Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear


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Yuna, a 15 years old girl started playing the world’s first VRMMO. She has earned billions of yen in stocks. She confines herself in her house playing the game without going to school. Today, a huge update has arrived. She obtains a non-transferable rare bear outfit. But the equipment is so embarrassing that she can’t wear it even in the game. Furthermore, when she answers the survey regarding the new update and relaunches the game, she appears in unknown forest in a bear outfit. Where is this? Email from God? Different world? If she wears the bear outfit she’s a cheat, if she takes it off she’s a normal girl. Her adventure starts just like that. Yuna began doing as she liked.

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Bear Bear Bear Kuma
くま クマ 熊 ベアー
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New Aria rated it
February 8, 2019
Status: c66
Starts off cute, the cute factor wore-off and slowly got boring, then I fall asleep reading
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New pipMcDohl rated it
February 7, 2019
Status: c200
A nice read if you want to enjoy some slice of life novel with cute element.

I did enjoyed it, especially at the beginning when the novel was slice of life/cuteness/comedy/adventure.

But as the story goes on the adventure aspect dwindle to the point of disappearing while a new aspect appear and slowly become more invasive: Food.

There are a lot of time spent describing cooking and eating but there are not much details and the taste test only end up with [Delicious] every time, many time for each new recipe, rinse and... more>> repeat.

Once the MC have proven that she is totally OP, the author don't seem to care about developing her adventurer side anymore and just give us more cute scene that feels like bugs in the matrix. Mostly always the same events happened. Going there, end up having to distribute food, everyone happy.

Their are a lot of side characters and I'm OK with quantity but quality is good as well. The characters don't evolve much in time, MC included.

The MC is afraid of standing out and becoming famous to the point of keeping many secrets about her powers but when she end up standing out and becoming famous... Nothing, she don't really care and resume her daily life as usual.

The author don't create any plot that are worthy of reading and don't hesitate to use the same plot several time which increase the feeling of déjà vu. At some point I just needed to read the title of the chapter to know everything that was to happen in the chapter.

The bad guy are always male, while the cute persons are always female. Mostly female characters as well as some s*xist content. Nothing too harsh but still.

The MC is not a Mary Sue. She is a girl, OP, she make everyone happy around her and help the weak child. But! Aside from that she is a selfish person.

Example: She possess incredible healing ability but hide it so she can enjoy her life without being harassed. She don't try anything that would allow her to cure dying people anonymously. She just don't care. Or more likely, the author has no will to waste time on ethic or plot, he only care about describing cute scene in an easygoing daily life.

So, once more, a good read as long as you don't expect interesting plots, interesting characters, interesting adventures.

It's a pity that the author dropped the adventure side/MC growth. The novel had high potential. <<less
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Shiraori_ rated it
November 7, 2016
Status: c82
The title is literally Kuma in Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji, and then the borrowed word "bear" from the English language. The novel is literally titled "Bear Bear Bear Bear, " and yet somehow I'd argue the author has a much better naming sense than most light novel authors. That aside, a brief summary of what I think: it lacks depth, but it's cute, feel-good, and easy to read.

The thing I feel most preeminently about this novel is "it's okay, " or perhaps more appropriately, "it's bearable." That's what I think every... more>> chapter I read. The writing is simple and contains nothing particularly interesting, and the plot has no direction. The author constantly admits to writing on an improvisational basis, and even writes in the notes, at several points, "I carelessly wrote this thing in and now I have to write it out." Going into this novel expecting nothing great is the proper way to go about it. Maybe read in short chunks.

The reason alone I'd recommend this is because it has an overall cutesy, slice of life feel. The protagonist is overpowered, yes, but she only is while wearing a full body bear suit. Think bear pajamas for kids. She has powerful magic, summons, attacks, and skills, but all of them have a bear motif. Her magic is in the form of bears. Her summons are large bears. She creates a house with magic and the house is bear shaped, with a bath that's shaped like a bear. She opens a shop later has bear figurines and decorations everywhere. All conflicts end with no deaths, and happy endings, and our protagonist does nothing but spread positivity for the most part.

