History Manga / Yuru-Yuri

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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[ButtMonkey Akari]], [[SmittenTeenageGirl Chinatsu]], [[OnlySaneMan Yui]], [[ShipperOnDeck Chitose]], [[OtakuSurrogate Kyouko]], [[TheRival Ayano]], [[BelligerentSexualTension Sakurako and Himawari]]]]
-> ''"Akkari~n!"''
-> ''"Ha~i!! Yuru Yuri, hajimaru yo~!"''

''Yuru-Yuri'', a story about cute girls doing cute things. [[WhamLine Basically, each other.]] [[ILied No, just kidding]], the series is pretty free of fanservice ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as expected, regarding the fact that "Yuru Yuri" means something like "Tame Yuri"]]). However, this can be turned around, and an alternate translation of 'Yuru' is loose/carefree, explaining the spontaneity of the Yuri scenes.

It stars three middle school girls, Kyouko, Yui, and ... um, [[OutOfFocus y'know]], [[ButtMonkey wosshername]]... Akari, that's it. When the Tea Ceremony Club disbands from lack of interest, they take over the room for their own "Amusement Club," which is an excuse to goof off and hang out with much silliness ensuing. Eventually, a member shows up in freshman Chinatsu, a prospective Tea Ceremony Club applicant. The club ends up using her to complete their FourGirlEnsemble. After a bit, student council members Ayano and Chitose and their juniors Himawari and Sakurako get involved in the story and even more silliness ensues.

''Yuru-Yuri'' is an ongoing 2008 SliceOfLife comedy manga written by Namori that originally ran in Ichijinsha's GirlsLove anthology ''[[Magazine/YuriHime Yuri Hime S]]''. Two anime adaptation seasons aired as part of {{Summer 2011| Anime}} and {{Summer 2012| Anime}} lineups, both produced by Dogakobo Studios under the direction of Masahiko Ohta. From this series, the audience can expect a fair bit of SchoolgirlLesbians and BreakingTheFourthWall humor.

The manga has so far created ''three'' spin-offs: ''Yuri-Yuri'', a one-shot collection which puts the lesbian romances in a more serious light and subsequently scores considerably higher on the {{yuri}}-scale; ''Risetto!!'', set in the same school but focusing on a pair of freshmen trying to make a doujin game; and ''Ohmuro-ke'', a series of web comics released after each episode of Season 2, which focus on the lives of the eponymous Ohmuro sisters.

Both seasons have been licensed by NIS America and can be [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/yuruyuri legally watched]] on ''Crunchyroll''.
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!!Tropes:

