Acchi Kocchi – 09
「ワタシを包んで!⇔恋とロマンの学園祭」 (Watashi wo Tsutsunde! to Koi to Roman no Gakuensai)
“Wrap Me Up! ⇔ Love and School Festival Romance”
After watching a vast amount of slice-of-lifes that try their hardest to portray the infamous culture festival without boring us, it’s been quite a while since a show has been able to blow me away in terms of the story and the overall goal the “group” has. From filming movies about aliens to creating a haunted house that would put the SAW movies to shame, Acchi Kocchi’s attempt probably falls right in the top three.
At first glance though, a crepe shop doesn’t sound very interesting does it? Besides the actual work in shaping and folding a crepe, there isn’t much to watch. But as every single episode has proven thus far, when you add in our lovable group even the most boring things become interesting. For example, when was the last time you saw a student built shop that had solar panels, digital control system, EMP release system, and a passive radar to detect anyone hiding behind optic camouflage? And let’s not forget that it’s all eco-friendly! But even better than a military grade crepe shop would have to be Tsumiki’s handmade mascot outfit. Besides putting up a futile fight against Mayoi and Sakaki’s teamwork, I loved the way it looked. Besides the way it accentuated her ahoge, I loved how it was just barely too long for her. Just too cute!
While I would have loved to see Tsumiki in the newlywed outfit Sakaki prepared for the others, it was nice to see everyone else in slightly different clothes. From Mayoi’s lack of a lab coat to Hime looking extra cute in her newlywed outfit, it always makes me happy to see a series go out of its way to change things up even if it’s as simple as an outfit change.
Boy am I going to be sad when this series comes to an end. What am I going to do without all the constant nosebleeds from Io’s insane charm or all the cuteness that Tsumiki exerts when she least expects it? I suppose we’ll just have to deal with that problem later!