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Yuri 100 Shiki is a seinen manga written by Shigemitsu Harada (who also created My Balls) and illustrated by Nobuto Hagio. It ran in Young Animal from 2006 to 2010.

Yuria is a Model 100 Dutch Wife (hence the title; 100-shiki means "type 100") — essentially, a Sex Bot. She escapes her inventor's lab (naked, of course). Shunsuke-san finds her on the street (still naked) and offers to let her stay with him for a while. She's programmed for sex, while Shunsuke is blindly dedicated to his ice-cold fiancee. Hilarity Ensues.

Yuria, being a Dutch Wife, is programmed to have sex at any opportunity. Once she does have sex (specifically, if Tab A is inserted into Slot B), she will be permanently and forever imprinted as a sex slave to the person with whom she has had sex. Problem is, she is a little more self-aware than her creator intended and is able to realize the consequences if she is imprinted, and starts to think maybe she doesn't really want that to happen. She questions her programming and eventually starts wondering if what she feels for Shunsuke is truly love, or if she is really just a preprogrammed robot after all.

Each issue is more or less a light-hearted chapter where Hilarity Ensues but sometimes veers back towards Yuria's confusion about life and love. Even though she reaches her conclusion that she doesn't want to be a Dutch Wife within the first few pages ("Dutch Wife!? You mean I won't be protecting the Earth or anything?") her emotional self-awareness as a person continues to grow, even though she inevitably winds up rationalizing trying to have sex with Shunsuke.

Oh yeah, it's very ecchi, just in case you haven't already figured that out, almost to the point of hentai. Except that it isn't actually pornographic, what with all the not actually having sex happening on account of nobody wanting to sleep with the people who want to sleep with them.

For the same basic story with a gender-swap, see Absolute Boyfriend.

Compare with Chobits.

This manga provides examples of the following:

