Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear is a cute anime series with a strange name. Released in 2020 with its first season, Anime meets audiences in the genre of isekai and comedy. The anime series is an adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Japanese artist Kumanano. The anime, prepared by EMT squared studio, we haven’t seen many works by them in the anime industry, is licensed by Funimation† Originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, SUN, KBS local channels between October 7, 2020 – December 23, 2020, the anime consisted of 12 episodes in the first season. An OVA episode is not expected for the time being. However, fans are excited about a second season† So has the anime been renewed for a second season?
What is the storyline of the anime?
Fifteen-year-old Yuna obsessively plays her favorite VRMMO at home instead of going to school and doing other things. With a strange new update, Yuna is devastated when she gets a bear suit with very powerful abilities. The outfit is cute, but it’s a shame to wear it in the game. But then she finds herself in the game world, confronted by monsters and magic, and the bear suit is her most powerful weapon!
Although it seems to have a cliché story as İsekai, the anime has a different and original line. The character’s status in the light novel is not fully reflected in the anime. The main character, Yuna, is a stockbroker in real life and is very successful at her job. She dropped out of school. She was thrown early in life. She is a smart character who has made a lot of money. No matter how much you wear a bear costume, Yuna is actually depressed. She builds her life on questions and always moves forward. But over time, we will see radical changes in her character.
Will there be a second season of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear?
Right after the first season of the anime came some good news for fans. After the last episode was the anime renewed for a second season, according to the official Twitter account. Funimation verified the renewal on the official website.
According to the annotation, the ending theme “Ane.-Loved ones ver.-“, which played along with the last scene of the first season of the anime, is now available for purchase on music platforms such as iTunes.
When is the second season release date?
The Publication date of the new season has not yet been decided. The anime’s approval for a new season before disc sales suggests it’s currently in production. It looks like we won’t be waiting for a new season in the coming years. Since the average production time is one year, a new season of the series is expected in end 2021†
Light novel and anime comparison in terms of stock material
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the Anime is an adaptation of the light novel series written and illustrated by Kumanano. The light novel series, which has been published since May 29, 2015, is still running. The last book in the series, which reached a total of 16 volumes, was published on September 25, 2020 and a new volume is coming soon. The anime covers the first 5 parts of the first season† There are 11 parts left and enough source material for at least two seasons. If all goes well after a second season, it could become a third season.