The season has drawn to a close again and it’s time to review what I watched this season. Each day I’ll be writing a review for a show that finished or started airing during this season.
Today I’ll be going with Aho Girl.
Aho Girl a SoL about perhaps the dumbest girl to have ever existed. The title literally translates to idiot girl and that’s exactly what you get. Each time Yoshiko is on the screen you ask yourself how could she possibly do something dumber than what she’s already done? Only to find out that yes, it is possible. Surprisingly enough this short (12 minute episodes) has two super star voice actors for the lead. Yuuki Aoi is playing the one and only Aho Girl, and Sugita is playing A-kun who is the straight man for the show.
Most of the show is comedy SoL goodness that revolves around Yoshiko being dumb and A-kun somehow getting dragged a long into whatever she is doing. It’s a pretty classic comedy routine in anime, and the show does it well. The comedy isn’t particularly clever, but the boundless stupidity of Yoshiko and the accompanying voice acting from both leads makes it enjoyable the whole way through.
The side characters are fine, though mostly tropey and do pretty much what you would expect them to do. Though they also get roped into Yoshiko’s shenanigans and it’s amusing to watch how everyone else deals with her being perhaps the dumbest person alive. I liked how every episode the OP changed slightly and was in of itself a running gag for the show. Also the dog. The dog is in fact the best character, and the scene of Yoshiko racing the motorcyclist was perhaps the funniest segment of the whole show.
Overall I was pretty surprised with it. I was expecting it to be really dumb, and while it is in fact very dumb it was dumb in the right ways and ended up being really funny. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of this sort of comedy.