Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Kuma Kuma!second season of 2020 Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear anime adaptation, will begin airing in Japan sometime in April 2023. A trailer and key visual have been released.
Staff returning from Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear including Yuu Nobuta as director, Hisashi Ishii as series director, Matakashi Aoshi as a series composer, Yuuki Nakano as character designer and chief animation director, Mimika Iwa as a color designer, and Shigeo Komori as a music composer. EMT again an animation production company, New staff members including art director Katsufumi Tiger (Slow Start) and the director of photographyYouichirou Satou (White Album 2).
Meanwhile, the returning cast includes Maki Kawase as Yuna dan Azumi Waki as FIN.
Kuma Kuma Bear Punch Kuma Kuma! based on the light novel series written by Kumanano and illustrated by . 20 volumes, including an anthology of short stories, have been published under the Shufu label to Seikatsusha’s PASH Books in October 2022.
Seven Seas Entertainment describes the light novels as:
Fifteen year old Yuna prefers to stay at home and obsessively plays her favorite VRMMO than doing anything else, including going to school. When a strange new update gives her a unique bear outfit that comes with amazing abilities, Yuna is torn apart: the outfit is super cute, but too embarrassing to wear in-game. But then he suddenly finds himself transported into a game-like world, facing monsters and magic for real, and the bear suit being the best weapon he has!
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear started as a web novel at Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2014, with a light novel series starting in 2015. The books have inspired manga adaptations by Sergeiwhich is also licensed by Seven Seas, and a spin-off manga by Yukinori Satou.