After learning martial arts in the mountains for 17 years under his father's teachings, Yoichi Karasuma's father orders Yoichi to continue his training to strengthen his spirit with the Ikaruga family in the city, as he has nothing left to teach him. The current head of the Ukiha Divine Wind Style Swordplay school of martial arts, Ibuki Ikaruga, and her siblings gradually accept Yoichi as a freeloader at their dojo.
Anime [12 Episodes]
Having decent music is usually a good sign that the show will be entertaining. Just from looking at the intro, it seemed like it'll be worth watching. The music that plays throughout the series isn't half bad and I found it quite enjoyable. As for the ending theme, well, I'll save that for the end of the review.
Yoichi is got to be the most unlucky person in all of Japan. The guy has an amazing opportunity to live alone with a group of females. However, due to his upbringing in the wild, he's not use to modern day Japan and is always making multiple mistakes. These mistakes lead to multiple misunderstandings and as the series goes on, they tend to get worse. The build up is hilarious and highly entertaining.
Most anime that's of the harem genre, have a main character who's a pansy. He doesn't stick up for himself, he get's abused by the females, and/or doesn't ever attempt to do anything with the various girls that want to jump his bone. Sadly, Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi is no different. Well, except for the fact that sometimes Yoichi finds his balls and sticks up for himself. Besides those rare times, he's the basic harem prodigy.
I'm always disappointed in anime that's based around fighting and yet the character(s) only have one move. In this case, Yoichi yells out one of many random technique that all look the same and seem to always finish the fight in a single blow. Doing this takes away from the entertainment, but helps minimize the time the fight would take. Thus allowing the show's storyline to fit within the designated number of episodes. However, it shows lack of creativity and respect for the viewer. I rather have a full on mainstream anime with fillers then have a short anime that just teases my fighting spirit.
The ending theme is quite an interesting one. Usually it shows Yoichi sitting down, drinking tea, and watching the other characters do various things in the backyard. Some may be washing clothes, while others are out for a walk. Sometimes a character will show up and talk to Yoichi before moving on. Now, the interesting thing is that randomly they will switch the characters around. There's a few times when it shows another character besides Yoichi sitting down. It's pretty entertaining to watch the ending theme every time, just to see if they changed it from the previous episode.