We know what you're thinking, but no, those ears don't come off.
"Unleash the bunny squadron!"
Known in Japan as "kemonomimi
" (roughly translating as "animal ears", but not so easy to spell
), these are the most dramatically anthropomorphized
characters, who appear virtually human, but feature the added characteristics of an animal's ears
and tail. A Little Bit Beastly is not furry, and should still have human skin, a human face, a completely human nose, and a human skull and torso structure. Additional features like claws, horns
, Animal Eyes
, Cute Little Fangs
, or the special abilities and/or instincts of that animal, may also be present. In-universe, they display the same mannerisms (including the need to wear clothes) as humans, but are generally considered a distinct species in their own right (demons being common), due to the general Squick
of the alternative
. Hair usually covers the sides of their heads at all times, avoiding the dilemma
of whether they should have two sets of ears or a creepy-looking lack of humanlike ears.
A similar term is "gijinka
", similarly anthropomorphized creatures, animals or Mons
who are regarded as actual
creatures later transformed into humans
, retaining only their most prominent features (again, mostly their original ears and tail) and/or special abilities (Mons especially).
This can overlap with Rubber-Forehead Aliens
, depending on the setting; one of the most common (some would argue overused
) ways to invent a fictional race or alien species is to take a non-hominid animal and anthropomorphize it
to an extreme, resulting in a virtually human character with a few animal traits, or alternatively, an animal head on a human frame
, complete with other human features like a pair of Non-Mammal Mammaries
. This is often Hand Waved
as an ("Alternate Evolutionary Path"
Sometimes referred to as the "ten percent" variety of anthropomorphism, usually to differentiate fans of this type of character from Furry Fandom
. See also Cute Monster Girl
or Beast Man
. Compare Half-Human Hybrid
for an actual hybrid
between a human and another species.
See Petting Zoo People
and especially Funny Animal
and Civilized Animal
for animal characters who retain larger shares of animal features, on the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism
. See Beast Folk
for human characters who retain larger shares of animal features.
Examples do not have to be Little Bit Beastly by nature. They can be normal humans who have been turned into
Little Bit Beastly. See also: Kitsune
, Our Monsters Are Different
, Winged Humanoid
, Unusual Ears
. For costume ears, see Animal-Eared Headband
A Super Trope
Not to be confused with tropes like Bee People
(which is about eusocial societies, not actual insectoids).
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Anime & Manga
More than one type
- Log Horizon has a few, although the one with the most screentime by far is Nyanta (who ends most his sentences by meowing as a form of Role Play).
- The entire cast of Damekko Doubutsu.
- Tokyo Mew Mew:
- Aizawa Minto/Mew Mint, who is part Lorikeet.
- Fujiwara Zakuro/Mew Zakuro, who is part wolf.
- Hwang Bu-ling/Mew Pudding, a golden lion tamarin.
- Midorikawa Retasu/Mew Lettuce is a rare example of a porpoise-girl. Her cetecean features are limited to ribbonlike antennae coming out of her head, although she later turns into a mermaid. Like Ichigo (wildcat likened to domestic cats) and Zakuro (wolf given a few dog qualities), Retasu and her powers are mostly porpoise-related but sometimes reflect just plain fish, like how she can breathe underwater.
- Shirayuki Berii/Mew Berry of Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode is part cat girl, part bunny girl, and all Canon Sue.
- Many of the people in Fushigiboshi No Futagohime are either this or Petting Zoo People.
- Princess Sophie, Prince Auler, and Queen Elana of the Windmill Kingdom have floppy, dog-like Unusual Ears. The king, meanwhile, is a Petting Zoo Person Dog.
- Princess Lione, Prince Tio, and King Wohl from the Flame Kingdom are Lion-based cat folk.
- Princess Mirlo from the Waterdrop Kingdom has bear ears whereas her mother is very much a bear.
- According to Studio Gainax, Viral from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is "a shark with feline genetics. If you pull out his teeth they grow back." He looks mostly human, except for catlike eyes and paws and shark's teeth.
- Boota in his human form in the Multi-Dimensional Labryinth is a Bishōnen with whiskers. His Evil Counterpart, Guame, however, has the humanoid form of a Lizard Man.
