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Some works tend to unintentionally appeal to Furry Fandom members. A large number of fiction starring animals attract some sort of furry audience (in fact, some more obscure works are only remembered now due to furries), however some especially provoke this.

Contrary to popular belief much, if not most, of this is not due to Perverse Sexual Lust. Many people who are fond of a specific type of animal (dogs, foxes, turtles, etc) are often drawn to characters of that type.


Most furries got into the fandom through some sort of fiction. Funny Animal and Talking Animal characters are most common in children's media, so many furries were drawn in from video games, literature, or animation.

There are generally two types of furries: "feral" fans who like xenofiction, Nearly Normal Animals, Partially Civilized Animals, etc and the more well-known "anthro" fans who like Funny Animals and Petting Zoo People. The two do intersect, but it's more common for the two not to due to differences in interest; they're attracted to different series. This is a part of the reason you rarely see people make The Lion King characters into Funny Animals or make Sonic characters into "normal" animals.

Japan has its own furry fandom where the characters are called "kemono" (meaning "beast"). Overall the designs tend to be rounder and softer looking than other furry characters. Kemono characters are often popular internationally and, obviously, kemono fans are drawn to certain series as well.


Sub-trope to Periphery Demographic. Often related to LGBT Fanbase. May overlap with Ensemble Dark Horse.

The following works have developed a fanbase amongst furries

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  • Before the Orangina campaign, there was the Cadbury Caramel Bunny. Introduced in The '80s and frequently revived ever since, this curvaceous, chocolate-selling rabbit was voted the third sexiest cartoon character of all time in a 2009 poll (which, to be fair, was commissioned by Cadbury).note 
  • Kellogg's Frosted Flakes mascot, Tony the Tiger, has his fans. This is often combined with a LGBT Fanbase.
    • The furry fandom's obsession to Tony has gotten so big, that many furries began to sexually harass him on the official Kellogg's Twitter page. It's gotten so bad, that the official Kellogg's Twitter page decided to block many furry accounts, including several furries who had not harassed him at all or had nothing to do with the incident. The Cheetos Twitter account seized the opportunity to swoop in and profit off the mess. And if even a 3rd of the tweets were made by trolls, however, this event becomes hilarious. And there is no way to tell.
  • Other animal mascots like the Trix Rabbit and Chip the Wolf (for Cookie Crisp cereal) are also popular with furry fan-artists.
  • This Old Spice Self-Parody ad, Rad Talkin' Wolfthorn, which pokes fun at advertising campaigns that try too hard to be cool. It gets furry fans and wolf fans hooked on the wolf's appearance and making jokes about furry porn. After several day the whole comment section was mixed with good and bad comments as usual. Also like the similar case above, the comment section has been disabled. And yes, some furry artist made fanart of the character (including a lot of Rule 34) almost instantly after the ad was posted.
  • Orangina, a fruit-flavoured beverage, has many ads featuring sexually provocative Petting Zoo People animals that seem to be aimed at furries. The original ads were unintentional, however.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Aggressive Retsuko has a following among furries because of its cute Funny Animal characters. The main character is a female Red Panda, a Seldom-Seen Species very popular with furries, who sings Death Metal in an uncute male voice to deal with her Suppressed Rage at her annoying coworkers and superiors. The series also includes several other Seldom-Seen Species as characters including a Fennec Fox and a Spotted Hyena who isn't Heinous
  • Beastars is essentially a Darker and Edgier version of Zootopia set in a high school. A gray wolf tries to find his place in the anthro-filled world amid the exciting, scary, and sexy chaos of adolescence.
  • Bosco Adventure features a frog, turtle and otter alongside a fairy in the main cast.
  • A Centaur's Life appears greatly to Centaur fans, obviously.
  • Dai no Daibouken: Crocodine seems very popular.
  • Dragon Ball Super: has introduced quite a few new anthropomorphic characters in the franchise that appeals to different kind of fans, especially since the funny animals disappeared during Dragon Ball Z. Among these new characters are the Gods of Destruction, Beerus, Champa, and Liquir, and the Trio de Dangers composed of wolves from the Universal Survival Arc, Bergamo, Basil and Lavenda. While these characters are generally liked with the general fanbase, they became popular with furries for the way they are drawn: with a more serious design than the original anthropomorphic characters in the original Dragon Ball, who had more circular designs and were more of a comic relief.
  • Digimon:
    • The fact that several Digimon have designs based off animals made it naturally hit off with furries. Renamon in particular is the most popular with the furry fandom than all of the other Digimon. Flamedramon is popular with furries as well, though not to the same extent as Renamon.
    • WarGreymon, WereGarurumon, Leomon, and ExVeemon are especially popular with Bara fans and the LGBT Fanbase in general. They still have their female fans, if at least a few.
  • Future Card Buddyfight seems tailor-made to appeal to scalie fans with its many, many fanservice-y Draconic Humanoid characters.
  • Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin and Ginga Densetsu Weed are about feral dogs. Both have a following amongst furries.
  • Gingitsune is about a girl who can see Funny Animal heralds. Most of the draw comes from Gintaro and Haru.
  • Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics: The Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood and Mrs. Fox (and her maid, Miss Cat) from The Marriage of Mrs. Fox have some recognition amongst the furry fandom.
  • Hyper Police has great furry appeal, with the main cast being a Catgirl, a Kitsune, and two completely different Werewolves.
  • A few of the Chimera Ants from Hunter × Hunter such as Leol, Cheetu, Werrefin, and Bihorn have been noted by furries.
  • Juuni Senshi Bakuretsu Eto Ranger: The main cast consists on anthropomorphic animals who represent the Chinese zodiac.
  • Kemono Friends has a variety of Seldom-Seen Species that appeal to furries.
  • Killing Bites practically panders to Furry Fandom.
  • While Kimba the White Lion is not half as popular with furries as its Spiritual Successor The Lion King, the character Kimba/Leo has a following.
  • Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese furries who grew up in the 80's had fond memories of the 1986 series Maple Town. This is especially true in Spain, where the series gained DVD releases. It helps that the series had a cute and nostalgic setting.
  • Tiger from Monster Rancher has a small following amongst wolf furries.
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is popular with dragon fans.
  • Naruto:
    • Kurama the nine-tailed fox. Being a giant monster sized fox, he is popular with furry macro fans.
    • Akamaru is a cute dog character so there are some works dedicated to him. One manga omake about Kiba on a date was even from Akamaru's POV.
  • One Piece had always been on the periphery with furries due to the presence of Zoan-type Devil Fruits, which, once consumed by someone, will allow him or her to turn into a specific animal, as well as an in-between form. Then, One Piece dove completely into it once the main characters reached the "island" (actually a colossal elephant wandering about the ocean) of Zou, which, except for a few short-term visitors, is inhabited entirely by anthropomorphic animals known as the Minks (regardless of what species they actually are). A few of them even joined the main characters for the following arc.
  • Oumagadoki Doubutsuen: Most of the cast are zoo animals who can become Petting Zoo People and one of the main characters is a human cursed with an anthropomorphic rabbit appearance.
  • The Lizard Folk from Overlord (2012) have fans among scalies, especially Crusch Lulu.
  • Sherlock Hound:
    • The series is a Funny Animal version of Sherlock Holmes. Naturally furry Sherlock fans like it.
    • John Watson has a furry LGBT Fanbase. Part of it is related to his popularity in other Sherlock media while others simply like his design in Sherlock Hound.
  • Shirokuma Cafe has a lot of furry fans due to the main characters being animals.
  • Wolfrun from Smile Pretty Cure! is really popular, especially with Wolf-Loving furries, due to having long hair and skin-tight suit.
  • While probably not that well-known the ”Beast Guardians” Greyfus the wolf, Beakwood the eagle, and Garriel the gorilla, of Wild Knights Gulkeeva have some fans mostly because they wear armor that doesn't leave much to the imagination.
  • Wolf's Rain is often cited in creating a lot of wolf fans (or "wolfaboos" as people say in a derogatory fashion) and is popular with wolf fans in general. Almost all major characters are wolves who can also make bishonen human illusions to blend in, which only helped its popularity.
  • Bokko from Osamu Tezuka's Wonder 3/The Amazing 3 has gained a following among the furry fandom. This is especially true in Japan, where Bokko is featured in tons of fanart and tributes to Tezuka.
  • Not even JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is immune; Killer Queen from Diamond Is Unbreakable has received this sort of attention despite being a Stand for its humanoid feline appearance. Same deal for Anubis except he has an animal head and a human body, who happens to be a userless Stand that can possess anyone that wields the weapon he's bound to. Steel Ball Run introduced Diego Brando, a Bishōnen who can transform into a (large, scaly, quill-mohawked) raptor, and has an in-between form with sharp teeth, slit pupils, and a tail.

