ケムリクサ 1話-2話 レビュー(ANN)

海外のアニメサイトANIME NEWS NETWORKに掲載されたケムリクサのレビュー(1話-2話分)を主にgoogle翻訳を使って翻訳してみました。よく分からなかったところも多々あり、内容は無保証なんですけども、白水さん(ゆっこさん)の美術を称賛している点や、物語の中に視聴者が放り込まれているのだ、という点が言及されているところ、たつき監督の世界観への肯定的な意見など、読んでいて良いなと思いました。見て頂ければ幸いです。(※もしかしたら既に全文を翻訳されてる方がいらっしゃるかも知れませんが特に調べてません)



I’m so excited to finally be watching and writing about Kemono Fr—I mean, Kemurikusa! Okay, there’s some cosmic irony in the fact that this is airing alongside the “official” Kemono Friends season 2, but as far as I’m concerned, Kemurikusa is the real sequel to the first season of Kemono Friends. If you’re watching it, you probably already know the story behind the director TATSUKI and studio Yaoyorozu getting kicked off the Kemono Friends project by Kadokawa, to the shock and disappointment of many (including me). However, TATSUKI and the core creative group behind the unlikely breakout hit about animal girls in the post-apocalypse are back, with this new original anime where it’s also the post-apocalypse and at least one of the girls has animal ears!


Kemurikusa actually predates Kemono Friends by several years. Its genesis is a short ONA made back in 2012 by TATSUKI and his small independent animation studio Irodori. It’s still up on YouTube if you want to watch it, which I do recommend if only to appreciate how far TATSUKI and his team have come since then. There are also a series of short prologue videos (called episodes 0.5, 0.6, etc.) that TATSUKI has been posting on his Twitter for the last several months, and they provide some insight into the characters’ lives and personalities prior to the start of the anime. You don’t have to watch any of this material to understand Kemurikusa, but I think it’s a neat opportunity to look at the evolution of a piece of art and possibly gain a greater appreciation for the work that goes into 3D animation.

実際のところ、ケムリクサはけものフレンズよりも数年早く登場しています。そのはじまりは2012年にたつき監督と彼のアニメーション制作集団irodoriによって作成された短編のONA(Original Network Anime)です。もしあなたがそれを見たければYouTubeにまだアップされていますが、たつき監督と彼のチームが当時からどれほど遠くまで来たのか確認する、それだけを目的として視聴することをお勧めします。たつき監督が過去数ヶ月にわたってツイッターに投稿してきた一連のプロローグ動画(0.5話、0.6話など)もあり、それらはアニメ開始前のキャラクターたちの生活や個性についての洞察を与えます。ケムリクサを理解するためにこの資料を見る必要はありませんが、一つの芸術作品の進化を見て3Dアニメーションをより深く理解できる良い機会であると私は考えています。

On to the anime itself, Kemurikusa takes place in a dreary post-apocalyptic cityscape infested by insect-like robots of all shapes and sizes. Like most stories in this genre, the crux of the plot is survival, and in this case we have three red-haired sisters scavenging for water in the nooks and crannies of the crumbling cement jungle. Rin is strong, serious, self-conscious, and has a ponytail that points in the wrong direction. Ritsu looks perpetually exhausted and has cat ears. She also has some kind of symbiotic relationship with a tree named Midori-chan that helps them both fight and survive. Rina is small, bubbly, and currently exists as four (formerly five) identical copies of herself. Kermurikusa throws the audience into their story in medias res, so there’s a lot about this world and its characters that remains shrouded in mystery, but their distinct designs and contrasting personalities make them immediately distinguishable. Thankfully, their world is not just mysterious but intriguing, which I attribute to Kemurikusa’s excellent art direction provided once again by Kemono Friends veteran Yūko Shiromizu. The backgrounds are as bleak as they are evocative, and they’re paired with the 3D character models about as well as a project of this scope can pull off.


