Yuri Kuma Arashi

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yuri Bear Storm, Love Bullet: Yurikuma Arashi
Japanese: ユリ熊嵐
English: Yurikuma Arashi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Girls LoveGirls Love, EcchiEcchi
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.041 (scored by 3451034,510 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2044
Members: 102,092
Favorites: 753

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In the past, humanoid bears coexisted with humans. However, a meteor shower that fell onto Earth had a strange effect on bears throughout the world: they suddenly became violent and hungry for human flesh, spurring an endless cycle of bloodshed in which bear ate man and man shot bear, forgetting the lively relationship they once had. The "Wall of Severance" was thus built, separating the two civilizations and keeping peace.

Kureha Tsubaki and Sumika Izumino are two lovers attending Arashigaoka Academy, who, upon the arrival of two bears that have sneaked through the Wall of Severance and infiltrated the academy, find their relationship under a grave threat. The hungering yet affectionate bears, Ginko Yurishiro and Lulu Yurigasaki, seem to see the bear-hating Kureha as more than just another meal, and in getting closer to her, trigger an unraveling of secrets that Kureha may not be able to bear.

When their relationships provoke the Invisible Storm, a group that keeps order within the ideological school, the girls must stand on trial with their love, embarking on a journey of self-discovery en route to attaining true love's "promised kiss."

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Yuri Kuma Arashi was known by several different working names, such as Penguinbear Project and Yuri★Asobi.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kaneko, Hayato
Producer, Planning
Hayashi, Youhei


Opening Theme

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"Ano Mori de Matteru (あの森で待ってる)" by Bonjour Suzuki (ボンジュール鈴木)

Ending Theme

"TERRITORY" by Ginko Yurishiro (Miho Arakawa), Lulu Yurigasaki (Yoshiko Ikuta), Kureha Tsubaki (Nozomi Yamane)


Mar 30, 2015

Surrealism: it’s something that you are either into or you aren’t. The plots of these shows are usually far harder to comprehend than your average anime and the actions of the characters won’t always make logical sense, but if you merely change your perspective, you will see what the show is really trying to say. Yuri Kuma Arashi, which translates into “Lesbian Bear Storm”, is no exception to the formula of surrealist art; it is NOT for everyone. While most shows are driven by their plot or by their characters, YKA is a show driven by its themes and the messages that the ...
Apr 7, 2015
Mixed Feelings
"Everything is good in moderation" ..now if you were to say that to Ikuhara he would probably pimp slap you with a proverbial hand and skip off into the schizophrenic sunset of left field allegorical stew, while conjuring new ways to make even Satoshi Kon's nuttiest creations to look like tamed Saturday morning cartoons.

Yuri Kuma Arashi is a dream factory chock-full of symbolism and motifs with everything being beyond what's presented at face value. This isn't for casual viewing and if unprepared to really dig deep it can be either taxing or repulsive upon initial impression. I normally don't like to judge works based on ...
Mar 30, 2015
Watching Yuri Kuma Arashi is like trying to memorize the first 100 digits of Pi. Succeeding might technically be considered an accomplishment, but good lord is it meaningless.

Yuri Kuma Arashi is a textbook example of an anime that tries to be too damn smart for its own good. It's a show which attempts to utilize intricate symbolisms and references rather than to present a story which you can take at face value. By hiding content in-between the lines, it tries to provide a plot which is unorthodox, deep and thought-provoking. However this is nothing more than a façade which tries (and fails) to cover up ...

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