The protagonist herself isn't really anything to talk about. She isn't naive, and she stands up for herself properly when necessary. Her attitude is such that she just kinda does what she wants to, and her desires/motivations more or less amount to improving her quality of life so she can be more lazy, and as a result, though she inevitably gets involved with more and more people, those situations happen to occur as a result of her saving or helping people on a whim while she's out doing something else. She's not terribly generic, but she suffices as a decent protagonist.

As long as you don't expect anything Shakespearean and keep your expectations appropriately low, it's a cute read if you have some time to spare or nothing else to read. <<less
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nixxara rated it
May 5, 2016
Status: --
An unusually charming and interesting read for when you’re bored. The story isn’t boring but the MC doesn’t have any goals at the moment.

I like the bear outfit concept and skills. 🙂
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ninthlite rated it
April 12, 2016
Status: --
There is barely anything in this story worth reading for. The characters are flat. The main character is flat, her only character trait is caring/helpful. The side characters can be defined all with one trait/career. The extreme flatness of the characters drains away entertainment of reading a slice of life novel. Slice of lifes are supposed to have entertaining characters to amuse the reader instead of action, however the characters in this novel are all extremely boring.

The bear suit is an eternal deus ex machina as she one shots everything... more>> she comes ac cross. The comedy aspect of a adventurer bearing a bear suit is not mentioned past the first chapters as it becomes a generic power wank fantasy. <<less
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Hazery rated it
April 4, 2016
Status: --
Review up to chapt 39~

This story is really heartwarming, a cute girl got summoned to the game world with bear costume that make her bearly op~ she's bearly cute so bear with it! (At least I try to make the joke~)

Well, this story is good to read, no complicated plot, no political mind scheme, and no uninteresting plot... it's just the daily life of our bear yuna chan to bearly fit in the new world she got transported~ a nice slice of life story~

And... comedy, yeah this story have... more>> a comedy, and to tell you the truth, I laugh so hard that I try to trow my pillow hard to the wall, now the pillow's broke and I don't have a money to fix it... so please prepare yourself before you read this story...

Overall : 5/5...
Warning! Too much bear will make your brain hallucinate thinking that bear is cute and will try to create your own bear joke because this story contain sooooo much bear that make this story bearable... Read at your own risk! <<less
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mllhild rated it
May 21, 2016
Status: c53
Extremly lovingly and adorablely cute. Pro:
There is no central plot to worry about.
The main character has her feet on the ground, not a stupid soft heart, not cruel, just a lovingly human girl who sees the world in a realistic way and is "my pace".
She is not OP, but her equipment (bear clothes) are.

short chapters
maybe lacking Character depth, but the chapters are short so they are still world building and
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a lot of the main side charater's are less than 10 year old loli's so they didn't live long enough to build and interesting character

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Slimikyi rated it
December 14, 2015
Status: --
You know, after reading several reviews (in general), I got mixed feelings.

I read some complain about how so-and-so novel has a generic plot. Well, this is a novel where the protagonist is transported with a cheat (or OP) ability. And the protagonist doesn't like that cheat ability but s/he forced to use it. It's like a virtual reality game with game/rpg elements. And all that are fairly "generic" and you can probably find it in a "Idiot's Guide to Japanese Reincarnated Light Novels", if someone actually wrote one.

Now, there's a... more>> deviation, a comedic plot or a "serious" adventure plot. This is a comedic one. And I do believe that, to someone, it falls under the generic comedic plot as well. Actually, I don't believe there's even a plot.

It has a "Slice of Life" touch to it. Like, Yuna isn't actively striving to be at the top of the guild. Nor is she really actively seeking a way home. She's not really aiming for anything, so I can't actually think of a proper plot for this novel. The best thing I can label right now is "she's aiming to enjoy her life" and hence, the "Slice of Life"-ness that I mentioned.


So, yes. I can probably and safely say that Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear has a generic plot, nani ka? While I often complain myself about "generic plot", there's actually nothing really wrong with "generic plot". Generic plots are generic because people often use it. And why are they often used? Because they were probably once popular and worked really well. It's hard to find innovative and unique ideas/plots. So what ends up being more important is the execution and/or delivery.

