Wow, I almost forgot what it’s like to watch something that’s fun and well made and doesn’t constantly annoy me. I was entertained from start to finish and I don’t have anything bad to say about it. The biggest thing is that it introduces the characters and the setting by having things happen instead of telling the viewer. Just like the original shorts, it’s full of charm and creativity, and I sincerely hope they can keep up this level of quality throughout the series.
First episode rating: 8.5/10
While I was watching ACCA I kept having this nagging voice in my head saying this show is trying to seem a lot smarter than it really is. The leadership of ACCA consists of five pretty boys who spend most of their screen time trying to look mysterious and important. I think they’re holding a contest who can come off the most like a scheming supervillain, but let’s be real, having long white hair gives you an insurmountable edge in that department.
But also, I don’t really get the setting. Apparently in this country, the entire bureaucratic apparatus is independent from the state and consists of a bunch of branches that all do their own thing? I’m not sure how that would even work. Also the inspection department the main crew belong to is made redundant by the fact that the country is just too peaceful. Except that there’s still crime and corruption, and this is all reverted by the end of the episode.
I sorta like the campy feel and the casual attitude of the main character, but for now I’m on the fence. I’m going to have to see where this is actually going. I’m also already getting annoyed by the guy whose stalking the main character so he can harp on everything he does.
First episode rating: 6.5/10
You know, when you’ve lived your whole life with a voice inside your head, you should’ve probably learned at some point not to argue with it in public. Unless you want everyone to think you’re a weirdo and used that as a forced ploy for viewer sympathy.
I’m clearly not the target audience for this, but it wasn’t bad. If you like goofy shounen stuff, give it a try I guess. It managed to make the long exposition scene not boring, so that’s a plus.
First episode rating: 6.5/10
Based on the plot description I thought this would have some element of political satire. Maybe this is what passes for satire in Japan. Mostly it’s just a show about putting quirky girls in wacky situations. And they’re idols!
No thanks, I’ll pass.
First episode rating: 4.5/10
Was this CG, like… intentionally bad? The only thing moving around more erratically than the camera are the girls’ breasts. The action scene at the start gave me a headache, with a garish CG hellscape assaulting my senses while animated credits cover half the screen. Some shots look decent, but others remind me of a Playstation 2 cutscene. A character whose powers come from abusing some masochistic girl throws out chains that don’t look like they’re actually part of the scene.
The story is hardly groundbreaking either. Boy whose character flaw is being too nice is caught up in a life-or-death situation after meeting a mysterious girl. The plot twist is that he has to keep touching the girl or she’ll die. Uhm, okay. Even before he was told about this he’d been awkwardly holding her hand for 2 minutes for no reason. The girl never says a word during the episode, but that’s just how we know that she’s moé and must be protected.
First episode rating: 3.5/10