* ACupAngst: Most girls angst about this as a recurring theme.
** As a RunningGag, Sakurako always goes jelly upon seeing Himawari's [[GagBoobs impressive chest]] (and, on one occasion, Akari and Chinatsu going into a HeroicBSOD).
** At the BeachEpisode, when Ayano and Kyouko find Yui's bust a significant threat.
** In Season 1 Episode 7, while Sakurako goes on a "date" with Himawari at a diner, the latter is innocently reaching for things on the table, causing her [[{{Gainaxing}} breasts to bounce a little]]. Sakurako gets a bit angry at it, then tells her that boobs aren't allowed, while [[ThanksForTheMammaries squeezing one of them.]] Himawari is understandably confused about what Sakurako just did.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: After being the ButtMonkey {{Unperson}} for so long, Akari gets almost all the attention in Season 2 Episode 11. [[spoiler:[[ShaggyDogStory Then it turns out to just be a story that Kyouko wrote.]]]]
* AesopAmnesia: Kyouko feels bad about things she did to Chizuru. The next day she's on it again.
* AllJustADream: At the end of Season 2 Episode 11, [[spoiler:after it's discovered Akari's time travel was just a story Kyouko wrote, Akari gets mad and wishes that Kyouko could have at least invoked this trope beforehand.]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse -- Kyouko describes an anime she's watching where the main character is following her {{childhood friend|s}} around in secret, brings extra lunch to school every day but never giving it to her, and keeps track of all her friends. Kyouko calls it a "heartwarming RomanticComedy", while Yui points out that it sounds more like the actions of a StalkerWithACrush.
* AmusingInjuries: When a character gets whacked on the head, sometimes a big bump will grow almost instantly on it. And occasionally with InstantBandages already on it.
* ArtEvolution: In the earliest chapters, everyone's heads are significantly larger in proportion to their bodies. Himawari's pigtails started out as almost comically huge before shrinking down to barely nothing.
* BadLiar: In Season 1 Episode 8, Ayano assumes that Chitose is this when the latter says she's going to tell lies and at the end of the day Ayano can try to figure out which ones were lies. She says things such as a ghost in the bathroom, that she has a twin, and that Kyouko was smelling Ayano's shoes. [[spoiler:Ayano then says all those were lies, but then Chitose says she lied when she said she was going to tell lies, so all the things she mentioned were in fact true, much to Ayano's shock.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Chinatsu comes off as fairly sweet in her first appearance (and around Yui), but many moments of craziness can be seen in her art and actions.
* BlackComedyRape: The finale of Season 1 takes it to the extreme, with [[spoiler:''Chitose'' going nuts after eating chocolate and making out with everyone]].
* BlandNameProduct: Comuket.
** And in the manga, Pucari Sweat (from Pocari Sweat), Fanchi Orange (Fanta Orange), and Pukki (Pocky).
*** The first episode of ♪♪ has loads of them, such as Mattari brand ping-pong balls and a SIGA UMA Catcher machine.
** Season 2 Episode 7 features a "[[{{PlayStation 3}} Popy Ph3]]" video game console running "[[VideoGame/DragonQuest Nanamori Quest II]]".
* BlankWhiteEyes: Happens to Akari a few times after [[ButtMonkey a particularly traumatic experience]].
* BloodyHilarious: ''Majokko Mirakurun'', a parody of MagicalGirl shows, runs on this alongside ComedicSociopathy, with over-the-top violence committed by both the good and bad side, and copious amount of blood shown on-screen.
* BlueWithShock: Several girls display this trope from time to time.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Kyouko and Yui. Especially when Kyouko uses the nicknames for them that Akari came up with, "Kyuppi & Yuppi". [[spoiler:They switch positions in one chapter.]]
* BrickJoke:
** The pudding in the Student Council's fridge.
** Kyouko's rum raisin ice cream.
** The ping-pong balls.
** After Chitose reveals that all of her April Fools "lies" were in fact truth, they're confirmed through cutaways, except for the sexy underwear which Chizuru discovers in the laundry basket at the end of the episode.
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** Usually happens in the intro of episodes, such as Akari accidentally bumping into the camera and asking the cameraman if he's okay, with the camera shaking up and down for "yes".
** When talking about preventing colds in Season 2 Episode 2, Kyouko mentions "hand gargling", her portmanteau for "hand washing" and "gargling", a few times, while looking towards the camera and giving a thumbs up, to which Yui [[LampshadeHanging immediately asks who she's talking to]].
* BrotherSisterIncest: Akari's brother (later {{retcon}}ned into a sister, Akane) has a complex for Akari.
* ButtMonkey:
** Akari. Taunted by nature, toyed with by cameramen, ignored by her own friends, [[spoiler:getting forcibly frenched by Chinatsu and Chitose]]... Girl can't catch a break.
** Episode 12 takes Akari's misfortune to its extreme...
** Ayano is this to Kyouko.
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Season 1 Episode 10.
* CallBack:
** At the end of Season 1 Episode 11, Ayano and Chinatsu display the wooden swords purchased in last episode, [[spoiler:as the group prepares to cure Akari's head injury-induced PersonalitySwap with another.]]
** The wooden swords reappear, fully intact, in Season 2 Episodes 2 and 10; the latter reappearance served to confuse the sophomores who didn't realize that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp they've taken their second-year school trip twice]].
** One infamous scene from Season 1 Episode 5 gets ''two'' callbacks -- [[spoiler:Akari's broken, empty-eyed expression (complete with dramatic SingleTear) after a ForcefulKiss from Chinatsu]]: Season 1 Episode 12, after [[spoiler:a choco-intoxicated Chitose gives her ''three'' {{Forceful Kiss}}es]], and Season 2 Episode 10 after [[spoiler:a forceful massage by Chinatsu]].
** In chapter 12 of [[SpinOff Ohmuro-ke]], Sakurako tries to give Hanako the P.E. shirt that Himawari [[GagBoobs stretched out]] in chapter 9 of Yuru-Yuri.
* CameraAbuse: In the introduction to episode 7, Akari trips and hits her head on the camera.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Ayano toward Kyouko.
* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Sakurako becomes upset when her close friend/rival Himawari decides to spend some time with Chinatsu.
* [[CastFullOfGay Cast Full of Lesbians]]: Just what would YuruYuri be without this trope...
* CatSmile: A few characters display one occasionally, usually Kyouko or Chinatsu.
* CensorBox: A variation of this is used during one of Chitose's fantasies. {{Pixellation}} follows on occasion.
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Pudding]]: Kyouko found one in the student council's fridge... with [[TheRival Ayano]]'s name written on it. A few scenes later, Ayano came back into the student council's room looking for it.
* ChildhoodFriends: Kyouko & Yui, Sakurako & Himawari.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Sakurako and Himawari did a variety of this when they filled in a marriage license together as little kids.
* ChromosomeCasting: A female example.
* ClingyJealousGirl
** In Season 1 Episode 4, Kyouko [[ImagineSpot imagines]] writing a wish where Chinatsu shyly allows herself to be kissed by her. Then reality kicks in, and Chinatsu writes that very same wish, except directed to Yui. Kyouko changes her wish to simply getting more sleep. Yui is reluctant, but then gives her a kiss on the forehead. Which prompts Kyouko to smack Yui on the head out of jealousy.
** Chinatsu herself falls into this in Season 1 Episode 6 while Kyouko is telling a story where she and Yui fell in love with each other. She smacks Kyouko's drawings to interrupt the scene as it's playing out.
** Practically all of main girls towards Akari during the first half of Season 2 Episode 1. [[spoiler:Turns out it was AllJustADream.]]
** Sakurako has a big hissy fit in Season 2 Episode 3 after a few days without Himawari to tutor her, instead spending time teaching Chinatsu to knit a scarf. This culminates in her [[CryCute tearfully lashing out on Himawari]] in the middle of the classroom.
* ColorFailure: Happens to Ayano in the first half of Season 2 Episode 6, then Kyouko in the second half.
* ComedicSociopathy: Especially Akari, whose bad luck and helplessness is one of the recurring jokes.
* ContinuityNod: Season 2 Episode 6 has one toward Season 1 Episode 5.
* CouchGag: The opening scene in which Akari tries to tell the audience that the show is starting, and how it fails.
* CountingSheep: Yui and Kyouko does this in one of the {{Image Song}}s.
* CranialEruption: Appears prior to, but most prominently in Season 1 Episode 11 [[spoiler:where it gives Kyouko (and later Akari) a PersonalitySwap]].
* CrazyPrepared
** One of Akari's more noticeable traits is that she has everything prepared for emergencies, such as band-aids and chopsticks.
** In Season 2 Episode 6, Akari wonders why Ayano isn't at Comiket with them. Yui tells her that Ayano didn't seem to like coming the previous year, so she and Kyouko felt it was best not to drag her to the event again. Then a {{flashback}} from the previous evening shows a pumped Ayano ready to go, having studied up on Comiket, and waiting for Kyouko's phone call. [[spoiler:She ends up waiting all day, and finally gets a call in the evening, only for Kyouko to ask for help carrying things home from Comiket. Cue ColorFailure on Ayano, with her hanging up, and then immediately getting a call from Chitose, consoling her]]
* CrossPoppingVeins: Happens quite often.
* CryCute
** Yui in Season 1 Episode 11, while convincing Kyouko [[spoiler:not to disband the Club]].
** Sakurako in Season 2 Episode 3 tearfully lashes out on Himawari on spending more time with Chinatsu teaching her how to knit a scarf than tutor her. Turns out Himawari was knitting her a scarf for Valentine's.
** In Episode 11 of Season 2, [[spoiler:Akari tearfully realizes that she just doesn't have the heart to change her past, because she'd lose all her good memories of the past year. Then, when she returns to her timeline, instead of the expected tepid response, she sees practically the main girls, as well as Rise, Nishigaki-sensei and Akane making missing-person pictures of her, and all the main girls cry TearsOfJoy once she reappears.]]
* CuteMute: Rise's mouth moves, but the only one who can hear her is [[HotScientist Nishigaki-sensei]]. Also revealed to be present during most of the events of the series, [[OutOfFocus just offscreen]].
* DCupDistress: Himawari always feels uncomfortable by the fact that she is incredibly stacked for a thirteen-year-old.
* DarkMagicalGirl: [[MeaningfulName Rival]]un to Mirakurun, in the MagicalGirl ShowWithinAShow ''Majokko Mirakurun''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yui.
* DecoyProtagonist: The opening and ending credits, as well as the first few minutes of the first episode make it seem obvious that Akari is the main protagonist. However, she loses focus quickly (i.e. mid-way through the first episode) which leads the girls to [[DiscussedTrope talk about it]] and try to make her stand out more. Also, Kyouko (who gets the spotlight after Akari loses it) [[LampshadeHanging says on the previews that she is the main character]].
* DeepImmersionGaming: A brief one occurs in Yui's dream during episode 5 of season 2.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The dialogue we hear from the ''Mirakurun'' movie in episode 7 suggests this.
* DemotedToExtra: This happens to Akari in the manga, after which the cast tries to help her getting noticed more. In the anime, they do this [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication in the first episode]].
* DetachedSleeves: Part of both Mirakurun's and Rivalun's costumes.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness:
** Mari's default expression.
** [[spoiler:Akari]] in Season 1 Episode 5 after [[spoiler:Chinatsu forcibly kisses her]], again in Season 1 Episode 12 after [[spoiler:Chitose forcibly kisses her]], and [[RuleOfThree once again]] in Season 2 Episode 10 after [[spoiler:a forced massage from Chinatsu]].
* DumbBlonde: Both blondes in the series falls into this trope--the differences being Kyouko falls into this [[BrilliantButLazy 95% of the time]], while Sakurako does that all the time.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Used in the ''Mirakurun'' ShowWithinAShow in the first part of Season 2 Episode 6. Rivalun and a minion stole some balls Mirakurun was playing with and animated them into attacking Mirakurun. A few of the balls are shown more explicitly, and seem to injure Mirakurun to the point that even they wonder if they went too far, and order the balls to stop. [[spoiler:Turns out Mirakurun used a NinjaLog to escape, then proceeded to beat the tar out of them and release the balls from their control.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
** The title itself, "Yuru-Yuri", as in "gentle girls' love". To lesser or greater degrees of accuracy, the lesbian subtext of the girls' relationships are there for everyone to see.
** "[[ShowWithinAShow Mirakurun's]]" Rivalun couldn't possibly be TheRival, could she?
* EyeCatch: The anime has a separate, rather long and elaborate, EyeCatch for each of the main cast, complete with individual themes.
* FamilyThemeNaming:
** The Ohmuro sisters are named Hanako (flower child), Sakurako ([[CherryBlossoms cherry blossom]] child), and Nadeshiko (carnation child).
** And Hiwamari (Sunflower)'s sister is Kaede (Maple).
* (Lesbian) FemaleGaze: Chinatsu watching the perspiring, messy-haired Yui downing a can of drink after a game of ping-pong.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the very end of Season 2 Episode 3, Akane can be seen entering Akari's room with a huge chocolate heart. However, because the scene is quick, and it zooms in on her, then the chocolate she's holding (complete with camera jarring), you won't see her face unless you pause it.
* FullNameBasis:
** Ayano will never refer to Kyouko by anything other than '''[[SayMyName "TOSHINOU KYOUKO!"]]'''
** '''[[AllJustADream "AKAZA AKARI!"]]'''
* GirlishPigtails: Chinatsu and Mirakurun.
* GoingCommando: Ayano forgot to bring her underwear along with her [[BeachEpisode to the beach]]. She uses her yukata to keep her safe from a possible case of scandalous VaporWear. She doesn't get away with it. Cue yet another {{nosebleed}} from Chitose.
* GratuitousEnglish:
** Kyouko in Season 1 Episode 10, while on top of Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto:
--> '''Kyouko''': I can fly!
--> '''Yui''' (in Japanese): Don't do it!
--> '''Kyouko''' (pointing at Yui): You can fly?
--> '''Yui''' (in Japanese): No, I won't!
** In Season 2 Episode 2, Sakurako suggests that they only speak English. However, all they can say is "Delicious!" and "This is rice."
* HeelFaceTurn: Strongly implied in ''Mirakurun The Movie'' that Raika-chan/Rivalun decided to work together with Mirakurun.
--> Mirakurun: If we work together, we can defeat anyone!
--> Raika-chan: I suppose I must. After all, I'm so nice.
* HopelessSuitor: Chinatsu with regard to Yui, who appears seems either [[ObliviousToLove oblivious to her feelings]] or just doesn't care.
* HostileShowTakeover: Every "OnTheNext" has the character giving it declare themselves as some form of protagonist, except Akari. In Season 1 Episode 6, Kyouko (in an Akari mask) does the CouchGag in place of Akari.
* HotSpringsEpisode
* ILied: In Season 2 Episode 4, Nishigaki-sensei tells the Student Council a heart-wrenching story of why she became a scientist: when she was younger, she had a toy robot dog who suddenly stopped working one day, and she vowed to study enough to fix it one day. Rise calls her out on it, so she decides to tell the true story: her interest in science started with a science experiment, back when she was their age, involving batteries and a lightbulb. She decided to plug the wires into an outlet, causing the bulb to explode, which also started her fascination for StuffBlowingUp.
* ImagineSpot: Chitose and Chizuru in fantasy-goggles mode.
* ImprobablyFemaleCast:
** There are no named males in this series, and it avoids using them as background characters as much as possible. Even in Season 1 Episode 7, where a handful of males were shown, though faceless and with the camera panning behind or below the head, until the very end of the episode, which shows one of Akari's younger male relatives from the front.
** Even Akari's older brother was {{retcon}}ned in the manga into a girl, Akane, which soon reached into the anime.
** This goes to ludicrous levels in Comiket[=/=][[BlandNameProduct Comuket]] episodes, and there is not a single male in sight, which of course is realistically impossible, given the large male demographic in such events in RealLife.
* InstantBandages: One instance happens in Season 1 Episode 4 after Kyouko smacks Yui on the back of her head after the latter gave a kiss to Chinatsu, which the former wanted.
* IntertwinedFingers
* {{Leitmotif}}: Each of the main characters has one, which is worked into their {{eyecatch}} and ImageSong.
* LethalChef: Chinatsu, to go along with being a TerribleArtist.
* LighterAndSofter: Chizuru's fantasies about Chitose and Ayano are definitely a lot less...imaginative than Chitose's about Ayano and Kyouko.
* LoveBubbles
* LoveDodecahedron:
** It's starting to shape up into this with Ayano > Kyouko > Chinatsu > Yui, maybe Yui > Kyouko and [[spoiler:due to Chinatsu kissing Akari, Akari started developing feelings for Chinatsu]].
** Kyouko > Yui is visible unless Kyouko is just teasing Yui with her comments, actions, and fanfic.
* LoveTriangle:
