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Asu no Yoichi!

Asu no Yoichi!

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2009 to Mar 27, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.121 (scored by 50380 users)
Ranked: #28152
Popularity: #365
Members: 82,519
Favorites: 253
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Synopsis

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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Adaptation: Asu no Yoichi!

Characters & Voice Actors

Ikaruga, Ibuki
Ikaruga, Ibuki
Main
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
Bae, Jeong Mi
Korean
Bae, Jeong Mi
Ikaruga, Chihaya
Ikaruga, Chihaya
Main
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese
Tamura, Yukari
Lee, Yong Sin
Korean
Lee, Yong Sin
Ikaruga, Ayame
Ikaruga, Ayame
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Han, Chae Eon
Korean
Han, Chae Eon
Ikaruga, Kagome
Ikaruga, Kagome
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Kim, Seo Yeong
Korean
Kim, Seo Yeong

Staff

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



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Jun 29, 2013
lelelel
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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Mar 26, 2014
VirtusSignum
This review will be short. This anime was entertaining but ultimately left zero impact on me. I will never watch this again, never talk about it again and I think that is the show's biggest issue. It isn't that the show was bad, it wasn't... but for all the elements that the show got right, it seems to use some of them incorrectly. There is also no resolution for any of the established romances. None. Not a kiss, hug, confession, nothing... from anyone. I was expecting more all around TBH. Loved the premise, loved some of the characters but the execution of pacing and story read more
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Dec 11, 2014
Zeroskye
Story:
The story revolves around a samurai named Yoichi Karasuma who has lived in the mountains for all his life. After learning everything his father could teach him, he was sent to a dojo in the city. Surprise surprise, the dojo is the home of 4 girls. Now how will Yoichi survive as he tries to adjust to living with 4 girls in a world he's been secluded from his entire life.

Even with a full title like Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi, it still had the potential to be a satisfying romance despite the rampant amount of cliches. Unfortunately, it was not satisfying, but it read more
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Apr 14, 2009
ManU-Alchemist
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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Recommendations

Lots of fun, lots of accidents, lots of punches, lots of love. Besides Keintaro is a normal Student, Yoichi is a Samurai.
Both anime have harem, cute girls, fights, kantanas and kendo :D
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.
The relationships between a lot of the characters are very, very similar in Asu No Yoichi! and School Rubmle. (For an example: Delinquent who softens up and is too shy to admit his feelings for a girl, who 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.
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 one or the other.
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.



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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