I have to admit, slice of life and Iyashikei shows are enjoyable because it can show the little things in life. Urara Meirochou focuses on a girl named Chiya. She comes from the forest to a city called Meirochou to find her lost mother.
The story focus on a young white-haired girl named Chiya. When she turned 15 years old, she decides to go to the labyrinth city of Meirochou. After coming to the city, her animals stole food, which angers the shop keepers. Chiya showed her belly as an apology that causes the guards, namely Saku to become upset. While running away, she runs into Koume and Kon, who will be her classmates for their Urara training. Chiya attempted to show their bellies, which almost caused them and herself to get kicked out of the city by Saku.
Thankfully, Nina found them before that happened and eventually introduced her younger sister, Nono. After Chiya tried to cheat in order to contact the legendary ranked Urara, she decided not to. She made a promise to Saku to train her way up to that rank. With that, Chiya with her friends start their Urara training learning the various divination techniques while strengthening their bonds.
As expected, Urara Meirochou is an enjoyable show mostly because of its light-hearted comedy. This ranges from the shop keeper dressing Kon in cosplay outfits, Koume using her pendulum to find a true lover and a fox spirit possessing Kon.
Of course, each girl gets developed as well. Aside from Chiya, which we learn more about her lost mother, each girl has their own highlight episode. This consists of how Kome becoming interested in becoming a witch, Nono trying to rely less on her older sister and Kon getting over her inferiority complex with Chiya. The character development allows them to get closer with each other. This is important as their friendship and teamwork is what allows them to pass the ranking up exam.
Like with most adaptations of Manga Time Kirara manga, Urara Meirochou has yuri. It doesn’t come at a surprise since the creator, Hirikamo made yuri doujinshi in the past. As expected, there is a lot of shipping moments between Chiya and Kon. It shouldn’t come a surprise since there are moments of Chiya touching Kon. Of course, in one episode, Kon kisses Chiya on the forehead.
The other notable pairing is of course Saku and Nina. They are so close to each other that one can consider them as a married couple. Of course, there is also those two fangirls who obsesses over Saku. Lastly, there is Koume and Marie, who was her mentor during her childhood.
Overall, Urara Meirochou like other anime adaptations of Manga Time Kirara is a very enjoyable show. The light-hearted comedy and the characters makes the show fun to watch. The production values are also good for the most part. If you like previous anime adaptations of Manga Time Kirara source material with some supernatural elements, you will definitely enjoy Urara Meirochou. ¶