How does it feel when you’re still on Nachuyachumi?
Just watch Yuru Yuri!
BUCKINGHAM! WORRY NOT, ANGKOR WAT! FAI FAI BEACH! NO WAY NIAGARA! - Ayano Sugira Puns
For a show that will be airing in Fall 2015, which we all know would be “San-Hai!” TYO animations did air us two special episodes, just for the sake of better review from everyone. I, myself enjoyed watching Yuru Yuri series from Dogakobo and now the TYO, which they made a good effort on the Nachuyachumi, one year ago. So now I will be reviewing on this anime before making my way to the 3rd season of Yuru Yuri.
story basically picked up from where they left from Nachuyachumi, continuing their everyday lives in summer, playing water fights and etc, while the second episode is more like friends bonding before summer ends. So yeah basically slice of life. On other hand, Akari Akaza has more screen time than the previous seasons where the staff love to troll her even though she is "the supposedly to be main protagonist", but for this staff, I wonder if they will troll her or not. Well, we shall see how it goes for Akari in season 3, hopefully she won't get trolled too much. xD Overall, the story is understandable, not too complex since it's a slice of life.
The animations aren't so bad, no weird or akward animations, nicely done, the new character designs are also quite appealing though i prefer more on season 1 and 2. Not too saturated or too bland, so good job TYO Animations.
The OP song is really catchy, did enjoy listening it. I'm glad that most of the original seiyuus are still voice acting all the four main characters just like season 1 and 2, well if everything change, then i would feel meh... But for now, I'm happy to still hear their voices especially Akari and Kyouko.
I love Akari in this series, since she get to have more screen time before and Sugira Ayano, how i miss her with her puns even though she didn't use much puns on this occasion but hopefully the third season, her puns would come back xD. Kyouko on the other hand, always give a comedic scenes which make us laugh and also how stealthy she is when she takes pictures of the girls sleeping.
Anyway, with two specials finished airing. It was fun and enjoyable to watch, TYO animations did good job here, still maintains all the genres back from season 1 and season 2, but they are more focused on slice of life genre, but still it's enjoyable to watch, i can't wait for the third season which would begin airing in October, so hopefully TYO can make Yuru Yuri San Hai, a splendid season.
The Cute Girls Doing Cute Things (CGDCT) formula reportedly found its roots in shows such as Azumanga Daioh. The concept was simple enough: Introduce a group of girls that are going to some school and give them all unique character traits, using their day-to-day interaction as the basis for light-hearted hilarity and possibly some drama. After noticing the warm reception some of these prototypical CGDCT shows were receiving, many studios decided to make their own tweaks to the formula. Some ideas included marrying the Slice of life (SOL) style of show with another concept, giving rise to such variations as Cute Girls in Pop Band,
and Cute girls in Purgatory. Another idea was to tweak the aesthetic, further popularising the ‘moe’ art style. Over time, the formula was further refined, as each trope and character trait which initially reflected some aspect of the human condition was slowly twisted into something artificial and sinister. Shortcuts to human emotions were found and exploited, and soon the CGDCT formula hit critical mass: Yuru Yuri was born.
‘Nachuyachumi! +’ is a pair of extra episodes for the Yuru Yuri addicts; a bone thrown to those eagerly waiting for a third season of the franchise, made to follow up from the movie (Nachuyachumi!). Suffice to say, if you want an introduction to the series, there’s no real reason for you to start with this couple of episodes instead of with the first season: it comes across in the writing that it’s generally expected you have seen the series up to this point, such as when characters reference past gags.
The plot is straightforward enough. True to its title, a significant portion of ‘Nachuyachumi! +’ is spent reflecting on and building upon the events in Nachuyachumi! Now back from their camping trip, the main four cast members spend the remainder of the summer vacation creating fun memories. After an impromptu session taking funny pictures of each other, the main cast spend time looking over photos they had taken during their camping trip. Misunderstandings, physical comedy, and hints of romance between characters make up the bulk of the content. Kyoko is as mischievous and arrogant as ever, Yui cracks a smile, and Chinatsu is at least half as scary as you’d expect her to be.
The opening and ending songs are light hearted and energetic, but stand out entirely differently from each other. The opening is a strange and arguably corny slap-bass mishmash, while the ending is a very well balanced composition that totally fits the mood of the show.
