Anime Synopsis: Asobi ni Iku yo!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  A hot alien girl moves in with a random guy for no clear reason, complicating his life significantly by causing conflict among a number of female companions inexplicably fixated on the guy.  Only in this case, the fixation is less romantic attraction, and more shadowy espionage.  The fun-loving catgirl Eris has come to Earth on a mission of peace and friendliness, moving in with normal earth boy Kio, but the Earth authorities and other groups are intent  on catching her and spoiling her fun.

Asobi no Iku yo is, at heart, a derivative fanservice show – the big breasted, scantily clad Eris makes sure of that.  So why then is it on the recommendations list?  Because it’s fun!  Just like Eris herself, the show has no deeper goal than sheer entertainment.  Whereas other shows would immediately establish some emotional tension between Eris and Kio, in order to establish some romantic comedy hooks, instead this show takes an intriguingly different twist – pretty much every single person that Kio knows is part of some secret conspiracy or heavily armed sinister agency, all of which want to capture the fun-loving Eris, and use her for their own purposes.  The result is a show more about exaggerated adventure and silliness rather than the standard harem tropes.

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