It isn’t unusual for animes to inspire manga adaptations. Animes with large fanbases often lead to manga serialization to give fans in-depth stories that the anime couldn’t give.
Kemono Friends 2, like many others, inspired a manga adaptation by Ryū Naitō on January 26, 2019, right after its broadcast.
Ryū Naitō announced in the August issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace that the manga would conclude with its next chapter.
The manga adapted Kemono Friends’ second season and entered its final arc back in April.
Kemono Friends 2 premiered in January 2019 before the manga with 12 episodes. It was streamed on Crunchyroll.
The second season begins with Serval and Caracal finding a “human” child in Japari Park. They meet new friends, uncover secrets of the park, and become involved in the event that will “shake the earth.”
Naitō launched the manga adapting the second season in Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine, publishing its second compiled volume on January 24.
About Kemono friends
Kemono Friends is an anime-inspired from Nexon’s original Kemono Friends app game launched in early 2016. The first season containing 12 episodes aired on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka in January 2017 and ended in March 2017. It was simultaneously streamed on Crunchyroll along with the Japanese release.
The franchise has inspired many smartphone apps and console games like Kemono Friends Picross for Nintendo switch, The Kemono Friends 3 smartphone game and the Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours arcade game
The series features Japari Park, an untamed paradise for humanoid animals known as friends. One afternoon Saval, an energetic character, encounters peculiar Friend in the savannah area. Curious about who the friend is, she takes her down. She discovers it is Kaban, a Friend who doesn’t know her species.
The two soon become friends and set out on an adventure spanning many habitats, landmarks of Japari Park. They hope to reach the Park Library to find KAban’s identity. Along the way, they meet new friends and help them out. But, they soon begin to uncover a sinister reality behind their own existence and the park.
Source: Monthly Shōnen Ace August issue