The folks at Seven Seas are likely pleased to know this as they picked up the manga for Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear last October. The arrival of the 14th volume back in January 2020 in Japan has revealed that an anime adaptation is in the works for the project. That’s now getting some updates as a promotional video has dropped for it and a new key visual that you can see to the right. Additionally, we now know that Yuu Nobuta is set to direct it based on the series composition by Takashi Aoshima. Yuki Nakano is on board as the character designer with EMT² handling the animation production.
The two leads are also set with Maki Kawase as Yuna and Azuma Wakias Fina.
The novels began in 2014 from writer Kumanano and artist 029 where there are twelve volumes out so far and going plus an 11.5 volume. The manga was adapted by Sergei which began in 2018 and has three volumes so far.
They’ll bring out the light novel series for the first time in North America in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released on June 9, 2020 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.
Plot Concept: Fifteen-year-old Yuna prefers staying home and obsessively playing her favorite VRMMO game to doing anything else, including going to school. When a strange new update gives her a one-of-a-kind bear outfit that comes with overpowered abilities, Yuna is torn: the outfit is unbearably cute, but too embarrassing to wear in-game. But then she suddenly finds herself transported into the world of the game, facing down monsters and magic for real, and the bear suit becomes the best weapon she has!
— TVアニメ「くまクマ熊ベアー」公式アカウント (@kumabear_anime) March 26, 2020