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Kemono Friends' Videos Preview Character Song, Soundtrack CDs

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official YouTube channel for the Kemono Friends television anime began streaming promotional videos for the Japari Café drama and character song album and the anime's original soundtrack CD on Friday. The videos preview many of the tracks on both CDs.

The Japari Café drama and character song album will feature five songs, including a special version of the anime's opening theme song "Yōkoso Japari Park e" (Welcome to Japari Park) with Kaban. The CD will also feature the "Japari Mangari" drama, starring Serval, Kaban, and the PPP idols. In addition, the release will include five bonus tracks. The CD will bundle an original sticker and piano sheet music with guitar chords. The first copies will include a lottery ticket for advance registration for a secret event, as well as a ticket for the CD's release event. The album will ship on June 7 for 3,000 yen (about US$27).

The original soundtrack CD will include 28 tracks of background music from the anime. The release will bundle a mini illustration book with Mine Yoshizaki's designs. The CD will also ship on June 7 for 3,000 yen (about US$27).

The anime's opening theme song "Yōkoso Japari Park e" (Welcome to Japari Park) has been downloaded more than 100,000 times, earning the single a gold certification. The single shipped in Feburary. The single was the last item left at a popular pop-up shop selling Kemono Friends merchandise in April, but the CD also soon sold out.

Nexon's original Kemono Friends app game launched in early 2016 and ended service on December 14 — before the Kemono Friends anime even aired. The 12-episode television anime then premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka on January 10 and ended on March 28. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Multiple new games for the franchise are in the works — and not just the previously announced new smartphone game.

[Via Nijimen]


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