Child of the Forest
Name: Beast Tamer
Special Trait: Has [animal] ears growing [out of the top of his/her head]
Combat [Style]: Borrows the strength/powers of animals.
Basically, minor shapeshifting...interesting concept, but gameplay-wise that doesn't make any difference unless they give him/her some gimmick that actually means something in gameplay.
Sounds like each animal is a "transformation" or "mode" of sorts where the character is limited to the use of specific skills, while possibly being granted specific buffs based on said animal.
That said, the JMS dev team has proven itself capable of creating interesting classes, so I'll be looking forward to this...somewhat.