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


Score: 7.181 (scored by 18,129 users)
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Ranked: #27922
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Popularity: #1180
Members: 52,859
Favorites: 481


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 jealousghost
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
The shows feature animals as the main character who are capable of transforming into humans under certain conditions, and their actions are monitored by a mysterious entity. The seemingly lighthearted stories are chock-full of symbolism, are placed in a unique and mysterious setting, and revolve around fairy tales. 
report Recommended by Richie
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
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
They have very similar themes when it comes to crowds. The difference is that gatchaman focuses on its effect on society and how it can crush it. In Yuri kuma, it shows the darker side of crowds in the form of the invisible storm. Yuri kuma shows how not following the crowd can lead to discrimination 
report Recommended by daze3x
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
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
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
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 necromanceher
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
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  read more 
report Recommended by smileyboyrocks
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  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
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