First Impressions – Yuru Yuri San Hai!

Yuru Yuri is finally back!!

winter15-foshIt has been quite some time since Yuru Yuri had a full blown series back in 2012, but they did recently put out two OVA episodes called Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi with the main cast going camping and the other was more of a setup for this new season.

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More of the same

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Akarin-“I’ll BECOME THE GREATEST KING! Oh damn I lost again.”

Yuru Yuri has a very formulaic setup usually involving Kyouko coming up with some goofy game for the main cast to play and this week was no different with them playing the king game? Course if anyone knows how that game works it’s all about commanding people to do something random for the king and boy did Chinatsu LOVE that idea! Because it quickly turned into her thinking how can I get Yui to kiss me!? We might as well blame Kyouko for putting that crazy thought in her head. Also it didn’t help the fact that even after Akarin and Kyouko were taken out of the game early after they got told to spin around a hundred times making them quite dizzy to the point of passing out. Then again NOTHING goes quite the way Chinatsu wanted especially after the student council members got invited to join the game? Yay more chaos! Once they got added to the game it completely wrecked her plans to get any kind of kiss from Yui even after spending the entire day playing the kings game.

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Toshino Kyouko’s power level is stuck at zero.

The second half was a mixture of Kyouko acting goofy while in a cooking class complete with an arm wresting mini game? That was hilarious because Kyouko talked a big game about being strong, but she is weaker than Chitose and Ayano? Wow how is that possible? Then again this is the usual troll antics Kyouko tends to pull on a daily basis. The second half was all about Akarin visiting Sakurako’s house after she drew a map of the location? What? Does Google not work in the Yuru Yuri universe? I found that part to be quite funny with Akarin doing her best to be “mature” in front of a younger girl? I think just about anyone can relate to her when hanging around the younger crowd, but of course just like Chinatsu failing to get a kiss from Yui nothing goes remotely right for Akarin who constantly struggled to be mature. I did laugh at the very the troll ending of Akarin figuring out that the kid she tried to impress was Hanako aka Sakurako’s sister? I thought she was related to Rise since both characters look kind of similar.

Fk Ya Extra Yuri

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Can you taste the yuri? Chinatsu sure can!

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Dat animation.

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smoooocccchhhh

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Chinatsu err Dio loves games 

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Yui-“Now it’s time to get rid of the body.”

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Akarin is so cute~

End Thoughts

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This was a fun episode and it feels good to see all my favorite characters back in action, especially TOSHINOOOOOO Kyouko!! Who is always a fan favorite from just about any Yuru Yuri fan or would that be the bad luck stricken Akarin? I mean with so many fun characters it’s always really hard to pick a favorite, but I guess the biggest question is why does this really need a third season when there are other series out there still struggling to get a third season? I suppose that really depends on the series and studio or does that even matter to the world of anime comedy? My fears of any comical series getting more than two seasons comes back to the jokes because we all know the typical jokes from Yuru Yuri like Chinatsu really loves Yui, Akarin has bad luck, Kyouko loves to troll, Chitose has yuri filled daydreams, Himawari and Sakurako fight like a married couple and Ayano has feelings for Kyouko. I just hope they don’t have to re-use the same jokes over and over again; however the comedy still flowed nicely for this first episode and I look forward to more Yuru Yuri san Hai.

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17 Responses to “First Impressions – Yuru Yuri San Hai!”

  1. amado says:

    more yuru yuri yay.

    not quite as hyper as the previous 2 seasons since the studio is now different, but having a more lax tone is not bad.

    • Highway says:

      I enjoy the relaxed feel quite a bit. I was hoping that they’d keep it after the two OVAs, which I felt were much more enjoyable than the second season, which just got too energetic a lot of the time.

      Things can be funny without yelling all the time. It’s not like they took their foot off the gas, just eased up on it a little.

    • Foshizzel says:

      More indeed! I have missed this cast of wacky girls.

      True I get that vibe as well.

      @HWY: Yeah I dunno why the OVAs have more of a slowed down to a Non Non Biyori pace and tone while the TV series stuff always seems ultra hyper.

  2. skylion says:

    TOSHINOOOO KYOUKOOOOOOO! And of course, Sakurako as well, my second favorite.

    …man this was an episode for big wimps. Chinatsu just cannot make a break for herself. Toshino has spaghetti for arms, and Akari get’s her mind beat by an eight year old.

    BTW, the Masochist Cider is nothing more than (if the label didn’t give it away) A&W rootbeer. Which most Japanese hate. It’s reported that the smell reminds them of the odor given off by those adhesive patches they put on their heads when they get a cold. So, rootbeer reminds them of medicine and of being sick. And since nearly everyone dies of colds in Anime Land, it may even remind them of dying.

    …and as usual, the OP is a bloody earworm! But at least Hanako was cute…

    • Foshizzel says:

      Toshinoooooooooooo! Kyouko and Sakurako are fine choices~

      LOL yep! I love that it’s not always Akarin who gets screwed over, but this happens to most of the girls whenever they want something they tend to get tons of bad luck.

      Ohhh wow I had no idea! I loveeeeeeee root beer…

      This OP is decent but nothing will ever top season 1! I love that one <3

  3. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Since this show would be in the category. This

    Hehehehe… Hahahaha… Mwhahahaha…

    Seriously, cute stuff is the only thing keeping me from going insane. :3

    By logic, AKB48 should be the first to go.

  4. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Spammy is a moecon! gimme back our moe!

  5. Di Gi Kazune says:

    So cute, so much moe. So much that it causes diabeetus!

  6. Namaewoinai says:

    So the Namori Girls are Back on TV…

    With a Lot Changes that is…not all of it. at least!
    That Poor Apple Girl (Chinatsu Yoshikawa) Still Thinks about that Grape Girl (Yui Funami) Romantically and Still Condescending when That Lemon Girl (Kyouko Toshino)!

    And as for The Cherry Girl (Akari Akasa), Well…Uh…I Dunno

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep! They are finally back on TV <3

      LOL yeah things are still the same for most of the girls.

      Akarin has all the bad luck.

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