As fans continue to mourn the passing of Grape-kun, a 21 year old Humboldt penguin at Tobu Zoo who captured the Internet's heart when he fell in love with a standee of Hululu from Kemono Friends, manga artist and Kemono Friends concept designer Mine Yoshizaki has created a piece of memorial artwork featuring Grape-kun and Hululu together. Hit the jump to learn more.
To help to promote singer-songwriter Mewhan's upcoming second mini album "Risky Shift," Mine Yoshizaki, the concept designer of the Kemono Friends franchise, newly drew an illustration of Sunaneko-han (Sand Cat-han). She performed the ED song of the Kemono Friends TV anime and also voiced the Sand Cat character. The illustration was posted on her official Twitter last night.
As reported, "Kemono Friends: Yoshizaki Mine Concept Design Exhibition" dedicated to the 45-year-old artist's design works for the ultra hit Kemono Friends franchise will open at Parco Museum this Thursday. Mine's official Twitter has posted a 30-second CM narrated by three popular animal girl characters: Serval, Fennec and Common Raccoon. Check out the clip and the limited item lineup for the event clip after the jump!
Parco Museum, located on the seventh floor of Ikebukuro Parco's main building in Tokyo, will hold "Kemono Friends: Yoshizaki Mine Concept Design Exhibition" dedicated to the 45-year-old artist's design works for the ultra hit franchise Kemono Friends from August 24 to September 11. Hit the jump for more details.
In addition to the previously reported poster panel drawn by Mine Yoshizaki, the character concept designer of the Kemono Friends franchise, Toyohashi Zoo & Botanical Park in Aichi Prefecture is now offering soft cream inspired by Serval for a limited time between May 3 and 7, then Serval parfait is also scheduled to be added from May 9.
Toyohashi Zoo & Botanical Park in Aichi Prefecture is one of the 10 zoos in Japan that keep Serval Cats. It announced yesterday that Mine Yoshizaki, the character concept designer of the Kemono Friends franchise offered a newly drawn character illustration of Serval and has agreed to display it as a panel in the zoo from today. Check out the photos from the zoo and more news after the jump!
Hot on the heels of the announcement of a new video project for the recently concluded Kemono Friends TV anime, a new piece of character setting artwork by series conceptual designer Mine Yoshizaki has been released to tease the project. Hit the jump to meet the newest avian Friend to take up residence in Japari Park.
Japanese animation costume company Cospa has revealed the five new items from its brand Nijigen Cospa, inspired by the ongoing very successful TV anime Kemono Friends. They are scheduled to be offered at the upcoming Anime Japan 2017 event on March 25 and 26 before sales at general stores. Check the lineup after the jump.
A newly-drawn collaboration art by Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog, Kemono Friends) is confirmed to be revealed at the upcoming "Osamu Tezuka's Handsome Beauty - Elegant -" exhibition to be held at the Hankyu Umeda department store from March 29 to April 10. The 45-year-old artist will provide his version of "Hi no Tori/Phoenix" from one of Tezuka's masterpieces.
Enjoying Kemono Friends? You can keep enjoying it! The creator says the project will continue for quite a while. Check out what he said on his personal blog after the jump!
Sgt Frog manga author Mine Yoshizaki has designed figures and created fan books dedicated to bishoujo Windows girls Win-chan. So, with Microsoft end-of-lifing their support of the Windows XP operating system, Yoshizaki has said goodbye with a special, nostalgic look back. Check it out after the jump.
In 2010, a "My Ryoma Illustration" art exhibit toured Japan, offering 50 manga artists' interpretations of 19th century samurai and modernizer Sakamoto Ryōma. The exhibit will be revived starting January 27th to raise funds to support the victims of the March 2011 earthquake. See some of the art after the jump.