Yuru Yuri

Alt title: YURUYURI - Happy Go Lily

TV (12 eps)
3.879 out of 5 from 8,577 votes
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It's the first day of middle school for Akari, and the enthusiastic girl is determined to reinvent her personality and have tons of fun in the process. Along with her friends, mischievous Kyouko, serious Yui, and adorable Chinatsu, the girl joins the Amusement Club, a group for students who just want to hang out and joke around! Over the year, the girls befriend upperclassmen, impersonate their favorite magical girl characters, and develop crushes... sometimes even on each other!

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Middle School Debut!

Episode 1

Middle School Debut!

Me and You and the Student Council

Episode 2

Me and You and the Student Council

You Wanna Come Visit!?...Yeah, Let's Go!

Episode 3

You Wanna Come Visit!?...Yeah, Let's Go!

Summer Harvest

Episode 4

Summer Harvest

When Akari and the Cicadas Cry

Episode 5

When Akari and the Cicadas Cry

Art Arter Artist

Episode 6

Art Arter Artist

Christmas

Episode 7

Christmas

April Fool's

Episode 8

April Fool's

This Summer Isn't Scary

Episode 9

This Summer Isn't Scary

It's called a school trip, but what are we here to study?

Episode 10

It's called a school trip, but what are we here to study?

Our Amusement Club

Episode 11

Our Amusement Club

Everyone's Poka Poka at Training Camp

Episode 12

Everyone's Poka Poka at Training Camp

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Reviews

FringeBenefits
1

This show is remarkable. It exists in something like a perfect void of anime cliches. Nothing original can get in, and nothing entertaining can get out. I've seen my share of bad anime, but even the worst ones have some redeeming values... or at least they can inspire quality rants about how bad they are. Yuru Yuri, however, defeats even my nearly-endless reserves of snark. It's so terrible that I can't make fun of it. Readers, I tried. I tried my damndest, over the course of the two-and-a-half episodes I was able to stomach, to think up some really clever, sarcastic things to say about the total lack of thought that went into this anime, but it defeated me. I was all set for ridicule, and all I felt was apathy and nausea. What about it is so bad, you ask? In brief: there's no plot, no character depth, no interesting conflicts, no humor worth noting, no clever character designs, and not even any catchy music aside from an opening theme that gets stuck in your head and refuses to leave until you forcibly vacate it from your brain with an axe. Perfect example: the show's main character, the one we're supposed to identify with, is so lacking in anything interesting about her that both the show itself and the other characters can't even remember her name. It's like a running gag. In almost any other show, that would almost be funny. Yuru Yuri wastes the joke's potential. The other characters are just as bland: Otaku Girl, Tsundere Girl, Loli Girl, Stoic Girl, Pevert Girl, Pettanko Girl, Other Tsundere Girl, and Obligatory Rei Ayanami/Yuki Nagato Clone Girl. Those aren't even summaries, those are their entire characters. Every single one of those character types has been done to death in countless other, better anime. The only thing that defines them all is that they're all lesbians, and let's face it: in 2011/2012, lesbianism in anime isn't that big a deal. I said before that Yuru Yuri couldn't even inspire decent snark in me, but there was one thing that made me despair: that my favorite seiyuu, Emiri Katou, who was so wonderful in Lucky Star and Puella Magi Madoka Magica, had a part in this travesty. That they would hire Katou-san and not give her anything better than the part of Pettanko Girl is almost enough to get me raging... but the industry and hard times being what they are, I suppose I can't fault Katou-san for paying her bills. So, in conclusion: Yuru Yuri is an abyss. Gaze upon it and know what utter pointlessness feels like. And they're giving THIS a second season instead of Lucky Star. Truly there is no God.

DawnHibiki
10

Originally in December 2nd, 2015 in my deviantART page, then I decided to finally post this review in here. I watched Yuru Yuri all three seasons back in late 2015, and not only that it's one of the best slice of life comedies I've seen, but it's also one of the best anime I've ever watched, because it's so damn light-hearted and funny!  The things that I really love most about Yuru Yuri is how pleasing for me to watch, and I really love the endearing characters, with each of them having unique personalities. Every single character has her own personality and behavior, and they have a relationship with each other, hence the word "Yuri" in the title.It began with Akari Akaza being a protagonist of the show, and she gets to join the Amusement Club alongside her friends, Kyoko Toshino and Yui Funami.  Eventually, Chinatsu Yoshikawa was convinced to join the Amusement Club as well, in which she was originally intended to join the tea ceremony club with her older sister.  As the time went on, Akari were lacking in presense, considering the fact that other girls in the Amusement Club had more screen time, particularly Kyoko.  Fortunately, this doesn't stop Akari from being such a memorable character, because her running gag of the "lack" of presence is also what makes her special, and her personality is really charming.My favorite character of the show is Himawari Furutani, because she's one of the coolest, most graceful characters I've seen in the anime.  She's also extremely nice, but she gets to argue with Sakurako Oomuro, because Sakurako gets jealous of Himawari's physical values, such as her breasts being annoying to Sakurako.  Despite of that, Himawari does appear to hold feelings for her, and she often helps her with her homework.  Himawari is voiced by Mimori Suzuko, and she's one of my favorite seiyus since I've listened to her as Umi Sonoda!I have to say that Yuru Yuri is definitely one of my favorite anime of all time, along with Spice and Wolf, Madoka Magica, Girls und Panzer, and Sound! Euphonium.  The characters are really entertaining and funny, every episode is great, and the voice acting is incredible. While some other slice of life anime were occasionally funny, this one is consistent, because I hardly get bored of it in one bit.  Also, Himawari is one of my favorite anime girls. Yuru Yuri is the best slice of life comedies I've personally watched.  I literally love everything about it.

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