Asuka is a cute and clueless high school girl who habitually does things, in all innocence, that seem sexually suggestive to the men around her. Each chapter in "Today's Asuka Show" features a different awkward situation.
In fact, there is the only one character - cute, innocent high school girl. Most of the secondary characters appear only once.
Each episode is a one short comic story. Main character gets into an awkward situations, primarily with an erotic meaning. Lots of jokes are vulgar and about pantsu, but in spite of this, they are really funny.
Art and sound:
Art and sound are simple. There is nothing special here. It's worth mentioning that voice actress work here is perfect.
If you like fanservice and pervert jokes, this title is for you, but don't forget that each episode is only 3 minutes long.
Kyou no Asuka Show is, in its entirety, a metaphor for a woman: You're drawn in by a pretty face and a panty shot, but you stay for the downtempo meditations on life and society. Or maybe you just stay for more panties. Either way, you're sure to be entertained, even if you stop listening after a while.
Kyou no Asuka Show is about a girl named Asuka Kyou No... Show. Wait. Kyou no Asuka Girl is about a show named, wait, hold on. Kyoukai Senjou No H- no, no, one more time. Today's Asuka Show stars Asuka, a stunningly beautiful girl with absolutely no common
sense. Asuka goes through her totally normal life doing nothing interesting whatsoever besides occasionally getting hit on. The end. Unfortunately for Asuka, any brief summary of her show makes it sound like either a boring waste of time or mindless wank fodder. Fortunately for you, curious reader, the show is neither of those, instead being an easy going slice-of-life with an easy-on-the-eyes lead female.
There is fanservice, for sure, but only three or four episodes have it as the main focus. Of course, these episodes are all at the beginning, which ends up giving prospective viewers (and whoever wrote the synopsis) the wrong idea. Later episodes feature mostly comedy segments starring Asuka and her dad, or solo episodes that feature Asuka making silent observations and stumbling onto some surprisingly profound conclusions like a hot girl Buddha. While these revelations won't change your life, they'll at least make you nod your head. Much of the more serious, think-y aspects of the show are hard to notice if you're just staring at Asuka's hotness. There's a lot of unspoken subtext which warrants either one careful viewing or a second watch, a small order considering the short runtime.
I don't personally feel that the short length of the series hurts or harms it. After all, every show ends eventually (except Bleach), and a quality story remains quality regardless of how long it takes to tell. That said, you might look at the run time as a benefit if you're not sure about watching the whole thing. It's not hard to devote 30 minutes to a show if you would normally watch an episode of something else in that time. You could also blow through an episode or two whenever you have a few minutes to kill. However you decide to watch it, at least give it more than the standard three episode test, else you'll think the show is just about Asuka deepthroating ice-cream.
Even with no time for the characters to develop, everyone in Kyou no Asuka Show is presented as a fully fledged, self-aware human being. Asuka seems comically oblivious at times, but her quiet ponderings reveal that she's just so caught up in her fascination with the rest of the world that she forgets about her own presence within it. A space case on the outside, an introverted people watcher on the inside. Asuka's dad has realistic concerns for his daughter as she begins to mature into a woman, concerns which are compounded by his job in an industry that he desperately wants to keep Asuka from. Even the dude at the bus stop is a well-rounded, engaging person. He acts like any average guy would if he saw a cute girl with gum stuck to her butt. Do I say something at the risk of letting her know I was staring at her? If I try to pull it off, could I cop a quick feel and still get out alive? Is there any way I can use this situation to strike up a conversation later? What does it say about this girl that she sat on gum who-knows-how-long ago and still hasn't noticed? These are all questions that any reasonable man would ask in that situation, and bus stop dude implicitly asks them all. Kudos to the writer for taking such simple, fluffy interactions and wringing real humanity out from them.
If you like boobs and thinking, maybe even both at the same time, then you'll find something to like in Kyou no Asuka Show.
You might as well call this Male Gaze: the Anime. Middle school girl goes around doing various things, while men perv on her, even when it's something as innoceous as eating spicy ramen. I'm not sure whether this was just intended to provide a little spot of three minute fanservice or the creators intended this as a bit of mild satire of how desparate some men can be in their fantasies when confronted with a cute girl. in either case, the show's sympathies clearly lie with Asuka rather than her ...admirers. Otherwise there's nothing much to it, but a fun way to waste an hour
or so watching the series.
When you feel a need to waste 3 minutes on a dirty joke, this isn't the worst way.
The episodes are far too short for any proper story yet the main character still manages to find the time to be inconsistent, breaking her oblivious idiot role by having the occasional really reasonable and well informed thought. Up to you to decide if that's good or bad but it does help prevent things getting stale.
As ridiculously silly as this show is, it had the most reasonable "girl running with bread in her mouth" event I've ever seen, if nothing else you could put this on your bucket
list just to witness that. Sort of expected the highlights of the season to be more about dirty stuff but a lot of episodes are really tame and manage to work up some other good laugh.
Hopefully this brief review told you what you needed to know, you've now been briefed by BriefEd... okay that's pretty forced, Asuka is funnier.