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
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka isn't a particularly standout anime among the bunch of new ones coming out this year, but it deserves a little more attention. Many compare this to K-on, and it's no surprise; they both have a large number of similarities, except for the most obvious one that K-on is set in a music club at a high school while Gochuumon is set in a cafe in a small village. But the characters are very similar. Anyway, on to the review.
There isn't really a whole lot of story in this series, as to be expected from a slice of life anime. Each episode is for the most part self-reliant, the story in each episode not connecting to the one from the previous episode; in short, there is no solid story that keeps this show going. It's rather just a show about five waitresses that work at three different cafes, and their misadventures as such. Yet Gochuumon is different from other slice of life comedy anime from start to finish. I've seen some of other recent slice of life comedy series, but honestly, they aren't that funny. Lately, this genre hasn't been received too well by anime viewers due to the decline in quality of recent slice of life shows, since they seem to be relying too much on moe over humor/quality. But Gochuumon actually provides pretty good humor and I found myself laughing in quite a few parts.
The art is very good. The style isn't too different from lots of moe anime, but it's well done. The colors are soft and nice to look at, and the animation quality is top-notch. I haven't detected any problems with anatomy or anything of the like, either, unless you count the fact that the teenagers in this show look like middle schoolers, but that too is common in moe style anime.
The opening and ending songs are very lively and appealing; aside from that the music in this series isn't anything out of this world, but it's good and helps add to the relaxed and sweet atmosphere. The voice-acting is very good; not much else to say on this subject.
The characters are for the most part your average slice of life cast, although the majority of them are developed rather well. In any case, there are some things in each character that helps them stand out from other slice of life anime characters, like Rize's obsession with guns and military combat, and Cocoa's apparent sister complex, but nothing extraordinary. There is also a talking animal companion that is normally seen on top of Chino's head, which is a fluffy little rabbit named Tippy whose real identity is, well, this could be a little spoiler for some so I won't say. This show also contains its shoujo-ai overtones; typical of this genre. It's pretty sweet, though.
I didn't expect to like this show too much. I really only started watching it because it looked cute and I was kind of bored. But it surprised me. It proved to be a very laid-back and funny show. This anime is a very good way to relax and just laugh. I honestly thought this show had a charm that lots of slice of life anime lately have been lacking. That's just me, though.
This is a very good slice of life comedy that I recommend to fans of the genre. Not much else to add. It's adorable, and has a cast of pretty good characters and great art on top of good humor and great voice-acting. read more
- 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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