ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka Anime Review
I always wanted to watch this series. Its just that every time I try to start the episode, I don’t like continuing it. After a year of stalling and dilly-dalying, I finished it. I finish watching this anime.
And now, here is my review.
ACCA: 13-KU KANSATSU-KA
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2017 to Mar 28, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Genres: Police, Drama, Fantasy, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Synopsis: The kingdom of Dowa, which is subdivided into 13 states, is celebrating its monarch’s 99th birthday. These 13 states have many agencies that are controlled by the giant organization known as ACCA. Within ACCA, Jean Otus is the second-in-command of the inspection agency. His agency has ten people placed in each of the 13 states, with a central office in the capital city. They keep track of all the activities of ACCA across the kingdom, and keep data on each state’s ACCA office flowing toward the central office. Jean also often has business trips from the capital to the other districts to check on the situation and personnel there. (MAL)
ACCA was an anime released last year, Winter season. When I first read the plot of the story, I was kinda hesitant. I find it quite boring and too ‘serious’ for my liking (at that time). I thought to myself that this anime would be better if I binge-watch it when I’m in a mood for a ‘relaxing’ and ‘lazy’ animes. Infairness, I was right.
This anime was indeed a surprise. I didn’t expect I would like this show. I enjoyed watching this anime without worries. Just sitting back, relaxing on my chair and eating snacks. It was that laid-back. The last time I watched an anime that gave me this kind of feels was flying witch anime. It’s been awhile. Everything about this anime was done right. From the story to the music, I have no complaints, only compliments. But I still try to find some faults, at least.
The story was solid from start to finish. Excellent writing. It felt like each conversation was really important, I can’t skip even one. At the same time, I’m not stressed thinking about the story. It was paced well, watching the series made me feel like I was watching a really really good old classic western movie. The ending satisfied my soul, it was executed really well. The world building of the story was also laid out in a way that its not drowning the viewers with too much information. I think one of the flaws of the story would be the slow and tone-down pacing in the first few episodes. It wasn’t for everyone, that’s why there were some people who dropped this series right off the bat. But still, the story and how it was build-up were definitely one of the strong factors of this series.
To be honest, I didn’t expect this series would have quite a lot of characters. Cuz they were too many of them, I couldn’t memorise all their names. I only recognise each of them by their distinct look. The character designer did really well in making sure each one of them are unique from each other. But even with this unique qualities, most of the characters suffered a lot in the character development area. I think only the ‘important’ characters got the right amount of character development, but the others…..nah. It was either not worthy of sharing or not relevant in the story. Still, each one of them were likeable at to some extent. And oh, Lotta is best little sister. I want a sister like her.
I already mentioned above about how well-drawn each character of the anime. Even though most of them looks like each other, they were still unique. The art style was really unique. It felt like I had seen them before but I can’t pinpoint what or when. The art definitely contribute in giving off the vibe of a western classic movie. Let us not forget the animation. It was really good. Like the art, the animation was done well. As expected from Madhouse studio. Even though they had been on decline lately, they still continue to blow my mind with a really really good release. The animation was like no other. It fitted well with the atmosphere and tone of the series. I have no complaints.
The music and sound were absolutely fantastic. I had heard quite a lot of praises with the OP song, after hearing it myself, Dang, it was good. It was so good, I even have the song right now on repeat on my phone. It was so catchy yet laidback. Very groovy but also smooth in the ears. I had eargasms every time I start a new episode. The ED was really good too, but it didn’t liven up to the standards of the OP. I wasn’t able to listen well to the sound in the background. I was too relax and focus on the story, I forgot to notice the music in the background. Dunno if what i did was a bad thing or a good thing. Lol.
Overall, this series was solid as rock. It was a really amazing experience, watching this series. Definitely a must binge-watch.
That is all.
Thanks for reading.