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Modern Kemono Culture and Trend
Imuhata 8rion 7 July 2013
Transcript of Modern Kemono Culture and Trend
The anthropomorphism have been established and recognized as a method of expression since Pre-historical Era. Idea of anthropomorphism were extended in various context in various time period.
The subcultural expression commonly known as "kemono" have became known during late 80's to mid-90's, and became popular during late 90's to early '00. In this presentation, we will mostly focus on this time period.
Nationwide Kemono-community did not exist before 1980s.
Kemono artists occasionally found each other in a book-fair event such as Comic Market and Comitia.
During late '80, communication on online service provider become common.
On Nov. 1995, Windows 95 has been released in Japan.
What kind of
Social Community in Japan
(Painting and Novels)
(Kigurumi and Crafting)
Two streams that compose kemono culture
Kemono is a genre of Japanese art that prominently features anthropomorphic .
Shares numerous similarities including expressions and trends.
The kemono Fandom lacks coherence in terms of community perspective.
self-published books (dojin books)
conventions (resided in a reserved hotel)
communication between artists and kigurumer/fursuiters
"my character" (e.g. Handy Monster)
music arcade games
furry fan (furries)
kemono-zuki (kemono fan)
(term does not exist)
Osamu Tezuka, known as the father of manga culture in Japan, often used anthropomorphism in his creation.
Anthropomorphism become common expression
During Edo Period, anthropomorphism become common expression in ukiyo-e, the woodblock printing and painting.
Dawn of Modern Kemono Culture
Kemono Community start to develop prominently
After the releasing of Windows 95 and launching of the Internet, community start to develop prominently.
A famous set of four picture scrolls, or emakimono, belonging to Kōzan-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan which depict anthropomorphic animals.
Community start to develop while communication tool (e.g. Online service provider) and convention (e.g. Comic Market and Comitia) make an appearance.
Osamu Tezuka made anthropomorphism common in manga
"let's climb the kemono stairway!!"
Kemono Fandom and Furry Fandom
Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature (1984)
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Wolf Children (2012)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2012)
"Online artist community where anyone can browse or submit their own anime and manga illustrations, collaborate with others, and even join official contests.”
social networking websites in Japan and was started in 2004.
Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets".
Fur Affinity, also known as FA, is the furry fandom's largest online community, focusing on the promotion of art, music and stories.
how it different from
A Dealer's Den
Sellings of fan-book
My Little Pony
Pokemon X and Y
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu