「それは、すなわち、娯楽の始まり」 (Sore wa, Sunawachi, Goraku no Hajimaji”)
“It is The Beginning of Amusement”
After a few TV specials throughout the year, Yuru Yuri is back in full for it’s third season, and it’s almost like it never left.
「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.
「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.
「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!
「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?
「エイプリルフール」 (Eipuriru Fuuru)
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.
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.”
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.