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Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Series

by Masume Yoshitmoto

Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Volume 6

by Masume Yoshitmoto

$11.95

168 pages

ISBN: 978-1-944937-29-4

Published: 2017

Natsu’s childhood friend makes an appearance—and it’s another wild bear! Natsu plays the role of a spirit to bless Yoshio and Hibiki’s relationship! And, Machi faces new trials on her path to the city! The calm of the village is shattered in Volume 6, a time of upheaval!

Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Volume 5

by Masume Yoshitmoto

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-944937-28-7

Published: 2017

When a detective from outside the village sees Natsu talking, Yoshio quickly explains that the bear is the village mascot. To cover his tracks, Natsu-chan has to come up with a marketing plan for himself. What will happen when he makes his debut on the national stage?

Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Volume 4

by Masume Yoshitmoto

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-944937-14-0

Published: 2017

On a day just like any other, a corpse washes up in the river that separates Kumade from Tamura Village. The victim was a resident of Tamura, so the detectives, considering the long history of antagonism between the villages, suspect someone from Kumade. The detectives look around the village for suspicious characters, and soon their hunt leads them straight to Kumade Shrine!

Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Volume 3

by Masume Yoshitmoto

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-944937-13-3

Published: 2017

While he works at the village hall, Yoshi has a premonition of his fate: To promote tourism to Kumade village! But Kumade only produces bland vegetables, so what is he to do? Machi, and even Hibiki, get drawn into his big project in Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Volume 3!

Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Volume 2

by Masume Yoshitmoto

$11.95

144 pages

ISBN: 978-1-935548-52-2

Published: 2016

Machi is 14 years old and has spent her whole life in the Touhoku Mountains as a miko. Raised alongside a talking bear, Natsu, she knows nothing of modern life. But, she’s enthralled with its mysteries and determined to figure them out. Natsu attempts to prepare her for the trials and tribulations she will face entering the fast-paced city in this comical coming of age story of a backwoods girl in Japan.

Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Volume 1

by Masume Yoshitmoto

$11.95

160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-935548-53-9

Published: 2016

Machi is 14 years old and has spent her whole life in the Touhoku Mountains as a miko. Raised alongside a talking bear, Natsu, she knows nothing of modern life. But, she’s enthralled with its mysteries and determined to figure them out. Natsu attempts to prepare her for the trials and tribulations she will face entering the fast-paced city in this comical coming of age story of a backwoods girl in Japan.

Author Profile

Masume Yoshimoto, originally from Niigata Prefecture, won the 6th Annual Niigata Manga Prize in 2003. Masume also won the Maya Mineo Excellence Award at an early age. However, in 2013, Masume made a professional debut in Monthly Comic Flapper magazine with Kuma Miko. Kuma Miko has since become a massive hit. In 2016, an animated series adaptation was officially announced.