    Comic Books 
  • Steve Gallacci's Albedo: Erma Felna EDF, a Science Fiction thriller with political overtones, was one of the first serious furry comics. Might be a borderline example though, since Steve was one of the early members of the then-young fandom, and stayed there.
  • Batman:
    • Killer Croc is a pretty popular amongst the scalie fandom.
    • There's an obscure villain from Batman's Rogues Gallery named Orca that's, you guessed it... an anthropomorphic orca. What's better is she's female and quite large (probably about the same size as Killer Croc). Naturally, only the fandom seems to even know she exists.
  • Blacksad is a series of gritty Noir stories in a world filled with anthropomorphic characters. The most popular characters are the titular Private Detective and his "friend" the chief of police Smirnov. Hell they even get shipped together even though Smirnov is already married.
  • Adult comic Omaha the Cat Dancer
  • Quite a few Canon Foreigner characters from Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Sat AM, such as Sally Acorn, Elias Acorn, and Bunnie Rabbot-D'Coolette, are quite popular with furry Sonic fans and even the mainstream furry community.
  • Sonic the Comic:
    • Super Sonic has some popularity amongst furries.
    • To a lesser extent, a few characters like Tekno and Ebony also have followings.
  • Obscure Marvel character Tigra was a furry gateway character in the 1970s and 80s.
  • The Wonder Woman villain Cheetah has a following amongst furries. It helps that how animalistic she is greatly varies in both design and behavior.

