|This article is about the anime adaptation. For the original manga, see YuruYuri (manga).|
Based on the slice-of-life manga by Namori, YuruYuri is an eccentric comedy about a group of girls who spend their spare time drinking tea and fawning over each other, all while completely failing to even notice the supposed protagonist (Akari Akaza) amongst them. The anime was announced in the May 2011 issue of Comic Yuri Hime. Animated by Doga Kobo and directed by Masahiko Ohta,  the series aired in Japan on TV Tokyo between July 5 and September 20, 2011.
After a year in grade school without her childhood friends, first year student Akari Akaza is finally reunited with second years Yui Funami and Kyōko Toshinō at their all-girls' middle school. During the duo's first year, Yui and Kyōko formed the "Amusement Club" which occupies the now nonexistent Tea Club's room. Shortly after Akari joins, one of her fellow classmates, Chinatsu Yoshikawa, pays the trio a visit under the impression that they are the Tea Club; it is only once the three girls explain that the Tea Club has been disbanded that they can convince Chinatsu to join the Amusement Club—a group with no purpose other than to provide entertainment for its members.
List of episodes
|01||"Middle School Debut!"
"Chūgaku Debyū!" (中学デビュー!)
|July 5, 2011|
|As Akari Akaza enters middle school, she decides to join the Amusement Club alongside her friends, Kyōko Toshinō and Yui Funami. They are later joined by Akari's classmate, Chinatsu Yoshikawa, who originally intended to join the now-defunct tea ceremony club, but is convinced to join the Amusement Club. Noticing Akari's lack of presence, the girls try and come up with ways of improving her personality.|
|02||"Me and You and the Student Council (The Student Council Meeting)"
"Watashi to Anata to Seitokai" (私とあなたと生徒会)
|July 12, 2011|
|The student council vice president, Ayano Sugiura, shows her annoyance at always placing behind Kyōko in tests, while her assistant Chitose Ikeda fantasizes about the yuri potential between the two. Meanwhile, two classmates, Himawari Furutani and Sakurako Ōmuro, are at war with each other as they are both vying for vice-president position. Ayano later gets a cold so the others pay her a visit.|
|03||"You Wanna Come Visit?!...Yeah, Let's Go!"
"Uchi Kuru!? … Iku Iku!" (ウチくる!? …いくいくっ!)
|July 19, 2011|
|With Yui now living alone in her own apartment, she invites the others over for lunch. After Akari and Chinatsu leaves, Kyōko decides to spend the night only to remember she hasn't finished her homework.|
|04||"Summer’s Giant Harvest Festival"
"Natsu no Dai-shūkaku-sai" (夏の大収穫祭)
|July 26, 2011|
|The girls write Tanabata wishes, with Kyōko becoming annoyed at how Chinatsu's wish is responded to by Yui. Ayano studies fiercely to reach the top of the final exams, only to become disappointed to find Kyōko hadn't studied due to the exams conflicting with a doujin deadline. Later, everyone heads to the beach, where Ayano's attempts to be more friendly with Kyōko prove to be near fatal for Chitose's imagination.|
|05||"When Akari and the Cicadas Cry"
"Akari to ka Minminzemi to ka Naku Koro ni" (あかりとかミンミンゼミとかなく頃に)
|August 2, 2011|
|Ayano unwittingly gets dragged along by Kyōko, Yui and Chitose to a doujinshi convention in Tokyo to help Kyōko sell her dojin. Himawari and Sakurako work on their summer homework, where Sakurako talks about why she joined the student council. Meanwhile, Akari and Chinatsu have a confusing conversation about the latter's feelings towards Yui, which leads to Chinatsu practicing "kissing" on Akari against her will just as Yui and Kyōko walk in.|