** Type 5. Kyouko is crazy for Chinatsu (for the cosplay potential, if nothing else), but Chinatsu is in love with Yui (partly for a protection deal against Kyouko). Yui is rather indifferent about the whole thing.
** There is another strange one - Chinatsu's older sister, Tomoko is obviously in love with Akari's sister, Akane, who in turn has an obsession with Akari. Akari knows nothing.
* LyricalDissonance: Kyouko's song on the second CD album, "Jigoku no Soko e mo Tsuiteiku" ("I'll follow you to the bottom of hell") is presumably the same song she mentioned in the karaoke episode. A happy pop song sung from a stalker's point of view, with lines like "We'll be together forever", and "I'm staring at you from behind the bookshelves".
* MadeOfExplodium: Pretty much anything Nishigaki-sensei touches. [[spoiler:That includes the time machine Akari used to go back one year in time. After Akari asks Nishigaki-sensei to look at it, she "fixes" it by replacing batteries. After Akari returns to the present, [[LampshadeHanging some characters point out]] that Nishigaki-sensei got her hands on the device, the time machine explodes.]]
* MagicSkirt: Even in the openings, where the main four are always jumping around or standing with the wind blowing, we don't even get one PantyShot from those school uniforms.
* MediumAwareness: The couple of pages that were made in colour have the characters show this trope.
* MegaTonPunch: Kyouko receives two after trying to do TheGlomp on Chizuru after the latter walks offstage in episode 12 of Season 2.
* MoodWhiplash: While the show goes from comedy to light drama occasionally, the ending of [[spoiler:Season 2 Episode 8 goes from a lighthearted outing with Chinatsu hugging Yui at the end, followed immediately by the ending which is drawn [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Chinatsu-style.]] The opening sketch of the next episode also shows her drawing style in the background, which freaks out Akari to the point that Yui comments that her eyes rolled over inside her head in shock.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: PlayedForLaughs in episode 12 of Season 2. During a play of [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], Chizuru (who is a Ayano/Chitose [[ShipperOnDeck shipper]]} plays the huntsman while Kyouko is Snow White. Chizuru accidentally fires her gun, which hits the spot between Kyouko's legs, then laments that she missed. She then pulls out 2 assault rifles, and [[ATeamFiring begins firing wildly]] at Kyouko, and only gives up when she runs out of bullets.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Invoked with Chinatsu while cosplaying as Mirakurun. Whenever she performs, she usually tries to put on a NiceGirl act. But she either screws up by doing something mean or break character behind the scenes (but not necessarily beyond earshot). Mari [[BrokenPedestal learned the hard way]] just how much of a BitchInSheepsClothing Chinatsu is.
* NightmareFuelColoringBook: Chinatsu's drawings...what is going on in that girl's head? *shudder*
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant:
** Chinatsu when she creates pretty much anything from food to art.
** Akane also invokes this from time to time, such as the jarring effect used when she's first seen at the end of Season 2 Episode 3, as well as Episode 9, when Chinatsu, then at a sleepover with the Akaza sisters, can't sleep after watching a horror movie. After calming down by imagining Yui, she lowers the blanket from her face. [[spoiler:And sees Akane right above her, complete with ScareChord, who then puts her hand right over poor Chinatsu's mouth, mostly to keep her from waking up Akari while she gets her DVD back.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: When attempting to make Akari stand out more, the club eventually decides on an [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]] Akari with TorpedoTits that ends every sentence with "[[VerbalTic Akarin]]".
* {{Nosebleed}}: Chitose gets these during the numerous times she uses her lesbian goggles.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded once]].
* NotSoStoic: Ayano makes a lot of bad puns. Yui cracks up over every single one.
* OdangoHair: Akari, whose buns can seperate from her hair in [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]]. Also when she cosplays [[ShowWithinAShow Ganbo]].
* OddlyNamedSequel: Yuru-Yuri♪♪. The notes are pronounced "fuwa fuwa".
* OneHundredAndEight: The bonus CD for Season 2 Volume 1 Blu-ray includes a track where Akari says "Akarin" in 108 different ways.
* OnlySixFaces: The main difference between the girls appearance is in the hair, and variety of facial expressions, but they have really similar faces. Akari and Chinatsu have near identical faces, just as well as Kyouko and Sakurako, and Ayano and Himawari.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Kyouko notices that Akari barely gets angry at anyone and asks her to say "I hate you", when she does it it's enough to shock Kyouko into a depression. She does this later to both Yui and Chinatsu, with the same results.
* OtakuSurrogate: Kyouko.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: The whole second half of Season 1 Episode 11 is essentially the aftermath of Kyouko [[CranialEruption bumping her head on a flight of stairs]] one fateful day.
* OutOfFocus: Poor, poor Akari... see the image above? Her face is even blocked by Kyouko's right foot. Hilariously used to her advantage at the end of Season 2 Episode 4. While walking home sharing an umbrella with Kyouko, Akari's shoulder is getting a bit wet because she's outside of the umbrella slightly. Instead of moving the umbrella over more to Akari's side, Kyouko suggests they walk in a line, with Akari behind Kyouko. It seems to work, [[spoiler:until a car passes by, and splashes water on Kyouko, Yui, and Chinatsu. Kyouko [[LampshadeHanging wonders if]] Akari avoided the splash because she was "offscreen" at the time]].
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Chitose has this almost in episode 12 of the first episode.
* PervertedDrooling: Chizuru's reaction to her lesbian fantasies, in contrast to her twin sister Chitose's {{nosebleed}}s.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Though one can put a question mark on Platonic since they all get legitimate ShipTease with each other.
** Yui and Kyouko grew up together since preschool.
** Chitose and Ayano, both fellow members of the Student Council.
** Himawari and Sakurako, [[SitcomArchnemesis on a good day]] though the two always have a massive amount of {{UST}}.
* PoseOfSupplication: Twice within a minute by Ayano in Season 1 Episode 2.
--> '''Ayano:''' [[GratuitousEnglish Double shock!]]
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Season 2 Episode 7 used "Spring" from Vivaldi's ''The Four Seasons''. The girl who uses it? [[spoiler:Akane, whenever she has a ''quality time'' with an Akari dakimakura (hug pillow) and Akari's belongings.]]
* {{Retcon}}[=/=]{{Rewrite}}: In the manga, Akari's siscon brother was changed into a siscon sister as evident by [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Akari_and_Sister_350x494_3970.jpg this picture]] and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Akari_and_Akane_Siscon_Sister_200x813_2180.jpg this one]].
* TheRival
** Ayano sees Kyouko as one, [[UnknownRival but the feeling isn't mutual]].
** Himawari and Sakurako are rivals to each other.
* RootingForTheEmpire: InUniverse -- Rivalun from ''Majokko Mirakurun'' has lots of fans, despite being an alien invader.
* RubberFace: Yui does it to Kyouko in Season 1 Episode 3.
* RunningGag
** "I'm not praising you!"
** The box Kyouko keeps at the amusement club. Every time it appears it has a new title written on it, with the previous one crossed out.
** Akari [[{{Unperson}} constantly disappearing]].
** Nishigaki-sensei has lots of StuffBlowingUp.
** "Her hair ate it!"
* SayMyName: '''TOSHINOU KYOUKO!!'''
* SchmuckBait: In Season 2 Episode 9, several girls are studying, when they decide to call Kyouko and ask for tips on cramming since she's so good at it. Kyouko tells them to place the book on the bed, then do a headstand on it, followed by prayer. When Akari asks what to do next, Kyouko then just tells them her advice was just a lie and hangs up on them.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Mostly implied or [[AllLoveIsUnrequited one-sided]]... except Nadeshiko. In the ''Ohmuro-ke'' SpinOff, she is actually trying to hide it.
* SdrawkcabName:
** Used in Season 2 Episode 10, by saying "Akarin" backwards ("Niraka"), which un-{{Unperson}} an invisible charcter (except poor [[ButtMonkey Akari]]).
** Also used in the next episode. [[spoiler:after Akari is stuck on the time machine, it disappears right after some girls say "Akarin" like in the intros. "Niraka" is then uttered when she reappears.]]
* SecretKeeper: In the anime at least, Akari never finds out about her sister's obsession with her. When Kyouko peeks into Akane's room, she sees a lot of creepy things in there. Then in Season 2 Episode 11, after Akari is invited into her room, Akane cleans up everything inside and stuffs all of it inside her closet. It gets to the point where her sister can't sleep because she's sharing the bed with Akari.
* SelectiveObliviousness: In Season 1 Episode 11, Yui shows to Chinatsu a picture in their album of their preschool days. They tell her about a girl who once lorded over the local playground. An incensed Chinatsu vows to beat up said girl should they meet one day. Then Akari looks at the picture, [[spoiler:and realizes that said girl is none other than Chinatsu herself, then on a visit to her grandmother. She decided to say not a word about it, because Chinatsu doesn't remember.]]
* SempaiKohai: Chinatsu refers to Yui very formally as "senpai".
* ShaggyDogStory: Pretty much everything involving Akari seemingly getting a big break, such as [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream the first half of Season 2 Episode 1]] and Kyouko's story in Season 2 Episode 11 about Akari's failed attempt to {{retcon}} her past.]]
* ShipperOnDeck[=/=]YuriFan:
** Chitose, who often fantasizes about Kyouko/Ayano.
** Also, Chitose's twin sister, Chizuru, who fantazises about Chitose/Ayano.
* ShoutOut
** Season 1 Episode 5 is titled "[[HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi When Akari and the Cicadas Cry]]".
** When Kyouko asks Yui what superpower she would have, Yui says she would be able to warp. In kyouko's imagination; after Yui warps, [[ToLoveRu she loses her clothes.]]
** The Christmas episode of Season 2 gives a homage to ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
** In Sakurako's {{imagine spot}} in Season 2 Episode 7, Akari's hair buns acted as a {{power limiter}}, and she went [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]] after taking them off.
** In Season 2 Episode 10, the girls have a talk at Kiyomizu-dera, alluding to a similar discussion in ''Manga/LuckyStar''.
** Season 2 Episode 11's title, "The Akari who Leapt Through Time", is a homage to ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime''.
** The ''Ohmuro-ke'' SpinOff web comics are pretty much named after the ''Manga/{{Minami-ke}}'' series.
** Rise look a lot like [[{{Ib}} another character who talks without making a sound]].
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Majokko Mirakurun'', a MagicalGirl series. As far as Kyouko is concerned, Chinatsu is a dead ringer for the eponymous character, to the point where Kyouko is ''determined'' to get her in costume.
* SkinshipGrope: Chitose does this to Ayano.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Himawari and Sakurako attempt this while duelling with fireworks but they're taken off them before they can do any damage.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Himawari and Sakurako, towards each other. In almost every single scene where the two are together, they're constantly angry at each other, and often exchanging {{Lightning Glare}}s at each other.
* SlapSlapKiss: Sakurako and Himawari's scenes follow this format, although it's generally more ''slap'' than ''kiss''.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Chitose and Chizuru.
* SneezeCut
* SocietyIsToBlame: The... profound plea from Himawari's little sister Kaede about Sakurako's craziness. It's so profound Sakurako actually stops fooling around with the poor little girl and begs her for mercy.
* SpitTake
** In Season 2 Episode 3, Akari is drinking milk when Sakurako makes a funny face, causing her to spit the milk out.
** Himawari does one in Season 2 Episode 10 after overhearing Nadeshiko's suggestive comments on the phone.
* SpinOff: Has three so far! ''Yuri-Yuri'', ''Risetto!!'', and the recent ''Ohmuro-ke''
* SproutingEars: Both Ayano and Kyouko at different points.
* StockFootage: Chinatsu's hair devouring ping-pong balls and other small objects that have the misfortune of landing in it. Accompanied by a shrill scream.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Rivalun wears a bikini top, resulting in an very embarrassed Ayano when she's forced to cosplay as her.
* StuffBlowingUp: Nishigaki-sensei is so obsessed with explosion almost every scene with her involves explosions, or at least her talking about combustion.
* TerribleArtist: Chinatsu's slideshow caused poor Akari to go speechless with horror and develop BlankWhiteEyes and Kyouko and Yui to desperately try to make it end by any means! Chinatsu, of course, believes she is a good artist. Her drawings scare other characters as well, such as when sending out New Year's greeting cards.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Both Akari and Sakurako's younger sister Hanako.
* ThisBillboardNeedsSomeSalt: Kyouko ChewingTheScenery(literal version) in the last episode of the second season.
* TimeyWimeyBall: The focus of Season 2 Episode 11 after Akari travels back one year in time.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Rum raisin ice cream for Kyouko.
* {{Tsundere}}
** Both Sakurako and Himawari are Type A for each other, with a smattering of "SlapSlapKiss".
** Ayano counts when '''TOSHINOU KYOUKO''''s name is mentioned.
* {{Twincest}}: [[spoiler:Chitose and Chizuru in Season 1 Episode 12.]]
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: In Season 2 Episode 4, after the main girls are caught at school without umbrellas when rain started pouring, Chinatsu got some loaned ones from the faculty. While sharing one with Yui, Chinatsu has her arms around her the entire time in the next scene.
* UnPerson:
** PlayedForLaughs with Akari, who oftentimes [[DemotedToExtra gets put in the background]]. Hilariously in Season 1 Episode 8, both her and Chinatsu "disappear" after a narrator announces they've met their screen time quota, and promptly turn into outlines of their characters.
** Happens again at the beginning of Season 2 Episode 10, with the addition of Himawari and Sakurako, who disappears with Akari and Chinatsu. Kyouko shows up in a popup balloon, and mocks them for it, prompting Yui to smack her in the back of the head, and restore them by saying [[SdrawkcabName "Nirakra"]]. Except [[RunningGag poor Akari]], who gets cut off mid-sentence to roll the intro credits.
* WasItAllALie: Mirakurun delivers a parodied example to Raika-chan/Rivalun ''Mirakurun The Movie''.
--> Mirakurun: Raika-chan, are you my rival?
--> Raika-chan: Don't look so betrayed, no one made you trust me.
--> Mirakurun: Are you saying that, when you tutored me, and treated me to a dinner, WasItAllALie?
--> Raika-chan: You are so trusting. Getting close to you was easy.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Season 1 Episode 11 focuses on Kyouko going into a CranialEruption-induced OutOfCharacterMoment, where her personality changes so drastically [[spoiler:to the point of actually wanting to shut down the Club.]] Yui [[CryCute breaks down crying]]. Parodied almost immediately afterwards where Akarin's personality changes in the exact same way. [[spoiler:Everyone readies their random blunt objects and surrounds her.]]
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: Akari.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: While no one in the cast appears to notice, there are strangely enough ''Yuru-Yuri'' {{doujinshi}} for sale at [[BlandNameProduct Comuket]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Kaede and Hanako.
* WorstAid: Chitose's solution to Kyouko's personality change due to head injury was to hit her in the head again. Her choice of tools for that was a paper fan, a hammer and a crowbar.
* {{Yandere}}: Chinatsu enters this territory.
* {{Yonkoma}}: A special manga chapter is done in this style. One of the strips is about Kyouko attempting to come up with a punchline for the fourth panel. She fails.
* YouCantFightFate: Season 2 Episode 11 [[spoiler:(a story by Kyouko)]] focuses on Akari exploiting her accidental time travel to {{retcon}} all the bad first impressions which she blames for causing her to go OutOfFocus. [[spoiler:She constantly fails, and ultimately leaves things as they are after Akane convinced her to retain all her good memories of the past year.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
** Nearly everyone has unusual shades of hair coloring. Himawari and Kaede actually have blue hair.
** Yui's normal black hair gets lampshaded when the rest of the Amusement Club can't think up a fruit-based nickname for her.
** As does Sakurako's brown hair when discussing {{Sentai}} colors for members of the student council:
--> '''Kyouko''': Purple, white, blue, light brown.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Mirakurun, and anyone cosplaying as her, wears this.
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to:

