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Yuru Yuri Half Season Review [Completed]

Yuru Yuri is ending!

Let’s try something new.

69 images.

All raw and unedited.

Thoughts on episodes in between.


Who wears Santa Claus clothes close to Christmas, when it’s WINTER and FUCKING COLD? You’d think that sentence makes no sense since Santa’s clothes are thick as Santa but the Santa Claus clothes Kyouko wears in Episode 7 use SHORT SKIRTS and T-SHIRTS. I mean, I’m not even that stupid. Not that I’d wear skirts when it’s summer, but I don’t even wear shorts or t-shirts when it’s summer. Alright, fine, I wear t-shirts, but only because I’M WEARING BOTH A T-SHIRT AND A LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT, SIMULTANEOUSLY. DURING SUMMER.

I wonder if Chintasu was really interested in the Mirakurun show, as she looked so captivated by it…





Notice how they hardly show the males’ faces, even when those couples were walking in front of Yui and Ayano. Sexism! Feminists and Masculinists rage!

Since I’ve never went to a private or Asian school, I’ve always wondered – isn’t it hard having casual clothes and school clothes too? Since you hardly ever wear your casual clothes, so at most you should have only like four different shirts. Though, uh, I’m not an exactly reliable person to ask as I only have like five shirts (three of them red) and I don’t even have an uniform.

I guess the student council president participated in the date thing too, but didn’t get a number – I thought it was strange that Akari would worry about not getting a number when there’s an even number of people, but if there’s an odd number of people, it all makes sense. Notice how they never show the entire room, as that would show her before she was ‘properly’ introduced. I’m sure there’s a trope for this, and Yuru Yuri executed that brilliantly, compared to, say, No. 6 (yes, I’m saying that a moe slice-of-life comedy’s plot devices are better than a serious sci-fi political intrigue).







Nobody noticed the difference between Chizuru and Chitose’s eye colours?

I wonder if Chitose was purposefully acting like seeming she sucks at lying in the lying game in Episode 8, but she’s too nice to troll people. Of course, only a troll can be so nice the entire time, so by seeming like a nice person, she makes it obvious that she’s a troll. Since she obviously knows that she’s telling everybody that she’s a troll by seeming like a nice person, there has to be a reason that she does that, and thus she might not actually be one; yet, if she thought of that, she could merely stop reasoning after that and make us feel doubt in ourselves as to what she really is planning. CHITOSE ACTUALLY IS MAYURI IN DISGUISE. I’m honestly shocked nobody realizes that Mayuri was the final mastermind of everything in Steins;Gate. The story fucking revolves around her. Of course, if Chitose is Mayuri then Mayuri must be as smart as Chitose, and thus know that such an obvious disguise I’M THINKING TOO HARD and I don’t understand what I’m saying anyways




How did Rise get elected to become student council president anyways, if nobody knows who she is (actually, I know who she is – she’s Saito’s daughter)? Isn’t being on student council in Japan basically child labour, as they have to do so much (mandatory) work? It’s easy to say that ‘oh, they’re just volunteering’, but isn’t this a little bit TOO much?

I really doubt school trips are actually like this – I haven’t been on one, but I imagine they’re more ‘hey guys look at this, it’s EDUCATION EAT IT, EAT IT ALL UP OR I’LL SHOVE IT DOWN YOUR THROATS BUT IT’S ALREADY SHOVED DOWN YOUR THROATS NOW HAVE ANOTHER PLATE-TRUCK’. I went to a sauna once and it was HOT AS HELL and I think my foot somehow cramped because of it. But it was alright because it was in a Mexican resort that would’ve been the same if it were in Cuba, Malaysia, or Western Africa cause we never really went out of the resort. There was unlimited food but I don’t think I ate enough to cover the bill for having the unlimited food.







I wonder who voice acted them as little kids? I think that a person in her twenties acted as Hakase in Nichijou, which was frankly disturbing, but oh well. Even in American movies children play as children and babies play as babies. Since y’know babies can’t do anything else but play.

The whole talk about Kyouko going back to normal was rather interesting – not because it was heartwarming, but because it shows how people are naturally resistant to change. Is that good? Is that bad? I don’t know. It wasn’t resistant to change per se (as you can obviously see how Kyouko changed from a child), but rather, resistant to rapid change. Nichijou had this too, as Nano didn’t want to grow out of her old appearance of being screwy, simply as a force of habit. The grass is always greener on the other side, and when you go to the other side… you’ll find that the grass you originally were in is greener than ever before.

I’m sure somebody’s going to branch off from here and talk about whether quickly accepting things is good (for example, if you’re on a plane and suddenly SNAKES MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES IN YOUR MOTHERFUCKING PANTS, it’s probably better to quickly accept that there actually are SNAKES MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES IN YOUR MOTHERFUCKING PANTS) or bad (for example, if the president suddenly becomes evil and threatens to nuke the world, it’s probably better to kill him immediately instead of waiting and thinking ‘hmm, maybe his becoming evil will give us a new outlook on life?’), but I’m not that person. I’m the guy who posts SIXTY-NINE UNEDITED SCREENSHOTS IN A SINGLE POST











RIVALUN ;___________________________;

The final episode was ridiculously moe – it just wasn’t that funny. When Akari tumbled down in a barrel into a fucking river and nobody cared, that was just ridiculous. I didn’t laugh. I was fucking shocked that people might actually do this.

I understand it’s a cartoon and all, but… this, contrasted to the light-heartedness of all the other pranks, just doesn’t feel right. I can take it if Sasahara is blasted by rockets, because it’s established early on that he can be blasted by rockets; I can take it if Tom is brutally wounded by a spiked hammer, because it’s established early on that he can be wounded by a spiked hammer. But in a show like Yuru Yuri, even if it’s established early on that Akari has no presence, that didn’t prepare me for when nobody even cared about her when she went tumbling down the river. Bad taste if anything.


