Ranked #4788
Yurumates

Yurumates

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゆるめいつ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 24, 2009
Duration: 37 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.541 (scored by 2121 users)
Ranked: #47882
Popularity: #3481
Members: 4,152
Favorites: 3
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Synopsis

Yurume, an 18-year old "ronin" and recent high school graduate, has high hopes of being accepted and attending Tokyo University. She moves into an apartment complex, the Maison du Wish, located on the outskirts of Tokyo where other ronins living there are studying for upcoming college acceptance exams.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aida, Yurume
Aida, Yurume
Main
Momoi, Haruko
Japanese
Momoi, Haruko
Tanaka, Kumi
Tanaka, Kumi
Main
Matsuki, Miyu
Japanese
Matsuki, Miyu
Matsukichi
Matsukichi
Main
Hino, Satoshi
Japanese
Hino, Satoshi
Kawano, Sae
Kawano, Sae
Main
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Japanese
Kuwatani, Natsuko

Staff

Momoi, Haruko
Momoi, Haruko
Theme Song Performance
saxyun
saxyun
Original Creator

Opening Theme

"Loosey Goosey (るーじー・ぐーじー)" by Halko Momoi

Ending Theme

"Loosey Goosey (るーじー・ぐーじー)" by Momoi Haruko



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Skadi
Aug 15, 2009 3:53 PM
One of my weaknesses as an anime viewer is chibi style animation. There is something so awesomely adorable about it that will make me smile every time I see it. Combined with amusing slice of life storylines make Yurumates an extremely enjoyable viewing delight.

Yurumates features a series of mostly unrelated shorts that follow the tenants of a small apartment building in Tokyo. Since the building is a low rent and fairly rundown because the cast are poor students, most of the humor revolves around the life of a struggling student. This is likely to be a lot more funny for people who read more
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chinaboat
Aug 14, 2009 10:08 PM
A series of short vignettes, each basically an animated version of a 4-koma comic strip, I don't wonder if this isn't a collection of pieces that aired individually but were put together to form this single piece. The humor is very dry of the "Oh, I get it" variety, once again pointing to its print origins. It's been my experience that the drier humor becomes the harder it is to translate (even some British humor is beyond most Americans and vice verse and they, theoretically, speak the same language) and this seems to be what's happening here - to western tastes it's just not that read more
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Credulous
Aug 15, 2009 2:58 PM
Yurumates is an anime that looks like it was made by students of animated film or some form of art/design/web/computer science/thingy. This short 37 minute long OVA is a compilation of short snips that show us the lives of four young people who all suffer from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Especially Kumi.

You have to believe me when I say that there's not much to say about this OVA. It's a slice of life comedy about these people and the things they do as a result of their ADHD. Half the OVA they complain/speak about how hot or cold it is and how they dislike read more
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Ichigo Mashimaro and Yurumates share the easy going slice of life feel along with bits of random thrown in. The jokes are frequent and both casts have similar personality traits/quirks that make the show all the more enjoyable. 
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If you're one of few who have come to
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calls for a cultured mind to appreciate to
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Anime: Chobits: Chibits
Both Yurumates and the Chobits OVA have one strong thing in common: pointless fun. Both focus on comedy and cuteness, Yurumates in a constant Chibi style of artwork about a girl trying to get into college and Chobits about cute little robot helpers delivering panties.

If you are looking for a quick laugh and something not too heavy on story check this out. 
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Charady offer a lot of short jokes connected without regard to chronological importance, most joke are not original and derived from world's classic joke such as the stupid blonde. Gintama with no action sequence and worse artwork it is.

Yurumates follow a ronin (not yet accepted) student Yurumi and her dorm  read more 
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