|As Remarkable as Akarin||1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.|
Well Hello Anime vice it’s been a little bit since I, M, have posted just about anything. To those who follow me all three of you, sorry been busy lately, people and civ 5 have eaten just about all my free time, but with Crunchyroll’s help I’ve returned to again set my sights on the new a fairly popular season two of YuruYuri. Some may remember my review of yuru yuri found here and that I wasn’t so positive about yuru yuri, but more than willing to give a season two a shot even if I have issues. So I return to the mild yuri adventures of Akarin and the amusement club.
Yuru yuri season two isn’t one with a big story to explain. It follows the continuing exploits of the amusement club girls as well as the student council and everyone’s sister. The internal narrative is simply the episodic tales of their nonsensical fun of day to day life. It’s billed again as a comedy with as the name translates “light yuri” elements brought to us by the loving hands of publisher Dogakobo.
My feelings on season two are somewhat mixed to be honest. Season two has some of the best jokes of the series, the beginning and ending of almost every episode had me at least crack a smile yet that is coupled with the fact that Season two has some of the longest stretches of humorless portions I’ve seen in a purported comedy. Things like five minute set up for a joke with no punch line or simply Japanese language puns that can never be translated effectively. It’s weird to see this dichotomy of exceptional jokes mixed in with some of the more bland humor around. It almost seems like parts of the series seem to just float on forgetting what or why this part was even funny to begin with.
That being said while the main cast is more often than not unfunny, everyone’s sister especially Akane Akaza, Akarin’s sister are consistently hilarious. Something the show seems to notice about season one as season two does what it can to put front and center all the cast’s sisters. This however is not something that is stretched to Chitose Ikeda and her sister, being as they are to comedy as a kidney stone is is to the human body.
I suppose the most damning thing I have to say about Yuruyuri season two is that it’s completely unremarkable, but absolutely inoffensive. Truth be told there is just not much to be said about Yuruyuri season two, if you like cute girls doing cute things anime or liked Yuruyuri season ones brand of humor then well its here again. The problem is if cute girls doing cute things and light (I stretch light) comedy isn’t enough for you then there isn’t anything else to Yuruyuri. It has no story, no real narrative or romance and lastly it’s not even really a Yuri in any material way outside of a few side characters.
This is, though, quickly turning into a shit throwing fest at yuruyuri; one I don’t think the series necessarily deserves. I have to say in its defense it’s completely inoffensive and in no way is worth active hate. It’s got a good bit of spirit, but just like its main character akarin, is completely unremarkable. Here again I give yuruyuri 3 exploding time machines out of 5