Hello and welcome to Japari Park! My name is Lystria, and I will be your guide to this wonderful place. Here, you will find that all of our animal girls roam freely in their natural habitats, each with their own strengths and abilities to adapt to their environment. Each one of these denizens of Japari Park is a friend, and they are in search of finding more. Perhaps you might be the one they’re looking for?
Japari Park is made possible by the anime and video game that has brought it to life: Kemono Friends. Without further ado, sit back, watch out for SPOILERS, and enjoy all of what we have to offer!
At this time, I will be answering all of the questions you might have about Japari Park and Kemono Friends.
I find myself in a bind as I watch the drama that happens behind this anime. On the one hand, I think that ACCA‘s plot and philosophy are told brilliantly, and is very much relevant to the political climate we face today. However, I will also have to admit that I am siding with the police, an entity that I strongly distrust. A very fictitious police, but police nonetheless. And it’s too bad that I feel that way. Because I really like this anime.
Before I get into this review, I need to set some limitations:
I need to make this clear before we dive into this review: Comet Lucifer is a fun series to watch. Sure, it still has the mecha feels, poor dialogue, and that one dancing vegetable scene that nobody liked, but that’s all part of its originality.
Like the fallen angel whose name is shared within this anime’s title, Comet Lucifer is very impure, no matter what direction you take to talk about it. The anime is part mecha, part shōnen action, part tragedy, part fantasy, part cute, part futuristic sci-fi, part hallucinogen-induced animation, part environmentalist foreshadowing, and if we consider any of those elements separate from everything else, then of course this series fails in all categories! But from these impurities in everything we know about making categorizing things, I still think that Comet Lucifer has a creative side that makes it worth watching. I mean come on, when will be the next time you see melon pan grenades in a drama series?
I am very pleased to announce that MICHI— the music artist behind some of the theme songs of this series –will be performing at Anime Expo this year! And so in that spirit, I will be talking about the anime that helped put her on the map, so to speak!
I may be a little biased. This is a beautifully drawn series animation wise. The vibrant colors, unique character designs, the well-rendered battle scenes, and a lot of influences from Meso-American culture, it’s sometimes hard to believe that it came from a Japanese light novel series. So in light of some of the best visual displays of TV anime these days, let’s dive into this wonderfully made…
Damn it! We have to talk about THAT too!
Actually, I am going to make this review fun. Lately I’ve been doing so many serious reviews, that even I’m starting to think I’m incapable of writing about anime that I enjoyed simply because they’re entertaining. That being said, I will attempt to wrap up all that I have discussed this month with a brief analysis, and then get to the fun part!
In my review for School Live, we discussed how we can make our life worth living.
In Plastic Memories, we discussed how we are defined by our memories.
In The Perfect Insider, we discussed how we are always seeking answers.
In Charlotte, we discussed how our aspirations help us to grow.
For this review, I will not be discussing the details of some bigger theory, but I will be implying a final answer to what makes us who we are, something that encompasses all five of these series that I have presented this month. So in the spirit of something that sounds totally Beauvoirean, who are we? We are a situation!
Now with that out of the way, let’s talk about one of my favorite shows from last year! And unlike the other shows, this shōnen romantic comedy can only make sense if we have fun with it!