English: Place to Place
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.711 (scored by 37302 users)
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SynopsisEveryone 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)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Acchi Kocchi
Sequel: Acchi Kocchi: Place=Princess
Characters & Voice Actors
I usually see myself as a laid-back person more than anything. Because of that, the genre-less genre of "slice of life" appealed to me. With that eager and naive mindset, I dove head first into the world of...well...ordinary life. I first began with '"Lucky Star", but the overwhelming amount of references was beyond my knowledge. I then tried "Nichijou", but despite it's charm, I didn't feel that "love at first sight" spark. With that being my interpretation of this genre, I casually shied away.
Somewhere down the line, I found "Acchi Kocchi". I was somewhat reluctant due to my earlier experiences, but something about the cover image enticed me into at least giving it a shot. I've had pleasant experiences with romance tags, and this anime happened to have one also. "Just do it." as Nike would say.
And so I did. Somehow, I feel so undeserving to have enjoyed this anime because of my earlier doubts.
This anime made me question why "Clannad" or "Chuu2byou", albeit being quite enjoyable, had the slice of life tag. I mean, drama hidden or masked underneath a supposed regular life is still in essence a drama, right? Enter, "Acchi Kocchi". Absolutely no dramatic overhaul, yet still somehow a precious gem.
Allow me to explain.
Story/Content - 8
Ah, I don't know. "Story" seems like an unfair way to rank this anime, given it's not really the goal here. There's no drama or intense feeling for the characters. Plot twists are quite simply non-existent. However, it's completely made up for (perhaps even more so) with what the creators have given us instead. It's about a group of five high school friends (With one potential unrequited lover) going about their everyday lives. Of course, there are certain out-of-the-ordinary mishaps to make it interesting, but I don't believe that's what makes it stand out to me. What I really found interesting was the way the creators make out-of-the-ordinary ordinary (Read that over a couple times), in a way that I don't believe I've seen before. Basically, all the out of the strangeness is in the heads of the cast. Thinking and imagining is normal, right? Virtually all the blasphemy happens in the character's heads. The animators have so graciously animated their wild imaginations. Needless to say, HILARIOUS! The complete randomness and extravagance of their thoughts always left me crying of laughter. Most, if not all the jokes are fresh, and not reused very often other than I do realise this may fit under the "characters" section of my review, but alas, I felt as though the character's thoughts ARE the plot, and should be mentioned as so.The episodes are split into two ten minute segments highlighting a certain event of their lives. I can't say they're really quite linear even with slight references back to previous episodes, meaning you could start anywhere and still appreciate it. Some might be depreciative of the lack of originality in creating the story, so I'd give it an 8.
Art - 9
I'm a sucker for bright and colourful. The cute art style is part of what led me to watch this anime to begin with. I have to say, it's quite interesting and fresh. The overall tone is bright and colourful. Simple character designs perfectly suit character personalities. Scenery and such are usually brighter colours than they should be, and sometimes backgrounds are filled with bubbly patterns. I really want to mention the transition scenes though. Usually they're just simple movement animation over a single coloured background, but it's quite appealing. You'd have to see for yourself. Obviously, the art doesn't aim for realism. It aims to create and support a cheerful, relaxing atmosphere, and does that outstandingly. Animation isn't astounding, but rather doesn't stand out. Really, the art is just a pleasure to look at. Though, I guess it doesn't appeal to everyone, so I'll bump it down to a 9.
Sound - 8
The opening and ending songs are rather cute and catchy, though I must admit, I didn't really listen to them often. They do gain points for being in perfect correlation with the mood of the anime though. Perhaps it's not meant to be a needle in your heart that stays with you forever, but a relaxing, overly cheerful, pop tune. The bells and whistles (literally) during the transition scenes are very suiting, and emphasize certain things as they should. Voices perfectly suit their characters, making the atmosphere all the more real. Tsumiki's quiet, shy voice and Io's cool, sexy voice are things I'll never forget. I can't say I can really distinguish any of the OSTs from the anime, but they blend well. In a nutshell, all the sounds build perfectly towards the atmosphere, but aren't much standalone.
