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Aug 24, 2014 8:36 AM
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It was revealed today that the production of the Yuri Kuma Arashi TV anime has been decided upon. Some staff members along with the studio have been announced, and more information will be announced at a later time. The official website of the Penguinbear Project has had a countdown timer since August 20th.

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Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara (author of the manga)
Original Character Design: Akiko Morishima (illustrator of the manga)
Character Design: Etsuko Sumimoto
Studio: Silver Link

Official site: http://www.yurikuma.jp/
Twitter: @yurikuma_anime

Source: Animate.tv

Previous related news: Director Ikuhara Kunihiko's New Project 'Penguinbear' Announced

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Aug 24, 2014 8:40 AM

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Excited for this one, even though the first chapter of the manga was not that promising. I trust Ikuhara and if he can bring out an Utena with JC Staff he can bring out something worthwhile with silver Link as well.

From the dates on the website it also seems likely to be a Winter 2015 anime, nice.
 
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Aug 24, 2014 8:41 AM
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Never heard of that manga. The synopsis sounds roflish.
 
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Why is "intellectual fantasy" put in quotation marks?
 
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looks pretty weird but hey it's yuri = insta-must-watch

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Aug 24, 2014 8:45 AM
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I actually forgot I read the manga awhile ago. Yeah, the first chapter was so-so but I have good hopes for this series. As revealed after the countdown, this could be a rare gem to debut next year. I don't think it will debut this Fall ofc but likely Winter.

I still need to watch Utena soon :/
 
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Have very high hopes for this. Knowing Ikuhara as one of the best anime directors of all time
About time, this project was announced nearly 3 years ago.
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Well the director kind of makes this a must watch since he's also the author of the manga

HaXXspetten said:
looks pretty weird but hey it's yuri = insta-must-watch

Is it really?
 
Aug 24, 2014 8:52 AM

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YumeHunter said:
Well the director kind of makes this a must watch since he's also the author of the manga

HaXXspetten said:
looks pretty weird but hey it's yuri = insta-must-watch

Is it really?


It's by Ikuhara... that should answer your questions.
 
Aug 24, 2014 8:54 AM

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Yuri, I'll watch this, the original creator directing the anime is a splendid idea, it just may turn out good.


 
Aug 24, 2014 8:56 AM

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Ikuhara being the author and director, I'm hyped. Need more Ikuhara in my life. Just hopes he tones down his ideas a little this time but pfft like hell he will, and I'm gonna love it.
 
Aug 24, 2014 8:59 AM

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Why are you calling it adaptation of manga? The project was planned as original anime from the start. Just that Ikuhara launched the manga before the anime aired. It's not so uncommon.
 
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Ooh mawaru penguin drum was just awsome and i shall check this out ;DD any news on when penguinbear will actually air? Bcus it was announced ages ago?
 
Aug 24, 2014 9:06 AM

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Winter or Spring 2015. Last project update will be on November, 30.
 
Aug 24, 2014 9:07 AM

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So morishima designs gets to be in anime huh, didn't expect that.

I don't trust Ikahura at all after penguidrum, but I guess I will try it anyways.
 
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Nachtwandler_21 said:
Winter or Spring 2015. Last project update will be on November, 30.
oooh thankyou :D:D i cant wait till it airs ! *o*
 
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Nachtwandler_21 said:
Why are you calling it adaptation of manga? The project was planned as original anime from the start. Just that Ikuhara launched the manga before the anime aired. It's not so uncommon.


This.
 
Aug 24, 2014 9:15 AM

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How is the manga a seinen when it looks and sounds so painfully shoujo?

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Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara (also author of the manga)


Oh wait never mind.
 
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I still need to watch Utena soon :/


Get on that shit.

Always excited for more Ikuhara.
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from the guy who did Peguindrum.......................so how many plot twists will this show have?
 
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"Seinen"

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The last anime I watched with him having a major role in was Mawaru Penguindrum and I have to say that IT SUCKED LIKE A HORNY SLUT.

MAYBE Utena MAY BE better (since I haven't watched it yet) because it's an old anime. But you can't count on this guy for anything new. No creativity can be maintained or developed through the decades by the same person.
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Aug 24, 2014 9:34 AM

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Mixed feelings for this. The synopsis doesn't sound that amazing and the score (so far) is low.
I'll wait for the PV to decide.
 
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Not sure what to make of the synopsis but Penguindrum was great, so count me in.
 
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Nidhoeggr said:
YumeHunter said:
Well the director kind of makes this a must watch since he's also the author of the manga


Is it really?


It's by Ikuhara... that should answer your questions.
Oh yes I didn't fully realize it before.
 
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So, I'd like to watch this, but is it yuri?

Yes, it says so in the title, but is it really yuri?
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Why is "intellectual fantasy" put in quotation marks?


I don't know but it sounds extremely pretentious, then again this is Ikuhara who is like the all time king of that sort of thing.
 
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Silver Link is actually quite promising. One of its directors, Oonuma Shin, is a fellow Shinbo assistant. Among his works are shows like ~Ef~, Natsu no Arashi, and Dusk Maiden of Amnesia - all quite visually exciting.

