Yuyushiki ~ Review
“A very cute slice-of-life!”
No matter what kind of new anime series Japan throws at us, there is one genre of anime that I will almost always watch until the end. If you’ve been reading my past anime reviews and whatnot, then you would know well that I absolutely love my slice-of-life anime’s. And this anime right here is a perfect example of how even an anime with no main plot can still be entertaining to watch.
Yuyushiki follows the daily lives of three best friends – (above image from left to right) Yuzuko, Yukari and Yui – as they spend their high school lives as members of the Data Processing Club; a club that uses the Internet to collect useful (but mostly useless) data and information for their own entertainment.
The anime has been compared closely to another series, YuruYuri, that shares the same genres of yuri, slice-of-life and absurd comedy
The anime ran for 12 episodes and aired during the Spring 3012 Anime Season (April 2013 – June 2013). The anime is based off the manga series of the same name. The anime is animated by Kinema Citrus Studios, who are not as well-known as most other animation studios, but have gone on to give us such series as Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Higepiyo and most famously Code:Breaker.
Although there aren’t too many actual voice actors in this series due to the small number of characters, there are some notable voice actors that make an appearance in this series such as Kayano Ai who voices Aikawa Chiho (and is also known as the voices of Menma from AnoHana and Shiina Mashiro from Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo), Ookubo Rumi who voices Yuzuko (and is also known as the voices of Tsumiki from Acchi Kocchi and Chinatsu from YuruYuri) and Taneda Risa who voices Yukari (and is also known as the voices of Oikawa Asami from Suki-tte Ii nayo. and Watanabe Saki from Shinsekai Yori).
It is worthy to note the close similarities between this series and another yuri-based slice-of-life series, YuruYuri (which I have written a review for). Many voice actors seen in this series are also seen in YuruYuri as well as the many similarities of genre, comedy and characters in both series. However, that does not mean to say that this anime is merely a copy of YuruYuri; I believe that both series hold some differences that make the series unique in their own way and should definitely be watched. Many people have commented how this series turned out “a lot better than they thought” and I would have to agree. If you like your slice-of-life, or if you want a good laugh, then give this anime a go.
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 4/5 – Highly Recommended
Final Score: 8/10