- Cytomander is a peacock.
- Adiane has a scorpion tail.
- Ryo-okhi has three forms, ones as cat-rabbit, one as humanoid with cabbit-like feature, and the third is a starship
- The characters of Strike Witches take on the ears and tails of various animals when they use their magic. Most of them are various cats or dogs.
- Utawarerumono has almost the entire cast of them.
- In one episode of Keroro Gunsou, Keroro turns the animals in a zoo into Petting Zoo People with one of Kululu's crazy transformation guns, the platoon hoping that they can then convince them to join forces with them.
- Lady Bat, the Villainous Crossdresser of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch. Guess what he is.
- The Black Beauty Sisters are anglerfish girls. In fact, they actually are anglerfish, transformed into kemonomimi.
- Lanhua/Ranfa is a butterfly woman. Alala may be a dragonfly, but it's more likely that she's a fairy.
- One of the many "human" species in Centaur no Nayami are the "Long Hear" people, who are essentially this trope. Cat people seems to be the most common variation, but there are others as well.
- Everyone in Dog Days is a kemonomimi, save for the three humans. It goes to mention that everyone refers to themselves as humans.
- Yu Gi Oh ZEXAL - Cathy a.k.a. Cat-chan shows kemonomimi traits with cat ears, tail, and apparently can talk to cats and Dog-chan is able to talk to dogs and has cute floppy ear-like hair.
- The Vision of Escaflowne includes the requisite Cat Girls, wolf-men, a dog-man, and a race of Winged Humanoids. More exotic variants, such as a walrus-man, are sometimes seen in crowd shots.
- Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they? has a number of different types, including the rabbit main character Kurousagi.
- One of the basic concepts behind +Anima; the term "+Anima" applies to humans who can turn into this at will, almost always after witnessing the animal they're based on during a moment of life-threatening trauma (for example, a character became a fish +Anima after nearly drowning). Interestingly, this trope is also deconstructed. +Anima are not easily accepted by normal folks, oftentimes being victims of severe and disturbingly realistic prejudice. The main characters include, in order of appearance:
- Cooro, a crow +Anima.
- Husky, the aforementioned fish +Anima.
- Senri, a bear +Anima.
- Nana, a bat +Anima.
- Gugure! Kokkuri-san:
- Kokkuri the kitsune usually appears as a human with fox ears and tail.
- Inugami the dog youkai gains a tail and ears only when in female form, for obvious reasons.
- In Fruits Basket, Kyo will once in a while have cat ears to show his mood. Occasionally, this happens when he's put out about something, but usually it's just because he's mad. Like usual. It's not commented on or noticed by any of the characters, so it's purely an artistic and comedic effect.
- A minor character from the Urusei Yatsura anime and manga series is Kurama, an Ancient Astronauts version of a Tengu (bird-goblin). Apparently, her species is divided into two 'halves'; one of them are humanoid crows the size of goblins, the other are, well, see the trope name. Also, she's the last one of the second type, and her duty (as she sees it) is to find a worthy guy to help her rebuild the population. Unfortunately for her, the only options in the series are Ataru Moroboshi, Shuutaro Mendo, and Ryuunosuke. She's also technically a Half-Human Hybrid; one of her female ancestors (who was, herself, an example of this trope) married a famous samurai from Japan.
- The Mahou Sensei Negima! manga reveals that Setsuna is half-
tengu Bird Clan, a variety of humanoid bird demon. This is implied in the last episode of the first anime (and downgraded to mere pactio transformation in the second), but never said outright in either anime. She sports an impressive set of white wings, which she can hide or shrink when not in use. Unfortunately, the Bird Clan considers white wings to be bad luck, and her half human lineage resulted in some self-depreciation.
- It's further revealed in the manga that she's an albino who dyes her hair and wears colored contacts to hide the fact, explaining the issues with her family. (Happens in real-world cultures.)
- The residents of Mt. Phoenix in Ranma ½ who, along with the requisite wings, also have talon-like hands and feet.
Wolves and Dogs
- Meirin and Tamamonomae in Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito. Some argue that these two are the same person, just placed in different worlds and times.
- Youko in Inukami!.
- Kuon from Triangle Heart 3: Sweet Songs Forever is a fox demon.