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/YuruYuriCast_2068.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[ButtMonkey Akari]], [[SmittenTeenageGirl Chinatsu]], [[OnlySaneMan Yui]], [[ShipperOnDeck Chitose]], [[OtakuSurrogate Kyouko]], [[TheRival Ayano]], [[BelligerentSexualTension Sakurako and Himawari]]]]
-> ''"Akkari~n!"''
-> ''"Ha~i!! Yuru Yuri, hajimaru yo~!"''

''Yuru-Yuri'', a story about cute girls doing cute things. [[WhamLine Basically, each other.]] [[ILied No, just kidding]], the series is pretty free of fanservice ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as expected, regarding the fact that "Yuru Yuri" means something like "Tame Yuri"]]). However, this can be turned around, and an alternate translation of 'Yuru' is loose/carefree, explaining the spontaneity of the Yuri scenes.

It stars three middle school girls, Kyouko, Yui, and ... um, [[OutOfFocus y'know]], [[ButtMonkey wosshername]]... Akari, that's it. When the Tea Ceremony Club disbands from lack of interest, they take over the room for their own "Amusement Club," which is an excuse to goof off and hang out with much silliness ensuing. Eventually, a member shows up in freshman Chinatsu, a prospective Tea Ceremony Club applicant. The club ends up using her to complete their FourGirlEnsemble. After a bit, student council members Ayano and Chitose and their juniors Himawari and Sakurako get involved in the story and even more silliness ensues.

''Yuru-Yuri'' is an ongoing 2008 SliceOfLife comedy manga written by Namori that originally ran in Ichijinsha's GirlsLove anthology ''[[Magazine/YuriHime Yuri Hime S]]''. Two anime adaptation seasons aired as part of {{Summer 2011| Anime}} and {{Summer 2012| Anime}} lineups, both produced by Dogakobo Studios under the direction of Masahiko Ohta. From this series, the audience can expect a fair bit of SchoolgirlLesbians and BreakingTheFourthWall humor.

The manga has so far created ''three'' spin-offs: ''Yuri-Yuri'', a one-shot collection which puts the lesbian romances in a more serious light and subsequently scores considerably higher on the {{yuri}}-scale; ''Risetto!!'', set in the same school but focusing on a pair of freshmen trying to make a doujin game; and ''Ohmuro-ke'', a series of web comics released after each episode of Season 2, which focus on the lives of the eponymous Ohmuro sisters.

Both seasons have been licensed by NIS America and can be [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/yuruyuri legally watched]] on ''Crunchyroll''.
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!!Tropes:

