Yuruyuri – 04
「夏の大収穫祭」 (Natsu no Daishuukakusai)
“The Big Summer Harvest Festival”
I know I was asking for more Chitose last time, but boy does she give me a lot of work with her lesbian delusions. Thanks to her, a third of the images in this post are of the full-length variety. It’s kind of scary how it’s almost second nature for me to put those images together now. I can’t seem to let an opportunity pass by when I see one.
Of those near dozen images, half of them are Ayano x Kyouko moments. Not a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination, given how dishonest Ayano is about her feelings towards Kyouko. Her tsundere personality also makes her a prime candidate for the “receiver” in the relationship, which Chitose makes no mistake about in all her wild delusions. Would I have it any other way? Probably not, at least not when Ayano makes a big deal about forgetting a change of underwear and ends up wearing a yukata the “traditional” style. Most of the time, the vice president brings it upon herself anyway, so there’s all the more reason for her to be on the bottom.
In contrast to Chitose’s imagination, I find it kind of funny how Kyouko is a completely different beast when it comes to Chinatsu. Her reaction to Yui “stealing” Chinatsu left me wondering what Ayano would do if she saw Kyouko kissing Chinatsu. In all likelihood she’d probably just be shocked and quietly slip away, but there’s always the possibility it’ll be enough for her to break free of her inhibitions and make a claim on Kyouko. That’s not to say I expect it to be anywhere near Kyouko’s level of wanting to dress up Chinatsu as Mirakurun and doing this and that to her though. Ayano clearly wants to spend more time with Kyouko, but there hasn’t been much indication that her interest in Kyouko is remotely close to what Chitose has in mind. I just want to see her being a little more honest with herself, as I do with all tsundere characters. She made some good strides towards the end, except it was with Chitose instead of a “confession” to Kyouko. (I guess it can still be considered progress…)
It’s no secret that Yuruyuri likes to play up the mismatched unrequited pairings, so I’d imagine there will be plenty of opportunities for something to happen. All I’m really hoping for is a reaction similar to Ayano and Kyouko’s envious stare at Yui’s well-endowed chest. I’d love it if it turned out to be more of a yuri tease though, simply because anything like Sakurako’s livid reactions over Himawari’s bust size quickly becomes sheer comic relief and we already have plenty of that from those two. What I’d like to see are more accidental moments that put Chitose over the anemic edge and send her to heaven a happy girl. That made for some good laughs and some light yuri, so hopefully there will be more of it just around the corner.
Four episodes in, I’m actually starting to feel a bit bad for Akari. The ongoing gag about her lack of presence has gotten a bit old, and it’s kind of a catch twenty-two for it to improve when she doesn’t have it in her to be the catalyst in a scene. Hopefully they’ll throw her a bone soon too. Hang in there Akarin.
* Is it just me, or do the characters look pretty cool in casual clothes?
* For easy reference, the full-length images are numbers 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 30, 31, and 34. I even made an extra one that’s not part of the set.