Yoru no Kurage wa Oyogenai

Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yorukura
Japanese: 夜のクラゲは泳げない
English: Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2024 to Jun 23, 2024
Premiered: Spring 2024
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.841 (scored by 3405934,059 users)
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Ranked: #9202
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Popularity: #2155
Members: 97,162
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Mahiru Kouzuki, a skilled artist, gives up on her passion after her elementary school classmates ridicule her colorful jellyfish mural. Several years later, upon encountering an unexpected admirer in Kano Yamanouchi—a former idol with a troubled past—Mahiru decides to pursue her childhood dreams once more.

Tasked with designing the mascot for Kano's new music project, JELEE, Mahiru enlists the help of her childhood friend and professional streamer Kiui Watase to make JELEE's first music video. Together with Kim Anouk Mei Takanashi, a pianist and fan of Kano's work as an idol, the girls aim to turn JELEE into a global hit. However, if they want to succeed in this ambitious endeavor, they will first have to free themselves from the shackles of their pasts.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takeshita, Ryouhei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Irodori (イロドリ)" by KanoeRana (カノエラナ) (eps 2-11)

Ending Theme

1: "1-nichi wa 25-jikan. (1日は25時間。)" by Anna Tsurushima (ツルシマアンナ) (eps 2,6-8,10-11)
2: "Saikyou Girl (最強ガール)" by JELEE (eps 3)
3: "Tsuki no Ondo (月の温度)" by JELEE (eps 4)
4: "Shibuya Aquarium (渋谷アクアリウム)" by JELEE (eps 5)
5: "1-nichi wa 25-jikan. (1日は25時間。)" by JELEE (eps 12)


Jul 22, 2024
I'm not big on reviews and especially not fond of cute girls doing cute things even shojos are a stretch (i still think old school shojos did it best) but for whatever reasons this series found a way to conquer my heart. I can't speak about the quality of said characters or whatnot not even if the story was satifying at the end but for me it made me care about this group of four girls. They are kind of lost kind of not and just need the right people to be able to realize their worth. They tear each other from time to time ...
Jul 6, 2024
Mixed Feelings
After watching two Bang Dream anime and being completely put off by everything about the early episodes of Girls Band Cry and drop it, I tried my luck with the actual title of the girls band/idol-ish subgenre I wanted to watch, which is this. As expected, it is the only one I enjoyed and the only one I thought it was overall decent and worth a watch, but still only so barely.

Despite grouping it into that subgenre, the truth is that the girls here do not actually form a band, but more like an artistic group where just one of the girls writes and sings. ...
Jul 13, 2024
YoruKura is an anime that was incredibly close to being a solid recommendable show. Sadly, the final few episodes felt messy and ended up detracting from all of the good themes and ideas it was building up along the way. This was a result of failing to utilise its characters effectively, sidelining positive plotlines and pointless pandering.

The art and animation quality is the one positive thing which remained throughout this anime, with a unique style. However, the music is subpar for an anime that is meant to be partially about music, and none of the songs particularly stand out as memorable. In most cases, ...

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