* ACupAngst: Most girls angst about this as a recurring theme.
** As a RunningGag, Sakurako always goes jelly upon seeing Himawari's [[GagBoobs impressive chest]] (and, on one occasion, Akari and Chinatsu going into a HeroicBSOD).
** At the BeachEpisode, when Ayano and Kyouko find Yui's bust a significant threat.
** In Season 1 Episode 7, while Sakurako goes on a "date" with Himawari at a diner, the latter is innocently reaching for things on the table, causing her [[{{Gainaxing}} breasts to bounce a little]]. Sakurako gets a bit angry at it, then tells her that boobs aren't allowed, while [[ThanksForTheMammaries squeezing one of them.]] Himawari is understandably confused about what Sakurako just did.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: After being the ButtMonkey {{Unperson}} for so long, Akari gets almost all the attention in Season 2 Episode 11. [[spoiler:[[ShaggyDogStory Then it turns out to just be a story that Kyouko wrote.]]]]
* AesopAmnesia: Kyouko feels bad about things she did to Chizuru. The next day she's on it again.
* AllJustADream: At the end of Season 2 Episode 11, [[spoiler:after it's discovered Akari's time travel was just a story Kyouko wrote, Akari gets mad and wishes that Kyouko could have at least invoked this trope beforehand.]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse -- Kyouko describes an anime she's watching where the main character is following her {{childhood friend|s}} around in secret, brings extra lunch to school every day but never giving it to her, and keeps track of all her friends. Kyouko calls it a "heartwarming RomanticComedy", while Yui points out that it sounds more like the actions of a StalkerWithACrush.
* AmusingInjuries: When a character gets whacked on the head, sometimes a big bump will grow almost instantly on it. And occasionally with InstantBandages already on it.
* ArtEvolution: In the earliest chapters, everyone's heads are significantly larger in proportion to their bodies. Himawari's pigtails started out as almost comically huge before shrinking down to barely nothing.
* BadLiar: In Season 1 Episode 8, Ayano assumes that Chitose is this when the latter says she's going to tell lies and at the end of the day Ayano can try to figure out which ones were lies. She says things such as a ghost in the bathroom, that she has a twin, and that Kyouko was smelling Ayano's shoes. [[spoiler:Ayano then says all those were lies, but then Chitose says she lied when she said she was going to tell lies, so all the things she mentioned were in fact true, much to Ayano's shock.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Chinatsu comes off as fairly sweet in her first appearance (and around Yui), but many moments of craziness can be seen in her art and actions.
* BlackComedyRape: The finale of Season 1 takes it to the extreme, with [[spoiler:''Chitose'' going nuts after eating chocolate and making out with everyone]].
* BlandNameProduct: Comuket.
** And in the manga, Pucari Sweat (from Pocari Sweat), Fanchi Orange (Fanta Orange), and Pukki (Pocky).
*** The first episode of ♪♪ has loads of them, such as Mattari brand ping-pong balls and a SIGA UMA Catcher machine.
** Season 2 Episode 7 features a "[[{{PlayStation 3}} Popy Ph3]]" video game console running "[[VideoGame/DragonQuest Nanamori Quest II]]".
* BlankWhiteEyes: Happens to Akari a few times after [[ButtMonkey a particularly traumatic experience]].
* BloodyHilarious: ''Majokko Mirakurun'', a parody of MagicalGirl shows, runs on this alongside ComedicSociopathy, with over-the-top violence committed by both the good and bad side, and copious amount of blood shown on-screen.
* BlueWithShock: Several girls display this trope from time to time.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Kyouko and Yui. Especially when Kyouko uses the nicknames for them that Akari came up with, "Kyuppi & Yuppi". [[spoiler:They switch positions in one chapter.]]
* BrickJoke:
** The pudding in the Student Council's fridge.
** Kyouko's rum raisin ice cream.
** The ping-pong balls.
** After Chitose reveals that all of her April Fools "lies" were in fact truth, they're confirmed through cutaways, except for the sexy underwear which Chizuru discovers in the laundry basket at the end of the episode.
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** Usually happens in the intro of episodes, such as Akari accidentally bumping into the camera and asking the cameraman if he's okay, with the camera shaking up and down for "yes".
** When talking about preventing colds in Season 2 Episode 2, Kyouko mentions "hand gargling", her portmanteau for "hand washing" and "gargling", a few times, while looking towards the camera and giving a thumbs up, to which Yui [[LampshadeHanging immediately asks who she's talking to]].
* BrotherSisterIncest: Akari's brother (later {{retcon}}ned into a sister, Akane) has a complex for Akari.
* ButtMonkey:
** Akari. Taunted by nature, toyed with by cameramen, ignored by her own friends, [[spoiler:getting forcibly frenched by Chinatsu and Chitose]]... Girl can't catch a break.
** Episode 12 takes Akari's misfortune to its extreme...
** Ayano is this to Kyouko.
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Season 1 Episode 10.
* CallBack:
** At the end of Season 1 Episode 11, Ayano and Chinatsu display the wooden swords purchased in last episode, [[spoiler:as the group prepares to cure Akari's head injury-induced PersonalitySwap with another.]]
** The wooden swords reappear, fully intact, in Season 2 Episodes 2 and 10; the latter reappearance served to confuse the sophomores who didn't realize that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp they've taken their second-year school trip twice]].
** One infamous scene from Season 1 Episode 5 gets ''two'' callbacks -- [[spoiler:Akari's broken, empty-eyed expression (complete with dramatic SingleTear) after a ForcefulKiss from Chinatsu]]: Season 1 Episode 12, after [[spoiler:a choco-intoxicated Chitose gives her ''three'' {{Forceful Kiss}}es]], and Season 2 Episode 10 after [[spoiler:a forceful massage by Chinatsu]].
** In chapter 12 of [[SpinOff Ohmuro-ke]], Sakurako tries to give Hanako the P.E. shirt that Himawari [[GagBoobs stretched out]] in chapter 9 of Yuru-Yuri.
* CameraAbuse: In the introduction to episode 7, Akari trips and hits her head on the camera.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Ayano toward Kyouko.
* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Sakurako becomes upset when her close friend/rival Himawari decides to spend some time with Chinatsu.
* [[CastFullOfGay Cast Full of Lesbians]]: Just what would YuruYuri be without this trope...
* CatSmile: A few characters display one occasionally, usually Kyouko or Chinatsu.
* CensorBox: A variation of this is used during one of Chitose's fantasies. {{Pixellation}} follows on occasion.
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Pudding]]: Kyouko found one in the student council's fridge... with [[TheRival Ayano]]'s name written on it. A few scenes later, Ayano came back into the student council's room looking for it.
* ChildhoodFriends: Kyouko & Yui, Sakurako & Himawari.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Sakurako and Himawari did a variety of this when they filled in a marriage license together as little kids.
* ChromosomeCasting: A female example.
* ClingyJealousGirl
** In Season 1 Episode 4, Kyouko [[ImagineSpot imagines]] writing a wish where Chinatsu shyly allows herself to be kissed by her. Then reality kicks in, and Chinatsu writes that very same wish, except directed to Yui. Kyouko changes her wish to simply getting more sleep. Yui is reluctant, but then gives her a kiss on the forehead. Which prompts Kyouko to smack Yui on the head out of jealousy.
** Chinatsu herself falls into this in Season 1 Episode 6 while Kyouko is telling a story where she and Yui fell in love with each other. She smacks Kyouko's drawings to interrupt the scene as it's playing out.
** Practically all of main girls towards Akari during the first half of Season 2 Episode 1. [[spoiler:Turns out it was AllJustADream.]]
** Sakurako has a big hissy fit in Season 2 Episode 3 after a few days without Himawari to tutor her, instead spending time teaching Chinatsu to knit a scarf. This culminates in her [[CryCute tearfully lashing out on Himawari]] in the middle of the classroom.
* ColorFailure: Happens to Ayano in the first half of Season 2 Episode 6, then Kyouko in the second half.
* ComedicSociopathy: Especially Akari, whose bad luck and helplessness is one of the recurring jokes.
* ContinuityNod: Season 2 Episode 6 has one toward Season 1 Episode 5.
* CouchGag: The opening scene in which Akari tries to tell the audience that the show is starting, and how it fails.
* CountingSheep: Yui and Kyouko does this in one of the {{Image Song}}s.
* CranialEruption: Appears prior to, but most prominently in Season 1 Episode 11 [[spoiler:where it gives Kyouko (and later Akari) a PersonalitySwap]].
* CrazyPrepared
** One of Akari's more noticeable traits is that she has everything prepared for emergencies, such as band-aids and chopsticks.
** In Season 2 Episode 6, Akari wonders why Ayano isn't at Comiket with them. Yui tells her that Ayano didn't seem to like coming the previous year, so she and Kyouko felt it was best not to drag her to the event again. Then a {{flashback}} from the previous evening shows a pumped Ayano ready to go, having studied up on Comiket, and waiting for Kyouko's phone call. [[spoiler:She ends up waiting all day, and finally gets a call in the evening, only for Kyouko to ask for help carrying things home from Comiket. Cue ColorFailure on Ayano, with her hanging up, and then immediately getting a call from Chitose, consoling her]]
* CrossPoppingVeins: Happens quite often.
* CryCute
** Yui in Season 1 Episode 11, while convincing Kyouko [[spoiler:not to disband the Club]].
** Sakurako in Season 2 Episode 3 tearfully lashes out on Himawari on spending more time with Chinatsu teaching her how to knit a scarf than tutor her. Turns out Himawari was knitting her a scarf for Valentine's.
** In Episode 11 of Season 2, [[spoiler:Akari tearfully realizes that she just doesn't have the heart to change her past, because she'd lose all her good memories of the past year. Then, when she returns to her timeline, instead of the expected tepid response, she sees practically the main girls, as well as Rise, Nishigaki-sensei and Akane making missing-person pictures of her, and all the main girls cry TearsOfJoy once she reappears.]]
* CuteMute: Rise's mouth moves, but the only one who can hear her is [[HotScientist Nishigaki-sensei]]. Also revealed to be present during most of the events of the series, [[OutOfFocus just offscreen]].
* DCupDistress: Himawari always feels uncomfortable by the fact that she is incredibly stacked for a thirteen-year-old.
* DarkMagicalGirl: [[MeaningfulName Rival]]un to Mirakurun, in the MagicalGirl ShowWithinAShow ''Majokko Mirakurun''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yui.
* DecoyProtagonist: The opening and ending credits, as well as the first few minutes of the first episode make it seem obvious that Akari is the main protagonist. However, she loses focus quickly (i.e. mid-way through the first episode) which leads the girls to [[DiscussedTrope talk about it]] and try to make her stand out more. Also, Kyouko (who gets the spotlight after Akari loses it) [[LampshadeHanging says on the previews that she is the main character]].
* DeepImmersionGaming: A brief one occurs in Yui's dream during episode 5 of season 2.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The dialogue we hear from the ''Mirakurun'' movie in episode 7 suggests this.
* DemotedToExtra: This happens to Akari in the manga, after which the cast tries to help her getting noticed more. In the anime, they do this [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication in the first episode]].
* DetachedSleeves: Part of both Mirakurun's and Rivalun's costumes.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness:
** Mari's default expression.
** [[spoiler:Akari]] in Season 1 Episode 5 after [[spoiler:Chinatsu forcibly kisses her]], again in Season 1 Episode 12 after [[spoiler:Chitose forcibly kisses her]], and [[RuleOfThree once again]] in Season 2 Episode 10 after [[spoiler:a forced massage from Chinatsu]].
* DumbBlonde: Both blondes in the series falls into this trope--the differences being Kyouko falls into this [[BrilliantButLazy 95% of the time]], while Sakurako does that all the time.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Used in the ''Mirakurun'' ShowWithinAShow in the first part of Season 2 Episode 6. Rivalun and a minion stole some balls Mirakurun was playing with and animated them into attacking Mirakurun. A few of the balls are shown more explicitly, and seem to injure Mirakurun to the point that even they wonder if they went too far, and order the balls to stop. [[spoiler:Turns out Mirakurun used a NinjaLog to escape, then proceeded to beat the tar out of them and release the balls from their control.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
** The title itself, "Yuru-Yuri", as in "gentle girls' love". To lesser or greater degrees of accuracy, the lesbian subtext of the girls' relationships are there for everyone to see.
** "[[ShowWithinAShow Mirakurun's]]" Rivalun couldn't possibly be TheRival, could she?
* EyeCatch: The anime has a separate, rather long and elaborate, EyeCatch for each of the main cast, complete with individual themes.
* FamilyThemeNaming:
** The Ohmuro sisters are named Hanako (flower child), Sakurako ([[CherryBlossoms cherry blossom]] child), and Nadeshiko (carnation child).
** And Hiwamari (Sunflower)'s sister is Kaede (Maple).
* (Lesbian) FemaleGaze: Chinatsu watching the perspiring, messy-haired Yui downing a can of drink after a game of ping-pong.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the very end of Season 2 Episode 3, Akane can be seen entering Akari's room with a huge chocolate heart. However, because the scene is quick, and it zooms in on her, then the chocolate she's holding (complete with camera jarring), you won't see her face unless you pause it.
* FullNameBasis:
** Ayano will never refer to Kyouko by anything other than '''[[SayMyName "TOSHINOU KYOUKO!"]]'''
** '''[[AllJustADream "AKAZA AKARI!"]]'''
* GirlishPigtails: Chinatsu and Mirakurun.
* GoingCommando: Ayano forgot to bring her underwear along with her [[BeachEpisode to the beach]]. She uses her yukata to keep her safe from a possible case of scandalous VaporWear. She doesn't get away with it. Cue yet another {{nosebleed}} from Chitose.
* GratuitousEnglish:
** Kyouko in Season 1 Episode 10, while on top of Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto:
--> '''Kyouko''': I can fly!
--> '''Yui''' (in Japanese): Don't do it!
--> '''Kyouko''' (pointing at Yui): You can fly?
--> '''Yui''' (in Japanese): No, I won't!
** In Season 2 Episode 2, Sakurako suggests that they only speak English. However, all they can say is "Delicious!" and "This is rice."
* HeelFaceTurn: Strongly implied in ''Mirakurun The Movie'' that Raika-chan/Rivalun decided to work together with Mirakurun.
--> Mirakurun: If we work together, we can defeat anyone!
--> Raika-chan: I suppose I must. After all, I'm so nice.
* HopelessSuitor: Chinatsu with regard to Yui, who appears seems either [[ObliviousToLove oblivious to her feelings]] or just doesn't care.
* HostileShowTakeover: Every "OnTheNext" has the character giving it declare themselves as some form of protagonist, except Akari. In Season 1 Episode 6, Kyouko (in an Akari mask) does the CouchGag in place of Akari.
* HotSpringsEpisode
* ILied: In Season 2 Episode 4, Nishigaki-sensei tells the Student Council a heart-wrenching story of why she became a scientist: when she was younger, she had a toy robot dog who suddenly stopped working one day, and she vowed to study enough to fix it one day. Rise calls her out on it, so she decides to tell the true story: her interest in science started with a science experiment, back when she was their age, involving batteries and a lightbulb. She decided to plug the wires into an outlet, causing the bulb to explode, which also started her fascination for StuffBlowingUp.
* ImagineSpot: Chitose and Chizuru in fantasy-goggles mode.
* ImprobablyFemaleCast:
** There are no named males in this series, and it avoids using them as background characters as much as possible. Even in Season 1 Episode 7, where a handful of males were shown, though faceless and with the camera panning behind or below the head, until the very end of the episode, which shows one of Akari's younger male relatives from the front.
** Even Akari's older brother was {{retcon}}ned in the manga into a girl, Akane, which soon reached into the anime.
** This goes to ludicrous levels in Comiket[=/=][[BlandNameProduct Comuket]] episodes, and there is not a single male in sight, which of course is realistically impossible, given the large male demographic in such events in RealLife.
* InstantBandages: One instance happens in Season 1 Episode 4 after Kyouko smacks Yui on the back of her head after the latter gave a kiss to Chinatsu, which the former wanted.
* IntertwinedFingers
* {{Leitmotif}}: Each of the main characters has one, which is worked into their {{eyecatch}} and ImageSong.
* LethalChef: Chinatsu, to go along with being a TerribleArtist.
* LighterAndSofter: Chizuru's fantasies about Chitose and Ayano are definitely a lot less...imaginative than Chitose's about Ayano and Kyouko.
* LoveBubbles
* LoveDodecahedron:
** It's starting to shape up into this with Ayano > Kyouko > Chinatsu > Yui, maybe Yui > Kyouko and [[spoiler:due to Chinatsu kissing Akari, Akari started developing feelings for Chinatsu]].
** Kyouko > Yui is visible unless Kyouko is just teasing Yui with her comments, actions, and fanfic.
* LoveTriangle:
