You may have noticed I’d fallen behind on Yurikuma. The reason is… I can’t really bring myself to care. I watched these three episodes back to back, and even then I was pretty bored the whole time. A quick summary: Ginko was actually Kureha’s lover from when they were toddlers but Kureha forgot. Oh, and Kureha’s mother was murdered by her lesbian lover.
Plus lots of symbolism. But the problem is, the narrative isn’t strong enough for the symbolism to mean anything. Penguindrum had Ringo to carry things along. Lesbian Bear Storm doesn’t have a single character I legitimately care about. It’s more symbolism than story. Additionally, thematically the show is very similar to Penguindrum. Unwanted children. Abandonment. Boxes. It’s not as interesting the second time.
Lol. This is just funny.
Sometimes, it feels like never giving up on love is really fucking stupid. Like when Kureha says she’d shoot herself to prove her love is true. This seems like a horrible idea. I wonder if the show will validate never giving up on love in the end.
I like how they just casually dropped that Sumika was part of the invisible storm like it wasn’t a big deal or a surprise.
That “bear flash” to escape from the trap at the beginning of episode 6 was the lamest cop out ever.
All the characters in the show are desperately searching for love and approval and acceptance. But all these efforts are futile and doomed to failure. If they’re unable to love themselves, how will they be able to accept the love of another?
I did like the scene where Ginko was dying in the snow, talking about how she wants to earn God’s approval, and the imago dei is revealed in Kureha.