The wraparound jacket on the fifth guide book and Blu-ray volume of Kemono Friends has announced that a second season of the anime series is in production. The announcement also reveals that the production of season 2 will take some time.
Kemono Friends is a Japanese media franchise created by manga artist Mine Yoshizaki. The project initially began as a mobile game developed by Nexon, which ran between March 2015 and December 2016. A manga by Furai was serialized in Kadokawa’s Monthly Shounen Ace between May 2015 and March 2017, and an anime television series produced by Yaoyorozu aired between January and March 2017. A new video project has been green-lit for production. It was revealed on the obi of the 5th guidebook/Blu-ray release that production of the second season was green-lit.
Kemono Friends synopsis:
Japari Park is an untamed paradise where many humanoid animals, known as “Friends,” live their everyday lives in all corners of the natural environmental park.
One lazy afternoon in the savannah area, the energetic Serval encounters a peculiar new Friend. Curious, she swiftly takes down the Friend, named Kaban, to try and discover what species she is. To Serval’s disappointment, not even Kaban herself knows the answer.
The two become friends and set out on a grand adventure through the many habitats, landmarks, and attractions of Japari Park. Their destination is the park library, where they hope to shed some light on Kaban’s identity. Along the way, they meet many other Friends, looking into their lives and helping them out. However, they soon begin to uncover the sinister reality behind the park and their own existence.