Kemono Friends Bus Tour Expands to a Caravan
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The upcoming Kemono Friends bus tour has reached such high demand that Sankei Tours is adding an additional bus.
The "Japari Bus Tour Gunma Chihō Yuki" tour on July 29 will take participants will visit Gunma Safari Park to explore, go on a nature walk, and attend a talk with cast members Yuka Ozaki (voice of Serval), Kana Motomiya (Fennec), Saki Ono (Common Raccoon), Ruka Nemoto (Emperor Penguin), Kyōka Tamura (Gentoo Penguin), and Ikuko Chikuta (Humboldt Penguin). The tour announced on Friday that voice actress Mami Yamashita (Margay) will also participate in the event.
The tour is limited to 100 participants, and the cost is 29,800 yen (about US$271). The regular application period will ran from June 19 to June 23, but the program received enough applications to warrant an additional bus. A second wave of applications will be accepted until June 27 and tickets will be given out via lottery.
Members of the official Kemono Friends fan club Kimi mo Friends, which was established on June 2, could apply to participate from June 14 to June 16.
Due to the popularity of the original smartphone game and television anime, Bushiroad is developing multiple Kemono Friends games, including a brand-new game for smartphones slated for this summer. The anime is getting "original content" on TV Tokyo's new AniTele app, which launched on April 1. A "new screen project" for Kemono Friends was announced last month.
Nexon's original app game launched in early 2016 and ended service on December 14 — before the anime even premiered. The 12-episode Kemono Friends television anime premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka on January 10 and ended on March 28. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The anime received an unofficial "episode 12.1" that was not part of the new screen project.