- Chizuru from Kanokon.
- Youko Kurama from YuYu Hakusho. And a minor character, Koto the announcer girl.
- Kuugen from Wagaya No Oinari Sama Also a case of a Gender Bender.
- Sakura, the 8-and-1/5 Kyuubi Fox in Hyper Police.
- Makoto in Kanon is a magically shapeshifted fox who doesn't have the appearance of one so much as the behavior. Unfortunately, she doesn't get as good a deal as kitsunes normally seem to and after spending a few weeks with Yuuichi her intelligence plummets back into that of a fox's and her motor control deteriorates rapidly and then she dies without realizing she just got 'married.' In the anime it's not as bad, though.
- Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss.
- Lust, the personification of the sin itself, from We Are Our Avatars is Part-fox. In fact, she vaguely looks like Ran Yakumo, according to a few visitors from Gensokyo.
- The titular character of Naruto contains the Nine-Tailed Fox; presumably as a result of this, he has fox-like whisker-marks on his cheeks.
- The title character of Hana The Fox Girl is a white inari fox who can take on human form. When she does so, she has fox ears, a tail, and Cute Little Fangs.
Rabbits, Rodents, and other small mammals
- Holo, a wolf spirit in Spice and Wolf.
- Liru, a werewolf in Magical Pokaan.
- Certain Familiars and Guardian Beasts from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, such as Alph and Zafila.
- The titular half dog-demon of InuYasha looks like a human with dog-ears and fangs. His brother Sesshomaru (dog-demon) and The Rival Koga and his clan (wolf-demons) are full demons, but they look pretty human except for the tail and pointy ears. It is implied that this is only their disguise form; at least Sesshomaru is able to convert into his true form, a giant demon dog.
Several other examples appear throughout the series, like Shippo (fox-demon), Myoga (flea-demon), the bat-demon clan and Jinenji (half
ginormous bug-eyed horse thing horse-demon).
- Kotaro Inugami in Mahou Sensei Negima!, same as InuYasha, and he likes to call himself a wolf.
- The Inukami in, well, Inukami! Most of them hide their dog-like traits pretty well, though Tomohane's tail is quite clearly visible in human form.
- Ouka in .hack//Legend of the Twilight; her character class is "Werewolf".
- Nozomu from Kanokon
- Elga, Luna and Rino, the dog-girls from Inumimi.
- Dog hybrid chimera Dorochet from Fullmetal Alchemist. Although the only canine trait we really get to see from him is an extreme sense of loyalty. That, and a fellow chimera jokes he lifts his leg to pee.
- In Dog Days, with the exception of Shinku (a regular human), Yuki (a fox), and Brioche (a wolf), everyone on the Biscotti side has dog features.
- Inugami from Nurarihyon No Mago is a Dog Boy and is naturally loyal to the death. While he constantly has his tongue out, he doesn't have dog ears, although his hair is spiky enough.
- Kiba Inuzuka of Naruto belongs to a ninja clan with dog-themed powers. As a result, his eyes have thin, animalistic pupils and he has fang-like incisors.
Reptiles & Dragons
- Milk Party — A most disturbing h-manga oneshot. In this setting cows are Petting Zoo People with cow ears and tails. They are still treated like Real Life cows and are used to produce milk. When the main character inevitably does the deed with the new cow his mother bought he considers it bestiality but cannot bring himself to stop. The cow ends up giving birth to the main character's child, an adorable baby boy who greatly resembles him and has bull ears and a tail. The main character has to talk his mother out of taking the calf to a butcher shop! Fridge Horror sets in when you realize that people get beef in this setting by butchering "cows" that are visually indistinguishable from humans with added ears and tails.
- Similar to the above, Moo Moo Farm takes place in a world where cattle resemble human girls. The ending follows this line of thought to its logical conclusion- the protagonist's mother, as well as every other human girl in that universe, resemble actual cows.
- In 12 Beast, Female Minotaurs tend to look like human women with horns and cow feet unlike their male counterparts, who tend to look like the standard version of a minotaur.
- Bido and Martel from Fullmetal Alchemist. The first is a human and lizard hybrid chimera that looks like an ugly, weird little guy with a tail that can climb up walls. The second is a human and snake chimera, and that mostly translates as an extremely flexible hot girl.
