Which season of Yuru Yuri is the best in your opinion?
I don't dislike season 3, I thought it was pretty good. But I just have a slight preference to Doga's take on the series. Seasons 1 and 2 were very close, for me, but I'll give the nod to S2 because of the EP11: "The Akari Who Leapt Through Time".
Only thing I hate about season 3 is that they fucked up pic related. It's one of my favorite moments in the manga.
This picture was painted by Namori within 1 minute 30 seconds.
Don't really remember anymore, except that I never liked Dogakobo's seasons much to begin with. They were a bit too hyper and cruel to my liking, and while the animation quality was great, the character designs were unimpressive compared to Namori's art.
Never finished season 3. While I preferred the character designs, it just felt stale and uninteresting.
All in all I guess I'd pick season 1 because it was new to me, and introduced me to the manga, which I love and consider vastly superior to any of the animated material (the Nachuyachumi OVA was damn good, though).
S3 was incredibly bland and disappointing. It's average, so like most anime, it's bad. The 4koma they did for each episode were better.
I liked her a lot before, but in S3 she feels so forced and insincere.
This, sadly. although there were real gem moments.
Still, the worst moments in S1 or S2 were about comparable to the average moment in S3.
S2 is the best.
There were a few moments I loved, like Animal Crossing in N+ and Sakurakochanman, though it was cut short. I just can't believe how lifeless everything else was. There was one time S3 made me laugh and that was Akari trying to fix her painting in art class.
1 and 2 were so good that I argued THEN that Yuru Yuri's production was way more than it deserved. The manga material is so pleasantly vanilla and the series is like there's one scoop of the vanilla and the rest is a banana split.
TYO gave me about the vanilla I expected but the mostly static art and dulled color sometimes gave me the impression that the ice cream was dripping off the sides.
1 is better than 2 on average. 2 had 2-11, but it also had very meh episodes like 2-2 and 2-4.
Of course, this is partially because they could choose to skip boring chapters when doing S1, but had to animate them for S2. 2-2 is literally a containment episode for a large portion of the skipped chapters.
It's real simple.
This guy(?) knows comedy and he knows animation. Through and through the series he's directed have been funny as hell and tightly animated. S3 just didn't have the talent pool to propel the material..
2, in great part because Chitose's nosebleed/yuri goggles gag wasn't done 500 times an episode. Overall I prefer 1 over 3 as well, however I don't dislike 3, in fact I enjoyed it, it just wasn't quite as good as the first two (maybe 80% there at its best).
I liked China and the snake.
Now, I enjoyed all those, but I love all the chapters of Yuru Yuri, even the boring ones, because to me they do comfy right. The first seasons did those moments justice as well. There are times when I got a bit annoyed with those anime, Sabagebu especially. Sometimes it took too long to get a joke across.
S3 was just too passive.
Made for bullying.
S1 of Minami-ke had a certain charm that S2 damaged, but I'll agree with you that it was up there with Yuru Yuri.
S1 and S2 are the same show and could have been a two cour show without anyone seeing any change.
OVA is completely iyashikei and not a very good one at that.
S3 regained some of the whackjob comedy portions but it still felt too relaxed.
I've become more a fan of him than of Yuru Yuri itself, although it's still tied for my favorite of his shows along with rabu rabo. We didn't get S3 by him but he'll eventually do something to equal S1-2
I disagree about S3. The more animated moments consisted of just sped up animations. Really killed the mood.
The OVA pulled it off a lot better with the change in location, so scenes taking place one after another actually makes sense, but with the same complaint about sped up animations.
In the manga it appeared exactly once and was just Akari being plain, childish and cute.
It was used for a second time in S2E11 to create a scene where Akari is happy during distress.
Why it was used in S3E12, I have no idea.
S1 hands down due to Kyouko's antics and Akari teasing. Though I'm still not sure whether I preferred S2 or S3 more.
I thought Akari saying "Akari usushio daisuki" in S1 was memorable, though I, too, think that it felt out of place in S3.
Why is Kyōko so shit? she ruined the whole episode.
I'm sad because
>it wasn't as great as I expected
>it's most likely the last season we'll ever get
>I took it for granted when it was airing, and now it's gone
>Yuru Yuri threads are now dead
See you guys on the other side.
W-w-w-what do y-you mean?
Bakkin always takes a lot of time between chapters so it's still coming!
please let me live in my gentle illusions
So which yuru face should I use to lie?
Probably pic related
I agree, and it's mainly because of the lack of Akari bullying. Everyone was so nice to each other
:3The only problem is that Kyoko was a bit too annoying in the episodes before ep8.
But episode 8, 10, 11 and 12 were really good, among my favorites ever (excluding the OVA which is my favorite YrYr).
>Garbage > OVA
What the fuck is your problem, dude?
Considering all the nudity in it, I guess you're a really gay (dude).
is this even an unpopular opinion, outside of contrarians?
S3 covers a lot of the material where the characters start to mature over the course of the manga and become more than just flimsy "haha anime nosebleed!!" "I'm blushing and stuttering because I'm a tsundere" archetypes. Meanwhile the new studio plays with super comfy backgrounds and ambiance.
Don't get me wrong, doga kobo is a god tier studio. and I think this season couldn't have been any of the others. It can't just rehash the same jokes and opening sequence endlessly, but also, it couldn't have been the first or second season because we weren't ready for comfy, human yuru yuris.
Far out, Chinatsu would feel right at home over in the Miiverse.
I have some respect for the director of this season successfully creating the illusion that the characters developed over the continuity of the episodes. But it used the manga for all its material in which the characters are still flimsy anime nosebleed gag humans each allocated 1 joke. If you compare it head-to-head against a true healing/comfy show it's apparent the source material is comedy.
You're deluded if you think that ED1 isn't the best Yuru Yuri song ever.
S2 barely beats out S1 which are much better than S3.
Other than the Rize ep, some Ayano/Kyouko moments, and pic related, nothing managed to sooth my cold heart like 1 and 2 did so fantastically.
Which season had this episode? That's the best one.
I marathoned S1/S2 so I'm can't even remember.
>marathoning Yuru Yuri
you absolute monster
It was one of them
>I didn't pick this up when it aired but it looks great to watch later on down the line.
Reverse search senpai.
>outside of contrarians
What TYO has put out is a different direction from the rest of the series, so that's to be expected.
>the material where the characters start to mature
You can't be serious. The characters don't mature, the most that carries over is usually characters meeting. They don't just repeat the same jokes either because it's not entertaining. That's not what a running gag is. Repetition is used, but appropriately and in moderation. Go back and tell me exactly when the old studio just used the same joke endlessly in the same situation. Chances are it was either in the manga, or in an original scenario. You're the type of person that says the Akari intros were getting old. So what were the cross reviews?
>super comfy backgrounds and ambiance
It's just padding, and there was lots of it. Other anime do it better. If you want comfy, human yurus, read the manga or rewatch the old seasons, because you've obviously forgotten everything about both.
Although they did choose which chapters to do it still mostly came from the manga. That makes it not their fault, just going in a different order. It's also not the same joke endlessly, or even the same situations. FYI some people did really like them, see thread.
For that reason some people prefer S2 over 1. I like 2 better because Sakurako and Himawari. The upside of Ayano and Chitose being used so much over them in S1 was more Ayano.