The fall 2020 anime adaptation of the manga for Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear saw an October 7th, 2020 debut and Funimation made a pickup of the series. The show saw a same-day simulcast with it available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland. It’s also available in Australia and New Zealand on AnimeLab, and in France, Germany, Scandinavia, and Russia on Wakanim.
Now, after learning that a second season is in the works, the folks at Funimation have revealed their dub cast for the series. The series goes live on January 20th, 2021 on the Funimation service with Jad Saxton as the ADR director and Tyson Rinehart as the assistant ADR director. Kristen McGuire worked on the scripts for this with a cast that includes:
- Marissa Lenti as Yuna
- Xanthe Huyhn as Fina
- Mallorie Rodak as Helen
- Steph Garrett as Kai
- Lindsay Seidel as Kumakyu & Kumayuru
- Justin Duncan as Lanz
- Jamal Sterling as Ralock
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 Waki as Fina.
Azumi Waki is performing the opening theme song in character as 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.
Seven Seas is bringing out the light novel series for the first time in North America in single volume editions. The first volume saw release on July 7th, 2020 for $13.99 USA / $17.99 CAN. Check out the full series here.
Plot Concept: Yuna’s not your typical 15-year-old. First, she’s crazy rich from playing the stock market. Second, she’s a recluse obsessed with a VRMMO game, and she’s really good at that too.
Her life is pretty much perfect—until she wakes up one day inside the game she loves and back at level one. She has to start over, but this time, she has a powerful bear suit that’s guaranteed to take her places!