  • Bland-Name Product: The "Intendo Bee"
  • Bluffing the Murderer: Parodied when a bunch of little boys find a photo of a vagina, and manage to bluff Yurin's owner into staring at her crotch and revealing the location of this mysterious hole.
  • Butt-Monkey: Akiba. His creations keep walking out on him as soon as he can turn them on. He consistently fails to ever be able to do anything about it. He repeatedly shows up on TV reports for having been arrested, running around naked, chasing his creations. Because all his later models run away, he's constantly having to resort to carrying around his "Yuria Model 28" — a blow-up doll. (Which still frequently manages to reject him via some sort of malfunction or missing feature.)
  • Catchphrase: Lucy says "No Problem!" in English once or twice per chapter.
  • Cannot Spit It Out:
    • Yuria. Justified, since she's aware that she is a robot, she really doesn't know if she's in love with Shunsuke or if it's just her programming. For the same reason, she never quite gets around to telling him that she's a sex robot, and when she does manage to blurt it out, he thinks it's some kind of strange joke on her part.
    • When Julia and Yurin decide to "help" Yuria confess, things don't exactly go as planned.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever:
    • Yuria, if the alternative is to become a completely subservient sex slave (which is her intention). With all the sex play that ends up happening anyway, this is a pretty lax restriction. According to Chapter 22, the exact requirement is three seconds of insertion.
    • Shunsuke, because he's faithfully devoted to his emotionally distant, entirely chaste girlfriend.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: Yuria causes quite a few of these.
  • Eroge: Volume 5 omake features the Yuria 100 Shiki eroge as a parody of such games.
  • Fanservice:
    • Yuria makes any excuse to get naked, wherever.
    • Shunsuke is in great shape and good looking and gets plenty of Shirtless Scenes himself, completely outside of Yuria's actions. Not to mention wrestling briefs.
  • Fish out of Water: Her programming as a 'Dutch Wife' means she is not exactly prepared for "normal" every day activities.
  • Footnote Fever:
    • Frequent appearances by Little Yellow Boxes that relate one of Yuria's selling features as a Dutch Wife to her unusual behaviour whenever she misunderstands or misinterprets a situation. For example, when Yuria becomes fascinated with the shampoo she's squirted out all over her hands, the Little Yellow Box explains that the Model 100 Dutch Wife is programmed to be mesmerized by milky white fluids.
    • In Chapter 27, the boxes turn the tables and focus on Maria, explaining things such as that due to her high class upbringing she does not quite comprehend what a love hotel is.
  • Going Commando: Yuria does this in Chapter 15, with her yukata.
  • Gone Horribly Right: It seemed like all of Dr. Akiba's problems with the latest Yuria models was that they had personality, enough to reject him even though they are programed to disregard at least their partner's looks and behavior, so his last creation was Yuria 1000, the most advanced Yuria model, completely devoid of personality and any remarkable trait; in theory it wouldn't reject even him, or so he thought... Like all Yuria models she still is a Dutch Wife programmed to please men, and with her lack of direction Yuria 1000 simply reached the conclusion that she should go randomly around pleasing as many men as she could find, not settling for just one master by giving them quick pleasure and not letting anyone penetrate her. In the end she was just another Yuria that Dr. Akiba couldn't keep in his grasp.
  • Gratuitous English: Lucy and her stock porno lines.
  • Hadaka Apron: During Yuria's Imagine Spots and dreams.
  • Harem Genre: Yuria gets two "sisters" during the series; a Tsundere and a young girl. At first they both try to also seduce Shunsuke. After Yuria defends her "ownership" of Shunsuke, they each find their own "owner." Lucy and Louie also encounter Shunsuke right away and both decide to make him their first "conquest.". (Although in Louie's case, it seems more like an actual crush and less based on programming.)
  • Healing Hands: If Shunsuke isn't feeling well, Yuria seems to think that her techniques will make Shunsuke feel better. Just not the way she intended.
  • I Can Explain: Tried frequently. Fails almost as frequently Letting Yuria try to explain is not a good idea.
  • Imagine Spot:
    • Yuria often dreams and daydreams about her and Shunsuke being a real couple. Usually devolves into ecchi pretty quickly.
    • Shunsuke will frequently hear her mumbling in her sleep and imagine she must be having pleasant dreams when she will suddenly blurt out something extremely perverted.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: One chapter includes a scene with Shunsuke and Yuria listening to a radio call-in show where the subject is "What is love." One caller seems to be relating a serious metaphor involving the letters of the alphabet. Until he gets to H. It's a more obvious pun in Japanese than it is in English.
  • Insane Troll Logic:
  • Jail Bait Wait: Between Julia and her underage owner.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Between the yellow boxes and the crack plots, this manga is way, way too genre-savvy.
  • Lethal Chef: She can't tell if her cooking tastes bad because The Model 100 Dutch Wife is designed to not mind a wide range of tastes (More Footnote Fever).
  • Living Toy: Julia's "owner" is underage, so he is only allowed to "play" with her, and when his mother is around, she pretends to be an inanimate love doll. Of course his mother often walks in at just the right (or wrong) moment for "I Can Explain, it's Not What It Looks Like!" Hilarity Ensues.
  • Loser Protagonist: Doctor Akiba has made an entire career out of building a robot that will have sex with him, and so far, none of them will. (Well, except the blowup doll.)
  • Nose Bleed: Regularly from Shunsuke and Yuria. Especially Yuria.
  • No Romantic Resolution: Yuria and Yurin have not penetrated by the end of series. The series ends on a clear note in that the connection to their supposed owners are stronger than making them loyal robots through sex; in other words, love and commitment wins over uncompromised sex.
  • No Social Skills:
    • Yuria has been programmed for one purpose. Anything outside her area of expertise leaves her pretty lost as to how to proceed, usually winding up in Deus Sex Machina territory. The serious part of the plot is her trying to learn how to fit in.
    • Julia and Yurin, despite also being Sex Bots, somehow seem to have a much more practical grasp of everyday life. The fact that they are later, improved models probably has something to do with it. (Julia even has a tendency to call Yuria "the old model" much to Yuria's annoyance.)