- "Tamaki" from Mahou Sensei Negima! is a dragonfolk who is capable of transforming into an actual dragon. In humanoid form, she has thick horns and a thick tail, which according to Word of God means she can't wear panties.
- Mink from Dragon Half has horns, a tail, and breaths fire.
Insects & Arachnids
- Hoshigaki Kisame from Naruto is a sharkman. Suigetsu and Chojuro have elements of sharks as well. Fuguki, Samehada's owner before Kisame, is a puffer fish man. Though they and the other members (or aspiring members) of the 7 Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist might file their teeth intentionally, it seems they're not monsters but just weird looking people.
- The Shi'ar, in X-Men comics, are supposed to be descended from birds. The only real sign of this is that they have feathers instead of hair and (sometimes) on their forearms. Although there are some "throwbacks" who are Winged Humanoids, with long feathers on their forearms.
- The DC Universe has the winged Thanagarians, exemplified by Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
- The Demon Mages takes place in a world where magic is still alive. As such, there are still basilisk-people and harpy-people walking around. Protagonist Ziggy is a fine example: she's essentially a woman with a large horn coming out of her forehead, and a scaly tail. Other examples exist, such as Saffron and her wing-like arms and bird-like legs.
- DC also has Beast Boy as mentioned in the cartoon examples below. However, his first appearance was actually as a member of the Doom Patrol, which never got it's own cartoon, nor was Beast Boy ever an active member of them in any of their cartoon appearances.
- Kingdom is about groups of dogs, genetically engineered to have a humanoid shape, fighting Big Creepy-Crawlies. With the exception of Gene the Hackman, all the males are quite clearly dog-men; the females, on the other hand, just look like well-built human women with slight caninesque features.
- Marvel Comics' Squirrel Girl is exactly what she sounds like. And she's also a Killer Rabbit par excellence.
- Hepzibah of the Starjammers. She was originally portrayed with definite skunk coloration◊ but has since become a generic felinoid. Not so surprising, considering who she was based on. Aaaand now she's an elf. At least, that's how she's drawn now.
- Beta Ray Bill (an equine-headed alien) from The Mighty Thor. It is worth noting that his In Name Only appearance in the 90's Silver Surfer cartoon had him and his people looking even more horse-like, whereas his species in the comics have no horse features and are instead somewhat human, but with no noses or ears. Bill himself is genetically engineered to be a fearsome guardian for his people.
- Beast of the X-Men, after he gained his blue fur, initially looked just a bit simian. He later took on cat-like features starting in Grant Morrison's New X-Men.
- The cast of Rocky has animal heads, but are basically human otherwise.
- The winged Hawkmen and hairy Lion Men in Flash Gordon.
- There's a whole subgenre in Harry Potter fanart, that concentrates mainly around Remus/Sirius pairing. Those fanartists depict both Remus and Sirius with dog/wolf ears, no matter the context.
- Several Naruto fanfics will give frequently give the titular character fox ears, and often a varying number of fox tails.
Films — Animation
- Even though he is a puppet in the shape of a normal boy throughout most of the movie, Disney's Pinocchio looks like a puppet Little Bit Beastly when he gains donkey ears and a donkey tail while visiting Pleasure Island. He loses the donkey ears and donkey tail when he turns into a real boy.
- The Humane Six in My Little Pony Equestria Girls have pony ears (and wings, in the case of Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle) in promo artwork, and during their Magical Girl transformation at the climax of the movie. In the final battle of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, the Dazzlings and Sunset Shimmer also get anthro-pony transformations. The dolls of Rainbow Rocks DJ Pon-3, Trixie, and other minor characters also have pony ears, although in animated form, they have normal human ears and do not undergo a transformation.
Films — Live-Action
- Barf the Mog (half-man, half-dog) from Spaceballs. "I'm my own best friend!"
- Animala from the B-Movie spoof The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2004) and its sequel, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again. Part woman, part four different forest animals. And she can dance hypnotically. Rowr.
- The Flock from the Maximum Ride books.
- Kitsune make an appearance in Mercedes Lackey's SERRAted Edge series. They help build magical racecars.
