Kemono Friends 2 Anime Adds Yuki Kaneko to Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime also adds Netflix, Paravi to streaming services

The official Twitter account for Kemono Friends 2, the Kemono Friends anime's second season, revealed a new cast member and streaming details for the anime on Thursday. Yuki Kaneko will voice the new character Indian spot-billed duck (seen below).

The anime added Netflix and Paravi to its list of streaming services, and it will debut on both services in Japan on January 21.

Other new cast members include:

  • Yui Ishikawa as Kyururu
  • Riko Koike as Caracal
  • Madoka Suge as Western Parotia
  • Mashiro Yagi as Greater lophorina
  • Mami Yamashita as Margay
  • Kaori Maeda as Giant Panda

The anime will also feature a returning cast.

The anime will premiere on January 7 at 26:05 a.m. (effectively January 8 at 2:05 a.m.) on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka. Other channels airing the show include TV Aichi, AT-X, BS TV Tokyo, and NBC Nagasaki Broadcasting. In Japan the anime will stream on Anitore, d Anime Store, AbemaTV, Niconico Douga, and Amazon Prime Video.

"Dōbutsu Biscuits x PPP," a group made up of eight voice actresses from the franchise, is performing the opening song "Notteke~ Japari Beat" (Get on Board! Japari Beat) for Masayoshi Ōishi (Overlord, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun opening songs) is writing the lyrics and composing the song.

The new season's story begins with Serval and Caracal finding a "human" child in the forest. As they travel with the child, they meet new Friends, uncover the secrets of Japari Park, and become involved in an event that will "shake the earth."

Ryuichi Kimura (Aikatsu!) is directing the anime at Tomason. Takuya Masumoto is writing and supervising the series' scripts. Hideo Taniguchi (Folktales from Japan) is the CG director. Nobuyuki Abe returns as the sound director. Yasuyuki Konno is credited for sound effects. Akiyuki Tateyama returns as the music composer. Shinnosuke Numata is credited as animation producer.

Sources: Kemono Friends anime's Twitter account and website via Ota-Suke

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