Summer 2012 Final thoughts

Yuru Yuri S2

Everything better with older sisters!

If you already saw first season than second one is essentially the same thing – good light comedy about girls doing funny things with lesbians undertones. Without any forced drama it was a guaranteed weakly dose of humor. This season Gainax introduce siblings for many girls, so we finally saw Akari’s older sister Akane and very cute Chinatsu’ sister. Flat squad of Sakurako’s sisters also make its appearance. And I must say that all this Himawari x Sakurako centric episodes was clearly the high point of second season. Through lack of screentime for my lovely Ayano is little disappointing. So if you like first season then second is must see, otherwise it’s also worth to check if you like good comedy.

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Study of variety of casual clothes in Japanese animation (on example of Joshiraku)

This summer I had a pleasure to watch a very controversial show about cute rakugo girls doing cute things with heavy amount of puns, language jokes and obscure references. It sparks a little bit of drama in the fandom cause many views this anime as one strictly aimed at local Japanese viewers and those westerners who liked it were accused of being weeaboo of tremendous level. And they partly right about it. If you’re didn’t live in Tokyo for at least ten years and know nothing about local lifestyle, politics and all those nice little restaurants in Harajuku, ninety percent of jokes would surely fly over your head. But if you spend past five years watching Japanese cartoons then amount of incomprehensible stuff easily drops below tolerable level of twenty or so percent.

But what catches my attention the most is the middle segment of each episode, where our girls go out in town, wearing different clothes each time. So lets look a little closer at fashion sense of our cute rakugo performers.

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