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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. In fewer words, they look like regular humans wearing a few animal accesories.

A Little Bit Beastly is not furry, feathered, slimy, or scaly, and should still have human skin, a human face, a completely human nose, and a human skull and torso structure. Essentially, they look like what you might look like if you put on a pair of fake rabbit ears. 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. Noticeably, hair tends to cover the sides of their heads where normal human ears would be located at all times, mainly to avoid the dilemma of whether they should have two sets of ears or a potentially odd-looking lack of human ears.


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 human and give them some non-human traits by using some Earth animal as "inspiration", resulting in a virtually human character with a few animal traits. This is often Hand Waved as either an "alternate evolutionary path", or descendants of a Servant Race created by infusing humans with the abilities of animals.

In myth, these traits are a common form of Glamour Failure for animalistic shapeshifters trying to disguise themselves as human, most famously Kitsune. In some depictions they will even assume Little Bit Beastly forms on purpose, as a way to have the greater utility and/or beauty of a human body without being mistaken for a "mere human" in the process.


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 the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism.

A Super-Trope to:


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  • Subverted with Del, one of the mascots of the 2013 rebrand of PBS Kids. He appears to have a raccoon tail, but it's actually an accessory that he wears instead of an actual appendage.

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More than one type
  • One of the many "human" species in A Centaur's Life are the "Long Ear" 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 (three examples of which are pictured above) is a kemonomimi, save for the four humans. It goes to mention that everyone refers to themselves as humans. The animal species' in particular seem to be divided as like ethnicities; There is a nation of Dog-people, a nation of Cat-people, Squirrel-people, Bunny-people, etc.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Chronicles of the Moon Exploration introduces the Espals, a race of Human Aliens whose sole discerning features are their animal-like ears, most of them being rabbits but some having canine or feline ears as well. One of them named Luca shows up in Nobita's class posing as a transfer student, and was never seen without his cap until much later in the story when he removes his headwear and reveal his alien identity to the gang.
  • 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.* Gunota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei Shitara: The Beast Man races are all mostly human with only minor animal traits, like tails and animal ears.
  • Most demons in Helck are just animalistic humans. Doesn't stop them from being feared or hated by Fantastic Racism from actual humans.
  • Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits has several characters that fall into this trope. Examples include Ginji (Kitsune), Ranmaru (wolf), Akatsuki (spider), Kasuga (Tanuki), Hideyoshi (monkey), Sasuke (Kamaitachi) and many more background characters.
  • Kemono Friends is set in a wildlife reserve-slash-amusement park where a substance called "Sandstar" has turned the animals into humanoids who are known as Friends. They have a few standard kemonomimi traits from their original forms but are otherwise humans, including wearing clothing that they didn't know was removable until the Token Human told them so during the Hot Springs Episode. Additionally, the show only depicts land animals and birds though the Last Episode, New Characterheard but not seen — is apparently a dolphin according to the credits. The old Nexon mobage and manga featured a few more marine mammals (dolphins, whales, seals, and a narwhal.)
  • In Last Period, the Animal Realm, one of the setting's six realms, is inhabited by humanoids with minor animal traits.
  • Log Horizon: There are three "beast races" in the game Elder Tale, corresponding to the Fighter, Mage, Thief trio. Members of the Wolf Fang race are usually identical to humans, but manifest wolf ears and tails when they get worked up in battle (or at all times, if they so choose). Fox Tail characters naturally have fox ears and one or more tails, but can hide them magically. The Werecats/Felinoids are instead full-blown Beast Men, but ironically lack tails. All three races have a shared backstory as soldiers created in ancient times to fight monsters.
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch:
    • Lady Bat, the Villainous Crossdresser. 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.
  • Tsuyu Asui from My Hero Academia can basically do whatever a frog can, and her friend Habuko Mongoose has a snake head. Keigo "Hawks" Takami has wings that grant him flight abilities, and Rumi Usagiyama has the limb strength and ears (and possibly tail) of a rabbit.
  • The titular Nukos in Nuko Duke are described as "cat-like hominidae that has evolved to be closer to humans than cats". They're basically tiny people (about the size of a fist) with cat ears and tails and has some feline characteristics.
  • In One Piece, female Minks in general tend to look more like humans with animal features than their male brethren, who are downright talking animals.
  • Petshop Of Horrors is full of these. Count D runs a shady pet shop in LA's Chinatown and with the help of a little incense, his customers can see the pets they receive from him as animal people. In their human forms, the animals sometimes retain basic traits from their animal selves - a pair of horns or some ears, a scaly lizard tail, fangs, fish appear as merpeople, etc. Others appear totally human, but still have animal-like personalities.
  • 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.
  • Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren't They? has a number of different types, including the rabbit main character Kurousagi.
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero: Demi-humans are quite common in this world, to the point that several countries are majority or even only populated by them. Main character Raphtalia is a Tanuki-demi-human, while Atla and Fohl Fayon are Hakuko (white tigers), Kiel and Wyndia are dog-demi-humans and Sadina is an orca-demi-human.
  • Seton Academy: Join the Pack! is all about this trope, featuring only female characters that are mixtures of all kinds of animals, many of which are quite exotic (like Bonobos!).
  • In one chapter of Sgt. Frog, Keroro turns the animals in a zoo into animal-like humans with one of Kululu's crazy transformation guns, the platoon hoping that they can then convince one of them to join forces with them.
  • Show by Rock!! features a world of animal people called Myumons, who can switch between this and a less human Funny Animal form.
  • 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.
  • Tenchi Muyo!: Ryo-okhi has three forms, ones as cat-rabbit, one as humanoid with cabbit-like feature, and the third is a starship
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cerberus of Today's Cerberus has a tail that behaves just like a dog's. Pulling on her tail can also be used to change which personality/head is the one in control of her body.
  • Tsukipro The Animation 2 features the Tsukino Hyakki Yakou Yōkai AU versions of the idol characters. Shown in the anime are four foxes (nine-tailed, four-tailed, and one-tailed), a BakenekoAndNekomata Nekomata, three Kamaitachi, a karasu-tengu with black wings, several dragons, and a dog boy.
  • Many of the people in Twin Princess of Wonder Planet are either this or Beast Men.
    • Princess Sophie, Prince Auler, and Queen Elana of the Windmill Kingdom have floppy, dog-like Unusual Ears. The king, meanwhile, is a Wolf Man.
    • 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.
  • Usagi-chan de Cue!!: Kemonomimi are created by a UFO that merges common small fauna with lonely, asocial humans. One of these is Mimika, created when shinigami Inaba Mikami is fused with Haru's pet rabbit. Mimika is a blonde bunny-girl who lives to snuggle Haru. Another kemonomimi is Nekoi Koshka, created by fusing a stray black kitten with the orphan daughter of a criminal father and a suicidal mother. Koshka is a raven Cat Girl employed by the Public Welfare Board to hunt down other merged beings. A few other kemonomimi are shown in a dungeon run by the PWB, where they're stripped and tortured as "experiments."
  • Utawarerumono has almost the entire cast of them. Almost all characters have fluffy animal ears and tails, with the exception of the Onkamiyamukai, who are Winged Humanoids. The types of ears and tails vary depending on race: most characters are shown with dog ears and tails, but there are others who take after cats or rabbits as well. The main character, Hakuoro, is viewed as the weirdo because he's an ordinary, tail-less human. Well, that and the mask permanently stuck to his face...
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Leone from Akame ga Kill! turns into a lion-girl with her Imperial Arms' transformation, with the cat features becoming more distinguished the more power she uses.
  • In Delicious in Dungeon, Izutsumi is a beastkin, essentially an artificial chimera that includes a human component, and more specifically is a combination of some form of cat and human. She's traveling with the Thorden party now to find a way to break the curse that is keeping her beastly.
  • Two of the three members of the Genoaise team in Dog Days, pictured above, are from Galette, a nation of Cat-people.
  • Anna and Uni Puma from Dominion Tank Police are gynoids designed as cat girls sans tails.
  • Archer of Red, a.k.a. Atalanta, from Fate/Apocrypha has the ears and tail of a lion, as well cat-like paws on her hands. They're apparently the after-effects of a curse that was put on her when she was alive.


