Yuru Yuri’s second season certainly doesn’t seem to follow any set course – but rather, simply the whim of one of many of its female cast members, subsequently delivering mahou shoujo brutality this episode.
Something like this seemed as if it would happen sooner or later, and it has now indeed come as ridiculous as one could have imagined – the episode transpires as if it were an installment of Mirakurun, and Mirakurun is apparently rather crude for a magical girl. The entire display proves painfully ironic as Mirakurun’s best friend is seemingly also her worst enemy – yet more so than that, it will be horribly shallow and idiotic, a pair of details which actually make it quite amusing to see.
That segment of Mirakurun manages to expend a significant portion of the episode – despite not actually delivering much worth mentioning, although still definitely serving as a rather humorous stretch of gags.
A while into that, it turns out the atrocity we were witnessing was a creation of Toshino Kyouko – heavily explaining much of the reasoning behind the obscurity, yet even then, one must question whether Mirakurun is actually such a preposterous series, or if that was merely all Kyouko’s creativity. The latter is questionable as Rivalrun was quite a voice of reason, at least for the most part, within the fairly lengthy Mirakurun skit – and logic is certainly not Toshino Kyouko’s home valley.
Nonetheless, returning to reality, the setting is another arrival at Comiket – and one to which the violet haired tsundere, Ayano, is certainly left absolutely devastated. She was eagerly awaiting another year of adventure to the otaku province with her yuri love interest, Kyouko – yet as she comes to find out, Kyouko did not invite her. Not realizing how much she did indeed actually want to go, albeit for all the wrong reasons, Kyouko and crew didn’t invite Ayano as they didn’t want to pester her for a second year in a row.
In place of the student council characters, there was however Akkarin, as well as the demented loli with an appearance identical to Mirakurun – neither of whom are particularly likable, and both merely add to the atmosphere through some rather misshapen comedy. This episode is truly distinct in how unforgiving it is with jokes – and it’s notably quite different from the usual Yuru Yuri stylings, yet then again, the entire second season seems very altered in presentation and pace from the first to begin with.
Not to mention, it seems that with each passing episode, the series only continues to shift in mood – and for instance, this sixth chapter is definitely unlike the first within this second season.
It’s a fine episode overall, yet it’d be preferable if the series escalates in some way beyond recycled comic material.