Sega began streaming the first episode on Tuesday of Chokotto Anime Kemono Friends 3, a series of anime shorts for the Kemono Friends 3 arcade and smartphone game. In the video, Southern Tamandua and Malayan Tapir have a conversation in the forest. The timid Friends discuss what they would do if they encountered a Cerulean.
Sega announced the anime shorts in January after the game garnered more than 10,000 preregistrations. Sega began releasing the anime after the game surpassed 50,000 pre-registrations.
Kemono Friends 3 will include both an arcade and a smartphone game, which are accepting pre-registrations. The arcade game is titled Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours, and the smartphone game titled Kemono Friends 3. The smartphone game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases. Both games will launch this year.
Nexon's original Kemono Friends app game launched in early 2016 and ended service in December of that year — before the Kemono Friends anime even aired. The 12-episode television anime then premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka in January 2017 and ended in March 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.