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Kemono ケモノ - AKA Japanese FurriesKemono ケモノ - AKA Japanese FurriesMisc

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TaralenTaralen3 months ago
I was randomly browsing Mandarake and noticed this:

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It's kind of near the bottom of their list of popular categories. I think it's interesting they use the term "Kemono" which I know means beast in Japanese, however it is written in Katakana rather than Hiragana or Kanji. This is interesting because it takes the Japanese word but puts it in Katakana rather than using Katakana to try and spell out "Furry."

I am aware that there are a few furry kits but have there ever been mass produced prepainted ones? I can't really think of one off the top of my head, but if y'all know any, please share. (Also I don't count Porco Rosso cause that's Studio Ghibli lol)
It is a curious thing to me because furries are so popular in the West.

Furry art in the west is often associated with a rather Disney-esque look to them, but browsing Japanese furry art offers more variety. The cartoony look is still there, but it is not Disney-esque.

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(Edited): It does make me wonder though why furry stuff is so popular in the West but not as much in Japan (or even other parts of the East). I'm not part of the fandom (honestly I don't really get it), but I do find it interesting how less receptive the Japanese seem to be to it despite there being a clear fandom in Japan given all the doujins Mandarake has.

So it appears that even in Japan the furry fandom is quite huge and it really does make me wonder why the furry aesthetic has crossed cultural gaps. Part of me wonders if it dates back to ancient mythologies where anthropomorphic animals play such huge roles. Perhaps that fascination is carried on to this day in the form of furries?

This is just a random blog but I thought it'd be interesting to share.
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bomhat because I'm batman
darkfader3 months ago#76656423Some artists I had/just marked as favorite on Pixiv: (18+ !)
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There is probably more but not all appeal to me. Lot of non-Japanese artist. Lot of fat/strange animals too.
I do have a Nanachi figure.

THANKS FOR SHARING MAN
3 months ago
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bomhat3 months ago#76552460read beastars and you'll become a furry too

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There is probably more but not all appeal to me. Lot of non-Japanese artist. Lot of fat/strange animals too.

I do have a Nanachi figure.
3 months ago
bomhat because I'm batman
read beastars and you'll become a furry too
3 months ago
Mamoru Hosoda movies lol.
3 months ago
I thought they were always pretty popular because of the cuteness factor though I'm not very familiar with furry stuff in general. At Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, the most popular characters are animal characters. I noticed a lot of the merchandise had more animal characters on them than the princesses. Tokyo DisneySea also has their own line of animal characters called Duffy and Friends (though Duffy himself originated in the US) and are very popular there! Disney Store Japan created a line of cute bears called Unibearsity. Sanrio (Hello Kitty) is very popular too!
3 months ago
Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
I know kemono from kemono friends which is quite popular in Japan. Then there's also animal crossing game which is also popular there and here too.

And nekopara in the nsfw category is popular too tho not sure if they're kemono

Often I see a lot of fox girls so I do think it's very popular there but maybe they're more shy about liking it possibly :)?
3 months ago
Taralen Elf Hoarder
Coffee3 months ago#76531262Kemono is huge in Japan, so I'm not sure where you've got the idea that it's not as popular as in the west.
The Kemono doujin market seems to keep growing every year and sites such as AliceBooks have been targeting Kemono fans for a long time with their amount of doujin books and merch.
There are some prepainted scales, some can be found under the "kemono" or "furry" tag here on MFC, but I don't think the market for scales is very big.
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I just wasn't aware. Interesting to know, however.
3 months ago
Coffee
Kemono is huge in Japan, so I'm not sure where you've got the idea that it's not as popular as in the west.
The Kemono doujin market seems to keep growing every year and sites such as AliceBooks have been targeting Kemono fans for a long time with their amount of doujin books and merch.
There are some prepainted scales, some can be found under the "kemono" or "furry" tag here on MFC, but I don't think the market for scales is very big.
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I think Japan has a different attitude towards furry stuff because of their love for mascot characters and what not.
3 months ago
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