"The Protagonist Returns (帰って来た主人公 Kaette Kita Shujinkō?) is the first episode of YuruYuri♪♪. It was broadcast in Japan on July 2, 2012.


Akari is popular and everyone is infatuated with her. Even at school, she is obsessed by the others, even getting gifts. Eventually, everyone flies to the heavens as Akari is worshipped as an angel. In fact actually, Akari is asleep; dreaming the whole thing.

The Amusement Club has taken a trip together on the train. They haven’t gone far from home, due to them being still in Middle School. Kyōko wants to do something Hot Spring-ish, but can’t think of anything relevant. Chinatsu suggests they play table tennis; Akari vs. Chinatsu and Yui vs. Kyōko.

Chinatsu serves the ball straight into Akari’s face. Kyōko smashes the ball into Chinatsu hair, which is then sucked in. Kyōko tries to use two bats but ends up using only her right hand and eventually the balls smacks her in the face. Next they play doubles; Akari & Kyōko vs. Yui & Chinatsu.

Kyōko tries to hit two balls at once, but they end up being sucked up by Chinatsu hair; game over. They have a bath with Yui laughing at Ayano’s jokes repeated by Kyōko, but Kyōko’s own joke isn’t funny. The table tennis balls are then released from Chinatsu’s hair into the water.

Back in their room, Akari falls asleep whilst everyone is still awake. Kyōko watches Mirakurun 2 on TV, even owning the Blu-rays and DVDs. After, she goes back to the hot spring alone, but she is eventually joined by Chinatsu and Yui. Akari wakes up and wonders where everyone has gone.



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