Yuna and her bear gloves are back in Kuma Kum Kuma Bear Punch! , the second season of Kumanano, and 029’s Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear isekai light novels. The show’s official website released the series’ new ending theme song, “Zutto,” sung by Yuna’s voice actor Maki Kawase. Kawase had sung the previous season’s opening theme.
The CM is also available via Kadokawa’s official Youtube channel.
Watch Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch!’s New Promo Here:
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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch! is set to premiere first on AT-X at 10:00 p.m. and will also be available through Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 channels on April 3.
The series stars:
Maki Kawase (Lycoris Recoil‘s Fuki Harukawa) as Yuna
Azumi Waki (Blend S‘ Maika Sakuranomiya) as Fina
Rina Hidaka as (A Certain Magical Index‘s Last Order) Noire Foschurose
Inori Minase (Spy Classroom‘s Erna) as Shia Foschurose
Directing the show at EMT Squared is Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd). The show has several returning staff members including Hisashi Ishii as the series director, Takashi Aoshima as the scriptwriter, and Yuki Nakano as the character designer and chief animation director. Shigeo Komori also returns as the music composer for season 2.
Similar to the first season of the series, Azumaki Waki performs the opening theme song “Kimi to no Mirai.” Waki voiced Fina in the anime and had sung the opening theme for the first season.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, the first season premiered in October 2020 with 12 episodes. As it aired in Japan, Funimation streamed the Japanese and English dubs of the anime.
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Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the novels in English and describes the plot as:
Fifteen-year-old Yuna prefers staying home and obsessively playing her favorite VRMMO game 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!
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear started as a light novel series written by Kumanano and illustrated by 028. Its serialization began in the user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou! (Let’s Become Novelists!) in 2014. Later, it was acquired by Shufu to Seikatsu Sha, and published 19 volumes of the light novel under their PASH! Books imprint since May 2015.
It was adapted into a manga series by Sergei and serialized online through Shufu to Seikatsu Sha’s Comic PASH! website since 2018 and had been collected into 8 tankōbon volumes. The light novel and the manga are both available in North America through Seven Seas Entertainment.
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