The cute animated short A Polar Bear in Love that ran before films in various theaters all across Japan is getting a spinoff anime.
The staff announced (via MoCa News) that the side story will feature a human character, for the first time – alongside a brief teaser for the spinoff (featured above).
The first 60 sec episode aired in March 2017 and has since then intermittently ran before various movies all across the country and at intermissions of those movies.
The story centers around a polar bear who falls in love with an earless seal, and the whole time the seal is terrified the bear wants to eat him, but the bear just wants to protect him from harm. It’s very cute, and I’m looking forward to watching it.
I have a weak spot for really cute things and this looks offensively adorable. The cast includes some fairly well known voice actors like Natsuki Hanae, Yuichiro Umehara, Tetsuya Sugawara, and Ryohei Otani. There’s also an orca whale in the story too, and I have no idea what part it plays but I’m looking forward to finding out.