Yuruyuri – 02
「私とあなたと生徒会」 (Watashi to Anata to Seitokai)
“Me, You, and the Student Council”
I may not have been overly excited about Dogakobo’s adaptation of a “loose lesbian” comedy, but this second episode was amusing enough to make me want to watch a lot more. There’s a certain appeal to anime that manga simply doesn’t have and this episode was a perfect example of it. I enjoyed the humor a heck of a lot even when I had already read about everything that was covered. One part animation and another part seiyuu are attributed to the difference between the two, as seen in Chitose’s wild imagination and uncontrollable nosebleeds. The “yuri” aspect definitely kicked up a fair bit with her arrival, and served as great material with Toyosaki Aki behind the perversions. I didn’t get tired of seeing vice president Ayano (Fujita Saki, of Hatsune Miku fame) slap Chitose either, simply because the comedic timing of each slap was spot on.
Chitose is definitely one of my favorite characters thanks to the humor she brings when her glasses come off and her imagination run wild, turning her into a human blood fountain. She’s also fully aware that Ayano likes Kyouko, despite how much the vice president denies it, leading to some pretty cheeky comments to spur Ayano on. They’re almost like a manzai routine, except Chitose ends up getting smacked for making the smart-ass remarks. It’s silly but oh-so-fun to watch play out, especially with the added yuri flair to the humor. It’ll be a lot of fun watching these two get dragged in the unofficial “Fun Club”, considering that Kyouko has a pretty good chance of beating Ayano on their next test. A natural genius who won’t hesitate to have a strip competition? I think this match has already been decided.
In terms of the light lesbian humor, Kyouko x Ayano are pretty money. In comparison, heated childhood rivals Furutani Himawari (Mimori Suzuko) and Oomura Sakurako (Katou Emiri) do have a bit of an edge though. When they’re not busy trying to kill one another to become the next student council vice president, they’re getting into a lot of yuri-esque situations and blushing like there’s no tomorrow. Sure, it doesn’t lead to anything remotely close to Chitose’s fantasies, but there is “real-life” boob-slapping and whatnot to set them apart. An accidental kiss seems a little more likely between those two than the “competition” too. In any case, they weren’t kidding about Akari having no presence in this series, even though she’s the “main” heroine. Even Yui gets a bit of attention next time when everyone decides to visit her place. She’s only in middle school and already lives alone. Imagine the yuri possibilities. It’s just too bad Yui’s too sensible for that stuff (…and seems to like boys. Psssh).