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Yuruyuri ♪♪ – 01

「帰ってきた主人公」 (Kaette kita Shujinkou)
“The Protagonist Returns”

It wouldn’t feel right for the new season of Yuruyuri to commence without returning full circle and putting Akari back into the spotlight.

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July 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm Comments (52)

Yuruyuri – 12 (END)

「みんなでポカポカ合宿へ」 (Minna de Pokapoka Gasshuku e)
“A Passionate Overnight Stay with Everyone”

While all the Kyouko melodrama last time would’ve worked fine as a finale, an episode where the Fun Club and Student Council let loose with animal pajamas, reluctant cosplaying, oil barrel baths, and lesbian kissing works just as well if not better.

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September 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm Comments (36)

Yuruyuri – 11

「わたしたちのごらく部」 (Watashi-tachi no Goraku-bu)
“Our Fun Club”

I always thought Chinatsu was a troublemaker, but it’s nice to finally get confirmation of it here. History doesn’t lie! Once a brat, always a brat!

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September 16, 2011 at 12:38 am Comments (21)

Yuruyuri – 10

「修学旅行というが、私たちは一体何を学び修めたのだろう」 (Shuugaku Ryokou to Iu ga, Watashi-tachi wa Ittai Nani wo Manabiosameta no Darou)
“It’s a School Trip, but Exactly What are We Supposed to Have Learned?”

Yuruyuri has always been a mildly amusing series, but this is the first time an episode had me laughing helplessly, stopping to catch my breath, and then laughing helplessly again. I mean come on, Chitose’s bleeding through her eyes! How is that not funny?

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September 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm Comments (31)

Yuruyuri – 09

「今年の夏はこわくない」 (Kotoshi no Natsu wa Kowakunai)
“This Summer Isn’t Scary”

An episode about the transient student council president and a crazy experiment-loving science teacher? Yes please, especially when Shiraishi Ryouko’s voicing the latter, Nishigaki Nana.

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September 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm Comments (24)

Yuruyuri – 08

「エイプリルフール」 (Eipuriru Fuuru)
“April Fool”

Damn, Yuruyuri is absolutely ruthless with its characters. They weren’t kidding about Akari and Chinatsu not getting any screen time beyond the opening scene. It was like a brutally honest form of trolling, much like Chitose’s supposed lies used to mess with Ayano.

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August 24, 2011 at 2:25 am Comments (36)

Yuruyuri – 07

「くり済ませり」 (Kurisumaseri)
“Doing Christmas”

I’m not too sure how to translate the title for this episode, but it sure sounds like a dirty play on words for “Christmas” when the Japanese could be read as “finish and repeat”. Or if you prefer, “do the deed over and over again.”

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August 16, 2011 at 3:50 am Comments (22)

Yuruyuri – 06

「あーと☆あーたー☆あーちすと」 (Aato☆Aataa☆Aachisuto)
“Art☆Arter☆Artist”

Wow, they won’t even let Akari have her short opening message anymore. This is really verging on trolling levels thanks to Kyouko. It’s one thing to joke about how Akari has no presence; it’s downright cruel to take it away from her.

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August 9, 2011 at 1:00 am Comments (31)

Yuruyuri – 05

「あかりとかミンミンゼミとかなく頃に」 (Akari toka Minminzemi toka Naku Koro ni)
“When Akari and the Cicadas Cry”

Gotta love the episode title spoof on Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, but well before Akari was sucked dry by Chinatsu, we had plenty of yuri moments care of my favorite pairing — Kyouko and Ayano. Total count of full-length screen captures this week: thirteen.

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August 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm Comments (47)

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.

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July 26, 2011 at 12:00 am Comments (42)

Yuruyuri – 03

「ウチくる!?・・・いくいくっ!」 (Uchi Kuru!? …Iku Iku!)
“Wanna Come Over!? …Let’s Go, Let’s Go!”

I think Akari should just be content about kicking off the start of every episode, because her lack of presence is getting the best of her even when she’s narrating — outdone by Chinatsu, Sakurako, and Himawari merely taking their seats around her. To add insult to injury, leave it up to Kyouko to remind herself not to forget about her too.

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July 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm Comments (39)

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.

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July 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm Comments (24)

Yuruyuri – 01

「中学デビュー!」 (Chuugaku Debyuu!)
“Middle School Debut!”

I’m never opposed to a series about cute girls doing cute things, so I’m always up for a slightly different spin on it. To that end, we have a trio of trio of middle school girls, Akaza Akari (Mikami Shiori), Toshinou Kyouko (Ootsubo Yuka), and Funami Yui (Tsuda Minami), and the unofficial “Fun Club” they run in the ex-tea ceremony clubroom.

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July 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm Comments (45)