  • The Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga reveals that Setsuna is half-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.
  • 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.


  • 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.'note  In the anime it's not as bad, though.
  • The titular character of Naruto contains the Nine-Tailed Fox; presumably as a result of this, he has three fox-like whisker-marks on his cheeks. Since his mother was a previous host of the Nine-Tailed Fox and lacked this trait, but the epilogue shows that both of Naruto's children inherit two whiskers despite neither being a host, it's likely the markings are genetic mutation caused by the Fox's powerful chakra. Possibly the result of Naruto's mother still being its host while she was pregnant.

Wolves and Dogs

  • Michiru in BNA: Brand New Animal looks mostly human with a raccoon dog's ears, tail, and mask in her Shapeshifter Default Form, unlike the majority of beastmen which have only a human and, well, Beast Man form.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ouka in .hack//Legend of the Twilight; her character class is "Werewolf".
  • Half-werewolf Token Mini-Moe Susuki in Heterogenia Linguistico. Compared to the rest of her people, Susuki looks mostly human aside from her ears and tail. When she takes off her outer clothing we see that she's also covered in fur on her arms and legs (though she may have started growing it as part of her winter coat).
  • 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.
  • Elga, Luna and Rino, the dog-girls from Inumimi.
  • The titular half dog-demon of Inuyasha looks like a human with dog's 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 (a kitsune who has a fox's tail and feet), Myoga (flea-demon), the bat-demon clan and Jinenji (half ginormous bug-eyed horse thing-demon).
  • Nozomu from Kanokon
  • Certain Familiars and Guardian Beasts from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, such as Arf and Zafira.
  • Liru, a werewolf in Magical Pokaan.
  • 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.
  • Kotaro Inugami in Negima! Magister Negi Magi, same as Inuyasha, and he likes to call himself a wolf.
  • Inugami from Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan 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.
  • Holo, a wolf spirit in Spice and Wolf.


  • Son Goku in Dragon Ball doesn't have ears, but he has a monkey tail. This is a reference to Sun Wukong the Monkey King. This later gets expanded to all Saiyans.
  • Darius, a human-gorilla chimera from Fullmetal Alchemist (nicknamed Donkey Kong by Ed, so go figure), has a less animalistic-appearance than the other chimera that Ed and the gang eventually travel with, as he barely gains any fur and he still keeps his face-shape (Though somewhat justified as humans and gorillas are in the same biological family).
  • Nano-Nano Pudding from Galaxy Angel Rune and Galaxy Angel II, though an Artificial Human made of Nanomachines, has what is clearly a monkey tail. She seems to be an Expy of Bu-ling.
  • In YuYu Hakusho, Rinku (that kid with the yo-yos) meets a half-monkey girl during the makai tournament.

Rabbits, Rodents, and other small mammals

Bovines, Horses, and other ungulates

  • Milk Party — A most disturbing h-manga oneshot. In this setting cows are Beast Men 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.
  • 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.
  • Uma Musume has the titular One-Gender Race, who are distinguished from humans by their horse-like ears and tails. Word of God describes them as an "elf-like race", notable for their ability to run roughly twice the speed of a human.

Reptiles & Dragons

  • Mink from Dragon Half has horns, a tail, and breaths fire.
  • 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.
  • The dragons in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid play with this trope. Similarly to the Negima! example, they're actual dragons capable of taking on human forms, but still show their horns and (in some cases) tails. However, these traits can also be suppressed, and the dragons frequently do so when among humans in public. They're also capable of turning certain parts of their body back into their dragon equivalents when necessary, such as when Tohru briefly bares her draconian arms when contemplating murdering her noisy neighbors. At another point, she indirectly reveals that she also normally has her wings out too in human form, but keeps them hidden even around Kobayashi. Only on one occasion does Tohru allow her wings out alongside her horns and tail, that being at Comiket, where cosplaying as fantasy creatures is so common that even the genuine articles can roam around without disguises.
  • "Tamaki" from Negima! Magister Negi Magi 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.

Sea Creatures

  • Hoshigaki Kisame from Naruto is a Shark Man. 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.
  • Ika Musume from Squid Girl has many characteristics of a squid such as tentacles, spitting ink and fins but still looks largely human.

Insects & Arachnids

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    Comic Books 
  • DC Comics:
    • The DCU has the winged Thanagarians, exemplified by Hawkman and Hawkgirl. This is a relatively recent retcon — the original Thanagarians from the 1960s were ordinary-looking humanoids, and their police force wore artificial wings as part of their uniform. A later post-Crisis retcon (in the comic Hawkworld) had the brown-feathered wings replaced by golden metallic ones that were more like bat wings, but were still part of a uniform. Eventually, one incarnation of Hawkman ended up with his own feathered wings. The concept of Thanagarians all having wings originated from Justice League.
    • DC also has Beast Boy, from Doom Patrol and Teen Titans, as mentioned in the cartoon examples below. However, Beast Boy didn't initially satisfy this trope, since the only unusual thing about him when in human form was his green skin and hair. He had no animal characteristics or features until he transformed into an animal shape, when he fully became that animal in physical form — except that the animal would be green. His more animalistic features, such as Pointy Ears and Cute Little Fangs, were only introduced in the comics after the success of Teen Titans (2003).
  • Marvel Comics:
    • Squirrel Girl is exactly what she sounds like, a human with pronounced squirrel-like features — an overbite, claws, and a big squirrel tail. The squirrel ears are an Animal-Eared Headband, though. She also happens to be a Killer Rabbit par excellence.
    • Beta Ray Bill (an equine-headed alien) from The Mighty Thor. It is worth noting that his In Name Only appearance in Silver Surfer: The Animated Series 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.
    • X-Men:
      • The Beast, after he gained his blue fur, initially looked just a bit simian. He later took on cat-like features starting in New X-Men.
      • Hepzibah of the Starjammers. She was originally portrayed with definite skunk coloration — not so surprising, considering that she was based on the skunk Miz Mam'selle Hepzibah from Pogo — but has since been drawn more as a generic felinoid, and now something like an elf.
      • The Shi'ar 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 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.
  • 2000 AD: 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.
  • In Monstress, the majority of Arcanics, the Half-Human Hybrid progeny and further descendants of the godlike Ancients, look mostly human with some animal-like features, often ears and/or tails. Though some look almost completely human (like the protagonist Maika Halfwolf), and others are closer to Beast Men.
  • The cast of Rocky has animal heads, but are basically human otherwise.

