Episode 4: Bear, Meets the Feudal Lord
Lets get the timeline straight here, because Episode 4 takes place at a wonky time. So the current chronological timeline is:
Episode 2 → 3 → 1 → 4
In Episode 4 of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Fina visits Yuna to give her the mana gem from the Black Viper she defeated back in Episode 1. Yuna notices a wound on Fina’s hand from wielding the knife she used to butcher, and tries to heal her with her magic, successfully closing up her wound.
Fina tells Yuna that Helen called for her, and when she arrives, Helen informs Yuna that the Feudal Lord of Crimonia named Cliff Foschurose wants to meet her. Yuna doesn’t want to do this because she recalls in all of her video games, feudal lords are usually very scummy. Eventually, Yuna agrees to meet him after the guildmaster warns her of the consequences.
At the Feudal Lord’s mansion, Cliff explains that his daughter, Noire, is a fan of Yuna’s and wants to meet her. Noire rushes into the room and immediately asks to hug Yuna, which Yuna reluctantly agrees. Yuna spends time telling Noire of her adventures and allows her to ride on Kumuyuru and Kumakyu. After they all spend time together, Cliff asks Yuna for help in providing a present for the King of Crimonia for his upcoming birthday ceremony. Yuna recalls picking up a Goblin King Sword from Episode 3 and offers to help in exchange for “owing her one.”
Meanwhile, Fina is standing outside of Yuna’s door in the rain, and when Yuna approaches her, Fina bursts out in tears, explaining that her mother’s health suddenly got worse. Yuna follows Fina back to her home, where her mother (named Tirumina) is lying in bed and gasping for air. Yuna attempts to heal her with her magic but only gives her the ability to move, rather than fully healing her.
Yuna realizes that she’s been visualizing the aspects of being healthy, rather than the actual illness being cured. When she visualizes the illness being cured, Tirumina is healed, and Fina, Shuri (Fina’s younger sister), Gentz, and Tirumina all hug each other in tears. Yuna declines their offer of payment, feeling that their happiness is payment enough.
Opinions / Analysis
Maybe I’m being nitpicky, but I still have one burning question. If episode 4 takes place after episode 1, how on earth did Yuna log out of her VR machine in Episode 1 to take a break from World Fantasy Online? Are we just gonna zoom past that and not explain it? (￣ヘ￣)
However, aside from that, it seems like my predictions from past episodes are pretty correct — Yuna stated in Episode 2 that “As long as she has her money, she’s good” — but this episode, she willingly turns down money in multiple instances, first with the guildmaster and with Fina’s family.
I hope Noire ends up having a bigger role in the story; I’d really like it if we have a wider cast of characters!
What do you all think so far? Let us know in the comments!
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