The handsome young soccer genius named Aoyama is a Japan representative. His play style is "cleanliness." He doesn't tackle and doesn't head the ball. If he's doing a throw-in, he'll only do it if he's wearing gloves.
Based on the first 6 episodes, the series seems to revolve around Aoyama and his cleaning habits as opposed to focusing on actual soccer matches. While there are some soccer scenes, most of the show is pure comedy involving Aoyama being a clean freak and his interactions with other people. As of now there's no set plot, and each episode introduces a new character that gets involved with Aoyama's daily life. This show is great to watch if you want to watch something relaxing with comedy and soccer mixed in between. I really enjoy seeing Aoyama being a soccer star on his team and
dominating other schools, so I hope they include more soccer scenes in the later episodes. Even though soccer does not seem to be the main focus of the anime, I find it entertaining to watch Aoyama work so hard to keep everything clean, starting from the clubhouse to even the blackboards at school.
The art doesn't seem to stand out a lot, but I do like the cute chibi scenes of Aoyama avoiding contact with other people. For the characters, Aoyama is the only one that stands out among the other characters that were introduced.
Overall, I think this show is underrated and it is probably one of the better anime shows I've seen so far for this mediocre summer season. Disregarding the continuing shows(Boku no Hero, OP), I've only found two good shows this summer that seem to stand out for me (Keppeki Danshi and Ballroom)
Another sports anime, its been a trend lately (you know sport anime tend to do well so).
I like any genre as long as it is interesting, and even before 1st episode had aired i wanted to watch this so badly,coz the synopsis seemed absurd. A clean freak playing soccer. Normally soccer leans more toward the dirty side and I really wanted to see how they pull this off, and trust me they did it really well.
This anime is so absurd yet so funny, and what makes this anime so good are its ART, Characters and Story.
Lets begin with Art, this anime
is one of those, which switches to chibi every now and then and I have no complaints here. The motions are also fluid and in some part the character are like teleporting (not fluid) and its works out well. And remember the iconic doodle-ish eyes of Saitama, you will see something similar to that here ever so often.
Moving on to the characters, when I say characters I ACTUALLY MEAN CHARACTERS, NOT SOME LIFE LESS GENERIC SHITS, most of the characters (not all) have few traits and makes unique and funny and even the generic one are funny and seem to blend well.
Story, this anime is not that story heavy. Its more focused on making you laugh (or thats what I think it is) and the sports part is also there just for the sake of making this show funny(also what i think). 4 episodes in i really dont see a serious story, nor do I think it will in later episodes. For me I watch it for enjoyment not story.
So this anime is funny, has varieties of characters and is funny, and has great art style which fits the theme and makes it funny(ier), I know i said funny 3 times coz ITS LEGITIMATELY FUNNY!!! What more could you ask for?
Incredibly underrated show in what seems to be an overall lackluster season. The story doesn't really exist and none of the characters are fleshed out more than the bare minimum, but the art is surprisingly well done and comedy hits right where it needs to once the show picks up some steam. Give it 3 episodes, its actually better than you think.
I believe many people might not have the best first impression of this show because of the false notion they watch it with -- thinking that this is a sports anime. Viewing this show in such a light makes the comedy and quick
chibi animation jarring and out of place. However, if you go into this show knowing full well its a comedy anime with soccer players, its much more enjoyable. Please don't make the same mistake I did.
Many others might be put off from this show by its average episode one. The first episode felt as though it was one huge set up/ exposition for the clean freak element of the titular character, Aoyama-kun. At the end of the episode it almost felt as though the clean freak joke had already run its course. I was afraid that this show would pull a Sakamoto and just play on one joke over and over again ad nauseam. I was pleasantly surprised by episode two. The towel gag had me rolling on the floor laughing. The part where half the school gathered on the soccer field to get a glimpse of Aoyama's towel was hilarious.
This is one of the only shows I have rated higher than the average MAL rating. Im really looking forward to more as the season progresses. I just hope it doesn't fly under the radar.
Do you like anime that don't concentrate on fanservice or a deep plot and just contains plain comedy? Then Aoyama-kun is the perfect anime for you!
Being a comedy, you can't expect much of a story out of it. It's all about a germaphobe named Aoyama and his daily life living with people who are as odd as him, instead of the usual story-based route mose Sports anime go for. This isn't necessarily a bad thing because it allows comedy to cover for the rest. Maybe this is just me, but the story didn't develop much in 4-5 episodes. It focused more on introducing characters
and I don't see the story improving any further once more episodes come out. So I'll give it a 7.
The art is really great. The scenes where the team play football is the place where the anime shines especially (and it should too, being a sports anime). It makes it easy even to watch at low resolutions because the color hues and palettes aren't to taxing enough that they require you to look for higher resolutions... It's great on the eyes and the 'chibi' animation that occurs in comic moments is also really cute to look at.
The sound is amazing. Props to the OP and ED especially because they're really catchy and I personally never got bored of listening to them again and again. The VAs were also well chosen, with Zaizen, Gatou and obviously Aoyama clinching the best title. Once again, props to the OP and ED for truly kicking it off (pun intended)
Comedy doesn't also concentrate on character development. Think KonoSuba. It's more on the entertainment aspect instead, so character development also gets axed out. This doesn't mean that Aoyama kun doesn't have good character development.
Aoyama: In almost every episode we see Aoyama grow as a person both on and off the field, I find myself rooting for him each time he improves or tries to adjust his germaphobe and football fanatic personas too. Fortunately due to being centered on just one character, we see a lot of development and the creators made good use of that.
Not to overstep or over repeat, but being a comedy, it concentrates more on the entertainment aspect and personally being a bigger comedy fan than a romance fan (according to title amount) I can very well with experience say that I thoroughly enjoyed watching Aoyama kun and will continue to do so in the later episodes. If not for KonoSuba this might have been my favorite comedy of this year. And that's saying something, because everyone (or at least most comedy lovers) like KonoSuba
There were many places where Aoyama kun couldn't shine (pun intended) due to it's genre limitations but it made excellent use of the places where it *could* improve upon. Namely enjoyment and rewatchability. I'd recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun anime that isn't too plot heavy or also to people who just want a good laugh. The hilarious antics of the characters of Aoyama-kun never fail to leave a sparkle in our eyes (once again, pun intended). A worthwhile anime for all Comedy fans and newcomers alike!
P.S: Apologies for the (possibly) lame puns. I couldn't help myself :)