Kuma Miko

Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear

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English: Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear
Japanese: くまみこ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2016 to Jun 19, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.311 (scored by 2661526,615 users)
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Ranked: #70902
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Popularity: #2052
Members: 68,327
Favorites: 77

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What does a bear know about life in the big city? For Machi Amayadori's sake, hopefully a lot! The young shrine maiden has spent her whole life in the rural mountains with Natsu, her talking guardian bear. Now, at fourteen, she wants to take a chance and attend high school in the big city. Can Natsu really prepare her for city life? Or will his wacky trials be too much for even Machi to bear?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuda, Kiyoshi
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Iino, Shinya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Koga, Kazuomi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

"Datte, Gyutteshite. (だって、ギュってして。)" by Maki Hanatani

Ending Theme

"KUMAMIKO DANCING" by Machi Amayadori (Natsumi Hioka) & Natsu Kumai (Hiroki Yasumoto) feat. Kumaide-mura no Minasan

May 23, 2016
Liao (All reviews)
*This review contains minor spoilers*

Kuma Miko is a very cute anime. I quite enjoyed watching so far, but there are some reasons I couldn't feel but disappointment. And I'm just writing about this so people who feel the same towards the situation on this anime can already know about it.

Art is amazing, trully outstanding. High quality animation, for real. I really loved the traits, the expressions, the background scenario, everything. I didn't had anything to criticize here, also because this special way to draw characters and animals are kinda my favorite ever.

Sound is great, the endings and openings are cute as well, relaxing songs, pretty read more
Jun 19, 2016
tlst9999 (All reviews)
Terrible ending and scumbag characters ruin an otherwise average slice of life series.

Story: It's about a cute village miko who wants to experience city life. Unfortunately, she has crippling social anxiety which prevents her from interacting with strangers. Fair enough. That's an alright premise to go with. 6/10

Art & Sound: The art was good. The visuals were colourful and the choice of shamanistic BGM was unorthodox but fitting with the show. The studio did some good work in terms of audio and visuals. You can appreciate their high production values and the work they placed in the show. 7/10

Character: Machi's social anxiety gets increasingly worse read more
Jun 19, 2016
YabviMash (All reviews)
Sigh... I hate to be doing this, but I gave this anime one of my lowest scores ever. In all honesty, I didn't hate this anime entirely, it was very cute and sometimes amusing, but unfortunately disappointment and general fucked-upness ruined this anime. Warning further ahead is spoilers, but I suggest you read on because it'll spare you the pain.

In the final episode, After Machi has run away from the Idol contest, she eventually picks up the courage to compete in this competition, Quite a brave act from someone with country-bumpkin complex (where she believes everyone thinks she's nothing but a dumb country bumpkin, when read more
Jun 19, 2016
Stark700 (All reviews)
There’s so much slice of life content can offer for the anime medium. A simple bucket list would include slice of life about cute girls doing cute things, magical girls, countryside, or slice of life with daily cooking. The list goes on and on. But wait, what about slice of life with a girl and a bear?
That’s what makes Kuma Miko rather unique and it stands out as a series that connects the character, a young girl named Machi with Natsu, a talking bear. It’s literally what the title sounds like Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear.

Now I have to admit, the premise of the show read more

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