A new key visual has been released for the upcoming Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch!, which serves as the second season of the Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear anime series. The second season is set to premiere on April 3, 2023.
The first 12-episode anime season aired from October 7, 2020 to December 23, 2020.
The returning voice cast includes Maki Kawase as Yuna, Azumi Waki as Fina, Rina Hidaka as Noire Foschurose, and Inori Minase as Shia Foschurose.
The returning staff from season one includes Yuu Nobuta as supervising director, Hisashi Ishii as series director, Takashi Aoshima as series screenwriter, Yuuki Nakano as character designer and chief animation director, Mimika Iwa as color designer, and Shigeo Komori as music composer. EMT Squared is once again handling the animation production.
Additional staff members include Hariu Katsufumi (Slow Start) as art director and Youichirou Satou (White Album 2) as photography director.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch! is the sequel to the 2020 Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear anime. Both are based on the light novel series written by Kumanano and illustrated by 029, which are published under Shufu to Seikatsusha’s PASH Books label. Nineteen physical volumes have been released as of October 2022, including a short story anthology. Seven Seas Entertainment releases the light novels and manga adaptation in English.
Funimation streamed the anime series as it aired and describes it as:
Yuna’s not your typical 15-year-old. First, she’s crazy rich from playing the stock market. Second, she’s a recluse obsessed with a VRMMO game, and she’s really good at that too. Her life is pretty much perfect—until she wakes up one day inside the game she loves and back at level one. She has to start over, but this time, she has a powerful bear suit that’s guaranteed to take her places!