185th G-View: Yuyushiki

What do you get when you combine Yuru Yuri, Lucky Star, Kill Me Baby!, The 3 Stooges and Seitokai Yakuindomo? You get Yuyushiki.

Yuyushiki Cast

Genres: School Life, Comedy, Yuri

Number of Episodes: 12

G-Rating: 8/10 favoritism, 7/10 overall.

Plot Summary: Yui, Yukari and Yuzuko are three friends who chill out, doing stuff and coincidentally take over a previously abandoned Data Processing Club.

u_gonna_get_yuyushikidBasically it’s a show about cute, (initially) ambiguously gay lesbians doing cute things while occasionally Googling stuff at their club. There is not much of a plot besides that but since it’s a Girls Club show, it does not need one.

Yuyushiki comparissonAs I explained in the introduction, the show is a chimera of other Girls Club comedies and one dirty joke centered comedy. It does not excel at one subgenre but rather, combines parts of them into one show. It has the random conversations made famous by past GC shows like Lucky Star. It has Kill Me Baby/Three Stooges slapstick humor and character dynamic, where there is a somewhat levelheaded girl (Yui), a goofball (Yuzu) and an adorable third girl (Yukari). The goofball and adorable girl have fun while the levelheaded girl tries hard to keep up and keeps the other two in check, using force if necessary (especially on Yuzu). It has Seitokai Yakuindomo’s sex joke style of humor in the form of sexual yuri jokes (A personal favorite being “the bean”.). the jokes are mostly mild and harmless compared to those in SY. Lastly, it has Yuru Yuri’s…lesbian goodness. In fact, the show could very well be summed up as Yuru Yuri 2 1/2.

As usual with comedy shows, the jokes are hit and miss. However, if you are someone like myself who does not ask for much to be entertained, you will have a good time and no trouble laughing.

Yui's loyal watchersWhile the animation quality is nothing to write home about, the facial expressions are just too funny and too cute to ignore. The music, on the other hand, is pretty generic and the show’s weak point.

The three stooges and Aikawa-s posse, side by sideI already described the main trio but there’s also another trio led by girl in love with Yui #1, Aikawa (Ai-chan). Ai-chan’s posse, especially the short haired girl, are also a treat to see in action when they occasionally get screen time in due time. So yeah, no annoying characters on this show…unless you dislike Yuzuko…which would be a bit weird but not impossible.

Yui and her haremNow for the important part and main reason for nation members who have not initially picked this up to do so. As the show progresses, the subtext is slowly thrown out the window. You would have to be an ignoramus to not notice the love being spread between these girls for Yui and towards each other. There are even hints of a bigamy, a relatioship status I previously thought only Madoka, Lan and Cherry (Muginami) held. Sadly, no kissing…but there’s definitely canon. Some said they tried too hard with the yuri but as far as I am concerned, the yuri content was just fine.

So closeOverall, Yuyushiki’s a lighthearted and enjoyable Girls Club show that has a little bit of everything that makes lighthearted Slice of Life shows starring a group of girls fun. It is not one of the best but it is certainly an enjoyable one. Here’s hoping for a second season with a kiss or two in it.

P.S.:

Mom-sensei, my one true love...on this show anywayThank you Yuyushiki, for blessing me with another stupendous MILF character in Mom-Sensei. Such beauty, such kindness, such an amusing character with a smokin’ hot bod bod and buns.

About OG-Man

Yuri and Slice of Life are my anime passion.
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27 Responses to 185th G-View: Yuyushiki

  1. ArcaJ says:

    A good time was had by all. Now, I’ll look up my SM Index, while dipping my hand in a chocolate fountain and having a dinner of delicious, classy beans. Gorilla!

    ::HUGS::

    Arca Jeth

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    • Overlord-G says:

      I wonder if you’ve already tried that with your beloved? #Classybeans.

      Now all we can do is wait for the next big thing for the Nation, which is currently Symphogear G. Also, if my calculations are correct and the writers do not screw up, Neptunia TV may also grab some attention. We shall see.

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  2. Gisei says:

    Once again i see a cute anime series that i know i will enjoy watching, however i may have to sit this one out for awhile. My playlist consist of only shoujo, romantic-drama anime series. Though when i start with my cute-comedic playlist this will be on the top 20. So a yuri kind of lucky star, i like it! Milf ftw!

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  3. Lena K. says:

    You got me with the “cute gay lesbians doing cute things”. This has been on my list for a few weeks now but I just can’t get myself to start watching it, so thanks for this review.
    If it is just a little like Yuru Yuri and even has some yuri subtext in it, I’m sure it will be great or at least enjoyable and since you gave it a high ranking as well, this should be interesting.
    Yuyushiki, here I come~

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  4. Insaner says:

    i watched this whole show and its awesome love it love it love it.. needs a season 2

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  5. Yurimylove says:

    The 3-panel comparison is well put together. Gets the point across concisely and fun at the same time. Definitely needs season 2. “Some said they tried too hard with the yuri”?! How dare they!! ALL yuri is good yuri as far as I’m concern 😀

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  6. ArcaJ says:

    I had a dream that Mom-sensei’s “girlfriend” on the phone was none other than Akaza Akane (AKA The Dark One) Thus creating (and fulfilling) my Horie Yui making out with herself fantasy.

    I’m weird.

    ::HUGS::

    Arca Jeth

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  7. well just watch this let say alternate world version of yuru yuri give irony if notice blonde yui got same voice of yuru yuri’s yui http://myanimelist.net/people/11492/Minami_Tsuda how ironic & yea pink hair is chinatsu.

    series is too much ha ha ha in it really make to fun on it give wonder if do crossover with yuru yuri indeed ONORE DECADE!!!

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  8. mutopis says:

    it feels odd to have a week without yuyushiki, I refuse to believe it is over. I hope we get a second season!

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  9. The notsoexperienced master says:

    I really enjoyed yuru yuri and laughing out loud by myself xD so ill give this one a shot and thanks to your review I’m sure I won’t be disappointed ^,^

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  10. If Yuru Yuri got a season 2, there’s no reason this shouldn’t get a second season either.
    The kiss gif is really cute.

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  11. Deathbowler says:

    Just finished this anime and i LOVE IT!

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  12. anonaperson says:

    Have you seen the specials called Nyanyashiki? You should check them out.

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  13. Karel says:

    What anime is this SY?

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