    Films — Animation 
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 has a fanbase amongst furries due to the characters Charlie and Sasha (who is about as Ms. Fanservice as a Partially Civilized Animal can be in a kid's film). The original is mostly ignored, despite overall being seen as better by general audiences.
  • The wolf-based series of Alpha and Omega films are quite popular with furries. On the opposing side, it is also very controversial with furries (mostly wolf ones) due to the character designs and biological inaccuracy.
  • Animalympics is a World of Funny Animals all showing off their athleticism. Bootleg copies of it are common sights at furry convention vendor stalls, and its frequent runs on 80s television ensured it reached a large audience as a gateway drug.
  • The Arashi no Yoru ni film is about a goat and a wolf who become friends (with a fair chunk of Homoerotic Subtext) despite their families' disapproval. Naturally, it has gained a following amongst furries and is often called the "Japanese Fox and the Hound".
  • Balto:
  • The Boy and the Beast, directed by the same guy as Wolf Children, is about a human boy who ends up in another world populated by Petting Zoo People and becomes friends with a bear man named Kumatetsu. The film is very popular with furries. Kumatetsu especially has a LGBT Fanbase due to his manly appearance, being a literal bear, which artists play up in fanart of him.
  • Cats Don't Dance has Funny Animals existing as oppressed minorities alongside privileged human actors in Hollywood during The '40s. Naturally, the pretty female angora molly Sawyer gets most of the Furry Fandom's attention.
  • A lot of Disney Animated Canon films are this due to their focus on animals, especially dogs and cats:
    • Pinocchio
    • Bambi is a relatively rare case of deer being popular with furries. The midquel in particular is seen as So Okay, It's Average by most Disney enthusiasts, but still has a steady fandom due to its more humanised approach. Many fans love the Ensemble Dark Horse Ronno, love the expanded relationship between Bambi and his father, and enjoy the character designs, which are tweaked slightly from the first film to allow a more human range of expressions.
    • Lady and the Tramp itself has a moderate fandom amongst dog furries however the sequel is much more preferred. Fans really like the cute puppies Angel and Scamp.
    • 101 Dalmatians had some popularity with furries, but it wasn't until it became a franchise decades later when it garnered a bit more traction, especially in 101 Dalmatians: The Series where characters like Cadpig and Two-Tone appear.
    • Robin Hood, taking place in a World of Funny Animals, is sometimes more or less the defining movie for the fandom (at least, until Zootopia came out), and considered one of the biggest gateway drugs to the fandom. Ask any furry who grew up in the 70s when it was first released, or the late 80s or early 90s when it came out on videocassette, and chances this film helped get them into the fandom. It only makes sense that some of the most common fanart in the fandom is those of the main character and/or Maid Marian.
    • Unusually, most The Fox and the Hound fans tend to ignore Copper and focus on Tod (and his mate Vixey). Foxes are popular in their own right, and it's possible that Bloodhounds aren't "cute" enough for many people. The Singin' Strays in the sequel film (especially Dixie) also have a lot of fans, though not as many as Tod himself.
    • The Great Mouse Detective has a following, but it's one of those Disney films that often gets forgotten—except the dancing showgirl mouse scene. Miss Kitty isn't even a Petting Zoo Person and doesn't have a Furry Female Mane but manages to be extremely popular nevertheless.
    • Dodger, Rita, Georgette, and Oliver from Oliver & Company are quite popular despite their film being a Cult Classic Disney film.
    • The Beast from Beauty and the Beast is quite popular with furries. Several fans (many who aren't even furries) were disappointed at him transforming back into a human at the end.
    • The Lion King:
      • Many people mistake every lion OC and fursona for a The Lion King OC. It's one of the biggest Disney fandoms due to the appeal of lions, how many Fandom Specific Plots can be created about them, and the large amount of extended media for the franchise.
      • More than a few admit they find Simba or Kovu attractive. They were certainly designed to be cute looking but this unintentionally this led to a number of fangirls and fanboys.
    • Lilo & Stitch:
      • Stitch, despite being an alien who was only adopted as a "dog", is decently popular with furries due to his cute, animalistic design (he does look like a fluffy blue koala, after all). This also applies to some of his "cousins", including Reuben and Angel.
      • Fun fact: director/writer Chris Sanders, who is also Stitch's creator and voice actor, has old ties with the furry fandom.
    • Brother Bear is about a man who turns into a bear and ultimately decides to stay as one. Bear fans like it and people who like characters who can turn into animals like it.
    • Bolt often gets passed over by Disney fans due to it being made during a Dork Age, however, dog and cat fans love it.
    • Zootopia is practically a given, considering it takes place in a World of Funny Animals, while the two main characters are a red fox and a rabbit (two animals with extremely large furry followings). In fact, this was such a given that, prior to the film's release, some early spotty marketing led many people to think it would ONLY be popular with furries - but then it went on to be one of the year's most consistently well-reviewed films and make over a billion USD worldwide at the box office, making it the second-highest-earner in the Disney Animated Canon.
    • Kaa and Sir Hiss are very popular with scalies, especially the former. Snake OCs in the Furry Fandom very commonly have similar hypnotic abilities.
  • Felidae is a dark and gritty noir film which just happens to star Partially Civilized Animal cats. The contrast confuses or creeps out many, but furries take to it just fine.
  • The How to Train Your Dragon series has a steady fanbase of dragon-loving scalies due to its plot revolving around dragons. Toothless is one of the most popular dragon characters out there.
  • Being one of the few series centered around prehistoric mammals, Ice Age has attracted furries. Diego and Shira, in particular, attract cat fans in general. The Scratazons from the supplemental material for the otherwise underwhelming fifth movie are also popular.
  • Kung Fu Panda, as a work taking place in a World of Funny Animals has a large furry fandom who mostly focus on Tigress (and her relationship with Po).
  • Many dinosaur scalies are into The Land Before Time.
  • Madagascar has developed a huge furry fanbase thanks to its cast of lovable talking animals. It also helps that one of them is Best Known for the Fanservice.
  • Rio has a small following among bird fans.
  • Roadside Romeo stars a bunch of dogs and has a furry-heavy following.
  • The Cult Classic The Secret of NIMH is practically considered the furry equivalent of a Closet Key.
  • Haku's dragon form from Spirited Away is a popular dragon character.
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is popular with horse fans and horse furries due to being one of the few animated features about horses (and wild horses at that, which many people romanticize). It doesn't hurt that the the horses are largely portrayed realistically and are well-animated.
  • Watership Down and sister film The Plague Dogs are some of the few animal-related animated films that are very dark (though the former is still aimed at children). Watership Down attracts rabbit fans while The Plague Dogs attracts dog fans (and a lot of animal welfare and animal rights activists as well).
  • Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is a film about a woman who falls for a werewolf and has twins with him. It has a following amongst wolf fans, werewolf fans, and Transformation Fiction fans.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy is this due to being a talking raccoon character.
  • The German film Finsterworld has been praised by furries because one of the characters is a furry, and unlike many other depictions of the Furry Fandom, it is relatively accurate and does not focus on the sexual aspects of the Furry Fandom.
  • The Shape of Water, an Interspecies Romance between a human woman and a fishman, hits a lot of furry buttons.
  • The Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz has one. It often overlaps with a LGBT Fanbase due to many viewing him as gay.

    Korean Animation 
  • Most Leafie, a Hen into the Wild fans don't consider themselves furries but it does appeal to both fans of birds and the small amount of bird-loving furries out there.
  • The North Korean propaganda cartoon Squirrel and Hedgehog has a small furry following due to the fact that it depicts Americans as badass wolves, resulting in much Insult Backfire. One character who is very popular is Lt. Vixen, an attractive female fox wearing glasses and a uniform.
  • Yossi and Eerie from the South Korean kids show Telemonster. This show is almost completely unknown outside of South Korea except within the furry fandom.

