English: YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2011 to Sep 20, 2011
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisRight after starting middle school, Akari Akaza joins the Amusement Club which is composed solely by her two childhood friends, Kyouko Toshinou and Yui Funami. Chinatsu Yoshikawa, Akaza's classmate, becomes a member after finding out about the dissolution of the Tea Club.
The Amusement Club, situated at the tea room facility since the Tea Club disbanded, has no clear purpose, being free for the girls to do whatever they want.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Yuru Yuri
Sequel: Yuru Yuri♪♪
Side story: Yuru Yuri: Doushite, Tomaranai, Tokimeki, Doki Doki, Paradox, Eternal
Characters & Voice Actors
"Why are girls more susceptible to same sex or bi-sexual orientation? Who knows, but it sure does make a good source of comedy material in the anime world"
Yuru Yuri (literal translation Easy-Going or Slow Yuri) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Namori about three schoolgirls... wait am I missing someone? Guess not. They took over the former room of the tea ceremony club (may I add how manly tea is?) to form their own "amusement club" Yea because in Japanese highschools it isn't illegal to just take over another club room for your own amusement. I know I used to make the boy's toilet my secret base. (It's ok, guys doesn't even like to use our toilets) Cause seriously which guy hadn't secretly used the girls toilet because he can't stand the odor in the guy's toilet. That is until they see the huge pool of blood and get traumatize for life.
Yuru Yuri is a generic "moe-slice-of-life" anime with those moments of dialogue and acting that could be interpreted as overly homoerotic, but not as much if you know the real context. As funny as it is, the whole "X girls just hanging out and having fun" where X denotes the number of the main cast (which is normally the Four Girl Ensemble), is nothing new to the anime scene. But some people, even myself, enjoy this moment or repetitiveness.
So as the story progresses more girls join the main casts to form the ultimate Lesbian Full Cast in their hilarious mishaps. You can never have enough middle school girls in one story right? I hope I don't sound like a pedo here...
Worry not as eventhough with the introduction of new characters, the 3 main girls are still the stars of the plot. (Seriously, I feel like I'm forgetting someone)
Art wise, on a scale of 1 to 10 on the moe-art-meter, this anime scored an 11. Seriously, if you do not even smile or give a faint grin on your face when you see their big beady, glowing eyes then you sir, HAVE NO SOUL! The character were filled of emotions. Heck, I wish I could understand Japanese so I wouldn't have to read the subs and miss all those visual cues. Overall, the character designs makes you go Uguuuuuu~ even if you're not a pedophile.
As for sound, definitely hands down, my favorite opening and ending theme for this season. No. Possibly for this year so far. It's catchy, it's upbeat, and it never gets old for me for some reason. If you get on a public bus or you're taking the subway train and you see a guy with headphones on bobbing his head, that would probably be me listening to the opening and ending theme song. Eventhough most of the seiyuus are new or haven't been given sufficient roles, they were able to execute their characters personalities quite well.
Characters! Because the whole selling point of Yuru Yuri is their characters!
It's a universal rule that if you want to mention her name you must shout her name in a harsh tone. This lovable girl is the center of all the comedy that is happening in Yuru Yuri. Smart, talented, manipulative and downright annoying but in an amusing way. Her sexual orientation is still questionable though. She's supposedly the main character but I keep forgetting there was someone there in the spotlight before her.
She plays the older sister role within the whole cast. Indepent, reliable, you know the type that end up being the "Yuri Target" by the female cast. She's very vulnerable to jokes involving word play. On a plus point she's a bit like a kuudere with her monotonous voice and attitude over her friends.
Cute at first sight but holds a deeper alter ego who is actually very intolerant. She's in the centre for the love triangle between Yui and TOSHINO KYOUKO!
Well I wouldn't put it as a triangle because it's more like a straight line.
TOSHINO KYOUKO! ---> Chinatsu --->Yui
Her sexual orientation, though, is confirmed to be lenient towards yuri.
