Yakunare Mug Cup mo Episode 1: Pottery Adventure

The Spring 2021 season officially kicks off with a show I thought would be subbed earlier but it looks like we will have to wait a little bit for them. Whatever the case I will most likely cover this one weekly.

Himeno's class introduction

We began with an introduction from our main girl Himeno. She went into more detail during her class introduction. Her father’s company went bankrupt so he and Himeno moved to grandma’s place and opened a cafe. To help out Himeno promoted the shop by showing off their excellent coffee mugs.

MikaOne of the other main girls was Mika. She appears to be the genki of the group.  She had two siblings and was part of the pottery club, which she hoped some classmates would join.

NaokoLastly was Himeno’s neighbor Naoko. She happily talks to people she knows, like Himeno, but is shy around strangers. She seems to be content with existing so far.

Mika hitting on HimenoBack to Himeno’s introduction. Mika recognized the quality of the mugs and rushed over to Himeno, seemingly hitting on her. Later it was revealed she just wanted her to come with to the pottery club.

ToukoThere she introduced the club president, Touko. They mentioned a famous sculptor they both admired and recognized the mugs Himeno brought as her work. Before that Himeno felt a familiar scent upon entering the pottery house. She told them the sculptor, Himena, was her mother. Mika went bananas yearning for an autograph.

Himeno's MomUnfortunately as we saw in the prologue Himena was no longer of this world. You know what the good thing is about Pretty Cure? Most of the time the Cures’ parents ARE BOTH ALIVE! Japan sure loves the single/no parent(s) protagonist trope.

Touko helps Himeno mold clayDespite her mom passing away when she was 4 and her hardly remembering anything about her, there was something about the pottery house along with vague memories of her mom that called out to her. Thus she accepted the offer to give molding clay a go. Memories of the movie Ghost came flashing back to me but in a far less romantic environment (for now). Unsurprisingly Himeno’s first attempt at molding didn’t go well but she had potential. Touko and Mika invited her to join the club. Back home Himeno announced her interest in the club. Dad didn’t seem to take it well at first. He feared Himeno may fall down the same path that took his wife away from him, that being a complete devotion to pottery, so much so it came before her health. At least that’s what was hinted. Despite that he wanted to see his daughter enjoy life to the fullest and if it meant taking pottery then so be it.

Good premiere. Look forward to more.

Mug Cup SeiyuSimilar to the Cycling Club anime the show is split into two parts. The anime part, which takes around 14 minutes or so and the live-action part which followed the main 4 seiyu as they learned more about pottery and had their own adventures. While the live-action stuff is fun we will only cover the anime going forward.

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10 Responses to Yakunare Mug Cup mo Episode 1: Pottery Adventure

  1. Nick says:

    Off to a good start this season with another cute and chill show.

    Unfortunate another anime mom can’t be present in this show. They just don’t have a great track record…

    The girls are cute and I like them already. A little too early to start picking favorites.

    Looks like this might be another slightly educational show about how to do pottery. I remember doing a very little bit back in my school days, was pretty fun.

    The live action segment is a nice touch too. Cool to see the voice actresses going around in the town and visiting shops and such. Looking forward to more of their adventures as the show continues!

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    • OG-Man says:

      I do so dislike that trope.

      Both the anime and live-action stuff are fun so far. Looking forward to more.

      Never dabbled into pottery myself. It’ll be interesting to learn.

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  2. Kotori_Sonoda says:

    Another feel good show, looks to be another nice comfy one.
    Seems like pottery is just in Himeno’s genes!

    The live action segment is nice, going to the IRL city and promoting all the pottery stuff there.

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  3. chikorita157 says:

    Kind of unfortunate that Himeno’s mother already passed away. Still, I have to admit it’s a good start. Yes, Mika and Himeno might look like a cute pairing as well.

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  4. Little Viktoria says:

    Cute! I’ll enjoy watching this, and if there is yuri, even better ^^ The shoulder bump in the OP certainly suggests something…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Giack31 says:

    This was cute.
    I really like Mika’s design.
    Depending on how many show I decide to watch this season I might watch this if I have time.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. yurimylove says:

    “farewell tea”? Apparently pottery is a more dangerous hobby than I first realized ^_^;

    Liked by 1 person

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