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Yuri Kuma Arashi Anime's 3rd Promo Introduces Story

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Miho Arakawa, Ami Koshimizu, Junichi Suwabe, more star in January anime from Penguindrum's Ikuhara

The official website for Kunihiko Ikuhara's Yuri Kuma Arashi (Yuri Bear Storm) television anime began streaming a third promotional video for the series on Saturday.

Ruru: Roar roar! Once upon a time, the asteroid belt Kumaria exploded. Kumaria, which had turned into bits, became a meteor shower, and showered onto Earth, but... Then bears became violent and began attacking people! I know, it's such a shocker! The humans made a wall to separate themselves, and tried to scare us bears away, but human rules mean nothing to us!
Ginko: Is your "love" real? We hated you all from the beginning, and loved you all from the beginning. That's why we wanted to become your true friends and cross that wall.
Ruru: Kureha Tsubaki... Kure-chin, huh? I wonder why kind of a girl she is... I'll bet she's a super delicious girl! Roar! Roar! I transformed into a human and transferred into Arashigaoka Academy. Teeheehee! It looks like no one has noticed that we're bears! That girl, and that girl, lots of them! Wow! They all smell so delicious! Roar! I'm going to do my best and eat a yummy-looking girl!
Ginko: This is a challenge from the wall of separation.
Text: A modern myth revolving lovers who have been separated.
Ginko: If your love is real, a bear will be waiting for you. If you give yourself up to the bear, your love will be recognized.
Text: Yuri, recognized
Ginko: I won't give up on love. I'm going to eat that girl. Yuri Kuma Arashi. Without being taken away by that transparent storm, I'm going to find it.

The website introduces the story:

Some time ago, the asteroid Kumaria exploded in the depths of space.

The resulting fragments became a meteor shower that rained down on Earth, and for some reason, bears all over the world rose up and attacked humanity! In "Man vs. Bear," the bears ate the humans and the humans shot the bears, resulting in a seemingly unending battle and a cycle of hatred. In the end, a giant "Wall of Extinction" was erected between the humans and bears and a state of mutual nonaggression came to pass….

The human world.

One morning, Arashigaoka Academy students Kureha Tsubaki and Sumika Izumino were by themselves and saw the "Yuri Flower" that bloomed in a flower bed. The two are friends as well as lovers. The flower bed is an important place to the two. At that moment, the Bear Alarms ring out! The bears are invading the human world, and humans are being attacked! Are they really those bears? One mystery invokes yet another mystery, one after another. The curtain rises magnificently on Yuri Kuma Arashi!

The cast stars:

Miho Arakawa as Ginko Yurishiro, a girl who transferred to Arashigaoka Academy. However, this girl's true identity is a man-eating bear!

Yoshiko Ikuta as Ruru Yurigazaki, a girl who transferred with Ginko

Nozomi Yamane as Kureha Tsubaki, a second-year student who goes to Arashigaoka Academy

Junichi Suwabe as Life Sexy, the presiding judge of the "Judgemens" [sic]

Mitsuki Saiga as Life Cool, the prosecutor of the "Judgemens"

Kazutomi Yamamoto as Life Beauty, the defense lawyer of the "Judgemens"

Yui Ogura as Sumika Izumino, a glasses-wearing girl who goes to Arashigaoka Academy

Aoi Yūki as Mitsuko Yurizono, a classmate of Kureha and Sumika, and the class president

Ami Koshimizu as konomi Yurikawa, Kureha's classmate who goes to Arashigaoka Academy

An advance screening event will be held with Ikuhara and Arakawa on December 7 at Tokyo's Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku.

Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum) is directing the anime at the Studio Silver Link, and Etsuko Sumimoto (animation director on Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion, Honey and Clover II) is adapting the original character designs by manga creator Akiko Morishima for animation. The other staff members include:

The series will premiere on January 5 on Tokyo MX TV.

Morishima also launched the manga version of the story in Gentosha Comics' Monthly Comic Birz magazine in February.

Images © 2015 Mamonaka Ikunigo/Yuri KUMA ni Kuru

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