Apr 29, 2012

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Acchi Kocchi episode 04

Geez, my weekend started out pretty badly. I had to wait until evening before I had time to watch this week’s episode of Acchi Kocci. This resulted in me writing my posts at the very last minute, which is something that I don’t like to do (I tend to forget to address certain points).

Anyway, I find that the interestingness of this anime is dropping. Could it be that I’m getting used to it, that I expect what’s coming next? I don’t know. I just find myself laughing less and less. I still find Tsumiki-chan the cutest, but is that enough reason for me to keep writing? Mind you, I still enjoy watching it very much. I just feel that there are a lot less interesting and amusing scenes.

I sat down and watched as they played an aggressive version of kick the can, which was very amusing, but not that memorable. I also feel that the first halves of all the episodes are just a warm-up for the second (and more fun) half. There is hardly any “action” in the first half.

This week’s second half was no exception. I found the second half a lot more fun to watch. I laughed pretty hard during that mass nosebleed scene at the end. It was one of those things that a normal person wouldn’t see coming. I knew that Io was going to say something “sexy” (I honestly don’t see it), but what followed really finished things nicely.

Maybe I’ll watch this episode again tomorrow. I wasn’t exactly in a good mood when watching today, so maybe that’s it? I’ll just say that the story isn’t meeting all of my expectations. I enjoy watching this anime because it’s really funny. However, I kept watching because there was some romance in it too, and that, for me, made the story all the more interesting.

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Apr 22, 2012

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Acchi Kocchi episode 03

A great start to a great weekend. I hope up, hauled in this week’s episode of Acchi Kocchi, made breakfast and ate at while watching this week’s episode. Want to know what I learned from this? Never eat, drink and watch Acchi Kocchi at the same time. It’s a very nasty combination. I almost choked on a piece of toast because I couldn’t stop laughing. Not to mention all the juice that fell to the floor after it left via my nose.

This week’s episode was almost just as good as the previous ones. I had hoped that there would be a little bit more progress on the romance department, but that’s alright. The anime has just begun, so I’m sure that we will get a lot more romance in the (near) future. Don’t get the wrong Idea though, as I really liked this week’s episode. It’s just that the comedy seems to have dropped a tiny little bit.

I loved how, during their snowball fight, Mayoi pulled out that freaky snowball gun. That character really knows how to liven things up. Still, Mayoi and her gun were no match for Tsumiki’s Dragonball Z-like attack. I laughed pretty hard when she came crawling through that snowball as if what she just did was normal.

That’s when the second half started, and what a half it was too. It was finally time for Tsumiki to shine. You see, Tsumiki-chan, apparently, can cook the most delicious things. That is why she was in the spotlight during this half. Everyone, including the rest of their classmates, tried to create something during class. Some succeeded, most failed, and yet they all mooched off one another. It got to the point where everyone tasted each other’s food. I laughed so hard when Io tried to trick Tsumiki-chan into feeding her, and that she ended up chewing on his head instead. Seriously guys, where else can you see this kind of comedy? Only in Japan…

I hope I made it clear how fan this week’s episode was. I don’t want people to think that I didn’t enjoy it, despite what I wrote earlier. It was really fun. The juice literally came shooting out of my nose as I took a sip during that scene were Io tried to pull Mayoi out of the snow, but shoved her back in when her hilarious underwear was exposed. I watched that scene over and over again for like three to four times. Anyway, I will definitely keep watching this anime. Where else could I possibly get my weekly dose of awesome comedy?

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Apr 15, 2012

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Acchi Kocchi episode 02

Oh come on, I doubt that it comes as a surprise that I decided to write about this anime. I told a friend of mine about it and he seemed to be surprised that I was, and I quote; “in to such types of anime”. I don’t get it, why wouldn’t I be? I’ll always watch it if it’s interesting and amusing.

Anyway, I once again enjoyed this week’s episode of Acchi Kocchi. I suppose a lot of people would disagree with this, but I really believe that this episode was slightly better than the first. The fact that they sent half of the episode inside one of those infamous cosplay cafés (a café where people dress really “cute”) didn’t seem to bother me at all. There’s nothing wrong with those types of cafés. It’s just that the cosplay café-concept has been done so many times already. Hell, there are several anime in existence that revolve solely around those types of cafés. But still, I wasn’t bothered by it at all. I seemed to be more focussed on all the comedy.

I’m not a major fan of these types of anime, but I admit that I enjoyed myself. I especially like the fact that there’s always romance in the air, despite the fact that this episode was partially about Valentine’s Day, a day where love and chocolate go hand in hand. Still, I refuse to believe that Io doesn’t realize Tsumiki-chan’s feelings. I mean, they’re pretty much out there, you know.

I will be waiting for next week’s episode. I doubt that anything will happen between Io and Tsumiki, but I wouldn’t be surprised if something happened between Sakaki and Mayoi either. I guess we’ll have to play the waiting game for the time being.

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Apr 9, 2012

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Acchi Kocchi

Acchi Kocchi, huh? I liked it. I enjoyed the first episode, even though I sometimes felt that they were trying a bit too hard to squeeze out a few laughs. I think that this anime has potential, and that it will do well with an older audience. Don’t get me wrong, I would probably let my kids watch this, but I think that your average adult (eighteen years and above) would probably be able to grasp the complexity of this show better than someone younger.

Anyway, the artwork is pretty decent. I especially like Tsumiki, one of the show’s main characters. She looks so freakin’ adorable, absolutely unreal. I also believe that the personality fits that character really well, so I have pretty high expectations of this one.

The story is nothing special. It’s just another one of those romantic high school comedies. Don’t get me wrong; there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact; I think that they could do a lot of good with this set-up, especially with characters this good. I’m looking forward to it!

So yeah, okay… I do, believe it or not, recommend this anime. It’s funny, fairly romantic and the characters look very interesting. I think that we can expect a lot of good things from this one. Please guys, do not let me down!

Plot Summary: Wouldn’t you just love to poke in a relationship between two young high schoolers who have a subtle distance between each other? Of course you would. Tsumiki and Io have this subtle distance that anyone would want to jump in between just to bug them. That’s what the other characters are there for. Tsumiki, being a tsundere and all, won’t be honest about her feelings toward Io. Io on the other hand is unaware of Tsumiki’s feelings, hence the subtle distance between the two. Now, let’s watch these two and see what events await them…

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