3.388 out of 5 from 40 votes
In each of these series, a demi-human man comes to the mortal world in search of a unique woman to be his bride. Both of these women have powers well beyond normal human abilities, but aren't fully aware of them. In both cases, much drama results from the guy making alternately good & bad impressions on his potential fiance. Many of these incidents result from the guy's inexperience with the human world.
The main character in each series reacts very poorly to supernatural things (spirits & youkai in Tokyo Innocent and magic & witches in Magikano), yet is perpetually surrounded by these mystical things. Both protagonists are surrounded by friends with mystical abilities, who do their best to shield the protagist from it, even going so far as to conceal from the protagonist the fact that anything unnatural has happened.
Yoichi Karasuma is a strong young samurai who was born and raised in the mountains. One day his father decides to send him to the city to stay with the four Ikuraga sisters so that he can gain valuable life experience. Unfortunately his first trip into civilization doesn’t go quite as planned when he manages to get himself arrested and his new hostess has to bail him out! Now, as he lives at the Ikuraga Dojo with Ibuki, Ayame, Kagome and Chihaya, Yoichi must adapt to his new life at school while accepting the rather violent ‘training’ he receives from Ibuki. After making an enemy of the school delinquent and with a mysterious man after his life, it seems that Yoichi’s quest to gain life experience won’t be so smooth after all!
Those two series reminded me of each other due to the fact that both sport a country bumpkin male lead who is clueless about modern world and who moves into a city. Both of those series are supposed to be romance and harems at that, but from the perspective of a typical shounen harem series, Tokyo Innocent could pass for a non-harem shoujo. On the other hand Asu no Yoichi! is a prime example of a harem series. Personally I think Asu no Yoichi! is not a good series, while Tokyo Innocent is actually a good read, but for the reasons stated at the beginning, I'll still leave this as 2 way recommendation.