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Ueno: [referring to her purified urine] You dumb sonofa... of COURSE I want you to drink this!
Tanaka: But why?

Ueno is a genius student with red twin tails, who creates various schemes and ploys involving her inventions to get the attention she wants from Tanaka, who she has a huge crush on, but one she does not dare to admit. Too bad for her, saying he does not really pick up on her crush is an understatement. Due to the sheer insanity and wackiness of these schemes and characters, Hilarity Ensues.

How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno (Japanese: 上野さんは不器用, Ueno-san wa Bukiyou) is a manga series written and illustrated by Tugeneko, which was serialized in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine from February 27, 2015 to March 24, 2022. An anime adaptation consisting of 12 episodes aired from January 6, 2019 to March 24, 2019, and is licensed for English release by Sentai Filmworks.


  • Accidental Pervert: After quantum waves are trying to suck Ueno out of the room, Tanaka resorts to grabbing her in a way that puts Ueno in a suggestive pose. His sister sees this, and swiftly skedaddles away. And of course, Tanaka has no clue in regards to how it looked like.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Ueno manages to turn her own stockings into a pet. She briefly considers turning it back to normal but is persuaded not to by the other club members and it becomes a regular part of the cast.
  • Ass Shove: This is Ueno's fate with a small, suspiciously shaped invention of hers, when she slips and falls down, causing her to painfully land her butt on the object. She tries to hide her accident from the unknowing Tanaka (in a squeaky voice), before Yamashita looks up Ueno's skirt and determines it only got stuck in her panties, ultimately subverting the trope.
  • Between My Legs: A common shot, usually of Ueno.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: During the skit where Ueno plans on putting her and Tanaka in a scary situation at school during the night, Yamashita turns out to be really bad with scary stuff when she pees herself before it even really begins.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ueno is a one woman embodiment of this trope in anime. Whenever she's not being thoroughly humiliated by her inventions you can bet she's suffering some sort of comedic physical abuse from them, with her poor rear end being a common target. Over the course of the series it's been slapped repeatedly, slammed into the floor from a great high and even fallen victim to an Ass Shove via a poorly designed umbrella device and a slippery puddle.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Ueno, making her a little devilish.
  • Expressive Hair: The more Ueno is stressed out, the more her long hair will straighten out, sometimes even reaching the ceiling.
  • Gag Series: Just about everything is Played for Laughs.
  • Oblivious to Love: Tanaka. He is so dense, black holes are jealous of him. Case in point, after building a machine that censors lewd content in-universe, Ueno flips her own skirt in front of him. He does not even flinch. One might think he has some sort of Ambiguous Disorder.
  • Robot Me: Ueno build one of herself, and Tanaka never sees through it during the episode, even when touching the obviously metal hair, that then folds into the robots head.
  • Shout-Out: In Episode 7a, when Ueno explains her plan to get Tanaka to eat her panties, an animation showing a game similar to Pac-Man is shown, with Tanaka taking the place of Pac-Man, the ghosts being replaced with pairs of Ueno's panties, and the fruit being replaced with the purified urine from Episode 1a, which Tanaka eats, causing the game to freeze and invert its colors.
    • In episode 4a, Robo-Ueno strikes a pose that's very reminiscent of Drossel from Fireball, another robo girl with pigtails.
  • Teen Genius: All the improbable inventions that Ueno comes up with are signs that she is this trope.
  • The Stoic: Ueno's friend Yamashita, although aware of what is happening, stays completely straight-faced throughout most of the shenanigans. There are times when she loses her cool, usually when Tanaka is involved.
  • Tsundere: Ueno-san herself, of course. Although she is not violent towards Tanaka, she is quick to call him a moron. Her crush on him is obvious for everyone but him.
  • Vulgar Humor: The series has quite a few moments of this. In the very first segment of the anime, Ueno tries to command Tanaka into drinking her own (purified) urine.

Alternative Title(s): Ueno San Wa Bukiyou