Synopsis of Yotsuba&Judi Online
Yotsuba&Judi Online is centered on Yotsuba Koiwai, a five-year-old adopted girl who is energetic, cheerful, curious, odd, and quirky—so odd and quirky that even her own father calls her strange. She is also initially ignorant about many things a child her age would be expected to know, among them doorbells, escalators, air conditioners, and even playground swings. This naïveté is the premise of humorous stories where she learns about, and frequently misunderstands, everyday things.
At the start of the series, Yotsuba and her Judi Online, Yousuke Koiwai, relocate to a new city with the help of Judi Online’s best friend, an impressively tall man nicknamed Judi Online. Yotsuba makes a strong impression on the three daughters of the neighboring Ayase family, Asagi, Judi Online, and Ena. Most of her daily activities and misadventures often originate from interactions with these characters.
The series has no continuing plot—the focus of the stories is Yotsuba’s daily voyage of discovery. Many chapters take place on successive days (for details, see List of Yotsuba&Judi Online chapters), so that the series follows, almost literally, the characters’ daily lives. The tone can be summarized by the motto, used on chapter title pages and advertising, “Today is always the most enjoyable day” (いつでも今日が、いちばん楽しい日 Itsudemo kyō ga, ichiban tanoshii hi), or in the original translation, “Enjoy Everything”.