Character - 9
A very colourful cast we have here (Literally and figuratively). As mentioned before, these characters ARE the plot. Their wild imaginations and attitudes is what makes this show a show. I can't say that they have original personalities, but I can confidently say that their personalities are a new spin on an ageing old. Basically, take some of the most generic character personalities, and make them a little more relaxed and normal. BAM! You've just created the characters of this show. All characters are interesting, yet normal enough to even be your classmates in real life. Their flaws and strengths are fleshed out to the point that you really love and cherish the characters, yet mysterious enough for unexpectedness. All characters really compliment each other, as a group of friends should. More importantly, they're very entertaining together.
Io - The dense lady charmer.
Tsumiki - The short, tsundere cat-like girl in love with Io.
Hime - The cute, friendly klutz.
Sakaki - Laid-back prankster.
Mayoi - Technologically smart prankster.
The supporting cast is quite amazing too. Heck, they're personalities are deep enough to make them main characters if they were given more screen time. All the characters work together well while at the same time each having their own unique charm; as friends should. Do I really need to say more? IT'S A BIG GROUP OF FRIENDS! (9 because they're not as original as some might hope)
Enjoyment - 10
One of my favourites; period. I'll never forget it. I love it more than I can even express in words. When I'm bored, I go back and pick a random episode to re-watch and enjoy all over again. I'd recommend it to anyone and express my utter love for it if anyone would listen to boring-ol'-me. If you're looking to jump into the slice of life genre, or even in you're not for that matter, watch "Acchi Kocchi". You don't need to be an otaku and know a ton of references to fully enjoy it. You don't even need to think to enjoy it. Just relax and let this anime take you Place to Place. read more
“Um, m-marriage is where your life goes to drink.”
When I first saw this anime while browsing for brand new anime releases, this anime came into view. My first thoughts… Probably just one of those cliché anime comedy romances. Well I got the comedy romance part right, but the cliché part I couldn’t have been any more wrong. Forgive me Otaku God for calling this anime cliché *goes on hands and knees* The jokes are quite fresh and new, and the romance is so adorable your most likely going to die from potential blood loss coming out of your nose.
The plot is quite simple beyond beliefs; there is no complexity about it in anyway. Even a five year old can understand it. The anime is about the love between two high schoolers, and what fate awaits them. Well to put it simply all you’re watching is Io and Tsumiki’s relationship grow each and every episode, while at the same time, watching the other characters bug the heck out the both of them, mostly Tsumiki though. Even though this anime requires no extreme thought into understanding what the fudge it’s about, this anime is probably the only anime of its kind that has a perfect way of displaying plot development. Each and every episode, it shows a subtle amount of growth in a relationship from grabbing onto a coat to feeding your lover a spoonful of delicious goodness. This anime just isn’t about romance though; it also does a heck of a good job of making me choke from the amount of laughter produced. Sure not every part of this anime is so funny that it’s enough to make Grumpy from Snow White laugh, but hey I betcha a quarter that he would sniffle a giggle. Which means, whether you’re a Happy or a Grumpy you’re definitely going to laugh, giggle, snort, or even nose bleed when watching this comedy romance filled Heaven!
Soon to be lovers, Io and Tsumiki are the ideal anime couple of 2012 with their excellent way of showing character development! Each and every episode, one way or another, shows some tiny sign of character development which is definitely one of Acchi Kocchi’s proud strong points. Their budding relationship is so cute that it even puts Kamichama Karin’s Kazune and Karin’s adorable relationship to shambles! Now why don’t we highlight the extraordinary features of these soon to be lovers? Tsumiki is not your average tsundere, unlike most tsunderes she has that cool and collective attitude that boys go crazy for, however that’s not all; she has her cute side too which proves it with those kawaii cat ears that pop up now and again. Tsumiki is also a fantastic cook, adorable singer, and a super strong woman. There’s no doubt that she’s the ideal woman for most men! Now last but not least let us introduce the one the only, Io Otanoshi! Io may be quite oblivious to many things, but he makes up for it with those devilish good looks and charm that the Gods and Goddesses of Anime had blessed him with. Io like Tsumiki, is also a fantastic cook, but that’s not all, he’s also got the skills of a ninja! He’s every woman’s dream man! But that’s not at all, Acchi Kocchi also has Hime Haruno our nose bleeding princess, Sakaki the awesome pevert who is strangely similar to Yohei Sunohara, and Mayoi Katose the strange girl with a knack for technology.