  • Guardians of Ga'Hoole is about talking owls and thus has a lot of bird furry fans.
    • The spinoff Wolves of the Beyond has a following amongst wolf fans.
  • Geronimo Stilton takes place in a world where most of the Funny Animal population is made up of mice, rats and cats. A good amount of the female characters are popular for obvious reasons...
  • Iorek from His Dark Materials and its film adaptation is popular because he's a cool polar bear character.
  • The The Fangs of K'aath series by Paul Kidd is quite hailed in the Furry Fandom.
  • Kyell Gold inverts this. Their books are made for furry fans, but are good enough that even non-furries like them.
  • The Land of Oz books has this due to its various talking animal characters like the Cowardly Lion and Hungry Tiger. It's shown that all animals can talk in Oz (with Toto just being quiet), which helps.
  • Redwall is in a world full of animal characters and thus is a popular book series with furries.
  • What fan art there is for The Summer King Chronicles comes from fantasy creature fans due to the series being a blend of Xenofiction and High Fantasy like the above-mentioned Guardians of Ga'Hoole.
  • Survivors has a small but steady fandom of people drawn in by the dog and wolf characters.
  • Jacob and the other werewolves from the Twilight series have fans due to their ability to turn into wolves.
  • Varjak Paw stars a series of cats and has a steady following amongst furries. Much of the fandom intersects with Warrior Cats fandom.
  • Warriors is the most popular fandom for cat lovers and one of the largest furry fandoms period. It produces a lot of Fan Works, especially Fan Animations on YouTube.
  • Wings of Fire is written by an Erin (the writers of Warriors) and is about dragons. Naturally, it attracts scalies.

  • The music video for the Caravan Palace song "Lone Digger", which features animated Petting Zoo People getting into a very bloody fight in a strip club, attracts a lot of furries.
  • Moby's music video for "Beautiful," which depicts a swingers' party for people in animal costumes that goes horribly wrong.
  • The video for Ylvis's "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)" is popular with some members of the subculture due to the large amount of animal costume in it. Ylvis for their part claimed to be unaware of the subculture's existence when they were making the video.
  • "I Know I'm A Wolf" by The Young Heretics uses a wolf and rabbit as a metaphor for Domestic Abuse. It's gained a following amongst wolf fans due to its sad, sympathetic lyrics about a wolf trying to abandon its instincts to kill rabbits.

    Myths and Religion 
  • Classical Mythology is filled like a cornucopia with mythical creatures such as minotaurs, centaurs, and satyrs, and are very popular with furries.
  • The Egyptian gods Bastet (cat) and Anubis (jackal) are very popular today, especially among furries. Malaysian furry artist Lim Guo Liang lampooned this by showing Anubis lamenting his modern sex symbol status.
    Anubis: I was once a great God of Death... Now, I'm a bloody symbol of sodomy and lust. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?!
  • The Krampus has seen a surge in furry popularity since his use in horror films of the 2010s led to greater exposure in the media in general.
  • Werewolves in general tend to be popular with furries.

  • A few sports mascots are popular with furries since sports mascots are often Petting Zoo People and are played by people in costumes similar to the suits furries wear. One example of a mascot who is pretty popular is Zabivaka the wolf, the mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

  • Cats attracts furry fans due to the cat-themed plot and and the cat costumes.

  • Hello Kitty: Being cute animal characters, Kitty and her peers have some popularity.
  • Unlike the cartoon-geared FIM fanbase mentioned below, the toy collecting side of the My Little Pony fanbase is a Friendly Fandom with furries and contains a lot of furry fans.

