Yuna is on the road to the capital in the fifth volume of Sergei’s Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear manga adaptation. Naturally the journey can’t be a peaceful one, but it’s not like Yuna is exactly lacking in strength.
This volume contains chapters forty-one to fifty.
A bumpy road!
While escorting Lord Fochrosé’s daughter to the capital, Yuna comes across a group of travellers being attacked by orcs! After coming to their rescue, Yuna finds that the group includes a noble named Gran and his granddaughter Misa. Gran proposes that they complete the trip to the capital together, but a greater danger soon closes in on them!
Yuna may have solved one problem on the road to the capital, but it is not long before another one rears its head in this volume of the Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear manga. Not that Yuna has much to fear, and she knows it. Can’t say as much as about the travellers she rescued, at least at first. But of course Yuna soon proves herself; I don’t think she’s had a particularly difficult fight up to this very point.
Whilst Yuna may prove herself in combat, she gets a bit more bothered when it comes to dealing with nobles – and of course, there are plenty of those in the capital. Still, her actions on the road to the capital pick her up some very valuable allies.
Whilst nobles are something of a bane for Yuna, it does seem like she’ll bend over backwards for the likes of Fina and Noir. Seems like young girls are her weakness, and I’ll just leave those implications hanging there. Although to be fair, she does seem to be quite enthralled when she meets Noir’s older sister, Sia, too – who is the same age as her.
This volume also gives us Yuna’s arrival in the capital, and she spends some time exploring, discovering some surprising new things to buy – or more specifically, surprising food. She also sets up various things in the capital, because that would make things more convenient for.
Meanwhile, Fina is overwhelmed by the presence of nobility, whilst Noir keeps sleeping in. Still, those two do keep getting closer, bonded by their love of bears – or Yuna, or both.
Another enjoyable volume of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear‘s manga adaptation, and one that feels much more faithful to the light novel. The anime was decently enjoyable, but it didn’t quite seem to capture what I enjoyed most from the source material – something this manga is doing, thankfully. Plenty of fun stuff to see in this volume.