Learn Japanese with Anime: “Yuki Yuna is a Hero” (Intermediate Level)

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Webmaster Review

65% Great

The first half and middle of the story are boring. The surprise facts revealed in the second half make it interesting, but only a little. The character is not so cute. The world view is not good enough. However, the drawing level is high, especially the transformation scene and battle scene. The background of the everyday scene is simple, but the background of the different space is colorful and Japanese-like heterogeneity can be produced individually. This is a very good job. Sound production is not bad in daily life, combat and seriousness. By all means, there is a place that resembles MadoMagi, and the evaluation of individuality is not high.

  • Story/Worldview 65 %
  • Character 60 %
  • Animation/Background 80 %
  • Songs/Sound 60 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 60 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %

 

1. Information

Title (Eng)Yuki Yuna is a Hero
Title (Jpn)結城友奈は勇者である
TypeTV
Episodes12
Aired Year2014
GenresDrama, Sci-Fi, Action
Previous
NextYuki Yuna is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter

 

 

2. Synopsis

The story takes place on the Japanese island Shikoku in the fictional city of Sanshu, based on the real-life city of Kan’onji in Kagawa Prefecture, in the 300th year of the Era of the Gods (神世紀 Shinseiki). Yūna, Mimori, Fū, and Itsuki are all members of the Sanshu Middle School Hero Club (讃州中学勇者部 Sanshū Chūgaku Yūsha-bu), dedicating themselves to helping those that request help. One day in their regular daily lives, the Hero Club members are suddenly caught in an explosion of light and transported to a strange forest, where they encounter mysterious monsters known as Vertex which seek to destroy the Shinju (神樹, “Divine Tree”), the guardian deity which protects and blesses humanity. Using a special phone application granted by Taisha, an organization dedicated to the Shinju, Yuna and her friends must transform into “heroes” with magical powers to protect their world from imminent destruction.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Yuna_Is_a_Hero

 

3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

Since there are many scenes where characters are drawn on smartphones and sketchbooks, this anime is good for reading learning. Since all the characters are junior high school girls, the difficulty of everyday conversation is not high. However, you may find it difficult to joke specifically for junior high school students. Difficult Japanese is a religious term such as “結界” (けっかい, border), “御霊” (みたま, spirit), and “大赦” (たいしゃ, given) related to the worldview of this anime. If you are a Japanese language learner and above the intermediate level, you can challenge to watch this anime.

 

Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 6.7 terms/episode= 80 / 12
Difficulty Level12th grade= Middle School
Total Difficulty Score80.4 points= 6.7 * 12
   
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 
JLPTN3 

 

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