Answer the phone? Y/N
>people said Tomboy would be great
>she's actually a colossal bitch
Of course. Who wouldn't want to talk to Life Sexy?
I'm really interested to see what role the male bears will play, especially now that we have seen them out of the court room and over the wall. I have absolutely no idea or even theories as to what Ikuhara has planned for them.
>Oh wait there's none, despite this being ostensibly a "yuri" show.
When was the last time there was a yuri show with overt sex? Its been a while. At least we got implied sex this time.
>people said Yuri Kuma Arashi would be a yuri show
>there is no yuri
>there's not even subtext
bears use russian equipment
wall of exclusion = bearlin wall
show is about politics
I still don't get it.
What is the Invisible Storm?
Why do the other girls stay away from kureha?
Why do they claim she is evil?
Is the phone search thing necessary?
Who do the two bears have to get a trial just to each someone?
How do they know which one to eat?
Russia has been represented as a bear for centuries. Ikuhara shows are symbolic on so many different layers that it's impossible to single one out and say the show is about that.
obligatory copypasta from episode 1:
Yuri Kuma Arashi is an allegory for the plight faced by homosexuals in contemporary Japanese society. Despite a kind and loving composure, society still doesn't believe homosexual love is "real", consequently the girl's love constantly needs to be tested.
The Invisible Storm refers to being ostracized by the group.
The phantasmagorical fantasy sequences (such as the court scenes) are symbolic of how fantasy is always greater than reality, and how the romance Kureha felt for Sumika will always be more limpid and sonorous in her mind, where it must now forever remain. It is true that the people concerned in anime are not what we would call 'real people.' But none of the feelings which the joys or misfortunes of a 'real' person awaken in us can be awakened except through a mental picture of those joys or misfortunes; and the ingenuity of the first writer or director lay in his understanding that, as the picture was the one essential element in the complicated structure of our emotions, so that simplification of it which consisted in the suppression, pure and simple, of 'real' people would be a decided improvement.
So she's getting bullied because she prefers the mash instead of the sausage?
>Yuri Kuma Arashi is an allegory for the plight faced by homosexuals in contemporary Japanese society.
I doubt it. Ikuhara has stated publicly that he doesn't rate gays/lesbians much, he just uses them as an example of a minority group.
I find it difficult to believe that girls this attractive could be lesbians.
I'm sure they could both easily get the dick.
>I find it difficult to believe that girls this attractive could be lesbians.
Anon everything 2d is more cute than real life, including lesbians, the most pretty girls are yuri characters, that's what yuri anime and manga taught me.
Because they also want to cater to male audience than just female one and using pretty girls too adds to the selling factor.
Who would buy a yuri manga about ugly pair of butch girls making out?
Invisible storm is just social exclusion. The name calls attention to the fact that it's treated like something natural, a force of nature rather than something people do deliberately, which is obviously very absurd.
The girls collectively decide one among them to exclude by voting on it, and then label that person as evil to give justification to the exclusion (eg. "we're not excluding her arbitrarily, we're doing it because she's evil!")
It's poking at how arbitrary and silly social exclusion is, that those excluded are done so on arbitrary grounds, that meaningless labels are thrown around to justify it, that it's treated in a way that utterly disjoints the reality of it from its perpetrators and that it actually serves a purpose of unifying a group by giving it a common enemy.
The truth is that there is no 'invisible storm', just a group of girls being bitches. They just hide behind that labels because it makes it seem like what's happening is natural and not their fault.
Learn to watch. It's really rather sad that most threads are about symbolism than beautiful visuals or incredibly well directed scenes. Symbolism, while important, shouldn't be the main part of your experience.
The plot isn't even particularly convoluted.
Anon, two girl can sleep naked in a bed together, that doesn't necessarily mean they're homosexuals.
I bet you think hand holding in Japan = lesbians -- they're just open to more public displays of affection.
You don't look at this and want to bully her?
A. It's arbitrary as fuck, it doesn't actually matter who gets excluded.
B. She didn't back down on love.
The group likes being able to tell people what to do, someone that doesn't bow their head to social pressure is a natural enemy. They mention that she couldn't yomi the kuuki, either.
Sometimes it's better when others explain it.