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Seton Acadamy: Join the Pack! is a manga written by Bungo Yamashita, published originally in Kodansha starting in May 2016 before switching publishers to Shogakukan.

Seton Academy, a school full of animals where, thanks to population decline, there are fewer humans than any other creature. Mazama Jin, an animal hater and the only human male in his class, falls in love with Hino Hitomi, the only female human, the moment he lays eyes on her. However, he soon finds himself entangled with various other creatures after he reluctantly joins the 'pack' of Ranka the wolf, the only other member of her pack.

An animated adaptation premiered on January 7th, 2020.


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General Tropes:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Jin hates most animals, but he will run in fear from the Male Giraffe that has a crush on him.
  • A-Cup Angst:
    • Meimei becomes self-conscious that she has the smallest bust of all the girls at the cooking club when trying on outfits.
    • Anne is also jealous of Hitomi's bust.
  • Alien Abduction: This happens to a goat, cow, and sheep student in an omake set after chapter 86.
  • Animal Is the New Man: Not implied by the series premise so much as Played for Laughs - the population decline getting bad enough that there's only two human kids to a whole school is a pretty bleak premise, but downplayed as the animals have adopted human behavior and even language a little too easily. Not to mention the female animals outright resembling humans now.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: During the competition to become Student Council President between Ranka and Jin, Kin asks if he's left Ranka's pack with her permission, why does he sound so irritated by the fact.
    • Ranka later asks Jin why did he come back to the school when he could've stay at the human school to be alone with Hitomi. He hesitates to answer.
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  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Miyubi gives Manako a (very slow) slap to make her stop trying to kill herself.
  • Arranged Marriage: Meimei the giant panda is sent off to fulfill a breeding contract with a handsome male, which she is extremely unhappy about. (Un)Fortunately, the male decides she "isn't his type" and the contract is annulled. Potential subversion in the follow-up omake chapter, as the male panda actually was interested in Mei-Mei. But chose not to breed with her because he believes idols shouldn't get pregnant.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology:
    • Terano initially had three fingers per hand rather than two like a real Tyrannosaurus, but this is fixed in later chapters.
    • Togeno is a Spinosaurus based on pre-2014 restorations (i.e. legs too long). His nostrils are also located on the end of his snout instead of near his eyes.
    • A New Year's Day extra claims pterosaurs were the ancestors of modern reptiles.
    • Andou the Andrewsarchus is both drawn and classified as a mesonychid, based on a hypothesis that was disproven in 2009. Andrewsarchus is now known to be an artiodactyl closely related to entelodonts, hippos, and whales. In general, the manga's research on his kind seems to consist of watching Walking with Beasts, whose portrayal of Andrewsarchus is both outdated and speculative.
    • Jin identifies Anne as a Neanderthal by her red hair and blue eyes. In real life, red hair and blue eyes are rare among Neanderthals.
    • While Deino-sensei is correctly depicted with feathers, his arm feathers still end at the wrist instead of the second finger.
    • One chapter claims there is a theory that Stegosaurus may have been coprophagus due to its meager jaws compared to other herbivorous dinosaurs, lack of wear on its teeth, and downward-facing head. No such theory actually exists and for several reasons; the teeth of Stegosaurus actually do show horizontal wear and its bite force was recently discovered to have been no less stronger than ruminants, meaning it could eat tougher plant material, plus stegosaurs could rear up on its hind legs due to their low center of gravity so they weren't restricted to ground plants.
  • Bash Brothers: Yena the hyena and King the lion become this.
  • Bears Are Bad News: The gang of bears are a bunch of bullies that constantly harass Jin and Ranka. Until Ferryl came along.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Miyubi may die a lot but it's always somber and peaceful - Jin runs one stretch of a cross-country route in the sports festival, and ends up near death, only in his case he looks like they found him a year after the fact. He gets better.
  • Big Eater: Anne Anetani eats a lot of meat really fast. An early hint she's a Neanderthal, who had a mostly carnivorous diet.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Hanjima takes advantage of his charm to make Kuroe lose focus during their card game. When Kuroe finds out he's a Quagga who only pretended to like her, she kicks him in the face and wins the game.
  • Bland-Name Product: The latest craze around the school, which the donkeys(and later Kuroe) have gotten into, is a card game called Magic: The Donkeying.
  • Boisterous Weakling: Nomadon the lion may try to act badass, but he gets constantly beaten up by hyenas, other lions and Io the lioness.