    Video Games 
  • Animal Crossing:
    • Animal Crossing is popular with furries due to its huge amount of Funny Animal characters.
    • Series Mascot (as of New Leaf) Isabelle has quite the fanbase due to her cute appearance and perky attitude.
  • Animal Jam is popular among feral furries, thanks to the characters being Civilized Animals that are mostly quadruped.
  • Awesomenauts had a lot of animal-based characters in it like Froggy G, Leon Chameleon, Yuri and Smiles, but it really swung for the furry fences with the release of Penny Fox, complete with her Cheerleader skin.
  • The Banjo-Kazooie features a bunch of talking animals and Funny Animal characters, drawing in furries.
  • Battlerite has a deer girl named Blossom among its cast of playable champions, who is somewhere between Fauns and Satyrs and Little Bit Beastly in terms of design. She probably has the most fanart of any character.
  • Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead lets you mutate your character into various animalistic forms if you find or brew some mutagen. Due to being a roguelike with the graphical limitations typical for the genre, your character's appearance is mostly left to your imagination, leading certain players to draw their mutant survivors while coming up with a backstory explaining why the character became a mutant.
  • Like many Rareware platformers, Conker's Bad Fur Day is popular with furries due to its Funny Animal characters (mainly Conker and his girlfriend).
  • Crash Bandicoot is one of the few non-Sonic mascot characters with a steady furry fanbase. In particular, Crash, Tanya, Coco, and several of the other characters are popular amongst furries.
  • Felicia from Darkstalkers is very popular due to being a Cat Girl and the fact that she appears to be almost naked, with only her stripes covering her naughty parts. Jon Talbain/Gallon is also really popular especially among canine-loving or wolf-loving furries. Unfortunately, due to the fact that Capcom of Japan seems to ignore Talbain, this has upset some fans of Talbain, with some fans outright joking about how they prefer Talbain over Felicia.
  • Donkey Kong Country:
    • Candy Kong and post-Plot-Relevant Age-Up Tiny Kong have a lot of fanboys.
    • Somehow, K. Rool (and the Kremlings in general) have a dedicated following among scalies.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail has a feline Funny Animal protagonist, as well as some Funny Animal supporting characters, such as Fidget the bat, Haley the bunny, and Ginger the feline. At the time of its release, Dust was one of a very few sidequest adventure games in this subgenre.
  • The Elder Scrolls has the Argonians and the Khajiit as playable anthropomorphic races.
  • EverQuest II introduced the Ratonga, a species of anthropomorphic rats. They've since become popular with furries.
  • Final Fantasy has quite the furry following:
    • Chocobos (large rideable birds) and Moogles (fluffy flying mole/bat) from the Final Fantasy series are quite popular among furries for the very cute designs. Tonberries, the franchise's recurring monster, are also popular in the furry fandom and fan art of them tend to make them very cute.
    • Final Fantasy IX has the Burmecians, which are a race of anthropomorphic rats. Thanks to their clean design, likable personalities, having one as a party member, and basically going against all stereotypes that most media portray rats as, furries instantly liked them.
    • The Ronso in Final Fantasy X are a race of muscular anthropomorphic felines that are a clan of Proud Warrior Race Guy (and women) with a horn on their heads. You get one as a party member and while the race in general play only a small role in the story, their sense of honor helped make the race quite likable among furry fans.
    • Final Fantasy XI has the Mithra race, which is composed of mostly females (males are rare and thus are not playable). They have many traits of cats including their ears, tail, and fur while mostly having a near human face. Mithra grew quite popular among furry players. Final Fantasy XIV, the spiritual successor, have the Miqo'te race, which is basically like the Mithra, but with more emphasis on the Cat Girl trope by downplaying the feline features for a more human look. Naturally, furries loved the designs and the race's popularity only grew higher when male Miqo'te became playable.
    • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance introduced new races that would become quite popular among the furry fans. The Bangaa are a race of burly lizardmen, the Viera are a race of a tall slender bunnies that are all female, and the Nu Mou are a short canine looking race that excel in magic. All three races are quite popular in furry fan art thanks to the appealing designs of the races.
  • Five Nights at Freddy's is popular with furries despite the fact the characters are animatronics. The creator of the game seems to be aware of this, as in the third game the dude on the phone mentions cosplay and says that he might have you wear a "furry suit".
  • Kingdom Hearts:
  • League of Legends has quite a large subset of animalistic characters among its Loads and Loads of Characters. Following a retcon, most of the humanoid ones (including Ahri, Wukong, Nami, Rengar and Xayah and Rakan) were recategorised as a single, highly diverse species of animal folk called the Vastaya, who vary from being a Little Bit Beastly to Petting Zoo People. However, there are also the diminutive Yordles (the males of which look like anthropomorphic hamsters or squirrels), the Ascended god-men of Shurima (Azir the falcon, Nasus the jackal and Renekton the crocodile), the elemental god-siblings of the Freljord (Anivia the ice phoenix, Volibear the thunder bear, and Ornn the ramlike blacksmith) and the Kindred Lamb and Wolf, especially the Moe but deadly Lamb.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • Mega Man X naturally falls into this, being full of android beastmen. The rather fabulous Neon Tiger is especially popular.
  • Night in the Woods immediately spiked in popularity once its Kickstarter campaign began and received another rise in popularity after its official release, possibly due to the furry fandom falling in love with the game's premise. It's a contemporary slice-of-life adventure game with some supernatural elements, and it takes place in a rural American town but in a world of Petting Zoo People. The player character is Mae, an anthropomorphic cat. Her friends are; Bea: an alligator, Gregg: a fox, Angus: a bear, and Germ: a bird. There's also a large LGBT furry fanbase due to Mae being stated to be Pansexual by Word of God and Gregg and Angus are a gay couple.
  • Ōkami, a game which has many similarities to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, also is popular with furries. Although there isn't any transformation in this game, you do get to play as a wolf for the entire game.
  • Paladins:
    • Pip the anthropomorphic fennec fox is well-liked by the furry fandom for his lovable rogue personality and charming voice.
    • Drogoz, to a lesser extent, is also pretty popular, with the tendency to be depicted more as a Hunk-ish sort.
    • Moji also turned out be popular as she's the game's first female anthropomorphic animal who is also a cute nerdy rabbit girl.
    • Pepper, a Distaff Counterpart to Pip, who acts as a Moveset Clone, and has a spicy personality, as well as still being a fennec fox.
  • The Parappa The Rapper series feature anthropomorphic animals that wear clothes. The furry fandom especially like Lammy, with or without Katy, her best friend who she is paired with in a majority of fan works.
  • Pokémon is one of the most popular gaming franchises out there so invariably this has occurred:
    • Dog and cat Pokemon such as Houndour, Houndoom, Growlithe, Arcanine, Absol, Meowth, Persian, Glameow, and Zeraora are amongst the most popular Pokemon in fan-works.
    • Fox Pokémon like Vulpix, Ninetales, Zorua, Zoroark and the Fennekin line are also very well received.
    • Eeveelution in general have a lot of fan-works about them. Eevee, Espeon, Umbreon, Glaceon, Flareon, and Vaporeon are likely the most popular, but Jolteon and Sylveon aren't exactly unpopular either.
    • Lucario has become a Series Mascot in-part due to its popularity amongst furries. It's often accused by people who dislike it as being "furbait".
    • There exists a saying on the net that "Everyone is furry for Blaziken". That is all.
    • Whether Gardevoir counts as an animal character or not is controversial, but if it is it definitely counts.
    • Machoke is another borderline example. While it has more obvious reptilian characteristics, some still consider it too human looking.
    • Lopunny, unlike the last two examples above, has a definite Petting Zoo People design to it, specifically of a rabbit.