** Type 5. Kyouko is crazy for Chinatsu (for the cosplay potential, if nothing else), but Chinatsu is in love with Yui (partly for a protection deal against Kyouko). Yui is rather indifferent about the whole thing.
** There is another strange one - Chinatsu's older sister, Tomoko is obviously in love with Akari's sister, Akane, who in turn has an obsession with Akari. Akari knows nothing.
* LyricalDissonance: Kyouko's song on the second CD album, "Jigoku no Soko e mo Tsuiteiku" ("I'll follow you to the bottom of hell") is presumably the same song she mentioned in the karaoke episode. A happy pop song sung from a stalker's point of view, with lines like "We'll be together forever", and "I'm staring at you from behind the bookshelves".
* MadeOfExplodium: Pretty much anything Nishigaki-sensei touches. [[spoiler:That includes the time machine Akari used to go back one year in time. After Akari asks Nishigaki-sensei to look at it, she "fixes" it by replacing batteries. After Akari returns to the present, [[LampshadeHanging some characters point out]] that Nishigaki-sensei got her hands on the device, the time machine explodes.]]
* MagicSkirt: Even in the openings, where the main four are always jumping around or standing with the wind blowing, we don't even get one PantyShot from those school uniforms.
* MediumAwareness: The couple of pages that were made in colour have the characters show this trope.
* MegaTonPunch: Kyouko receives two after trying to do TheGlomp on Chizuru after the latter walks offstage in episode 12 of Season 2.
* MoodWhiplash: While the show goes from comedy to light drama occasionally, the ending of [[spoiler:Season 2 Episode 8 goes from a lighthearted outing with Chinatsu hugging Yui at the end, followed immediately by the ending which is drawn [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Chinatsu-style.]] The opening sketch of the next episode also shows her drawing style in the background, which freaks out Akari to the point that Yui comments that her eyes rolled over inside her head in shock.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: PlayedForLaughs in episode 12 of Season 2. During a play of [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], Chizuru (who is a Ayano/Chitose [[ShipperOnDeck shipper]]} plays the huntsman while Kyouko is Snow White. Chizuru accidentally fires her gun, which hits the spot between Kyouko's legs, then laments that she missed. She then pulls out 2 assault rifles, and [[ATeamFiring begins firing wildly]] at Kyouko, and only gives up when she runs out of bullets.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Invoked with Chinatsu while cosplaying as Mirakurun. Whenever she performs, she usually tries to put on a NiceGirl act. But she either screws up by doing something mean or break character behind the scenes (but not necessarily beyond earshot). Mari [[BrokenPedestal learned the hard way]] just how much of a BitchInSheepsClothing Chinatsu is.
* NightmareFuelColoringBook: Chinatsu's drawings...what is going on in that girl's head? *shudder*
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant:
** Chinatsu when she creates pretty much anything from food to art.
** Akane also invokes this from time to time, such as the jarring effect used when she's first seen at the end of Season 2 Episode 3, as well as Episode 9, when Chinatsu, then at a sleepover with the Akaza sisters, can't sleep after watching a horror movie. After calming down by imagining Yui, she lowers the blanket from her face. [[spoiler:And sees Akane right above her, complete with ScareChord, who then puts her hand right over poor Chinatsu's mouth, mostly to keep her from waking up Akari while she gets her DVD back.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: When attempting to make Akari stand out more, the club eventually decides on an [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]] Akari with TorpedoTits that ends every sentence with "[[VerbalTic Akarin]]".
* {{Nosebleed}}: Chitose gets these during the numerous times she uses her lesbian goggles.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded once]].
* NotSoStoic: Ayano makes a lot of bad puns. Yui cracks up over every single one.
* OdangoHair: Akari, whose buns can seperate from her hair in [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]]. Also when she cosplays [[ShowWithinAShow Ganbo]].
* OddlyNamedSequel: Yuru-Yuri♪♪. The notes are pronounced "fuwa fuwa".
* OneHundredAndEight: The bonus CD for Season 2 Volume 1 Blu-ray includes a track where Akari says "Akarin" in 108 different ways.
* OnlySixFaces: The main difference between the girls appearance is in the hair, and variety of facial expressions, but they have really similar faces. Akari and Chinatsu have near identical faces, just as well as Kyouko and Sakurako, and Ayano and Himawari.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Kyouko notices that Akari barely gets angry at anyone and asks her to say "I hate you", when she does it it's enough to shock Kyouko into a depression. She does this later to both Yui and Chinatsu, with the same results.
* OtakuSurrogate: Kyouko.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: The whole second half of Season 1 Episode 11 is essentially the aftermath of Kyouko [[CranialEruption bumping her head on a flight of stairs]] one fateful day.
* OutOfFocus: Poor, poor Akari... see the image above? Her face is even blocked by Kyouko's right foot. Hilariously used to her advantage at the end of Season 2 Episode 4. While walking home sharing an umbrella with Kyouko, Akari's shoulder is getting a bit wet because she's outside of the umbrella slightly. Instead of moving the umbrella over more to Akari's side, Kyouko suggests they walk in a line, with Akari behind Kyouko. It seems to work, [[spoiler:until a car passes by, and splashes water on Kyouko, Yui, and Chinatsu. Kyouko [[LampshadeHanging wonders if]] Akari avoided the splash because she was "offscreen" at the time]].
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Chitose has this almost in episode 12 of the first episode.
* PervertedDrooling: Chizuru's reaction to her lesbian fantasies, in contrast to her twin sister Chitose's {{nosebleed}}s.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Though one can put a question mark on Platonic since they all get legitimate ShipTease with each other.
** Yui and Kyouko grew up together since preschool.
** Chitose and Ayano, both fellow members of the Student Council.
** Himawari and Sakurako, [[SitcomArchnemesis on a good day]] though the two always have a massive amount of {{UST}}.
* PoseOfSupplication: Twice within a minute by Ayano in Season 1 Episode 2.
--> '''Ayano:''' [[GratuitousEnglish Double shock!]]
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Season 2 Episode 7 used "Spring" from Vivaldi's ''The Four Seasons''. The girl who uses it? [[spoiler:Akane, whenever she has a ''quality time'' with an Akari dakimakura (hug pillow) and Akari's belongings.]]
* {{Retcon}}[=/=]{{Rewrite}}: In the manga, Akari's siscon brother was changed into a siscon sister as evident by [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Akari_and_Sister_350x494_3970.jpg this picture]] and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Akari_and_Akane_Siscon_Sister_200x813_2180.jpg this one]].
* TheRival
** Ayano sees Kyouko as one, [[UnknownRival but the feeling isn't mutual]].
** Himawari and Sakurako are rivals to each other.
* RootingForTheEmpire: InUniverse -- Rivalun from ''Majokko Mirakurun'' has lots of fans, despite being an alien invader.
* RubberFace: Yui does it to Kyouko in Season 1 Episode 3.
* RunningGag
** "I'm not praising you!"
** The box Kyouko keeps at the amusement club. Every time it appears it has a new title written on it, with the previous one crossed out.
** Akari [[{{Unperson}} constantly disappearing]].
** Nishigaki-sensei has lots of StuffBlowingUp.
** "Her hair ate it!"
* SayMyName: '''TOSHINOU KYOUKO!!'''
* SchmuckBait: In Season 2 Episode 9, several girls are studying, when they decide to call Kyouko and ask for tips on cramming since she's so good at it. Kyouko tells them to place the book on the bed, then do a headstand on it, followed by prayer. When Akari asks what to do next, Kyouko then just tells them her advice was just a lie and hangs up on them.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Mostly implied or [[AllLoveIsUnrequited one-sided]]... except Nadeshiko. In the ''Ohmuro-ke'' SpinOff, she is actually trying to hide it.
* SdrawkcabName:
** Used in Season 2 Episode 10, by saying "Akarin" backwards ("Niraka"), which un-{{Unperson}} an invisible charcter (except poor [[ButtMonkey Akari]]).
** Also used in the next episode. [[spoiler:after Akari is stuck on the time machine, it disappears right after some girls say "Akarin" like in the intros. "Niraka" is then uttered when she reappears.]]
* SecretKeeper: In the anime at least, Akari never finds out about her sister's obsession with her. When Kyouko peeks into Akane's room, she sees a lot of creepy things in there. Then in Season 2 Episode 11, after Akari is invited into her room, Akane cleans up everything inside and stuffs all of it inside her closet. It gets to the point where her sister can't sleep because she's sharing the bed with Akari.
* SelectiveObliviousness: In Season 1 Episode 11, Yui shows to Chinatsu a picture in their album of their preschool days. They tell her about a girl who once lorded over the local playground. An incensed Chinatsu vows to beat up said girl should they meet one day. Then Akari looks at the picture, [[spoiler:and realizes that said girl is none other than Chinatsu herself, then on a visit to her grandmother. She decided to say not a word about it, because Chinatsu doesn't remember.]]
* SempaiKohai: Chinatsu refers to Yui very formally as "senpai".
* ShaggyDogStory: Pretty much everything involving Akari seemingly getting a big break, such as [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream the first half of Season 2 Episode 1]] and Kyouko's story in Season 2 Episode 11 about Akari's failed attempt to {{retcon}} her past.]]
* ShipperOnDeck[=/=]YuriFan:
** Chitose, who often fantasizes about Kyouko/Ayano.
** Also, Chitose's twin sister, Chizuru, who fantazises about Chitose/Ayano.
* ShoutOut
** Season 1 Episode 5 is titled "[[HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi When Akari and the Cicadas Cry]]".
** When Kyouko asks Yui what superpower she would have, Yui says she would be able to warp. In kyouko's imagination; after Yui warps, [[ToLoveRu she loses her clothes.]]
** The Christmas episode of Season 2 gives a homage to ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
** In Sakurako's {{imagine spot}} in Season 2 Episode 7, Akari's hair buns acted as a {{power limiter}}, and she went [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]] after taking them off.
** In Season 2 Episode 10, the girls have a talk at Kiyomizu-dera, alluding to a similar discussion in ''Manga/LuckyStar''.
** Season 2 Episode 11's title, "The Akari who Leapt Through Time", is a homage to ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime''.
** The ''Ohmuro-ke'' SpinOff web comics are pretty much named after the ''Manga/{{Minami-ke}}'' series.
** Rise look a lot like [[{{Ib}} another character who talks without making a sound]].
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Majokko Mirakurun'', a MagicalGirl series. As far as Kyouko is concerned, Chinatsu is a dead ringer for the eponymous character, to the point where Kyouko is ''determined'' to get her in costume.
* SkinshipGrope: Chitose does this to Ayano.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Himawari and Sakurako attempt this while duelling with fireworks but they're taken off them before they can do any damage.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Himawari and Sakurako, towards each other. In almost every single scene where the two are together, they're constantly angry at each other, and often exchanging {{Lightning Glare}}s at each other.
* SlapSlapKiss: Sakurako and Himawari's scenes follow this format, although it's generally more ''slap'' than ''kiss''.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Chitose and Chizuru.
* SneezeCut
* SocietyIsToBlame: The... profound plea from Himawari's little sister Kaede about Sakurako's craziness. It's so profound Sakurako actually stops fooling around with the poor little girl and begs her for mercy.
* SpitTake
** In Season 2 Episode 3, Akari is drinking milk when Sakurako makes a funny face, causing her to spit the milk out.
** Himawari does one in Season 2 Episode 10 after overhearing Nadeshiko's suggestive comments on the phone.
* SpinOff: Has three so far! ''Yuri-Yuri'', ''Risetto!!'', and the recent ''Ohmuro-ke''
* SproutingEars: Both Ayano and Kyouko at different points.
* StockFootage: Chinatsu's hair devouring ping-pong balls and other small objects that have the misfortune of landing in it. Accompanied by a shrill scream.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Rivalun wears a bikini top, resulting in an very embarrassed Ayano when she's forced to cosplay as her.
* StuffBlowingUp: Nishigaki-sensei is so obsessed with explosion almost every scene with her involves explosions, or at least her talking about combustion.
* TerribleArtist: Chinatsu's slideshow caused poor Akari to go speechless with horror and develop BlankWhiteEyes and Kyouko and Yui to desperately try to make it end by any means! Chinatsu, of course, believes she is a good artist. Her drawings scare other characters as well, such as when sending out New Year's greeting cards.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Both Akari and Sakurako's younger sister Hanako.
* ThisBillboardNeedsSomeSalt: Kyouko ChewingTheScenery(literal version) in the last episode of the second season.
* TimeyWimeyBall: The focus of Season 2 Episode 11 after Akari travels back one year in time.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Rum raisin ice cream for Kyouko.
* {{Tsundere}}
** Both Sakurako and Himawari are Type A for each other, with a smattering of "SlapSlapKiss".
** Ayano counts when '''TOSHINOU KYOUKO''''s name is mentioned.
* {{Twincest}}: [[spoiler:Chitose and Chizuru in Season 1 Episode 12.]]
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: In Season 2 Episode 4, after the main girls are caught at school without umbrellas when rain started pouring, Chinatsu got some loaned ones from the faculty. While sharing one with Yui, Chinatsu has her arms around her the entire time in the next scene.
* UnPerson:
** PlayedForLaughs with Akari, who oftentimes [[DemotedToExtra gets put in the background]]. Hilariously in Season 1 Episode 8, both her and Chinatsu "disappear" after a narrator announces they've met their screen time quota, and promptly turn into outlines of their characters.
** Happens again at the beginning of Season 2 Episode 10, with the addition of Himawari and Sakurako, who disappears with Akari and Chinatsu. Kyouko shows up in a popup balloon, and mocks them for it, prompting Yui to smack her in the back of the head, and restore them by saying [[SdrawkcabName "Nirakra"]]. Except [[RunningGag poor Akari]], who gets cut off mid-sentence to roll the intro credits.
* WasItAllALie: Mirakurun delivers a parodied example to Raika-chan/Rivalun ''Mirakurun The Movie''.
--> Mirakurun: Raika-chan, are you my rival?
--> Raika-chan: Don't look so betrayed, no one made you trust me.
--> Mirakurun: Are you saying that, when you tutored me, and treated me to a dinner, WasItAllALie?
--> Raika-chan: You are so trusting. Getting close to you was easy.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Season 1 Episode 11 focuses on Kyouko going into a CranialEruption-induced OutOfCharacterMoment, where her personality changes so drastically [[spoiler:to the point of actually wanting to shut down the Club.]] Yui [[CryCute breaks down crying]]. Parodied almost immediately afterwards where Akarin's personality changes in the exact same way. [[spoiler:Everyone readies their random blunt objects and surrounds her.]]
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: Akari.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: While no one in the cast appears to notice, there are strangely enough ''Yuru-Yuri'' {{doujinshi}} for sale at [[BlandNameProduct Comuket]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Kaede and Hanako.
* WorstAid: Chitose's solution to Kyouko's personality change due to head injury was to hit her in the head again. Her choice of tools for that was a paper fan, a hammer and a crowbar.
* {{Yandere}}: Chinatsu enters this territory.
* {{Yonkoma}}: A special manga chapter is done in this style. One of the strips is about Kyouko attempting to come up with a punchline for the fourth panel. She fails.
* YouCantFightFate: Season 2 Episode 11 [[spoiler:(a story by Kyouko)]] focuses on Akari exploiting her accidental time travel to {{retcon}} all the bad first impressions which she blames for causing her to go OutOfFocus. [[spoiler:She constantly fails, and ultimately leaves things as they are after Akane convinced her to retain all her good memories of the past year.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
** Nearly everyone has unusual shades of hair coloring. Himawari and Kaede actually have blue hair.
** Yui's normal black hair gets lampshaded when the rest of the Amusement Club can't think up a fruit-based nickname for her.
** As does Sakurako's brown hair when discussing {{Sentai}} colors for members of the student council:
--> '''Kyouko''': Purple, white, blue, light brown.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Mirakurun, and anyone cosplaying as her, wears this.
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* WorstAid: Chitose's solution to Kyoko's personality change due to head injury was to hit her in the head again. Her choice of tools for that was a paper fan, a hammer and a crowbar.

