Yuri Bear Storm #01 — The Subtext is Blowjobs

January 5th, 2015

   

Because cunnilingus isn’t a team activity like sucking someone’s dick is.

Impressions:

It’s… more of the same. Whether that makes you squeal in glee or roll your eyes depends on whether or not you’re already a fan, but I think Ikuhara might be a little too caught up in trying to be as Ikuhara as he can. Girls prance around in a field of pure white lillies (the Japanese word for lesbian, lest we forget), until their ‘flowers’ are dirtied and maidenhead clipped, then a bunch of metaphysical transforming strippers in anthropomorphic costumes frantically lick a girl’s nectar off a flower growing out of her sexual organs. That’s to symbolism like a cream pie enema is to circus clown banter. I can’t even say it was horrifyingly fascinating either since it was so formulaic. Well, that and I was pretty bored by the time they started giving her a blowjob.

You might take from that comment that it wasn’t a particularly interesting first episode, and you’d be correct. The first half was especially dull. Lulling me out of a dozing stupor after ten minutes of aggressively trying to put me into it with exposition, squeeing over girls liking girls, and shots of garish scenery is an uphill battle. A metaphysical stripper sequence screaming out “REMEMBER PENGUINDRUM, GUYS!?” sure isn’t going to cut it. I do remember PenguinDrum. That’s probably the problem and why I’m not even slightly interested in the arcane rambling, although the blaring background music was making that difficult anyway. Speaking of PenguinDrum… Like its predecessors, it loves the hell out of its scenery porn. Its garish, neon, sunset-looks-like-a-nuclear-bomb-going-off scenery porn. You can only stare at it for so long until the backs of your eyes start itching.

The main character is a lesbian and has a gun. That may seem like a somewhat terse and abrupt statement, but after an entire episode, those are the only things I’m prepared to say with certainty. 50% chance that she’s part fish, especially with how she simply stares into space with her mouth open. Annoyingly breathy as all hell too, but every character is, which, again, doesn’t help when the BGM is set to 11. She’s not exactly winning any awards for personality nor doing a single thing to drive the show in any kind of interesting direction, although I’m sure some would say “likes girls and has a gun” are personality traits enough. But only because she’s female, obviously.

If it was on a busier day, I’d probably just give it a quick glance next week in case it felt like actually doing something (blowjob included), but Mondays and Tuesdays have a total of three shows, one of which is a sequel already with one foot out the door. It’ll almost certainly get a second look by default, but at the moment, I didn’t really see much here that I’d be interested in giving a couple more months to. OP’s here. Spite.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    Ikuhara needs to tone down the Ikuhara.

    Noice fanserve tho.

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    BUT THE FANSERVICE ISN’T REAL BECAUSE IT’S FOR INTELLECTUALS!

    I think people said something close to that about Kill la Kill. Minus the intellectualism part though. Now that would have been laughable.

  • Kitsu says:

    -Because cunnilingus isn’t a team activity
    But it is, you poor soul

  • Levi says:

    was thinking of watching this…..
    but nope seen enough yuri shows already DX

  • Sanjuro says:

    I agree than he could probably tone it down a bit. Glasses girl had a very weird shaped head too. Was that symbolism? It didn’t look like a penis though.

  • jingoi says:

    ikuhara needs to tone down the not-human bear girls eating other girls…the chew and swallow kind not the lick 50x kind.

  • Anonymous says:

    No such thing as “enough yuri shows already”

  • JadeiteAX says:

    That’s right, none is too much already.