Fifteen-year-old Yuna prefers staying home and obsessively playing her favorite VRMMO game to doing anything else, including going to school. When a strange new update gives her a one-of-a-kind bear outfit that comes with overpowered abilities, Yuna is torn: the outfit is unbearably cute, but too embarrassing to wear in-game. But then she suddenly finds herself transported into the world of the game, facing down monsters and magic for real, and the bear suit becomes the best weapon she has!
Source: Seven Seas
Awww! How cute! The over-powered isekai protagonist is in a bear onesie with bear mittens and uses bear-shaped magic. And though she's embearrassed by her outfit, she continues to bear with it because it grants her cheat-level abilities--persevering through it all with a deadpan stare. Even though she's leagues above most of her foes, I do appreciate how some of her enemies--like the goblin king and black viper--still require her to strategize and put in actual effort in order to defeat them. I really feel drawn to Yuna as a character; she soothes me. (The other characters are meh though) After arriving in this new world based on a game, Yuna joins the adventurer guild and settles into the community. She gains the recognition of the other adventurers and town leaders because of her feats. She becomes a pillar in the community, helping strengthen the economy and providing aide for the vulnerable. All of this is pretty stock material for isekai stories. Even the idea of helping the orphans is something that I've seen several times. I assume orphans are specifically chosen because seeing kids in need pulls on peoples' heartstrings and because, unlike with a suffering adult, when a child suffers it's seen as not their own fault, but the fault of the neglectful adults around them. It's ironic then that the solution is to teach the orphans how to help themselves, to provide jobs for them (rather than just providing non-neglectful care for them). It's supposed to be empowering, but it just looks like child labor to me. [Reviewed at chapter 35]
kuma kuma kuma bear is a story about a gamer who gets reincarnated by a god. she arrives in the world from the game she played and for some reason receives a bear suit as her 'cheat' ability. from then on it's just your normal isekai, she kills monsters, ranks up her guild position and hangs around with nobles/orphans in her town. the story is meh, it doesn't stand out or anything like that. the only part that made it somewhat interesting was that 'god' gave her a bear suit and she was forced to wear it to be able to use magic and stuff. it had a lot of potential but somehow it just didn't achieve any. like she could have been stranded without the suit or be in a situation where she is the goal of a subjugation quest, that would've been a lot more fascinating than what actually happens in the story. the art style doesn't particularly stand out and the characters are too flat and disappointing for my taste.
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