Kuma is fairly well written so what the author wants to achieve. It's really light and very enjoyable as a pastime. Yuna is a very likable character for this kind of novel. The gimmick in this novel is not a Nobel Prize idea. But it works really well along with all the cuteness overload the author tries to toss in. The gimmick is that all the cheat abilities and overpoweredness comes in the expense of wearing the Bear (Kuma) Suit. Everything is Kuma related.

Yuna wants to use fire magic? Sure, no problem. But she needs to wear the Kuma Suit. Is the Fireball too weak? Sure, no problem. But she needs to reform the Fireball into a Fire Bear.

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bkwrm rated it
August 7, 2018
Status: c169
Very lighthearted, very fun.

No real threats to the MC, I'd say her biggest issue is just dealing with being stuck with Bear everything.

The series is a bit slow moving, I'd say it's more slice of life and heartwarming than action packed.

Hell, half the fun is that the MC is wearing an embarrassingly cute bear costume while doing everything.

But the series avoids many of the traps these Isekai novels fall into.

  • Isn't constantly concerned with the game setting and constant skill gaining/reports, once you get past the beginning bunch it's pretty rare.
  • Isn't overly concerned with converting everything from new world money into yen and being amazed by how much they made (seriously can't stand how many novels do this).
  • MC doesn't spend a bulk of the time lying about everything trying to hide themselves so they can be superheroes and isn't the oblivious to consequences give everyone second chances type.
  • MC is fairly intelligent and doesn't spend huge swatches of time being locked by their past worlds behavior (Oh no I can't talk to girls, oh no I was a loser and picked on, oh no I want to lead an ordinary life and GO HOME). Her behavior feels entirely natural and she straight up is glad about her new life experiencing things she never would have before.
  • The author is very self aware of most of the tropes and is pretty upfront about focusing on fun first and foremost instead of deep world building or serious arcs or hidden plots.
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enigmator rated it
April 21, 2017
Status: c330
Here's the thing: I'm nearly caught up with the raws (the writing is a lot simpler than other web novels out there), and I can't help but have mixed feelings.

But I do love the relaxed pace of this series. In fact, the best chapters are the ones where Yuna just hangs out with her friends or invents some new dish. However, the comedy, while not terrible, can get stale after a few hundred chapters unfortunately. Yuna does something amazing, people are amazed or otherwise in disbelief, then she laments her... more>> ever-increasing popularity. Though I'm not a fan of how she tends to deflect responsibility for the crazy things she does, particularly when it comes to receiving gratitude. Well, in any case, she's a hikikomori and a gamer (as she loves remind us time and time again), and these aspects of her character strictly define her interactions with other character. So it's probably pointless to expect any development from her any time soon. In general, the segments where Yuna fights monsters and does adventurer things are just plainly worse than the ones where she just lazes around and makes friends.

All that said, this is still nice, chill series to spend many an afternoon on. I wouldn't have gotten so far with this if I didn't like it after all. There might not be a lot of tension to go around, but it the heroic image of Yuna acting on behalf of the children still makes my heart swoon every now and then. <<less
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EmilyEvelan rated it
January 5, 2017
Status: c97
First of all, if you came here and saw the tags "Cheat", "Overpowered Protagonist", and "Lazy Protagonist", and proceed to expect them to not one shot everything/struggle, you're stupid.

