Ishida to Asakura Episode 1 Review

Ishida to Asakura Episode 1 Review Cover

Title: Ishida to Asakura, 石田とあさくら
Producers: DAX Production, Hotline
Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen
Duration: 2 min. per episode

Anime adaptation of the surreal gag manga about two high school boys, Ishida and Asakura.





Fansubs watched: Crunchyroll

An even shorter series- running at 2 minutes without the Opening, is Ishida to Asakura. Based on the gag manga it is a series with a very weird emphasis on weird. They stuff they do is weird. The animation also reflects the weirdness and so do the characters. They act weird; have weird reactions and weird deaths. Everything is weird…

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Even the opening is weird, but somehow catchy. Is there anything else to say? Well, the jokes were okay, maybe a smirk here and there. Most of it was random, like the entirety of the episode. We meet the main character Asakura who is rocking a fro, Ishida- a rough looking man who dreams to open a flower shop with Asakura, Satou who has large boobs and could be a porn star, and some annoying guy with glasses and two long white…teeth? Coming from his mouth.

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The episode was about their dreams after graduation. Ishida gets angry that other people want to spend time with Asakura after graduation denying his chance of opening a flower shop with him. He does the only sane and sensible thing in this situation; flick a rubber through someone’s throat and stab a pencil through his head. Also, Asakura defends the porn star- soon to be. And it was weird and random, since the buck tooth guy died a couple times, within 30 seconds.

The animation is once again weird, it reminds me of some of the older titles that took itself too seriously, unlike what this is doing. So far it may seem interesting, there are a couple of characters missing in the episode from the opening. No ending though, since it would cut actual footage into one minute.

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This anime is weird in a weird and random way. To sum up, it is weird…