What’s the show? Asobi Asobase, Episode 4.
If I recall last episode you seemed less than enthused with the overall quality of the episode in question. How’s this episode fare? Well… I don’t think I’ve ever laughed this hard—and consistently—at a single episode of an anime since (and I had to think about this one) Season 1, Episode 12 of Yuruyuri.
So good then? It’s that good and I know I’m totally an anime comedy slut and give away laughs like a creepy uncle gives away pony rides, but seriously I couldn’t believe the absolute escalation of insanity this episode provides—and that’s not a small feat at all as the episode starts with some hardcore laugh out loud moments.
And is this the kind of comedy that’s hard to review? Well I could ~attempt~ to put it into words, but I know I’d never do it justice, nor even attempt to accurately capture the experience so instead I’ll just leave you with some key phrases and words that sum up the episodes’ antics.
Go on then, I’m intrigued. Butlers with butt lasers, crippling fear of men, tribal gyaru (or ganguro if you wish), topless female sumo island, Chinese contortionism, gay Harry Potter(?) fan-fiction, goblin x dwarf, alien abduction and the subsequent anal probing.
That’s uh… I don’t even know what the heck that it is. I’ll tell you exactly what it is, reading that laundry list of wackiness, Asobi Asobase is the all female Japanese version of South Park!
What? No wait hear me out! They’re middle schoolers, they talk about inappropriate and borderline nonsensical things—they have a single minded obsession to whatever dumb thing they decide to do on any given day and they have no worries about tearing each other down for the sake of a joke. The only difference here is unlike South Park, Asobi Asobase is actually good.
*airhorn sounds* shots fired! *airhorn sounds* In my edgier days I might have found South Park funny in passing, but now that show does nothing for me—but that’s just my opinion! You can find both shows funny, you can find neither funny; it’s a big wide world of opinions and you’re entitled to yours!
So do you recommend people watch this episode first seeing as how funny it is, do you think it’ll win over people ~more~ than the episode one? No not at all, especially if you’re not into comedies—thing is, while the comedy is more well-written and less reaction-based than the previous 3 episodes it’s still very much the same show and if you didn’t like it back in the first episode nothing’s going to change your mind.
Previous Asobi Asobase Reviews:
If you liked my post and want to support my content, please consider supporting my Patreon page, or donating by buying me a coffee on Ko-fi!
Categories: Summer 2018 Anime