- The Draka create a species known as the Ghouloon which is effectively a human-baboon hybrid with bits of other species thrown in.
- The Grik from Taylor Anderson's Destroyermen series whom Word of God says are evolved from raptors. Also, the Lemurians, who are described as "monkeycats".
- Edgar Rice Burroughs came up with two for his Pellucidar series, the Snake people Horibs and the Mahar who are telepathic, parthenogenic Pterodactyls. No, I'm not kidding.
- The picture book Imogene's Antlers.
- Jack Chalker's The Moreau Factor showcases a vast array of Petting Zoo People, all created through genetic experimentation
- The picture book I Wish That I Had Duck Feet.
- Mary Gentle's Katayans in Rats and Gargoyles, who are essentially humans with long furry tufted tails.
- The kemos of the web-novel Domina vary on the scale, with some being full anthros. Not to mention kemo is probably short for kemonomimi.
- Available via human augmentation in John Patrick Lowrie's sci-fi novel Dancing With Eternity. Protagonist Mohandas has lizard scales, sexy sky captain Steel has catlike fur, Steel's assistant is a gorilla (unclear whether he's a human augmented into a gorilla, or a plain old gorilla, though), and one woman they meet is a Peacock Girl with peacock tattoos that fan into an actual peacock tail.
- Although never given a specific term, the half-dog half-humans of The Dogs are this: furry and canine below the waist with a plantigrade stance, padded feet and tail, sharpened canine teeth, pointed dog-like ears with genitals to match.
- Wolf from from the ABC mini series 10th Kingdom falls under this. While he attempts to hide his traits to blend in, he is shown to have a tail, fangs, claws, and yellow eyes. He also displays canine behaviors when he feels any emotion very strongly.
- Loquasto, from Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire is a Grobble, a race with pig ears and tail. He's the only example we've met so far it's unknown whether they are that universe's equivalent of Orcs or not.
- Jim Breuer's Goat Boy character from Saturday Night Live.
- The Groosalugg in Angel is an inversion. He hails from a demonic-looking people but his ancestors crossed with "cows" which is their term for their human slaves. For all intents and purposes, he looks 100% human, and one that Cordelia, who had been worrying for the entirety of the episode that she will have to have sex with a horrifying demon, finds incredibly attractive. However, he feels he is a monster for looking like one of the "cows", which of course does not matter to Cordelia who proclaims, "Hey, I'm all cow!"
Myths & Religion
- Believe it or not, The Backyardigans (made of an all-Funny Animal cast) had Uniqua as a kemonomimi-ish werewolf on a Halloween special, which only compounded the controversy over her species.
- Warhammer Fantasy included Ungors: mostly human except for hairy legs, somewhat distorted faces, and small horns. Of course there are larger and less human version such as gors and minotaurs
- Dungeons & Dragons has a plethora of reptilian humanoids, a few of which qualify as this:
- The snakelike Yuan-ti are just downright demonic. They are (in some versions) the descendants of humans who crossed their genes with those of snakes, and some of them still look almost exactly like humans and infiltrate human society accordingly.
- There's the Half-dragon template for applying to almost anything corporeal and living, as well as the Draconic template, which is similar but less powerful.
- In Shadowrun, people possesed by insect spirits can end up looking like this.
- Mortasheen, as usual, does an odd version of this with one of its player races, the Sectilians, fusions of human and arthropod that end up looking like humans with insect parts glued on. There's also creatures called Arthropoids which are made via an evolution of the same process, but their human/arthropod fusion looks more... harmonious. Word of God says that they were meant to be based on the difference between the design of the creature from the original The Fly (1958) and the Cronenberg 1986 remake.
- Maid RPG, naturally, your maid can be one of them. In fact, you can easily have embellishments coming from more than one animal.
- ''Golden Sky Stories, you play as a magical animal that can take various levels of human form, some falling into this category.
- Rafiki in the theatrical version of The Lion King.
- The animals in the theatrical version of The Little Mermaid.
- Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna has the tailed Amazon women (although they remove their tails and corsets for the gymnastics act), the anthropomorphic peacocks (not so much the show's actual Peacock Goddess), the mermaids/water fairies, and Miranda's pet lizardman Cali.