  • Boxing Kangaroo: Although like in real life, kangaroos also use their very powerful legs to kick. There's a pretty important match between Midoru the Wallaroo and Akabukuro the Red Kangaroo.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Kuromori, Ferryl's Number Two, can't muster the courage to tell her he likes her. Her crush on Terano-sensei doesn't help either.
  • Cliffhanger: Season 1 of the anime ends with the cooking club finding King Shishino beaten up. He explains Seton Academy is under attack by the giant insect students of Fabre Academy. The last shot is of the giant insects approaching the school.
  • Cuddle Bug: Rimu-sensei the woolly spider monkey loves hugging people, much to Jin's dismay.
  • Culture Clash: In a school filled with a wide variety of animals, various aspects of each species' behavior have to be explained whenever one does something the others find weird. This also extends to Jin and Hitomi, and not everyone is appreciative of animals' behavior, least of all Jin, who finds the vast majority of what Ranka does as normal wolf behavior to be annoying, made even worse that Ranka never picks up on it.
  • Cutting the Knot: Kuroe quickly becomes the world champion at the "Magic: The Donkeying" card game due to her kicking all her opponents unconscious, which is apparently legal in the game's rules.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Aishima Yubiru the aye-aye is very odd-looking and his hands are a source of superstition, but he and his fellow aye-ayes are pretty nice fellows. Granted, running the Dark Magic club doesn't exactly help.
  • David vs. Goliath: The boxing match between 1.40m tall Wallaroo Midoru and the 1.80m tall Red Kangaroo Akabukuro invokes this. Midoru wins.
  • Devious Dolphins: One extra chapter features a pair of menacing-looking orcas that insult Ranka. Ferryl sends them flying with one punch in response.
  • Didn't Think This Through: While Yangyang's plan to get close to Hitomi worked, it didn't occurred to her she now has to participate in the beauty contest.
  • Dogs Love Being Praised: Jin ends up tutoring most of the Beast Man and Little Bit Beastly population of the school when they hear rumors that anyone who fails the next tests will be expelled. As Jin tutors everyone, finding ways to learn particular to each type of beast, he very specifically does not tutor Ranka the wolf until much later, in private. That's because the special trick he has for her is, very simply, praising her whenever she gets anything right. Unfortunately, Ranka gets so excited at Jin's praise that she leaps onto him, prompting Jin to get mad and throw her out of the room, which the narration notes pretty much negates the effects of the praise.
    • Jin eventually does praise Ranka to spur her on in the boxing match against Team EX leader Man Koorimoto before the final round.
  • Dramatic Irony: The reason Ranka thinks animals can work in harmony- she was rescued from bullies by a human- is the same reason Jin hates animals, since he was the human, and got a painful beatdown for his trouble. Further, after he got beaten up, Ranka wanted to show her thanks by licking his wounds, which was painful and humiliating to Jin, who told her to stop (she didn't). Ultimately, her act of kindness convinced him that animals couldn't understand anyone but their own kind.
  • Driven to Suicide: Kagami Manako the tarsier tries to kill herself when stressed. Luckily Miyubi talks her out of it.
  • Dumb Dinos: Averted by the dinosaur characters. Which is a given since they are the teachers in the school, making them also an inversion.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Hitomi has attracted the attention of more than one female student, like Yena the hyena, Anne the Neanderthal and Koorimoto the mammoth.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Jin has attracted the attention of a male giraffe and aye-aye, which he doesn't want anything to do with. A male sea otter also develops a crush on him.
  • Everything Is Better With Dinosaurs: The teachers at school are dinosaurs and a pterosaur, although the principal is an Anomalocaris. Also, whereas the students are all humanoid animals on some level, the teachers are all just extinct animals with little to no biological modification... wearing suits.
  • Everything Is Better With Monkeys: Most students (minus Jin) certainly think so about Rimu-sensei, the woolly spider monkey.
  • Evolving Credits: In the later openings, more characters from the Cooking Club can be seen walking together after their introduction in a previous episode.
  • Fanservice:
    • A Furo Scene in the OP, just to get it out of the way.
    • Episode 9 - when all the basement-dwelling animals have to be evacuated, Hadano the naked mole rat ends up sharing a room with the cooking club girls, where they all agree to get into their skivvies just like her.
    • The last episode has most of the girls (Kurumi, Mei Mei, Yukari, Hitomi, even Miyubi) dressed as ring girls. Anne Anetani in her caveman dress also counts.
