Yurikuma Arashi Blu-ray/DVD
About Yurikuma Arashi Blu-ray/DVD
From Kunihiko Ikuhara, the director of Sailor Moon and Revolutionary Girl Utena, comes a beautifully animated, allegorical tale of love, loss, and bear attacks - Yurikuma Arashi.
In a world divided between humans and hyper-intelligent, man-eating bears, Kureha attends an all-girls school and holds onto a simple wish—to spend the rest of her life with her classmate and soul mate, Sumika. But after a secret rendezvous ends in tragedy, Kureha vows to never back down on her love and put a bullet in any bear she meets.
As she plots her revenge, the bear-attack body count begins to rise and two strange girls transfer into Kureha’s class. She doesn’t know it yet, but the girls who call themselves Ginko and Lulu are actually criminal bears in disguise! As they try to win Kureha’s heart , an army of high school girls gears up to go to war with all of bear-kind and anyone else who stands up for love. At this rate, getting the yuri seal of approval from an interdimensional tribunal of cool, beautiful, sexy judges is going to be the least of their troubles.
Yurikuma Arashi contains episodes: 1-12.
Special Features: Episode Commentaries, Textless Opening Song - ''Ano Mori de Matteru'', Textless Closing Song - ''TERRITORY'', Promotional Videos & TV Spots, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese with English subtitles.
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Romance
- Themes: Yuri
- Age Rating: 17+
- Run Time: 300
- Release Date: 6/28/2016
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
UnBEARably good show
by 8man -
Very much an Ikuhara show (for good or bad, that depends on your opinion of his other works), so get your bingo sheets ready. Overall, it is a visually interesting show with some interesting themes. The show explores what lengths one is willing to go to for the ones they love. One of the more interesting example is when one character is given the choice to either give up love or kisses- standing in for the ability to give or receive love. Its also provides an look into groupthink, bullying, and social ostracism as a weapon. Plus, checkout all those amazing tessellations, especially the bird/ lily one (somewhat on-point with its symbolism, but amazingly cool looking). I strongly recommend to anyone who likes series with heavy symbolism, critiques of social issues, and a little bit of comedy. Seriously, the entire Lulu background episode is gold.
yuri'n for a treat
by yoko -
one of my favorites. (subtitle watch) this is the best yuri anime I have ever seen. its different, and its about girls & true love. really love this one. opening theme is good.
I was blown away
by Joe Ream
I'm not generally an anime fan, and if my friends had described this to me I would of turned it down for sure, but boy am I glad they just threw me in. Intense visuals, a distinct world, and engaging characters... Ikuhara paints a vivid masterpiece.
Just a couple more bullets to add
by M. -
8man (previous reviewer) writes a very well developed review of this series and I would suggest also reading theirs.
So I'll just add a couple of things:
-Ikuhara is also the creator of Utena and its apparent within this anime (seemingly whimsical but with heavy underlying topics).
- I've taken to finding and collecting Yuri animes given that they're not printed as often. If you're looking for something with a lot of fan service this isn't it. If you're looking for a story that delves into the complexities of love (jealousy, loss, forgotten, mistaken, etc) this is definitely a keeper.
This anime may not be for everyone given how the story is told. Though, if you like good solid stories about the many facets of love and the obstacles one may encounter to gain their love... this one deserves at least a watch.
I like this anime because it begins all silly, and some might not take it seriously but the message underneath the series is strong referring to acceptance. All the characters serve and complement each other.
Yuri and Girls and Bears, Oh My
by Magic -
Despite being a lover of yuri anime, and also a fan of some of Ikuhara's earlier works like Sailor Moon and Utena, I was skeptical of Yuri Kuma Arashi. The premise just seemed too out there...Bears? And Humans? And Yuri? What? But finally I bought the series, and watched it, and...loved it from beginning to end. It's as much a commentary on the yuri genre itself as it is a yuri anime, which is rather delightful, and all of the characters and themes and visuals are handled masterfully. Have already watched it twice.