The second season of unexpected hit anime Kemono Friends has been announced. The show’s creators are taking applications from young women hoping to become a Kemono Friends star.
The previous season featured many established voice actresses as well as newly discovered talent. There was also a spin-off idol unit, which also appeared as in-anime as well as in-game characters and sung the theme song.
Now, Kemono Friends 2 is looking for “healthy women” between the ages of 16 and 20 that are not currently signed to production agencies for its newest unit. Applicants write a short essay saying why they’d be right and include photos or a short clip.
Twitter user Nao pointed this out (via Sankoku, NSFW), adding that it was unsettling how applicants had to include these measurements. Doing so is not optional.
— どうがをつくるのがすきなフレンズ (@fanzell_lolott2) September 2, 2018
Some wondered if this info was needed for garment fitting, but why would that be required on the initial application?
The Biggest Anime Controversy Of 2017 Comes To An End
Just as anime director Tatsuki accepted an anime of the year award for Kemono Friends, the show’s producer took Twitter to announce its creators would not be back, bringing to an end this year’s biggest anime controversy.
Last year, the creative force behind the first Kemono Friends was unceremoniously booted from the second season.