Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi!+ will air an episode in August and another in September with new opening and ending theme songs.
Aren't we a spoiled bunch. Tokyo T.V. once again gives us two more OVAs. That's 40 more minutes of Yuru Yuri and the cute cast. Were the cookies put into the oven for too long this time? Let's find out. JAPANESE LEARNERS (2/5 Easy to Understand) Do I even need to explain this anymore since I've reviewed Yuru Yuri three separate times, already. Honestly, if you are at the intermediate or advanced level, then you should have no problem watching this anime without subtitles. Once again, you newbies can use this OVA as an excellent resource for your studies as the phrases and vocabulary are easy to learn. STORY It's summer time again which means we must be going to the beach, right? No. Okay, maybe we will go camping again. No. You said water balloons. Oh my, there is nothing better than cute Yuru Yuri chicks wearing bikini's throwing water balloons at each other. Wrong! They are still wearing their clothes. Okay, that was my ecchi side. Let me get straight to the point. Over 13 minutes of the first OVA episode took place in the club room where they looked at pictures from the camping trip and there were no parodies present at all. It was dreadful, and had I not been an anime reviewer I would have turned off my computer right away, but I must bring you anime otakus high-quality reviews. The second OVA had a much better story. The girls have a sleepover together in two separate groups. The group with Kyouko wanted to get a picture of her negao (sleeping face). The nice thing about the second OVA was the Super Smash Bros. and Animal Crossing parodies, which were a welcome treat. Unlike the first OVA, this OVA was much funnier and entertaining. ANIMATION If there was one thing that went well with the OVAs, it was the animation. Once again, I loved how the characters were presented and how the environments looked, even if that time was short. Don't let me forget that you can see Kyouko's SOUND Let me just say that Yuru Yuri doesn't exactly have the greatest OST in the anime universe. Even while writing this review just after 5 minutes of watching the OVAs, I can't even remember any music. The opening and ending songs are also not that great either. CHARACTERS There really isn't much to say about the characters since they all maintain their previous personalities from the original anime. No new characters are added. Kyouko and Akari still are my favorite characters. FINAL VERDICT That was my face after watching the first OVA. We all like cookies when they first come out of the oven. They are sweet and chewy. That is how the first and second season of Yuru Yuri are presented. Unfortunately, the first OVA was left in the oven for too darn long and it left a burnt taste in my mouth. The second OVA was much better. Here is the gist of it, skip the first OVA and watch the second OVA unless you have some kind of OCD where you have to watch every anime episode (like me). Like my reviews? Want to learn Japanese? Stop by my profile and leave me a message. As always, hope you enjoy my review and thanks for reading until the end. Don't forget to hit that like and follow button!!!