The spring 2016 anime series Kuma Miko is going for the box set approach when it releases later this year with Media Factory handling that side of the show. With it just a couple of weeks away, crazy to believe, the packaging design and a good look at the front cover artwork has now been released for the first of the sets. The series will have two sets that come out on June 24th and august 24th respectively where the DVD sets are priced at 15,000 yen each and the Blu-ray sets at 18,000 yen each. Both sets will come with a new OVA as well as various character song and soundtrack CD material.
The series is based on the manga from Masume Yoshimoto that currently runs in Comic Flapper. The original work has been serialized since 2013 and has four volumes out so far.
The anime adaptation was directed by Kiyoshi Matsuda based on scripts by Masao Iketani and Pierre Sugiura. Hiroyuki Saida worked on the character designs and served as the chief animation director. It was animated at Kinema Citrus and EMT2.
The cast includes Natsumi Hioka as the bear Machi Amayadori, Hiroki Yasumoto as Natsu Kumai, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Yoshio and Eri Kitamura as Hibiki.
The opening theme song is being performed by Maki Hanatani from Fullfull☆Pocket with the song Datte, Gyutte Shite. The ending theme song is being done by the two main actors in-character with KUMAMIKO DANCING, which is pretty much a big pile of amazing fun.
Plot concept: The story follows Machi, a middle school student who serves as a shrine maiden at a Shinto shrine and takes care of a bear, who lives on mountain in Japan’s northern Touhouku region. The bear, Natsu, has the ability to talk and is Machi’s guardian. When Machi explains to Natsu that she will attend a school in the city, he gives Machi a set of trials that she must pass in order to be able to survive city life.
|1||06/24/16||Character Song & Soundtrack CD, Mini Manga, Eye-Catch Cards, First Snow Day OVA, Screening Digest|
|2||08/24/16||Character Song & Soundtrack CD, Mini Manga, Eye-Catch Cards, OVA, Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Promos, Commercials|
[Source: Kuma Miko]