As the title implies, this edition of Yuri Talk focuses on all nation members’ opinions on the use of yuri as comedy relief in both yuri and non-yuri themed anime and manga.
A couple of examples include:
-Satire of well known yuri shows, such as Marimite and Strike Witches. How many times have you seen Yumi and Sachiko “Onee-sama” jokes back when Marimite (especially the 1st season) was big?
-Misunderstood romantic confessions, meaning when a girl misinterprets another girl’s words as a”proclamation of love”.
-A lesbian as a comedic foil for the male protagonist (One of my least favorite due to this kind of girl almost never winning.). Kuuko from Haiyoru Nyaruko-san fits the bill here.
-Yurirific mental orgasms. For example, Chitose and Chizuru from Yuru Yuri. Basically when (usually) a girl is imagining either herself with her female crush, or other girls she’s shipping, engaging in lovey dovey action with her reactions meant to make the viewers laugh.
This topic is aimed for all nation members to share their thoughts and fav comedic yuri moments. You can also include comedic yuri moments, or overall shows, that upset you. Another question is whether you all think comedic yuri is a good thing or do you prefer more serious, dramatic (sometimes melodramatic) yuri. In short, do you enjoy rom-com yuri or do you prefer dramatic, no nonsense yuri?
In my opinion, comedic yuri is fine as long as it’s used right and it does not make the lesbian(s) look like complete morons or idiots who lack any and all common sense. The girls have to both be amusing yet not make lesbians look like “unlikable” escaped mental patients, unless they can pull off being awesome mental patients.
Let me share an example of comedic yuri I personally enjoyed quite a bit.
Kosame from Girls Bravo. The episode in question is Season 2, episode 2. First of all, a summary.
Kosame is a professional bodyguard for the Fukuyama family (Particularly, the female sibling, Lisa Fukuyama). In one mission she stumbles upon her immediate love interest, Kirie at school. They have a short bout and Kosame becomes so impressed by Kirie’s skills that she becomes infatuated with her, eventually growing into being smitten. Since that bout, Kosame’s few appearances in later episodes had her desiring Kirie or almost succeeding in fulfilling her urges but comically failing.
That brings us to the episode 14, where the male sibling engages in one of Kazuharu Fukuyama’s favorite hobbies, harassing Kirie. This time he blackmails Kirie into competing in an all-girl martial arts tournament. Kosame’s obviously also a participant. At the semi-finals, Kazu once again messes with Kirie by changing her match with Kosame into a mud wrestling match. Kosame FINALLY gets her chance to let out all her sexual frustrations and is only defeated by a fluke.
Kirie faces the champ in a cage match…and is decimated. An injured Kosame watches in her locker room and leaps into action, bruises and all, just in time to protect Kirie from a powerful elbow drop. Kirie, touched by Kosame’s “sacrifice”, goes for broke. After the match, she tends to the fallen Kosame and desperately hopes she’s alright. Kosame slowly awakens and “takes Kirie’s first” from her.
She would occasionally appear in later episodes doing the same thing she does whenever she isn’t busy following Lisa’s orders.
Some animeniacs label Tenchi Muyo as their favorite hetero harem, mine is Girls Bravo.
Anyway, to wrap things up, I repeat the following two questions to all fellow nation members:
1: Are you okay with yuri as a comedy? Yes or no, and why?
2: If you answered yes, can you share one of your favorite comedic yuri moments/episode/pairing?
P.S.: For those who would like to answer question 2, try to wow me by giving a non Yuru Yuri related answer.