Tuesday, 10 July 2012

YuruYuri ♪♪ - Episode 2

Another day, another episode of YuruYuri - what can this week's instalment pull out of the fire fuelled by piles of burning mediocre comedy anime?

Although this week's episode begins with a discussion between Kyoko and Yui abouthow they'd spent imagined lottery winning, this is little more than one in a number of attempts by the former to distract herself from having to do maths homework (and we've all been there).  From here, we move on to playing Old Maid (which Akari is terrible at, incidentally), trying to figure out nicknames for the group and ultimately failing miserably, and discussing the best ways to avoid catching a cold.  In the midst of all this, we witness the student council (well, Sakurako mostly) trying to catch a snake which has somehow found its way into their office and is stubbornly refusing to come out no matter what.

And... err.... that's it.  Even by YuruYuri's often tepid standards, this was such a forgettable episode that I'd virtually forgotten its earlier skits by the time I got to the end of it - this was the slimmest of slim comedy pickings, and a perfect example of just how mediocre this series can be when it has nothing unique or otherwise interesting to bring to the table.  My reason for sticking with this show is effectively that it makes me smile or chuckle at least a bit sometimes (witness last week's Mirakurun sketch), but on occasions like this where it doesn't even muster enough comedy to do even that I wonder why I bother.

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