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Twelve Days of Anime: Day VII – The Innocence of Acchi Kocchi

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Acchi Kocchi

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.

Completely Unnecessary

Completely Unnecessary

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.

Tsumiki Cat

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3 thoughts on “Twelve Days of Anime: Day VII – The Innocence of Acchi Kocchi

  1. When we watched this in anime club, there were equal parts “THEY’RE SO ADORB” and “Nothing is happening in this anime”. I fell in the latter category, but not as vehemently as others.

    Rest assured, I don’t think there’s anything better to thoroughly emasculate someone with this year (other than Chu2 and mindbleach.org) than Acchi Kocchi. Just be careful they also don’t die of diabetes.

  2. “I’m declaring Acchi Kocchi the cutest show this year hands down.”
    F yea.

    And yea, there really wasn’t anything happening in the anime – even it’s name sort of advertises this fact. But I also didn’t mind, and approached it much the same way you did windyturnip. I absolutely loved how absurd the humor was – equal parts gag and wordplay, it subverted your expectations all the time, much the same way a clever comedian does. Tsumiki and Io also were on the verge of giving me heart attacks almost every episode; not as much as Rikka, to be fair, but she had KyoAni backing her.

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