|August 9, 2011|
|A visit by a first year student inspires Kyōko to draw a doujin about her and Yui, prompting Chinatsu to respond with her own story, presented in a fearsome art style. Later, everyone meets Yui's relative's child, Mari, prompting Chinatsu to dress up as her favorite anime heroine, Mirakurun, only to completely destroy her image.|
"Kuri Sumaseri" (くり済ませり)
|August 16, 2011|
|With Christmas coming up, Kyōko holds a lottery to arrange the girls into pretend couples for mock dates. Kyōko and Chinatsu go to the movies and the arcade, Akari and Chitose visit some cafés, and Himawari and Sakurako go to a restaurant while Ayano and Yui just sit around talking about their friends. Later, the girls spend New Year's at home where they check their greetings cards from each other.|
"Eipuriru Fūru" (エイプリルフール)
|August 23, 2011|
|On April's Fools Day, Chitose decides to play a lying game with Ayano, who later discovers that all of her supposed lies were actually true. Later, Kyōko tries to get the attention of Chitose, only to discover it to be her twin sister, Chizuru, who doesn't particularly take too kindly to Kyōko.|
|09||"This summer isn't scary"
"Kotoshi no Natsu wa Kowakunai" (今年の夏はこわくない)
|August 30, 2011|
|The girls try to find way to distract themselves from the Summer heat. While visiting the student council room for some cooling comfort, they meet the silent student council president, Rise Matsumoto, who they initially mistake for a spirit. Meanwhile, the science teacher, Nana Nishigaki, decides to do her experiments in the student council room.|
|10||"It’s Called a School Trip, But What Are We Here to Study?"
"Shūgaku Ryokō to Iu ga, Watashi-tachi wa Ittai Nani o Manabi Osameta no Darō" (修学旅行というが、私たちは一体何を学び修めたのだろう)
|September 6, 2011|
|Kyōko and Yui, along with Ayano and Chitose, go on a school trip to Kyoto, where they explore the town, have a bath together and engage in a pillow fight.|
|11||"Our Amusement Club"
"Watashi-tachi no Goraku-bu" (わたしたちのごらく部)
|September 13, 2011|
|Akari, Kyōko and Yui reminisce their childhood days when they were fighting a certain pink-haired girl. Later, a bump on the head causes Kyōko to become uncharacteristically polite. The others soon begin to miss the old Kyōko, especially when Kyōko plans to disband the Amusement Club, so they decide to hit her on the head again to return her to normal.|
|12||"Our Warm and Fuzzy Overnighter"
"Min'na de Pokapoka Gasshuku e" (みんなでポカポカ合宿へ)
|September 20, 2011|
|Everyone decides to have a sleepover at the clubroom during the summer, where Kyōko arranges a contest between the Amusement Club and the student council. After everyone has some barrel baths, Chitose goes on a kissing rampage as a result of eating chocolate.|
|Special||"YuruYuri: Doushite, Tomaranai, Tokimeki, Dokidoki, Paradox, Eternal"
"Yuru Yuri: Doushite, Tomaranai, Tokimeki, Doki Doki, Paradox, Eternal" (ゆるゆり どうして☆止まらない☆トキメキ☆ドキドキ☆パラドクス☆エターナル)
|November 16, 2011|
|Chinatsu's horrendous and atrocious drawings come to life in a tale about a handsome prince, a hideous girl and true love!|
|Season 1 Episodes||01 • 02 • 03 • 04 • 05 • 06 • 07 • 08 • 09 • 10 • 11 • 12 • Special|
|Anime Seasons||Season 1 • Season 2 • Season 3|
|Special Episodes||YuruYuri Nachuyachumi! • YuruYuri Nachuyachumi!+ • MiniYuri • YuruYuri、|
|Related Manga||YuriYuri/Elegy Syndrome (2008–2010) • YuriYuri 2 (2019) • Irusu no Yūsha Alicia (2021)|
|Miscellaneous||Majokko Mirakurun • YuruYuri X • Miracle Girls Festival • Release the Spyce: Secret Fragrance|