Yuna is completing quests and still getting to grips with her bear powers in the second volume of Sergei’s Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear manga adaptation.
This volume contains chapters eleven through to twenty, plus a short story written by Kumanano.
The bear necessities
After getting transported to a fantasy world, Yuna has started to find her groove – she’s making new friends and even has two adorable bear summons to keep her company. But if she’s going to continue to level up, she needs to set up a base of operations. In this strange new world, can Yuna find a place to call home?
Throughout the course of this volume of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, we see Yuna take on various jobs. First is goblin slaying, where Yuna demonstrates just how brutal she can be. She may look cute in that bear onesie, but she is packing a lot of power.
Other requests she tackles include killing a giant boar, and providing employment for Fina. There’s also the small matter of setting up a home.
Unfortunately for Yuna, she happens to stick out like a sore thumb, so she is always drawing attention to herself. Understandable, as it is unclear how one would be subtle wearing what Yuna wears…
These jobs that Yuna take on also contribute towards her growth, granting her new skills. Most notably, bear summoning.
Yuna’s bear summons, Kumayuru and Kumakyu, are officially introduced in this volume of the manga, and sure enough, they serve to make Yuna’s life even easier… well, if you ignore the part about her drawing attention to herself. That part gets worse, as you’d imagine.
As far as adaptations go, the manga arguably does a better job than the anime. The best Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear experience can be found in the original light novels, but the manga does a pretty darn good job channelling its spirit.
The second volume of manga is pretty much all about Yuna getting settled down into this new world she finds herself in, all whilst drawing attention to herself. That gets the interest of people in high places, but it seems Fina has something that needs to be resolved before Yuna worries about that.
A fun volume.