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.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Bear Bear Bear Kuma
くま クマ 熊 ベアー
熊熊勇闖異世界
熊熊熊bear
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  5. Cuteness is Justice

Latest Release

Date Group Release
11/15/19 Anonymous Attattin c292
11/09/19 Anonymous Attattin c291
10/27/19 Xant & Minions c289-290
10/20/19 Xant & Minions c287-288
10/13/19 Xant & Minions c286
10/06/19 Xant & Minions c284-285
09/29/19 Xant & Minions c282-283
09/22/19 Xant & Minions c280-281
09/15/19 Xant & Minions c278-279
09/08/19 Xant & Minions c277
09/01/19 Xant & Minions c275-276
08/25/19 Xant & Minions c273-274
08/18/19 Xant & Minions c271-272
08/11/19 Xant & Minions c268-270
08/04/19 Xant & Minions c267
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mrcogllrdo
mrcogllrdo rated it
October 9, 2018
Status: c150
I wanted to like it, I really, really did. And at first I did like it! I got to c150 before I got too fed up with it. It's not that the story is uninteresting since I'm not too interested in plot details and the author seems to have no intention of guiding the story according to a plot (they explicitly state in a few chapters that they are essentially winging it). I am a little annoyed that it doesn't make enough use of the game element mechanic but it's... more>> not a major issue.

There are 3 main things that made me quit reading the light novel.

1) There are way too many characters to remember. There are already like 15-20 names thrown around that I'm supposed to remember when some of them have only been mentioned a handful of times? That's asking too much. Maybe that's not a huge issue for others, but for an individual like me that has a tough time remembering names IRL then it's a real struggle. It also seems rather unnecessary since only a handful of these are actually fleshed out characters with the rest serving as filler material. They're essentially props set up to show how great the main protagonist is. This is especially apparent when the character is introduced to new people and side characters make sure to brag about the main character's achievements. It's done often enough that it makes me question if it's being used as filler. Leading me to my second point

2) What's up with all the side perspectives? I get doing it occasionally with characters that are constantly hanging with the main character, it helps lend substance to them beyond serving as props in the protagonist's life. This author does it way too much though. It seems the only purpose to them is to bolster the main character's image to the reader. The worst bit about it is that you can skip those chapters and you wouldn't really miss anything important since it's usually a recap, just a different perspective. In other words it's all filler material. I understand that the author isn't going in a particular direction but this reeks of desperation for material, it's a horrible writing habit that disrupts the reader's experience of being stuck with one point of view. This sounds very critical and for other stories I would be inclined to agree but you must keep in mind that the writing so far has been set up in one particular manner only: show how great the main character is. So why on earth should I care about the side characters if they're obviously not the main attraction? If you're going to orient your writing to support one single character only then you should stick with that character's perspective. The chapters c182, c183, and c184 are literally others' perspectives back to back. I wish this was a single-time only but this sort of thing happened in earlier chapters.

3) I don't know what the appropriate term for this is since the closest I can think of is "deus ex machina" but it's not that extreme. The story resolves itself too easily. When the main character is going through some conflict that might even look remotely annoying then somehow through luck they stumble upon someone or some event that ends up solving it for them. One immediate example that springs to mind is how the main character notices an orphanage she sponsors has recently doubled in size. The number of caretakers haven't changed so she has been thinking of looking for people that would be interested in helping out. She is also thinking of opening up a restaurant that sells seafood and needs to find workers. Well it turns out a group of bandits have been harassing a coastal town and they have taken a few women as slaves. The main character obviously saves them, and in a stroke of luck they end up working in her seafood restaurant and the orphanage. Seriously? If this was a one-time thing then whatever, it's not a huge deal if this happens occasionally, but it happens often enough where there's no suspense anymore when the main character gets into an issue. Why care when the reader knows from past chapters that it will be promptly resolved in a manner where the main character doesn't jeopardize her image. In other words it feels like there's no real risk to the main character in regards to her health or to her personal/business ventures.

