[Far Future Fall 2017] Like Kemono Friends? Watch This!

Ever imagine what it would be like living in a different world? An exciting world filled with mysterious creatures, unfamiliar surroundings, fantasy and adventure? A realm where friends gather around to help solve riddles, contributing great memories to a thrilling journey? Well, look no further because we’ve got some of the best far future anime to explore! In the following titles, we share with you an exciting set of recommendations, solely to give you a sampling of current flavors based on popular previously aired anime. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll give every one of these a shot! Now, let’s dive right in!

About Kemono Friends

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2017 – March 2017

Set in the far future, we are welcomed to Japari Park! In this wonderful environment, our characters are adorable therianthropic creatures that overwhelmingly resonate friendship and happiness. In the story, we are introduced to a young girl named Kaban who has no idea of who she is or where she comes from. Traveling with her new companion, Serval, the two commence their escapade, in which they uncover various mysteries, meeting new and friendly creatures along the way.

Like Kemono Friends? Watch Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls' Last Tour)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2017 – December 2017

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou or Girls’ Last Tour is set in a post-apocalyptic society. The world has ended and a new era is emerging. The last remnants of humanity are Chito and Yuuri, two gals who are striving day to day to find their way into the light. Without concrete directions on how to deal with something of this magnitude, Chito and Yuuri remain positive, as their wits and resourcefulness eventually guide them towards a newfound hope in this existence.

Three Major Similarities Between Kemono Friends and Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou

1. Cheers, To The Journey

“It’s the friends we meet along life’s road who help us appreciate the journey.” This quote couldn’t be truer when comparing Kemono Friends and Girls’ Last Tour. As both stories are set in a time after the world’s destruction, Chito and Yuuri from Girls’ Last Tour; and Kaban, Serval, and the other animal girls of Kemono Friends are all faced with an unpredictable future. Although they are casted into unfortunate circumstances, the girls from both series are comforted in the fact that they have an incredible support system; aiding each other through the trials and tribulations they will come up against. In the Kettenkrad or bus, these girls keep on truckin’ no matter what obstacles block their path.

2. “Unforgettable, That’s What You Are”

In both Girls’ Last Tour and Kemono Friends, we observe progression and growth within the vibrant cast of characters. Each of the girls in both series take on varied approaches to try and find clues and pieces to life’s complex riddle. As each character shines with their own special talents and skills, they collectively begin to accept each other’s flaws and strengths. Their originality, whether it is driving a Kettenkrad like Chito or high-jumping like Jaguar, all the girls contribute significantly towards the final resolution. In the end, their uniqueness demonstrates that changing oneself is not required for friendship, as finding rewards in shared activities and memories are priceless.

3. Mad Skills Yo!

We observe in Girls’ Last Tour and Kemono Friends that it takes more than muscle to defeat your enemies. To triumph over any challenge, Chito and Yuuri from Girls’ Last Tour and Kaban and Serval from Kemono Friends are all clever and talented individuals, extremely crafty and determined. Apart from their natural talents, abilities, and instincts, the duos in both anime have standout personalities, an aspect that is significantly important for unexpected occurrences in an unfamiliar and totally unrecognizable atmosphere.

Like Kemono Friends? Watch Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2017 – December 2017

Houseki no Kuni, also known as Land of the Lustrous is set in Earth’s distant future, in a fantastical, supernatural setting. Earth’s old era has disappeared and a new population of immortals inhabit the planet. Distinguished as “Gems,” the 28 distinct species must fight against a threatening foe called the Lunarians. Under repeated abductions and attacks, the Gems have their forces always at the ready, assigned to various roles in the line of defense. In the spotlight, we meet 300-year-old, Phosphophyllite. A baby, compared to the rest of her jewel peers, Phosphophyllite (Phos) has finally received the task of creating an encyclopedia. With a war swelling on, will Phos find worth in this terrible conflict? Check it out!

Three Major Similarities Between Kemono Friends and Houseki no Kuni

1. Nothing Comes Easy

“Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage!” Although many of us would like to forget about “our troubles and our nine to five” when embarking on a grand journey, it’s been known that the “bumps in the road” make any trip more exciting. This sentiment definitely reflects both scenarios present in Houseki no Kuni and Kemono Friends; Phos goes looking for Cinnabar in order to gather more information for the encyclopedia, and Kaban’s quest includes finding out what species she is and where she originated from. Following this line of thought, their paths are not going to be straight and narrow, leaving their roads an exhilarating curvy experience.

2. Beautiful, Bright, and Distinct Animation

Unlike the average, delicate, and subdued color palette we see in many anime currently airing, Houseki no Kuni and Kemono Friends, display a well-defined 3D, extremely colorful, and unique animation style. Details are grossly exaggerated, but common in a fantasy element. Following this, action sequences are visually stimulating and an overall enjoyable viewing adventure.

3. “Packed Like Sardines”

In Houseki no Kuni, the story centers on Phos and Cinnabar, and in Kemono Friends, the two main focal characters are Kaban and Serval. We observe that both dynamic duos are supported with a vast character casting, helping them tremendously on their epic journey. Whether you find a mass of characters a good or bad quality in your anime viewing experience, we declare that in the case of Houseki no Kuni and Kemono Friends, there’s nothing wrong with having a posse. Furthermore, we can see that every jewel person or animal friend is not one and the same, so as a result, the character list is not filled with clutter nor irrelevancies.

Final Thoughts

As we conclude our assessment of Kemono Friends, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryoukou, and Houseki no Kuni, it’s important to remember that the most awesome thing about far future anime is that they are entertaining, imaginative, adventurous and exciting. Having said that, we highly recommend you watch recently aired titles Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou and Houseki no Kuni!! Overall, as there are so many other choices available, let us know if you agree with this analysis. Feel free to leave your suggestions and comments below! Thanks and enjoy!

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Author: Eva B.

Hello! I’m Eva. I was born and raised in San Francisco, California. I’ve lived in Texas, Kentucky, and will soon be living in Japan! I’m a recent college grad with an MS in Justice Studies; a considerable feat in my life. When I’m taking a break from work/studies, I enjoy a variety of anime, passing a lot of time binging episodes alongside my husband. I also take pleasure in spending time with my two dogs and two cats, hiking, yoga, computer/video games, reading, and trying new cuisines. I’m pretty shy, so writing here has been a great outlet for me to come out of my box.

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