Acchi Kocchi 04: “Oblivious.”

The scrolling lines of text at the bottom of the screen is the only thing that keeps me from staring

into
those
eyes

Those blue, blue eyes…

The things these kids do in their school life.

All I did in middle school/high school was congregate at internet cafés and play lousy first-person shooters all day.

To think that Japanese kids my age were engaging in high stakes, physically-intensive battles revolving around the displacement of an aluminium cylinder used to contain carbonated beverages.

Why couldn’t I have been so lucky?

Oh, anime. The last bastion of innocence and purity. Kids nowadays wouldn’t be going all roundabout over the objects of their affection, they’d be kissing by 14 and having sex at 15.

Who would’ve thought that the day would come when life imitates hentai more than it imitates anime ( ´_ゝ`)

I’d wish that Tsumiki would make a move on Io already, but that would mean many, many missed opportunities to provoke her like so.

Also, since they’re not in a relationship yet, I can keep hoping that they’ll get together. Whereas if they were already in a relationship, all I could do would to pray that they won’t break up.

Gosh this post is getting off to quite the depressing start.

Dat Nichijou influence.

Also I can’t help but start rooting for a Sakaki harem end. Tsumiki-Io is pretty much untouchable, but why can’t Sakaki get the rest of the girls? They seem enthusiastic enough~

Mayoi is the Kagaku Tsukuru of Acchi Kocchi, who was in turn the Tony Stark of R-15 (not like anyone watched that anime .__.)

Automatic snowball launchers, proximity detection bracelets, and rudimentary illusionary technology that could give the Impossible Missions Force a run for their money.

I’m surprised she hasn’t already invented her own suit of powered armour and flown off to fight politically-correct generic enemies.

A study in contrasts. Miniwa Tsumiki with her fixation on Otonashi Io, and Gasai Yuno with her fixation on Amano Yukiteru.

What contrasts, you ask. Why, the wildly differing hair colours, of course! What other contrasts could I be referring to? (゚∀゚)

I’m not even 10 minutes in and already I need to take a 15 minute break of working the punching bag.

Strangely enough the last time I’ve seen this sort of overpowering caramelization was the wink-wink-nudge Yuri of Saki, and the rape-until-you-love-me Yaoi of Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi.

Acchi Kocchi can’t be the first anime to depict a heterosexual relationship with the same cupcake sprinkles, but maybe I just haven’t seen enough heterosexual romance anime. Maybe that’s a good thing. My bruised heart can only take so much.

Dammit Io, I know you want to win the game, but you’re missing the forest for the trees, or whatever the hell that analogy is supposed to be.

You’re missing an awesomesauce mid-air crash-into-hello snatch-and-grab embrace-to-start-a-new-level-of-doki-doki-goodness for the stupid amusement of kicking a can.

Shee-it, I’ve have thought that the purpose of a full-contact physical game like that would be to encourage that new level of doki doki goodness. Otonashi Io playing hard to get like a 100% game completion achievement.

Most dramatic ending to a game of kick-the-can ever. I’m surprised AIC didn’t go for another fighting game shoutout and have Io perform a giant swing to lob Sakaki at the can, but it probably wasn’t in the source material.

But the worst part about part A is that they cut out the penalties entirely. Okay, so Io is sure to waste his penalty with Tsumiki, but I’d like to at least see Tsumiki’s imagination go into overdrive first.

See, this only works when it’s an adorable girl doing it. When a guy does it, no matter how hot or cute or non-physically-intimidating he looks, it’s just creepy.

Of all the people she had to invite as special guests, it had to be Sakaki and Io.

Okay, so everyone else is a non-character, but Sakaki and Io? ლ(ಠ__ಠლ)

Truly, Sakaki is a troll after my own heart.

But I’ll get the last laugh. I’ll use yandere lines on a girl, and get her to fall for me. Just you wait Sakaki, just you wait.

Tsumiki’s almost at Kousaka Kirino-levels of self-repression/denial/unconsciousness. I don’t think that last one was an actual word.

Imagine my rapidly derailed hype when I decided to give the power duo alliterative descriptors – Tsundere Tsumiki and Oblivious Otonashi – and realized the given name/family name mismatch.

Insensitive Io? Incognizant Io? This could be my magnum opus.

Somehow, it felt less like Sakaki was offering love advice, than he was offering himself as a boyfriend.

And suddenly I feel a great surge of pity for the dude.

Dammit Io, you’re making me want to use this screencap as my Facebook timeline cover image.

One more time, Io. As Echizen Ryōma would say, “Mada mada dane (´ー`)”

Disable the power inhibitors!

Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station ginga bishounen.

Hyper combo KO. This is why you should never let Otonashi Io on the airwaves.

It it does lead me to wonder: There might be some rabu-rabu young couple minding their own business in some corner of the school, maybe indulging in a little personal time – and there comes the voice of Otonashi Io, not unlike a resounding trumpet – and the next thing you know is that the girlfriend’s unconscious and the hapless young man’s sweet days of youth are ruined. Way to be a cockblocker, Io-san.

Also note that Mayoi is completely unaffected by Io. The plot thickens.

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9 Comments

  1. SQA
    Posted April 29, 2012 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    Johnny, how long did this take you to write? I’m amazed you got through it in one piece, and not giddy like a school girl.

    Or maybe I should ask how long it took to get the blood off your keyboard after the last line? :)

    • Posted April 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

      Took me about 2 hours or so. But that was because I had so many problems with the image uploading.

      But why would I want to get the blood off? It’s a badge of honour. Honour, I say! >:|

  2. razzler
    Posted April 30, 2012 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Johnny, I look forward to the days you actually use Io’s “words of wisdom” in your love life….or lack thereof.

  3. Fuzzy
    Posted April 30, 2012 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Mayoi has been tutoring Io in ladykilling-no-jitsu THE WHOLE TIME.

  4. Bob from Accounting
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    I think this is the final confirmation that Mayoi is not a human being. This does raise the question of what she might be, though. I agree, the plot does indeed thicken.

    • Posted May 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

      It’s got something to do with those spherical hair decorations. I just know it :>

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