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    Fan Works 
  • In Hakkōna and Kaitō Kokoro, Kiku's true form is that of a nekomataneko, a mix between human and nekomata. In other words, Kiku has a human body with cat ears and twin tails.
  • 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.
  • Most of the mammalian characters in the Petvengers series of Marvel Cinematic Universe fancomics look like chubby little humanoids with animal ears and tails. The birds look like a guy wearing a feathery costume, with human heads and slightly anthropomorphic bird bodies with taloned feet, wings, and Feather Fingers.
  • After being turned into Human-Xenomorph hybrids in Queen of the Void, Kirche and Tabitha have chitinous armor on their arms and legs ending in clawed hands and taloned feet, along with xenomorph tails.
  • Rocket Member is a Meowth/Pikachu fan-comic where Pokémon are in "gijinka" form. They are humanoid and wear clothes, but they have Pokémon traits and can still use their moves.
  • Change Up: As should be expected in a My Hero Academia fanfic, quirks can occasionally cause real physical changes in individuals. One of the main cast, for example, just so happens to have arms so freakishly large and muscular that they reach the ground before her legs, making her walk resemble that of a gorilla's. Doesn't keep her from being cute as a button.
  • In The Superheroics of Haruhi Suzumiya, Haruhi's mother wears a bunny girl costume for her role in the show she stars in. She doesn't need to wear fake ears because her Quirk gives her real ones (which are implied to be rather sensitive).
  • White Sheep (RWBY): When the teams need to infiltrate the White Fang, Blake warns them that things like prosthetic ears and tails will never work; Faunus animal parts are alive and twitch involuntarily. Therefore, most of them choose Faunus traits that can be easily faked or that a Faunus would reasonably hide; Pyrrha goes as a bat Faunus with some fake contacts and claims she needs sunglasses because she doesn't like light, while Nora claims to be a cow Faunus and screams sexual harassment whenever someone wants to see her animal parts.
  • My Huntsman Academia: As a Fusion Fic of RWBY and My Hero Academia, the way that Faunus work is changed to accommodate some of the weirder characters from MHA. In RWBY, every Faunus has exactly one animal trait (in addition to Innate Night Vision), and if two Faunus from different animal species have a child, the child will be something completely random. In the fic, not only can animal traits be much more prominent (to the point that frog Faunus Asui is basically just a human-sized frog), crossbreeding can result in "chimeras" with bizarre combinations of traits that aren't even obviously animals any more; this is where Ashido comes from. Kirishima is also mistaken for a shark Faunus because of his sharp teeth, but he's actually completely human.
  • Voyages of the Wild Sea Horse: Due to the "compromise" the magics of her Rabbit Zoan Devil Fruit and Jusenkyo Spring of Drowned Cat Curse had to reach, Shampoo has two different "hybrid" forms in which she is part human and part cabbit. In her "demibeast" form, which replaces her human form unless she applies hot water, she looks like herself with cabbit ears and a rabbit's tail. Her "hybrid" form adds more bestial limbs to the mix, with Word of God describing her as having "the legs of Zoamorph Alice from Bloody Roar and the arms of Felicia from Darkstalkers".

    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 main six humans 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.
  • Omar, the hero of Rock & 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.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Barf the Mog (half-man, half-dog) from Spaceballs.
    Barf: I'm my own best friend!
  • Two characters in the Children's Party at the Palace share this. One of them is the White Rabbit, with his animal characteristics being his rabbit ears and painted rabbit nose. Another character, an unnamed cat character who wears an Edwardian outfit and appears in the London Underground scene, has cat ears, a long cat's tail, and a face-painted nose. They pretty much look like real-life kemonomimi.
  • 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.
  • All American film adaptations of The Island of Doctor Moreau have a Panthera Woman that, unlike the other mutated animals on the island (always akin more to Beast Men), is just a regular woman with some mildly feline traits like little fangs. The tradition started with the first adaptation: 1932's Island of Lost Souls with actress Kathleen Burke credited as "Panther Woman" (albeit other than her feline moves and spotted dress there's no way to tell she's not human until her claws show up), the 1977 adaptation has a twist at the end of the movie, showing Barbara Carrera de-evolving, the 1996 adaptation has Fairuza Balk in the role of a gothic-looking cat girl with only very sharp canine teeth and slightly Pointy Ears to tell, apart from the expository dialogue.
  • Near the end of Hot Shots! Part Deux, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his dog are blasted by fire extinguisher coolant. Once Saddam and his dog are frozen solid, Saddam gets pushed backward, causing his and his dog's bodies to shatter when they hit the floor. Their remains lie directly in front of a fireplace, which causes their icy shards to melt and coalesce like the T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Once all the pieces come together and form Saddam's body, something about him looks a little... off.
  • The werewolves the Zombies 2 just have glowing eyes, fangs, claws, and pinted ears to demonstrate their wolf side.
  • Art of the Dead: As people fall victim to the corruption of one of the Seven Deadly Sins, they start to develop characteristics of the animal which represents that sin. For example, as Louisis consumed by Wrath, he develops lion fangs, and as Dylan is consumed by Greed, he develops the green skin of a toad.