  • Fingerless Hands: The animals who do not have fingers have no problems holding things. For example, the Donkey brothers can hold cards with their hooves.
  • Food as Bribe:
    • In one chapter, the cooking club makes various dishes aimed at different species (for example, a mix of yogurt, fruits, and bamboo for gorillas) to get more students to join. It ends up being Subverted when Ranka attempts to establish control by controlling their meals, only for the newer members to leave because the food was the only thing keeping them there.
    • Inverted with Mei Mei, who after being denied panda Dango by Jin, bribes the other club members to pick them as their next dish (To order, dried bat droppings for Yukari, a motorized scooter for Miyubi, the promise of Mei-Mei's 1.3 billion fans joining the club for Ranka, and a high-grade silk apron for Hitomi).
  • Forceful Kiss: A rather odd variant. Like a wolf, Ranka licks people in the mouth to welcome them to her club. The reactions vary.
  • Furry Confusion: Birds don't seem to be sapient like their non-avian dinosaur relatives.
  • Gang of Bullies: The Brown Bears.
  • Gentle Giant: Many of the teachers are huge dinosaurs, but most of the time are quite reasonable with their students, just don't anger them.
  • Golden Snitch: The final event of the sports festival is a cross-country run that's worth 300 points, and the chimpanzees, despite cheating their way through the whole thing, have only managed about 150. Justified as the route is longer than most migratory routes, and needs to be completed by 5 runners in turns.
  • Gossip Evolution: The reason the students in Chii's year are afraid of her is because she's part of the cooking club, which they heard has a devilish human that forces animals to join, eat poop, and die. Chii lampshades this by noting it mixes up traits of several of her clubmates.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Kuromori's special battle technique, the Ratel Hammer, involves having the invulnerable Teru curled up in a ball and swung like a flail.
  • Groupie Brigade: The Lionesses for King, who love his enormous mane. When he cuts it off, they immediately abandon him without a second thought.
  • Gyaru Girl: All the Lionesses dress in Kogal style.
  • Hate Sink: During the Sports Festival, there's Pan Saruhara and the other chimpanzees. They are a bunch of cheaters who never fail to rub in everyone's faces they can use (human-made) inventions as "tools" to give themselves an unfair advantage over the other animals. It stands out they're the only animals Ranka has downright refused to befriend.
  • Here We Go Again!: This is Jin's reaction when Miyubi introduces her new friend, a Giant Sunda rat (which have the shortest lifespan of all known mammals), after losing her mouse friend Hatsune early that chapter.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: After hearing Yukari comments to Hitomi that Jin and Ranka would make a good couple, Jin decides to get payback by tricking Ranka into making a disgusting dish with her "love", believing it'll scare Yukari from joining. Of course, Ranka, thinking the dish is an expression of her love, feeds it to him and knocks him out. And when Yukari taste it after finding its scent nostalgic, it helps her remember the mysterious dish her mother feed her when she was young: her mother's poop.
  • Home Nudist: The naked mole rats in general, and Student Council President Miki Hadano in particular, hate wearing clothing and spend their time in underground stripped down to their underwear.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: This has to be happening behind the scenes, as the female animals are the size and shape of humans, but the male animals are the size and shape of their real-life counterparts, including the naked mole rats, giraffes, and whales.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Ferryl, Ranka's sister is easily 10ft tall. It's explained that she grew so much thanks to the Bergsmann's Rule, since during her childhood she would always lend her coat to shield Ranka from the cold.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: Male beasts are drawn as Beast Men, looking exactly like the animals they are, while female animals are just a Little Bit Beastly, sometimes with just token nods to their race like the proper ears and tail.
  • I Am Big Boned: Washima the Steller's sea cow doesn't like being called fat, and it's his Berserk Button.
  • I Am Not Weasel:
    • Jin calls Ranka a dog, which offends her because she is a wolf. Due to his hatred of animals, Jin says he doesn't care and keeps calling her a dog.
    • Likely a form of Karma, Ferryl and her father will call Jin a chimpanzee, no matter how many times he protests.
  • I Ate WHAT?!:
    • Yukari's introduction and motivation for joining the Cooking Club is centered around trying to discover the tasty food she ate as a child that wasn't eucalyptus. When it's revealed that mother koalas feed their babies their own poop to help them develop vital antibodies, Yukari is shocked at the fact that was what she ate. However, she quickly goes on to embrace it as her new favorite food besides eucalyptus.
