Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, Asu no Yoichi! Recommendations
Yoichi is basically Kenshin in modern Japan with all its current-anime-industry-absurdness. I know there are some strange people out there who enjoyed the situations in Rurouni Kenshin that pertained to - well, filler, which is basically what harem animes are - and thus will enjoy Asu no Yoichi regardless of all faults. However, I would like to direct this recommendation towards a broader audience, who have not seen Rurouni Kenshin and all its magnificent filler and would like to see where Yoichi's character came from but in a more interesting setting (with actual plot!). Simply put, these animes are like eachother in terms of the
Asu no Yoichi! is a short running, harem, action comedy, whilst Kenshin is long running epic tale following a serious plot (with the odd comic moments).
The basic elements, stuff you'll notice in each episode from the start, are the same:
- traveling samurai deos the odd few freelance rescues
- teenage girl, who's somewhat of a fighter living in a dojo, takes a shin to him
- he moves in with this girl; becoming her underling as she's head of the house
- dispite the fact that he's the all powerful hero, he always falls victum to tsundere tantrums
They are both about an extremely skilled swordsman staying at a dojo that is taught by a young female.
Kenshin and Yoichi both:
-Wield a blade that doesn´t kill
-Are extremely powerful
-Are very honest swordsman
-Are both very clumsy which leads to funny situations
There are even some similities with their "rivals", Sanosuke and Wassan.
-Are fist fighters
-Used to be "criminals"
-Are very proud and confident in their abilities
Yoichi is just kenshin in a modern era with a lighter story, more funny situations and kind of perverted.