The third season of the YuriYuri series, including cute characters, comedy, and a few lesbian factors (lily). But such factors do not really come out, so it would not be distracting to most viewers. This third season is the most popular season in Japan. Maybe since the production company has changed, the third season is more about everyday life rather than comedy, but the characters are still attractive. Whether you like the series or not, this excellent work is recommended to everyone.
|Title (Eng)||YuruYuri San☆Hai!|
|Title (Jpn)||ゆるゆり さん☆ハイ！|
|Genres||Slice of life|
The Gokuraku club consists of four members: Akari Akaza, Kyouko Toshinou, Yui Funami, and Chinatsu Yoshikawa. The student council disturbs them. An anime full of love to make everyone happy!
3. Character’s way of Speaking
･Akaza Akari (赤座 あかり, あかざ あかり)
She uses a common girlish speech of “xxx だよ”. She uses polite language like “xxx です” and “xxx ます” towards the elders. She calls herself “あかり” instead of “私”, which makes her sound young. Her pronunciations are clear, so she is recommended for practicing listening to Japanese.
･Toshinou Kyouko (歳納 京子, としのう きょうこ)
She uses an active girl speech like “xxx ね”, but sometimes uses boyish speech like “xxx ぜ”. She depicts stereotypes of each job when she tries to mimic them to have fun.
･Funami Yui (船見 結衣, ふなみ ゆい)
She uses a cool speech like “xxx なあ” and “xxx なのか”. Corrects Kyoko’s awkward statements with her calmness. Recommended for listening and emulating.
･Yoshikawa Chinatsu (吉川 ちなつ, よしかわ ちなつ)
She uses a girl-like speech like “xxx よ”. She also uses polite language towards the elders like “xxx です”, or “xxx ます”. Changing language depending on occasions is an important technique for communicating in Japanese, so her way of speaking is especially useful in learning Japanese.
･Sugiura Ayano (杉浦 綾乃, すぎうら あやの)
Though she is bold, she uses feminine language like “xxx のね”、”xxx かしら”. Sometimes she suddenly says jokes; for example, “それなら安心アンコールワットよ”. There is no problem at all for making a meaningless joke, and she just rhymes to make jokes. There is no need to emulate her jokes, but she is recommended for listening practice as her pronunciations are quite clear.
･Ikeda Chitose (池田 千歳, いけだ ちとせ)
She speaks in the Kansai-dialect like “ええんちゃう” (equivalent to いいんじゃない). The Kansai-dialect is popular in real life, so intermediate Japanese learners should challenge this.
･Furutani Himawari (古谷 向日葵, ふるたに ひまわり)
Madam like speech such as “xxx しますわ” and “お待ちなさい” are used. Not recommended for emulating, and it is decent enough for listening.
4. Terms and Talking Contents
A slow usual conversations between teenagers like “なかなか涼しくなりませんねー” (なかなか すずしく なりません ねー, It doesn’t get too cool.), “予報だともう少しみたいだよ” (よほう だと もう すこし みたい だよ, According to the forecast, it will be cool a little further.) and “私は暑いのも好きだけどねー” (わたし は あつい のも すき だけど ねー, I also like the hot climate.) frequently appear in this anime. Furthermore, expressions like “お裾分け” (おすそわけ, sharing a gift), “差し入れ” (さしいれ, a present), or idioms like “手際がいい” (てぎわがいい, One is skillful), “うなぎ登り” (うなぎのぼり, rising rapidly) are used in real life, so it is very helpful for learning Japanese. No slangs or youngster languages appear so it is good.
5. Difficult Term List (You should prepare for them before watching)
･Difficult Term List which You Must Know (They come out more than twice)
|1||けんしょうえん||腱鞘炎||inflammation of a tendon (sheath); tendonitis; tendinitis|
|2||てぎわがいい||手際がいい||efficiently; skillfully; cleverly|
|3||さかあがり||逆上がり||(gymnastics) pulling oneself upward with a forward, circling movement|
|4||おすそわけ||お裾分け||sharing with others what has been given to you|
|5||さかずき||盃||sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages|
･Difficult Term List which Can Be Useful (They come out once)
|7||あらかた||あらかた||mostly; almost; nearly; for the most part|
|8||ほうい||方位||bearing; heading; point of the compass|
|11||りふじん||理不尽||unreasonable; irrational; outrageous|
|12||うなぎのぼり||うなぎ上り||rising rapidly (e.g. prices, popularity)|
|13||しょうてん||昇天||ascension (into heaven); the Ascension|
|15||じしゅ||自首||surrender (to the authorities); giving oneself up|
|16||はつみみ||初耳||something heard for the first time; hearing something for the first time|
|17||どうき||動悸||palpitation (e.g. heart); pulsation; throbbing|
|19||らんかく||乱獲||excessive fishing; overfishing; overhunting; excessive taking|
|20||せっかち||せっかち||hasty; impatient; restless|
|21||けっかい||結界||(fixing) boundaries for religious practices; prohibition|
|22||ぜっぺき||絶壁||precipice; cliff; small tits|
|24||ふぜい||風情||taste; elegance; charm|
|25||ゆきかき||雪かき||snow shoveling (shovelling); snow clearing; snow removal|
|27||ねつぞう||捏造||fabrication; forgery; falsehood; hoax|
|28||まがまがしい||禍々しい||ominous; sinister; unlucky; ill-omened|
|29||なあなあ||なあなあ||colluding; complicity; liaison|
|30||よちむ||予知夢||precognitive dream; foresight dream|
|31||せいやくしょ||誓約書||written oath; covenant; pledge|
|32||しゅんみんあかつきをおぼえず||春眠暁を覚えず||in spring one sleeps a sleep that knows no dawn (Proverb)|
|33||ひより||日和||ideal weather (for some action, event, etc.); perfect day|
|34||あなば||穴場||little-known good place; good out-of-the-way place|
|35||えんもく||演目||program (musical, concert, theatrical, etc.); programme|
|36||むがむちゅう||無我夢中||being absorbed in; losing oneself in|
|37||わりまし||割増||extra (charge, fare, etc.); premium|
|38||とうちょく||当直||being on duty; being on watch|
|39||さしいれ||差し入れ||insertion; letter drop|
|40||ねおち||寝落ち||dozing off in the middle of doing something|
6. Elementary can Learn Japanese with This Anime
The comprehensive judgment of the third season is rated easier than the second. The first season was very easy, the second was normal, and the third was rated easy. Difficult words only include comedy terms, and being careful of Ayano’s jokes and Kyoko’s speech changing will be enough to understand the plot. To be honest, understanding Japanese comedy is not required, and understanding the characters’ conversations is enough. The difficult terms occurrence rate is low at 3.5terms/episode, so it is recommended for Elementary level Japanese learners.
|Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate||3.5 terms/episode||= 41 / 12|
|Difficulty Level||12th grade||= High School|
|Total Difficulty Score||42.0 points||= 3.5 * 12|
|Comprehensive Judgment||Easy||in 20.0 to 49.9 points|
|Recommended Japanese Learner||Elementary|