It’s the lighting and use of color that set Kemurikusa above and beyond, however. The monochrome world lights up with contrasting reds and greens when the sisters fight the violent red bugs. The sisters themselves are color-coded red, while the light of Midori-chan and its Kemurikusa is green. I really like the way Ritsu snakes and stretches Midori-chan’s roots throughout the city in order to “patrol” and communicate with her sisters. The green glow of its thin tendrils evokes the technological despite its presumably organic origin, and it’s likely that this relationship between nature and technology will remain thematically important through the show’s run. I also just think it’s cute the way the line buzzes when she talks, or how she manages to somehow teleport her cat ears (but only her cat ears) through it. More seriously, there’s something beautiful and melancholic about the way both the bugs and the people disintegrate into colorful, glowing dead leaves that float up and drift away in the wind. I couldn’t tell you what any of this means yet, but Kemurikusa’s strong visual direction means I’m perfectly happy sticking around to find out.


The major thing pushing Kemurikusa’s worldbuilding along is the introduction of its fourth main character (well, seventh if you count the three extra Rinas), Wakaba. While pumping in the water for Midori-chan, the sisters accidentally pump in some garbage and also an entire human boy. He’s human in the way that we understand humans to be human, but not human in the way the sisters with magic tree and cloning powers understand themselves to be human, which immediately makes him suspicious in their eyes. Wakaba also doesn’t remember anything about where he came from or why the world is this way so his only saving grace is that Rin’s Kemurikusa powers heal him instead of hurt him. As our hapless and amnesiac everyman, Wakaba is the vehicle through which we begin to learn more about the sisters and their struggle for survival. He’s also just a very nice boy.


Most importantly, Wakaba brings a dynamic to Kemurikusa that closely resembles the tone of Kemono Friends’ first season. There are lots of little flourishes in these episodes that are reminiscent of TATSUKI’s work on that show, but his humanism and effusive optimism shine brightest through Wakaba. He’s about as close to a blank slate as you can get thanks to his amnesia, and he’s stuck with people who almost immediately try to kill him in a harsh and barely livable world. And yet, his instincts all drive him to be kind, helpful, and curious. He might seem too nice to be believable, but why should his character be taken any less seriously than the glut of similar stories about survival which presuppose that the absolute worst of humanity comes out in times of crisis? It’s 2019: I already spend plenty of time each day dwelling on the frequently abhorrent legacy of our species. I respect TATSUKI for imagining a world in which the last living human boy can simply be a pure and good lad who, when about to be disintegrated by a magic leaf, only asks what kind of leaf it is.


Wakaba also brings some sorely-needed levity to Kemurikusa. This show almost immediately makes it clear that it has more serious ambitions than Kemono Friends by killing one of its characters in the first five minutes. Granted, there are still four spare Rinas running around, so it’s not a particularly sad loss, but it’s still a statement. There haven’t been any gut-busting moments yet, but much like Kemono Friends, it’s consistently pleasant and charming in a weirdly magnetic way. I think it’s safe to say that Wakaba and Rin acting as foils for one another will be the driving force behind their character development throughout the season. Wakaba can learn to actually take care of himself, and Rin can learn to open up both to others and to herself. Whatever the future has in store, I’m all for more scenes like Rin misinterpreting her crush as symptoms of poison, Wakaba earnestly asking if the leaf he’s holding is going to explode, and Rin calmly telling Wakaba that he’s probably going to die in the next episode.


Nothing is ever going to will a miracle like the first season of Kemono Friends into existence again. In that respect, TATSUKI and his staff using the skills and prestige they garnered to resurrect an old passion project seems like the best way to move on, and so far Kemurikusa has been a pleasant and intriguing follow-up. It’s still not going to be for everyone. The art style and animation, while an improvement over Kemono Friends, still looks like janky 3DCG puppetry. Of course, that’s also part of the charm. These first two episodes have also had lackadaisical pacing, despite being more action-heavy than their predecessor. This might pick up as the cast begins their journey through the islands, but if we’re going to spend the rest of the show with these characters, I hope we get a grasp on them beyond their surface personality traits. Still, I think Kemurikusa is off to a promising if unsurprisingly weird start full of adventure, humor, reflection, post-apocalyptic intrigue, and most importantly, fun.




けものフレンズ2のオーディションにおける台本無断転用問題に端を発して、たつき監督がけものフレンズの脚本印税を全くを受け取っていない(支払われていない)旨をツイート、海外のアニメニュースサイトANN(Anime News Network)でもすぐに記事となっていたようです。(2018-09-14 19:45 EDT 投稿なので東部標準時、たつき監督のツイートからおよそ13時間後の記事です)


Director TATSUKI’s removal from the Kemono Friends anime project was fraught with controversy. The director would go on to accept awards on the series’ first season behalf but neither he nor his animation studio Yaoyorozu were invited back for the second season. The official reason cited by Kadokawa was miscommunication issues stemming from collaboration videos involving the characters, although producer Yoshitada Fukuhara stated the staff had permission to create the shorts.