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* WorstAid: Chitose's solution to Kyoko's Kyouko's personality change due to head injury was to hit her in the head again. Her choice of tools for that was a paper fan, a hammer and a crowbar.
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* WorstAid: Chitose's solution to Kyoko's personality change due to head injury was to hit her in the head again. Her choice of tools for that was a paper fan, a hammer and a crowbar.
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* {{Defictionalization}}: When the anime was first announced in the manga, Kyouko suggests various merchandise they can sell, one of them being a transparent Akari figure (a.k.a just a stand). [[http://myfigurecollection.net/item/99244 One year later...]]
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*** The first episode of ♪♪ has loads of them, such as Mattari brand ping-pong balls and a SIGA UMA Catcher machine.
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* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Chitose has this almost in episode 12 of the first episode.
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** Usually happens in the beginning of episodes, such as Akari accidentally bumping into the camera and asking the cameraman if he's okay, with the camera shaking up and down for "yes".

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** Usually happens in the beginning intro of episodes, such as Akari accidentally bumping into the camera and asking the cameraman if he's okay, with the camera shaking up and down for "yes".
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* [[spoiler:BlackComedyRape]]: The finale of Season 1 takes it to the extreme, with ''Chitose'' [[spoiler:going nuts after eating chocolate and making out with everyone]].

