Anime of Tomorrow
Yuru Yuri (review)
Final impression – Refreshing, but not as funny as I’d hoped 7/10
The unstoppable, capricious leader, Kyouko. The level-headed sidekick who vainly attempts to keep her in line, Yui. Their childhood friend and the girl everyone forgets about, Akari. And a new addition to the group, the hot and cold, pink twin-tailed Chinatsu. Together these four members of the Amusement Club have taken over the former Tea Club’s room and turned it into a gathering place where they can goof around and just have fun. Opposing their happy days are two members of the student council. The strict tsundere Ayano and her calm, yuri sidekick, Chitose. But despite their attempts to crash the Amusement Club’s party, more often than not they just end up getting sucked into the high-tempo pull of Kyouko’s personality to be whisked off on another wild ride.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting Yuru Yuri to be as clever as it turned out to be when I first started watching it. With an all-female cast as is typical of moe anime, you’re not going to be seeing any romance from this series. However, as type-cast as some of the characters are, they do occasionally get to show a few more facets of their personalities in delightfully comedic ways. That being said, their depth is quite shallow when compared to the growth and development of the characters of A-Channel, another recent moe anime. The music is delightfully cheerful, the tropes pleasingly nontypical and it adds up to an anime that entertains.