With both YuruYuri and Nichijou airing, this season has been a great one for comedies.
YuruYuri follows in the footsteps of Azumanga Daioh, Lucky Star and K-On in chronicling the lives of a group of high school girls. The main variation on the theme in YuruYuri is the abundance of explicit yuri elements. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
When watching a comedy, there is only one question that matters to me: is it funny?
For YuruYuri, I can say yes. The jokes are generally fresh and funny, the pacing is tight and upbeat, and the characters are unique. Kyoko, in particular, is a joy to watch— she is always full of surprises. Akari’s eternal invisibility is amusing, as are her opening eyecatches, and Chinatsu is downright evil, which makes for some good fun too.
On the negative side, one joke in particular goes a bit too far— the nosebleeds. When Kyoko and Ayane do anything suggestive, Chitose takes off her glasses, puts on her yuri goggles, and bleeds out her nose. Her visions were funny, but after twenty or so times it was a bit much.
Otherwise, it was a great comedy— funny, fresh and with characters who can keep your attention. Assuming you don’t mind the yuri, of course.
- Plot / Script – B – Consistently entertaining and funny.
- Characters – A – I loved Kyoko especially.
- Production – B – Who cares as long as it’s funny.
- Overall – B
Recommendations – K-On, Lucky Star, Softenni, Saki