The next Girl’s Club show we will take a look at on a blog that proudly celebrates the slice of life subgenre is one centered around the research of stars and even learn some cool stuff about our Earth and its bountiful resources. Plus two girls reuniting and making a vow to find their engagement asteroid. Bet I got your attention with the latter, eh? This is Koisuru Asteroid.
Alternate Title: Asteroid in Love (English)
Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of Life, Yuri
Themes: Astronomy, Geology
Number of Episodes: 12
Plot Summary: One day on a group camping trip a young girl named Mira met a peculiar “boy” named Ao. When introducing herself Ao looked up the “Mira” star. She asked “him” if there was an “Ao” star to no avail. They promised to one day find and name a new star after “him”. Years passed since that fated encounter. In high school Mira hoped to join the astronomy club but it had become something different. She, along with her friend nicknamed Suzu, checked it out anyway. The “Earth Sciences” Club girls introduced themselves. One of them was named Ao.
Put simply the main story is about a promise made by two girls to find an asteroid that doubles as an engagement ring. Normally I get to the yuri part of the review near the end but since it is the main plot of the show let us get to it right away. In almost every episode Mira and Ao find time to be with each other. It does not matter if it is club activities, schoolwork or personal matters, they will find the time to either continue their research or just spend time together. They share many moments and emotions. Heck, there are plenty of hints the two missed each other dearly before their fated reunion. Friends and family can tell how much they mean to each other, yes.
Next up are fellow Earth Sciences Club members nicknamed Ino, Sakura and Monroe by Mira. Put simply Ino is the cute one, Sakura the tsundere and Monroe is usually more relaxed. The Earth Sciences Club is a hybrid club that studies both astronomy and geology. Ino and Sakura are the geology experts and Monroe knows a thing or two about space. More about their studies in a bit. Two of these three girls get together. Which ones I will leave up to viewers to find out.
The last major player of the show is arguably the show stealer for many, Suzu. She is so good at what she does I described as “Our Avatar” when talking about her with fellow yuri fans. Believe me when I say of all the girls on the show she is undeniably the gayest of the gay. Plus she has one of the most “interesting” character arcs. A truly fascinating beauty.
I need not go into detail on the rest of the cast but know that there is plenty more fluffy yuri goodness beyond these six lovely ladies.
Now on to the rest of the review. The presentation is what one would expect from a Manga Time Kirara anime adaptation, plenty of cuteness, cute and sexy bodies (provided the ladies are in their teens or older) and some nice extra background additions. First up are the girls’ eyes, specifically Mira’s. Gazing deep into here irises is like looking at small galaxies. The other girls have lovely eyes too but Mira’s and those of the women in her family stand out. Something else given great detail are of course related to the girls’ respective fields of study, astronomy and geology. A lot of detail was given to the many stones found and especially the starry night sky. The latter is often quite the sight. It is a show primarily about stargazing (or #Stargayzing) so what they are learning about has to be visually interesting for them and viewers. The soundtrack is cute. One tune in particular is a personal favorite. The one that plays while Mira is feeling glum in Episode 1.
Like any good anime centered around a specific subject matter the show teaches interested viewers some cool stuff about the Earth and the stars as we follow the girls on their respective personal journeys. As I hinted with Suzu each girl has personal obstacles to overcome related to their studies or finding a path to the future. Some girls have greater roadblocks in their path but this being a lighthearted show it does its best to neither make light of their struggle nor dampen the mood.
Overall Koisuru Asteroid is a cute, fun, educational, uplifting and fluffy gay show. The main couple’s journey and devotion to each other is already a big draw. Add in an excellent cast, vintage Girl’s Club goodness, some moving scenes and even more fluffy gayness to an already enticing melting pot of sweetness. That and a show stealing yuri avatar girl. Highly recommended to Girl’s Club aficionados and fans of sweetness.
Like many other wonderful Girl’s Club shows apart from the Moe Triforce (KinMosa, GochiUsa and Non Non Biyori) this is yet another I hope gets a second season.