  • 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.
  • The picture book Imogene's Antlers.
  • Jack Chalker's The Moreau Factor showcases a vast array of Beast Men, 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. The culture documents confirm that "kemo" is short for "kemonomimi"; all three of the founders were Japanese.
  • 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.
  • City of Bones by Martha Wells: The Krismen were bio-engineered from Ancient humans to survive in the Waste. They look human except for their distinctive eyes, pointed teeth, and a marsupial pouch, but aren't interfertile with humans. One character with a Race Fetish is a bit disappointed with how similar Khat's "anatomy" is to a human's.
  • The world of Sexiled is a RPG Mechanics 'Verse, and has a "beastkin" race. The most notable one is Katherine Foxxi, a foxkin Mage who, of course, has a pair of fox ears.
  • The I See, I Learn picture books (written by Stuart J. Murphy and illustrated by Tim Jones illustrations} feature characters that have animal ears and in some cases whiskers or a snout, but otherwise look human.
  • The canid breeds of Cerberus High are a distinct species of humanoids that have physical canine characteristics.
  • In Isekai Battle Royale one of the first characters introduced has fox ears.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Wolf from from the ABC mini series The 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% like a human apart from his pupilless bright blue eyes, 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!"
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century season 2 includes Hawk, a man from a race descended from birds. Nothing about him is birdlike except he has feathers instead of hair on the top of his head.
  • The Zyumans in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger are normally Beast Men, but their Transformation Trinkets grant them human disguises...while leaving their tails completely exposed. Not so bad for elephant-man Tusk, but shark-girl Sela is another matter entirely (and that's before bringing up the occasions where her dorsal fin pops up too)...
  • Uchu Sentai Kyuranger has an example of arachnide Little Bit Beastly in Stinger/Sasori Orange, who would pass for human in both appearance and behavior if he didn't have a scorpion tail. A more than fully functionable scorpion tail. This is normal feature of Scorpius system inhabitants. In relation to the Zyuohger example above, he looks exactly like a scorpion Zyuman would with Transformation Trinket.
  • In Grimm a lot of the Wesen when they woge just have a few animal traits like pointy ears, fangs or fur like Fuchsbaus and Blutbaden.
  • Red Dwarf has the Cat, whose species has evolved from Felis catus domesticus into a Human Alien form with just vestiges of feline traits, including fangs, a keen sense of smell and (supposedly) six nipples.
  • When the werewolves of Teen Wolf transform, all they gain appearance-wise are pointed ears, fangs, claws, and thicker sideburns for the guys. The same holds true for the occasional werecoyote. It's subverted by some Alphas, who can take on anthropoporphic or full wolf forms.

    Mythology and Religion 

  • Fox Ears the kitsune from Residents Of Proserpina Park takes the form of a human woman with fox ears and a tail.
  • Serinepth Sinderman of Trials & Trebuchets is human for all intents and purposes, but as a draconic bloodline sorcerer she does have a few patches of blue scales on her face and body that reveal her Dragon Ancestry.

    Puppet Shows 
  • 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.
  • Godziban has Miyarabi, the daughter of King Caesar, as essentially a human girl in a furkini with Caesar's ears and tail, while her brother is just a smaller version of his father.

  • Fire Emblem On Forums:
    • Fire Emblem on Forums: Chains of Horai: The Misaki, people born with animal traits. They are thought to be blessed by the gods and are seen as omens of good luck. Fittingly, they cannot be born as one of the Cursed.
    • Fire Emblem On Forums Wonderful Blessing: The Beastkin, the Demon Race of Sloth. It's implied to be because their creator got lazy and effectively just slapped beast parts on humans and called it a day.
    • Solrise Academy: The Fera, one of the five races of Parvain, bear animal traits from both real and fictional animals, with Dracis Fera resembling dragons.
    • Tiny Steps: Every character in the setting, as every character in the setting is a miniscule human with insect traits.
  • All of the characters from Ruby Quest are drawn in a very simplistic style (so that Weaver could post images fast enough to keep up with the players) and are told apart via a few animal traits (mostly Unusual Ears) that they have. Ruby has rabbit ears (and her "fluffy white butt" is mentioned), Tom has cat ears (and Cute Little Fangs, but that isn't always apparent), Stitches has bear ears, Filbert has squirrel ears, and Bella has mouse ears.
  • Bay 12 Monster Girls and Bay12 Monster Girls v2 feature a lot of these.
  • 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.

    Tabletop Games 
  • 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. In most editions these are known as purebloods.
    • 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.
    • On the non-reptilian side of the spectrum, there's Shifters: People who have lycanthropic blood, but only partially inherited the taint. As such, whilst they can partially shapeshift into a more bestial version of themselves, the resultant Game Face is more human-like with some animalistic traits (in contrast to the more humanoid animal appearance of a lycanthrope in hybrid form), while their normal appearance tends to be mostly human with subtle beastly characteristics, such as fangs or Pointy Ears.
  • Golden Sky Stories, you play as a magical animal that can take various levels of human form, some falling into this category.
  • Hc Svnt Dracones: Hemivectors are descendants of humans who underwent a "guided mutation" process that gave them animal traits as part of a treatment for radiation damage from a nuclear war. 700 years later they're the second-most common "morphism" after Vectors whose ancestors came out of MarsCo's gestation vats. Though there has been some interbreeding between the two.
  • In Nomine: In Nomine: Anime suggests that, if Cherubim manifest as humanoids in celestial form, they should retain some outward animal trait — slit-pupiled eyes, horns, pointed ears, light fur, or the like.
  • Pathfinder: The empyreal lord Korada resembles a human man with fur and three monkey tails.
  • 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

  • Rafiki in the theatrical version of The Lion King (1994).
  • The animals in the theatrical version of The Little Mermaid (1989).
  • 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.
  • Tsukiuta features this in several AU settings.
    • Rabbits Kingdom stage play has the characters as bunny-eared royals in an alternate universe. There is also a Wolf Kingdom, and Bird Kingdom, and a Mouse Kingdom, whose monarchs appear in the play.
    • Tsukino Hyakki Yakou (6 plays so far) features the characters as Yōkai, and many of them have fluffy ears — foxes are particularly common (nine-tailed, four-tailed, and one-tailed), and there are also Kamaitachi, Bakeneko and Nekomata, as well as dog, tanuki, and monkey characters.

  • Being a franchise about attractive monster people, Monster High shows varying degrees of this trope. The most notable examples would be the werewolves, who don't seem to be able to transform between human and animal form, but instead look like humans with wolf ears, fangs, and typically dark skin.