    • Legendary Pokemon often attract this, especially if they're animal-looking. Mew and Mewtwo are both extremely popular with cat fans (though Mewtwo is one of the most popular Pokemon period). Latios, Latias, and Lugia are popular amongst dragon fans, though Lugia is supposed to be a bird-like Cartoon Creature, and Latios and Latias might be as well (they have feathers, which are rare on dragons).
    • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon strikes a chord with many furries due to the complete lack of humans.
    • While Incineroar may be a Base-Breaking Character, those who love it do so due to being a tiger with a muscular design and also having a wrestler theme.
    • Salazzle seems almost deliberately designed to cater to "scalies" due to her salacious design and Pokedex description.
    • Zangoose is a cool looking mongoose Pokemon which has caused it to become popular with furries. It is especially popular with the gay furries due to its fluffy/chubby appearance.
    • Being the Series Mascot, Pikachu, its evolution Raichu, and its pre-evolution Pichu have amassed a fanbase amongst furries.
    • Dragonite, Charizard, Axew, and Flygon are among the most popular among the dragon lovers. Those that like scalies also love Feraligatr, Sceptile, and Greninja as well.
    • Buizel and Floatzel also seem to have quite the following among furries.
    • Despite having just been revealed during the announcement trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield, Scorbunny has already garnered a furry fanbase thanks to its design and portrayal in said trailer. Time will tell however if its evolutions will live up to the furries' expectations.
  • Second Life has a thriving furry community due to the ability to play as animal characters, both anthropomorphic and feral.
  • The 16- and 32-bit installments in the Shining Series contained several non-human characters which could be recruited, ranging from centaurs to wolflings to dragonnutes to birdmen to several less common varieties of anthropomorphic creatures. Once the PlayStation 2 entered the scene, this trait of the franchise grew far less pronounced in favor of humans and elves, save for the occasional wolfling.
  • Sly Cooper stars a series of Funny Animal characters. Sly and several other characters have a fanbase amongst furries. Dev Madan, the games' character designer, was even a guest of honor at Anthrocon 2012.
  • Solatorobo is a popular game with furries due to taking place in a world populated by dog and cat people.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Sonic, arguably one of the most popular game series in the furry fandomnote , is one of those series that is controversial due to furries. Some fans hate furries, some furries hate Sonic, some people became furries due to Sonic, while some furries were drawn to Sonic for its characters. Nevertheless, the furry presence is strong in the fandom. This especially common with fans of Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog, who tended to combine many different art styles of furry animals before the reboot.
    • Sonic, Tails, Amy, Shadow, Silver, Rouge, Cream, and Vanilla are amongst the most popular with furries, though most of the Loads and Loads of Characters have some level of furry fanbase.
  • Splatoon's appeal is that it stars cute anthropomorphic and humanoid sea creatures. The in universe pop acts the Squid Sisters and Off the Hook, in particular rose to such heights in popularity that they eventually got their own concerts in the real world.
  • Spyro the Dragon:
    • By definition, the franchise attracts a lot of dragon fans. Spyro: A Hero's Tail (which introduced more dragons and a slightly less cartoony artstyle) and especially The Legend of Spyro (which is more story-centric and has a more realistic feel, along with introducing the ever-popular but still Base-Breaking Character Cynder) are the two most popular titles with scalies.
    • Hunter and Bianca have also have their fans. They're both Funny Animals.
    • The Updated Re-release, Spyro Reignited Trilogy caused a massive flare up among the furry fandoms with the redesigns of Spyro, and especially with the redesigned dragons of the first game, who now all have entirely unique designs and personalities. In particular, the first Beast Maker Dragon, Bubba, got a lot of attention with the fandom for his Hunky design, followed by Nestor, the first dragon Spyro meets, who has a very heroic build. Elora's less humanoid redesign has been well-received, as have Bianca and Hunter's redesigns. Toys for Bob seems to be entirely aware of how many childhood fans back in '99 then are furries now and direct their marketing appropriately.
      • These same redesigned dragons and others have also attracted a sizeable LGBT Fanbase almost on the same scale as Bowser, if the surge in fanart and Rule 34 for a few of them is anything to go by.
  • Star Fox:
    • Star Fox has a lot of furry fans. It even has a few furry centric memes such as "Krystal can't enjoy her sandwich" to go along with its already meme-heavy status.
    • Krystal, Falco, Wolf, and Fox in particular have a lot of fans due to their Ms. Fanservice and Mr. Fanservice attributes.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Yoshi are popular with scalies.
    • Bowser has a huge LGBT Fanbase but is also popular at large with scalies. "Hipster Bowser" (also known as "Nerd/Nerdy Bowser") from a Japanese 3DS commercial starring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is also popular.
    • The cat costumes from Super Mario 3D World have gained more of a following than other animal-based costumes, such as the Tanuki Suit. Peach's, Rosalina's, and Bowser's designs are especially popular.
    • While not as popular as Bowser, Bowser Jr and the Koopalings have fandoms (especially Lemmy and Iggy).
    • The Broodals are a Koopaling-like group of anthropomorphic rabbits. They have a fandom amongst furries, especially Hariet.
  • King, King II, Armor King and Armor King II from Tekken are really popular with furries despite the fact that they only have Jaguar Masks (or heads...), although being incredibly muscular wrestlers help. Also you can actually customize them to be just jaguar men.
  • Them's Fightin' Herds stars cute talking animals (ungulates, specifically), so this trope was inevitable.
  • Tokyo Afterschool Summoners include a great number of anthropomorphic animals in the list of usable characters (it's a Mons game, basically), and you'll be seeing a lot of fanarts of these anthros left and right. And knowing the target audience, you can probably guess as to which of these anthropomorphic characters tend to get more attention.
  • Undertale:
    • Undertale immediately became popular with furries as soon as the first demo came out, especially the adorable goat mom Toriel, but the rest of the cast of characters followed when the full game was released, and the skeleton brothers Sans and Papyrus were often a gateway between the furry fandom and skeleton fandom. This has been immediately addressed by the creator Toby Fox when he realized that after the release of the demo, urging the rule 34 artist to tag their works "#UnderTail", and included several jokes about the furries in the final game.
      Sans: (after you buy a hot dog) really like hot animals, don't you? hey, i'm not judging. i'd be out of a job without folks like you.
    • There's also her Ex-husband Asgore, a really huge goat guy with a pair of massive horns, manly facial hair, and wears armor that would suggest you should stay away from him., who is the King of all monsters. Despite his imposing figure, he is loved by everyone under his rule. Thanks to Asgore's positive personality traits, he gained quite a following in the Furry Fandom with many fans drawing him as either a Big Beautiful Man, a massive Hunk, or both.
    • There's also anthropomorphic characters that the fandom began to latch on to: Undyne the fish woman, Alphys the lizard, the canine royal guards, Asriel the goat, the Nice Cream Guy who's a blue bunny, Burgerpants the cat(?) and many more.
  • WolfQuest is a wolf simulator and edutainment game. It attracts a lot of wolf fans. Multiplayer can be used for roleplaying.
  • The 2017 remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap managed to draw in a good number of modern day players turned furry fans thanks to its cute art style and cast of anthropomorphic characters including all the transformations for Hu-Man (and Hu-Girl, to be technical), Pig Man, and the Boss Dragons.
  • Flammie, a fluffy dragon creature, from the World of Mana games is very popular with furries. For many furries it is the only thing they even know about the series.
  • World of Warcraft has some furry following, since some of the sentient races in the game's universe resemble anthropomorphic animals. Among the playable races, there are the minotaur-like Tauren, the werewolf-like Worgen and the panda-like Pandaren. Among the NPC races there are Furbolgs (bear-people), Gnolls (hyena-people), Quilboar (boar-people), Tuskarr (walrus-people), Murlocs (fish-people) and many more.
  • Yo-Kai Watch:

