Title: Asobi ni Iku yo!
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction
Summary: The story revolves around Kakazu Kio, an ordinary high school freshman living in Okinawa. A girl with cat ears appears before him during a memorial service for one of his family ancestors. The girl calls herself Eris and claims she is an alien. Before long, fanatical alien worshipers and a mysterious government agency are in hot pursuit of Eris, but Kio’s childhood friend Manami — who wants to follow in her father’s footsteps in the CIA — captures Eris. Kio finds himself having to protect Eris from everyone.
Review: Even with my dismal hopes of a decent story that isn’t lost in the forest of fan service, no such luck was to be had. Asobi ni Iku yo! started, progressed, and ended exactly as I planned in my first look. The whole anime was basically a way for the artist and director to see their big bosomed fantasy girls on the big screen instead of their lonely basements. It’s anime like these that make me wonder what is considered acceptable for Japan’s anime seasons. Is it ok to air anything that is cute and sexy as long as it is censored (and even then maybe not)? Do anime like these actually meet the minimal requirement of popularity to take up 30 minutes of air time? Or are there just not enough anime to choose from each season that you have to fill slots with shows like this? A part of me likes to believe that the director just over exaggerates how awesome the story is going to be and no actual episodes are pre-watched. Oh those tricky directors… Enough of my ranting let us get on to business. Asobi ni Iku yo! is your stereotypical harem with cat girls. The main character is the definition of loser with no redeeming features. And don’t try to make the argument that he cares for his friends; I’d go out of my way too if my friends consisted of only hot women with varying personalities for me to choose from. At least in other harem anime there are reasons for the different girls to fall for the main character. The only reasons I could see here were, “he isn’t a jerk” and “he gives me food”. In terms of story, there was potential with the battle between the cat race and dog race. Probably would have been a lot more epic if it wasn’t ONE dog vs. a small army of cats. And the motivation for starting the attack was lost somewhere in the series or completely forgotten to be included in the first place. My instincts go with the last one. The art style was nice… to watch curvy girls strut by.
Final statements: Although there were no real positives about this anime I didn’t give it a lower score because it didn’t make me angry, only bored. Avoid watching it because you will probably feel the same. Oh and if anyone has an idea of why these type of anime get aired pleased leave a comment below, I’m curious.
P.S. soundtrack isn’t worth mentioning to me sorry.