    Video Games 
  • Absented Age: Squarebound: The Loup-garou enemy can inflict Beastized on Karen, which causes her to grow wolf ears. The ailment boosts her speed, but lowers her DEX and prevents her from using items.
  • Chrono Cross: Janice is a very lovable, "big-boned" bunnygirl monster tamer, and requires a good deal of effort to acquire as one needs to win three rounds via using monsters to battle her own monster groups instead of your own party members, and you need to choose different monsters for each round, good luck.
  • Granblue Fantasy has the Erunes, a race of humanoids with animal ears. While their ears are usually similar to those of cats or foxes, tails are rare and an indicator of ancient royalty.
  • Raw Footage: The cryptid you're trying to get footage of has curved horns on its head, and a small tail.
  • Touhou Project has several examples of this, thanks to the nature of how many youkai are former animals turned into part monster, and mostly anthropomorphised girls:
    • Koakuma from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil has bat-style Mercury's Wings. Official manga (typically) show her with more common back-wings as well, in line with how doujin artists interpret her tiny battle sprite.
    • While not actually a dog girl per se, Sakuya Izayoi is sometimes shown with dog ears and a tail, keeping in line with her nickname "The Scarlet Devil's Dog".
    • Being a vampire, Remilia Scarlet has bat wings. Her little sister Flandre, on the other hand, has weird, artificial-looking crystal wings. How or why she got those is a big source of Epileptic Trees discussions.
    • Nine-tailed fox/kitsune Ran Yakumo. Even though her having nine tails (the highest number of tails a youkai fox can have, symbolizing their power; though also the weakest type of those with golden fur whereas the strongest have reverted back to four tails since Four Is Death) would make her one of the most powerful creatures in Gensokyo, she is little more than Yukari Yakumo's pet and favorite whipping girl. Poor Ran. There is also Chen the Cat Girl familiar of Ran and thus Yukari's familiar-familiar.
    • Wriggle Nightbug from Imperishable Night is a (very tomboyish) firefly-girl. However, she doesn't glow in the dark, due to being a girl and all, as only male fireflies glow.
    • Mystia Lorelei is a night sparrow youkai, and consequently sports a pair of stubby little wings and long claws. Oddly enough, she also has a pair of small furry ears, which sparrows aren't known to have.
    • Keine Kamishirasawa is a were-hakutaku; most of the time she appears as an ordinary human, but when the moon is full her hair turns green and she sports a pair of horns and a tail.
    • Reisen Udongein Inaba is a lunar rabbit, and Tewi Inaba a youkai rabbit. Though strangely, Reisen has buttons on the base of her ears, which has fueled tons of Epileptic Trees (including some people who speculate these are military rank markings).
    • Aya Shameimaru is a crow tengu, usually drawn with black wings. Same for her rival Hatate Himekaidou. The crow tengu also have Pointy Ears.
    • It is just fanon, but Tokiko may be a crested ibis youkai.
    • Momiji Inubashiri from Mountain of Faith, a white wolf tengu, is depicted with animal features in official doujins even though her official sprite is too small to tell whether or not she has them.
    • Rin Kaenbyou from Subterranian Animism is a kasha, a Cat Girl from hell who drags of corpses to be used as fuel (despite that job description however she's a very nice person). She's also a very rare exceptions to the ears-dilemma; instead of not adressing her human ears, or her not having human ears, she actually has both human and cat ears. Apparently, ZUN did that by accident, but as it's unique and interesting, the design remained.
    • Utsuho Reiuji is a hell raven with requisite big black wings.
    • The Tiny, Tiny, Clever Commander of Undefined Fantastic Object, Nazrin, is a mouse youkai. Her superior, Shou Toramaru the tiger youkai, averts this since she has no tiger traits aside from her tiger-patterned clothes and hair, but that hasn't stopped fanartists from often giving her Little Bit Beastly features anyway.
    • Kyouko Kasodani is a Yamabiko, a youkai that is the cause and reason of echoes. What kind of animal it's supposed to be is another matter, though most assume it's supposed to be a dog.
    • Mamizou Futatsuiwa is a tanuki with round ears and a poofy tail.
    • Kagerou Imaizumi, a werewolf, has a wolf's ears and long claws. Her character info also mentions that she grows fur when the full moon is out, but since the prominent body hair embarasses her, she wears clothes that cover it up — only a little tuft can be seen poking out of her sleeve on her character art.
    • Like Reisen, Seiran and Ringo from Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom are lunar rabbits with ears and tails (ZUN himself had to confirm the latter since their in-game sprites don't show the tails).
    • Doremy Sweet is a baku (a tapir-based youkai that eats dreams) and has a cow-like tail.
    • Sagume Kishin is an odd case; she's a Goddess/Lunarian/Amanojaku hybrid but has a single silver-coloured wing, while no other Goddess/"human" Lunarian has anything like this in Touhou, and the only other Amanojaku has horns rather than wings. According to ZUN, Sagume is meant to invoke the look of a white heron, "sagi" in Japanese.
    • Hidden Star in Four Seasons' Eternity Larva, being a swallowtail faerie, has butterfly wings on her back and a large, yellow, two-pronged osmeterium on her head. Her skirt also sports the pattern of a caterpillar and her dress has a cocoon design in it.
    • Aunn Komano, from the same game, is a komainu statue come to life and sports both a tail, a horn and a pair of stone animal ears. Her curly, seafoam-green hair also looks a lot like the fur designs of many komainu jade statues.
    • Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, which lead the playable characters to the Hell of Beasts in Buddhism, came with a large assortment of beastly girls. Aside from Eika Ebisu who, like Shou above, merely had jellyfish motifs in her hair and clothes, it starts with Urumi Ushizaki who, with her bovine ears, horns and tail, evoke the equally bovine Ushioni.
    • Next, the game introduced Kutaka Niwatari, goddess of chickens, who has wings and, unusually, tailfeathers as well as a red mullet and ribbon tied around her neck, evoking a rooster's comb and wattle.
    • After that the game introduced Yachie Kicchou, a jidiao, a kind of Chinese dragon tortoise, complete with deer antlers, a turtle shell and a scaly dragon's tail.
    • Finally there's the game's Bonus Boss, Saki Kurokoma, based upon Prince Shoutoku's black, flying horse. Though said horse was in the original stories just plain able to fly, ZUN reinvisioned them as a pegasus. As such, Saki has big, black wings and a horsetail.
    • Gouyoku Ibun had another resident of the Hell of Beasts, Yuuma Toutetsu, based upon the Taotie, a gluttonuous sheep youkai. Yuuma has white, floofy, wool-like hair, a pair of red sheep horns, pointy ears and even horizontally slitted pupils.
    • Mike Goutokuji is a calico manekineko cat girl. Aside from the obligatory cat ears and tail, her hair (and dress) is also calico-coloured.
    • Tsukasa Kudamaki is a youkai fox like Ran, but one with only a single tail along with her big fox ears.
  • Breath of Fire has them in every game of the franchise.
    • The entire Wydian/Windian tribe from the Breath of Fire series, which sport wings in the first, second, and fourth games.
    • In Breath of Fire IV, there's a bit of Lineage Decay as well (it's implied the Wyndians could once do extended powered flight). Then again, in IV the Wyndians (and every other race on the planet) were specifically adopted by Endless and mutated based on the aspect of the god in question.
    • Breath of Fire IV has an entire sub-race of the Grassrunner clan (which also includes wolf/dog people) as kitsune. Ursula and Yuna are the only two you run into to a great extent.
    • Momo from Breath of Fire III. Her ears resemble a rabbit, but according to Capcom, she's a small part Grassrunner Clan (the same clan as Bow from Breath of Fire 2, in which he's an anthropomorphic dog).
    • Scias from Breath of Fire IV is also part of this. The Grassrunner clan is best known for their healing abilities (Bow is arguably the best healer in the second game, and Momo and Scias are both good auxiliary healers. In fact, most players of Breath of Fire III use Momo as their healer, despite the fact that main character Ryu has far better healing magics, usually because they prefer to save his AP for his dragon transformations).

