English: Is the order a rabbit?
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2014 to Jun 26, 2014
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisCocoa arrives at the cafe Rabbit House one day, excited for rabbits. She actually all but lives in that cafe. She meets lots of different girls there, including a tiny and cool girl named Chino, a tough and soldier-esque girl named Rize, a spacey and quintessentially Japanese girl named Chiyo, and the ordinary but dignified Sharo.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?
Characters & Voice Actors
Alongside the frequent harem and superpower shows, anime involving cute girls (generally of the loli variety) living their daily lives has become a common sight in the industry over recent years. If you have watched even one cute slice-of-life before, you already know what kind of anime Gochiusa is going to be. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Gochiusa finds a sort of equilibrium in its plainness. It is nothing that anime veterans and newcomers will find to be anything too special, but it is not as though every anime needs to be a life-changing experience. Something that merely allows you to relax and forget the troubles of the real world is also an equally valid (though perhaps less important) source of entertainment... especially when it contains cute girls.
The set-up can be explained in just a few words: "Girl starts working for café and makes new friends over time." There is no exposition, no infodump, no profound characterisation - it is simply a light-hearted story of a young group of girls living their daily lives and joking around along the way. I suppose the setting is a bit different from the norm (just how many high-school themed anime are there, anyway... ?) as it is focused almost entirely on the café itself, but it still follows the genre's trend of 'been there, done that'. That being said, if you enjoy the genre and don't mind feeling a bit of deja vu every now and then, Gochiusa can be a surprisingly pleasant experience.
Anyone looking for a cast of cute characters to fawn and giggle over will find just what they are looking for in Gochiusa. None of them are especially fleshed-out, but that's actually OK here. Gochiusa is not concerned with climaxes and drama. It is simply comprised of a few chapters in Cocoa's and Chino's daily life. Rather than focus entirely on creating sentimental value, it instead crafts a believable (somewhat- the talking rabbit is pretty weird!) world that the audience can identify with. There are no superheroes, no end-of-the-world scenarios. And that's fine.
The main cast comprises of Cocoa, the ditzy sort of protagonist found in nearly every slice-of-life show; Chino, an adorable, quiet girl that will get your heart pounding on more than a few occasions; Sharo, the timid worker of the rival café (who also wears a maid uniform!); Chiya, the ojou-sama and the sole source of reason in the story; and Rize, the most beautiful girl this world has ever known.
Rize is by far the most interesting character in the story. She is somewhat of a military otaku (ミリオタ), obsessed with guns, combat and all things violence. Her father brought her up in such an environment and consequently she does not have a great understanding of how 'normal' girls behave. The moments where Rize misunderstands completely ordinary things as something military-related are often hilarious, and the moments where she reveals her tender side, desperate for human attention, are unbearably cute. Her military background makes her a type of character that has not really been seen in slice-of-life anime, so her presence is very much appreciated. I am just not quite sure whether she looks better with her usual twintails or her hair down. Either way, her cuteness is probably enough to immediately send any human being into cardiac arrest.
The format of the show is structured similar to Aria the Animation and its sequels. There is a subtle Italian vibe to the setting and the episodes usually succeed in putting a smile on your face by the end. There are certainly episodes that are more exciting and more boring than others, though, and the blatant fanservice during the bathhouse episode is a bit on the pandering side. For a show so innocent and so heart-warming, close-up shots of the characters' ass and titties felt quite unnecessary. It didn't need to stoop itself down to that level. It could have done without.
And where was the episode focusing on Rize's father and home situation? I was waiting, waiting for it to happen and received nothing of the sort. It could have been a great source of comedy, a way to portray Rize's military obsession as something genuine rather than a simple joke. It's nothing so severe as to lower the quality of the anime, but it definitely feels like a missed opportunity.
Gochiusa impresses with its audio. Many of the tracks evoke a sort of carnival theme, while others (again similar to Aria) are simply quiet orchestral pieces existing to create a sense of peace and tranquillity. The opening theme is lively and catchy, so catchy that it is likely to stick in your head for some days afterwards. It's one of few anime that time the opening track with appropriate visuals, rather than just pan over the protagonist's face or him/her walking for half the sequence. Seriously, what's up with that?
The artwork on the other hand is about average. Gochiusa is not a high-budget project and it shows. It's never offensive to the eye but it is never quite pleasant either. Sometimes the anatomy can get a bit wonky or the faces static and lazily drawn, but these scenes don't occur with too much frequency. Gochiusa is usually capable of hiding its modest budget.
Gochiusa isn't the kind of show that I would hold in high regard critically, but it is what keeps me entertained with the medium during the slow times where there is nothing better to occupy myself with. With all the battle shounen and harem titles dominating each season, I would much rather relax and watch a group of cute girls sipping tea and having fun with their day-to-day lives. And therein lies the appeal of Gochiusa. It is not sophisticated entertainment, but it is fine entertainment nonetheless.
Just do be prepared for more of the same. There isn't much to set Gochiusa apart from its contenders aside from the fact that it has Rize-chan. Actually, doesn't she make the show an easy sell... ? read more
One of the spring 2014 animes that i was looking forward to every week and genuinely made me enjoy the slice of genre. People ask me to rate my favorite anime all the time and i tell them I cant. Each genre is different and has different aspects to them. Slice of life is one that stands out that people over look.
This anime on the outside looks like another moe and typical slice of life, but does a good job defining itself from the rest.
Overall - 9/10
The anime did well in every aspect, and entertained me through the entire anime. The story was nothing new, but the anime did a good job following up on it. The art was very good and did a good job on background, which was good to look at, and put detail in everything. The background music fit each situation and opening was very catchy and fit the anime well. Each character had a different and interesting personality that never made a bland moment in the anime and interaction between them was hilarious and made the anime better.