There is a simple joy that can be found in the achievement of simple goals, and a theme that makes itself known through ‘Nachuyachumi! +’ is just that: the creation of something tangible from the summation of many trivial things, or to put it another way, the achievement of many seemingly irrelevant and simple goals leads to the creation of a joyful memory: a personal piece of history that can be looked back upon with nostalgia. The cast set out to have fun and create good memories, and they achieve this through the completion of many simple and arbitrary tasks, whether it’s staging a sumo wrestling match, playing catch with water balloons, or even conspiring to take a picture of Kyoko while she’s asleep.
One disappointment was that too much of the second episode was spent watching the cast play various video games with each other, which wound up feeling stale almost immediately. Seeing the characters interact with each other in person is a strong suit of the show, so having them sitting still in a room only virtually interacting meant there was an even stronger reliance of previously established relations between the characters for such events to be engaging.
N!+ is not profound. It’s not a leap forward or change of direction for the Yuru Yuri universe. What it is, is a cute and enjoyable stocking filler fit to tide over Yuru Yuri fans as they wait for the third season, and at the end of the day, a worthy addition to the franchise.
Even with a 1 hour OVA, the creators knew that it simply wasn't enough for us Yuru Yuri fans so they gave us 48 mins. more!
Extra episodes of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi!
The extra episodes takes place after the summer camp in Nachuyachumi. All they did was pretty much typical stuff that you'd expect in summer time like water balloon fights, playing video games, and etc.
Compared to the 1 hour OVA, the extra episodes actually made me laugh more than the OVA but the comedy is still lacking compared to the Second Season. The atmosphere is roughly the same as the OVA.
have seen the OVA (I'm sure that you did) then the animation is nothing different. The animation still looks amazing.
Ohh, the OSTs that plays when they look back at their summer camp memories. It's just beautiful. The rest of the soundtrack are the same so they're not worth mentioning. Now the OP and ED theme song(s)
The OP theme song is "Yurishurashushushu" by Nanamori Chu?Goraku Bu and the ED theme song is Ohirune Universe" by Nanamori Chu?Goraku Bu. I'm beginning to suspect that TYO Animations is slightly better at producing Yuru Yuri openings than the previous studio because this is better than the 1st season's OP. Better than the 2nd Season's OP...Ehh, no. The ED theme song is decent.
I'm just going to go down through my checklist here first. Main characters returns from the previous seasons, yep..some of the side characters returns from the previous seasons, yep.
The character interactions are great and the show focused on a 2 groups of characters doing things instead of focusing on only 1 of them fooling around.
This was a nice additional 48 minutes episodes. There also seems to be more funny moments here than the OVA. To conclude, I definitely enjoyed the extra episodes.
"Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi+" is a great addition to the series. Even with the extra episodes, there never seems to be enough Yuru Yuri. I demand more NOW!..Just kidding, they can take their time. Aaaand this concludes my Yuru Yuri 4 days review marathon.
+More Funny moments than the OVA
+Great additional 48 minutes of Yuru Yuri OVA.
These two episodes are sequentially after Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi (no plus). Consider them part of the same arc, since they all follow the same theme.
To say that these two episodes topped the first would be disagreeing with my opinion. Not saying that's wrong, but I believed the first was much better in the fact that it was well executed and somewhat of a new idea. While these two episodes ride the wake of Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi, the only real connection is the theme about pictures of the camping trip. While they weren't a bad watch, I can't say I enjoyed them more than the
movie. It was fun watching all the connections and the character interaction, but they simply aren't as powerful as the movie was.
What can I say? I don't find anything wrong with the art. It's cute, simple, and consistent. Personally, I find the art to fit perfectly with the show. The only reason it isn't rated higher is because it doesn't stand out to me. Sure it's great and cute and all, but there's nothing incredible about it.
Same as above. New opening and ending music if I recall correctly, no problems here but it didn't improve nor decrease in quality.
I like the character interaction of this show, and on a whim I'll say that the switching between different groups was a good idea because it helps break the tension and keep things from getting stale. Even though I could never get enough of Kyouko.
Not as great as the movie, but not bad either. I'll take it, because I don't find anything wrong with this show except the fact that it didn't blow me away like the movie did!
All in all, it's worth watching if you liked the camping trip arc. If not, this show has a little bit of content you might enjoy, but it's going to be connecting back to the camping trip and if you don't like that, you probably won't enjoy it. Otherwise, there's never enough Yuru Yuri, right?