When Io’s sleeping on the job, it’s a strong indication of the episode’s direction.
This might be the case of weak start, strong end, but as a whole, there was something lackluster. The quality has dropped and it was pretty obvious in Part A. When there are rehashed scenes and plenty of still scenes, it’s difficult to sit through. Thankfully, Part B revived the Acchi Kocchi charms a little bit but I would still consider it subpar. That goldfish scooping scene was probably the most notable part of the episode. Io’s the reason why there aren’t any fish in the sea for the rest of us unfortunate dudes.
By now, Mayoi’s antics are starting to get old. Or annoying. Or anything negative. I mean, it’s hard to hate on an eyeless scientific-genius wannabe who has shown a lot of quirkiness but it’s been somewhat of a drag to watch her try to set the pace, at least on the girls’ side. I guess this is why she and Sakaki go through many similar ordeals (summer homework). Mayoi’s becoming unfunny, which is saddening because she used to be my favorite character up to this point.
I don’t mean to sound like a broken record week in and week out but Tsumiki’s pursuit of Io is fun to watch. The girl’s affection is showing more and thus, feeling much more vulnerable and getting into more vulnerable positions. It’s hard to ignore the episode’s static approach but Tsumiki’s delusions and Io swoons keep the entertainment value at a bearable level. I mean, really Tsumiki and Io are the only real reasons for Acchi Kocchi, right? Just imagine, a series with just the two of them on screen all the time. That’s a lot of nosebleeds.
GO Rating: 2.5/5
Shoot the one you love… if you can.