I’m declaring Acchi Kocchi the cutest show this year hands down. It was pleasant, heartwarming and charming with none of the characters being anything short of adorable. It had no plot to speak of, and there was literally no character development, but it honestly didn’t bother me in the slightest. That’s weird for me to say too considering the kinds of anime I’m usually drawn to. To be honest, it was nice to just sit back, relax and enjoy a show without a single analytical thought passing through my head.
I was even more pleased with the absence of awful fanservice that usually plagues shows like this. I know that panty shots have ingrained themselves in anime culture, but that doesn’t make them a good part of it. They really are a cheap way to do fanservice, right alongside the bathhouse and beach episodes. Even I don’t mind some fanservice now and again, but at least try and make it interesting. In the worst cases, it can seriously throw off the mood in a show and leave you wondering why you’re watching it in the first place.
Anyways… Yeah, Acchi Kocchi managed to be funny and cute without being bogged down by most of the crap that afflicts slice of life anime now a days. For that, I give it a sincere recommendation to anybody who enjoys the genre. Even if you don’t, you might want to give it a try.