Fans rallied behind TATSUKI who has since gone on to create new projects, including the Keifuku-san original video anime, the Hentatsu anime shorts, and the upcoming Kemurikusa television anime. However, disagreements between the director and Kadokawa aren’t yet fully resolved. TATSUKI took to Twitter on Friday to comment on the plagiarism of audition scripts for the anime’s new season and reveal that he’s still owed money.


TATSUKI wrote: “I was told about the use of a script without permission. It seems the script author’s name wasn’t included, showing the production’s disrespect for creative works…hmmm…Relatedly, I have not seen a single yen for the scripts or any script royalties. From Kemono [Friends]. It’s stressful so I’ve tried not to think about it, but maybe it’s better to speak up after all…”


The Kemono Friends scripts were initially credited to Danchi Tomoo anime scriptwriter Shigenori Tanabe. Tanabe was originally assigned to write for the series, with TATSUKI creating storyboards based on the scripts. However, TATSUKI took over and Tanabe instead sat in on writing meetings from the first to last episode. Tanabe was credited for the anime’s script and series composition during the anime’s run, but the credits were changed after the anime aired to better reflect the writing process. They now credit TATSUKI with series composition.


TATSUKI seems to say that despite taking over the role as the series’ lead scriptwriter, he was not paid for this work in addition to his directing duties.


Age Global Networks, the company in charge of the auditions for the Kemono Friends’ second season, apologized for its unauthorized use of audition scripts and removed them from the site. The plagiarized script was taken from a blog by a creator known as Akari-sensei. Akari-sensei runs the “Mezasō! Seiyū” blog for aspiring voice actors.

けものフレンズ第2期のオーディションを担当するAge Global Networksは、オーディション用台本の無断使用を謝罪し、サイトから削除しました。盗用された台本は、あかり先生として知られるクリエーターのブログから取られたものです。あかり先生は「目指そう!声優」というブログを声優志望の人に向けて運営しています。





この記事を書いてる時点で Goodが4673 BADが4.2万、コメントが6872件。日本人だけじゃなく、世界中のファンから強く非難されています。
「NoTatsuki NoTanoshi」だけでなく、「FYK(F○ck You KADOKAWA)」も散見されます。


アニメ2期の発表の日ですら、Nintendo Switch向けにゲームを出すというサプライズを持ってきてお膳立てしていたくらいなので、2期アニメは企業コラボや動物園コラボでもアニメを作っていくんじゃなかろうかと読んでいます。それがたつき監督を外して進めたかった彼らの商売の方向性でしょう。












Kemono Friends’ Success: Cultural Differences or Something More?

Kemono Friends was the surprise sleeper hit in 2017, almost being completely ignored by the Western anime community while being loved in Japan from the day it aired. What is the secret behind its success?



Kemono Friends was the most popular show of Winter 2017, but only in Japan. One look at its MAL popularity ranking and it becomes clear that this show failed to grab the attention of most western anime fans. Why was Kemono Friendssuch a hit in Japan while going relatively unnoticed in the rest of the world?


Let’s examine the animation first. Kemono Friends uses 3D character models in front of 2D backgrounds. To put it bluntly, the animation is amateurish at best. Most of the time, the characters don’t mesh well with the backgrounds and appear to be in front of their world rather than being part of it.

最初にアニメーションを調べてみましょう。 けものフレンズは、3Dキャラクターのモデルを2D背景の前で使用します。 手短に言うとアニメーションは良くてアマチュアレベルです。 ほとんどの時間、キャラクターは背景とうまく調和せず、その一部ではなく世界の前にいるように見えます。

This is a big turnoff for most people in the anime community since 3D anime aren’t exactly well-liked by fans of the medium. However, this isn’t the case in Japan because 3D animation isn’t nearly as looked down upon as it is in the West. The fact that a show has 3D animation, regardless of animation quality, isn’t an issue for the Japanese audience. Considering this trend, the main reason why this show went unnoticed in the West becomes clear: 3D rendering turns many people away.