Other casts includes
Sugiura Ayano who is the student council president and fierce rival of TOSHINO KYOUKO! eventhough the latter doesn't really acknowledge it.
Though, she herself might be falling in love with TOSHINO KYOUKO!
This woman single handedly taught me the power that bestowed upon people with low vision. The ability to fantasize in real time using your other senses as your vision sense is low, your other senses such as hearing is magnified. Her fantasies and nose bleed had become a running gag in the series involving Ayano and TOSHINO KYOUKO!
Himawari Furutani and Sakurako Ohmuro
Guess what's more annoying than a tsundere girl? Two tsundere girls! Seriously, this two childhood friends forms the tsundere couple which is funny but a sight for sore eyes as well. Oh and both of them revolves around the whole "Boob Gag" which is the whole Big breast vs Flat Chest.
Overall, from what I first expected from the season preview, this anime beats beyond my expectation. I'm no fan of yuri, I've never even watched any yuri anime before this. So it' safe to say that even if you're homophobic, you would still enjoy this anime to the fullest. The comedy aspect is great as it covers a huge range of variety from Comedic Sociopathy to breaking the fourth wall with the audience. Not to mention the entertaining 10 seconds running cycle between every intermission is somewhat entertaining. As the title suggest it, Slow Yuri because on a yuri scale of 1 to 10, this anime would probably score a 4 as the yuri theme is only as suggestive as the audience would imply it to be.
Seriously, I still have a feeling I left someone out. Can someone please tell me who it is? read more
“Yuri your way to success! Vol. 1” -Now with footnotes!
Approximately 12 years ago, we were introduced to a certain J.C.Staff series about a girl from Osaka and her five friends. A couple of years latter, KyoAni presented to us a self-entitled otaku and her friends: the twin-sisters and the smart-but-clumsy bishoujo¹. Those stories would go around these girls and their (barely average) easygoing high-school paradise.
Interesting? Entertaining? What is the point? It doesn't really matter, deshou?
It just happened that the community saw it was good, the industry saw it was profitable, and from that on, we started watching shows about cute girls doing cute stuff for no apparent reason (both us and the cute girls).
Oh... the story! Yuru Yuri main plot is the daily events of Akari, Yui, Kyouko, Chinatsu (don't forget to add the -chan!). As middle-school students without a serious goal to achieve, YuruYuri focus on showing these girls having... fun! As the opening song itself explain "My real job is to 'student'! What's with that?" so all the key events of this series are pretty predicable and are related somehow to their school/hang out activities. The typical school slice-of-life.
But this isn't the real reason why 90% of us watches it anyway.
I bet you interpreted “fun” on the previous paragraph in a malicious way, huh?
While those easygoing and relaxing events of their daily life would give a fair amount of entertainment, seeing cute girls expressing their affection to each other in a PG-13 way is also pretty entertaining! And perhaps the key part of it: delivering such a thing without the inclusion of a douche male protagonist neither having to label the series as he-he-hentai! is what draws the attention of crowds to it. That said, straight from the first episode, it becomes clear that "Yuri"² moments are one of the key components of Yuru...YURI storyline.
Besides from being astonishingly cute and having these girl-love moments, the series strongly bets on their visual gags, practical jokes and references as save-points, keeping the viewers from being bored during long scenes or dialogues. A proof that it works can be easily found online, it's the amount of internet “memes” that were created from scenes of YuruYuri.³
Anyway, I digress.
There's no point into further developing this topic. Someone who is reading this didn't got here by accident and most likely have a backlog on series like this. If YOU happen to be one of these people and is now nodding in agreement, the reviewer thanks you for cooping with it. *brofist*
Following the same idea of the story, characters of YuruYuri are what one would expect of a show about easygoing school-girls. In a nutshell: They're patterned.
