ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka

ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka

ACCA takes place in a fictional country called “Dowa.” The story of the anime centered on Jean Otus, a vice deputy chief of the inspection agency of an organization called ACCA. This giant organization can be said as the ruler of the 13 states in Dowa. With his task to monitor the activities of ACCA across the nation, Jean often has business trip to every district and make sure everything is on check.

My interest in this anime began when I watched the trailer because I thought it was like a detective anime. Apparently, it’s not. However, I’m not disappointed because this anime has interesting theme and plot through the episodes.

One of the unique points of course is the country itself. Dowa has a king, yet there is ACCA that control the country, and then there are these 13 states with their own uniqueness. When I saw this anime, it reminds me of “Kino no Tabi.” This is because even if Jean is visiting the states for official business, we can see the differences of each state.

What I like from the story is also the plot twist inside. There are some secrets that is revealed along the way and the story becomes more interesting. I think that the story is also interesting because of Jean’s character. He is a sharp man and done everything right, yet he is ignorant about his personal life.

Unfortunately, the drawings of the characters are not really my favorite. Though actually I like the color palette used in this anime for both the characters and the background, so this matter doesn’t really bother me when I’m watching the anime. Another thing that isn’t really my favorite is the ending song. But I like the opening song a lot and in my opinion, they have good background music to support the story.

Overall, ACCA is a good anime. The story is enjoyable with its not-so-fast yet not-so-slow pace. To be noted is that this anime is more for you who want to just enjoy the story, not for someone who is looking for action anime with flashy scenes.

MyAnimeList rating: 7.77

Personal rating: 8.50

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Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

This anime tells us about a normal, clumsy girl with a name like a shrine, Fushimi Inari. Since she was a child, she always love the temple and care for other. However, her shyness makes her unable to get closer to her crush, Kouji Tanbabashi. One day, she got a help from the Deity in the temple to make her dream comes true after Inari helped the deity’s familiar. Since then, her life is changing.

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha only comes in 10 episodes with one episode OVA. Even though the story is predictable like a typical schoolgirl romance anime, I think that this anime is heart warming and enjoyable to watch. Inari herself is that typical girl who wants to chase her first love, with all the excitement and awkwardness that is relatable with most people in my opinion.

Apart from that, another problem that becomes the main focus in the story is whether a deity or God can get along with human. I think it is interesting to see how the deities are pictured in the anime, with their own plus and minus, making them are similar to human if we talk about the personality. However, of course if I have to choose then my favorite character of all will be Kon. So cute!

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Don’t expect much twists from a short anime because you won’t find it here also. The stories and characters are developing, but I must say once again, that they are predictable. Still, I won’t also say that the story is bad. It is good as it is.

Move to other elements, the graphic and music. Personally I like the graphic, though they are not the best and not as detail as we-know-who. It is like most anime you can find today with the pretty girls and cute expressions.

I think that the music really help a lot in building the atmosphere. With a touch of Japanese traditional music, the BGMs are relaxing when you listen to them. They also blend with the story. The opening song is not my favorite but Maaya Sakamoto’s song in the ending is really good.

Overall, I will recommend this anime when you just want to laid back and enjoy the pace. Besides, 10 episodes aren’t really that much.

MyAnimeList rating: 7.28

Personal rating: 8.00