Random Curiosity

YUYUSHIKI – 01

OP Sequence

OP: 「せーのっ!」 (Sei No!) by 情報処理部 (大久保瑠美、津田美波、種田梨沙) (Jyouhou Syori Bu (Ookubo Rumi, Tsuda Minami, Taneda Risa))

 

「高校生になりました」 (Koukousei ni Narimashita)
“Became A High School Student”

Walking into Yuyushiki, I wasn’t sure what to expect (like almost every other show this season!). Besides the fact that we have three girls who have just entered high school, I really didn’t get a good feel for what to expect from the preview for this show. Surprisingly enough though, I think this show really manages to hone in on the slice-of-life genre without falling into the deadly trap of becoming too boring. And seeing how it loosely follows a mini-arc format without having explicit breaks to split each section, it was a nice change compared to a lot recent offerings that have some sort of eye catch that gives each episode a somewhat choppy feeling.

But what really makes Yuyushiki worth watching is definitely the interactions between our three heroines. Not only is the show taking the traditional four member group and cutting it down to three but how often is it that the level headed characters are outnumbered by the air-heads/tsunderes?! But these aren’t your standard air-heads, no sir these two take the word to a whole new level. Starting with Nonohara Yuzuko the energetic pink-headed one, you could say she’s the your standard air-head who’s been given a slightly bigger role. Besides being the one who’s initiating most of the jokes or creating most of the conflict I feel that she’s also bringing that whole fuwa-fuwa feeling to the show. Then you have Hinata Yukari, the purple haired sloth who is just plain weird at times. Because, in any slice of life, you have to have someone who won’t be scared to do all those strange things, right? Rounding out the bunch is Ichii Yui, the level headed pseudo leader of the group. And while it’s obvious that she’s going to be the mature one in the group, I’m glad that laughing at someone’s misfortune isn’t above her since I think it really manages to round her out. Because how boring would it be if she took all of this abuse from Yuzuko and Yukari and never took the chance to return the favor?

For most of these 4-koma bases shows, they may end up being hit or miss depending on whether or not you can resonate with the story that the writers are trying to weave. But in Yuyushiki’s case, I think that this is a prime example of a slice-of-life that almost anyone can pop on and simply enjoy. After watching this first episode, there’s nothing that’d you’d necessarily phone home about (like most slice-of-lifes) but at the same time it’s so good at mimicking real life (or at least mimicking mine) that I end up laughing because I would probably do things exactly the same. Be it freaking out while setting off the security alarm at a retail store or making a stupid pun and then high-fiving whoever’s closest to me that got it — everything’s so spot on that I can’t help but enjoy the show.

So in my opinion, you should take twenty minutes out of your day and give Yuyushiki a shot if you’re a fan of the slice-of-life genre. Be it how well it mimics real life or how stupidly funny things get, I’m willing to bet that you’ll at least get a good chuckle from watching!

ED Sequence

ED: 「Affection」by Mayumi Morinaga

Preview

April 10, 2013 at 8:08 pm
35 comments »
  • April 10, 2013 at 8:25 pmcutemi2

    Love this anime, and more moeness…

    • April 10, 2013 at 10:46 pmJohnHayabusa

      Knowing that two of the three main girls have the voice actresses from YuruYuri, I better start watching this. Looks fun.

  • April 10, 2013 at 8:40 pmZen

    how often is it that the level headed characters are outnumbered by the air-heads/tsunderes

    Whoa, what? Like, never? Sounds unique- I think I’ll give it shot…:)

  • April 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm*v*

    They are so stupid that it’s cute!

  • April 10, 2013 at 9:11 pmKairoru

    It’s a great slice-of-life series. The jokes aren’t that bad either. And for those 2 (Yukari and Yuzuko), I can’t stop laughing with every single interaction that they made. It’s good to see that Yui, behave very much similar to Funami Yui of YuruYuri. Both of them even have the same VA, and her voice is really suited for the role.

    I enjoyed watching episode 1. Gonna put this series on my watchlist for this season.

    • April 11, 2013 at 7:44 pmTakaii

      Glad that you picked the show up! It’s pretty darn good isn’t it?

  • April 10, 2013 at 10:18 pmNitro

    genuinely funny stuff! and all that yuri teasing to boot :> especially after all the heavy stuff this season, this show is more than welcome on my watchlist!

    special mentions to the OP and ED, they’re pretty damn good! can’t ever go wrong with Another Infinity + Mayumi Morinaga.

  • April 10, 2013 at 11:17 pmEmD

    I wanted to like it but I can’t get over how stupid the violet/blue girl looks.

