Muse Malaysia Adds Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Muse Malaysia announced on Tuesday that it will add the Kumamiko -Girl Meets Bear anime to its catalog. The first episode already debuted on the YouTube channel on Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. GMT +8, with a new episode every day at the same time.
The anime premiered in April 2016 and is based on Masume Yoshimoto's original manga.
The story 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!!) made his directorial debut with the series at Kinema Citrus and EMT Squared. Pierre Sugiura (Yuyushiki, Barakamon) and Masao Iketani wrote the scripts, and Hiroyuki Saida (My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) designed the characters and served as chief animation director.
Source: Muse Malaysia's Facebook page