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「宿題の夏⇔祭りの夏」 (Syukudai no Natsu to Matsuri no Natsu)
“Summer Homework ⇔ Summer Festival”

If anything, it feels as if Acchi Kocchi seems to be continuing its effort to slowly pull itself together by aiming for more consistent and coherent skits. Instead of getting hit with random humor in the form of robotic gadgets or Sakaki someone getting propelled into space, the characters themselves seem to be doing a good job at grabbing the audience’s attention with their unique quirks. But they’re not stopping there — all the synergy that occurs between certain pairs seem to be just getting bigger and better.

Take Sakaki and Io for instance. When the two aren’t busy competing against each other in a battle to the death, it’s a bit surprising how well they get along with each other. Because until this episode, I never thought that the two were competing in a friendly manner. But after watching just how friendly and well coordinated they can be with one another, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at the two the same ever again. While it may take away from some of the humor that I love whenever I watch Sakaki draw the short end of the stick, I honestly don’t mind this slight shift toward less humor. Because not only does it showcase how the characters are growing and evolving but with less humor means more relationship building!

Unless you haven’t noticed, the amount of humor and fuwafuwa moments seem to be inversely related. Whenever an episode doesn’t have some sort of over the top joke that tries to break the rules of physics in some way, there tend to be a lot more cute and sometimes heartbreaking moments. And if this episode was any example of this, there were too many to count. From smelling pillows covered in Io’s scent to trying to leave a kiss mark on his exposed neck — what more could you ask for?

Seeing how next week’s episode will focus on the annual school festival and our group’s attempt at setting up a booth, can you imagine how out of hand things could get? I suppose we’ll have to wait until next week to see what kind of contraption Mayoi will have whipped up to get things a little more lively.



May 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm
  • May 31, 2012 at 12:26 pmBladenight23

    Me:(dead from cuteness overload)

    • May 31, 2012 at 1:26 pmMasterDragonKnight

      (dead from cuteness overload)

      Tsumiki: Death

  • May 31, 2012 at 12:34 pmcancerlad

    I laughed so hard I almost hyperventilated during the fish scooping scene. Even aquatic wildlife loves Io… aaaw.

    • May 31, 2012 at 1:39 pmMasterDragonKnight

      Io has attracted kittens and goldfish. Next he needs to attract baby birds.

      Maybe he will be present when a bunch of them hatch, and they will all imprint on him.

  • May 31, 2012 at 12:46 pmzleihsh

    I think Mayoi is the only girl who is not charmed by Io, well, at least less than most other girls in the school/circle of the friends.

  • May 31, 2012 at 1:07 pmWanderer

    Wait until next week? Episode 9 is out TODAY.

  • May 31, 2012 at 1:33 pmMasterDragonKnight

    Io carved his candy in the shape of Yui Hirasawa.

    Compared: Original vs Candy

  • May 31, 2012 at 2:31 pmBeedle

    The fishes…oh my mermaids, those fishes xDDDD

    Poor Sakaki; he never stood a chance XDDDDDD

  • May 31, 2012 at 3:11 pmshugima

    this is such a feel good anime, great for a bus/trainride to work, sitting peacefullly with a smile.

    seriously, one of the good things you should watch before going to work

    • May 31, 2012 at 3:39 pmCarVac

      I would argue that it’s the best for right after work, too. All day long…

  • May 31, 2012 at 4:50 pmmac65

    This is one of those series that sneaks up on you.
    I thought it would be a nowhere romance, but there’s
    a gentle progression happening. Don’t know how far
    it’ll go, but sometimes you just don’t care, either…

  • May 31, 2012 at 5:13 pmRoguespirit

    I’ll never stop loving this show >3 It was great to watch it after seeing the Another OVA. I did wonder though why with all her skills Mayoi didn’t just fix the A/C herself? Also great to see Tsumiki’s cat spirit come out again. Really looking forward to the next episode.


  • May 31, 2012 at 11:42 pmTarage

    I have to hand it to the voice actress for Tsumiki. She makes noises I did not think were possible.

  • June 1, 2012 at 12:05 amrufe

    I don’t entirely understand how it wasn’t obvious from the get go the Sakaki and Io were good friends.

  • June 1, 2012 at 7:01 amricz

    Death for those who dun watch this anime

  • June 1, 2012 at 10:03 amTorrigan

    Screencap 3 Foreshadowing!

  • June 3, 2012 at 5:37 pmDemon6258

    Here’s something thats been bugging me about Mayoi is she considered a genius cuz all she wants to do is play?

  • June 23, 2012 at 9:01 amrite

    How on earth could Io play an O2jam-like game on TWO screen for TWO player while HALF asleep WITHOUT looking at the screen???????????????