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* BluntYes: Kabane's reaction to Inugami asking him if he thinks Akira is useless.
-->'''Inugami:''' Good grief... Kabane, do you think Akira is dead weight too?\\
'''Kabane:''' Yes. [[ExtremeDoormat But I'm fine with that.]]


* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inugami full stop. He's quirky as hell and has the idea to moon Kabane; to prove a point, but he has extensive knowledge of Kemono varieties and habits and is extremely competent when he needs to be.
* FantasticRacism: Humans aware of Kemono show a clear amount of disdain for them, as evidenced by Kabane's aunt.
* TheGreatOffscreenWar: The eponymous Kemono Jihen was a major war between Kemono and humans a thousand years ago. The resulting devastation convinced Kemono to hide themselves from humans and erase the memory of their existence from humanity, allowing themselves to fade into myth and obscurity. The point of Kemono offices like Inugami's is to allow Kemono to live peacefully among humans while preventing needless conflict that could ignite tensions on both sides.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. When Akira uses his powers to freeze a group of frog Kemono, they're all killed instantly. And when Akira's brother Yui freezes Inugami, Kabane, and Shiki, the only reason any of them live is because of their special powers.[[note]]Kabane has a HealingFactor and is borderline immortal, while Inugami insulated himself and Shiki with a layer of hot air to prevent their flesh from freezing.[[/note]]
* HiddenElfVillage: The tanuki reside in Yashima Temple, a site hidden in Shikoku through the use of the tanukis' trademark illusions. The only way to get inside is to turn a leaf into cash and lay it out as an offering to the tanuki statue in front, ensuring that only Kemono with powerful illusionary abilities can enter.
* {{Masquerade}}: It seems that the vast majority of people are unaware of the existence of Kemono, with the police force baffled on how to address them outside of asking for "specialists" like Inugami.
* TheNoseKnows: All Kemono give off a distinctive smell that's unpleasant to humans, leading Kemono to mask it with a special perfume.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inugami full stop. He's quirky as hell and has the idea to moon Kabane; to prove a point, but he has extensive knowledge of Kemono kemono varieties and habits and is extremely competent when he needs to be.
* ConvenientlyOrphaned: The kids of the Inugami office are brought together because of their parents either being dead or missing. Kabane's parents left him with his EvilAunt, Shiki's parents went missing when he was young, and Akira never knew his parents. [[spoiler:It's later downplayed with Shiki, as his mother is eventually found and very much alive.]]
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FantasticRacism: Humans aware of Kemono kemono show a clear amount of disdain for them, as evidenced by Kabane's aunt.
* TheGreatOffscreenWar: The eponymous Kemono Jihen was a major war between Kemono and humans a thousand years ago. The resulting devastation convinced Kemono kemono to hide themselves from humans and erase the memory of their existence from humanity, allowing themselves to fade into myth and obscurity. The point of Kemono kemono offices like Inugami's is to allow Kemono kemono to live peacefully among humans while preventing needless conflict that could ignite tensions on both sides.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. When Akira uses his powers to freeze a group of frog Kemono, kappa kemono, they're all killed instantly. And when Akira's brother Yui freezes Inugami, Kabane, and Shiki, the only reason any of them live is because of their special powers.[[note]]Kabane has a HealingFactor and is borderline immortal, while Inugami insulated himself and Shiki with a layer of hot air to prevent their flesh from freezing.[[/note]]
* HiddenElfVillage: The tanuki reside in Yashima Temple, a site hidden in Shikoku through the use of the tanukis' trademark illusions. The only way to get inside is to turn a leaf into cash and lay it out as an offering to the tanuki statue in front, ensuring that only Kemono kemono with powerful illusionary abilities can enter.
enter. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this also means that kitsune who are in the know can also invade in the village, as shown when Inari sends Nobimaru to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness kill Kon]] and steal the Life Calculus.]]
* HopelessWithTech: Inugami admits that technology is not his strong suit, letting Mihai take care all of the technical aspects of the office such as hiding their cell phone data from Inari.
* KidHero: Inugami's office is almost entirely staffed by the kids he takes in and cares for, Kabane, Shiki, and Akira. Together they take on monstrous kemono and attempt to uphold the {{Masquerade}} to prevent kemono and humans from going to war again.
* {{Masquerade}}: It seems that the vast majority of people are unaware of the existence of Kemono, kemono, with the police force baffled on how to address them outside of asking for "specialists" like Inugami.
* TheNoseKnows: All Kemono kemono give off a distinctive smell that's unpleasant to humans, leading Kemono kemono to mask it with a special perfume.



* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Kemono is a collective term used to refer to supernatural creatures of all kinds, from ghouls to yuki-onokos to vampires. All of them give off a peculiar scent that's foul-smelling to humans as a telltale sign of their inhuman nature.
* RapeAsDrama: Comes with a healthy aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale for [[spoiler:Akira's brother, Yui. He was raped and molested by the village chieftess just after he hit puberty. It's implied that the same happened to Akira's father.]]

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Kemono is a collective term used to refer to supernatural creatures of all kinds, from ghouls to yuki-onokos to vampires. All of them give off a peculiar scent that's foul-smelling to humans as a telltale sign of their inhuman nature.
nature. Some of them can take on human forms or at least use {{Glamour}} to hide themselves among them. Many kemono can also procreate in humans, resulting with half-human, half-kemono hybrids like Kabane and Shiki.
* RapeAsDrama: Comes with a healthy aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale for [[spoiler:Akira's brother, Yui. He was raped and molested by every yuki-onna in the village chieftess just after he hit puberty.puberty since yuki-onokos are only born once every 100 years. It's implied that the same happened to Akira's father.]]]]
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Downplayed. Inugami's office is based in Tokyo and the heroes do most of their day-to-day work there. But the events of the story take them all over Japan, from Shikoku to Okinawa.


* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Tanuki and kitsune usually take human-shaped forms with their illusionary abilities to walk seamlessly among humans. Sufficiently startling or angering them can cause a GlamourFailure, revealing their true forms as raccoon-like creatures and monstrous foxes respectively.



* FantasticRacism: Humans aware of Kemono show a clear amount of disdain for them, as evidenced by Dorotabō's aunt.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. When Akira uses his powers to freeze a group of frog Kemono, they're all killed instantly. And when Akira's brother freezes Inugami, Kabane, and Shiki, the only reason any of them live is because of their special powers.

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* FantasticRacism: Humans aware of Kemono show a clear amount of disdain for them, as evidenced by Dorotabō's Kabane's aunt.
* TheGreatOffscreenWar: The eponymous Kemono Jihen was a major war between Kemono and humans a thousand years ago. The resulting devastation convinced Kemono to hide themselves from humans and erase the memory of their existence from humanity, allowing themselves to fade into myth and obscurity. The point of Kemono offices like Inugami's is to allow Kemono to live peacefully among humans while preventing needless conflict that could ignite tensions on both sides.
* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. When Akira uses his powers to freeze a group of frog Kemono, they're all killed instantly. And when Akira's brother Yui freezes Inugami, Kabane, and Shiki, the only reason any of them live is because of their special powers.[[note]]Kabane has a HealingFactor and is borderline immortal, while Inugami insulated himself and Shiki with a layer of hot air to prevent their flesh from freezing.[[/note]]
* HiddenElfVillage: The tanuki reside in Yashima Temple, a site hidden in Shikoku through the use of the tanukis' trademark illusions. The only way to get inside is to turn a leaf into cash and lay it out as an offering to the tanuki statue in front, ensuring that only Kemono with powerful illusionary abilities can enter.



* RapeAsDrama: Comes with a healthy aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale for Akira's brother. He was raped and molested by the village chieftess just after he hit puberty. It's implied that the same happened to Akira's father.
* UrbanFantasy: After the intro, the story, and all of its fantastical elements, head straight to Tokyo.

