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Asobi ni Iku yo! – OP

OP Sequence

Asobi ni Iku yo!   OP   01 Asobi ni Iku yo!   OP   02 Asobi ni Iku yo!   OP   03
Asobi ni Iku yo!   OP   04 Asobi ni Iku yo!   OP   05 Asobi ni Iku yo!   OP   06

OP: 「Now loading…SKY!!」 by スフィア (sphere)
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I won’t be actively covering Asobi ni Iku yo, but the opening sequence that was absent in the premiere showed up as an ending sequence in the second episode and I wanted to say a few words about the series. Along with sphere’s new single, “Now loading…SKY!!”, that’s being actively promoted on their official website with a short version of the PV, the four seiyuu also had all their characters show up this time around. The only exception of course is Takagaki Ayahi since she voices the narrator, but Toyosaki Aki‘s Melwin and Kotobuki Minako‘s Chiaca can be seen briefly at the beginning of the video. Tomatsu Haruka of course plays Kio’s childhood friend and aspiring CIA agent, Kinjou Manami. The song itself has grown on me a fair bit since I first heard a clip of it in the promotional video, but it’s even nicer when it has the opening sequence to go along with it.

The second episode wasn’t too bad either, as things quickly turned into an Elice rescue operation after she got captured and left in the hands of the DIA. Manami, Aoi, and even Kio’s teacher Maki were all pretty quick to turn a new leaf, though Kio’s uncle Miyagi Yuiichi (Tachiki Fumihiko) sure helped bring the Beautiful Contact organization around due to his underworld-like ties. As a result, things are slowly starting to look more like a harem with Minami and Aoi throwing everything away to help Kio, but I must say the two of them sure look awesome together as a duo. I still don’t see this series turning out to be anything amazing, but I just love the animation that AIC PLUS+ is producing here. That, in conjunction with the really nice character designs, plethora of big name seiyuu including Horie Yui as Jens of the dog alien race (who also made a brief appearance), and Hanazawa Kana playing a badass secret agent make it an entertaining show to watch all the way.

For those hoping that I’d blog this one, I considered picking it up as another Saturday show alongside Seitokai Yakuindomo, but I’ve been enjoying the extra free time I have on the weekends and decided against it. The eleven series that I’m covering right now is a nice and relaxing amount compared to the sixteen last season, and I’d like to keep it that way in case things do get busy in real life. Trying to get a season preview out while blogging that many shows was hectic as hell and the fall has way more shows than summer, so I’d like to have more freedom in my schedule for miscellaneous blogging such as that too.

July 18, 2010 at 2:24 am
36 comments »
  • July 18, 2010 at 2:52 amcrazystudyguy

    Free time is gooood :D, in all honesty i think this song could grow on me.

  • July 18, 2010 at 3:38 amimerik

    I almost didn’t pick this one up because you weren’t blogging it. It’s nice visually so far so I might stick with it for awhile. Doesn’t seem like anything special overall though :/

  • July 18, 2010 at 3:57 amewok40k

    is there any action/fighting or is the harem angle taking first place?

  • July 18, 2010 at 4:59 ampingpong

    huge boobs all over the place with this series

  • July 18, 2010 at 5:37 amcutemi2

    Where the heck is episode 2 anyway, they didn’t blogged this, OMG!!!

  • July 18, 2010 at 6:22 amMidnightTide

    Cat girls, what else does a series need (well, we also have a girl who can magically summon guns, aliens, terrorists)

    You should cover this series divine.

  • July 18, 2010 at 6:29 amRei

    I HAVE THIS IN PRE-ORDER ALREADY AND AM WAITING PATIENTLY FOR IT :D July 28th, come fasterrrrr

  • July 18, 2010 at 8:23 amNaweG

    Not to hijack, but I’d be curious to read your thoughts about Cat Sh*t One…

    • July 18, 2010 at 8:04 pmBROOKLYN otaku

      dat ain’t a hijack dude! u spreading good stuff! or MORE importantly SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

    • July 18, 2010 at 10:28 pmDivine

      I haven’t watched the premiere, so I don’t really have any thoughts on it outside of what I saw in the promotional video.

      Edit: I’ve watched the first episode now and am contemplating blogging it…

  • July 18, 2010 at 8:41 amDmonHiro

    Hey, wasn’t this series supposed to suck? What happened?

  • July 18, 2010 at 9:54 amScott

    You really should get another blogger in here Divine; the amount of stuff you cover still seems overflowing. We don’t want you to get burnt out :(

    • July 18, 2010 at 10:59 amSuzuku

      I’m surprised one hasn’t come up by now. I mean, I thought that RC had quite a few readers who knew Japanese and would be willing to help blog. If only we were about three years into the future, I would offer to help. But alas, curse my 1st year Japanese skills. T.T

  • July 18, 2010 at 10:27 amShirt

    Yezz.. Free time is lovely~ Still trying to cram my work days into two and still work full time hours so I have more time to watch anime. xD

    Thanks for the mini-coverage! I love the artwork for this show and Elice is to hot. I guess that’s the reason I’m watching it right now. I know it doesn’t really pertain to the post but thanks for the summer preview. I can’t show my appreciation enough. I wouldn’t know about any good shows if it weren’t for the great staff here. :]

  • July 18, 2010 at 10:53 amSuzuku

    Alright, after the second episode I really don’t know how this anime is going to turn out. Going by the first episode it seemed like some Ghost Busters type thing and now in the second episode all the conflicts are resolved. Going by the preview I guess there’s another bady that’s going to come out, but I thought this entire anime would be about the factions fighting against each other and now it looks like everyone will be friends for the most part. Not that I’m complaining, just saying this anime is very confusing in terms of what archetype it fits into, which may be considered commendable in it’s own right.

