Released Year : April 6, 2012 to June 29, 2012
No of Episodes : 12
Genre : Comedy,Romance,School,Seinen,Slice of Life
Plot : Everyone has a circle of friends they hang out with. But even within a small group there are smaller groups of friends, best friends and, here's where it gets complicated, boyfriends and girlfriends. Sometimes relationships just develop in a way where you're not exactly sure what you are to the other person. Which is the problem Tsumiki has when it comes to Io. Io's as tall and easygoing as Tsumiki is short in both temper and stature, but he also seems to be totally clueless about how she's starting to feel. Yet, at times, he's almost too affectionate. It's just confusing and irritating. And their prankster friends Mayoi and Sakaki aren't much help. Especially Mayoi, as it gives her one more thing to tease Tsumiki over. Hime, the fifth member of their usual gang of five isn't much better, because she's not really well connected to reality anyway. Which leaves Tsumiki stuck in a quandary. Are she and Io just best friends? And is it worth risking that for what Tsumiki wants? (Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Our Review : Honestly, i am not the type who can enjoy an anime which doesnt have any strong plot or using an "cute" character like Azumanga Daioh or Lucky star. But for this one its exceptional.
From the start i am watching this anime i have a mix feelings from "WTF" into "SMM (So Much Moeness)". I dont really understand a bit about this one but along with a few episodes finally i got hooked...no, not hooked. but GOT IN LOVE with this one.
Acchi Kocchi or Place to Place in english is a typical slice of life anime with comedy and some romance on it. The story is about.... no, i will said.
"Have you ever feel being teased by your friends because you got crush on somebody?"
"Did you feel annoyed by being teased or maybe happy because of it?"
That question was enough to describe on what this anime is about. Summary, this anime was about Tsumiki who loves Io but she cant express it in front of him. So, her friends" helping" her with teasing her and Io so she can honest to herself.
In this 12 episodes, you will see many funny moments and romantic feeling that makes you saying "aaaawwww... thats cute". I am kinda surprised about this anime since my first assumption is this anime will full of pushed unfunny jokes and a bland romance. But i am wrong, this anime was full of romantic, funny, cute, amusing, entertaining, adorable, kawaiii, and *insert any good feelings on it* moments. In short, this anime was like Lucky Star or Nichijou + Romance and so we have Acchi Kocchi.
The art on this anime was top notch, i say it in "unique" way not in "epic" way. What i mean with unique is in Acchi Kocchi they always have a summary in every scenes to explain what happen in that scene (see it for yourself, since its kinda hard to describe it). Because this anime was full with funny and cute moments, the art is supporting it with colorful and bright background and of course, cute design.
The main character we have in Acchi Kocchi is a circle of friends that consists of five person. Io, Tsumiki, Hime, Mayoi, and Sakaki.
- Io is the main character in this anime, he is someone that is senseless if its about love. Even his friends teasing him with Tsumiki, he still doesnt realize it.
- Tsumiki is your adorable main character. She have a crush on Io, but she is too shy to express it and so, she is being teased by her friends.
- Mayoi is your annoying character or friends, she is partner-in-crime with Sakaki in teasing Io and Tsumiki. She loves to teasing between these two. (everyone is definitely have a friend like this, LOL)
- Hime is your shy character. What is memorable for her is her bloody nose in every romantic scenes.
- Sakaki is like Mayoi, your annoying friends that love to tease people. In this case, is Io and Sakaki. but without him, i am sure it will not exciting.
With that mini description on each character, i am sure you will have imagine on how "exciting" this anime was. Yes, it was like in our life. We have always annoying friends but without him/her, it will be quiet and not exciting.
Summary, this anime was an excellent choice if you want to have an enjoyable show. Its funny, heartwarming, and adorable show. Maybe some of you will doubt watching this anime because of the art. But believe me, sometimes crossing the lines or trying something new is not bad as you think (like myself).