    • April 11, 2013 at 1:56 amTakaii

      Once you get passed it, it’ll never bother you again.

      • April 11, 2013 at 9:40 amEmD

        You could park a plane between her eyes.

      • April 11, 2013 at 7:39 pmTakaii

        That may be true, but it’s also a good representation just how far out her mind is lol

  • April 10, 2013 at 11:24 pminanis

    Hinata Yukari

    so adorable!

  • April 10, 2013 at 11:58 pmVad Deasduade

    A show about how off topic you can get just by ‘googling’ the things that pop into your head … strikingly familiar to my life. Just seeing these similarities to myself is enough to make me laugh though the episode. A surprising win from a genre that usually doesn’t grip me strongly.

  • April 11, 2013 at 12:29 amstardf29

    I also love how the show involves the girls’ looking up random stuff on Google and having fun with that. That is a pastime that never gets old, especially with friends that can interpret the results in crazy ways.

    • April 11, 2013 at 7:42 pmTakaii

      Google is one of the largest time wasters that society has created q.q

      • April 11, 2013 at 7:46 pmanon

        You mean the internet.

  • April 11, 2013 at 1:23 amDop

    Yukari put me in mind of what a younger version of Yoshinoya-sensei from Hidamari Sketch might have been like.

    Fun show, I’ll be watching more as my simple relaxing fun show of the season!

  • April 11, 2013 at 3:05 ammac65

    Good 1st episode – and so the Data club (with zero members) is born!

  • April 11, 2013 at 3:47 amZannafar

    This show has a surprisingly high amount of trivia for a moe slice-of-life show.

    Who do you think will be the next wrestler to be named after Karl Gotch and Steve Austin? Dwayne Johnson? Razor Ramon? Razor Ramon HG? :)

  • April 11, 2013 at 4:22 amLim Lynn

    Data document storage computer club. Reminds me a bit taste Tamako Market Mochi.

    • April 11, 2013 at 7:43 pmTakaii

      At least they’re not provoking us with the chance that a tear-jerking mom-related episode will come out.

  • April 11, 2013 at 6:43 amNekomimimeido

    looks like Hidamari Sketch, feels like GJ-bu. I only wish it has a male harem lead. Sign me up!

    • April 11, 2013 at 7:42 pmTakaii

      That’s what I said to Stilts! Reminds me of GJ-Bu but it’s missing the male lead! Haha

  • April 11, 2013 at 8:52 ambolton

    i just want to know which girl said her favorite English word was “stone cold”…

  • April 11, 2013 at 9:02 amqwert

    Think this may be my “warm and fuzzy feeling” show for the season.

    Ta!

    • April 11, 2013 at 7:41 pmTakaii

      Ta!

    • April 13, 2013 at 12:00 amdeVacto

      i like anime like this, so warm and more yurii xD

      Ba !

  • April 11, 2013 at 7:18 pmOBAMABASEDGOD

    I was hoping to see some legit data processing in this anime. like database and queries and other crap. But good series nonetheless.

    • April 11, 2013 at 7:40 pmTakaii

      You know what’d be hilarious? What if they drop a skit on us where they’re all just frantically typing, inputting information into a db for a huge company? XD

  • April 11, 2013 at 8:26 pmmaße

    In owing to awkward drawing espacially the character’s, it is reluctant to see the anime. Not only the drawing of anime makes me to avoid seeing but it seems to focus on commercial matter that their conversations seems to zoom in typical Japanese gag. This tendency gets me irritated.

  • April 11, 2013 at 10:31 pmCrunchie

    Only last week did I react like that, going through a security alarm, so I laughed insanely at seeing my life in anime form. XD

  • April 12, 2013 at 1:34 amagr0n

    Does 2 airheads rock, I can’t wait till that other trio of girls from the opening pop in because it might even start a rivalry complex :D

  • April 12, 2013 at 8:52 amronelm2000

    Surprisingly having the same appeal to me as, say, Hidamari Sketch, Lucky Star, and/or Yuru Yuri, but with a unique dynamic coupled with real life portrays. I’m in!

  • April 12, 2013 at 4:01 pmbolton

    Moe? Check. Hints of yuri? Check.

    We have ourselves a show. B)

  • May 4, 2013 at 10:40 amLucky

    Vocês não vão postarmais nada sobre Yuyushiki, e os outros animes dessa temporada?Por que tirando aos mais vistos, vocês não postaram mais nenhum episódio sobre Mushybugio,Photo Kano,etc….:(