Asobi Asobase

Overall Score: 7/10

Breakdown

  • Art: 6/10
  • Story: 6/10
  • Sound: 5/10
  • Character: 7/10

With characters as spicy as Olivia's armpits, your bound to get a couple of laughs out of Asobi Asobase

Asobi Asobase is nothing groundbreaking, that's for sure, but it is still quite funny, and if you're looking for a short comedy anime, then you may want to consider Asobi Asobase.

The series follows 3 girls, who end up becoming friends because one of them is really bad at English, and thinks becoming friends with a blonde-haired girl who would obviously speak English, was the best way to get good at English... Wait a minute... a character with blonde hair, who everyone assumes speaks English, but is actually fluent in Japanese and can't speak a word of English. This reminds me of something...

Honestly, how they became friends is a bit of a mystery, based on how they interacted with each other to begin with. But brushing that aside, they create a club for playing around with pastimes, though they spend very little time actually doing this.

Apart from an ED you wouldn't really expect, everything about Asobi Asobase is quite generic, but enjoyable if you don't have anything better to watch. 

English Name:

Asobi Asobase: Workshop Of Fun

Japanese Name:

あそびあそばせ

Studio:

Lerche

Episodes Watched:

12/12
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Episodes watched, and total episodes, are correct as of the time of writing this review, and takes into account all seasons and may include movies/OVAs/etc.

Posted on:

10/Nov/2018 at 19:34

With a pretty generic story, and nothing outstanding audio/visual-wise, it's safe to say Asobi Asobase is a generic comedy anime

There really isn't much to say about artwork, sound, or story. Most of the things you'll see in Asobi Asobase you have probably seen before, in some form or another, in another anime. But that doesn't make this a bad anime, as the creators have tried to put their own spin on very generic elements. However, due to the lack of uniqueness, it would be hard to recommend this over other comedy anime, such as Nichijou, simply because it doesn't stand out as much, and I expect I'll probably have forgotten all about it in a few days/weeks time.

The characters are what make Asobi Asobase

Unfortunately, I didn't really like any of the main characters. I'm not going to give a low score for the characters just because I didn't like them, but I feel like they were quite inconsistent with their portrayal. Maybe this was by design, I don't know, as the manga may have better character development/portrayal, however, the anime hasn't really driven me to read the manga.

There is one character which was very consistent, and I personally enjoyed seeing. Although she was a side character, Ruu, of the occult club, managed to keep a consistent character with each appearance, and also seemed to have everything down from the way she sounded to the way she held her head. 
This may be a biased stereotype, but I expect that occult club members would be quiet depressing in their demeanour, without actually being depressed, and Ruu fits that perfectly. Apart from when she finds out her friend is in hospital, she seems to have a generally happy aura about her, whilst also seeming like the stereotypical occult club member about her. And I just found her character to be really well done.


And that's it for today! Another Summer 2018 anime out of the way, and I'm starting to see why people thought it was quite a lacklustre season. No matter, I don't think I have any more of that season in my list of stuff to watch. Who knows what I'll watch next though? Anyway, until then じゃね!see ya