English: Samurai Harem
Synonyms: Ashita no Yoichi!
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2009 to Mar 27, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.231 (scored by 33673 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Apr 14, 2009
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 some of the best animation in the anime world and they don't disappoint with Asu no Yoichi. Color, character design and background are all animated really well. One of the bright spots in this anime is "Washizu visions" and "Tsubasa visions." These are "visions" the respective character has funny visions of what he or she believes will happen.
Every character plays a part in Asu no Yoichi. There isn't a lot of character development but interaction between each character is huge. They all have a special moment with each other. Secondary characters such as Washizu also play a big part in the anime. They all have a big part during the last few episodes.
There are many golden comedy moments in this anime. They all contribute to the enjoyment level of this anime. Asu no Yoichi is enjoyable and fun to watch. On the other hand it doesn't have many epic moments that will make you remember this anime. If you have the time this you should check this anime out.
Jun 20, 2010
A simple story made better .. Nothing unusual, a samurai who went to town for the first time and gets into a jam right away, but shows its good side right away
The art ranges where the anime goes the chapters ... the city with its buildings and malls and the mountain where he has trained well done graphics, there is weak
The music for the opening and closing of the anime are well made demonstrating what is series, and music background also shows clearly what is happening without sinning in any way
Well done characters each with their own way ... the main one shows the naivete of someone who does not know the city and the Sisters of the dojo also show his feminine side and their internal disputes in 'love'
comedy rose well to note anime with funny scenes and helping ECHI series and its theme itself ... do not let us down and pulls a good laugh
With graphics, sound, history and good fun in the series was level at all pleasant to watch mainly for the sisters and by way of the samurai
only missed a few fights in the best level since it's an anime samurai
Mar 28, 2009
The one thing i did enjoy the most were the characters. Each character of the ikaruga household were unique and was interesting to watch the character development of each individual in the earlier episodes. A definite reason as to why i continued to watch this anime...
The comedy wasnt all as good as it should be considering this story had little plot and a rushed climax. The "accidental" breast groping incidents were just not funny after the first and second time and the material was recycled countless times making this series not as enjoyable as it should have been. Overall it was average. read more
Apr 4, 2009
Asu no Yoichi! is a comedy, harem about a teen samurai who has lived his entire life in the mountains with his father. He goes off to live in the city and stays at the Ikaruga house, ran by four sisters. With this setup, hilarity ensues, which is the main form of entertainment in Asu no Yoichi!.
The story consists of episodic events involving Yoichi, the Ikaruga sisters, and masked figures who apparently wants Yoichi dead, sending assassin after another to finish him off. These attacks are part of the main story, which is really quite unimportant, and the writers only use it to end the anime with a satisfactory conclusion. The lov.. eer, "crush" circles in Asu no Yoichi! is also very funny, leading often into hilarious misunderstandings and situations.
The art is quite average, and I don't see much to comment about. There are "Washizu visions" and "Tsubasa visions" in the anime, where the respective characters daydream about their crush in favorable situations. Here, the artist deploys hilarious art styles in drawing people in the vision to show the character's mental attitude toward such people. It'll definitely bring about some laughter the first time around :)
Each character has his or her part in Asu no Yoichi!, and interacted with each other to create funny scenes that were enjoyable to watch. There is little development within the characters, but as a comedy, that's not quite important. Needless to say, the characters were pretty well done.
Asu no Yoichi! was pretty enjoyable. It doesn't have any exception aspect that makes it stand out. Overall, it's quite average, but its something that's worth your while to watch.
Mar 23, 2009
The story unsurprisingly has been highly episodic, and i'm going to throw in a spoiler here, they have a hot spring episode! who'd have guessed. The relationships with the characters has slowly developed a bit, and we've had a great many villain of the week's thrown in for the action element of the show, which i can't emphasise enough, is not this shows strongest point, think team rocket in pokemon and your on roughly the right lines.
The art and character models are perhaps a little underwhelming for a 2009 anime but nothing to put you off enjoying the show, the sound is basically the same, i felt the opening was above average, aside from that i've barely noticed the music at all, so no strong impressions left.
The characters in this show are a mixed bag, firstly the two leads and main pairing Yoichi and Ikaruga are as standard as characters come, and add very little to the show, that's not to say there dislikeable characters, but you've most likely come across them many times with a slightly different appearance.