If there is one thing I have learned from watching countless anime shows with a variety of different and yet unique art styles, I have come to the conclusion that the art style used in an anime should somehow fit the plot and genre of the anime. For example, in a horror anime, you need a somewhat mysterious and dark feel which will cause the hearts of its viewer a feel of slight uneasiness. In this case, however, you have a romance comedy anime with its goal being to somehow cause the hearts and souls of its viewers a feeling of relaxation, happiness, laughter, and adoration. To successfully put all these wonderful feelings together the animators had used an art style similar to that of Lucky Star’s. However, that is not all; the animators had also used graphics, effects, and the hearts and souls of those who love cute things too not only woo their viewers into a zombie like state in which people will stare adoringly at their computer screen, but also a near death experience where the viewer’s soul have somehow died and gone to a world of pure bliss.
“I don’t know anything about the meaning of love; I just want to look at you all the time.” That my anime friends are a small part of the cutesy lyrics to the anime’s opening “Acchi de Kocchi de.” Like most openings to animes the lyrics somehow in some way relate to the anime’s plot, cutesy and romantic for this one. The voice actors used in this anime are in no doubt, specialists. These seiyuus had successfully and utterly pulled down the red carpet and walked dazzlingly across it smilingly handsomely at all those other rejected seiyuus and said, “Tough luck kids, maybe next time.” Very unbelievable if I do say so myself that a few voice actors could be as so professional as to pull off the stupidity, cuteness, embarrassment, and all those other fanciful adjectives I type randomly just to make this paragraph longer. “If I grin and nyaa, I’ll know you’ll scratch my back.” And that was just extremely adorable lyrics to the anime’s ending song "Te wo Gyu Shite ne” which is just as adorable and pleasant as Tsumiki with her cat ears which I know most people are as so tempted to pull.
If there is one thing I wanted to do after watching episode one of this anime, it was to dance around in my underwear like a strange lunatic while smiling and listening to anime music. If you are wondering if I have problems than yes, yes I do. But that does not change the fact that this anime is so wonderful that every Otaku will get up and scream of joy, while watching Tsumiki go moe on them! I also got into the strange habit of saying cat like things; I have the strange urge to do so. But yes if you want me to get right into the point than yes, yes I 100% did enjoy watching this anime, so much that I want to dance happily in my own little world where my crush will someday pat me in the head lovingly and feed me a spoonful of food. My gosh, I’m sure every girl wants their crush to do that to them! Don’t worry ladies, I’m sure someday your prince will come.
Lucky star + Romance = Acchi Kocchi
Both series have the same style of history, a simple slice of life of some gakusei. The great diference on both are the main male characters, wich Lucky Star doesnt have.
If you liked one of theese you'll like other one too ! Almost the same sense of humor and simillar characters makes that in both shows you have almost the same feeling.
-Both contains School Life/ Slice of Life/Romance and is centered around comedy.
-Both animes are compiled of short stories, and are full 30 minute episodes.
Both the characters and the comedy is alike it's also the same kind laid back atmosphere.
It's also based and the school life of a close group of students who seem to care allot about each other.
The characters are similar...(ex..Miniwa, Tsumiki looks like Izumi, Konata) theare both enjoyable to watch..
They both have the same type of feel to the animes. however lucky star is more about just the life of 4 girls when acchi kocchi is about a group of friends and one of the girls, Tsumiki is in love with another guy in there group, Io. So acchi kocchi has more romance in it. They are both must watch animes!
This anime is remembering me to Lucky Star ♥♥
Konata's appeareance + Kagami's character + unusual Nekomimi = Tsumiki
Just watch one episode and you'll feel like it's the same thing except for different characters.
