Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi

Alt title: Asu no Yoichi!

TV (12 eps)
3.575 out of 5 from 14,654 votes
Rank #4,049

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, but his first trip into civilization doesn’t go quite as planned. Not only is he late to meet his new hostesses, but he is labelled a pervert and manages to get himself arrested – twice! 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!

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Asu No Yoichi   First i just wish to excuse myself as its been a while sinse i wrote a review, and normally i write long detailed reviews where this might be a little shorter but i will keep it interesting and informative. So lets not stall round, and away we go: Story: In summary the story follows Yoichi who till now has lived his life in the mountains with his farther. His farther sends him to the city in training to gain not only more strengh but life experiance in real life amoungst people instead just the hillside animals. Off to a bad start yoichi is now living amoungst the Ikuraga sisters and attending school. But his life experiance isnt going to be easy, outside the constant beating's from the sisters due to 'misunderstandings' in being painted a pervert he seems to have someone after his life it'self. The story foundation is'nt all to bad, its kinda funny watching such a jungle boy get into reality, and his hands just always fall onto the breasts... though its always a misunderstanding ;) One problem however is the story wasnt though through proper, The guy who want's his life at all costs reasoning for wanting him outa the picture doesnt add up, its not a spoiler to say he's jealous, but he wanted him dead from the moment he entered the city, this wouldnt make sense due to his jealousy surely couldnt take place before he arrives? Basically its a little plot flawd but no one much notices that so i wouldnt worry. It is a decent story, not all to serious but thats a given being a comedy/ecchi. All in all its story is quite fun and ammusing at times, maybe lacks some detail and has small flaw's but nothing today is perfect so i say its alright.   Animation: I never have much to say here so i will keep it average. I say its animation as always is about average, really its basic drawn, there's nothing to special but there isnt really any big problems either, i found the battle's a little below average however due to using wind as a power isnt easy to draw but no real action happens, he uses a few wind techinques and the battles done, kinda rushes them and skips what should be a epic face off. But animating wise its average really.   Soundtrack: Again i have little to say outside anime's which don't put big work into the soundtrack (like angel beats or k-on... or anything from key) so its normally down to whats noticiable. The opening and closing are both nice tracks to listen to, i rather enjoy them and so it was nice hearing them. The show's soundtrack again is basic, its doesnt stand out really so you dont notice it to much but yeah, really i have no issues here.   Characters: This is where i have lots to say and little time to explain but i will do my best. The characters are great, my favorite being Ayame. Ayame is the second oldest of the sisters and quite... shy? She isnt so much shy, she is stubborn around others and has a temper on her, normally quite the thing i dislike. But under her hard shell she's quite sweet, she is actually only the way she is due to people comparing her (the average at everything person) to her older sister (who is miss perfect at everything) but she lightens up throughout the show and is quite nice, facing her feelings she tries to get Yoichi's affection but it isnt so easy, i like her character, i found her sweet and a good example what people face in reality, she was a good character with a realistic but not boring personailty and so was my favorite by a landslide, i loved her efforts to win his feelings before her sister could. Her older sister was Ibuki, i had a mutal feeling with her, she annoyed me due to the fact she was a perfect girl, good at everything and anything and basically has the main guy drooling over her, im not to fond of girl's like this, who basically have it all, and then to top it they are the main screen time focus, but she was fun at times too with her jokes on yoichi being a perv and all. Kagome and Chihiya was more minor but Chihiya was halerious when she was round, shoving aside her rather weird but cute noises she was actually quite funny. There's many more characters but i figured i would keep it focused on the main group, i guess i will have to add Wa-san and his friend, there fairly common in appearance and so are close to main, there both funny, his friend (whatever his name was) was great with his shriking joke and i found it epic in the end xD and wa-san himself was a amusing character how everyone fear's him but he's just epic xD Really in all most characters are likeable at the least, i had no real issues besides with the villans who didnt really make much sense so most was likeable and good characters. <Our Great Tsudere Ayame> Overall: All in all the series is quite enjoyable. Its comedy is well pace'd though it doesnt have you crying of laughter its jokes are fun and not to over used so it should be fun. Its story its self is ok, maybe some more action is needed but it is a comedy so i wont say much here, and really the characters are easy to take to. I wouldnt say the anime is much of a ecchi however, a small scene with Tsubasa round the start and ending is the closest to ecchi, otherwise its just a guy falling over convineantly into a girls breats or falling onto her, any anime from 12 up has this sorta content (actually some all age anime allows this) but in all i wouldnt worry if your not a fan of ecchi, and if you are a fan... it probberly wont hold what you want but its still fun so dont knock it stright away.   ONE PROBLEM: The one big problem i had with this anime was simple... Its ending. Its ending is so crap honestly i cant even begin to say. Basically without spoilers it doesnt end the show at all, there isnt a conclustion presant here and this ruins the show's effort so much, if they intend to carry another season on ok i guess it works out but i doubt that, really it just tied of the last 2 episodes and carried on as if nothing much happened... Sometimes not ending the show and peoples lifes keep going on isnt a bad thing but here it doesnt work for the anime, and therefor is a big problem I wouldnt recomend missing the show for a screwed up end but just dont expect some nice ending because it wont offer it. Otherwise the show it good. And now... Some sexy image to go out on :D ^nice Ayame right? ;) And one more because i like pictures ^^

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