(Protip: Chinatsu has an evil twin, Chinoka, who did evil things to the main characters when they were little kids and is currently looking in shock at what Chinatsu is currently doing. Chinoka is also a salmon. That’s why Chinatsu’s hair colour is pink.)

Chizuru isn’t even in the student council, why is she on the student council side? I thought they would go with the ‘Akari’s actually really good at Othello, but NOBODY PLAYS IT so she can’t show off her abilities’ joke, but the ‘not even her stones have presence!’ joke was also pretty nice. The former does add unnecessary extra controversy, which may lead to some disgruntled critics to comment on how society overvalues some abilities, while undervaluing other abilities that take the same amount of mastery to achieve. But I’m not that critic, I’m the guy who posts UNEDITED IMAGES, SIXTY-NINE OF THEM in a single post.

P.S. Kyouko is an otamot
P.P.S. SHE TOOK OFF HER TOMATO!!! Or did somebody else take it off… (Yuru Yuri is surprisingly pure, even Chitose’s FINAL ASSAULT wasn’t the least bit sexual in nature.)










It’s funny, both Mari and little Chinatsu have KYUBEY IN THEIR HAIR
KYUBEY KYUBEY EVERYWHERE
AS UBIQUITOUS AS THE AIR
HE CAN HIDE AND YOU WON’T STARE
CAUSE YOU WON’T KNOW THAT HE’S THERE
KYUBEY KYUBEY EVERYWHERE
HE COULD BE RIGHT UNDER YOUR CHAIR
LITTLE CHILDREN PLEASE BEWARE
HE’LL GRANT A WISH BUT MAKE YOU SWEAR

KYUBEY IS AN EVIL GUY
HE LOOKS LIKE AN EVIL SPY
KYUBEY SEEMS LIKE A SMALL FRY
BUT HE’S ACTUALLY THE
FINAL
BOSS

KYUBEY KYUBEY LOOKS SO CUTE
BUT IF YOU ARE QUITE ASTUTE
YOU’LL SEE THAT HE IS JUST A BRUTE
HE’S EVIL AND HE WILL POLLUTE
KYUBEY KYUBEY LOOKS SO CUTE
BUT IF YOU FOLLOW HIS BAD ROUTE
YOU’LL SEE THAT HE WILL JUST RECRUIT
YOUR BODY AND YOUR SOUL TO BOOT

YOU CAN NOT TRUST, YOU CANNOT TRUST KYUBEY
HE’LL MAKE YOU DEAD, LIKE A SCRAWNY TREE
YOU’D MAKE A NICE WISH, AND YOU’D SAY WHOOPEE
BUT PLEASE DON’T, JUST PLEASE DON’T AGREE
YOU CAN NOT TRUST, YOU CANNOT TRUST KYUBEY
TO HIM YOU’RE JUST, JUST A TINY FLEA
IF YOU CONTRACT, GOD’LL JUST DECREE
THAT YOU’RE
DEAD
DEAD
ALREADY DEAD

KYUBEY KYUBEY EVERYWHERE
ASK FOR ENERGY; HE WON’T SHARE
YOU CAN POUT, SAY HE’S UNFAIR
BUT HE’LL EASILY DECLARE
KYUBEY KYUBEY EVERYWHERE
AS UBIQUITOUS AS THE AIR
HE CAN HIDE AND YOU WON’T STARE
CAUSE YOU WON’T
CAUSE YOU WON’T

CAUSE YOU WON’T KNOW…

THAT HE’S THERE!!!!!







Just like Nichijou, Yuru Yuri focuses on many different characters and the relationships between the characters. I’d write a paragraph comparing the two, but I’ll write a paragraph comparing the two.

The ending of Nichijou is exactly like the ending of Yuru Yuri – a bang ending that goes through most of the characters and leaves us laughing (or tries to leave us laughing) until the very end. A bit before that, in the last two episodes, EMOTIONAL THINGS happen, making us realize just how far we’ve progressed with these characters, and how endearing they are now.

Both are slices of life, and both don’t just have to do with school, as school plays almost no part in both, apart from as a setting for the story. The focus is on the main characters’ lives, and their relationship with other characters. People are interconnected, and both hammer this in, with numerous connections between people that were previously unconnected (Mio’s sister with Gungirl and Daifuku-man being Mohawk’s father; Chinatsu bullying them when they were young and her sister being friends of Akari’s sister, who DIDN’T APPEAR AT ALL IN THE ANIME WOW LOOK AT MY FACE I’M CRYING BLOOD). Of course, the final, deepest connection between both of them – both had ridiculous hair colours. I mean seriously, Akari’s mother has black hair, so her pink hair must come from… her father…

I’m not sure which one I /enjoyed/ better. Yuru Yuri was cuter, while Nichijou was cooler.

Meh, cute isn’t cool enough.

Overall Rating: 6/10 (Amazing)












tl;dr: YURU YURI SEASON TWO WHENNNNN

P.P.P.S. Somebody said in their season preview that all of the girls in Yuru Yuri seemed exactly the same. Now that this season has passed, I think they’ve definitely got their own characters, characters that can’t be summed up as one trope or two. Casting this anime aside as ‘just another show about cute girls doing cute things’ is like me casting Madoka aside in the first weeks of Winter for being ‘just another magical girl show’.
P.P.P.P.S. I also now realize that Madoka is the only magical animanga I have ever started read/watching. ‘Just another’ doesn’t even work here… :|

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