Monday, 11 July 2011

YuruYuri - Episode 2

Having established its main characters in its first instalment, episode two of YuruYuri adds some more individuals to the mix courtesy of the school's student council, a body which tends to be so beloved of shows like this.

The president of said school council is a girl named Ayano, who has rather a problem with jealousy towards Kyoko given that she's the only person who consistently outscores her on tests; something which she manages to do despite making no real effort whatsoever when it comes to school work.  Alongside Ayano is vice-president Chitose, a glasses wearing and softly spoken girl that belies her proclivity towards drifting off into lesbian fantasies at the slightest provocation.

While much of the episode revolves around Ayano's decidedly tsundere tendencies towards Kyoko, we also get to see an on-going love/hate rivalry in progress between the two other student council members, Sakurako and fight for the right to be the next student council vice-president whilst regularly expressing their dislike for one another despite helping one another out when push comes to shove.

There isn't really a lot more to say about this episode - once their character archetypes are revealed then the jokes for the rest of the episode basically write themselves, and even when they spew forth like some kind of half-baked comedy nosebleed they aren't exactly anything to write home about.  After a mildly positive start, YuruYuri already seems to have found the niche for incredibly dull slice of life comedy vacated by A Channel the season before, and it's really looking rather snug in that capacity come the end of this second episode.  I somehow doubt things are going to get much better either, but I guess I'll give it another episode (out of my duty to review the show for UK Anime mostly) to see how it shakes out.

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