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Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Ending Theme

posted on 2016-03-04 06:15 EST
Natsumi Hioka, Hiroki Yasumoto star in series premiering on April 3

Kadokawa began streaming the second promotional video on Friday for the television anime of Masume Yoshimoto's Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear manga. The video reveals the show's premiere date and features the ending theme song "KUMAMIKO DANCING." Machi Amayadori (as voiced by Natsumi Hioka) and Natsu Kumai (Hiroki Yasumoto) are performing the ending theme, which also serves as a character song.

The anime will premiere on AT-X on April 3 at 11:30 p.m., and it will also air on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, Higashinippon Broadcasting, Niigata Broadcasting, and BS11.

The anime stars:

  • Natsumi Hioka (Witch Craft Works' Kotetsu Katsura) as Machi Amayadori
  • Hiroki Yasumoto (Bleach's Chad, Hetalia's Germany, Yowamushi Pedal's Shingo Kinjō) as Natsu Kumai
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu (Prison school's Andre) as Yoshio Amayadori, Machi's cousin
  • Eri Kitamura (Durarara!! ×2's Mairu Orihara) as Hibiki Sakata, Yoshio's childhood friend

Yoshimoto's original manga follows Machi, a middle school student who serves as a shrine maiden (miko) at a Shinto shrine enshrining a bear (kuma) in the recesses of a certain mountain in Japan's northern Tōhoku region. Machi's guardian is a talking bear named Natsu, and one day Machi says to Natsu, "I want to go to a school in the city." The worrywart Natsu then gives Machi — who is ignorant in the ways of the world — a set of trials that she must pass in order to be able to survive in the city.

Kiyoshi Matsuda (episode director for Wagnaria!!, Natsume's Book of Friends season 3, Durarara!!) is making his directorial debut with the series at Kinema Citrus and EMT Squared. Pierre Sugiura (Yuyushiki, Barakamon) and Masao Iketani are writing the scripts, and Hiroyuki Saida (My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Maki Hanatani from idol group Fullfull☆Pocket is performing the opening theme song "Datte, Gyutte Shite."

Update: The anime's website also posted a new visual:


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