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* [[spoiler:BlackComedyRape]]: BlackComedyRape: The finale of Season 1 takes it to the extreme, with ''Chitose'' [[spoiler:going [[spoiler:''Chitose'' going nuts after eating chocolate and making out with everyone]].



* ButtMonkey: Akari. Taunted by nature, toyed with by cameramen, ignored by her own friends, [[spoiler:getting forcibly frenched by Chinatsu and Chitose]]... Girl can't catch a break.

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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Akari. Taunted by nature, toyed with by cameramen, ignored by her own friends, [[spoiler:getting forcibly frenched by Chinatsu and Chitose]]... Girl can't catch a break.



* DemotedToExtra: This happens to Akari in the manga, after which the cast tries to help her getting noticed more.
** In the anime, they do this [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication in the first episode already]].

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* DemotedToExtra: This happens to Akari in the manga, after which the cast tries to help her getting noticed more.
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more. In the anime, they do this [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication in the first episode already]]. episode]].



* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Mari's default expression.

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* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: DullEyesOfUnhappiness:
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* FamilyThemeNaming: The Ohmuro sisters are named Hanako (flower child), Sakurako ([[CherryBlossoms cherry blossom]] child), and Nadeshiko (carnation child).

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The Ohmuro sisters are named Hanako (flower child), Sakurako ([[CherryBlossoms cherry blossom]] child), and Nadeshiko (carnation child).



* FullNameBasis: Ayano will never refer to Kyouko by anything other than '''[[SayMyName "TOSHINOU KYOUKO!"]]'''

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Ayano will never refer to Kyouko by anything other than '''[[SayMyName "TOSHINOU KYOUKO!"]]'''



* GratuitousEnglish: Kyouko in Season 1 Episode 10, while on top of Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto:

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* GratuitousEnglish: GratuitousEnglish:
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Kyouko in Season 1 Episode 10, while on top of Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto:



* ImprobablyFemaleCast: There are no named males in this series, and it avoids using them as background characters as much as possible. Even in Season 1 Episode 7, where a handful of males were shown, though faceless and with the camera panning behind or below the head, until the very end of the episode, which shows one of Akari's younger male relatives from the front.

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* ImprobablyFemaleCast: ImprobablyFemaleCast:
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There are no named males in this series, and it avoids using them as background characters as much as possible. Even in Season 1 Episode 7, where a handful of males were shown, though faceless and with the camera panning behind or below the head, until the very end of the episode, which shows one of Akari's younger male relatives from the front.



* LoveDodecahedron: It's starting to shape up into this with Ayano > Kyouko > Chinatsu > Yui, maybe Yui > Kyouko and [[spoiler:due to Chinatsu kissing Akari, Akari started developing feelings for Chinatsu]].

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* LoveDodecahedron: LoveDodecahedron:
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It's starting to shape up into this with Ayano > Kyouko > Chinatsu > Yui, maybe Yui > Kyouko and [[spoiler:due to Chinatsu kissing Akari, Akari started developing feelings for Chinatsu]].



* LoveTriangle: Type 5. Kyouko is crazy for Chinatsu (for the cosplay potential, if nothing else), but Chinatsu is in love with Yui (partly for a protection deal against Kyouko). Yui is rather indifferent about the whole thing.

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* LoveTriangle: LoveTriangle:
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Type 5. Kyouko is crazy for Chinatsu (for the cosplay potential, if nothing else), but Chinatsu is in love with Yui (partly for a protection deal against Kyouko). Yui is rather indifferent about the whole thing.



* MadeOfExplodium: Pretty much anything Nishigaki-sensei touches.
** [[spoiler:That includes the time machine Akari used to go back one year in time. After Akari asks Nishigaki-sensei to look at it, she "fixes" it by replacing batteries. After Akari returns to the present, [[LampshadeHanging some characters point out]] that Nishigaki-sensei got her hands on the device, the time machine explodes.]]

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* MadeOfExplodium: Pretty much anything Nishigaki-sensei touches.
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touches. [[spoiler:That includes the time machine Akari used to go back one year in time. After Akari asks Nishigaki-sensei to look at it, she "fixes" it by replacing batteries. After Akari returns to the present, [[LampshadeHanging some characters point out]] that Nishigaki-sensei got her hands on the device, the time machine explodes.]]



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Chinatsu when she creates pretty much anything from food to art.

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Chinatsu when she creates pretty much anything from food to art.



* OutOfFocus: Poor, poor Akari... see the image above? Her face is even blocked by Kyouko's right foot.
** Hilariously used to her advantage at the end of Season 2 Episode 4. While walking home sharing an umbrella with Kyouko, Akari's shoulder is getting a bit wet because she's outside of the umbrella slightly. Instead of moving the umbrella over more to Akari's side, Kyouko suggests they walk in a line, with Akari behind Kyouko. It seems to work, [[spoiler:until a car passes by, and splashes water on Kyouko, Yui, and Chinatsu. Kyouko [[LampshadeHanging wonders if]] Akari avoided the splash because she was "offscreen" at the time]].

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* OutOfFocus: Poor, poor Akari... see the image above? Her face is even blocked by Kyouko's right foot.
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foot. Hilariously used to her advantage at the end of Season 2 Episode 4. While walking home sharing an umbrella with Kyouko, Akari's shoulder is getting a bit wet because she's outside of the umbrella slightly. Instead of moving the umbrella over more to Akari's side, Kyouko suggests they walk in a line, with Akari behind Kyouko. It seems to work, [[spoiler:until a car passes by, and splashes water on Kyouko, Yui, and Chinatsu. Kyouko [[LampshadeHanging wonders if]] Akari avoided the splash because she was "offscreen" at the time]].



* SdrawkcabName: Used in Season 2 Episode 10, by saying "Akarin" backwards ("Niraka"), which un-{{Unperson}} an invisible charcter (except poor [[ButtMonkey Akari]]).

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Used in Season 2 Episode 10, by saying "Akarin" backwards ("Niraka"), which un-{{Unperson}} an invisible charcter (except poor [[ButtMonkey Akari]]).



* ShipperOnDeck[=/=]YuriFan: Chitose, who often fantasizes about Kyouko/Ayano.

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* ShipperOnDeck[=/=]YuriFan: ShipperOnDeck[=/=]YuriFan:
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Chitose, who often fantasizes about Kyouko/Ayano.



* [[spoiler:{{Twincest}}: Chitose and Chizuru in Season 1 Episode 12.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Twincest}}: Chitose {{Twincest}}: [[spoiler:Chitose and Chizuru in Season 1 Episode 12.]]



* UnPerson: PlayedForLaughs with Akari, who oftentimes [[DemotedToExtra gets put in the background]]. Hilariously in Season 1 Episode 8, both her and Chinatsu "disappear" after a narrator announces they've met their screen time quota, and promptly turn into outlines of their characters.

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* UnPerson: UnPerson:
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PlayedForLaughs with Akari, who oftentimes [[DemotedToExtra gets put in the background]]. Hilariously in Season 1 Episode 8, both her and Chinatsu "disappear" after a narrator announces they've met their screen time quota, and promptly turn into outlines of their characters.



* WeWantOurJerkBack: Season 1 Episode 11 focuses on Kyouko going into a CranialEruption-induced OutOfCharacterMoment, where her personality changes so drastically [[spoiler:to the point of actually wanting to shut down the Club.]] Yui [[CryCute breaks down crying]].
** Parodied almost immediately afterwards where Akarin's personality changes in the exact same way. [[spoiler:Everyone readies their random blunt objects and surrounds her.]]

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* WeWantOurJerkBack: Season 1 Episode 11 focuses on Kyouko going into a CranialEruption-induced OutOfCharacterMoment, where her personality changes so drastically [[spoiler:to the point of actually wanting to shut down the Club.]] Yui [[CryCute breaks down crying]].
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crying]]. Parodied almost immediately afterwards where Akarin's personality changes in the exact same way. [[spoiler:Everyone readies their random blunt objects and surrounds her.]]
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** When Kyouko asks Yui what superpower she would have, Yui says she would be able to warp. In kyouko's imagination; after Yui warps, [[ToLoveRu she loses her clothes.]]
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* CountingSheep: Yui and Kyoko does this in one of the {{Image Song}}s.
* CranialEruption: Appears prior to, but most prominently in Season 1 Episode 11 [[spoiler:where it gives Kyoko (and later Akari) a PersonalitySwap]].

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* CountingSheep: Yui and Kyoko Kyouko does this in one of the {{Image Song}}s.
* CranialEruption: Appears prior to, but most prominently in Season 1 Episode 11 [[spoiler:where it gives Kyoko Kyouko (and later Akari) a PersonalitySwap]].



* DecoyProtagonist: The opening and ending credits, as well as the first few minutes of the first episode make it seem obvious that Akari is the main protagonist. However, she loses focus quickly (i.e. mid-way through the first episode) which leads the girls to [[DiscussedTrope talk about it]] and try to make her stand out more. Also, Kyoko (who gets the spotlight after Akari loses it) [[LampshadeHanging says on the previews that she is the main character]].

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* DecoyProtagonist: The opening and ending credits, as well as the first few minutes of the first episode make it seem obvious that Akari is the main protagonist. However, she loses focus quickly (i.e. mid-way through the first episode) which leads the girls to [[DiscussedTrope talk about it]] and try to make her stand out more. Also, Kyoko Kyouko (who gets the spotlight after Akari loses it) [[LampshadeHanging says on the previews that she is the main character]].



* LoveTriangle: Type 5. Kyoko is crazy for Chinatsu (for the cosplay potential, if nothing else), but Chinatsu is in love with Yui (partly for a protection deal against Kyouko). Yui is rather indifferent about the whole thing.

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* LoveTriangle: Type 5. Kyoko Kyouko is crazy for Chinatsu (for the cosplay potential, if nothing else), but Chinatsu is in love with Yui (partly for a protection deal against Kyouko). Yui is rather indifferent about the whole thing.
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