    • This is the expression of Yangyang when told what she ate for the eating contest: Rabbit poop.
  • In-Series Nickname: Thanks to him ending up helping other animals despite his claims of hating them, Jin clubmates often refer to him as a Jindere.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Ranka's goal is to have a pack made of different species, and despite Jin's objections, she has stricken friendships with several.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • King the lion actually feels attracted to Shiho the impala, despite the problematic implications of being predator and prey.
    • Ranka and a few other members of the cooking club have feelings for Jin.
    • Yena and Anne have feelings for Hitomi.
    • In his youth, Terano was attracted to Tosako the Carchodontosaurus.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jin never fails to remind everyone how much he dislikes being surrounded by animals, but despite that he has many Pet the Dog moments, and much of the series consists of him helping the animals.
  • Kick Chick: As expected from a zebra, Kuroe mostly uses kicks.
  • Lampshade Hanging: When Anne asks the other members of the Ex(tinct)-group why did they let Andou the Andrewsarchus join them if his kind didn't go extinct because of humans (they lived long before humans evolved), none of the other members has an answer.
  • Last of His Kind: Every member of the Extinct Group are this of their respective species. They are remarkably nonchalant about the whole thing.
  • Likes Older Men: 17 year old Ferryl has developed a crush on 110-year old Terano-sensei.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Meimei the panda may be spoiled and a self-proclaimed idol (pandas are very popular), but she's a good girl deep down who really wants to have friends.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Bonobo, like most of her kind, uses "hoka-hoka" as a way of relieving tension (usually by making out with another girl), and she has no problem proposing to Jin as well.
  • Made of Iron: Anamitsu Teru the ratel is, literally, very resistant and persistent, like Real-Life ratels.
  • Meaningful Name: It also crosses with Punny Name, since most characters have names that indicate their species.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A Played for Laughs when the club finds Miyubi dead in her room, and each of the girls think it was their fault that she's dead this time (Yukari thinks it was the dish she gave her the previous day, Hitomi thinks it was the exercise she introduced, Mei-Mei thinks it was from her intense sleeping during their sleep-over the previous night, and Ranka thinks it was because of her licking). It turns out that Miyubi died because only ate Yukari's dish when she was hungry, and because of her slow digestion it took too long for her to get any nutrients before she starved to death).
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Unlike most wooly spider monkeys, who will elope with anyone, Rimu-sensei wants to only do it with someone she likes first. That made her very popular back when she was a student.
  • Naked People Are Funny: The first thing everyone notices about Ranka's father is that he's a (realistic) naked wolf.
  • The Napoleon: Mammoth is tiny (woolly mammoths are smaller than people imagine, about the size of an Indian elephant), and gets annoyed when pointed out.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: When Wajima the Steller's sea cow tries to help Mammoth, he trips on some marbles and gets immediately knocked out.
  • New Transfer Student: Meimei the giant panda and her manager Fon-Fon the red panda transfer to the school in chapter 23.
  • Nightmare Face: The teachers are all very good at pulling their Prehistoric Monster faces whenever students anger them.
  • Noble Wolf: Kuromori and the rest of the wolves may act like delinquents, but they're loyal and very supportive of Ferryl nonetheless.
  • Not So Extinct: Funnily enough Babari the Barbary lion wasn't aware his kind wasn't truly extinct (there are still a few Barbary lions in captivity) until Jin told him.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Ranka, who's almost constantly trying to climb on Jin, tackle him, or lick him (and anyone else she likes for that matter) at nearly every opportunity. It's one of the many reasons Jin dislikes her.
  • Our Nudity Is Different: Naked mole rats feel embarrassed when using clothes, so they're always in their underwear when alone.
  • Overprotective Dad: Ranka's dad isn't pleased with Ranka hanging out with Jin. And when he finds out about Ferryl's crush on Terano-sensei, he immediately jumps to attack a freaking T-Rex.
  • Panda-ing to the Audience: An almost-parody of this trope, since Meimei the giant panda is treated like a celebrity because of her species' popularity, so having Jin deny and even insult her is an entirely new experience.
  • Paper Tiger: Andou the Andrewsarchus may be big and intimidating, but his jaws aren't that strong and is constantly defeated by smaller animals.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Kana Shiroumi the Beluga is always smiling, even when sad (belugas always seem to be smiling).
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Koorimoto the mammoth might be tiny (about Ranka's size), but she still has all the strength of a prehistoric elephant.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: A downplayed red-blue variant when it comes to the student's uwabaki. In school, the shoes females wear have red soles, while the shoes males wear have blue.
