Key takeaways from Anime Recommendation of the Week – Asobi Asobase:
- Asobi Asobase is a hilarious gag-humor anime about three girls forming an unlikely friendship through their school’s pastime club.
- The characters and their interactions are the highlights of the show, with each character bringing their unique brand of humor to the table.
- While the art style may not be for everyone, the show is a great mood freshener and a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh.
Comedy animes have always been a weakness of mine because they have gotten me through a lot of tough times. And they still do. Feeling down? Come watch an episode of Grand Blue or Gintama and you’ll be back smiling in no time. There are a few comedy anime I have on my hard disk for rewatch value and Asobi Asobase is definitely one of them.
So welcome back to another edition of our anime recommendation series. This week we are talking about Asobi Asobase. I really love this anime, it is senseless at times but it is funny and entertaining as hell. So then let’s get into it right away!
Asobi Asobase is based on the manga of the same name by Suzukawa RIn. It was published in the young anime magazine from June 2015 to November 2022. As for the anime, it is made by Lerche Studios and came out in the Summer of 2018. The anime currently has one season of 12 episodes and a sequel OVA.
There is not much to describe here in terms of the plot. 3 girls Hanako, Olivia, and Kasumi form an unlikely friendship because of a game. And the three of them go on to form the ‘pastime club’. As the name suggests is just an excuse for them to continue their daily stuff and play around every once in a while.
Again, this is a gag-humor anime, so there is not much sense in looking for logic in this plot. You just go with whatever happens and enjoy the absurdity of it. And I do promise, the gag humor in this series is freaking hilarious. Humor is subjective, so you may not like it but it is pretty good still.
Now, this is what really drives Asobi Asobase. Again, don’t expect to see character development or something here. But the series has some absolutely hilarious character moments. And every single character is entertaining as hell. The character interaction of Asobi Asobase plays really well with the gag humor adding to the comedy and improving the series. So yeah, it is pretty good.
Animations and Soundtracks
So this is one aspect of the show where I do some complaints. Well, 1 complaint mostly. I really don’t like the art style the anime went with. It is way too bright for my taste. The OVA had a little better art style and that I do like. Still, this is a relatively minor issue, and given how fun the series is, it is something I am willing to overlook. The soundtracks are pretty alright too.
Why should you watch Asobi Asobase?
Quick pointers on why you should check this anime out:
- Funny af
- Good characters
- Amazing character interactions
- Mood freshener
That is all for now. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. Asobi Asobase is a really fun anime to watch and I really do hope it gets a 2nd season one of these days. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!!