Review up for Yurikuma Arashi Vol.1

Review up for Yurikuma Arashi Vol.1

I received this manga from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

So, while I didn’t like the anime that much, or I should say it was graphically pleasing and very gorgeous, the story just didn’t make sense. But, I read that the manga would have a different plot, so I thought maybe I would get that one. Sadly, no. Not really. I have been utterly confused from the start.

I am not even sure how write a review about this manga. So I will try my best, but I am just not sure.

Kureha and Ginko’s love? On the one hand I was shipping them, on the other hand… not so much. Sorry, but Ginko? You cannot trap or imprison someone so no one will get to them. That is just abusive, that is creepy, that is wrong. I get that you love Kureha, I get you want to protect her, I get that you want her love. But locking her up, stalking her, and even going so far to do things with the school’s president is just eww. So yeah, conflicting feelings.

Then there is the whole bear thing that is going on. Ginko who talks to some bear and calls her mom, Kureha dreams of bears and also sees Ginko as some kind of bear princess, and then there is the very annoying love rival named Lulu who dresses in barely anything and wears bear ears. Then Lulu also has a little bear who she calls her little brother. Whut?
And apparently Ginko has it in her head that everyone is a bear? And she is the only one who can see that. I guess that has something to do with her craycray mom who put that idea (and the wounds on her heart) in her mind. Then again, she is 15/16, why is everyone still pretending, can’t they find help for the girl?

I am just not going to continue this one. I am sure I am too tired for this one, or not smart enough, or something else. But even though it has different plotlines, I still don’t have a clue what this anime/manga is about. Bears? Yuri? I guess. Other than that, no clue.

The art is gorgeous though. Very gorgeous, and the bears are adorable.

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