Kemono Friends fans have been sent into apoplexy after discovering that Kemono Friends director Tatsuki had been abruptly fired, with the late explanation that blamed him for “use of the property without informing the relevant parties” doing little to appease them.

Tatsuki himself delivered the heartbreaking news via Twitter:


“This is sudden, but it has been decided that I am to be disconnected from the Kemono Friends anime. It seems that the official decision was handed down from Kadokawa. I’m sorry, I also feel really disappointed by this.”

Fans on Twitter and other social media sites (including western fans) demonstrated their rage over this sudden and unexplained atrocity with nasty words and illustrations:


















Their fury also extended to the anime’s first episode on NicoNico Douga:











Even Kadokawa’s Wikipedia page suffered casualties:




A petition demanding that Tatsuki be brought back has managed to accrue over 21,000 supporters in less than a day.

Tatsuki had also recently directed an animated short for a collaboration with Nissin Foods, causing the situation to become even more bewildering…

The official explanation from Kadokawa and company is now that “[they] made use of the property without sharing information or communicating with the relevant departments, and when asked to cooperate in providing such information in advance whilst developing the project further in future, declined and expressed their intent to withdraw” – indicating either some rockstar level production behavior from the studio or severe mendacity on the part of the publishers.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:49 27/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Poor fool... He thought his creations belonged to him!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 27/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Kemono Friends is a franchise created by Mine Yoshizaki, it was a cell phone game and a manga before an anime

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 27/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.8)

    And here I thought it was "tanoshii", not "tanoshi".

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 27/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.8)

    It is. You expect weebs to know Japanese?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    In fact, it's most of the nipponese population knowing how to romanize. Why would they? It's not like they'd ever do it...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Weeb Weeb Wuub Wuub

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah we don't need filthy weebs in our ranks

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:12 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh japanese butcher the English Language all the time. Not like it makes any difference.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So tell me, do you spell their capital as "Tokyo" or "Toukyou"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 27/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Kadokawa is just bullshitting and not saying what the real reason was. They got rid of Tatsuki for some petty, short-sighted reason.

    I'm not paying money for anything owned by Kadokawa anymore, and I'll be very disappointed if the Japanese don't boycott Kemono Friends into oblivion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    they already did when Kadokawa kickd out Tatsuki for this .

    you guys judge it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's a legit site so look it up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you have any proof of this or do you just not want to believe them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The guy worked miracles with a budget of pocket change. I cant imagine this being a good move for Kadokawa.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    While the mahor offense is still going ob lile trump getting into the white house(cuz ppl still wont stop bitching already, jesus), i turn my gaze to the only thing that truely matters and i seem to be the only one brave or caring enough to ask this question... BUT, WHAT, ABOUT, GRAPE KUN?!?! ;-;

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    たつきを助けて KADOKAWAがうそ付いて逃げてる

    KAKOKAWA 許さない

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here's a tweet that gives a good summary of the situation:

    tl;dr - They booted him for creating Episode 12.1 (which doesn't make sense with the given details), and are trying to cover their ass ever since (and pissing everyone off more because of it).

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Tatsuki No Tanoshi !!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Things probably went something like this.
    >have IP that failed
    >throw it to some no name studio in hopes that a low budget anime will manage to get out the last few bucks out of it
    >director in charge of the project pours his heart and soul into it and creates something that becomes a big hit
    >someone kadokawa gets butthurt that the anime revitalized KF as a franchise
    >takes his anger out on the director and company that made the anime
    >by doing so probably made sure that KF will die off rather quickly

    The most likely scenario is that the second season will end up having more direct influence from Kadokawa and will be complete shit like KC anime was.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He should troll Kadokawa by making porn; former director becomes MC in Kemono Sexfriends.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shamefur decision.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:04 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the heck is Rockstar level production behavior mean?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Rockstar/Take Two was send cease and desist letter to take legal action against OpenIV (GTA5 mod.)

    The statement: "Unfortunately OpenIV enables recent malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody"

    They were claim about the mod which is a single player mod allow people to cheat on GTA Online which is bullshit. How the hell single player game affect online multi player game?

    I suspect this one is also more of politics of some form than what they claim. I don't know maybe similar to what happened with Prey 2 (PC 2006.) After the game cancelled. The statement was:

    Bethesda: "It wasn't up to our quality standard."

