When: Wednesdays at 6:59 a.m.
Genre: Isekai, Comedy, Slice of Life
Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Yuna prefers staying home and obsessively playing her favorite VRMMO to doing anything else, including going to school. When a strange new update gives her a one-of-a-kind bear outfit that comes with overpowered abilities, Yuna is torn: the outfit is unbearably cute, but too embarrassing to wear in-game. But then she suddenly finds herself transported into the world of the game, facing down monsters and magic for real, and the bear suit becomes the best weapon she has!
(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
I was not exactly enthused about the fall 2020 anime season. It felt. Different. Release dates were finalized really late. There was a lot of uncertainty on what would release and what might be pushed back. There was quite a bit of uncertainty going into the fall 2020 season. I guess things might be like that for awhile. Despite the rough start, this has been a very good season of anime.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear was not originally on my view list. In fact, I don’t really know how I missed this isekai. My husband stumbled upon it and it ranks up there in the top three for me this season.
At the time of this entry, six episodes have been released.
POTENTIAL SPOILERS. DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU DO NOT WANT ANY PART OF THE SHOW REVEALED.
Extreme Cuteness. First of all, this anime is adorable. Absolutely adorable. The main character parades around in a bear suit with bear mittens and bear familiars. If you like cute, this is packed with it.
It’s actually quite funny. I find myself giggling quite a bit during this show. Yuna, our protagonist, was a 15 year-old school dropout who made a fortune on day trading. She would stay home and immerse herself in VRMMO games and day trade in between. We are given the impression that Yuna has always been alone and uses VRMMO to possibly cope with her issues. She received an in-game gift and is rewarded a very cute suit of armor that looks like teddy bear pajamas. She is quickly whisked away to a virtual world where she quickly realizes that she cannot leave. The bear armor makes her comically overpowered and hilarity ensues.
Yuna is the perfect blend of apathy and empathy. Yuna shows a lot of indifference in the beginning. Getting involved with others is often burdensome and she does her best to avoid any unnecessary complications. However, she is also very kind hearted offering her assistance where needed. When she feels slighted, she lives up to her nickname, Bloody Bear. As the show progresses, we see quite a bit of character development as she allows people into her life.
I absolutely love this show and look forward to every episode. Have you watched Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear? What do you think about it?