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The first episode of Kemono Friends has managed to accrue over 3 million views in 2 months on NicoNico Douga, an astounding feat for a crude CG anime and looking likely to become the most watched first episode of any TV anime in the history of NND.

The video supposedly garnered 1 million of its views in the first month, with anime fans soon catching on to the show’s many redeeming qualities as its 2nd month accumulated another 2 million views – the far more conventionally appealing Shingeki no Kyojin and Gakkou Gurashi being the only other shows whose first episodes generated over 3 million views.

Those who have yet to watch the absurdly acclaimed series can watch it now on Niconico Douga (though western barbarians are denied this honor, sadly).


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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese taste are weird
    Not gonna follow their trend watching it, but the OP is freaking catchy though, like a drug

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Taste differs and it isn't weird, I liked this show way before of it airing or trending, In a sense I kind of find peace while watching this, it's simple fun inoccent show to spend after midnight at.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 16/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess the animal personification fetish is enough for most people to get past the shitty 3D animation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:30 16/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    23+ College girl, alone for the next few week. All alone...hmmm... looking for some good looking, fit, open-minded, fun company this weekend.... Im here - http://u.to/Lg7LDw Nick - LillyWinter

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still haven't watched it yet :)
    Waiting for it to end along with Kuzu no Honkai to marathon ;P

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If i am not mistaken, this anime is based on "Kemonogatari" light novel right? or left?

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    Comment by Rya
    16:08 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Based on a defunct mobile game.

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    Comment by Manuel
    11:55 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, a little bit messed up with the westerner thing, but Kemono Friends is a nice anime.

    Comment by Anonymous

    So am I the only one who doesn't watch this show? It never struck me as something worth watching. Naturally comment below me if you watch or don't, I'll read your opinions.

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    Comment by Manuel
    11:57 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think it's nice and if you want to enjoy a moe anime then check it out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:57 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    it has a hidden quality to it that's missing in most other shows: subtle world building with apocalyptic undertones. the world expands rapidly each episode yet it feels natural. we see remnants of human buildings and things but there aren't any others anywhere, just kaban. We also only have a fuzzy explanation of what made the 'friends' (all the animal girls, including kaban) and the ceruleans (enemies, nor do we know why they're aggressive).

    there's a lot of mystery that is slowly getting uncovered. kaban shows her strength in problem solving, which all the other 'friends' seem to lack due to their being animals.

    it's super cute, well worth it to watch.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    19:14 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watch it. It`s very charming anime. If you only like rough action, don`t bother.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:46 16/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I tried to watch it because all the fuss and only took me like 5 minutes to drop it.

    Is...bad, really bad on so many levels, or who knows may be its just a kiddy show but and that's why it looks so awful, but looking all the girls in swimsuits and skirts something tells me it isn't.

    The CG is terrible (and I watched several shows in CG like Kingdom Bubuki Aijin or Berserk, but this one is AWFUL), the characters are obnoxious, the voice acting is annoying, sincerily I don't understand what the japanese see here.

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    Comment by Kyle
    11:23 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, I was about to pass on it too but saw the massive amount of fanart it was receiving. The 3D animation is absolutely horrid, but the characters are cute, interactions charming, and while there's an undoubtedly bright atmosphere, there's a rather dark undertone that pops out every now and then. For a show that is based off a now-defunct mobile game, it's pretty entertaining to watch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watch it but I just like the cute character designs. The animation is really bad, especially in the early episodes where they use lazy shortcuts like only using still images of new Kemono girls. The story also doesn't really get going until the 6th episode but I'm biased because Shoebill is my current Waifu of the Week™.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I definitely did not watch this show just to see Shoebill. Nope. Not at all.

    That aside, It's sure to tickle your inner pure child as you enjoy the show~

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 15/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel the same though...



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