Kuma Miko

Kuma MikoKuma Miko (くまみこ) is the Seinen Japanese anime TV series based on the Japanese manga series by Masume Yoshimoto. An anime television series adaptation by Kinema Citrus and EMT Squared is scheduled to air from April 2016.

Title: Kuma Miko
English: Girl meets Bear
Japanese: くまみこ
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Premiered: April 3, 2016
Season: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: AT-X, Sony Music Communications
Directed by: Kiyoshi Matsuda
Written by: Pierre Sugiura, Masao Iketani
Music by: Shuko Tateyama
Studio: Kinema Citrus, EMT Squared
Network: AT-X, Tokyo MX, BSN, BS11, KBS, KHB
Genres: Comedy, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Others: Kuma Miko Specials
Opening Theme: “Datte, Gyutteshite. (だって、ギュってして。)” by Maki Hanatani
Ending Theme: “KUMAMIKO DANCING” by Machi Amayadori (Natsumi Hioka) & Natsu Kumai (Hiroki Yasumoto) feat. Kumaide-mura no Minasan


The manga 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 Tohoku 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.

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