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The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends  

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Kemono Friends (Kemono Furenzu) is a classic series where the adorable can quickly turn into the sinister in the blink of an eye. Japari Park is full of adorable humanoid animals known as "Friends" who seem to live their everyday life with no clue as to what the reality of their situation is. Following the lead character, Serval, as she tries to help her new Friend discover what kind of animal she is, we go on an adventure that starts out innocent enough but quickly uncovers an evil truth. 

If you're looking for more anime like Kemono Friends, there's plenty of horrific storylines disguised by cute artwork and the clever craft of a sickly sweet beginning. Such series include titles like Magi Madoka where the idea of your typical magical girl suddenly turns into a horror story. Made in Abyss is certainly in the same vein as it shows adorable characters revealing the horrible realities living within a chasm in the Earth. However, if you're just here for the cute half-animal characters, there's still plenty of innocent storylines that are portrayed in series like A Centaur's Life that will certainly give you warm thoughts.

Be careful which series you choose to watch next, because anything seems to go when it comes to Kemono Friends recommendations. Vote up to let us know your favorites! 

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Made in Abyss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Made in Abyss
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Non Non Biyori is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
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Hakumei and Mikochi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Hakumei and Mikochi
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Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Tatsunoko Productions and Gainax and directed by Hideaki Anno. It was ...more
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Haibane Renmei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Haibane Renmei is a 13-episode anime series based on the work of Yoshitoshi ABe. It began as an original dōjinshi comic series, The Haibanes of Old Home, but this was quickly superseded by the ...more
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Lucky Star is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Lucky Star is a Japanese four-panel comic strip manga by Kagami Yoshimizu. The strip has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Comptiq magazine since January 2004. Cameo strips were published in ...more
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Land of the Lustrous is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Land of the Lustrous
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Kemurikusa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Kemurikusa
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Etotama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Etotama
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Girls' Last Tour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Girls' Last Tour
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The Beast Player Erin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
In the war against neighboring countries, the Grand Duke’s warriors use dragon-like beasts called Touda as weapons. Touda are admired across the nation and villages take great pride in breeding ...more
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From the New World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
About one thousand years into the future, civilization has been retrograded and humans are living dispersed within small communities. People in this era have a psychic power called ...more
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gdgd Fairies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
gdgd Fairies
gdgd Fairies is a Japanese CG anime television series created and animated by Sōta Sugahara. The series aired on Tokyo MX between October 12, 2011 and December 28, 2011, and was also simulcast ...more
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex. It was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and written by Gen Urobuchi, with original character designs by ...more
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In Another World with My Smart... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
In Another World with My Smartphone is a 2017 anime series based on the Japanese light novel series written by Patora Fuyuhara and illustrated by Eiji Usatsuka. After accidentally being killed ...more
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Moomin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Moomin is a Finnish-Japanese anime television series produced by Telecable Benelux B.V.. It is based on the Moomin novels and comic strips by the Finnish illustrator and author Tove Jansson and ...more
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A Centaur's Life is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
A Centaur's Life
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Sound of the Sky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Sound of the Sky is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and Aniplex and directed by Mamoru Kanbe. The 12-episode anime aired in Japan on the TV Tokyo television network ...more
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Dog Days is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Dog Days
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Uma Musume Pretty Derby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Uma Musume Pretty Derby
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Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemis... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
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Laid-Back Camp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Laid-Back Camp (C-Station 2018) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga series by Afro of the same tile. Nadeshiko, a high school student, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured ...more
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Uninhabited Planet Survive! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
Uninhabited Planet Survive, also known as Planet Survive is a science fiction/fantasy and action/adventure anime series that aired in Japan on NHK from October 2003 to October 28, 2004. It is a ...more
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TANK S.W.A.T. 01 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
TANK S.W.A.T. 01
TANK S.W.A.T. 01 is a 2006 OVA adapted from the two-volume manga series Dominion: Tank Police by Masamune Shirow.
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School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Kemono Friends
School-Live!