Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 3, when will it happen?
Isekai animes are all about reincarnations, whether slime, sword, assassins, or overpowered mages who get transported into a fantasy world brimming with adventures.
While one might wonder what other reincarnations are possible, writer Kumanano comes with a Bear reincarnation outfit for his protagonist in the light novel series titled Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear follows the story of Yuna, a carefree 15-year-old NEET who spends most of her day playing her favorite FPV World Fantasy Online game. Although young and lazy, Yuna is too bright for her age as she makes money through the stock market, contributing to her hikikomori life.
Her independent lifestyle reaffirms her belief in not requiring any friends and her dislike for outgoing people.
Yuna receives a bear costume from the game s’ admin as a gift corresponding to her total hours of gameplay, which she immediately finds embarrassing.
She accepts the gift from the admin and gets transported into a fantasy gaming world that has no point in returning to the real world.
She shockingly finds out her level has reset to the beginning and starts to think it is an in-game bug.
The game s’ admin not only turns out to be God but also informs Yuna that the bear costume will increase her in-game stats and make her character powerful.
Trapped and unable to log out, Yuna decides to explore this new world wherein she gets attacked by a wolf. In trying to save herself, Yuna also saves a 10-year-old girl called Fina.
Yuna is called into action once again as she saves Fina after being attacked by a tiger wolf. Fina takes Yuna to Crimonia City, where the latter stands out due to her overpowered bear outfit as people start calling her “Bloody Bear.”
How Yuna, who was once a loner with no friends, is now an adventurer taking up this new role is the show’s central plot.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear season one and two were a relative success as some liked the relaxing nature of the show. In contrast, others were critical of the cliché isekai tropes and power gaming mechanics.
Either way, after the conclusion of the second season, fans have been demanding a third season, so is the Bloody Bear returning?
To find the answer, keep scrolling to find out more on all the latest news and updates on Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 3.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear is rated 7.2/10 and ranked #2953 with 127k members on MyAnimeList.
WHAT IS THE KUMA KUMA KUMA BEAR SEASON 3 RELEASE DATE?
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season One aired from 7th October 2020 to 23rd December 2020 for 12 episodes.
The series was renewed for a second season which ran from 3rd April 2023 to 19th June 2023 for 12 episodes.
As of writing, there is no update from studio EMT Squared on the renewal of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 3/
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 1||7th October 2020|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 2||3rd April 2023|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 3||Yet to be Announced|
Production Studios consider various financial and commercial metrics before announcing a renewal.
As mentioned earlier, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 2, albeit not a top-rated anime of Spring 2023, was received well by fans and critics.
Similar to the first season, the sequel also keeps the viewers intrigued and interested throughout its run, which is reflected in its IMDB user episode ratings.
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 1||7.3|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 2||7.1|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 3||7.5|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 4||7.2|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 5||7.3|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 6||7.3|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 7||7.3|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 8||7.3|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 9||7.3|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 10||7.4|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 11||7.4|
|Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Episode 12||7.8|
While the reviews and ratings are mostly in favor, a crucial factor for renewal will be the availability of studio and source material.
Studio EMT Squared has scheduled Fully Paradise to release in 2024, and despite the studio not being renowned for doing renewals, it surely will return with a third installment.
The only point of concern is the production capacity of EMT Squared, which seems to limit them to only maximum two animes per year.
It took three years for the studio to renew for a sequel, thus further evidencing the fact that EMT Squared will once again take its time renewing for season three.
The good news is that there is sufficient source material available for the creators to produce Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 3.
All in All, considering the past release schedule, we can expect updates on Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 3 trailer and Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 3 release date by late 2025.
KUMA KUMA KUMA BEAR LIGHT NOVEL AND MANGA CATCHUP
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear light novel is written by Kumanano and illustrated by 029. It began sterilization in Shosetsuka ni Naro in 2014 and was later acquired by Sefu to Seikatsu Sha in 2015 under the Pash Books imprint.
The light novel has been collected into 19 volumes, with the latest released on 7th October 2022.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear light novel is rated 7.7/10 and ranked #1437 with 3k members on MyAnimeList.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear manga is written by Kumanano and illustrated by Yukinori Sato. It began serialization in Shufu to Seikatsu Shah comic Pash website on 28th March 2018.
The manga has been collected into eight volumes, with the latest issue released on 17th June 2022.
As of September 2022, the Kuma Kuma Kuma bear series has 2.6 million copies in circulation for both light novels & manga, with volume 19 ranked #5th on Japan’s Top 11 Weekly Light Novel Sales Ranking from 3rd October 3 to 9th October 2022.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear manga is rated 7.47/10 and ranked #2896 with 8k members on MyAnimeList
KUMA KUMA KUMA BEAR SEASON 3 PLOT
In the final episode of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 2, “Tale of a Bear,” Yuna receives a call for help from Fina.
The Farrengram family s’ son has kidnapped Misa and is held captive in the mansion s’ basement.
Farrengram is angry with his son for kidnapping Misa and the commoners, but the latter feels they can leverage them as hostages.
Yuna appears outside the castle and knocks the guards. After entering the castle, Farrengram s’ bodyguards are wiped out, but Blood from the nook shoots out a firebolt.
A battle begins between those two but Yuna once again defeats Blood with ease.
She confronts Farrengram, who puts all the blame on his son, who escapes and brings out Misa.
Yuna punches his lights out for laying hands on Misa and does the same to his father.
Eleanor arrives at the scene with royal guards and asks Farrengram for an explanation.
Once again, the noble points toward his son for the kidnapping but after uncovering the dirt from the castle, Farrengram is also held accountable.
Farrengram s’ father gets the death penalty while his son is banished and stripped off as noble.
Misa reunites with Fina and Noa, who called Yuna a goddess that brings happiness to others.
The episode ends with Misa, Fina, and Noa returning hope as Misa bids farewell.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 2 covered till Chapter 211 Volume 9 of the light novel, which means Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 3 will begin by adapting Chapter 212 Volume 9 and transit into Volume 10.
Yuna makes it to the elven village, where a new crisis awaits as something is wrong with the elves’ sacred tree, causing the protective barrier around the village to weaken.
A little investigation proves the tree is possessed by a monster! Fighting beasts is one thing. Fighting a plant? That is new. Time for the Bloody Bear to get her gardening shears!
KUMA KUMA KUMA BEAR CAST, CHARACTER AND CREW
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear anime is directed by Hisashi Ishi and scripted by Takashi Aoshima. Characters are designed by Yuki Nakano, and the music is by Shigeo Komori. Animation is developed by EMT squared.
You can find the list of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear characters and voice cast below:
|Shia Foschurose||Inori Minase|
|Cliff Foschurose||Koji Yusa|
|Noire Foschurose||Rina Hidaka|
|Misana Farrengram||Satomi Amano|
|Eleanora Foschurose||Yuiko Tatsumi|
The chances of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 3 happening are bright, but it could be a multiyear wait before we see the return of the Bloody Bear.