If animation was the only thing that counted, Kemono Friends would be a complete failure. However, everything in life has two sides that balance each other out. Balance between work and free time, between time with friends and time alone, and between being lazy and working out. Thus, it should come as no surprise that such a balance also exists within anime: the balance between writing and animation.

もしアニメーションがその一点でしか価値を判断しないものならけものフレンズは完全に失敗していたでしょう。しかしながら、人生のすべてには、互いにバランスを取る2つの側面があります。 仕事と自由時間のバランス、友人との時間と独りの時間、怠け者でいる時と働いている時。したがって、アニメ内にもこのようなバランスが存在することは驚きではありません。:脚本とアニメーションのバランスです。

Since the animation isn’t the main draw of Kemono Friends, the writing needs to be very strong in order to make up for the show’s drawbacks.


In the case of Kemono Friends, the writing delivers and even manages to incorporate the amateurish animation into its narrative. The premise of Kemono Friends is that a long time ago, all of the animals in Japari Park were transformed into half-animal, half-human beings called “Friends”.

けものフレンズでは、脚本が物語をもたらし、稚拙な映像表現にも関わらず物語に没入させることさえあります。(※) けものフレンズの前提は、遠い昔ジャパリパークの全ての動物達がフレンズと呼ばれる半分動物で半分人の生き物に変身したというものです。

※ KEMさん(@KEMKEMat) から翻訳案を頂きました。 https://twitter.com/KEMKEMat/status/1033821990304411648

One day, an amnesiac girl named Kaban wakes up in the savanna area of Japari Park and meets a cat girl named Serval. Together, they go on a journey to the Japari Library in order to discover Kaban’s identity, all while meeting many different Friends along the way.


On the surface, this sounds like a standard setup for a fun adventure for kids filled with educational undertones about animals—and that’s mostly what it is.


Every episode features one or two new characters that either need help from Serval and Kaban or help them get closer to the library. What actually elevates this series to something greater than that, however, is its setting and presentation.


Japari Park is a giant amusement park built by humans long before the beginning of Serval and Kaban’s adventures. However, something happened that caused the park to lie in shambles and erase any trace of its human inhabitants. The ruins of this former park are then explored by Serval and Kaban, giving the whole show a dark and unsettling atmosphere that contrasts with the cheerful adventures of the two heroines.


The cast’s childlike ignorance towards their surroundings further enhances the atmosphere. Here, the animation adds to the strangeness because the characters do not blend with the world they are supposed to live in. Apart from the lore surrounding the setting of Kemono Friends, there are also other mysteries which Serval and Kaban encounter during their travels.


While there are still many mysteries that remain unsolved until the end, the show never loses focus on what it wants to be. It makes it very clear that the fun adventure through Japari Park is the main event, which makes the show enjoyable for both kids and adults.


However, this is the exact reason Kemono Friends didn’t catch on in the West. For the first couple episodes, the eerie atmosphere of the series isn’t present yet, leaving the animation to rob the spotlight. Because of this, many people simply judged it as a kids show with bad animation.


Lastly, there is another aspect that draws people to this show: the characters, or more specifically, the character designs. The Friends are based on animals, but they look distinct while still resembling the original animals they are based on. Cat and fox girls are already proven to be popular, so throwing more animals into the mix seems like the logical choice. And while fondness for particular characters is always subjective, the cute and memorable designs of the Friends effectively help cement the show’s appeal.

最後に、このアニメには人を引き付けるもう1つの側面があります:すなわちキャラクター、より具体的にはキャラクターデザインです。 フレンズたちは動物に基づいていますが、元の動物に似ていても見た目は特徴的です。 猫とキツネの女の子はすでにポピュラーな存在となっていることが証明されているので、より多くの動物を投入することは理にかなっているようです。 そして、特定のキャラクターに対する好みは常に主観的ですが、フレンズのかわいい印象的なデザインはアニメの魅力を効果的に強固にしています。

Let’s return to our initial question. While Kemono Friends‘ popularity in Japan has something to do with the Japanese anime community being more accepting of 3D animation than western fans, it’s also because of its other positive elements that keep viewers engaged and wanting more. Thus, Kemono Friends‘ success shouldn’t come as a surprise since it’s the natural consequence of the show being good.