- The main cast of Enchanted In The Moonlight for the most part add just a few animal attributes to their human appearances when they transform into their ayakashi selves. Miyabi and Kyouga have furry ears and tails, Chikage has feathered black wings, and Shinra has a small set of oni horns.
- Kit from Fey Winds was once a fox and turned human by a crazy witch. At least until it's revealed she was actually transformed by Sylphe when Kit ate her after mistaking her for an egg. It Makes Sense in Context.
- In Alone in a Crowd the main character, Faith, is revealed to have been born with cat ears.
- The Overture:
- The Demi are an entire race of this. They generally resembling humans with minor modification to there ears, eyes, and sometimes tails.
- Sophie has the ears and spines of a porcupine as well as yellow eyes.
- Marena from Keychain of Creation has a fox ears & tail. This isn't due to her being of a different race from humans, however, but is what is referred to in the world of Exalted as a Tell, due to her being a Lunar Exalted with an fox Spirit Form.
- Kitsunefoxy in Gai Gin. Nobody seems to notice.
- Cat girls Blue and Kate from Yosh, as well as Fox girl Rieko who is also - through a series of events - made into a Robot Girl. A Wizard Did It. By accident.
- Strays: Both main characters are werewolves that can also turn into full wolves.
- WiredWolf of Enjuhneer was established as a variant werewolf early on, but she permanently acquired a wolf's ears and tail after her Plot-Relevant Age-Up.
- Homestuck: When Jade Harley ascends to the God Tiers after being killed by Courtyard Droll, she merges with Jadesprite, her once-deceased dreamself which was a sprite that had previously been prototyped with Jade's dog Becquerel, and as such was itself already pretty much a furry. As a result, after ascending, Jade gained dog ears while otherwise looking completely normal. She has however taken on several canine quirks, such as hating the cat-borne Jaspersprite. This causes a lot of problems later since the Condesce copied Tarvos' ability to mind control animals.
- After Aradia prototyped herself but before she entered a robot body, she was briefly a frog girl with little head bumps, webbed hands, and a habit of saying 'ribbit'.
- In El Goonish Shive (who didn't see that coming?), one of Grace's four parents was a squirrel, and her default form is a squirrel-human hybrid (save for the antennae).
- Then again, her default form is more like Petting Zoo People with a human-like face. She can morph at will to have only the ears, tails, etc. of a true kemonomimi through a Partial Transformation.
- Sarah may be getting a watch to transform her into a proper Cat Girl because clothes over fur feels weird when she was in the Petting Zoo People cat girl form.
- The Urrt from the webcomic The Challenges of Zona.
- The gard are a race of deermen from Winters In Lavelle.
- In Vanadys: Tales of a Fallen Goddess, wights are basically humanoid with Pointy Ears, Cute Little Fangs, claws and furry tails. Their animalistic traits are fairly generic with little hint as to what kind of animal they are based on — though the claws and fangs do suggest some kind of carnivore.
- In Endstone, the "higher animals" are Little Bit Beastly and interfertile with humans but still referred to as animal species and treated as such by humans; Kyri is a deer, and everyone recognizes her as such from her ears.
- In Dubious Company, there is Walter (Bird), Tiren (Cat), and Raque'falicoona (Raccoon) for named characters. Dalmatian, bunny, and bear people have also been shown as background characters in the Elven Royal Court.
- The Numinous in Bedlam Genesis.
- Kat of Sequential Art who is... well... part cat. Scarlett and her sisters are obviously half squirrel.
- The Phantasmagorians of End Of Infinity all have varying levels of animal traits. Jasz, the protagonist, has droopy puppy ears, a fluffy tail, and sharp teeth and claws, while his pseudo-mentor Silver merely has a set of black wings.
- Sette from Unsounded who has pointy teeth and a "mule's tale," which she insists looks more like a lion's.
- In APT Comic, this is essentially a requirement to be an Author. A few get away with just Unusual Ears though.
- Karin-dou 4koma has several animal youkai with have human forms like this. For instance, Shizuki (kitsune) has fox ears/tail, while Catherine (bird/dog hybrid) has dog ears and wings.
- This Is the Worst Idea You've Ever Had! has several characters of the "Beastman" race, who are nearly always cute.