We have the clumsy, resident airhead MC; the admirable, dependable senpai; the polite, dependable "notice me senpai!" kouhai and finally the over-hyped, loose cannon senpai.
Not to mention they are all, obviously, CUTE.
Why are they always four? ...who is producing this, anyway!?
Oh, not to be forgotten, there are also the often forgotten supportive characters! They are there to add a bit of spice to the overall sweetness, some even have a separated story arc just for them which is great considering the flow of the story since it helps to keep the attention level. To be honest, these characters even get more screen-time than a certain MC ...you'd find out sooner or later.
Along the story progression, some other characteristics of theses girls become easy to notice and the classical tsundere/yandere/dandere⁴ action finally shows up.
Hahi, That was it!? Actually, there isn't much to digress about... giving a further explanation on these characters would spoil the first two episodes and completely ruin the mood. But still we want you to believe this is character driven so.... can we pretend we explained why, and you pretend you got it? *pshhh! No mod's gonna see this!*
In the era of moe, what isn't moe is a pagan non-believer!⁵
The artwork! Oh yes! *nosebleed* did I already mention it is... cute?
What kind of reviewer describes every aspect of the show with one single word?
Well, watch it and then we can discuss.
Just like its ancestors mentioned in the beginning of this review, YuruYuri's artwork is simple but well colored and surprisingly detailed at close ups. The “moe” factor is obviously part of it, which means, you won't find a character that is “ugly” at all.
Worth mention: animators did a very good job with characters' eye design. They doesn't have that artificial feeling to them neither artificial lightening, which makes it really fit the overall coloring.
yuriyurararara yuruyuri yuriyurararara yuruyuri yuriyurararara da-i-ji-ke-n!
Ain't I missing a “Kyarun!★~”!?
It doesn't takes much to create a OST for a slow paced school slic- *stabbed*
Still, it wouldn't be a lie ...to some extend.
The OST really matches the pace of the story, meaning, we get lot of relaxed synthetic instrumentals AND some funky remixed opening/ending. If you think you've heard these songs before, it's not a problem at all. Since this kind of series always use the same tempo and arrangement for their songs, sounding similar is just part of ride. Both the OP and ED are also performed by the main characters' seyuu-tachi. They're at the same time hilarious and addicting... during the first 5 episodes. Later on it gets really annoying and you'll just skip it all together.
Overall, YuruYuri is way more enjoyable than it seems. Really.
Not because it later turns into a full ecchi yuri R+ hardcore anime (!?), but because it manages to -somehow- make you laugh for 288 minutes. Who would imagine a school slice-of-life about pure teenager girls could be this fun? I wouldn't.
So, if you're wondering about watching or not, accept the challenge and get started on it already. The entertainment value may vary from person to person, however, it will absolutely manage to take a laugh from you, even if it's just with a short Higurashi⁶ reference (Heh, is that a glace of curiosity?) or a quick reference joke with the YuruYuri Akari x Aria Saga Akari and her signature expressions "waaay!" "hahi!".
Secure your loli and prepare for impact! A furious ride into the amusement world of these girls is about to begin!
¹ – extremely beautiful, cute, amusing, girl. Notorious examples: Anything Key/Visual Arts produces in collaboration with KyoAni.
² – Yuri is a modest synonym of Shoujo Ai, girls love, lesbianism, girl-on-girl action, etc.
³ – Seriously, YuruYuri related memes were all around /a/ by the time it aired. Ask Mr. Google.
⁴ – Japanese slang used to describe one's characteristics. (e.g: the tsundere is the girl who is violent (tsun) but loving (dere) towards the one she cares about.
⁵ – Yes!!! YuruYuri is 100% MOE, meaning, they can't possibly be less cute. UrbanDictionary gives a pretty neat explanation: “Moe is when your heart gets a boner.“.
⁶ – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. Cute series.
obs: credits to @MAL Ikusagami for the insight of the review title. read more
Yuru Yuri is like K-On with more characters and a giant love polygon. Very similar comedy and cuteness.
