Kemono Friends Franchise Releases Puppets And Other Merchandise

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Characters from the popular series Kemono Friends are getting their very own puppets, as well other new merchandise. Starting on August 12, the merchandise will be available in a prize lottery at hobby shops, book stores, and other retailers in Japan.

Serval hand puppet

Kaban hand puppet

Common Raccoon hand puppet

Fennec hand puppet

Penguin finger puppets, including five different types of penguins from the show

Metal clips featuring different characters from the show

Wall stickers with different animal themes

Messenger bag with Kemono Friends pattern

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 is getting "original content" on TV Tokyo's new AniTele app, which launched on April 1. A second anime series is currently under production, but "may take some time." Yen Press has licensed Furai's manga adaptation.

The franchise is part of a multimedia project hat includes Nexon's original app game, which launched in early 2016 and ended service on December 14 — before the anime even premiered. Nexon announced in February that the app would not return despite the anime's popularity, but a spokesperson for Nexon later stated that the return of the smartphone app "is possible." In the RPG, animals around the world have transformed into girls and players could recruit them into their party for battle.

Source: Comic Natalie

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