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Kemono Friends Confirms 2nd Season, But 'Will Take Some Time'

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st anime aired January-March

The Hōrindō Comic Plaza bookstore posted a photo of the fifth official guidebook for the Kemono Friends anime on Twitter on Monday. The photo confirms that the book's wraparound jacket band is announcing a "second season," but with text that reads, "It will take some time, so please wait!"

Japanese online bookstore Honya Club listed a thumbnail image of the same book, but the visible text only suggested a second installment in either the anime or another part of the franchise.

The guidebook is slated for release on Wednesday.

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. The staff for the anime announced a "new screen project" for Kemono Friends in March. The anime received an unofficial "episode 12.1" that was not part of the new screen project.

The franchise received a stage play adaptation that ran on June 16-18, and will get a second run on January 13-21, 2018. Bushiroad is developing multiple Kemono Friends games, including a brand-new game for smartphones slated for this summer.

Yen Press has licensed Furai's manga adaptation.

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.

[Via Otakomu]

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