    That said, this looks like it’ll be pretty entertaining if they keep the action mixed in with all the ecchi and harem stuff you’d usually see in a school-based love anime. Like I said in the first episode comments, I like how this takes eroge elements and mixes it with action in a way I haven’t seen from any other anime I can recall off the top of my head. For that reason alone I’ll continue watching this.

    • July 19, 2010 at 9:15 pmShinjiro

      I was pleasantly surprised too. I didn’t think I would watch the second episode (boredom and what it does to you, eh?) since the first one didn’t catch me for the most part. Graphics and animation are real candy but I am annoyed at all the censored parts (first HotD and now this?). I’ll follow it a bit more and see if it’ll be a drop or not. Talking about cat series, anyone has news on a possible 2nd season of Nyan Koi!?

    • July 24, 2010 at 9:15 pmSuzuku

      The author is ill so there hasn’t been any new chapters of the manga in awhile. I’m not sure they have enough content to make second season due to the author’s condition. I am hoping they’ll be able to make second season eventually though, since I really enjoyed Nyan Koi. It’s hilarious and (strangely) touching at the same time.

  • July 18, 2010 at 1:37 pmZaku_Fan

    Well 2nd episode looks like back on track to the type of anime the name would suggest, though as a dog lover, having dogs as the bad guys seems quite :(. With so many animals, snakes or crocs would have fitted better. No doubt the dog girl near the ending ends up joining the harem competition

    • July 18, 2010 at 3:46 pmJaysus

      Ditto. I hate cats and love dogs. I’ll be pulling for the baddies to win.

  • July 18, 2010 at 1:41 pmmike

    This is a series that I find anime a bit nicer than the manga, just couldn’t get into the manga for some reason.

  • July 18, 2010 at 1:52 pmexia

    I was pleasantly surprised with this series. Beautiful production values with an all star cast + Nice music make it a Proper Summer show. Watching the Op I get summer vibes.

  • July 18, 2010 at 3:52 pmU Doh

    A nonsense, action, gakuin, neko-mimi, harem, pseudo-scifi anime. It’s just above average, but looking at this summer season, above avarage is quite rare. Yeah, and music is not bad either.

  • July 18, 2010 at 4:45 pmKarmafan

    This is a decent comedy series. I love the way the characters are drawn and voiced. Reminds me alot of To Love Ru. First class production all the way. You should be blogging this instead of that crappy Mitsudome. That series is dreadful.

    • July 18, 2010 at 5:19 pmDivine

      Mitsudomoe’s too funny though. I love that show. :P

      • July 18, 2010 at 5:29 pmRei

        Mitsudomoe is superior. Just superior :P Nothing can beat HaruToma’s “OH. MY. GOD.”

      • July 18, 2010 at 7:48 pmDivine

        Indeed. Just for future reference, her pet names are “Tomacchan” and “Haru-chan”. Apparently “Haru-nyan” and “Harukasu” are used as well.

      • July 19, 2010 at 2:14 amRei

        I usually say “Haru-chan”/”Tomacchan” but one day my friend typed “HaruToma” and that’s just stuck with me for a week now Dx

  • July 18, 2010 at 8:02 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    yeah, lemme say a few words too… ENOUGH WITH THE F@*KING CAT EARS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • July 18, 2010 at 8:43 pmAuroraFlame

      u dun like cats?

  • July 18, 2010 at 11:42 pmJason Isenberg

    If you don’t like the cat ears then watch another show! God how many times have people said that before? You don’t like it find something else. Anyways back to the topic, episode 2 blew my mind. All the licensed cars (71 Corvette Stingray to the 2009 Shelby GT500) to the Smith and Wesson M series pistols, it’s starting to look like Gunsmith Cats…oh my GOD imagine if Kenichi Sonoda did the work for this? It’d be ridiculous.

    • July 18, 2010 at 11:44 pmJason Isenberg

      Whoops sorry not pistols but magnums. Haha I’m such a stickler when it comes to anything.

  • July 19, 2010 at 1:03 amJason Isenberg

    Sorry for the multi posting but for the ones who want to know how accurate the 63 Corvette Stingray is (wasn’t 71 my fault, I checked and I realized it has the spit windows in the back) you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENTULPf5d1A pretty accurate too, impressive :)

  • July 19, 2010 at 2:09 amJuestChaOS

    I hope “Asobi ni Iku yo!”
    will put into your Summer 2010 Schedule~

  • July 19, 2010 at 12:56 pmZnail

    I wonder how the dynamic duo would have reacted if they showed up a few seconds earlier to hear the request to be partner for the mating season? I think the human girls will have to step things up to keep up with the fast moving alien!

  • July 20, 2010 at 7:45 amTrigger

    Sphere FTW!!!! And free time is good. :D Sit back and relax

  • August 9, 2010 at 6:27 pmhypnoticz1

    hey guys quick question is there any more mangas or just chapter one becuase i was looking around on like onemanga and mangafox and they either say its ended at manga 1 chpt 1 or just plain blocked out like mangafox says