As you could probably tell from the tags and the description, Yuna is really OP. Now, everything about this story is generic, but the things that really makes the novel stand out from the other translations littered around the site are the following qualities:

1) Surprisingly good translations: They're easy to read and understand, and perfect for the mood set by the story.
2) Doesn't take itself too seriously: Now, some people might complain that's its too shallow, but then again, how deep... more>> do you expect a story about a girl wearing a bear suit who just wants to chill be? It's pretty much without plot, much like Yuna herself. It largely glazes over the oh-so-tragic things that other novels will go overboard about. Kuma doesn't do that. It knows that it's a comedy series, so it stays true to its genre.
3) Comedy: The comedy is amazing. And cute. Unbearably so. Anyone who doesn't like cute bears being petted by adorable girls should just go away because that's all this book is about. Just kidding. It also has funny reaction chapters, food chapters, subjugation chapters. Everything a generic Japanese light novel have, but somehow it doesn't bore me like the rest.
4) Characterization: Spare me the whines that the characters are one-dimensional. See point 2. The book manages to make most of the characters unique and stand out from each other, and over the course of almost a hundred chapters, we get to know the main character Yuna pretty well. We know her motivations, habits, feelings.
5) Author notes: Read them.

The tags and description does a pretty good job warning the reader going in, and what it advertises it delivers. Some people just can't take the diabetes ¯\_ (ツ) _/¯ <<less
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han2xiah rated it
April 1, 2016
Status: --
I have read the story up to chapter 38.

I will it a high points for the cuteness and lightheartedness of the story.

I don't know if it is the author or the translator but the flow of wording is good as I actually read every word a come through. Also the way the MC goes through everyday life with the goal of going into the capital but then situation arises and lead her to stay longer than she planned. Though as the author note said that it wasn't planned but spur... more>> of the moment I will still wait and see if he can incorporate this idea with the original plan specially when you want the MC to go travel the world to taste different kinds of food.

this leave her in a dilemma on how she will leave the village/city to go to capital with 2 little girl attached to her as she joked to the mother" can you give me your child" like some pedo bear hahaha

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BaramII rated it
August 31, 2017
Status: --
It's your typical transported to another world japanese novel.

Minus the cringey, socially inept MC.

Minus the harem every chapter (chapter 1, OP girl get, chapter 2, loli get, chapter 3, tough gal get, chapter 4 villain, chapter 5 MC blushes)

... more>> The MC is OP, and She doesn't really experience any hardship (No sh*t sherlock, there's a tag "Strong to Stronger" and 'Overpowered Protag")

But as the tag say, it's a Cute Story. Easy to read. Since it's a cute story, don't expect any plot other than some "aww" moments every few chapter, if not every few paragraph.

The story follows Yuna, an OP girl with no common sense in a Bear costume, doing things what a young girl in a bear costume and no common sense would do. Read what she does and what happens to her surrounding and how she affects the other people around her <<less
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Puru.The.Great rated it
June 17, 2016
Status: --
It's a fun series. Don't care about the plot as it has none as yet. It's light hearted n refreshing. The protagonist is also cute somewhat. I mean look at that cover it's cute! *Cute is Justice!*
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December 1, 2018
Status: c110
Flat, unoriginal, and basically uninteresting isekai with extremely simplistic writing style.

Yet still somehow charming and readable.

Good for wasting your time, but ultimately, a waste of time.
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BL-lover rated it
September 18, 2018
Status: c195
My favorite!! If only the update is faster😭😭😭😭

Super cute!! Bear!🐻 ♥

OP MC and plenty of cool events. Not so much drama so its easy to read. No saving the world plot so far. Im looking forward for the other things that the God mentioned. Im pretty sure it reeks of OPness Totally recommended!!!~♥~

Omg I want those bears!!
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Riverlia rated it
June 19, 2018
Status: --
By most of my usual metrics, Bear bear bear should be a bad story.

Yuna the MC is a bear sue. There's nothing she cannot bear through and every good person learns to love or respect the bear. The author himself frequently admitted that he has zero plan and was just writing the most bear thing coming to his mind.

Yet I found myself refreshing daily to see if there is a bear update. It's like I'm back to my childhood and the only thing I need to enjoy a story is... more>> my favorite hero fooling around, or in this case a bear doting on children and kicking asses.

5/5 would bear again! <<less
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Suya Rhys rated it
August 27, 2017
Status: c131
Hmmm... whenever I'm bored I read this story... it'a cute, heartwarming and tranquil? Well it is... coz either whatever happens you will always know everything will go well with Yuna... but that's what makes it good... a very good break to all those isekai harem and whatever... it's lack of plot is actually good as for something would just randomly happen coz it only depicts like the daily life of Yuna in bear clothes on another world.