I like to think of Acchi Kocchi as a more "themed" version of Lucky Star. They're both filled with the same super-moe, hyped up archetypes, and random skit (school life and other random activities) premise, but Acchi Kocchi has a much more vibrant style of animation with most of the randomness revolving around a sub-plot of romance. That being said, a lot of people will not enjoy either of these anime... You either love the Lucky Star/K-On slice of life genre or you don't. Personally, I found the "humour" in Acchi Kocchi to be more approachable than Lucky Star's, but I wouldn't consider either of these to be a full blown comedy series.
Same high school life, without the romance part. For me, konata and tsumiki look alike. Both have comedy part. Hime and Tsukusa is the same voice actress.
Similar art style and character types, both really cute!
-Art work is similar
-Main girl characters of LuckyStar and Acchi Kocchi are both short, long hair, reserved
Very similar characters (a few examples on this could be Hime from Acchi Kocchi and Tsukasa from Lucky Star or Konata from Lucky Star and Tsumiki from Acchi Kocchi), similar comedy. Lucky Star is pretty much Acchi Kocchi without the romance. The only difference is probably that Acchi Kocchi actually has a main male character, well, two, in it, while Lucky Star is just about all girls. Similar artwork.
Both shows are "moe blob" type shows with slice of life oriented comedy. The shows are based around the daily lives of the characters and interactions within the groups.
*both animes are cute, with moe characters
*both are funny comedies with a little bit slice of life
*both are about everyday life in high school
*in both characters doing similar things: eating, playing together, going to the festivals, etc.
*similar opening songs: singed by main seyuus
*similar characteristics of characters - they're cute, funny, intelligent,irritating or shy
*similar art: just cute
Both anime`s are eccentric and it has it`s moe elements and show`s cuteness...
Tsumiki has a resemblance to Konata from Lucky Star and Hime to Tsukasa from the same series in both appearance and personality.
The major difference is that Acchi Kocchi is focused on romance.
Genres for both anime: Comedy, School, Slice of Life etc.
If you liked Lucky Star you'll definitely like Acchi Kocchi :D
and if you're otaku you must watch these two animes ^^
-similar characters,specially the main character
-similar school of life/random episodes
-similar humor and crazy moments
Acchi Kocchi has romance in it
Acchi Kocchi is just Lucky Star with romance. The only real difference is that Acchi Kocchi has more male character while Lucky Star has more female characters.
-Both are Slice of Life
-Both are amusing comedies
-Both have the High School theme
-Tsukimi (Acchi Kocchi) reminds me of Konata (Lucky Star)
These two anime have similar art styles and characters, good humor, and are fun slice-of-life shows
Both are fun filled, full of comedy and daily lives of students. If you're looking for a laid back and enjoyable Anime like Lucky Star, give this a go.
Both have cute characters and very simple comedy
Slice of life comedies with an adorable vibe.
Both are moe anime and super cute at times.
If you're ever in need of an anime were essentially nothing happens but has a soft tone and awkward comedy, Both of these anime should be worth checking out. Both these anime are more of a soft comedy based around a group of friends. A Acchi Kocchi uses more backgrounds while GJ-bu is only based in the one room, They each ise a very limited number of characters. Each uses a skit based format with very enjoyable chemistry between the characters.
Both have soft but funny comedy. Vibrant colors. Great likable characters that are very different from each other. I find Acchi Kocchi to be a bit better, but GJ-bu is definitely worth watching.
-Both are slice-of-life comedies with hints of romance.
-Both have a similar set of characters.
-Both are very lighthearted without a singular "plot".
Both are very similar in such, because of the singular male lead, and the comedic, lighthearted feel to these romcom animes, both are very genuine and humorous to watch, and all characters are sweet and hillarious.
Both don't have much of an overall plot, but each episode has a plot.
Both are entertaining, cute, and funny.
Acchi Kocchi has adorable romance mixed in as well.
Opening Theme"Acchi de Kocchi de (あっちでこっちで)" by Acchi⇔Kocchi (あっち⇔こっち)
Ending Theme"Te wo Gyu Shite ne (手をギュしてね)" by Tsumiki Miniwa (Rumi Ookubo)
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