I have a few other complaints but these are the main ones. I had such high hopes for this light novel too since this is one of the few that incorporates some game elements without incorporating a harem or chuuni-type of vibes. The magic stone idea is a little interesting and I wish it could be expanded upon some more, in particular to the potential applications it can be used for. The idea of magic lines as a substitute for electrical lines was interesting to consider, I hadn't really thought of that. Unfortunately the things I listed is too much of a bummer for me that they cannot be ignored. <<less
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Hitsugi Hime
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
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
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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schmidtcooper
schmidtcooper rated it
August 11, 2016
Status: --
She's un"bear"ably OP... I'm so sorry, I just had to... she is just to unbearably cute...... OK really ill stop.

So yeah, its simple, relaxing, shes in an OP bear costume and this is how she lives day to day. That's really it. But really its elegant in its simplicity. Being simple and a good Slice of Life make this Bearly, ahem, Fairly amazing. Please just BEAR with it, OK wheres my gun.
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zyd
zyd rated it
March 13, 2016
Status: --
Dropped after chapter 15.

This story has no plot just slice of life. It is about a girl forced to wear OP bear suit walk around beat random monster in happy go lucky style plot. Those who love these kind of plot might like it.
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_MaLinTooTs
_MaLinTooTs rated it
August 12, 2019
Status: c270
Bear cute

Kids cute

Yuna cute

Story cute

Everything is a cliche but what do you expect from a slice of life story. Just enjoy the life of the bear.
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Aria
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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Isaic
Isaic
November 14, 2017
Status: c80
If you just want a light-hearted easy read, then this is for you!

I could only handle it for 80 chapters. I enjoyed the first 50 quite a lot though. After that I couldn’t bear it anymore. My favorite parts are when the MC is alone. There is a little girl side character who has a good personality, but the MC bringing her everywhere bothered me a bit after awhile.

There isn’t much of a plot, which the author admits early in the notes.

... more>> The writing and translating is decent.

I give it a 3.5 overall. <<less
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sangyx
sangyx rated it
March 1, 2017
Status: c105
This is really, really cute. Just imagine a young girl inside a giant white/black reversible bear onesie and that's the MC. Yes, she's OP but she doesn't make a big deal about it - in fact, she tries to cover it up as much as possible (to very little success, mainly because she's so damn noticeable.) This is the kind of reincarnation or stuck-inside-a-game story a reader can kind of relate to - one where the MC decides to do things for her own benefit while in the process... more>> also helping others.

If the people can help her do manual labor in a plan of mutual benefit, then you can bet Yuna will employ them. If they can make yummy food for her, you can bet she'll help them become successful chefs and store owners. If they can help her do the things she can't stomach doing.... well, you get the point.

I also like how the author has Yuna travel to different parts of the world little by little, discovering things little by little at the same time. For example,
Spoiler

she doesn't discover rice until at least 80ish chapters in when she visits the town by the sea.

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Up until this time, we still haven't seen her discover soy sauce, but all the hints point towards her probably finding a source soon.

Anyway, I enjoy this series a lot because if I was Yuna and if I got stuck in another world deprived of all the food I love eating, you can bet I'll try my best to get that food for myself in this new world. And that's basically what Yuna does. <<less
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Hawk73
Hawk73 rated it
August 26, 2019
Status: c72
I started reading it, and thought it was silly and immature, but fun. 8 hours later, the fact that I've read it until 6am in the morning say that even if it is silly, the plot is made at the authors whim and the MC is a massive Mary Sue, I have immensly enjoyed this series.

It is incredibly wholesome, super light and fluffy, and it is satisfying to see the MC steamroll over every problem that comes her way. The plot doesn't matter, because it is meant to be light... more>> and fluffy so there is no need for tension and suspense to keep you hooked, instead you are reading because it keeps a smile on your face. The characters are likable, they often have tragic backstories where they have been dealt an unfair hand in life and are playing it the best they can, and so it is nice when MC comes and picks them up and gives them an opportunity to thrive <<less
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Marton cross
Marton cross rated it
May 11, 2019
Status: c80
The story feels lackluster, I hate the template of Op MC who wants to have a relaxing life in another world.

I don't like how its written, it feels like a summary of events and at times I get bored during fight scene. I also find different perspective/recaps is useless filler.

