At the start of the series I thought I was really going to like her. I mean she had a cute design and seemed to be like the perfect girlfriend you could ever have. That is until she decided to be the worst best friend ever. Her constant crush on Tamahome and jealousy towards Miaka just killed her character for me. Then to top it off, anytime you thought she was finally going to straighten up Yui would backstab Miaka once again – like the time she took Suzuno’s Mirror or better yet got Tamahome to turn against his friends! -___-
i really don't like the both of them as characters for different reasons, so it's a bit hard to say which one i like less but i realized i can't really fault them for things like their naivety, knowing they were raised differently compared to takiko and suzuno (who were born in a completely different era). and i do appreciate that both miaka and yui went through character development and matured by the end of the series
Me too. I don't really like both of them too. And Miaka is annoying. But that's not really problem. In fact, her drastic tone in the OVA are very-very-very more dissapointing. But the very reason I don't favoriting them is because I prefer Madoka and Misaki better.
But on a side note, back then, I like long haired Yui in the Tenkou Arc.
ooh...if I have to pick I suppose it's Yui. Miaka is kind of a crazy bitch, but I like her anyway, haha. I get what they were going for with Yui, but even considering her circumstances she can be a frustrating character to watch sometimes. She's very petty. I agree though, I like long haired chilled out Yui in the OVAS.
I find Miaka and Yui both frustrating at times, but I find it hard to really dislike either of them.
It's easy to forget that they're 15 years old for most of the story. They're both fairly middle class and before the book haven't really suffered much hardship past the typical parents divorce or not being around much because of work.
Miaka's naivety is probably the most annoying thing about her. She's too trusting, and it gets her into trouble she could have easily avoided. But again, she's young and inexperienced in the world (let alone the harsher and more dangerous book world) so it's forgivable although annoying.
Yui actions and attitude are the result of manipulation and abuse at the hands of Nakago. She shows on multiple occasions that she wants nothing more than for things just to go back to the way they were but embers of doubt are planted and those fanned to keep her from doing what she knows she should. She's a victim and while it can be annoying, I can't just fault her for it.