By now we would be doing the episode for the upcoming episode of Yuri Kuma Arashi, but the anime’s official website has revealed that episode 9 of the series will not be airing this week. Instead, like with The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, a special program will be aired with the main voice actresses of the anime discussing about the anime.
Miho Arakawa (Ginko Yurishiro), Yoshiko Ikuta (Lulu Yurigasaki), and Nozomi Yamane (Kureha Tsubaki) along with episode directors and a special ending and preview for the next episode. The special program will be airing on Tokyo MX on Tuesday the 3rd of March at 12:30am.
Yuri Kuma Arashi (Yuri Bear Storm) is a new project created by Kunihiko Ikuhara, who also created and directed the Mawaru Penguindrum anime. The yuri project was first announced in March last year where a small animation was privately this year. A manga adaptation of the project was announced early this year, which was written by Ikuhara and illustrated by Akiko Morishima. The manga started serialization in February in Gentosha’s Comic Birz monthly seinen magazine.The first compiled volume of the manga released on the 21st of November.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Some time ago, the asteroid Kumaria exploded in the depths of space.
The resulting fragments became a meteor shower that rained down on Earth, and for some reason, bears all over the world rose up and attacked humanity! In “Man vs. Bear,” the bears ate the humans and the humans shot the bears, resulting in a seemingly unending battle and a cycle of hatred. In the end, a giant “Wall of Extinction” was erected between the humans and bears and a state of mutual non aggression came to pass…
The human world.
One morning, Arashigaoka Academy students Kureha Tsubaki and Sumika Izumino were by themselves and saw the “Yuri Flower” that bloomed in a flower bed. The two are friends as well as lovers. The flower bed is an important place to the two. At that moment, the Bear Alarms ring out! The bears are invading the human world, and humans are being attacked! Are they really those bears? One mystery invokes yet another mystery, one after another. The curtain rises magnificently on Yuri Kuma Arashi!
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