    Visual Novels 
  • Hatoful Boyfriend is popular with furries due to being a dating sim where all the love interests are birds. They're not even Funny Animal birds, but Talking Animal birds. Few fans find the birds attractive on their own (though the Moe Personification versions are another story...) but people like the humor and character designs.

    Web Comics 
  • Jan Tigerknight's College Catastrophes follows a freshman lion into his college dormitory, and the peculiar assorted Funny Animals that share the building. The artist also produces Swords And Sausages, about a pair of grifters in a medieval Funny Animal kingdom. Jan is also known for drawing his characters in cheesecake poses, which grows the furry audience.
  • The champion of Webcomics Long-Runners is Bill Holbrook's Kevin & Kell, which centers on the family formed from by giant hare Kevin marrying alpha she-wolf Kell. Though mostly a Notable Gag Per Day Webcomics, Kevin & Kell on occasion touches on poignant and touching story arcs, and attracts a large cadre of furry followers.
  • Eric W. Schwartz's Sabrina Online is one of the earliest founded web comics, that focuses on a young adult female skunk working in the adult entertainment industry (although NOT as an actress, she takes care of the computer-related work including website maintenance and cover design). This comic, though ended, still functions as a Gateway Series for his more lucrative and explicit website "Fur After Dark."
  • VG Cats is one of the most well-known Two Gamers on a Couch web comics (and possibly one of the most popular web comics period). It's quite well-known to furries due to the Funny Animal cat protagonists.
  • Florence Ambrose from the long-running webcomic Freefall is rather popular with furries thanks to the fact that she's a Wolf. While she may be flat-chested, the fandom is mostly okay with her... you know...
  • Zoophobia features a wide cast of humans, animal-human hybrids, and anthro animals of all species, so it's not surprising it has a number of furry fans. Especially popular are Jayjay and her werewolf pack, despite never actually appearing during the comic's initial run (before it was put on hold to make way for a reboot in the future).

