Yuru Yuri’s latest batch of yuri is a slice of life mix which fills the screen with moe as focus splits amongst several characters – each interaction being even more ridiculous and embarrassing than the last.
A point will be reached within this episode where one will feel quite foolish watching it as the character in question being highlighted is simply too pitiful a sight to witness – yet they come later, and it certainly doesn’t take much to figure who it is. For the episode’s grand start, it seems today is not a school day – it’s a period during summer, and the spotlight starts on Kyouko.
Kyouko’s segment seems fairly simple in that after she makes one silly undertaking, it’s easy to partially predict the rest. Her air conditioner’s remote is missing batteries, and she’s apparently dying in summer heat, leaving her with no choice but to purchase some more – yet instead of a typical visit to the store, she heads to the home of all her yuri inclined friends in the process, for seemingly no apparent reason.
That all proves comical and amusing, yet the main wonder of the episode arrives as emphasis shifts to Akkarin – it’s quite a shock that she actually receives screen time, however it seems that in exchange for being on camera, misfortune makes a relentless assault upon her. Her state will become something difficult to watch as it simply becomes more so pathetic with each passing second – although even with a series of negative events stacking against her, she sustains a rather positive attitude all throughout.
In either case, the Akkarin highlights are highly splendid in that they’re far more reasonable than the forced effort to shove her off-screen within season one – and also note, this is the first in which one will actually come to experience so much of her personality. With her lack of presence in the first season, little of her was learned, yet this second season has truly been threshing her out – as well as many other characters who went overshadowed by Kyouko, Yui, and the student council’s violet haired tsundere.
And in fact, even after this episode moves the limelight along from Akkarin and onto others, the seitokai tsundere pair specifically, it keeps attention on her – a facet almost truly fascinating as one not only has been shown how she perceives things herself, but now one is given the sight of how others view her as she does what it is she does.
Of course, there’s also fine development found regarding the seitokai tsunderes in the form of oppai – and indeed, it proves to be one of the most captivating instances in which breasts were discussed.
Nonetheless, even with this episode’s splendor, one can’t help but feel it to be little more than preparation for something greater to come – there remains many new characters promised to appear who have yet to show up after all.