Story - 8/10
The story begins with Cocoa moving into a new town and living at a cafe meeting the people who work there and proceed to show their friendship build over time.
Art - 10/10
One of the best aspects of this show is art. It's for sure one of the best art i've seen in any anime. It may seem simple and childish for the ways the characters are drawn, but they're very clean and simple. The backgrounds were splendid and very pleasing to look at. The details on objects such as cups, and even the uniforms they had to wear were on spot. It maintains the same quality the entire anime and manages to keep the 'cute' sense the whole anime.
Sound - 9/10
The sound overall was really good and never did fail to support the situation at all. The opening is very catchy and led me to be excited to watch the episode. The background music was always nice to listen to and suited the events that happened in the anime well. The voice actors seemed to fit each character and did a good job portraying emotion and the personality of each character.
Character - 9/10
The characters were this anime were nothing disappointing and made the anime better. The personalities were all different and led to each episode with new interactions and comedy. The character develop in this anime is subtle, but over time you notice cocoa change, and everyone's friendship grow.
Cocoa - The main character of the anime, and a clumsy airhead. Her love for being a sister figure leads to hilarious scenes and interactions between chino.
Chino - The girl who always has Tippy on her, and is a quiet and mature for her age.
Rize - A girl who is very interested in the military. She carries around weapons and behaves different from the rest of them.
Sharo - A girl who puts on a "rich" facade which leads to comedic situations, but later gets found out. Her interactions with Rize are hilarious and always put a smile on my face. (Due to her crush for her)
Chiya - Shes cocoa's classmate and also runs a cafe. Her tendency to come up with over the top names for her menu items are always stellar and never fail me.
Enjoyment - 10/10
I enjoyed this anime through the start to end. The art was one of the things i looked forward to and never seemed to dip in quality. The opening and ending are very catchy, but still very enjoyable, while the background music is always suiting and never seemed off. Each character made for a different interaction and made funny situations to watch.
- Both are cute little slice of life anime.
- Both revolve around a MC who transfers to a new school in a different place.
- Both have shoujo ai undertones but nothing too big, just fanservice.
- Both have an Ayaya- I mean, similar looking characters
- The girls' personalities are similar yet different.
A treat esp. for the slice of life fans or "cute girls doing cute things' lovers.
They may be simple slice of life stories but the small yet adorable character cast will bring out the dynamics of both shows. In essence, both series follows episodic slice of life scenarios where everyday brings forth something new. The main girls share a special bond between one another, each with their own personalities. There's plenty of comedy present in both series with well similar artwork. If you're into a slice of life show with cute girls doing cute things that also highlights characters' interactions, then give both a try.
Cute girls doing cute things.
Really funny and sweet slice of life anime.
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? is so much like Kiniro Mosaic it's almost scary. The character designs are very similar, and several characters share the same personality, mainly Cocoa (Gochuumon) being a carbon copy of Shino and Rize being a more badass version of Ayaya. They both give off that fluffy atsmosphere with Kiniro doing a better job of it, but they're both still worth a watch if you're a slice-of-life fan.
Both are cute girls doing cute things anime
A few VA's voice characters in both anime
The OST of both anime are by the same composer
Both anime have a very similar vibe and feel to them
Both are just ridiculously cute to watch
I don't know at which point TragicRomance wrote that recommendation, but the yuri in both series is pretty heavy. The same level as the rest of Kirara manga. I'd never call it fanservice, definitely is not this. The yuri is an esential part of the characters in these series.
Both cute healing anime, similar cast of characters.
• Both are MOEE.
• Same vibe.
• All you can drool lolicons.
• Involves around cute gurls.
• Some are the same voice actors.
Both revolve around girls living their daily lifes where friendship is the only thing possible in a super duper all happy world - which is absolutely splendid.
You can't really have enough of those kind of anime, since they are both super relaxing and just fun to watch. You will most definitely leave every episode with a warm feeling in your heart.
As Kiniro Mosaic is about Shino's fandom about London or England in general in a realistic setting, Gochuumon Usagi goes with a setting reminiscent to the old days of England--in a fantasy-esque setting that is.
Both anime are slice-of-life with diabetes-inducing moeness, moe characters, and both having Risa Taneda voicing very similar characters: Ayaya (KiniroMosaic) and Rize (Gochuumon).
Both focus on a group of girls and their life together! while in K-On it's a band and in gochuumon its a café! Relaxing and cute!
Also, the protagonist in both anime are very similar!
If you enjoy one, you'll likely to enjoy the other!
Both are comedies with a group of cute girls doing cute things. Difference is that in K-On! they are in a band and in Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka they are waitress in a cafe.
- Cute girls that does anything fun or exciting everyday
- Main Characters almost similar but K-On!'s main characters has a more mature or serious feel than Gochuumon
- Makes you want to watch more
No one has done this yet? Really?
-both shows are about a group of girls doing random but cute stuff
-the atmosphere is light and fluffy
-both shows can give you moe-induced diabities
-cocoa/chino's "relationship" reminds me of yui/azusa's "relationship"
Opening Theme"Daydream café" by Petit Rabbit's (Ayane Sakura, Inori Minase, Risa Taneda, Satomi Sato, Maaya Uchida)
Ending Theme#1: "Poppin Jump♪ (ぽっぴんジャンプ♪)" by Chimame-tai (Inori Minase, Sora Tokui, Rie Murakawa) (eps 1-11)
#2: "Nichijou Decoration (日常デコレーション)" by Petit Rabbit's (Ayane Sakura, Inori Minase, Risa Taneda, Satomi Sato, Maaya Uchida) (ep 12)
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