Ranked #3031

Asu no Yoichi!

Alternative Titles

English: Samurai Harem
Synonyms: Ashita no Yoichi!
Japanese: 明日のよいち!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2009 to Mar 27, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis, TBS, Movic
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: AIC
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 57,481 users)
Ranked: #30312
Popularity: #427
Members: 95,686
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His skill with a sword is magnificent but his social skills still need a lot of work!

After many long years perfecting the art of fighting, 17-year-old Yoichi Karasuma is sent down from the remote mountains where he has been raised thinking that he's going to study some new martial arts techniques... but what he's really going to learn about are some slightly more practical things, like electrical appliances, modern clothing and, most especially, how NOT to make girls want to kill you!

Unfortunately, that last lesson is one Yoichi may not survive, as his new dojo is infested with the infernal creatures in the form of the Ikaruga sisters, and they don't really seem to understand how "proper" girls are "supposed" to behave! Will Yoichi's bushido blade be struck down by the fearsome charms of Ibuki, Ayame, Chihaya, and Kagome? Or will the equally lethal girls from the rival Tsubame school be his undoing?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ikaruga, Ayame
Ikaruga, Ayame
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Karasuma, Yoichi
Karasuma, Yoichi
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Ikaruga, Chihaya
Ikaruga, Chihaya
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari
Ikaruga, Ibuki
Ikaruga, Ibuki
Satou, Rina
Satou, Rina


Kujou, Rion
Kujou, Rion
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Suzuki, Kaoru
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director
Ueda, Youichi
Ueda, Youichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director

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Opening Theme

"Egao no Riyuu (笑顔の理由)" by meg rock

Ending Theme

"Life and Proud" by Misato Aki

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Apr 14, 2009
Before watching this anime I thought to myself, "This is probably one of those harems ecchi shows where a lot of girls fall for the same guy." Well it was almost that.

Instead of a lot of girls there was only two, Ibuki Ikaruga and Ayame Ikaruga. They fall in love with Yoichi Karasuma. But unlike many harems this anime has a credible storyline. Unknowingly Ibuki has a fiance. After many years he has finally come to wed his belowed. That's basically the jist of it. Yoichi and the girls try to overcome obstacles and challenges that are thrown at them.

AIC is known for creating read more
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Aug 4, 2015
Asu no Yoichi!
Asu no Yoichi is a good anime but lacks something and i will tell you what. The protagonist is Yoichi an overpowered samurai, but that makes sense because he spent his whole life training to be the best samurai, the problem is that he has no social skills whatsoever, he really doesn't know how to speak properly with people, and what this anime lack is a proper ending, the ending was bad.

It's a Harem/Ecchi anime so you shouldn't expect much from this, the story is about Yoichi a samurai that wants to expand his knowledge of other abilities so his father sends him read more
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Jun 29, 2013
First review I’ve done-

It doesn’t matter significantly of what others think about a particular anime. Everyone has their own taste, so in general, a review should be based purely on what you thought about it. Prior to watching Asu no Yoichi!I did a little research on it and came to the conclusion that it’s a harem anime. New to this kind of genre, I took the liberty of trying it and at the end I really enjoyed it.

Asu no Yoichi! Is about a 17 year old samurai who has lived in a rural area for most of his life along with his father and some read more
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Jan 31, 2009
Asu no Yoichi, as described on this page, is about a samurai boy who was sent down the mountain by his father to live with four girls in a modern-day, Japanese city. The premise basically is another set-up for a harem anime, although three beautiful girls plus a cute younger sister is relatively small compared to traditional anime harems.

The overall story is more of a series of short scenarios, simple events in the characters' "everyday lives" more meant for humor than anything serious. So far, the mini-stories have been resolved quickly and simply- no truly deep or touching moments, but nevertheless somewhat vaguely heartwarming. read more
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Asu no Yoichi is a spiritual successor to Ranma's "Martial Arts Comedy Romance" genre. There's a family dojo with sisters, the main characters practice a martial art, and there's lots of accidental falling in cleavage moments. 
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Anime: School Rumble
The relationships between a lot of the characters in these animes are very, very similar. As an example: you have the delinquent who softens up and is too shy to admit his feelings for a girl, while that girl happens to be in love with another guy. Both animes also includes a big amount of comedy, lots of love triangles and people wanting to confess their feelings. 
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Both are about a Samurai who has to adapt to a strange new lifestyle when he's forced to move and go to a new high school. They both combine action and comedy pretty well for a genre that's normally plagued by absurd amounts of fan service and an excuse plot. I mean, yeah, they still have those, but at least it's toned down a bit.
Princess Lover is 1/2 comedy and 1/2 drama, with a satisfying ending, while Asu no Yoichi is 3/4 comedy and 1/4 terrible-excuse-for-a-story-arc, which makes it have a more disappointing ending, so it's up to you if you're willing to watch  read more 
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Both series has a main male protagonist that lives with several girls at a dojo for training and life purposes.
Both series contains fan-service and ecchi.
Both series has comedy, drama, and a little romance.
Both series main protagonist are easily misunderstood at first.

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