Yuri Kuma Arashi and the Effects of Symbolism, Part 3

Time to cleanse both body and mind

Time to cleanse both body and mind

If you haven’t already, I highly suggest you head back to Part 2 and peruse the symbols from the first three episodes. They form the “basis” for what is going on within the anime and act as the world building for everything that is to come.

Today, we’ll be going through just episodes four and five. Episode four follows Lulu, now one of my favorite characters in the medium. She’s arguably the strongest the show has to offer, and her backstory not only helps to develop her person but also provides us with our first true look at what love is and what such a feeling really means.

Episode five follows Ginko’s failed attempts at getting Kureha to notice her. Here, the symbolism works at making such an idea known while simultaneously characterizing both Ginko and Kureha in the process. Once again, there is a lot to get through, but I hope that something within manages to be enlightening!

Day three, let’s go.

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