Yoichi Karasuma has spent all of his life in the mountains, training in the Soaring Wind, Divine Wind swordsmanship style. Under his father’s guidance, he is able to master the technique at the age of 17. With nothing left to learn, Yoichi is sent to a new dojo located in the city so he can continue to train and gain an understanding of modern society.
Unfortunately, Yoichi has no idea how to act or speak to anyone in the present day and acts like a samurai, complete with odd speech and traditional clothing. As he goes to live with the Ikaruga sisters at the dojo, Yoichi, clueless on how to interact with others, is constantly hurtled in hilarious misunderstandings. Asu no Yoichi! follows Yoichi as he stumbles through his new life and tries to learn how to live in the modern world with his new family.
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 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. read more
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 to a Dojo of the same ability, but wants to see if they can teach him something new, he finds a Harem of sisters where 2 of them are interested on him and in the way, they find other people from other Dojos with different abilities and leads to funny momets, the story is just fine.
Art & Sound
The art is really good, could have been better, but it was well animated but not smooth. The sound was good, the music and voice acting were good.
The character development was very good, i really liked all the sisters, they were unique, i really liked Washizu he was freaking hilarious everytime he appeared with Torigaya who in every episode gets smaller and smaller (and only in the manga you will know the reason behind this) you will laugh i assure you that, damn funny, and the support characters are interesting too but Yoichi was my less favorite, he was too goody naive with people.
I really liked a lot the comedy Washizu and Torigaya had to offer, and not just that, the comedy overall was very good, Washizu was my favorite character and i liked Ayame a lot, the problem was the weak ending.read more
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 animals to company him. One day his father asks him to move to the city as he can’t make him stronger and also for experience. He seizes this opportunity and starts living with 4 sisters to assist him with his training. Throughout the show the protagonist of the story Yoichi along with his acquaintances, embark on various tasks that need addressing.
The anime lacked a strong plot, it basically went like this-
Boy living in the mountains-moves to the city-has to survive in the city-train in the city-save some of his friends from enemies that aren’t even portrayed as strong compared to him. In between all this, there is plenty of romance as well as humor to keep you glued into watching it.
Asu no Yoichi doesn’t really have a strong storyline, its basically a bunch of short scenarios put together to form the first season.
Also it felt as if it was a little rushed towards the end but it also leaves an opening for a second season.
The art was done pretty well and the company who made the show are used to producing shows with good quality art.
Nice selection of music for each moment. Can’t really emphasize enough for this area, as you wouldn’t tend to pay much attention to it. That said, the intro music and the end sounded all right.
There wasn’t much character development throughout the series. However, there was at least an episode dedicated to the main characters that explored them more thoroughly and there is a bit of interaction between one another. Also Yoichi was overpowered and unlike other typical ecchi harem anime’s, this one only has roughly 3 girls that are attracted to the protagonist.
Loved it so much that I practically finished it within 24 hours. What I liked the most about Asu no Yoichi! Was the humor, throughout the episodes, there is plenty of it.
It’s really an anime in which you can sit back and relax too offering you some enjoyable entertainment and isn’t meant to be too serious. read more
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. 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