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.