Acchi Kocchi: After Thoughts

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I watched alot of Slice-of-life animes during my college days, its my stress reliever and it gives me positive vibes.

Even until now, its still has the same effect on me. Still, I admit I don’t watch that much recently. My backlog is kinda….overcrowded and its hard to choose an anime to watch next. Then I saw this one. I remembered hearing the famous anituber, TheAnimeMan, mentioning Acchi Kocchi as one of his favorite slice-of-life comedy animes or one of the cute moe comedy animes he would recommend (I forgot which video he said that…I just know he said it….I think), I know I need to check this one out.

Hence, me now…being able to finish it. Here’s my thoughts:



Type: TV
Episodes: 12 + OVA
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Studios: AIC
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Seinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: Feelings may come and go, but true love always remains in the heart. Tsumiki Miniwa is in love with her best friend, Io Otonashi. For her, confessing is nearly impossible; but to her friends, they seem to be the perfect match. Cute and petite, Tsumiki comes off more as a friend, and Io’s attitude toward her is friendlier than toward others. Despite the constant teasing and obvious hints that his friends have been dropping, Io always seems to miss the signs.
Throughout her everyday school life, Tsumiki spends time with her friends and Io. Will she finally muster enough courage to confess her true feelings?

My Thoughts:

Oh my. You have no idea how many times I died watching this series. Its tooooo cute! Its tooo moe!! I FREAKIN’ LOVE IT!!!


Acchi Kocchi was indeed a shocker. The story follows the everyday life of Tsumiki and her very dense yet really kind crush, Io, along with their fellow classmates and peers. This anime is a simple highschool anime that has slice-of-life, comedy, a bit of romance & a gallon full of cuteness under its belt. I was expecting this to be the typical ones that we usually see nowadays, but oh boy I’m wrong. The level of comedy in this anime doesn’t reach the heights of Konosuba or Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-kun, but its more subtle and easy to digest on. What made it funny is the fact that their jokes were really mundane and it could definitely happen in real life, insert the slice-of-life elements of the series.

They do exaggerate the reactions to the circumstances, still, the level of relatability is sky high. Well, this is just my opinion though.


What made this series really fun to watch was the characters and their cutene–I mean…their interactions with each other. They are definitely highschool kids, they act like one, they enjoy their school life like one. Except for the ‘simple’ traits like Tsumiki’s cat-like appearance or Mayoi’s prowess in technology, all the characters are very close to a human beings in real life. I really want to point out how amazing the relationships of the characters are with one another. Each one of them compliments and even counteract conversations and arguments with one another. I LOVE THAT. I can’t help but smile in everything they do.


Another thing that made me really really like this series is the fact that THEY ARE FREAKIN’ CUTE!!! AND MOE!! Oh Mhay Ghad!!! This series is ssooooooo ccccuuuutttteee! Damn, I’m getting diabetes watching this show. Theart & animation is soooo my type. I really really like the art of the series, its so consistent and the color palette all through out the series was soothing in the eyes. It never bored me. The animation though. Dunno if its because my copy is a BD but damn its soooooo consistent and rich…I can’t. The animation could go head to head with any animes in the same genre, and damn Acchi Kocchi would still win. Its that gooooooooddddd.


The music & sound is also cute very fitting to the series. The OP was sung by the casts. I am not much of a fun of songs like this (sang by the casts) but damn this OP sure is hella cute, but I am also sure I don’t want this to be on repeat on my phone. The ED was…cute…but not my type of ED song.


Overall, this series gave me life. The level of cuteness, and lightheartedness could give anyone a disease. A disease of happiness…for days. Its a must watch on my book. This anime is recommended to people who likes to watch animes with the elements of moe, school theme, slice-of-life, subtle comedy, and a pinch of romance. This anime doesn’t disappoint.

Anyway, that is all folks.
Thanks for reading!!


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    I was surprised when I first saw this by how fun it was. I can’t watch the whole thing in one session because that’s a little too much for me, but when I’m just wanting something mindless, cute, and funny, this anime really hits the spot. I really like the characters and their interactions and some of the jokes and situational humour just nails it perfectly. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

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    Haha I watched this last year with a friend and was hilarious and adorable. Makes me laugh thinking about the series 😁


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