Asu no Yoichi
Also known as: Samurai Harem
Origin: Based on a manga by Yuu Minamoto
Made in: 2009
Genre: Harem / action
Premise: Yoichi is a naive teen
Show x Show: It’s Tenchi Muyo! crossed with Rurouni Kenshin
Is there a plot? Yes, a mild one. Only really kicks in during the last couple of episodes.
Does the end feel satisfying? Yes. The final episode is a bit choppy, but it ties up all the loose ends.
Is it creepily sexualized? No, at least within the standards of harem anime. Each girl has an
Can I show it to my Mom? Probably not; the show touches on a lot of ecchi harem standards — the beach episode, accidentally walking in on a girl while she’s bathing/undressing, etc.
Can I show it to a
Sheet count (drawings per second): High by TV standards. Yoichi uses standard attack animations that are
Believability of animation: Solid. AIC’s never been a slouch here.
Does the art quality vary from shot to shot? Nope.
Quality of action sequences: There’s not much; Yoichi will use one of his
Direction (use of camera angles, etc.): Unremarkable.
Voices: Pleasant and appropriate to their characters, but otherwise unremarkable.
Availability: Licensed by Sentai Filmworks; not released as of this writing. Fansubs are available.