- Heart Core has the Beastman species, a mortal people who lives in the realm of Nifleheim under constant fear of attacks from the demons of Asgard. you can tell them apart from their tails, ears and fangs, depending on the animal that they represent. They posses some strenght, speed and lifespan above humans, but wile humans have evolved to a middleground between the present and the future in this setting, the beastment are still stuck in the middle/dark ages.
- In [[Addergoole]], a significant portion of fae have a "true form" that is a little bit beastly, or a borderline case of Petting Zoo People
- Moezilla, unofficial mascot of the Firefox web browser.
- Seems to be a defining characteristic of Faunus in the RWBY universe. Characters from this race include Velvet Scarlatina (rabbit), Sun Wukong (monkey) and Blake Belladonna (cat). However, they seem to only have either animal ears or a tail, not both at the same time, and some have neither, with one character, Tukson, instead having retractable claws, and a large number of them during a White Fang recruitment drive in "Painting the Town" being Horned Humanoids. Those with animal ears also have a second pair of human ears. The civil rights of these kind of characters plays a significant part within the setting, including a militant activist group named the White Fang.
- Sooni, the Alpha Bitch/Rich Bitch of Tales Of Mu.
- SCP-953. It's of great importance to her that she's Korean, and therefore technically a Kumiho; she has killed people who have called her a kitsune.
- All "werewolves" (who came about from the crossing of the Scientific world with the Magical world) in the 1 + 1/2 Nekutai doujinshiverse— but only after their first transformation—get assorted wolf parts; anywhere from just the ears/tail/teeth combo (most common) to that plus Uh-Oh Eyes, stronger wolfish personality tendencies, and whatever else Tohai wants to throw in there (only if something weird happened; such as they became a werewolf unnaturally or something interrupted their transformation to/from werewolf, etc).
- Global Guardians PBEM Universe
- White Owl, from the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, is a winged "owl woman" with heightened senses, wings, and claws.
- The appropriately named superhero Fox
- Winter Wolf, a superhero.
- Rottweiler, a street-level crimefighter.
- Macaco-Aranha is a Brazilian superhero with "spider monkey" powers and a prehensile tail.
- March Hare, White Rabbit, and Silver Marten.
- Dragon, from the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, can turn into a man-shaped firebreathing dragon. Lord Dragon, on the other hand, is a fire-breathing dragon who turns into a man. Taipan and Asp both have snake powers. Sebek has crocodile powers. Both the Serpent Squad and the Serpent Syndicate are entire teams of snake-powered villains.
- Hate is an unspecific bestial supervillain.
- Harrier has the same sort of vague animal look as well, as does Wild Spirit and Salvaje ("Feral" in Spanish). Render is animalistic, but leans toward the bear-like.
- As a joke, The Nostalgia Critic got himself a tail as a result of time travel at the end of his review of The Room and only seems mildly shocked by it. The Furry Fandom, who up until this point disliked him because of an earlier slam against them, suddenly changed their minds and were very pleased.
- Thuban, in the Whateley Universe, who's part dragon.
- Starfish is an Australian strong-man with "starfish powers" of water-breathing, regeneration, and incredible strength.
- Bay 12 Monster Girls and Bay 12 Monster Girls V 2 feature a lot of these.
- Omar, the hero of Rock and Rule, looks quite a bit like a dog-man, though his actual species and those of his bandmates is somewhat questionable. Some thing Angel is a mousegirl, judging by her very rounded ears. But she also has those trademark ginormous Cat Girl eyes. Some think Omar is a rat. No-one knows what the drummer is.
- The crew of the Primate Avengers in Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, as well as Rhesus-2 in part.
- Teen Titans - Beast Boy deserves a mention here, between his Unusual Ears and Cute Little Fangs — and the fact that he is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Though there isn't anything that ties him to any one definite animal, except for the fact that he gained his powers from being bitten by a green monkey.
- Young Justice also features Beast Boy, but gives him a more simian appearance. It's implied that this is just his personal preference, though, since at one point we see him shift back to a green version of his pre-empowered appearance.
- Several villains in Codename: Kids Next Door have animal body parts; for example, Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb have buffalo horns and walrus tusks, respectively. The show's creator, Mr. Warburton, later revealed that they were part of an Aborted Arc.