Kemono Friends Stage Play Debuts in June With Anime Cast
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The staff of the stage play adaptation of Nexon and Mine Yoshizaki's Kemono Friends franchise revealed on Monday that the play will run at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club eX in Tokyo from June 14 to 18. Hiroki Murakami is directing the play and penning the script.
The cast of the Dōbutsu Biscuit (Serval, Fennec, Raccoon) and Penguins Performance Project or "PPP" (Royal, Rockhopper, Gentoo, Humboldt, and Emperor Penguins) units from the anime will all reprise their roles from the anime, while Hotaru Nomoto will play Okapi. The main cast includes:
Yuka Ozaki as Serval
Kana Motomiya as Fennec
Saki Ono as Raccoon
Mikoi Sasaki as Royal Penguin
Ruka Nemoto as Emperor Penguin
Kyōka Tamura as Gentoo Penguin
Aina Aiba as Rockhopper Penguin
Ikuko Chikuta as Humboldt Penguin
Hotaru Nomoto as Okapi
The Kemono Friends Official Guide Book 2 book that shipped on Monday revealed that the franchise was getting a stage play. Bushiroad is also developing a brand-new game for smartphones slated for this summer. Kemono Friends is also getting a "new screen project," which was announced last month.
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" earlier this month that was not part of the new screen project.
Nexon's original app game 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.
Concept designer Mine Yoshizaki revealed in February that there are plans to continue the Kemono Friends project after the anime season that just finished. The anime is getting "original content" on TV Tokyo's new AniTele app, which launched on April 1.
Source: Comic Natalie