      Per Capcom, Scias is actually from the same clan Ursula is from (no matter that Ursula is a Fox Person; perhaps it's a sub-race, or the result of a lot of intermarriage with humans).
    • One of the few examples from Dragon Quarter is Cupid (a dog-person).
    • Hortensia from Dragon Quarter.
    • Breath of Fire has monkeys, too. Most notable in II with the Highlander Clan, and per Capcom also in IV.
    • Bleu/Deis in I-III resembles a nagini (female naga) and in III is revealed to be a Physical God.
    • In IV, Fou-lu and Deis (who are both summoned dragon-gods, and have horns and pointed ears as a sign of their status). There are also variants of this with the older Dragon Gods' avatars which get very bizarre very quickly...
    • In Dragon Quarter, technically Elyon would count as a version of this due to merging with Odjn then breaking the link when he refused to open the way to the sky because he worried about endangering the underground enclave all of humanity was living in; he is left with stigmata of circuit-like lines on his face and horns, appearing very much like an Expy of Fou-lu in fact.
    • Breath of Fire has a tribe of fish men in the first game and frog men in the second.
    • II and III infamously had an example of a Plant Person (Spar and Peco when he attacks).
  • The Final Fantasy series has a few:
    • The Genomes from Final Fantasy IX have monkey tails.
    • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance introduced the Viera, a race of bunny-women.
    • Final Fantasy Tactics A2 adds the Gria, a race of dragon girls with the appropriate horns, wings, and tail.
    • Final Fantasy XIV has the feline Mi'qote (Who have appropriate ears, tail, and in the case of the Sunseeker tribe, slitted pupils), along with the dragon-like Au Ra (Who have horns, draconic tails, and patches of scales on their bodies).
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn have shapeshifting races collectively called Laguz, with the The Beast, Bird, and Wolf tribes retaining a few animal features in their humanoid forms.
    • The Taguel from Fire Emblem Awakening are rabbit-like, and are implied to be an offshoot of the Laguz. Panne (the first one you meet, and Last of Their Kind) has fur on large portions of her body (most notably her lower torso - she's not wearing pants) and has ears she keeps curled around themselves with metal rings; one bit of dialogue from her notes that she pretends to have buckteeth because it makes humans more comfortable. Her Kid from the Future, Yarne, is more obviously lapine, having large bunny ears.
    • Fire Emblem Fates has the Kitsune and Wolfskin tribes, who can transform into foxes and wolves respectively, and retain the ears and tails in their humanoid forms.
  • Helix Waltz has the Oren, a race of small, childlike humanoids with animal ears and tails.
  • Medli, Komali, and the rest of the Rito of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Their wings are unique in that they protrude from their forearms instead of their backs (a little more anatomically believable), and have an appearance similar to the sleeves of a cloak when the Rito is not in flight. They also have beak-like noses and bird-like feet. This was changed for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, where they are more straightforward Bird People instead.
  • Lonely Wolf Treat: Treat, Mochi, and Moxie are basically human except for having animal ears and tails of a Wolf, a Bunny, and a Fox, respectively.
  • Mischief Makers: Merco is clearly based on some kind of bird, Lunar is a wolf man and Tarus is based on a gorilla, although the resemblance is subtler than it is for the other Beastector members.
  • Two playable varieties in the later Wizardry games-the brutish Lizardmen, who are Exactly What It Says on the Tin, and the acid-breathing Dracons, stated to be dragon-human hybrids.
  • The Rattkin of the later Wizardry games started as a loose kingdom of thieves and spies run by mobsters, but managed to escape their birth planet when other races arrived and apparently have gone on to establish themselves as the local interstellar Mafia, complete with matching accents.
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade has two inari named Kongiku and Yuzuruha. They're actually foxes in human form and have fox ears, as well as pale white skin.
  • Caster, from Fate/EXTRA, due to her being a Kitsune. Lancer from Fate/Extra CCC has a dragon's horns and tail.
  • League of Legends,
    • Ahri the Nine-Tailed Fox, is a Kumiho (a Korean varient of the Kitsune). She has fox ears sticking up through her hair, and nine tails, but is otherwise a very attractive young woman.
    • The Vastaya (magical shapeshifter race) in general can range between this (e.g. Ahri, Rakan, Xayah) and Beast Man (Rengar, Wukong), with some capacity to shapeshift between those forms. One is even a mermaid (Nami).
    • Xayah and Rakan have a relatively unique take: namely, they're bird-people with bird feet, wing-like "capes", and feathers. They, Xayah particularly, use their magically enhanced feathers to fight.
  • Princess Fuse from Ōkami sports a pair of black dog ears, likely due to her connection with the Satome Canine Warriors. Additionally, Queen Otohime of the Dragon Palace retains her dragon form's fins on her humanoid head, and residents of Wep'keer bear traits relevant to their canine transformations, namely their clothes and masks.
  • Konoha of Arcana Heart is a dog-girl Ninja. Akane and Nazuna Inukawa are also dog-girls.
  • Fenrich from Disgaea 4 combines the Pointy Ears and Cute Little Fangs most demons have with a tail and a mane of Wild Hair, thus giving him a more lupine appearance.
    • Disgaea 5 brings us Usalia, herself a member of the wererabbit race. True to form, she has a pair of rabbit ears atop her head, albeit covered by earmuffs.
  • Arina from Waku Waku 7 has rabbit ears. Her friends, seen in her intro, all have animal ears of various kinds for some reason.
  • Q-Bee in Vampire Saviour (the third entry in the Darkstalkers franchise) is a bee-woman. Note that she's actually a lot more inhuman than she appears at a glance; the large pretty eyes set in her face are useless fakes used as a distraction and her actual eyes are the large compound clusters on top of her head next to her antennae (which is why her stance has her head hanging down "looking" at the ground, with the top of her head pointing towards her opponent). Oh and she also eats human souls.
  • Bunny of Bunny Must Die happened to be your everyday bunny girl until she happened just a bit too close to a catular explosion, which gave her a pair of cat ears. Yes, she's both bunny and cat, much to her chagrin. Cat deaths of any kind in that world have a similar effect on their killers, but it doesn't work on those already affected.
    Nuko du Maron a.k.a. Kitty: I curse you!
    Bunny: I am already cursed!
  • In Rune Factory 4, some of the characters who originally appear as monsters retain some of their bestial features when they assume humanoid form: Dylas, a unicorn, maintains his equine ears and tail and has hair that resembles a horse's mane; Leon, whose monster form looks similar to Anubis, has wolf-like ears and tail; and Amber, a butterfly monster, retains her wings and antennae.
  • Almost the entire cast of Legend of Mana falls into this in some way or other. There are anthropomorphic snakes, birds, cats, monkeys, and teapots.
  • A brief summary of all the Beast Men in BlazBlue is worth adding here, as well. They run the gamut from Funny Animals to humans with the ears-and-tail conceits; in order from most to least beast-like, they are: Jubei, the world's strongest warrior; the Kaka clan, including Taokaka; Half-Human Hybrid and Mad Scientist Kokonoe; and the aforementioned Genki Girl Makoto. In the stage backgrounds one can also see one Falcon Man, a Canine Boy, and a Goat Person, and there are many other types out there, or so we're told, and they are, for the most part, the target of Fantastic Racism. Newcomer Kagura Mutsuki has a special match intro where he's shown flirting with a random girl, and one of them is a real fox. No, literally. The girl in question has a fox tail.
  • The Star Ocean games are filled with animalistic humanoids of the "alternate evolutionary path" school. These tend to vary from Beast Men (a few background NPCs, including frog and fish people) right up through this trope (menodixes like Roger S. Huxley are raccoon-people, and featherfolk and felinefolk have their own tropes). These will generally all be expounded upon at length by the game's dictionary.
  • The draenei in World of Warcraft have a few vaguely goat/antelope-like traits; their feet are cloven hooves, and the females (and some of the males) have horns. However, although they have tails, those look (if anything) vaguely reptilian; and they also have a few more outright alien traits such as blue skin, catfish-whisker-like facial tendrils, and—on the males, anyway—Klingon foreheads.
  • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.
    • Most beastfolk can be identified immediately as cats, dogs, pigs, squirrels, wolves, etc., but Sveta is just... furry. She's actually pretty human-looking compared to other beastfolk. Tyrell calls her a "kitty-dog" at first sight, and her beast form is generally wolfish. It's possible that she's meant to be at least part deer, though, since she's nicknamed "The White Deer".
    • Her brother King Volechek Czamaral also has unidentifiable animal features, albeit with more obvious fur and a pronounced muzzle.
    • One theory that's been suggested is that their parents were beastfolk of different animal types and produced mongrel offspring.
  • WildStar has the Aurin, an alien race who have a wide variety of ears—from bunny, to cat, to deer—but all share the same long, fluffy tails.
  • Dandelion revolves around a girl finding two cats and three rabbits in a basket who later transform into attractive men with cat or rabbit ears respectively.
  • In The Elder Scrolls series, the Khajiit race has 17 known sub-species, who range in appearance from house cats, through a number of cat-man variations, to full on giant tigers who can be ridden as steeds in battle. Of them, the Ohmes and Ohmes-raht sub-species have light fur and, in the latter's case, a tail, but are otherwise completely humanoid, so much so that they're often mistaken for Bosmer (Wood Elves). In order to avoid being mistaken as one of the Bosmer, many Ohmes tattoo their faces to resemble a feline-aspect. The Ohmes and Ohmes-Raht are the most common form seen outside of their home province of Elsweyr, taking advantage of other races' preference to their appearance to serve in positions of ambassadorship and trade. Ohmes-raht is in fact the sub-species seen in Arena and Daggerfall.
  • Nearly everyone in Wadanohara fits this trope. From shark boys to bunny girls, almost every character looks like a human with animal features like ears and a tail.
  • The "puffle creatures" in Club Penguin are basically the resident Ridiculously Cute Critter but with appendages of real-life animals. Players were able to tramsform into some kinds, and there are two kinds that can be kept as a pet.
  • 100% Orange Juice: QP, Yuki, Aru and Marie Poppo all have at least ears of different animals. This is lampshaded by one Extra Scenario map called "Midnight = Kemonomimi" featuring QP, Yuki and Aru as your opponents.
  • Cross Wiber: Cyber Combat Police for the PC Engine has a Boss Battle with a pink bunny-eared girl in shining armor named Kazuko who summons pink bunnies.
  • The Inklings, the player character race in Splatoon and Splatoon 2, evolved from squid and are Ugly Cute cephalopod monsters for the first few years of their life. Once they reach adolescence, their skin tone turns fleshy and they become Apparently Human Merfolk. They have the ability to morph into non-anthropomorphic squid to hide and swim at great speeds, and in their humanoid form they have Alien Hair consisting of two tentacles hanging from their head. Males tend to do their head tentacles up in a "topknot," while females tend to let them hang as Mega Twintails. A few other races, like sea slugs, anemones, and the Octarians' "Octoling" variation, are also relatively humanoid in appearance, with most of their "animal" features showing up in place of their "hair".
  • The text based porn game Corruption of Champions has various animal-morph items that change the human Player Character into whatever animal-morph the item is based on such as whisker fruits for cats, canine peppers for dogs, and Equinum for horse-morphs. Ingesting a few of these will give the PC into a animal-boy/girl (at least at first). Several Non-Standard Game Over sequences can result if you ingest too much of any given item, where you undergo a permanent Baleful Polymorph.
  • Crossbreed Priscilla from Dark Souls is half-dragon, half-god. The result is an immensely tall (like 20-25 feet) White-Haired Pretty Girl either draped in a long white furry robe, or covered with long white fur, with a long fur-covered tail poking out the back and a small pattern of white scales or horns just above her eyes. She's surprisingly sweet-tempered (the only boss in the game you have to attack before she'll try to hurt you), but if you do challenge her then she'll use her Sinister Scythe to show you why she was sealed away by the gods.
  • Yumi Fukuzawa, from the Light Novel Maria Watches Over Us, appears in the doujin Fighting Game Maribato! as a playable character: Yumi's style consists in that she temporarily grows tanuki ears and a tail, which she uses to slap opponents. And one of her supers has her spinning in mid-air while turning red, and ram her opponent with a powerful tail slap. In a possible reference to Super Mario Bros. 3, she can also float in the air while waving her tail.
  • maimai, as of Milk, added several mascots to the game menus that are of this trope.
  • The Sylvans from Dragalia Lost are a forest dwelling race that resemble humans with rabbit ears.
  • Bullet Girls Phantasia has Merrina Iris, a cat girl. Her animal features frequently become the object of obsession of many characters, to her dismay.
  • Trinity Universe: The plot kicks off when Tsubaki, herself a Kitsune, sabotages the Demon God Gem ritual, which instead bestows Prince Kanata with dog ears and a tail. Turns out, he likes the changes. Optional Party Member Miyu would also count.
  • Feathery Ears: Misa Nikko has Ear Wings and a big bright blue tail.
  • Roblox has several accessories that turn your character into one of these when worn.
  • Twisted Wonderland features a race of humanoids with animal ears and tails, known as 'beastfolk' in the Fan Translation. The three main examples come from Savanaclaw dorm, namely Leona (lion) and Ruggie (hyena) as the characters based on Scar and the hyenas respectively, and Jack (wolf), whose origin is unclear as there are no wolf-like characters in The Lion King. There's also Che'nya (cat), who's based on the Cheshire Cat, and Cheka (lion cub), Leona's little nephew who's based on Simba.
  • Chicken Police: Characters have human bodies with animal heads, and maybe a tail. Humans are mythical creatures.
  • Metaloid Origin: The titular Metaloids are a race of Ambiguous Robots with lion/cat ears. One of the protagonists, Neva, wears a pink helmet with jet thrusters that resemble rabbit ears.
  • Crush Crush: Bearverly's human form and DLC girls Quillzone, Catara, Tessa, and Suzu are all human girls with animal ears and tails.
  • In Arknights, the various races inhabiting Terra generally look like humans with animal features (usually ears and tails). Each race is based on a different animal: Felines are Cat Folk, Perro are dog people, etc. A few characters are Beast Men instead, which is determined more by Artist Appeal than anything in-universe.
  • Onmyōji has several examples such as the Kitsune characters Yōko, Sanbi-no-kitsune and Tamamo-no-Mae. Inuyasha also showed up in a crossover event.

