Simulcasts begin 1/5 at 11:30AM PST
Crunchyroll begins its slate of Winter simulcasts by announcing the forthcoming launch of Yuri Kuma Arashi and Kamisama Hajimemashita Season 1 and 2 for Monday January 5th at 11:30am for international users in Mexico, Central/South America, and the Caribbean (excluding English-speaking U.S. territories), with Europe (except UK/Ireland/Scandinavia), the Middle East and North Africa for Yuri Kuma Arashi. Below, the synopses for the respective series:
Yuri Kuma Arashi:
In the far reaches of space, an asteroid called Kumalia has exploded! For reasons unknown, all of
the bears on Earth have suddenly risen up and started to attack humans. To end this conflict, a giant wall was constructed to separate the two species. On the human side of the wall, a young girl named Kureha Tsubaki meets her new classmate Ginko Yurishiro. Kureha has strange dreams that Ginko is actually a bear and begins to get suspicious of the transfer student.
Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena) will be directing the Yuri Kuma Arashi series at animation studio SILVER LINK (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Penguindrum). Voice actress Miho Arakawa (Hunter x Hunter) will be taking the role of Ginko while budding voice actress Nozomi Yamane will play Kureha.
After being abandoned by her father and left with his gambling debts, Nanami finds herself evicted from her home. Out on the streets, strange man named Mikage listens to Nanami’s story and offers to give her his home. Little does she know, the house is actually a shrine kept by a yokai named Tomoe and two shrine keepers. They explain that Mikage was an earth deity, but transferred his powers and familiar to Nanami. After some turbulent encounters, Tomoe allows Nanami to create a contract making him her familiar. The contract can only be sealed with a kiss.