Previously on Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, we saw Yuna stand up to Lord Cliff and help the orphanage in Crimonia become self-sustaining in terms of income. This episode, lovebirds Gentz and Tirumina have a fight!
Episode 6: “Bear, Watches Over the Sisters”
In Episode 6 of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, the episode starts when Gentz proposes to Tirumina, Fina and Shuri‘s mother, after she recovers from her illness. This is a significant event because Gentz has been in love with Tirumina since they were young, and he was also the best friend of Fina and Shuri’s father Roy. Roy died when his children were young. As a result, Fina and Shuri are happy for their mother and Gentz and congratulate them both.
Later on, Fina bursts into Yuna’s home, stating that Gentz and Tirumina are going to break up because they had a fight. The argument began because Gentz used too much ketchup on his eggs, and Tirumina was concerned about his health. However, Yuna assures Fina that even though they may be arguing, they won’t break up. Nonetheless, Fina and Shuri want to find a white flower that Gentz and Tirumina often reminisce about from their adventuring days. Yuna agrees to escort them to keep them safe.
As they venture out of Crimonia’s safe walls, they use Kumayuru and Kumakyu to walk for a long while. Shuri makes ridiculous quips about the nature around her, such as mistaking a small garter snake for a Black Viper. Eventually, they reach a field where they believe the white flower can be found, but the fields are overgrown with nothing but green grass. They spend hours searching for the flower, but they are unsuccessful.
Shuri believes that finding the flower is the only way that Gentz and Tirumina won’t break up, so she begs to stay longer. She sees a glistening in the distance and checks it, only to find a bird trapped in vines. Fina uses her butchering knife to cut it free, and the bird leaves behind a small, glistening feather.
After returning home to Gentz and Tirumina, they present them with the feather, which they stare at in awe. Roy often wore a feather that looked exactly like it as a lucky charm before he died. They encase the feather in a picture frame to commemorate Roy, and Gentz asks Shuri and Fina if they’ll allow him to join the family as their new father. They happily agree, and the new family shares a hug.
The final sequences of this episode give us an oddly long scene of Shuri, Fina and Yuna all baking sweets using all of the eggs bought from the orphanage. They talk about common things like the ability to use eggs for many different things, as well as what Fina and Shuri want to be when they grow up (adventurers, who woulda thought). The only interesting thing that happens during this sequence is that Fina and Shuri ask Yuna about her parents, and when she doesn’t give much information, ask if she misses them at all. Yuna says she does not.
The episode ends with Yuna basking in the potential of the future, since this is in fact the mid-season finale of the series, with only 6 more episodes to go. We get a small glimpse of Lord Cliff telling Yuna to escort Noire to the capital, as a hint for next episode.
Opinions / Analysis
This episode was, yet again, another miss. Don’t get me wrong, I mentioned that I enjoy the fact that this Isekai is low-stakes and about living moreso than surviving — but I’m not getting enough Yuna development. I’m hoping that the writers gave us a small thread with Yuna at the mention of her parents, and I hope they expand upon that in the following episodes.
After all, things can definitely change an anime after the halfway point. Take Love Flops (Renai Flops) for instance, where absolutely everything began to change at Episodes 7 and 8 — pretty far into the season.
While I doubt Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear will have as large of a change as Love Flops, I hope that this series doesn’t just fall upon the melodrama of Fina’s family. I want to see more of Crimonia — more of Yuna’s family — more of the world — more of why “God” put Yuna here to begin with!
Also. I want a damn explanation on how Yuna got out of the VR machine in Episode 1!! We still haven’t gotten an explanation for that yet!!
Although… with each passing episode, I grow more and more doubt that we’ll get an explanation at all…
What do you all think of the mid-season finale? Are you liking the series, or is it starting to bore you? What do you think of this spin on the Isekai genre? Let us know in the comments!
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