Posted by psgels on 12 November 2006 with categories: Anime Reviews


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Kemonozume is an adult-themed love story with a little dose of action. It’s set in a world in which humans are plagued by creatures known as flesh eaters, human-like beings who can change into monsters and eat anything they see that moves. It follows one of the strongest hunters of these flesh eaters, who falls in love with one of them. The two of them elope, and leave their surroundings to deal with the consequences.

The first thing that strikes the eye when watching this anime is the art. It definitely sets itself apart from all other anime due to the extremely messy art, both character as background. Getting used to this art may take a while, but it fits the mood of this anime perfectly. Especially in combination with the weird themes which come across the screen, you can really say that this anime has a unique style.

Kemonozume start with two introduction-episodes. In my opinion, the first episode starts off well, though episode two was the worst episode of this series. It’s a bit too formulaic and standard. But afterwards, Kemonozume really sets off with a set of very interesting, but in theme very different episodes. One episode can be a very funny comedy-episode while the next you see a naked guy, tied up on a chair with a paper bag over his head, or a normal slice-of-life episode featuring an old couple or an episode dedicated to the history of our characters’ parents. Then, at around episode 9, the climax starts forming with a couple of very dramatic scenes. And with dramatic, I really mean dramatic, a bit too dramatic perhaps. The ending itself was pretty decent. Very strange, but pretty decent.

Also, like I said, this is a show with adult-themes. Bodies get cut in half, arms get ripped off, lots of naked men, women and sex scenes pass the screen, so I’d keep this away from your little brother or sister. Overall, Kemonozume was a very nice watch. It kept a good balance between drama and comedy, but I felt that the great climax in the final episodes tried a bit too hard, therefore losing its effect.

5 Responses

  1. ddd says:

    yeah,I agree whit the ending there otherwise it was really original and good =)

  2. Shannon says:

    I loved this series! It was beautiful and incorporated many different genres. Also, the art was not the stereotypical anime style; it was beautiful and natural.

  3. Blue says:

    Haha, just finished this series and I really found the majority of the last episode to be hilarious including the very last minute. The outcome was pretty cheesy though

  4. sdfsdf says:

    It was a piece of crap. The first 5 or so episodes were great and I thought man this will be epic. Then they fucked up. Too chaotic just for the sake of it. Stupid plot (from ep5 on) and stupid stupid ending.

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  • Bam
    (Friday, Nov 28. 2014 04:30 AM)
    It’s actually Chun ‘Li’, and more importantly she is known for her blue Qipao, hair tied up in two buns and a formidable ass; this girl has none of those.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Nov 28. 2014 03:49 AM)
    Psycho pass’s writing has really taken a nosedive. Sure last episode was pretty bad but it’s only getting more ridiculous. Kamui being frankenstiened together? How the hell does that work? And Shimosaki..just when you were finally doing your job well and acting like an inspector..then then do the dumbest thing imaginable and attempt to use it to strike against Akane. You stupid…Bitch.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Nov 28. 2014 12:58 AM)
    @Enka, not sure where you are getting Chun lee from that picture. I mean sure the girl has legs but well..it’s kinda part of female anatomy.
  • Enka
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 11:50 PM)
    The heck is with Chun Lee in the bottom right picture?
  • Friend
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 10:52 PM)
    :( it seems the scanlators for Kawaiisou has been showing down.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 10:16 PM)
    @Aidan: I just saw that. Although they’re not saying anything new I still think DS2 was a poor one to choose as it has many cheap deaths, or many things that were straight up copied from the previous two games. But I will say that an inclusion of a difficulty setting would ruin the Souls franchise and enrage the hell out of the fanbase.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 04:58 PM)
    @Bam, Extra Credits made a video praising Dark souls 2’s difficultly system. Never have I disagreed with them more.
    @Ninja, I read the beginning chapters of Love Tyrant but it was just too slapstick for my taste.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:52 PM)
    @Realist: I also noticed in that story arc with the talking cats, it mentioned cats of ulthar, which was also mentioned in a HP Lovecraft story.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:20 PM)
    We have reached the moment of truth and what we waited for in space brothers manga. The next chapters cannot come fast enough.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 12:16 PM)
    @Realist: Like that skull head guy a bit.

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