The supporting cast is truly this shows strong point, Chihaya, Ayame, and Ryou really add so much more to this show, they're genuinely amusing characters and add something different to the standard formula with their distinct and likeable personalities. Ayame and Ryou also add to the romance aspect both providing a rival for the opposite leads affections and both are loveable underdogs and highly entertaining in this role. This is without mentioning the other supporting cast members who all contribute something to the general shenanigans.
If your looking for an easy watch this is an excellent show to pick up, it trys to be allot of things, but ultimately is allot of fun, and succeeds as a harem-esk comedy.
May 4, 2013
That said, it was enjoyable because of the protagonist 'Yoichi'. Ever wondered what would happen if a hardy samurai who trained in the mountains ever since his birth was suddenly pushed into your average modern city and told to live with a bunch of women, all in the hopes of becoming stronger? Well this anime attempts to simulate such scenario with hilarious results as Yoichi is a staunch Bushido adherent and the modern world is... well less pious and based on rather simple principles. Therefore our Samurai more often than not ends up beating people up for a variety of reasons and teaching them how to be more honorable, inside and outside the ring, so to speak. Good stuff.
Now, there are numerous recurring characters throughout the series, majority of which are of course female. As I mentioned before don't expect any real romance here because frankly this anime has no direction when it comes to that. We have two guys - Yoichi and Washizu. The girls basically keep switching between those two. One episode Washizu is their savior and Yoichi gets beaten - the next they switch over. Repeat for the entire duration of the series. Whoop de do. As for the female characters themselves, nothing really worth mentioning. Tsundere, shy girl, sly girl... you know the drill.
It's the same witch ecchi here'. Of course it's there but it's rather sporadic and frankly apart from the obligatory beach episode (every ecchi anime has a beach episode) you don't really get to see that much. Furthermore it always boils down to Yoichi accidentally stumbling upon an invisible *enter object name here* and grabbing *enter body part name here* and getting mutilated by the girls.
One other thing that surprised me is that the ending was inconclusive. There is of course a climactic showdown between the samurai and the forces of evil opposing his Bushido ways but after all that work you'd think that he would get some sort of reward or reach a plot-relevant conclusion, however nothing happens. You're left with a feeling that closely resembles the feeling of getting rejected at a prom. Trust me I speak from experience, it hurts.
The art and sound are both top notch. The characters are well animated and you can always enjoy the samurai's ass-kicking in high quality. Likewise the opening and ending is well made and fits in with the series itself.
All in all, 'Asu no Yoichi' is a good anime, nothing more nothing less. Not really high on my re-watch list but it was definitively fun. If anything, watch this for the main character. He will teach you how to become a better person... after kicking your ass. read more
May 15, 2009
The story so far was very good the action was top notch fist and swords is truly an amazing type of actiont to put in a story. The drama was good it wasn't a romance drama though but its some sort of an "Unrequited love Forgotten Past" type of drama, and to make things better the fan service shows up when it's truly needed.
The comedy here is Class A! (Think of Harima Kenji from School rumble when you look at Washizu then you'll truly understand)
The art was truly astounding, but to put it in terms that all fans would appreciate... THE FAN SERVICE ART REALLY IS DA*HIT! perfectly great character design.
The intro was pretty good to begin with, it fits perfectly to the "I'll Be the best swordsman" theme going on.
So far the only character that caught my attention was Ayame and Washizu really great comedy from those two. The development for the people didn't seem to go somewhere, no relationships did blossom though.
Enjoyment and Overall
Comedy + Fists and Swords + Drama + Fan service = your loss if you don't watch it.
Mar 30, 2009
I didn't have to turn on my brain while watching this. It's pretty much your average and inoffensive shounen anime served in an average and inoffensive way. Perfect after a tiring day at school or at work.
On to the review:
Episodic almost throughout the whole 12 episodes. It doesn't try to be groundbreaking nor does it try to be "deep". However on what it did not try, it succeeded on making the anime fun. Let's face it, there are times that everyone would simply want to sit back, turn off their brains, and enjoy the show. That's how this anime is.
The production quality is average as a whole. Character designs are formulaic shounen style with cute and sexy girls, and wimpy, pretty boy, or brute looking guys. Typical you've "seen one, seen them all".