Both centre around a painfully cute group of girls and their often silly, always cute activities in their school club and outside of it. Yuru Yuri demonstrates an awareness of the girls love subtexts that tend to pervade all-girl slice of life school series, but it's fairly tame (at least for something with 'yuri' right in the title!) so the differences are fewer and subtler than you might expect.
So similar characters and plot but more ecchi things.
Cute schoolgirls enjoying their after school activities,characters are very similar,YY is just like K-On! but without music genre and with more girl on girl action
Story centers around a group of girls with their daily life
-both is all about friends and friendship
-both are of comedy & school life
-both has lovely light-hearted art and character designs
a story about pretty girls who formed a club where they usually drink tea :)
both are funny & entertaining but there are some shoujo-ai things in Yuru Yuri.
Cute girls doing cute things. Moeblob-ing like a pro.
Yuru Yuri is like K-ON! just without the music genre. Both are about a group of girls and both have a "tea" theme going on. Even the characters have similarities with K-ON! characters.
Crazy school (and not only) adventures of the group of the girls. Similar protagonists appearance. Each of girls are unique in terms of behaviour.
Much like K-On, Yuru Yuri focuses on a group of girls and their club. Just like this anime, it is filled with cute and funny moments, along with a group of endearing characters. Don’t get scared by the title, most of the ’yuri’ only serves as a joke.
Comedy with girls on a after school club, and stuff...
Both Contain An All Female cast going threw school, and are lighthearted and funny.
Both of these animes have their female lead protagonists and no male characters at all. Cute girls hanging around in school, having fun together. Both of these shows are amazingly funny.
Both series feature a group of girls doing fun things at a school life setting with many humorous moments from the cast.
Both series has a general feeling of lighthearted comedy and some drama.
Both series consists of a club with the girls and are generally a fun watch for some great laughter.
School life,club activities,no romance (cause both of it taking place in an all girl school),a lot of funny chit chat,4 girl as a main character (well,actually it's 5 in k-on with azusa but it start with 4)
Main characters in both series are girls sharing lots of their every-day activities. A lot of comedy in both series as well
In both clubs they nearly actually do something, just wasting time on random topics and snacking all the time.
Each club consists of 4 female members (in K-On! it's 5 later on).
That randomness is what make both animes funny and enjoy able.
Sorry, I don't speak english.
Acho que quem gostou de K-on vai gostar muito de Yuru Yuri, pois os dois falam sobre um grupo de garotas, é um "slice-of-life" e tem bastante comédia. Simplismente amo os dois, se você gosta de K-on provavelmente gostará de Yuru Yuri!
K-On and Yuru Yuri are very similar, both go to all girls school and enjoy club meetings, having fun and still gives you that warm feeling inside. Very good slice of life anime, cool to relax and enjoy.
Cute girls doing cute stuff. If you like slice-of-life anime's, this is probably for you
-Both follow a group of schoolgirls and their experiences.
-Both are light-hearted and often have many cute moments.
-One is simply about girls having fun while the other is based on a light music club, though this does not detract from the moe and humor at all.
Theyre both cute as hell shows, the only reason you might not like both of these shows is if you dont like the light/silly yuri references. Yuru Yuri means 'light yuri' theres nothing too extreme and it is far from the focus of the show.
Visual similarity is the first thing people will tell you when you ask them why x show and y show is similar, because it's what you saw. Such is always the case with fellow all-girls, somewhat yuri anime.
Yuruyuri, serialized in comic yurihime, is, of course, highly lesbianated. Teenage male audiences in general will find nothing wrong with this show. And even put aside the visual, Yuruyuri itself has some witty-funny dialogue and deserved to be judged by its content and not just visual. But there are people who will totally convinced by visual alone to watch or skip something, and I can't blame them, it's just basic human reaction.