If you're really intrested in this just read the manga its a bit more bear-able, if you know what I mean.
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kane2929
kane2929 rated it
December 9, 2018
Status: c202
Negatives:

the story & plot are close to non-existent? the world exploration is very slow and the writing is awful because it feels like the author writes what he feels like to write on that day. (The writing itself is good but the feels behind them are bad), fight scenes are very lacking but I don't blame the author for this because that is not what the novel is aiming for, to begin with.

Positives:

the main character feels so cute, a lot of likeable characters plus more cuteness, very addictive sometimes,... more>> ok comedy here and there, the main character is op. it's a slice of life novel and it gives you a small warm feeling in your heart when reading, good novel to waste a lot of your lifespan on, not boring at all it's just repetitive sometimes.

is it worth it?

hmm... this series is beautiful but also feels like a waste of time but if I had to make a choice to change the past to not read this novel at all then I wouldn't change it at all because I enjoyed it a lot. <<less
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Fiora
Fiora rated it
August 5, 2018
Status: c187
The 3 most important things in an isekai are:

1. Characters,

2. Story,

... more>> 3. Worldbuilding.

Author fails to create any of them in a way that makes them believable and interesting.

Yuna the main character is a highschooler and a NEET, but she doesn't leech off their parents even though she lives with them, because of her investments in the stock market (don't even get me started), she became an adventurer, while she's rich enough to not work her entire life because her stock cash transformer into this world currency. She's also OK with killing animals and monsters and seriously beating people up, but won't skin an animal, cause reasons? Her main goal is to eat good food and laze in her house. Weird, isn't it? All of the supporting cast is on one note and they lack characterization. Chapters with their perspective are just a recap filler, without character insight, thoughs presented in them are so shallow that readers will understand them just by reading the oryginal chapter.

The story is non-existing, Yuna goes to a place, someone react to her costume, she saves the day, she get the food or something else. It's not bad, many good series do the same, but this one cannot execute it in a good way.

Worldbuilding is the worst part of the series. Setting is standart european medieval fantasy. In this world people cultivate potatoes, although they hardly sell, because they are poisonous and NOBODY researched them od tried to prepare them in a way that doesn't upset your stomach. NOBODY in the village though about rising something else and everyone is OK with constant diarrhea. Yuna obviously knows which part is bad and it should make her look smart, but it just shows how incompetent author is. Similar things happen a few more times.

I mean the guy wrote a chapter about exterminating moles in a middle of an arc about supremacy fight between nobles. <<less
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marcusx123
marcusx123 rated it
June 14, 2018
Status: c180
Just caught up to the latest chapter today just wanna say it was a beary enjoyable experience for me. Full of cute, and amazing moments XD. The only thing that bothers me is that sometimes the story gets repetitive and their are some arcs that could have been longer. &Lt;3
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HappyToaster
HappyToaster rated it
December 14, 2017
Status: c147
It's cute. So far that's been enough for me.

Occasional moments of decent humor. Usual nonsensicle business successes by introducing other world foods are a bit tiring.
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Khalagar
Khalagar rated it
September 28, 2017
Status: c40
This series had a lot of potential, but the author just doesn't have the skill to really make use of it. Most plot points are glossed over, and the author themselves even acknowledge past plot holes.

It was a really fun series at first, but it went downhill hard as soon as she got magic. It could have had a LOT of potential if it was just a girl being kawaii while punching stuff with bear puppets, but instead it became a slice of life with nearly no comedy with an... more>> OP MC who was essentially cardboard. Her goals don't make any sense most of the time and she acts out of character fairly often.

The author writes the series with no forethought or planning and says as much themselves. The lack of planning really starts to show quickly <<less
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Yamcha
Yamcha rated it
August 4, 2017
Status: c128
Warm and light-hearted story, the slice of life of an adventurer with the job of 'bear' in all its fluffiness and shenaningans.
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Sakine
Sakine rated it
June 20, 2017
Status: c80
I love this LN. If you are a person who doesn't like comedy this is not for you but if you are a person who likes reading something that will make you laugh through the whole thing, are okay with an OP MC, and like a hint of action this is for you. I started this as a break from apocalypse LN's and this LN now has another fan.
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OddJobs
OddJobs rated it
September 21, 2016
Status: c69
I won't tell you anything about the series but there's only one thing I can say, Read this now!

Want a cute, OP, lazy, smart, and like-able/love-able character? Read this now!.
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