Sumimoto Etsuko also worked with Shaft on Madoka. So I'm pretty sure we'll fetch some Shafty vibes out of the show. Ikuhara's vibes are undoubtedly the strongest though xD

And I really hope Morishima's cute and fluffy character designs will not get ruined but carefully animated instead. She's really good.

So visuals are gonna be awesome. Ikuhara's usually decent with music and sounds in his works too, so I'm fairly confident in the media department of the series overall. What I do question is the story itself. The manga until the chapter 3 at least is pretty straightforward if you can speak Ikuhara's metaphor language. It seems to be a common Yuri series set in school, blending the themes of romance and issues of coming-out. But Utena as a manga also pales in comparison to the anime. So I'll keep the fingers crossed and look forward to another Ikuhara's masterpiece.
 
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the most overrated anime of 2015 is finally here
 
Aug 24, 2014 10:35 AM

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Yuri?

Pass! >_>
 
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-Aku said:
the most overrated anime of 2015 is finally here
so much hate

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Yuri?

Pass! >_>
you know you want it

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Aug 24, 2014 10:44 AM

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Doesn't sound too convincing for now.Only plus im seeing is Ikuhara.
 
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-Aku said:
the most overrated anime of 2015 is finally here


Well more than likely one of them at least. I can already kind of see people hyper analyzing all his bizarre and arbitrary imagery and apparent symbolism trying to build this complex and deep reflective narrative out of it while in the foreground weird fanservice and fetishism is primarily on display and it all amounts to nothing tangible. If you ask me Penguindrum didn't really make a lick of sense by the end, but boy did so many people find so much to talk about with it. Perhaps the journey and community experience is more exciting then the conclusion in these cases.
 
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You say Yuri, I get hyped.
I see director, hype is intensified.
 
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Silver Link is actually quite promising. One of its directors, Oonuma Shin, is a fellow Shinbo assistant. Among his works are shows like ~Ef~, Natsu no Arashi, and Dusk Maiden of Amnesia - all quite visually exciting.

Sumimoto Etsuko also worked with Shaft on Madoka. So I'm pretty sure we'll fetch some Shafty vibes out of the show. Ikuhara's vibes are undoubtedly the strongest though xD

And I really hope Morishima's cute and fluffy character designs will not get ruined but carefully animated instead. She's really good.

So visuals are gonna be awesome. Ikuhara's usually decent with music and sounds in his works too, so I'm fairly confident in the media department of the series overall. What I do question is the story itself. The manga until the chapter 3 at least is pretty straightforward if you can speak Ikuhara's metaphor language. It seems to be a common Yuri series set in school, blending the themes of romance and issues of coming-out. But Utena as a manga also pales in comparison to the anime. So I'll keep the fingers crossed and look forward to another Ikuhara's masterpiece.

That's really helpful! I am definitely excited for this! :)
 
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Kaioshin_Sama said:
-Aku said:
the most overrated anime of 2015 is finally here


Well more than likely one of them at least. I can already kind of see people hyper analyzing all his bizarre and arbitrary imagery and apparent symbolism trying to build this complex and deep reflective narrative out of it while in the foreground weird fanservice and fetishism is primarily on display and it all amounts to nothing tangible. If you ask me Penguindrum didn't really make a lick of sense by the end, but boy did so many people find so much to talk about with it. Perhaps the journey and community experience is more exciting then the conclusion in these cases.


Or, I don't know, maybe the other people just so happen to like a show you don't? I don't know if you ever wonder why people get so annoyed with you at times, but putting yourself "over" other people who dare like what you don't is probably a good reason why.
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Aug 24, 2014 11:22 AM

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I will be very disappointed if there are no lesbian bears.
 
Aug 24, 2014 11:26 AM

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Looks like Yuri, I'm in.
 
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This is great!!
Since it's Ikuhara I can just wait and know it'll be awesome!!! ^^
 
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The tears of joy are streaming down my face, ocean forming around my feet. The whole winter season might suck and it'd still be awesome.
 
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If he's anywhere near as good a writer as he is a director, this is gonna rock.
 
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Oh lord. Time for another mindfck from this director. LOL

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Aug 24, 2014 12:36 PM

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I was planning on watching this just because it's from Ikuhara but the yuri is a bonus for me.
 
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Not impressed by the synopsis, but i loved mawaru penguindrum so...
I will probably try out the first few episodes when this starts airing.
 
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If it is Silver Link i expect this to be interesting and i hope it is.Ii haven't read the manga,but I JUST LOVE YURI and I LOVE SILVER LINK,well not that much but i like their art.:))) So i hope it turns to be a great yuri show.
 
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I read the first chapter of the manga pretty much immediately after I read about this. It's too ridiculous. Not watching.
 
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Ikuhara? I'm down. I really can't wait to see how this series goes.
 
Aug 24, 2014 1:28 PM
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I hope this is like SubaHibi they are both yuri and """pretentious"""!!!!!
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Well, I'm looking forward to it...anyway.
 
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i LOVE his previous series so i have really high hopes for this one!!!!!!
 
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