  • Pixellation: Miki Hadano the naked mole rat's disgust towards clothing is such that when she looks at people who are dressed, she sees their clothing in pixels.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: This is the reaction of the cooking club when meeting Ranka's father. He ends up looking like a wolf wearing pajamas.
  • Precocious Crush: Meri the young sheep has one on Jin.
  • Pretender Diss: Babari the Barbary Lion mocks King Shishino as weak and not a real lion because he is dating Shiho the impala and friends with Jin the human. King Shishino proves just how strong he really is when Babari makes the mistake of hurting Shiho.
  • Ptero Soarer: Nodo-sensei, the P. E. teacher, is a Pteranodon.
  • Puff of Logic: Hana the Rhinograde starts to fade away after not only learning she's a fictional beast, but her kind goes extinct at the end of the story. Thankfully, Ranka finds a way to avert that... by licking Hana and covering her in her scent.
  • Punny Name: Pretty much every major character is named after a pun of their species, including Jin, who has the kanji for "human" in his name.
  • Raptor Attack: Mostly averted with Deino-sensei the Deinonychus, who has feathers and uses his foot-claws the correct way (by stabbing, not disembowelling like in Jurassic Park).
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Chii thought her classmates were afraid of her because she was a vampire bat. They were afraid of her, but it was because she was in the cooking club, which has a set of infamous rumors surrounding it.
  • Rip Van Winkle: An elephant stampedes into Jin, putting him into a coma for 10 years. He wakes up to find that most of his club mates have grown up and started careers... but Ranka had spent years staying at his side waiting for him to wake up, neglecting her own health and eventually dying on his bed.
  • Running Gag:
    • Miyubi nearly dies of almost everything, even the wind blowing. Expect Ranka to scream "Miyubi!" every time it happens.
    • Amano's aquarium breaking, causing him to flop around asking for water.
    • The Dinosaur teachers threatening Jin and the other students into compliance.
    • King Shishino the lion losing his mane and then regrowing it.
  • Self-Serving Memory: A lot of Ranka's memories are like this, like how she first met Jin.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Many animals shown in the series aren't very common in media, including anime and manga, such as the Aye-aye, naked mole-rat, Alamosaurus, Diprotodon, wallaroo, the tarsier, quagga, honey possum, the wooly spider monkey, Andrewsarchus, Baiji, Steller's sea cow, prairie vole, aardwolf, antechinus, Carcharodontosaurus, Siats and more.
  • Sequel Hook: The last scene of the anime - King was just curbstomped again, by Big Creepy-Crawlies.
  • Serious Business: Card games are this for donkeys and zebras. Kuroe even becomes champion.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Following a ten-year-coma where he discovers that Ranka died from grief over his accident, Jin learns from Miyubi that he can send his soul back in time to prevent his accident and thus Ranka's death.
  • Sexy Dimorphism: Females look a Little Bit Beastly, but males are basically bipedal animals.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: After Jin gets knock into a coma by a rampaging elephant and walks up 10 years later to find out that Ranka died from grief, Miyubi uses a time machine to destroy Jin's body and send his mind back in time to prevent the accident and thus Ranka's death. Jin keeps most of the events the same until the elephant incident, where he nimbly dodges in time... only for another elephant to crash into him and put in another 10-year coma.
  • Shown Their Work: Zigzagged. While most animal facts presented in the manga is quite accurate if obscure, a sizable amount of them are clearly based on hearsay and urban legends, such as koalas having immense grip strength, or bovines being incredibly weak when their noses are pinched.
    • From a visual perspective, Seton Academy bares a striking resemblance to Seton Hall University in South New Jersey, it is even pronounced the same way in Japanese.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: A group of farm animal kindergarteners use the Hol the cow calf's stomach and a magnet inside to hold metal appliances like a bear trap, which is pulled out of her with a super magnet. Mio, a goat kid, ask why don't they use a bag to hold things instead, to which their leader, Meri the lamb, responds that it's part of Hol's biology.
  • Ship Tease: It was shown in an omake that, with the possible exception of Yukari (the koala), all the main girls have some romantic interest in Jin.
  • Shout-Out: Played for Drama. Hana the Rhinograde starts to fade away after learning that not only was she a fictional creature from The Snouters: Form and Life of the Rhinogrades, but that her kind goes extinct at the end of the story. Thankfully, Ranka finds a way to stop this... by licking and coating Hana with her scent.