Actually a plot would just ruin this story like wanting to save the whole... more>> country or trying to go back to previous world... it lacks that kind of drive but not a reason to give it low rate... I kinda love characters like Yuna who would just deal with things on the go and do whatever needs to be done and accept things as they are. Easy going if I would say... I'm not fond of those who can't move on after all... like forcing to go back On their world or what.

And well... people keep on wondering why she does things without asking for exchange... simply becoz she does not need it... but that's really hard to think about if you're a local... well... I like those who destroys common sense ;)

And also I like putting myself into characters when im reading and I actually 90% would do... same as Yuna... it's also thanks to Yuna I ended up making Pudding for myself in this city devoid of such delicacy... and I know it's easy now because of internet but what? My friends acted like a certain Commerce Guild Master wanting some too... simply becoz they can't cook...

But I am not Yuna... I ask for payment... over priced too <<less
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Parpaing rated it
December 17, 2016
Status: --
Exactly what I wanted out of a light novel: Adventuring for the sake of not being bored, there's no demon lord to defeat, no world to save, she does what she wants and most importantly, she doesn't make it her duty to save absolutely everyone, she only saves people when it'd intrude with her light-hearted lifestyle.
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Hitsugi Hime rated it
December 2, 2016
Status: c331
Like the name implies - Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (くま クマ 熊 ベアー - every words are the same meaning: Bear), this story is about Kuma-san's daily life. If you need to read something funny and relaxing for your health, this is the first choice I'd recommend. Kuma-san is strong (even more stronger as the story goes by) and smart, but she's still want to not stand out unlike most of the OP MC. She's doing anything as she pleased (as long as it's within her abilities), trying anything of short to enjoy... more>> her daily life activites (like open stores, make business routes, make foods - stuffs, kickass monsters and bad ppl, v.v). If your taste is full of actions though, I'd not recommend on it (Full of Slice of Life). The only minus on this serie is the other POV - it's not different from Kuma-san's view (so I only put it 4/5).

If you think this series is good and worth to read, please buy the LN version to support author (the LN version have some other stories that not included in the WN parts). Thanks. <<less
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Nerodith rated it
November 3, 2016
Status: c80
Nice story, easy to read with no complicated plot.

I usually don't like slice of life but surprisingly, I ended up reading until the last chapters (80 as for now). The MC is really likable. Cute, smart, straightforward but not in an arrogant way, and obviously OP (thought to be precise, it's just her equipment that is OP).

Thus being said, it's still a slice of life. I won't say it's slow paced, but it can't be compared to a real adventure novel. There is a lot of chapters that will only... more>> describe the MC buying food, cooking and so on. Yep. It IS a slice of life after all.

Additionally, I'm not a huge fan of POV in this novel. Usually, I really like reading others' point of view, but in this story, I found the POV pretty useless. They were basically telling us the same story, just changing the narrator, not adding anything new. But well, there aren't that much of them so I guess it's fine.

So in the end, nothing exceptional, but a cute story to read to pass time or if you're bored. However if you're looking for a real adventure story with a deep plot, then you might want to pass on this one. <<less
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balbonits rated it
September 25, 2016
Status: c100
Why is this so cute?! Story aint gonna win international awards, but it's gonna leave you wanting to hug a bear.

Also, the illustrations are done by 029, same artist who did Hataraku Maou-sama! And Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de. Big doe eyes, roundy cheeks, and some good ol' fashioned cutesy poses. Both writing and art combines for a very cute, funny, and fluffy adventure light novel about friendship, funny antics, fluffy bears, and just plain ol' fun for all.

Recommend for light reading and ending a day on a beary... more>> satisfying note. UPDATE: it's still cute, even after 99 chapters. The MC still is OP, but not to the point of her starting to fight supreme beings, like gods and demon lords (yet). I'm actually re-reading from the start, as part of my daily afternoon walks. It's easy-to-digest, cute and fluffy, light-hearted and funny, and definitely for all ages. <<less
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