These characters are predominately human and any real animal characteristics are minimal, unlike kemono characters who possess a large percentage of animal parts in ratio with their human parts. Generally, kemonomimi characters have ears and a tail which are animal-like. Often this is just part of their attire and can be removed at will.
Some examples of specific types of kemonomimi include:
- Nekomimi / nekomusume - 'cat ears' or 'cat daughter,' nekomimis are the best-known.
- Kitsunemimi / Kitsunemusume - 'fox ears' or 'fox daughter,' the second most common variant after nekomimis.
- Usagimimi / Usagimusume - 'rabbit/bunny/hare ears' or 'rabbit/bunny/hare daughter.'
- Inumimi / Inumusume - 'dog ears' or 'dog daughter.'
- Okaimimimi / Okaimimusume - 'wolf ears' or 'wolf daughter.'* Araigumamimi / Araigumamusume - 'racoon ears' or 'racoon daughter.'
- Tanukimimi / Tanukimusume - 'racoon dog/tanuki ears' or 'racoon dog/tanuki daughter.'
- Google image searches for nekomimi, nekomusume, kitsunemimi, kitsunemusume, usagimimi, inumimi, inumusume, and umamusume.
- Nekobooru site searches for nekomimi, kitsunemimi, usagimimi, inumimi, umamimi, and ushimimi.
- Kemonomimi on Wikipedia
- Catgirl (Nekomimi) on Wikipedia
- Nekomusume on Wikipedia
- "Foxy Lady" manga on Wikipedia
- Animal Boyfriend (English-language version of Gijin Kareshi)
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