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  • RWBY: The Faunus are a race who are distinguished from humans by each having a single specific animal trait. Velvet Scarlatina has rabbit ears, Sun Wukong has a monkey tail, and Blake Belladonna has cat ears. It should be noted that Faunus with animal ears have them in addition to human ears, giving them four ears (and good hearing). This trait can vary even within animal breeds; Blake and her parents are all cat Faunus, but while Blake and her mother both have cat ears, her father has cat claws. While mammals seem to be the most common Faunus breeds, more exotic breeds like scorpion Faunus with poison stingers, spider Faunus with webs, and chameleon Faunus with color-changing skin have been seen. In addition to the obvious animal traits, many Faunus have the ability to see in the dark. Racism between humans and Faunus (mostly against Faunus) has existed for as long as anyone can remember, and civil rights play a significant role in the setting. The White Fang Faunus-supremacy group is one of the primary antagonists for most of the series.
  • Sunset Paradise: Whisk, a cat burglar, fits this. She is quite human, however has solid white hair, white cat ears, dilated pupils, and a long white tail.
  • Several demons of Hell in Hazbin Hotel have varying degrees of beastly qualities - Angel Dust has multiple arms to fit his spider theme, Sir Pentious has a serpintine body, fangs, and a cobra's hood, and Alastor has tiny antlers, hair styled in a manner resembling ears, and deer hoof patterns on the soles of his shoes.
  • In Shrapnel, some Fenri look like humans but with animal ears, tails, etc., while others look like Beast Folk.

