The romantic comedy follows the everyday life of an extremely tsundere (initially aloof and abrasive, but later kind-hearted) boy named Atsuhiro "Akkun" Kagari and his girlfriend Non "Nontan" Katagiri. Akkun's behavior is harsh toward Nontan with verbal abuse and neglect, but he actually is head-over-heels for her and habitually acts like a stalker by tailing her or eavesdropping. Nontan is oblivious to Akkun's stalker ways, and thinks his actions are cute.
Akkun to Kanojo episodes are only 3-4 minutes long, but even in such short time it manages to offer some heart-warming cuteness.
The series focuses around a male tsundere who appears to be tsundere only around his girlfriend. This creates silly comedic situations where he, for example, calls his gf cute, untill she reaches a certain range that triggers his inner tsundere. This leads to him acting the polar opposite, calling her ugly trash, sometimes ugly baka trash. The situation never ends with these insults, however, since it's made very clear that he is indeed very much in love with his gf.
The ideas for these
short sketches and rom-com situations are obviously cliche, but often not predictable at all. The jokes are being pushed onward. The scenes won't simply stop after one comedic resolution. This is seen already in episode one after our tsundere-bro ends up sniffing gf-chan's hairs. Followed by a scene where he calls his buddy for advice on how to capture the smell of her hairs. It's pretty darn cute and innocent. I also learnt 22nd day of every month is a couples day because two's are together. How educational.
The worst part of this show is the opening which is just hideous, and eats 1 minute of air time from each episode.The BGM is otherwise neat. Songs which sound like eastern snake charmer music really adds to the atmosphere. The audiovisual execution is pretty well put together otherwise. For example that scene where our tsundere turns red and starts blowing steam was made exponentially better by adding a steam engine's sound to it. Simply amazing decision there. Our tsundere-bro is also voiced by Suzuki Tatsuhisa who is insanely popular. Just by seeing his name you will know that this is not just a bad excuse for an anime.
Since the episodes are so short, it is easy to recommend this to just about anyone who tends to enjoy the cute and fluffy things. I dare to say this show can warm even the coldest of hearts.
A creepy boyfriend who acts very opposite to what he really feel and a not so dumb girl who understands his gesture. A tsundere guy is a common one but this guy here is truly entertaining. It's just a 10 episode anime with 3 and a half minutes per episode so it's kinda make me feel that this story is a waste, but wait? There really has no plot on this anime. If you want a light story that'll make you laugh, this one's best for you. It's purely comedy. You can just watch it if you want some sort of
stress reliever? The idiocy of the characters are out of the world, it's terrifying.
All of the characters are idiot, really. They're in their own world living and speaking what they want to. And that's why this anime turn out to be a really crazy one. There's really no character development but the creation of the characters themselves is cute and funny. I can't say it is not realistic 'cause I do think there are people like that. But the actions are too foolish it's unbelievable if you found someone like these characters.
SOUND AND ANIMATION: 9/10
The voices of the characters are just fine, except for the line delivery of the main character A-kun. The way he speak "Non-Tan" is too hilarious. For a guy like that, it is too cute. The animation of this anime is really great. That's one of the reasons why I find it a waste. The character with a blue hair is too cool he can be a protagonist of a decent anime. Hahaha. Other than that, the song is lively and catchy.
I enjoyed it. Big time. There's no episode where I don't laugh. The jokes and funny scenarios is too hooking for me. I love this type of anime so let me know if you have one. It just felt I'm watching a commercial since it's really short. But yeah, comedy wise, it's a big yes for me.
I want more of their stupidity. I also want the pair up of other characters. So I really am hoping for a continuation of this anime. It's not really a cliff hanging ending, I, myself, just want more of this anime. Just my selfish demand.
In these opening weeks of the Spring 2018 anime season, Steins;Gate 0 starts off as the by far highest rated anime, although Megalo Box is the new heavy hitter if we look past sequels. This and more in the opening edition of The Seasonal Quarterly.