    • When Yukari tastes Ranka's cooking the first time, she has a foodgasm similar to the common reaction in Food Wars!.
    • When Shiho is threatened by a rival lion, King Shishino's mane becomes spikey and he becomes surrounded by a yellow Battle Aura as a reference to Dragon Ball Z, complete with the signature power-up sound effect.
    • King Shishino paraphrases Mufasa's speech from The Lion King (1994) about how lions eventually die and nurture the vegetation that the herbivores eat.
    • Ruka the dolphin having one half of her brain asleep at any time is treated like a Split Personality, complete with Peek-a-Bangs to indicate which side is in charge a la Allelujah Haptism.
    • Speaking of Gundam, the sound and wavelength effects used to signify an animal's danger sense are the same as those used in Gundam to signify when Newtype powers activate.
    • An amnesiac, oderless female turns out to be a type of Rhinograde from the fictional biology documents of The Snouters: Form and Life of the Rhinogrades.
  • Signature Hair Decs: Any girl animal that doesn't have Little Bit Beastly animal ears (eg. Ranka) ends up with hair decs instead - episode 9 has a star-nosed mole girl with the star-nose for a hairpin, rather than having those whiskers on her face. Even Hitomi has a hairpin in the shape of the female symbol (which is technically redundant), and Saruhara the chimpanzee has a banana hairpin, just because her animal ears are in the same place a human's would be.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: Most of the teachers are these: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Iguanodon, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Spinosaurus, Deinonychus, and Pteranodon. On the other hand, the token sauropod is Alamosaurus and the token pachycephalosaur is Stygimolochnote . And back in Terano's youth he had a crush on a Carcharodontosaurus, while his bully was a Siats, of all genera.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Yukari the koala has an immense gripping strength (over a ton!).
  • Student Council President
    • Miki Hadano, a naked mole-rat queen, was the president for the first year.
    • In the second year, Ranka runs for the position to become the boss of the school, with Jin running against her. She becomes the student council president in the end.
  • Teens Are Short: Ranka is tiny for a wolf/teenager.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Miyubi the sloth dies from just about any kind of physical exertion and her frequently dying is one of the series' Running Gags. She dies so often that it's eventually lampshaded with Jin remarking that he doesn't even feel any sort of tension when someone declares Miyubi has died again.
  • Token Human: Jin and Hitomi are literally the only humans at the series. It's stated that humans are actually rare in the setting.
    • Chapter 117 expands on this by finally introducing more humans and even a human run academy, it also marks the first time other humans have been seen outside of flashbacks. And answers the question about why humans are so rare, which happens to be declining birthrates.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Kuroe was at first snobbish and mean spirited, but after Jin reveals zebras are more closely related to donkeys than horses, her pride goes away and she becomes a much nicer person.
  • Too Much Information: Nobody likes to know that Yukari's favorite meal after eucalyptus is poop.
  • Tsundere:
    • Kurumi the cat is usually aloof, but shows her dere side on occasion.
    • Taken to a hilarious extreme with Ruka the dolphin; while half asleep (dolphins can rest one hemisphere of their brains at a time) her dere side emerges, but when awake she's all tsun.
    • Io the lioness also doesn't want to admit her growing attraction towards Nomadon the lame lion.
  • Unwanted Harem: King the lion is constantly shadowed and pampered by female lionesses that adore his mane, but he really wants to be alone with his crush Shiho, who is scared of the other girls.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Flashbacks show Jin was the opposite in terms of personality, loving animals and wanting to befriend them.
  • Walking Armory: Jin's distrust of animals means he always carries tools to subdue them, unique to a particular species' weaknesses (such as citrus repelling away dogs)
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: The students from sea academy wear this as regular uniform.
  • Wham Shot: Anne Anetani is actually a Neanderthal who wants humans to go extinct.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Anne finds herself conflicted at her growing feelings of friendship for Hitomi (Neanderthals are believed to have felt less empathy than modern humans).
  • The Worf Effect: The trio of brown bears that bully the other students are used as the preferred punching bags when a new character needs to show their strength. Ironically, they shy away from Andou the Andrewsarchus due to his enormous size and terrifying jaws, when Andou is not good at fighting at all.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Kirin Nagashika the giraffe, who apparently lucked out with a brother who loves 'em and leaves 'em regularly. And Jin is next.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Many characters have bizarre hairstyles in varying (unnatural) colors that don't quite correspond to their fur patterns in reality.

 
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