  • In Alice and the Nightmare, the soldiers of Cinnabar Army have lion-like tails and deer ears, underscoring the fact that they were created magically.
  • In Alone in a Crowd the main character, Faith, is revealed to have been born with cat ears.
  • In APT Comic, this is essentially a requirement to be an Author. A few get away with just Unusual Ears though.
  • The Numinous in Bedlam Genesis.
  • Dragons in City of Trees are largely human in appearance, save for eyes that glow in the dark and patches of brightly colored scales on their bodies.
  • Most of the characters in Cucumber Quest are basically looking like humans with rabbit ears. (The nose forms can vary from rabbit-like to human-like.)
  • 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.
  • 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 a Beast Man 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 Cat Girl form.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kitsunefoxy in Gai-Gin. Nobody seems to notice.
  • In Goodbye to Halos, the Wilders are the most common race and make up most of the characters. They all have animal ears and tails.
  • 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 strength, 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.
  • 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'.
  • This webcomic by Humon features a "huldrekarl", a mythic being who has a fox tail. There are other ways in which this kind of creature is different from humans, but this one seems to lack the nasty temper of others of his kind - he's quite kind to the humans who caught him.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In Moxie, the Beastian race is made up with different animals characteristics. While they are a common race in the world, other races will often name call them.
  • Problem Sleuth: When Problem Sleuth's soul merges with the Weasel King's, he gains little fangs.
  • Kat of Sequential Art who is part cat. Scarlett and her sisters are half squirrel.
  • Strays: Both main characters are werewolves that can also turn into full wolves.
  • The Urrt from the webcomic The Challenges of Zona.
  • 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.
  • Downplayed in Wilde Life: Clifford has Supernatural Gold Eyes that hint at his ability to turn into a wolf; fans have also noted that they sometimes reflect the light in a less-than-human fashion. Eliza comments that "wild eyes" are common but not universal among animal people.
  • In The Wolf at Weston Court Wolfmen have tails, fangs, and pointed ears but otherwise human features.
  • This Is the Worst Idea You've Ever Had! has several characters of the "Beastman" race, who are nearly always cute.
  • Sette from Unsounded who has pointy teeth and a "mule's tale," which she insists looks more like a lion's.
  • 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.
  • The gard are a race of deermen from Winters In Lavelle.
  • In Yokoka's Quest, demons can range from just having Animal Eyes and Pointy Ears, to being a Little Bit Beastly, to full-on Beast Man.
  • 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.

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  • In Addergoole, a significant portion of fae have a "true form" that is a little bit beastly, or a borderline case of Beast Men.
  • Moezilla, unofficial mascot of the Firefox web browser.
  • 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).
  • In Savage Divinity Ancestral Beasts, and by extension their half beast children have ears, tails and other features of their heritage.
  • Several characters in the Whateley Universe are like this to varying degrees (with some being closer to Beast Folk), even without counting the several Cat Girl, Werefolk, and Shapeshifting characters. Notable ones include Thuban, whose normal form is a dragonic one (though he can shift to a more conventional human form for brief periods); Lapine, who has rabbit ears and a fluffy tail (and trouble controlling her libido); and Gadget, who appears as a humanoid squirrel.
  • Starfish is an Australian strong-man with "starfish powers" of water-breathing, regeneration, and incredible strength.
  • 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.

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  • The crew of the Primate Avengers in Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, as well as Rhesus-2 in part.
  • Teen Titans (2003): 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 (2010) also features Beast Boy, but gives him a more simian appearance with monkey-like sideburns and a tail. 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, and his older self in the third season has lost the monkey traits.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
    • A few minor villains 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 these features were part of an Aborted Arc.
    • Anti-Villain Professor Triple-Extra-Large has a different animal trait in every appearance; this is even a holdover from his original appearance in Mr Warburton's Kenny and the Chimp short, where he had a crab-claw arm.
  • Kaeloo: The girls shown in pin-up magazines.
  • Meg Griffin from Family Guy is repeatedly given animal traits, showing that she was born with a tail that resembles a lion's, is hinted at having 4 nipples, and had her father even admit that for the first couple of years of her life he thought she was a housecat.
  • Comparatively speaking, creatures like kirins, Flutterbat, and the sphinx are this to the normal ponies in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Kirins are basically unicorns with extra fluff, dragon-like features, and breath-taking anger management issues, Flutterbat is Fluttershy with bat-like qualities, and the sphinx has paws, fangs, and a tail like a lion (not to mention about 10 times the size of a regular pony).
  • Steven Universe: Even after they’re cured, the Corrupted Gems retain some animalistic traits from their corrupted forms; Jasper and Biggs have horns, Aventurine has a pincer for a left hand, Watermelon Tourmaline is covered in spikes, etc..


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Alternative Title(s): Kemonomimi, Little Bit Beastlies, Humans With Animal Characteristics, Ten Percent Furry, A Little Bit Beastly


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The Big Bad Wolf is portrayed as a vaguely wolf-like man.

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