Yuria is a humanoid dutch wife (love doll). A female android designed with the sole purpose of being the sex slave of her master. But she has one flaw. She doesn't want to be a dutch wife. After escaping from her creator, she meets Kubo Shunsuke, who gives her a place to stay. Hilarity is bound to ensue as she battles her programming, which draws her towards him, and pretty much any other man she comes across.
Yuria 100 Shiki is a hilarious Mature, Ecchi, Romantic, Comedy with an outrageous Sci-fi plot about some professor creating a humanoid love doll named Yuria. Well she managed to escape and somehow ended up in the care of a University student (Kubo Shunsuke). From there the story progresses nicely, with each chapter basically having its own mini story and its own perverted theme. Sure there are some nice developments here and there but it is pretty obvious that the repetitive story isn’t its strong point.
The characters, even with so few of them, are very enjoyable to read. Yuria the love doll is just as horny
as… well words cannot describe, which makes all the perverted occurrences happen so frequently and so hysterically. Shunsuke is the guy on the receiving end and it is quite amazing how he can remain obstinate through Yuria’s X-Rated advances, but any healthy guy reading this will be wondering “why?” There are a few others but they only conveniently appear when needed.
I must say that the artwork is pretty impressive for this kind of manga, with a lot of detail put into the characters (mostly in the ecchi moments). The panels are arranged neatly and the environments are also nicely drawn, whenever the mangaka’s bothered to include it. However there are times when it looks weird, like when it shows the character's side view.
Overall Yuria 100 Shiki is as ecchi as a manga can get, which makes it borderline pornographic, but that doesn’t matter because it’s so damn funny. Those who have read My Balls can expect the same kind of ecchi experience in this manga. When reading this manga; be sure to throw any thoughts of logic and sensibility right out the window, because you won’t need them here.
*Be warned though, there's a lot of sexual content.*
[Reviewing till chapter 54]
Overall score: A high 8 (8.64)
[Notable pickings: Puns: 8 l Hilarious misunderstandings: 10 l Ecchi : 8 l Good guys: 8 l Wrestling features: 7 l Ability to draw relation of normal stuff into ecchi stuff: 10 l Comedy: 9 ]
The story started off as a dutch wife living with a man who resisted her in every attempt to do ecchi stuff, but later a lot of new characters and events turn up, and the story is literally brimming with comedy. Wrestling moves are seen every now and then, and some wrestling notes were noted in quite a lot of
chapters after volume (?).
The story can be described as a "living with dutch wives" story plot, so expect to see lots of ecchi, slice-of-life moments with quirks thrown in. From chapter 4x (vol.6), there is a America-Japan rivalry parody in the form of dutch wives starting, and this just makes the series even funnier!
However, I found some features lacking, like Dr. Akiba, who appears and then disappears every few chapters, and always loses the Yuria Type dutch wives he creates. A little strange here..
Art is considerably weak, given its stellar comedy grades. There were quite a lot of panels where I didn't get what they were doing, and at some critical points, not sure if "the deed was done". Expressions were often drawn with little details, and emotions not very clear with just reference to art.
O yea, and there are a lot of similarities between the art in quite a few characters in this series, especially in the faces of the female characters.
There are quite a few good guys in this series, which is refreshing. The reactions they have towards the dutch wives' actions differ quite a lot from each other, which is interesting as well.
Personality-wise, I dun dislike any of the main characters, but some of the main characters react quite strangely. For example, Maria, who keeps getting info that her bf is probably cheating, seems super tolerant, although her personality doesn't seem to be like that.
From volume 6 onwards, Lucy's appearance starts a Japan-American rivalry that spice things up further, and seems to show clearly some culture gaps regarding ecchi stuff (although some of Lucy's acts seem to liberal, even for USA).
The characters were stable in their personalities thruout the series and character development could be seen for some of them, but isn't a very prominent feature.
Puns. Hilarious misunderstandings. The ability to turn non-ecchi stuff into very ecchi topics. Exaggerated expressions. Some action comedy (like Shunsuke's wrestling). Some yellow jokes (Yuria and Lucy).
I'm absolutely awed at the brilliance of the comedy featured in this series. "The mangaka is a genius!"