At the beginning of Middle School Akari Akaza joins a new club called the Amusement Club composed of her two childhood friends Kyouko Toshinou and Yui Funami. Later on Akaza's classmate Chinatsu Yoshikawa becomes a member after finding out about the closing of the Tea Club. The three quickly become fast friends with Chinatsu and build the Amusement Club with no clear purpose in mind. Basically the girls are free to do whatever they want. The "story" kicks into high gear when Kyouko comes up with a crazy plan to get everyone in trouble and insures that the girls experience the ideal Middle School life they have always wanted.
Yuruyuri itself has tons of witty and funny dialogue to keep viewers entertained all the way though both seasons. The anime doesn't exactly have a story, a plot or even a climax and this isn't exactly a bad thing. On the topic of the character designs they are actually pretty adorable and down right cute and the animation flows nicely with them. All of the characters facial expressions are bound to make you laugh as each of the girls has their own personalities and charms. The show also has small amount of Yuri (as shown in the title) or girls love. This aspect is never in your face and its merely used to provide comedy between the girls.
Each of these premium edition sets comes with 2 Blu-ray disks containing 12 episodes each and a 32 page hardcover art book all packed together in their own colorful hardcover slipcase. The artbooks contain episode guides for each season, character art, sketches, and promotional art. The bonus section on the Blu-ray disks contains the clean opening and endings, episode previews, and video art book featurettes.
If you enjoy anime such as Azumanga Daioh, Lucky Star and even our previously covered Daily Lives of Highschool Boys then Yuruyuri is definitely for you. A single-gender group of students doing hilarious things in a skit format is definitely a format that has been used many time before in anime but Yuruyuri keeps it fresh with its jokes and nostalgic aspects that allude back to these three titles in more in an entertaining way.
Yuruyuri has this very bubbly feeling about that is sure make your viewing experience a joyful one. As the title suggests there should be "Yuri" or girls love, but this is very minimal and less than one would expect. Beyond the female characters having obsessions with each other for their cute appearances the show doesn't fall into the category of "Yuri". Its more of a girls slice of life comedy than anything else.