Kuma Miko

Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: くまみこ
English: Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear
German: Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear
Spanish: Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear
French: Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear
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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 3119731,197 users)
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Ranked: #80522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2464
Members: 75,431
Favorites: 83

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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?

(Source: FUNimation)


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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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"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


Jun 21, 2016
Let's talk about a bear and a girl, because that's what the anime's about, but with a twist. You may think it's just another show with a cute girl worshiping a bear in a small village, but it's much more than that.

Machi is pretty much the main heroine of the story. Now what makes her different from other cute characters? She has a dream which might sound dumb to city girls. But for a country girl, it's a big thing. Despite her ignorance to city life, she wanted to go to high school in the city. Now there a few people who would rather live ...
Jun 19, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
May 23, 2016
*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 ...

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