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.
Asu no Yoichi is an average anime that lacks a lot to be good so off the bat don't watch it but if you want to go ahead and read.
It's a Harem/Ecchi anime so you shouldn't expect anything special from this, the story is about Yoichi an overpowered samurai (but that makes sense because he spent his whole life training to be the best samurai), a samurai that wants to expand his knowledge on other abilities that he doesn't know so his father sends him to a Dojo that specializes in the same ability (really?), he wants to see if they can teach him something
new, he gets a Harem of sisters where 2 of them are interested in him, the problem is that he has no social skills whatsoever so he doesn't know how to behave to the situations he or the sisters puts him into, in the way they stumble upon other people from other Dojos with different abilities and kick their butts, the story is just average.
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 ok, i liked only one sisters Ayame, i also really liked Washizu he was hilarious with Torigaya who in every episode gets smaller and smaller (and only in the manga you will know the reason behind this apparently) every other character was just average but Yoichi was my less favorite, he was too naive with people.
I really liked a lot the comedy Washizu and Torigaya had to offer, but they appeared from time to time so it was shame and less enyojable, Washizu was my favorite character (which didn't appear a lot) and i liked Ayame the most, which makes them the best part of the anime, although overall was just ok also the weak ending didn't help, it was an ok ride but wouldn't recommend it.
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.
Im going to start off on a bad note because i feel that this mini series lacked a plot and has a pathetic excuse for one. HOWEVER this anime wasnt particularly bad unless you actually found the plot interesting(like i did) only to be disappointed that it was just to make the synopsis look pretty.
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.