Yuyushiki, serialized in mangatime kirara, is recommended for people with a taste for heavily-dialogue anime that features a lot of jokes, puns, and funny conversation that isn't found in real life. Maybe you used to have such conversation sometime back in high school, if so, this show is sure to make you go all nostalgic about old friends and times younger you spend with them. Also, despite being all girl with recently-popular moe visual, it's not as lesbianated as Yuruyuri and I think straight girl will not be annoyed as much.
There you go. Yuruyuri is ultimate fun time for people who don't mind their sexuality. Yuyushiki is more neutral sexuality-wise and not as visually distracting, so you can gun for Japanese listening practice or whatever.
Notice: I mentioned a lot of sexuality and gender stuffs in my review because sex-sale is bread and butter of half the anime in the market and I think you should know about it.
In both shows, a group of girls join a club that has no members and much of the humor is based on how the characters interact with each other.
Also, the voice actresses for Yuzuko and Yui play Chinatsu and Yui in Yuru Yuri, respectively.
Cute girls doing random things. And beware - these things are RANDOM. Lots of laugh.
Yui is alot like Yui. And Yuzuko is a lot like Kyouko.
Also there is the slice of life.
All belong to the same club.
3-4-5 girl ensemble.
Cute character designs.
Cute MOE moments.
Both series involves a group of young girls in a club who does random things in their daily lives. Those activities ranges from anything and usually involves humor, drama, and again..randomness.
Both series' characters has cute designs that also follows a slice of life format. They are also lighthearted and offers hilarious moments in each episode.
Two of the voice actresses also play characters in their perspective series.
*the gorakubu voices yuruyushiki characters and yui from yuru yuri is this yui too they are very much similar characters
*yuruyurishiki has cute girls who probably want to kiss eachother, yuru yuri has cute girls who definitely want to and sometimes do kiss eachother
*true to their roles the character with chinatsu's voice in yuriyushiki can not keep her hands off of yui-chan but i think in yuyushiki this pairing is much more shippable than it is in yuru yuri
This are both stories about high school girls having unused club room for they own. Both are comedies with cute characters which you will like from the start. Both series are super cute and funny.
These two shows are exactly the same. Exactly. The. Same. Except maybe one is a complete rip off of the other
Both Yuru Yuri and Yuyushiki are slice-of-life comedies concentrating on a number of girls. They both involve these girls in a club that does nothing, and it turns mundane situations into jokes. They both also have a number of yuri jokes in them higher than the average slice-of-life anime, yuri jokes being the point of Yuru Yuri actually, though they appear about once an episode in Yuyushiki.
Both are about 14 to 15 year old girls, their school lives, and yuri. Both are very funny, at times heartwarming, and always cute and moe to the max!
Same type of humor, though YuruYuri's humor is more "everywhere", and focuses on more romantic comedy antics, and Yuyushiki's humor depends on the girls' strange thoughts, and is more trivia-based and shows the fun of being a young high school student.
Both anime have a girl named Yui who have similar personalities and even the same voice actress, and also a wild pink-haired girl who likes the Yui, both pink girls voiced by the same VA as well.
Yuyushiki's main focus is three girls, but YuruYuri focuses on an entire big group.
The humor is almost exactly the same. The story begins with them joining a club with no members. Also, yuri feels are included.
-Both follow a group of cute girls and what sorts of experiences (often funny and moe) they get into.
-Both very light-hearted slice-of-life comedies with yuri, though it is very subtle in Yuyushiki unlike Yuru Yuri (hence the "Yuri").
Both are mainly for spectacle and humor.
Both are of shoujo genre.
Opening Theme"Yuriyurarararayuruyuri Daijiken (ゆりゆららららゆるゆり大事件)" by Nanamori Chu☆Goraku Bu (七森中☆ごらく部)
Ending Theme"My Pace de Ikimashou (マイぺースでいきましょう)" by Nanamori Chu☆Goraku Bu (七森中☆ごらく部)
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