Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi
(明日のよいち!, Asu no Yoichi!
?, lit. Tomorrow's Yoichi
) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yū Minamoto. It has been serialized in Monthly Shōnen Champion
since October 2006 with last volume to be released on March 8, 2011. The manga is licensed and released in Chinese by Sharp Point Press. The manga is licensed in North America by Tokyopop as Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi!
It has been adapted into an anime series by AIC and was broadcast in Japan on TBS between January 8, 2009 and March 26, 2009.
After learning martial arts in the mountains for 17 years under his father's teachings, Yoichi Karasuma's father orders Yoichi to continue his training to strengthen his spirit with the Ikaruga family in the city, as he has nothing left to teach him. The current head of the Ukiha Divine Wind Style Swordplay
school of martial arts, Ibuki Ikaruga, and her siblings gradually accept Yoichi as a freeloader at their dojo. In addition to domestic problems, Yoichi deals with Washizu's jealousy of Ibuki and Yoichi's supposed relationship and his school life.
Written and illustrated by Yū Minamoto, Asu no Yoichi!
has been serialized in Monthly Shōnen Champion
since it premiered in the October 2006 issue. The individual chapters are collected and published in tankōbon
volumes by Akita Shoten, with the first volume published on October 6, 2006. As of March 2010[update], 12 volumes have been released in Japan (last volume will be released on March 8, 2011). The manga is licensed in Taiwan by Sharp Point Press. The manga is licensed in North America by Tokyopop as Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi!
An anime adaptation began production on August 6, 2008. Directed by Rion Kujo, the first episode premiered on TBS on January 8, 2009. The first episode was broadcast on Sun Television on January 25, 2009. It was also broadcast on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting and BS-i on January 29, 2009. On February 26, 2010, Section23 Films announced that Sentai Filmworks has picked up Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi and the series will be on DVD, May 11, 2010.