    Web Original 
    Western Animation 
  • Most versions of Alvin and the Chipmunks and their Distaff Counterparts The Chipettes are popular with furries. Their 1980s-to-early 2000s and movie designs are the most popular.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
    • Gumball and Darwin's mother, Nicole, has a lot of furry fans. That's not to say Gumball himself doesn't have those either.
    • Penny was originally this back when she was still inside her shell. Most fan-artists thought she'd be a cute looking moose character. She instead turned out an yellow shapeshifting fairy-like creature.
  • Jake's season 1 dragon form in American Dragon: Jake Long is this. His season 2 form is less popular due to being less stylized and skinny, instead of muscular and winged. Rumor is that he was created by a scalie. Jake also attracts many Transformation Fiction fans because he can turn into a dragon (or maybe it's the other way around?).
  • The Animals of Farthing Wood has gained one of these due to being about woodland creatures. Normally that sounds like a Sugar Bowl concept that would turn away most adults but the series is notorious for not sugarcoating nature much.
  • Though the Animaniacs character Minerva Mink is the focus of only two cartoon shorts, she's nonetheless an object of affection among furry enthusiasts. That Minerva appears in a Sexy Silhouette scene in each one tends to be her key attractant. The Warner Siblings themselves are a more minor example.
  • Most Arthur fans are not furries, but it does get fanworks from furries.
  • Bojack Horseman has also attracted furries with its Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My! cast. Mr. Peanutbutter is especially popular among the furry fandom.
  • Bravestarr is a cult-classic with a relatively small yet dedicated fanbase. A large portion of that fanbase being furries due to a prominent anthropomorphic cast. Especially Thirty-Thirty, a large and muscular cyborg-horse who totes a giant laser rifle and can transform between a four-legged horse and a two-legged anthropomorphic horse. There's also the Dingoes; a villainous gang of anthropomorphic coyotes who frequently cause trouble for the heroes and Vipra; a recurring villainess who's a human-snake hybrid.
  • A lot of Care Bears fan-artists are also furries. The series also has heavy Sailor Earth potential, making it popular with people who like OCs.
  • The Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers fandom contains a lot of furries, many who consider the cartoon their Gateway Series. Especially Gadget who is a fan-favorite (Disney was honestly surprised with her popularity).
  • Gargoyles gets a lot of love from furries, especially the beaked Brooklyn, the Mutates, and the demonstration through the Avalon world tour that gargoyles as a species can look like just about anything your imagination desires.
  • Peg from Goof Troop along with the movie characters Roxanne, Beret Girl, and Sylvia have a lot of furry fans (not helped by the fact Roxanne barely looks like a dog). Max's cousin Debbie and Mrs. Pennypacker also have fans. PJ and Pete have their fans too, especially when the LGBT Fanbase is taken into account.
  • Cleo and Wordsworth from Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats are popular with furries.
  • The "long tails, and ears for hats" made Josie and the Pussycats a Gateway Series for early furries despite them being girls in catgirl costumes.
  • My Little Pony:
    • The relationship between the My Little Pony franchise and furries is complicated. Traditionally the fandom had no issue with furries. Many older fans are furries and the ones who aren't either don't mind or ignore it. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and its large Periphery Demographic of young men is when the controversies began. Hype Backlash caused many furries to hate bronies, while in-turn many bronies insist that they aren't furries and hate furries. In contrast to most pre-G4 fans, many FIM fans don't even like horses (they only like FIM ponies), which makes them more averse to other horse works and the furry fandom as a whole. There is a huge Fandom Rivalry between bronies and furries. Still, many bronies consider themselves furries and some even make fan-works of the characters as Petting Zoo People (though it's often the cause for a Broken Base even amongst furry bronies). In the early days, it was also common for furries displeased with the fandom's internal politics to regard MLP as an alternative community.
    • Friendship is Magic features Spike and Ember, two dragon characters who are popular with scalies. The teenage dragons (Garble and his friends) are also popular.
    • Fluttershy's bat form ("Flutterbat") is very popular amongst people who like vampires and people who like bats.
    • Popular fanon has Luna having a guard filled with 'bat-ponies'. These bat ponies are very popular. In canon, however, it's never been made clear whether they were just pegasus dressed up for Nightmare Night or not.
    • The Diamond Dogs species have a following amongst dog fans.
    • Griffons always had a following due to Gilda, but they received a boost after more griffons began appearing.
    • My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) introduced Capper, the first Funny Animal cat character since Katrina from the My Little Pony TV Specials (who herself has a small furry fanbase). He naturally attracted cat fans.
  • A Kitty Bobo Show was a short pilot for a Cartoon Network show. It was never picked up and instead Codename: Kids Next Door was. Despite this, Kitty Bobo has gained a small following among furries.
  • Looney Tunes is huge with furries to the point where many accuse newer incarnations as being made for furry appeal, particularly the characters of Bugs, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe le Pew, and Sylvester. Then there's Lola, who is much more humanized and most likely an attempt to aim at this. Her redesign and personality change in The Looney Tunes Show is less popular with furries (though by no means ignored), but is in turn more popular with her detractors, though it's unknown if that will stick.
  • Classic Disney Shorts: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Ortensia, Goofy, and Max have quite few of fanworks about them. With the first four they mostly came off the back of Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers and Epic Mickey, while Goofy fans like the Goof Troop universe.
  • PAW Patrol is a preschool aimed cartoon but it has a decently sized Periphery Demographic of people who like cute puppies.
  • Regular Show obviously because half of the core cast are anthropomorphic animals. Other creatures that exist in this world are; humans, mythological creatures like yetis, unicorns, and centaurs, ghosts, and living inanimate objects like Benson who's a gumball machine.
  • Rick and Morty has the reptilian dancer who appeared in the background of one episode. Furries immediately started drawing Rule 34 art of her.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power:
    • Catra, the Ambiguously Gay Cat Girl that takes place of The Heavy in the story and has strong UST with the protagonist has gathered a few furry fans.
    • On the scalies side, Rogelio, the silent and buff reptilian member of the Elite Mooks in the Horde has also gotten some fans. The fact that he is also Ambiguously Gay with Kyle also helped with implications they may be a couple.
  • Snagglepuss has attracted some furries due to his Ambiguously Gay mannerisms.
  • Lt. M'Ress from Star Trek: The Animated Series was an early example of this.
  • SWAT Kats has a following amongst furries.
  • Rebecca, Baloo, Don Karnage and several of the Girl of the Week characters from TaleSpin have followings.
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are probably the most popular scalie characters out there, especially their 2003 and 2012 cartoon versions.
  • Both ThunderCats (1985) and ThunderCats (2011) are popular due to the protagonists being cats. The remake tends to be more popular with furries due to the characters looking more cat-like, though the original series is overall far more popular.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures, like its predecessor, attracts a good chunk of furry fans.
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise has some furry fans due to most of the Decepticons being very animalistic.
  • We Bare Bears is a slice of life cartoon about three bear brothers. It doesn't have as large a fandom as other contemporary Cartoon Network shows but it still has one. Quite a lot of fans are furries.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy, for taking place in a world of Petting Zoo People. Kitty is especially popular for her tight leather clothing and Hartman Hips (fitting, considering the show's creator).
  • Nearly any program which follows the Teenage Mutant Samurai Wombats formula, as the characters therein were typically drawn shirtless and absolutely ripped, and likely a lot of unintentional(?) Ho Yay was on display on account of there being few females involved in the team. Examples include Street Sharks, Extreme Dinosaurs, Biker Mice from Mars, Road Rovers, and Dinosaucers.

  • Kigurumi are Japanese animal-style pajamas. They're not aimed at furries but nevertheless are popular with them.
  • Little Bit Beastly characters are often associated with furries (though they may or may not be strictly "furry").
  • The term "MAP" (Multi-Animator Project) is used on YouTube to describe multiple artists collaborating together to make animations set to music. Despite the fact it's such a general term, almost every MAP happens to be a feral furry based video. Most usually revolve around either Warrior Cats characters (in fact, most Warrior Cats videos on YouTube are MAPs) or cat (or dog) Original Characters.
  • Many animals are popular with furries. While there's possibly a fursona or OC for every type of animal out there, it's undeniable that certain species such as wolves or red foxes especially strike a cord with furries. Mythical creatures, particularly dragons, are also very popular. As such, there's (not quite unfounded) stereotypes about those animals and how those fursonas act.
  • The Annual Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Awards, also known as the Ursa Major Awards, are given to the best anthropomorphic works each year as voted by the furry fandom. The recommendation lists are an excellent guide to finding works popular with furries.
    • Two more awards for anthropomorphic works are the Cóyotl Awards and the Leo Awards although these are both specifically for anthropomorphic literature.


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