I can recommend this anime if you're looking for some shallow yet enjoyable entertainment. Most anime of the same genre can't provide those two important elements at the same time nowadays. read more
Mar 12, 2010
Reminds me of : Gintama (wise sayings and wooden sword, imba samurai), and (forgot)
Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1 Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4 Chap 16
NOTE: I finished watching the anime, but only read a few chapters of the manga. My thoughts are: The manga is much more ecchi and draggy than the anime.
->Great mix of martial arts, comedy, ecchi, romance, harem, friendship and tear-jerking moments
->Amazing action throughout the show, great ending (10-12)
->Excellent OP and ED, some bgm were very fitting, characters' voices were fitting
->Doesn't have much unnecessary detail, inspiring, character cast was utilized a lot (even side characters)
->Romance was quite messy, didn't have much of a conclusion
->Villain was super-imba, main male character too, too many sides to main characters shown
->Seemed like the main male character was downplayed on a lot, pity him D:
->Concepts raised in the beginning seemed to be removed later (School life, romance-> attacks by assasins and crises)
Hope there will be a 2nd season :D
(Review to be continued)
Jan 31, 2009
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. And also, there is a lot of harem humor going on- the usual "accidental" groping of breasts and other awkward encounters. Maybe the story will start to get deeper later into the series; however, this sort of approach really doesn't sit well with such a short (12-ep) series.
The art is alright; nothing to really write home about. I like the hairstyles of Chihaya and Ayame a lot. The fight scenes are typical whoosh lines and wind that can be found in most other anime; again, it's nothing special. The "Washizu vision" scenes didn't catch my interest that much either. Music is usually upbeat and goes along well with the dialogue.
Alright, what really bothered me was that the sisters all have different hair colors. I know a lot of anime does this, but how do two parents manage to produce such a wide spectrum of hair quality and color? Aside from that, the only character I really like so far is Chihaya. The others are generic; the gallant yet nosebleed-prone male protagonist, the clumsy tsundere, the talented yet violent girl, the innocent sister always needing to be saved.
Overall the show is alright if you like something lighthearted, with classic but overused harem-style gags. The majority of the cast consists of overdone anime stereotypes, but the artwork and character design is almost decent enough to overcome some of that handicap. Even so, the story is relatively simple and shallow. I've only seen four episodes (1/3 of the series), but from the way this is going, I can only give it a 6 and pray for more screentime for Chihaya. read more
Dec 9, 2011
There are a few funny moments, and of course the main character is a perv. Surprisingly for how strong he is, the girls always seem to be able to beat the crap out of him in his perverted moments, although as Yoichi likes to point out, some of them are misunderstandings.
The thing that makes this anime most enjoyable is that even though the main characters don't really develop much, the same cannot be said for the secondary characters. Ayame and Washizu struggle over the episodes to be noticed and make progress in their personality. read more
Mar 4, 2011
Asu no Yoichi starts off with the main character, Yoichi training in the mountains with his father. The father then says that he has taught him everything and he needs to go out to train further. He then leaves the mountain to trave to the city, towards a dojo of their friends the Ikaruga Family. However he somehow ends up going into the dressing room with a girl (all the while 'accidentally?' gropping her breasts, looks up the pantsu on another and overall, be a complete and utter pervert. This continues for the whole season, with varying amounts of complete owning of the main character by the Ikaruga family (which...btw is full of girls!?).
If you're looking for a good storyline...you're probly not gonna find one here. The plot was littered around the eps, between the love triangle between the main character and Ibuki and Ayame of the Ikaruga family, and the various ways Yoichi gets crippled by Ibuki.
Not much to say here. Characters were drawn well and the mixing of chibi was a nice touch.
Hmmm...not that great. OP and ED weren't anything memorable (well..at least not to me). Some songs fit the situation, some didn't.
The character development was actually pretty good. It went into the Ikaruga families history abit and learned quite alot about the girls.
Theres quite a bit of characters here so imma jus cut it down
Yoichi Karasuma - The main character of this series. A good swordsman and usually gets into perverted situations. He's freeloading at the Ikaruga family to learnt their swordstyle.
Ibuki Ikaruga - Main heroine of this series. Head of the Ikaruga family since their parents left at an early age. Popular at school due to looks and brains blah blah blah. Your basic harem heroine pretty much.
