Hey doods and peeps, welcome to another episode of the G-Views. Well, I can’t believe I survived this but I’m still alive. As you can see from the episode title, the following show was quite difficult to sit through. Why do you ask? Read on and find out.
Number of episodes: 26 (3 minutes each) + 1 OVA (24 minutes)
Curse you Chihiro Miura, curse you and how you get me every single time I see you riding that toy dolphin. OMEGA KAWAAIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!
Plot Summary: Mayu Morita is a high school girl who rarely speaks, not because she doesn’t like to talk nor because she has nothing to say, but because she thinks too much before speaking, thus losing altogether the timing to speak.
This show is evil, pure unadulterated evil.For the most part the “story” is nothing more than your classic Girls Club fare: Basically a group of girls doing random things. Think K-On with even less of a plot. Anyway tehs how’s premise involves our protagonist Mayu over analyzing things. So much so that she simply doesn’t speak and uses her facial expressions to convey her feelings. Only her parents and best friend Miki can understand her while others have a harder time comprehending her cuteness. As stated earlier, the show is super adorable and made even better because of the MASSIVE yuri subtext. It’s a miracle I survived this show without having to call an ambulance. 3 MINUTES PER EPISODE ISN’T ENOUGH! You think 12 episodes is a cock tease, then you clearly haven’t watched this show and understand the magnitude of its undeniable charm.
It’s overrrrrrrr…”ahhhhhhaaaaaaa” “sobs”.
DAMN IT MIKADELIC, I want MOREhohohoreeeeee!
Why are they all so cute? Why the massive yuri subtext? Why are Mayu’s parents so awesome? Why, why WHY? Damn it. It’s Ikoku Meiro all over again. WHAT KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT MORITA-SAN?! HUH?! Stop tortuing my fragile soul. STOP IT!
Animation: Not much to say here in this dept. because it’s okay at best and there isn’t much to talk about. The one and most important thing worth noticing is that ALL the girls are unnaturally adorable for their age. The cuteness…the cuteness.
Music: Yuru Yuri’s OP and this one are my top 2 most addictive songs of 2011. I don’t care what anyone else says.
- Mayu Morita
- The protagonist of the series. She is often silent as she spends too much time thinking about what to say. She often tries to follow advice given to her by her mother, though this is often misinterpreted by her classmates.
- Look into her eyes as she gazes into the very depths of your soul. Gaze upon the visage of cuteness and wallow in self pity you peons as you slowly beg for submission. Everything this girl does is adorable and she also reminds me of a much kinder Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya. I want to take this girl home.
- Miki Murakoshi
- Mayu’s best friend who is really chatty. She often gets lots of crushes on boys but usually ends up alone. You KNOW you want a piece of Morita berry pie. DON’T DENY IT!
- Hana Matsuzaka
- A shy young girl. Though she wishes to make friends with Morita she often cannot due to the way Morita-san stares which she describes as “soulless”, and the aura Morita gives while concentrating. She has very curly blonde hair which she is self conscious over, on various occasions apologizing to Morita-san whom often gets her fingers tangled in Hana’s hair. Cuddly cutie who makes some interesting remarks every now and then.
- Ritsuki Yamamoto
- A tall long haired girl who is popular amongst the girls. Despite her calm nature, she sometimes mispronounces her wording when under pressure, leading to some huge misunderstandings. The most well known victim of Morita’s power.
- Girl with Glasses
- A rather unknown character which on various occasions appears hiding around corners. She appears to have some sort of interest in Morita-san and has a habit on constantly trying to surprise her which often ends badly. This girl needed more screen time, so much more.
- Yumi Morita
- Morita’s mother, who was the one who gave her advice on manners, although the context in which these lessons were given generally involved confronting her husband about flirting with other women. This woman is epic, so undeniably epic. Her calm, yet VERY intimidating presence sends shivers down my spine every time.
- In conclusion: It’ll only take an hour of your life to watch this show and embrace the masochist inside you like I have. You don’t have to of course.
- Now if you’ll excuse me:
- Major update: The only reason I have yet to write a review of the 2nd season is because very little has changed. The ONLY noteworthy change is that the 2nd season pretty much makes it official that the show is secretly a yuri harem anime in disguise.