Yuyushiki

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Yuyushiki
Yuyushikicover.jpg
Cover of first manga volume featuring the main characters (from left to right): Yui, Yuzuko and Yukari.
ゆゆ式
Genre Comedy, Slice of life
Manga
Written by Komata Mikami
Published by Houbunsha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Manga Time Kirara
Original run April 2008 – ongoing
Volumes 6
Anime television series
Directed by Kaori
Written by Natsuko Takahashi
Studio Kinema Citrus
Licensed by
Network Tokyo MX, SUN-TV, KBS, tvk, TV Aichi, AT-X, BS11
Original run April 9, 2013June 26, 2013
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Anime and Manga portal

Yuyushiki (Japanese: ゆゆ式?, lit. The YuYu Style) is a Japanese 4-panel manga series written and illustrated by Komata Mikami, which began serialization in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine from April 2008. A television anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus aired in Japan between April and June 2013. The story follows a group of three girls who join their high school's Data Processing Club. As the story unfolds it becomes readily apparent that the trio's methods of "processing data" are quite loose indeed, often to humorous effect.

Characters[edit]

Yuzuko Nonohara (野々原 ゆずこ Nonohara Yuzuko?)
Voiced by: Rumi Ōkubo
The first member of the Data Processing Club. She normally has an innocent nature, but will sometimes break out into bouts of outrageous behaviour. Despite her dimwitted behaviour and crazy ideas, she is actually quite smart when it comes to studies.
Yui Ichii (櫟井 唯 Ichii Yui?)
Voiced by: Minami Tsuda
The second member of the Data Processing Club. A generally shy girl who often serves as the straight man to the antics of Yuzuko and Yukari, who often like to tease her.
Yukari Hinata (日向 縁 Hinata Yukari?)
Voiced by: Risa Taneda
The third member of the Data Processing Club. A generally light headed girl who will often copy Yuzuko's antics if she finds them amusing. She comes from a rich family and was friends with Yui in elementary school.
Chiho Aikawa (相川 千穂 Aikawa Chiho?)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano
A classmate of the girls and the class president. She is a quiet girl who admires Yui a lot and wants to become friends with her, but is usually intimidated by Yuzuko and Yukari's antics.
Kei Okano (岡野 佳 Okano Kei?)
Voiced by: Megumi Han
A classmate of the girls and Chiho's friend. She is quite fond of Chiho and is often cold towards Yui for allegedly taking Chiho away from her.
Fumi Hasegawa (長谷川 ふみ Hasegawa Fumi?)
Voiced by: Mana Shimizu
A classmate of the girls and Chiho and Kei's friend. She is aware of Kei's fondness for Chiho and often teases her about it.
Yoriko Matsumoto (松本 頼子 Matsumoto Yoriko?)
Voiced by: Yui Horie
The girls' homeroom teacher and advisor of the Data Processing Club. She is often called "Mom" (お母さん Okā-san?) by her students due to her generally kind nature.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The original manga by Komata Mikami began serialization in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine from April 2008. Six tankōbon volumes have been released as of May 27, 2014.[1]

Anime[edit]

The television anime adaptation is produced by Kinema Citrus and is directed by Kaori. Series composition is done by Natsuko Takahashi and character design by Hisayuki Tabata.[2] The series aired between April 9 and June 26, 2013 and was simulcast with by Crunchyroll.[3] The opening theme is "One Two!" (せーのっ! Sēno!?) by Rumi Ōkubo, Minami Tsuda and Risa Taneda while the ending theme is "Affection" by Mayumi Morinaga.[4] Sentai Filmworks licensed the series in North America and released it on subtitled DVD on July 1, 2014.[2][5]

Episode list[edit]

# Episode title Original air date
01 "Now We're High School Students"
"Kōkōsei ni Narimashita" (高校生になりました) 
April 9, 2013
Yuzuko Nonohara, Yui Ichii, and Yukari Hinata begin their first day at high school before visiting some shops around town. Noticing the Data Processing Club has no members, the girls check out the clubroom and spend all day looking up information on the computer. 
02 "Data Processing Club"
"Jōhōshori-bu" (情報処理部) 
April 16, 2013
Following an odd discussion about breasts, Yui points out that their class representative, Chiho Aikawa, doesn't seem to get along with Yuzuko and Yukari due to their constant teasing. Feeling they are more or less an official club, the others decide to nominate Yukari as the president. Later, as the summer heat gets to everyone, the girls look up various facts about ice-cream. 
03 "It's Summer Vacation!"
"Natsu Yasumi Jāi!" (夏休みじゃーい!) 
April 23, 2013
It's summer vacation and the girls visit the pool and hang around before having a sleepover at Yui's house. Later, Yukari goes on a trip to an island resort, prompting much conversation between Yui and Yuzuko. 
04 "Chairman"
"Iinchō" (いいんちょう) 
April 30, 2013
The club's advisor, Yoriko Matsumoto, tries to get used to being called "Mom" by her students, whilst the girls look up whale facts. Later, Yui ends up spending the entire night reading a book, leaving her irritable and crazed due to lack of sleep. As she eventually collapses and rests in the nurse's office, Chiho feels a sense of joy when she is able to take a photo of her sleeping face. 
05 "Yui and Yukari and Yuzuko"
"Yui to Yukari to Yuzuko" (唯と縁とゆずこ) 
May 7, 2013
Yui recalls when she and Yukari met each other in elementary school and became friends. The next day, the girls have various discussions, which mostly revolve around death. 
06 "First Snow Nabe"
"Hatsuyuki Nabe" (初雪なべ) 
May 14, 2013
On a particularly cold day, the girls talk about potatoes and look into the days of the week. Later, the girls have a nabe party at Yoriko's apartment after failing to get approval to have it in the clubroom. 
07 "3rd Semester!"
"San Gakki!" (3学期っ!) 
May 21, 2013
As the new year begins, both Yuzuko and Yukari take turns coming over to Yui's house, where they mostly sleep, before coming round together. At the start of the new semester, as Chiho offers to make the girls chocolate, they end up researching about eyes. 
08 "We're In Our Second Year Now"
"Ninensei ni Narimashita" (2年生になりました) 
May 28, 2013
After the girls enter their second year and reminisce about their past year at school, they look up some facts about water. Meanwhile, Chiho's friend Kei Okano, who is usually cold towards Yui due to Chiho's fondness of her, changes her opinion of her after she helps to pay for some snacks at the convenience store. Later, the girls try to get to know Yoriko a little better. 
09 "Mish Mash"
"Majarinko" (まじゃりんこ) 
June 4, 2013
The girls invite Chiho to visit the Data Processing club, where she gets to know Yui a little better. After looking up ogres, the girls decide to go with Chiho and Kei to their friend Fumi Hasegawa's house. 
10 "Because It's Fun"
"Tanoshii kara" (楽しいから) 
June 11, 2013
Yuzuko plays around with some artist dolls before indulging in a little comic artistry herself. 
11 "Times Like These"
"Kōyū Jikan" (こーゆー時間) 
June 18, 2013
The girls look into the various aspects of time, before pondering what they'd like to do in the future. 
12 "Uneventful Good Life"
"Nō Ibento Guddo Raifu" (ノーイベントグッドライフ) 
June 25, 2013
As summer vacation begins again, the girls spend most of their days at Yui's house, before later going to the beach. 

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