If you happen to be a shota fan, you might be sure of this genre of shota. Well as you can see above image, kemoshota is a hybrid of an animal(dog, cat, lion, wolf etc.) and a shota-looking boy. It is an abbreviation form of ケモノショタ[kemono shota]. ケモノ means an animal…and if you love this, you would be a ケモナー[kemona-].
There are technically five types of ケモショタ.
a. A humanized animal(you can say 擬人化[gijinka]). Like above image, it’s like a hybrid of a young boy and an animal. In real life, a musical, Cats can count. This is a fundamental form of ケモショタ.
b. Obviously a human part and an animal part of his body should be separated. Like a merman or Centaur. But this is absolutely less popular.
c. Even though it is totally an animal, it speaks or walks like a human being. For example, Rakushun in Twelve Kingdoms or all the characters in Keroro Gunsou. Deep kemoshota fans love this.
d. A dressed shota-looking boy as an animal. If he wears cats’ ears or doll, it could count as a kemoshota. Some people might count the Suzaku in a cat doll. But actually this is less recognisable as ケモショタ.
e. If the animal has a shota-looking or is merely childish, it could be. Shamisen in the Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi doesn’t count because the way it speaks is too old.
Although shota fans are everywhere, kemoshota fans are not so. Even in doujin comic markets, there’s not much kemoshota stands though there are kemoshota fans on the net. Umm, this is because they are too shy to come out of the closet? Also in BL circles, this kind of genre exists as ケモホモ[kemohomo]. Ugh, I don’t want to think about it. orz