最初の質問に戻りましょう。 日本におけるけものフレンズの人気は、日本のアニメコミュニティが西洋のファンよりも3Dアニメーションを受け入れていることとは関係があります。それはまた、視聴者の関心を保ち、より多くのことを望む他の積極的な要素も要因です。 このように、けものフレンズの成功は驚くべきものとしてではなくただ単純に番組が良かったからという理由によるものなのです。





今日はKASKUSというサイトにお邪魔しました。アニメ専門という訳ではなくて、インドネシア最大のコミュニティサイトだそうです。Googleで 「anime」「forum」 を検索すると上位に出てきたので覗かせてもらいました。
見つけたスレッドはタイトルが Kemurikusa (ケムリクサ) | from Kemono Friends Director と日本語を交えた表記になっていて、日本のサイト「アニメ!アニメ!」のニュース(2018年2月)を引用しています。文書はインドネシア語なのでGoogle翻訳で英語と日本語に変換して意味を拾いましたw

引用元: https://www.kaskus.co.id/thread/5a928efe529a45f9298b4567


Lord tatsuki emoticon-Frown/
Semoga bisa setenar kemono friends biar kadokawa bisa gigit jari


Bakal dapat banyak penghargaan gak nih kyk Friends emoticon-Nyepi


Tayang winter 2019
Semoga bisa sesukses kemono friends emoticon-angel


Delay nya jangan sampai lama ya, ingat asian games mau dimulai

Oke pak






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4chan.org のアニメスレッドからケムリクサの情報を取得しようとしたらスレッドが既に落ちていました・・・悔しいです。

そこで予定を変更して reddit.com のケムリクサのスレッドから反応を拾ってみました。(初めてアクセスしました!)

Kemurikusa will premiere in January 2019 on BS Fuji and Amazon Prime Video from Kemurikusa


The main staff is the same as Kemono Friends, that is, Yaoyorozu as animation studio, Tatsuki as director and script writer, although this time also as original creator and art design, Yoshihisa Isa as animation director, Yuko Shiromizu as art director, irodori as character design and modelling and Yoshitada Fukuhara as producer.

The anime will air on BS Fuji and other channels and Amazon Prime Video will “exclusively” offer the early streams of the anime.

Be aware that all that info apply only to Japan, until now there is no official info about streaming outside of Japan, but knowing that both Jashin-chan Dropkick and Kemurikusa shared stage on AnimeJapan, that both are part of the TV slot AnimeGuild on BS Fuji and that both are Amazon streaming exclusives, then I would dare to say that Kemurikusa will be a worlwide Amazon-only streaming following the steps of Jashin-chan Dropkick with chapters beginning streaming on Amazon probably Sunday 10:00 PM (Japan time) and then broadcasting Monday 12:00 AM on Anime Guild. Be grateful that this series saved itself of the claws of Netflix aka the “what is a simulcast?” guys.

The copyright holder is “Yaoyorozu Kemurikusa Project”, so it seems that Tatsuki and Fukuhara have total control this time over the rights of the series, a helluva different situation from what happened with Kemono Friends.

The booths of Avex Pictures, Movic and Good Smile Company on the Comiket are currently distributing flyers of Kemurikusa, so it seems those companies are also involved with the production of this series, so we could expect that Avex Pictures is handling the sales and distribution of the music and Blu-ray/DVD, Good Smile Company is handling merchandise, being the acrylic keychain of Rin the first piece and Movic is handling merchandise and print media.

Until now there is not info about the voice actors or about the new design of the characters besides Rin (main character), so we should expect that on the incoming weeks or months.




注意しなければいけないのは、全ての情報が日本を対象にしたもので、いまのところ公式には日本国外に向けた配信情報はない。ただし、「邪神ちゃんドロップキック」と「ケムリクサ」がアニメジャパンでステージを共有していたことや両番組ともBSフジのアニメギルドの放送枠であること、両番組ともアマゾンの独占先行配信であるため敢えて言えば「ケムリクサ」は「邪神ちゃんドロップキック」に続いてアマゾンのみの世界配信となるだろう。アマゾンの配信の開始は日本時間の日曜午後10時で、アニメギルドでの放送は月曜日の午前12:00になる。(訳者:the claws of Netflix aka the “what is a simulcast?” の辺りはちょっと分かりませんでした。)










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