Asu no Yoichi!

Samurai Harem

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Synonyms: Ashita no Yoichi!
Japanese: 明日のよいち!
English: Samurai Harem
French: High School Samurai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2009 to Mar 27, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:29 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, TBS, Movic
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: AIC
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.721 (scored by 106776106,776 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #52372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1038
Members: 196,816
Favorites: 348

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Preliminary Spoiler
Apr 14, 2009
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 ...
Aug 4, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Asu no Yoichi is a mediocre anime that lacks a lot to be good so don't watch it but if you want to, go ahead read what you're getting into.

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 ...
Jun 29, 2013
First review I’ve done-

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 ...
Mar 28, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 31, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
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. ...
Apr 4, 2009
I first read the manga and found it to be good. I looked forward to Asu no Yoichi! the anime, and after all 12 episodes, it met my expectations.

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 ...
May 5, 2018
To tell the truth i didn't think i will enjoy this as much i did.At first i think this will be boring,and i will probably drop it at first two episodes,but i was wrong.I liked this anime a lot,don't get me wrong it wasn't perfect,but if you like funny anime to kill some time i would recommend this one.Characters are great,and funny.But if you want some great marshal arts and fights this one is not for you.You would be just fine if you would watch one episode per night to get some laughs before going to sleep.And if you like anime I would also recommend ...
Dec 11, 2014
Mixed Feelings
The story revolves around a samurai named Yoichi Karasuma who has lived in the mountains for all his life. After learning everything his father could teach him, he was sent to a dojo in the city. Surprise surprise, the dojo is the home of 4 girls. Now how will Yoichi survive as he tries to adjust to living with 4 girls in a world he's been secluded from his entire life.

Even with a full title like Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi, it still had the potential to be a satisfying romance despite the rampant amount of cliches. Unfortunately, it was not satisfying, but it ...
Mar 23, 2009
Preliminary (10/12 eps)
To start off this show trys to embody way to many genres, and comes off being all over the place allot of the time for the sheer number of fan groups it's trying to please. Harem, action, comedy, drama and romance all try to take centre stage at various points. Action and drama both come off as really half assed, but the comedy does provide allot of genuinely funny moments, and as a harem it's definitely among the more likeable shows.

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. ...
Jun 20, 2010
The protagonist of the series is Karasuma Yoichi, a boy of 17 years who lived their whole lives in the mountains with his father to improve his technique for the sword. One day, Yoichi decided to go to town after his father said it was not possible to get stronger in this condition. By stepping on the town, Yoichi meets a girl of Ikaruga dojo and is received as a guest at the dojo, along with four living sisters Ikaruga.

History 8/10
A simple story made better .. Nothing unusual, a samurai who went to town for the first time and gets into a jam right away, ...
Nov 27, 2016
So yes i might be parsing this a good bit for the rating im gonna give it but yeah lets get into it

Story: so the story pretty much starts with Yoichi who has been training for 17 years now that hes learned so much he hasn't had the time too really see the city and also doesn't now anything about the outside world pre say so his father sends him down too see the Ikaruga sisters to learn but too also get to know the world rather than that other people want too take him out

Art: art was very good nothing bad about it

Sound: same ...
Mar 30, 2009
From the synopsis I think I know what you're expecting. Yes. It's your typical martial-arts love-comedy.

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 ...
Nov 15, 2009
Asu no Yoichi! is no typical samuri show. It has action like most samuri shows the enemies are always different and wierd. Plus the different types adds the goodness.
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!
Apr 25, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Asu no Yoichi! is surprisingly unwatchable. While not an absolutely terrible anime, there’s just simply nothing special about it at all. None of the characters in the show are memorable, the action is boring, the plot is predictable and even the fanservice is disappointing. I have to question the director’s decision to animate this show in the first place; after watching all twelve episodes, I had to ask myself, “So what? Why do I care about any of this?”

And frankly, I couldn’t find an answer. I simply could not bring myself to care about any of the characters in the show. Scripting and plot are ...
Feb 5, 2016
Summary: This anime was pretty good for the harem/fighting/ecchi genre. It is PG-13 so it doesn't go over the top like others and instead is more character and plot driven. The story wasn't too complex, the characters mostly fit into tropes and a lot of the comedy and plot line were pretty standard to the genre, but it did everything well enough and felt like a good addition. I specifically liked the character models even if they weren't anything special.

I view this as a good preview into the universe to help the viewer decide if they like the story enough to read the manga, ...
Mar 26, 2014
Mixed Feelings
This review will be short. This anime was entertaining but ultimately left zero impact on me. I will never watch this again, never talk about it again and I think that is the show's biggest issue. It isn't that the show was bad, it wasn't... but for all the elements that the show got right, it seems to use some of them incorrectly. There is also no resolution for any of the established romances. None. Not a kiss, hug, confession, nothing... from anyone. I was expecting more all around TBH. Loved the premise, loved some of the characters but the execution of pacing and story ...
Jul 22, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Asu no Yoichi, seeing the ecchi/romance tags, I went into this expecting a fine balance of a shounen, martial arts setting and some romance infused with some fan service ecchi. I'm sorry to say that near the end, it failed to fully satisfy me.

Story: 6

Story: The story to Asu no Yoichi is mainly focused on the interactions between the characters, but also since the anime included a shounen aspect, it had the action focus as well. The balance between the two however wasn't exactly up to par in my standards. With the setting A.N.Y. gave, it could have turned out much better,but had a ...
May 4, 2013
'Asu no Yoichi' is an enjoyable anime, unique in that it takes its time when it comes to character development or storyline progression and rather focuses on the main character - Yoichi Karasuma. In fact, despite the 'Ecchi' and 'romance' tags there's about as much ecchi or romance here as you'd find in 'death note'. There really are only two female characters here who are somewhat attracted to the male lead and some other male characters but frankly, nothing ever happens. Do not expect this to be one of those "male lead chooses this girl in the end" animes. It isn't.

That said, it was ...
Dec 30, 2012
story 9
art 8
sound 10
character 9
enjoyment 10
overall 9
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.
Oct 31, 2019
Mixed Feelings
明日のよいち! Asu no Yoichi - Samurai Harem, so the English title, an old-school comedy that literally pours harem RomCom clichés on the audience. Fun and entertainment for those who do not mind a lavish fan service and who enjoy laughing at the awkward hero who is always beaten-up by the girl(s). If you can't find anything to laugh at in the first episode, then this series is not for you.

Story: Excessive fan service, really thin plot, but the basic concept has enough twists to be entertaining (5/10)
Karasuma-san taught his son all his knowledge about disciplines of the Divine Wind technique, and eventually Yoichi became better ...