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Kemono is a collective term used to refer to supernatural creatures of all kinds, from ghouls to yuki-onokos to vampires. All of them give off a peculiar scent that's foul-smelling to humans as a telltale sign of their inhuman nature.
* RapeAsDrama: Comes with a healthy aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale for Akira's brother.[[spoiler:Akira's brother, Yui. He was raped and molested by the village chieftess just after he hit puberty. It's implied that the same happened to Akira's father.
father.]]
* UrbanFantasy: After the intro, the story, and all of its fantastical elements, head straight to Tokyo.Tokyo.
* {{Youkai}}: The majority of the Kemono that appear in the series are based on youkai due to the setting of the story. For instance, Inugami is a bakedanuki and Lady Inari and her cohorts are kitsune.


* HarmlessFreezing: Averted. When Akira uses his powers to freeze a group of frog Kemono, they're all killed instantly. And when Akira's brother freezes Inugami, Kabane, and Shiki, the only reason any of them live is because of their special powers.



* RapeAsDrama: Comes with a healthy aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale for Akira's brother. He was raped and molested by the village chieftess just after he hit puberty.

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* RapeAsDrama: Comes with a healthy aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale for Akira's brother. He was raped and molested by the village chieftess just after he hit puberty. It's implied that the same happened to Akira's father.


''Kemono Jihen'' (meaning Beast or Monster Incident) is a manga written by Shou Aimoto, who is most famous for writing ''Manga/HokenshitsuNoShinigami'', and is currently running in Jump SQ, an off-shoot of the legendary ''Magazine/ShonenJump'', in 2017.

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''Kemono Jihen'' (meaning Beast or Monster Incident) is a manga written by Shou Aimoto, who is most famous for writing ''Manga/HokenshitsuNoShinigami'', and is currently running in Jump SQ, an off-shoot of the legendary ''Magazine/ShonenJump'', in 2017.
2017. An anime adaptation was announced in late 2019.

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* NotUsedToFreedom: Kabane was used by his EvilAunt as free labor and constantly made to do tasks, rather than do things like go to school or hang out with others his age. By the time he's thirteen ([[NeverHadABirthdayParty he thinks]]), he's so unused to the idea of having his own free time that he stares at a wall and waits for instructions when there's nothing to do at Inugami's office.


Our story begins when detective named Houraki Inugami, a specialist in the occult, is called to a remote Japanese village to solve a pressing case: the local animals are being killed and devoured and their bodies were rotting away within a single day. He checks in at the local inn while investigating, discovering that a quiet boy nicknamed "Dorotabō" was forced to work in the fields instead of being sent to school. Intrigued, Inugami asks for Dorotabō's help specifically, much to the shock of the innkeeper and the local townspeople, who constantly demean the boy and never use his real name.

It isn't long until it's clear that supernatural forces at work, and his nickname may not be the only inhuman thing about Dorotabō...

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Our story begins when a detective named Houraki Inugami, a specialist in the occult, is called to a remote Japanese village to solve a pressing case: the local animals are being killed and devoured and their bodies were rotting away within a single day. He checks in at the local inn while investigating, discovering that a quiet boy nicknamed "Dorotabō" was forced to work in the fields instead of being sent to school. Intrigued, Inugami asks for Dorotabō's help specifically, much to the shock of the innkeeper and the local townspeople, who constantly demean the boy and never use his real name.

It isn't long until it's clear that supernatural forces are at work, and his nickname may not be the only inhuman thing about Dorotabō...


* RapeAsDrama: Comes with a healthy aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale for Shiki's brother. He was raped and molested by the village chieftess just after he hit puberty.

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* RapeAsDrama: Comes with a healthy aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale for Shiki's Akira's brother. He was raped and molested by the village chieftess just after he hit puberty.

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* RapeAsDrama: Comes with a healthy aversion of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale for Shiki's brother. He was raped and molested by the village chieftess just after he hit puberty.


* AbusiveParents: Not parent, but Dorotabo's aunt, the innkeeper, is horrible to him to the point that she won't even use his real name, a habit that the rest of the townsfolk have picked up on.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inugami full stop. He's quirky as hell and has the idea to moon Dorotabō to prove a point, but he has extensive knowledge of Kemono varieties and habits and is extremely competent when he needs to be.

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* AbusiveParents: Not parent, but Dorotabo's Kabane's aunt, the innkeeper, is horrible to him to the point that she won't even use his real name, a habit that the rest of the townsfolk have picked up on.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inugami full stop. He's quirky as hell and has the idea to moon Dorotabō Kabane; to prove a point, but he has extensive knowledge of Kemono varieties and habits and is extremely competent when he needs to be.


* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inugami full stop. He's quirky as hell and has the idea to moon Dorotabo; to prove a point, but he has extensive knowledge of Kemono varieties and habits and is extremely competent when he needs to be.
* FantasticRacism: Humans aware of Kemono show a clear amount of disdain for them, as evidenced by Dorotabo's aunt.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inugami full stop. He's quirky as hell and has the idea to moon Dorotabo; Dorotabō to prove a point, but he has extensive knowledge of Kemono varieties and habits and is extremely competent when he needs to be.
* FantasticRacism: Humans aware of Kemono show a clear amount of disdain for them, as evidenced by Dorotabo's Dorotabō's aunt.


''Kemono Jihen'' is a manga written by Shou Aimoto, who is most famous for writing ''Manga/HokenshitsuNoShinigami'', and is currently running in Jump SQ, an off-shoot of the legendary ''Magazine/ShonenJump'', in 2017.

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''Kemono Jihen'' (meaning Beast or Monster Incident) is a manga written by Shou Aimoto, who is most famous for writing ''Manga/HokenshitsuNoShinigami'', and is currently running in Jump SQ, an off-shoot of the legendary ''Magazine/ShonenJump'', in 2017.



* AbusiveParents: Not parent, but Dorotabō's aunt, the innkeeper, is horrible to him to say the least to the point that she won't even use his real name, a habit that the rest of the townsfolk have picked up on.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inugami full stop. He's quirky as hell and has the idea to moon Dorotabō to prove a point, but he has extensive knowledge of Kemono varieties and habits and is extremely competent when he needs to be.
* FantasticRacism: Humans aware of Kemono show a clear amount of disdain for them, as evidenced by Dorotabō's aunt.

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* AbusiveParents: Not parent, but Dorotabō's Dorotabo's aunt, the innkeeper, is horrible to him to say the least to the point that she won't even use his real name, a habit that the rest of the townsfolk have picked up on.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inugami full stop. He's quirky as hell and has the idea to moon Dorotabō Dorotabo; to prove a point, but he has extensive knowledge of Kemono varieties and habits and is extremely competent when he needs to be.
* FantasticRacism: Humans aware of Kemono show a clear amount of disdain for them, as evidenced by Dorotabō's Dorotabo's aunt.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Not ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'']]

Our story begins when detective named Houraki Inugami, a specialist in the occult, is called to a remote Japanese village to solve a pressing case: the local animals are being killed and devoured and their bodies were rotting away within a single day. He checks in at the local inn while investigating, discovering that a quiet boy nicknamed "Dorotabō" was forced to work in the fields instead of being sent to school. Intrigued, Inugami asks for Dorotabō's help specifically, much to the shock of the innkeeper and the local townspeople, who constantly demean the boy and never use his real name.

It isn't long until it's clear that supernatural forces at work, and his nickname may not be the only inhuman thing about Dorotabō...

''Kemono Jihen'' is a manga written by Shou Aimoto, who is most famous for writing ''Manga/HokenshitsuNoShinigami'', and is currently running in Jump SQ, an off-shoot of the legendary ''Magazine/ShonenJump'', in 2017.

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* AbusiveParents: Not parent, but Dorotabō's aunt, the innkeeper, is horrible to him to say the least to the point that she won't even use his real name, a habit that the rest of the townsfolk have picked up on.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inugami full stop. He's quirky as hell and has the idea to moon Dorotabō to prove a point, but he has extensive knowledge of Kemono varieties and habits and is extremely competent when he needs to be.
* FantasticRacism: Humans aware of Kemono show a clear amount of disdain for them, as evidenced by Dorotabō's aunt.
* {{Masquerade}}: It seems that the vast majority of people are unaware of the existence of Kemono, with the police force baffled on how to address them outside of asking for "specialists" like Inugami.
* TheNoseKnows: All Kemono give off a distinctive smell that's unpleasant to humans, leading Kemono to mask it with a special perfume.
* UrbanFantasy: After the intro, the story, and all of its fantastical elements, head straight to Tokyo.

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