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Yuri Kuma Arashi

Alternative Titles

English: Yurikuma Arashi
Synonyms: Yuri Bear Storm, Love Bullet: Yurikuma Arashi
Japanese: ユリ熊嵐


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
Studios: Silver Link.
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.141 (scored by 22,366 users)
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Ranked: #31452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1347
Members: 68,072
Favorites: 584


These two shows are crazy similar. I would question whether or not Yurikuma was written as a sequel. We have similarly painted backgrounds, fluffy, starry, love love accessories, and even crazy similar, over the top, and repeated sequences. And, of course, overreaching metaphors "hidden" in the light yet dark anime. It's bonkers.  
report Recommended by jauntyghost
Same director, both Yuri, same sense of out of this world bizarreness and what-the-heck-did-I-just-see feelings. 
report Recommended by zensunni
Both shows are highly symbolic, and show how the characters "see" the world around them in a very specific way. Both deal with trauma, family problems and same sex attraction and love. Flip Flappers are more light hearted and focus more on adolescence of the main character, while Yuri Kuma Arashi is more dark and focuses more about how society sees and deals with gay people. 
report Recommended by teaknight
Mysterious entities grant our cast of nonhuman main characters the ability to transform into humans so long that certain conditions are met. These seemingly lighthearted anime take place in a an environment full of mystery and fantasy. The stories revolve around factitious fairy tales which are referenced throughout the anime and are chock-full of symbolism.  
report Recommended by Chaste
Yuri anime with an emphasis on speculative sci-fi, social commentary, and serious weirdness. A surface layer of sexy character designs and suggestive scenes belies the thoughtful, introspective nature of both series. Common themes include violent conflict between societies, the political and social effects of organized religion, and a criticism of the idea that girls will have clandestine romantic feelings toward other girls but grow up to be heterosexual. Yuri Kuma is more aggressive on that last point; Simoun explores a broader range of themes. 
report Recommended by q_3
They have creatures that try to blend into the human society, but feast on human flesh. There's lots, and I mean lots of drama. They make you feel bad for them (the bears and ghouls). They also have that psychological aspect that makes you really think. The differences is that there's less war and action in Yuri Kuma Arashi, and no shoujo ai whatsoever in Tokyo Ghoul. 
report Recommended by iAmTheCheese
Plot summary - "Animal girls (foxes in Konohana Kitan and bears in Yuri Kuma Arashi) who fall in love". As much as Yurikuma has cute and funny moments, mostly being dramatical and pretentiously psychological show, Konohana, being more of a cute and bright type of show, has its dramatical moments that can make you cry at times. Also there's some similar development in both of main couples: one of the girls is cold firstly, but later one, becomes nicer to another (even though in Yurikuma it happens for another reason). 
report Recommended by uchikina-kinoko
It is similar in its themes and social commentry, but yuri kuma is much more symbolic and complicated then there she is, so be prepared to be a little confused. But, if you come in with the mind set that its like this ONA, then the symbolisam may be easier to understand 
report Recommended by itavin
Picture one of the girls being a bear and is hated by all society.The other girl is supposed to hate her but is fond of her.And the sister is a huge wall on the planet that separates humans from bears. There isn't that much kissing in this show.But this show can get serious about subjects of homosexuality and the society's negative view on it. 
report Recommended by VivavideoUserJP
Although the stories and themes of these shows are largely different, in both, behind the story is the conflict between a society of humans, and a society of magical animals - while they can transform to look like humans, ultimately humanity is not their nature. In addition, fans of creative & unusual visuals should be pleased. 
report Recommended by silentfragment
The first episodes are similar. The anime begins with a slow start and an apparently moe/fanservice story, but after few episodes you'll understand that the very story is Really dark with symbolism and deep meanings. Give it a chance. Both two are Really great. 
report Recommended by Xenocrisi
Both of the series have their unusual graphics; not a "typical anime" art style. Both of them are telling beautiful stories about love, friendship and power. They both feature more female leads. 
report Recommended by Amitte_Sukku
One of the fundamental conventions of romantic fiction is the notion of love and compassion holding fast in the face of adversity, but what happens when the adversity that faces a love-struck couple is a widely-accepted social standard? Pride gets in the way, and the idea that people should conform to particular norms and values is in conflict with the core principles of romanticism. Yosuga no Sora and Yuri Kuma Arashi share remarkably similar ideals; they have very similar endings despite a distinct difference between their generic conventions and narrative style. At heart, both shows are about the underlying hypocrisy that taints the average romance, and  read more 
report Recommended by smileyboyrocks
These series put an artistic spin on the exploration of character relationships through the use of symbolism. The use of aesthetically bright and eye-popping colors are prevalent throughout the shows.  
report Recommended by delightfulweebs
Both shows are about how the world views lesbians. Both also use also a very colorful and undirect way to portray things- one could think these are silly light shows, but they are not. Yuri Kuma Arashi is about murder, trauma, and homophobia in society. The key to understand YKA is to get that bears stand for ppl who put their desires over societies laws. Yuri Seijin Naoko San is about sexualisation of gay ppl, and generally problems related to sex in society; like sexualisation of young girls in media etc. The key to understanding YSNS is to get that the world in the show  read more 
report Recommended by teaknight
Both animes are about Humanity building and creating walls to keep out a fear that is killing them. In Attack on Titan they decide to kill the Fear with blades and skill, while in Yuri Kuma Arashi, they use plot-twist and lesbians. 
report Recommended by TobiNexis
Yuri Kuma Arashi's visuals and animation is similar to Shaft's avant garde animation style with its finest usage is the anime Bakemonogatari. Not only animation is similar, both shows are extremely weird for a normal anime consumer.  
report Recommended by Cosmicblaze454
Two beautiful and colorful high school yuri stories. They present themselves in super unique ways and end with an amazing catharsis. Yes, Hanamonogatari is a sequel, but the shows it's a sequel to are worth watching and share YKA's non-standard presentation and unique style of fanservice. 
report Recommended by BoyHime732