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Kemono Friends 3 Short Anime's 1st Episode Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Related arcade, smartphone games launch this year

Sega began streaming the first episode on Tuesday of Chokotto Anime Kemono Friends 3, a series of anime shorts for the Kemono Friends 3 arcade and smartphone game. In the video, Southern Tamandua and Malayan Tapir have a conversation in the forest. The timid Friends discuss what they would do if they encountered a Cerulean.

Sega announced the anime shorts in January after the game garnered more than 10,000 preregistrations. Sega began releasing the anime after the game surpassed 50,000 pre-registrations.

Kemono Friends 3 will include both an arcade and a smartphone game, which are accepting pre-registrations. The arcade game is titled Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours, and the smartphone game titled Kemono Friends 3. The smartphone game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases. Both games will launch this year.

Nexon's original Kemono Friends app game launched in early 2016 and ended service in December of 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 in March 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Kemono Friends 2, the television anime's second season, premiered in Japan on January 7. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime worldwide outside of Asia.

The franchise has also inspired other smartphone apps, manga, as well as several stage plays. A Kemono Friends Picross game for Nintendo Switch launched in Japan and in the West on October 4.

Source: Sega's YouTube channel via Ota-Suke

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