Learn Japanese with Anime: “YuruYuri San☆Hai!” (Elementary Level)

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73% Excellent

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.

  • Story/Worldview 70 %
  • Character 80 %
  • Animation/Background 65 %
  • Songs/Sound 70 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 80 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %

 

1. Information

YuruYuri San☆Hai!

Title (Eng)YuruYuri San☆Hai!
Title (Jpn)ゆるゆり さん☆ハイ!
TypeTV
Episodes12
Aired Year2015
GenresSlice of life
PreviousYuruYuri♪♪
NextYuruYuri Nachuyachumi!

 

 

2. Synopsis

YuruYuri San☆Hai!

(C)2015 なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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)

YuruYuri

(c)なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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)

YuruYuri

(c)なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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)

YuruYuri

(c)なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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)

YuruYuri

(c)なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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)

YuruYuri

(c)なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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)

YuruYuri

(c)なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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)

YuruYuri

(c)なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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

YuruYuri San☆Hai!

(C)2015 なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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)

#よみ漢字Meanings
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sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages​
6ぶしつ部室clubroom


・Difficult Term List which Can Be Useful (They come out once)

#よみ漢字Meanings
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
9やおや八百屋greengrocer
10おめかしお粧しdressing up
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
14そいね添い寝sleeping together
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
18たいりょう大漁big catch
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
23ふしんしゃ不審者suspicious person
24ふぜい風情taste; elegance; charm
25ゆきかき雪かきsnow shoveling (shovelling); snow clearing; snow removal
26かまくらかまくらsnow hut
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
41ふほうせんきょ不法占拠illegal occupation 

 

 

6. Elementary can Learn Japanese with This Anime

YuruYuri San☆Hai!

(C)2015 なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

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 Level12th grade= High School
Total Difficulty Score42.0 points= 3.5 * 12
   
Comprehensive JudgmentEasyin 20.0 to 49.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerElementary 
JLPTN4 

 

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