anime being over. You have last minute shoe horned in main characters from the first season who do practically nothing and contribute nothing to the story (obviously some suit's demands). There's blatant and obnoxious product placement. unnecessarily and unwanted changes to the art style that many say makes characters look 'soulless'. But what I feel is worst of all, One of the two most prominent characters from the first season was apparently given an undescribed off screen death between seasons, which lead to the pair being split up and the other character becoming almost unrecognizable in design and personality.
>> No. 32719 [Edit]
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>> No. 32722 [Edit]
>Most disliked
Huh, I always thought it was popular. That being said, I have watched it and my only exposure to it has been from imageboards.
>> No. 32723 [Edit]
Season 1 was super popular, season 2 is what everyone hates. The posted image shows the average score for every ep in both seasons (red=bad).
>> No. 32725 [Edit]
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That chart seems to be normalized on the y-axis. The un-normalized version makes the sheer scale of the ratings more evident.

I pretty much agree with your assessment: in terms of animation the show was choppy at times and the character designs were cute-ish (albeit a bit too pudgy if you ask me), but overall tolerable. If that was the extent of its problems then it'd probably have just faded away. Unfortunately the fact that the plot was pretty haphazard meant that events in the show could be interpreted in a way that would anger strong S1 fans, even though it probably wasn't intentionally constructed as such. For instance the whole Dog scene probably backfired because of this poor writing. It's almost feels as if someone who hadn't really watched or wasn't a fan of S1 was given the job of producing S2 and decided to blindly copy over elements without understanding why they worked in the first place, leading to this mis-mash of events.
>> No. 32727 [Edit]
Also if you're interested in a very well done fan-made full length doujin:
>> No. 32746 [Edit]
No offense intended here but I don't think you fully grasp the significance of that drawing. The image shows that kyururu, Serval, and Caracal were friends when the park was still up and running, long before Kaban and Serval even met. They're saying the group has essentially reunited even if the characters themselves don't realize it. By saying these characters are reunited in this fashion they're saying all is basically right with the world now that the old gang is back together. The problem with doing that? If this group is right, that means the pairing of Kaban and Serval is wrong. For Serval and Kaban to be together means that Serval can't be with Carcal and Kyururu. This means Kaban was a third wheel of sorts who was just borrowing serval.
Of course a simple way around that is to have Kaban join the group, but the guys behind this season can't have that, so they rather leave her crying on the beach as her first and best friend gets taken away, with the "old gang's back together" being the extra insult to injury.
>> No. 32748 [Edit]
I mean to play devil's advocate here, I think it's probably more a case of the directors being sheerly incompetent than intentional malice. Even if you accept that the pic at face value, it makes absolutely no sense chronologically. Both Serval and Caracal would have to have forgotten about Kyururu, and Kyururu would have to be reborn somehow. I suppose there's that weird chamber thing at the very beginning of S2E1, but seeing as it was never mentioned once again it's more likely to be the director just copy-pasting some element he thought would be "neat" rather than an actual attempt at building a story.
>> No. 32749 [Edit]
Kaban was made by Kemonoplasm, she could not have had a past. This image just shows that Kyururu at some point visited the park, it does not even show them as being friends per say.

>If this group is right, that means the pairing of Kaban and Serval is wrong.

No, it means you want it to look that way to force drama.

>Of course a simple way around that is to have Kaban join the group,

No, because she didn't exist at that point.
>> No. 32750 [Edit]
This could very well be the case. There were many signs after all of this being made up as they went along.
>> No. 32751 [Edit]
>Kaban was made by Kemonoplasm, she could not have had a past.

>This image just shows that Kyururu at some point visited the park, it does not even show them as being friends per say.
That's fair, but it also makes for one hell of a coincidence.

>she didn't exist at that point.
>they rather leave her crying on the beach
Kaban could have joined them at any point and vice versa.

>to force drama.
I'm not the director of this season or a Kadokawa executive.
>> No. 32752 [Edit]

I'm not sure if this is sarcasm or not, she was made from hair in Mirai's hat remember?

>Kaban could have joined them at any point and vice versa.

No, because she didn't exist while Japari park was still functioning.

>I'm not the director of this season or a Kadokawa executive.

No, your the one deliberately misinterpreting things and reaching false conclusions to make drama.
>> No. 32753 [Edit]
>No, your the one deliberately misinterpreting things and reaching false conclusions to make drama.

>I'm not sure if this is sarcasm
It wasn't.

>No, because she didn't exist while Japari park was still functioning.
I clearly meant at any point during season2.
>> No. 32754 [Edit]
Ah, okay. Sorry then.

>I clearly meant at any point during season2.

I wasn't sure because of the aforementioned question of sarcasm or lack there of and the fact you also quoted the her not existing part.
Still, it's not so simple as that. Kaban has her own life now and Serval doesn't remember her. She is hardly going to drop everything and invasively force her way into the adventures of a group that doesn't even know her. That would be kind of stupid and actually that would be what would be insulting to the audience. That's what the final scene was all about, Kaban wants to get more involved with Serval but can't really. Maybe if there is another season they will find ways to get them closer to each other.
>> No. 32758 [Edit]
nah I'm sorry for not making myself clearer and being hard to understand.
And yes, I feel it was a no win scenario.
>> No. 32801 [Edit]
The drama continues to unfold. Kemono Enemies it is after all:
>> No. 32834 [Edit]
I've been reading the manga and Serval and Caracal are actually quite close in it, she even calls Caracal her best friend. So while the addition of Caracal in the anime initially seemed odd, it actually does make a lot of sense.
>> No. 32835 [Edit]
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Weird timing. I just revisited the manga myself not but a few hours ago and completely forgot she was in it.
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