Wonderful! It only took you twelve episodes and getting caught in a deathtrap together with Ginko! Talk about great timing!
Maybe it should’ve been a sitcom. The way Ginko and Lulu just invite themselves into Kureha’s home (scenes about how Kureha’s house is dusty and how Ginko’s and Lulu’s idea of a nice home includes having frame-hives for bees for example), the haughty class-presidents who constantly die and somehow every new class-president gleefully performs the role the same way (maybe show a scene of the drama-club performing a play called “How to be an evil class-president – And Death”) and a school-president who’s basically a hoarder with all her boxes. You know, make it a fun series instead of this overly serious atmosphere the series had most of the time.
Kureha’s house at the crossroads with one road having a sign for humans and for the other other street one indicating bears.
Is Yurikuma Arashi too artsy for its own good? Maybe… I certainly feel like telling the series to get on with it. Its repeating elements may serve a narrative purpose by coming up quite so often without much change but I would rather have meaningful stark changes than a series repeating itself for the sake of when it will make an exception. Even something as artsy as this series can get get formulaic when it just doesn’t move on. I mean, first of all, I’m not even sure what this series’ endgame is supposed to be. Really, more than a question of like and dislike, it’s a question of curiosity and indifference with this series. You either wait for the end in order to get the whole picture or you just leave disinterested. This series certainly ain’t a crowdpleaser.
All of Yuri-Kuma’s dialogue in its first episode is like this: Grandiose, not very deep and rather passive in how it just describes things that are happening. You really got more out of watching the background and what the characters were doing than listening to the dialogue.
This time I review:
Absolute Duo 01: A dude falls in love with a silver-haired loli who’s also into him because he’s special. After all, he has mastered techniques that a woman can’t learn since her frail woman-body can’t handle the whole thing.
Binan… 01: Some dudes meet an alien who turns them into magical “girls” who have to battle darkness. It’s funny because they are guys and really just don’t give a shit about the whole thing.
Yurikuma Arashi 01: Lesbians, bears and a ton of weirdness. The main-girl loses her lover but gains two bears in the process who want to “eat” her. Also it’s another anime where a post-apocalypse civilisation has to surround itself with a wall to ward off evil (you could fill a book with those at this point, I feel like).