Definitions

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  • n. A humanoid fictional character who possesses animal-like features (including ears).
  • n. A cosplayer who wears animal-like features.

Etymologies

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From the Japanese 獣耳: (kemono, animal) + (mimi, ear).

Examples

  • Oh, and about the “cat” thing: Cats in Japan are viewed as adorable balls of fur, and it is quite common for “mischievous but cute” female characters to have some cat-like characteristics, from doing the :3 (look sideways to see the emoticon) smile (like, um, this) to full-fledged catgirl/ kemonomimi status. gwen 7:50 pm on June 21, 2008 | # | Reply

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  • The problem lies with the statement "X anime", where X is an aesthetic or genre (e.g. yuri, kemonomimi, moe, bishounen, harem, fighting, sci-fi, fantasy).

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  • Though sometimes the implications of kemonomimi is out of the intended context (imagine a

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