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Kemono Friends 2 Stage Play Reveals Visual, Cast in Costume

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ayane Suzuki, Kotoko Sasaki star in November play set in Snowy Mountains Area

The official website for Kemono Friends 2 ~Yuki Furu Yoru no Kemono-tachi~ (Kemono Friends 2: Beasts on the Night When Snow Falls), the new stage play adaptation of Nexon and Mine Yoshizaki's Kemono Friends franchise, revealed the main visual and cast visuals for the play on Thursday.

The play's cast includes:

Ayane Suzuki as Silver Fox

Kotoko Sasaki as Ezo Red Fox

Hotaru Nomoto as Okapi

Moeno Nitō as Mammoth

Rihona Katō as Raccoon Dog

Azusa Inamura as Black Panther

Mao Noguchi as White Tiger

Haruka Satō as Oinari-sama

Kate Mori as Bald Eagle

Mika Taguchi as Polar Bear

Hazuki Nonaka as Reindeer

Yuka Ozaki as Serval

Kana Motomiya as Fennec

Saki Ono as Common Raccoon

Mikoi Sasaki as Royal Penguin

Ruka Nemoto as Emperor Penguin

Kyōka Tamura as Gentoo Penguin

Ikuko Chikuta as Humboldt Penguin

Mami Yamashita as Margay

The play will run at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club eX in Tokyo from November 8-18.

The play will have three versions that include appearances by Serval, Common Raccoon and Fennec, or Penguins Performance Project and Margay. Ozaki, Monomiya, Ono, Mikoi Sasaki, Nemoto, Tamura, Chikuta, and Yamashita will only appear in the version of the performance featuring their characters.

The play's story is set in Japari Park's Snowy Mountains Area, which is home to Silver Fox and Ezo Red Fox. "Snowy Mountains Area" is also the title of the anime's ninth episode. Hiroki Murakami is returning to direct the play and write the script.

The franchise's first stage play adaptation starred the anime's cast in June 2017, and it received a second run in January. A different adaptation starring the =LOVE idol group members ran in February.

Nexon's original Kemono Friends app game launched in early 2016 and ended service in December that year — before the Kemono Friends anime even aired. The 12-episode television anime then premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka in January 2017 and ended last March. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

A second anime season is planned. However, the first season's director TATSUKI and anime studio Yaoyorozu will not be involved in the project.

The franchise has also inspired smartphone apps. Video game development company Jupiter announced earlier this month that the franchise is getting a Kemono Friends Picross game in collaboration with Jupiter's Picross series of games. The game will launch this fall digitally only for 1,080 yen (about US$9.75). Additionally, Sega announced on Friday that it is producing a game based on the franchise

Sources: Nelke Planning's website, Anime! Anime! (Tsubasa Matsumoto)

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