The anime follows Machi, a middle school student who serves as a shrine maiden at a Shinto shrine and takes care of a bear, who lives on mountain in Japan's northern Tohoku region. The bear, Natsu, has the ability to talk and is Machi's guardian. When Machi explains to Natsu that she will attend a school in the city, he gives Machi a set of trials that she must pass in order to be able to survive city life.

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Type: Animation

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 2016-04-03

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Kuma Miko: Girl meets Bear (くまみこ) is a Japanese manga series by Masume Yoshimoto, serialized in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Flapper since May 2013. It has been collected in six tankōbon volumes and is also available on Media Factory's ComicWalker web comic service. An anime television series adaptation by Kinema Citrus and EMT Squared aired from April 3, 2016 to June 19, 2016.

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An anime television series adaptation by Kinema Citrus and EMT Squared aired from April 3, 2016 to June 19, 2016. The opening theme is “Datte, Gyutte Shite.” (だって、ギュってして。, lit. “Well, Because Hug Me.”) by Maki Hanatani, and the ending theme is “Kumamiko Dancing” by Natsumi Hioka and Hiroki Yasumoto. Kadokawa, AT-X, Kinema Citrus and Sony Music Communications were involved in the production of the anime. Two OVAs are included in the first and second volume of the anime's home video release, which were release on June 24, 2016 and August 24, 2016, respectively.

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