Ayame Ikaruga - Probably my favourite character of the series. A tsundere character, shy and very aware of her breast size. Probably the one that has gotten into the most perverted situations with Yoichi. 2nd to only Ibuki occasionally.
Saginomiya clan - Not saying the main villains name in case of spoilers. Basically the villain has a crush on Ibuki and Yoichi's getting in his way.
It was a enjoyable anime to watch with nice and funny scenes throughout. Recommended to watch, but don't expect a great storyline, jus lots of fanservice and laughs. read more
Dec 21, 2009
do japanese teenagers really like this shit?? does this make any profit?? well it seems these no-brain-just-vomit animes still exist so.......
I know this is biased but let me explain to you why I feel like breaking my comp whenever I see a piece of shit anime like this:
1- A man fulfilled in his love life much less his social life will never make something like this i.e it reeks of patheticness
2- I dont watch an anime for the OP or for the seiyu in that anime. I watch it because I want to see a funny/sad/dramatic/suspenseful/intriguing story. This anime is just recycled garbage.
Honestly, how many animes did you see or hear about an anime that fulfills these conditions: harem, comedy (but not really comedy, just lame ass jokes), romance (the type that will make you watch 2 episodes for somebody to REALIZE they love somebody and then 2 episodes so that they DENY they love that somebody and then 9 episodes consisting of "today I will confess!" when they actually don't because a weird thing happens which stops them... and eventually the series ends without even getting closure on that issue (not like I was expecting anything unusual like relationship development... thats just nonsense) and that is if it's ONLY 13 episodes... imagine what I would feel like if it was 20/30/40/50 episodes... /w).
3- the concept of harem itself seems pathetic to me. It was fine for the first 50 animes I watched (which were not all bad) but now it's just nauseating and makes me want to stab my eyes with a fork.
4- why do harem girls always have the same personalities and each one has a different hair color?? am gonna list the personalities now if I leave one out just let me know (just so you know how much am knowledgeable and utterly disgusted with harem)
L: loli, Normal age(as in the age of the hero and heroin):N, Mature(older than most characters): M
- un-social know it all - L
- level headed but easily shy - N+L
- extremely shy around boys especially her crush - N+L
- very social and sets up her friends for dates while in actuality she has a crush on the same guy she set up - N
- violent and unsocial - L
- a level headed and helpful to others : N+M
- tomboyish but easily shy around her crush: L+N
- stupid as fuck (airhead) and probably the heroin: N
-unsocial and loves the protagonist just because he told her something nice: L+N+M
ofc these are not all the personalities, just the recurring ones that everybody who saw a harem anime in their life can relate to
In conclusion ,the only reason am rating it 2 is because they wasted money and time on this garbage and I don't like rating it 2 after their undeserving effort but effort non-the-less. read more
Nov 15, 2009
The fact that this show is comedy+ecchi+harem. How could you resist. The overall plot is good and like all good shows there are no cliffhangers on the last episode. Asu no Yoichi has a great shoujo feel along with a shouen touch! You'll never get bored of this show!
Dec 30, 2012
I personally think that this anime can suit most peoples tastes for anime theres pretty much everything in it and it comes with a good storyline. With all the characters bringing their own unique appeal how could you possibly dislike this anime. I am probably not the only one who found this amazingly entertaining.
May 17, 2013
Apr 6, 2013
The story a 7- cause while it does resemble a lot of harem, multi-girl to one guy anime, it is entertaining. The anime could have been extended to make the ending less choppy and more- smoothly draw out, but it does leave room for a sequel and for the pairings hinted on to either be fulfilled or played with more.
The art and sound also get strong 7's- they were all colorful characters- made me think of candy actually.The fight scenes with the martial art effects was good and while not a whole lot of serious detail the series manages to pull it off. The opening and ending titles- both happy, energetic,and the since this anime had a lot of girl voices-they were all so adorable. And it will make you laugh and think that this situation really could have turned out better.
The characters get a 7. But I will give credit-the fact that one of the characters was a manga artist was a nice touch. And that the series has a lot of silliness that you don't really have to look too hard to see. The characters individually are drawn out to where they aren't really shallow- but could be developed better. Certain relationships could be worked on- while the creators did make it seem like they weren't absolute.
Overall it's a decent (respectfully) series to just sit back and chill and watch. To get away from the main stream, laugh, and compare. read more
Sep 25, 2011
Mar 31, 2009