    But somehow it is okay to release half broken games full of bugs and then let community to fix it themselves. Recently Bethesda even put free mods on their store and sell it for money.

    The truth is Bethesda wanted Prey's IP and Human Head Studio but they refused. What Bethesda did was they tried to keep cutting funding and force Human Head to sell to Bethesda. They didn't, even after Bethesda cancelled their game. In 2009, Bethesda got Prey's IP hence the Prey 2017 reboot.

    Kind of similar to what happened to Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear series.

    The Prey We'll Never Play - Investigating Prey 2

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or it could just mean the studio was acting with extreme arrogance. You know, like rock stars?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is why GTA:SA & VC with anime character mods are the last GTA I am going to pay or play.

    Besides, there is that other similar open world game that allows for anime looking character creation from the get go, along with the usual with fancy cars, aircrafts, boats, and a large city.

    No need to go hunt down those stupid hidden collectables either.

    Also too bad about Bethesda, their medieval fantasy open world is quite nice with anime character mods and nude mods.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which game is that, may I ask?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The dragon ball parody tweet was pretty funny

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, that cracked me up too when I saw that.

    Shame that's it only exists because of company's dick-move.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    did he steal videoclips for his backgrounds or something?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    In before people upset that politics is in everything.

    “use of the property without informing the relevant parties”

    "The property"? Sounds like he had an orgy without inviting his higher ups.

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    Comment by Enfield Mundo
    12:31 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Searches over at Twitter for けものフレンズ are returning thousands of hits per hour.

    But yeah, it's sad to see the anime end like thins, specially with how hyped the second season was getting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    he probably made some ero mmd with the models

    Comment by Anonymous

    #FucKadokawa ?

    Comment by Anonymous

    All the news that's fit to make you say "Fuck Kadokawa!"

    Comment by Anonymous

    Lots of angry moonrunes
    Its normal within those companies but yeah its usually a d#$% move

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Your life must be hard to be an idiot kid that trying to be brave to insult someone but don't brave enough to spell the word.

    Comment by Anonymous

    kodokawa has always sucked cocks
    the end

    Comment by Anonymous

    The only thing that could be more catastrophic than this would be Japan declaring war on North Korea and getting nuked a third time.

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    Comment by Riiku
    18:08 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:38 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am delighted! Woooo

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    Comment by Anonymous

    Then let their rage fuel your fury...

    Comment by Anonymous

    So Kadokawa pretty much told the furfags to yiff in hell, good stuff! :D

    Comment by Anonymous

    We American must throw a-Bomb again to liberate These Barbarians by the LORD's name.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Implying muricans aren't barbarians themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:26 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    For West have Democracy 'n Liberty which East doesn't have.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Europe,US,Canada and Aussie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which West are you talking about, don't lump the current MURICA with the rest of us, the old true US of A moved on as the greatest gen passes on, leaving the worst bunch of the most entitled boomers and their ilk milking the foundation that was built and handed to them.

    And you are out of your minds to think there is no 1st world "Democracy 'n Liberty" outside the West.

    Once upon a time, we laughed at the commies for what the likes of NSA are now doing on an even larger scale, under the excuses of "anti-terrorism", and they even uses those intelligence capabilities to help out their fraternity "big ole boys club" buddies working in the business world. Even commies don't do that kind of BS, and here I am speaking as someone who want to take a dump in a certain commie's coffin, if he was not so chicken to have a burial.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    We American must send Crusaders to Liberate Japs from Such Satanic Badlands for Jesus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Americans can't even control their own sports teams. Sending anyone anywhere is a pipe dream.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 28/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    But by Jesus'name,we can make it possible.and We Caucasians must stick together under the light of Jesus:

    Comment by Anonymous

    But if we costitute Militias for expeditions to Japan,to crusade against these Fxxking ugly Barbarians by teachin'em Liberty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You must be retard as Trump.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No,but Jesus revelated Us to liberate the barbarians of Badland from the Satan and Authoritism to spread Democracy and Liberty to these Gooks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:54 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    the fuck is "revelated" lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 27/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jesus is just a character in a big hit fiction book. I don't know what kind of idiot would believe that kind of shit. The same with all the stupid religion.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You americans must do us all a favour and kill yourself. You are country of dickheads.

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