  • Not What It Looks Like: Inverted. Most of the time it is, with Shunsuke trying to come up with a plausible excuse why it isn't.
  • Oblivious to Love: Shunsuke is mind-bogglingly oblivious to how hard she tries to take care of him, much less her constant attempts to have sex with him.
  • Only Six Faces: Maria and Yuria have almost the same design, the biggest differences being their hair styles. Because of this, in Chapter 21 Yuria was able to pretend to be Maria in a girlfriend contest. There are also many similarities in the designs for most of the recurring male characters.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: Shunsuke to Yuria, very frequently.
  • Red String of Fate: Yuria believes it goes from her finger to Shunsuke's not finger.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: They look human, they have human-equivalent bodily fluids (which are digestible to humans!), and they can apparently heal from small injuries. On the other hand, their mental capacities are unusually limited for the trope—Yuria can't even count to a hundred.
  • The Rival: In chapter 41, a former colleague of Dr. Akiba's activates "Lucy Mk. II". He then sends her to Japan so she can "give them a taste of the superiority of American hardcore porno!"
  • Running Gag: Yoshio getting found in awkward situations by his mom. And sometimes Julia.
  • Sex Bot: All of the named female characters so far except Maria and Louie's roommate Kaoru.
  • Shapeshifting: In the final volume, Dr. Akiba brings us Yuria 1000 — an emotionless Dutch Wife built with nanotechnology and coated with silicone, capable of taking the form of any female or any of her "sisters" by touching them. She turned out to be yet another failure as she did not have any personality.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When Yuria is convinced she must have a "cheat code" to unlock some kind of special abilities, she imagines the classic Konami Code and a Gradius starfighter.
    • Yuria Type 28 could be a reference to Tetsujin 28 go AKA "Super Robot 28" or Gigantor.
    • When Julia uses Yoshio's dick as a joystick, she's performing moves from various beat'em-ups, including Street Fighter.
    • "Boss". Yes, the same "Boss" from My Balls, another manga by the writers. work.
    • And then there's the title itself, which references the Hyaku (100) Shiki mobile suit from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.
    • In Chapter 51, Kaneda's mental picture of a "Super Idol" is Haruka Amami from The Idolmaster.
    • The entire T-1000 arc is Film/Terminator 2Judgement Day.
  • Showing Off the New Body: in Chapter 83, Yurin eventually learns how to make her body change to that of a grown-up woman, even without her supposed "owner" ever making advances on her and modelling the body after his preferences. With the new form she adopted the alias "Lorin" and tried to fool Ippei into having sex with her, but she failed because she can't maintain that form for long.
  • Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: Yuria is convinced that her robot brain must be more than capable of helping a high school student with his tutoring. Turns out, not so much; Akiba must have put "advanced math skills" low on the list of requirements for a Sex Bot.
  • Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids: Both the Yuria and Lucy series could potentially cause serious damage if they used their full strength. Lucy 3.5 sports a foot long penis that can break through a door.
  • Those Two Guys: Shunsuke's friends who frequently come upon Shunsuke and Yuria during awkward moments.
  • Tsundere: Maria. She was most likely raised purely and just has a misunderstanding and worry for Shunsuke. She just stabs people with a inch and a half long point extending from her parasol. Otherwise she's so calm it's heartwarming and obvious to see why Shunsuke loves her.
  • Unusual Euphemism: At one point Yuria says that semen in her mouth are "Tragic Summer Memories". Although no one was supposed to know what it meant.
  • What Measure Is A Nonhuman: Among other things, whenever someone casually refers to one of the sexbots with a word like "person", the first line of her manual (e.g. "Yuria Type 100 is a Dutch wife") appears in an inset panel. Especially common with Julia, whose owner, the doll collector Yoshio, thinks she's his first real human girlfriend.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer…:
    • Yuria's programming leads her to think everything can be solved by sex. Bleeding wound? Stimulate the penis to draw blood down to it. Lost in the woods? See if you can get Shunsuke's erection to point north.
    • Even in situations where it seems like she would be useful. For example, rubbing two sticks together to start a fire would be greatly helped with her impressive rate of 16 strokes-per-second (normally meant for getting other things hot). No, she just plows on as normal, completely unaware that success would mean setting Shunsuke's genitals on fire.
  • Wife Husbandry:
    • Model 108's (Yurin) primary selling point is that the owner can mold her body and personality to whatever he wants.
    • Since this is her program, she is actively trying to get her "owner" to implement the plan on her against his strong protests, so it's actually inverted.
    • It also seems that, since Ippei wants to be a schoolteacher, what he "wants" Yurin to be is a typical young schoolgirl. And lately Yurin seems to be acting more girlish and less utterly perverted. (Still perverted, but not as much. Mostly.) So now it may be headed to subversion territory.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Shunsuke quite regularly has to wrestle Yuria into submission, and his skills are the only reason she hasn't (successfully) raped him yet. Moreover, her inability to appreciate the finer points of social situations or basic safety has put them in a lot of awkward and/or dangerous situations that he has literally no other way of resolving (though he invariably tries to talk her out of it first). Eventually, Yuria ends up taking a liking for that kind of rough play. Shunsuke also ends up taking a liking for smashing Yuria around. He really wants to try new wrestling techniques and since Yuria is a tough girl...
  • Wrestler in All of Us:
    • Shunsuke is not only a pro-wrestling fan, he's actually an extremely competent wrestler himself. Which is quite often all that stands between him and a sex-crazed Yuria.
    • His Luchador name is "El Limpio" (The Clean) which probably must refer to his "by the book" wrestling style and to his (somewhat) clean thoughts.
  • Xenofiction: Yuria does not think like a human, no matter how much she wants to (which is pretty unusual for a series that asks Do Androids Dream?)
  • Yaoi Fan Girl: Louie's roommate Kaoru misunderstands the situation, and promises to help Louie make Shunsuke "his" first receiver. (For that matter, Louie herself refers to Kaoru's collection of BL as "a mountain of treasure").