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Manga: Acchi Kocchi
Acchi Kocchi (Place to Place) is a Seinen slice of life yonkoma manga that was adapted into a 13 episode anime series in April 2012.

The series centers around a group of five high school kids who live in an everyday life: the tsundere Tsumiki Miniwa, ditzy Hime Haruno, mad scientist Mayoi Katase, taciturn Io Otonashi and goofball Sakaki Inui. Each page and episode shows the characters' everyday life and activities, sometimes making things look real awesome, but the story's real focus is between Tsumiki and Io, our two main charcters of the series.

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Acchi Kocchi contains examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: In Chapter 4 of the manga, Tsumiki and Mayoi didn't know Io has a job in the Hatch Potch (the store where Sakaki, Hime, and Io works). In the anime, the arc was never used to explain how Io got his job.
  • The Ace: Tsumiki and Io.
  • A-Cup Angst: Tsumiki. Don't say anything about it. Sakaki and Mayoi learned this the hard way.
  • Action Girl: Tsumiki, as if it wasn't obvious already.
    • The only female lead who isn't one is Hime.
  • Adaptation Distillation: The anime is condensed into a 13-episode series. The manga is at least 30 chapters short.
  • Adorkable: Almost every character in the series has this vibe, but especially Tsumiki.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Io has a habit of petting Tsumiki whenever her head gets in range. One manga chapter reveals that most of the time he isn't even aware he's doing it.
  • Always Second Best: Sakaki's dynamic with Io. He's the only character who actively tries to one-up the resident Parody Stu and they're actually shown to be evenly matched whenever Sakaki isn't getting horribly maimed.
  • Amusing Injuries: Usually with Sakaki as the target but Mayoi and Io get their turns too.
  • Animal Motif: If it wasn't obvious enough, cats. Tsumiki spends half her screentime sprouting cat ears, Saki has nekomimi-shaped air vents, and Mayoi has a permanent cat smile.
  • Arc Welding: The anime tends to merge certain storylines together and condenses a few storylines that are usually related.
  • Art Evolution: The manga's artwork becomes progressively better in each chapter.
  • Badass Adorable/Cute Bruiser: Tsumiki.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Mayoi decided to run around scaring people in a bear costume, during the first segment of Episode 10.
  • Berserk Button: Hime doesn't like being teased about her weight. Just ask Sakaki (onion squirted in eyes) and Mayoi (launched out of the cabin door).
    • Mayoi also shares the same button as Hime as she assists Hime in spraying Sakaki in the eyes with onions. Also when she's apparently heavy when Tsumiki's light-weight literally lifts her off the ground.
    • Don't ever tease Tsumiki regarding Io. She's kick you into the sky, and look adorable doing it.
  • Birds of a Feather: Tsumiki with Io share calm, laid-back demeanor. On opposite site Sakaki and Mayoi are both hyperactive and like to tease others.
  • Blinding Bangs: Mayoi.
  • Brown Bag Mask: Sakaki sports one in Episode 10, to join a bear suit clad Mayoi in scaring Kikue-sensei.
  • Brick Joke: Tsumiki's use of her Superhuman strength and power, which ends in hilarious results.
  • Butt Monkey: Mayoi, Sakaki and Kyouya.
    • Iron Buttmonkey: Mayoi takes a frisbee to the neck and gets back up a few seconds later. Sakaki gets blasted by fireworks and shown later to be unharmed.
  • Call Back: During the Home Econs skit Mayoi learns that onion juice isn't good for eyes. Later during the Beach Episode she passes the knowledge on to Sakaki... the obvious way.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Tsumiki towards Io.
  • Cat Girl: Tsumiki often sprouts cat ears. Also Mayoi to a certain extent with her Cat Smile and -Nya.
  • Cat Smile: Mayoi's face has this perpetually.
  • Character Tics: Hime's nosebleeds, Tsumiki's emerging cat ears, and Io's pencil twirling.
    • Io's pencil twirling skills are so badass he can actually deflect snowballs with them.
  • Chaste Hero: Io, played completely straight.
  • Christmas Episode: Episode 10-B.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Tsumiki. Moreso in the manga.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Sakaki's thought process is rather strange. Mayoi has this in spades as well.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Io and Tsumiki to Sakaki and Mayoi respectively.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Io. Sakaki himself in the manga as well to an extent.
  • The Comically Serious: Io.
  • Cool Big Sis: Miiko, Sakaki's elder sister.
  • Covert Pervert: Given how often the girls are prone to nosebleeds. Highlighted in Episode 6-B, when all they can remember from the study meet is the scent of Io's shirt.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Mayoi in Chapter 9, lampshaded by Io.
  • Crush Blush/Luminescent Blush: Tsumiki, and Io on occasion.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Hime.
  • Cute Kitten: Plenty of them. Tsumiki is very close to be one as well.
    • She actually meows in Episode 7, when Io is blow drying her hair.
    • In Episode 8, she has so much feline vibe that the goldfish are scared of her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tsumiki on occasions.
  • The Ditz: Hime.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: All the voice actors (mostly the main characters) do the opening song. Rumi Ookubo does the ending song.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Tsumiki can occasionally display a rather poor grasp on her superhuman strength (compared to the other characters).
  • Engaging Conversation: Io's cooking in the Episode 3 elicits this reaction from the girls.
  • Epic Fail: Sakaki's attempt at the "longer your sparkler stays on, the more popular you are" game. His sparkler fell the moment he lit it.
  • Everyone Can See It: The main couple. In Chapter 44 of the manga, the characters try out a magazine compatibility test and learn the two are very compatible. Their reaction basically amounts to "Well, duh."
  • Expy:
  • Eye Scream: Played for Laughs twice, with Kana to Mayoi by accident by spraying her eyes with onions, and Mayoi and Hime spraying Sakaki's eyes when he remarks that girls do not like the sound trains make while driving on the railroad.
  • Failures on Ice: Mayoi made two of the biggest Epic Fails in Episode 13: landing on her face, and elbowing Sakaki by accident.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: But not Mayoi.
  • Festival Episode: Episode 8-B.
  • First Name Basis: Tsumiki to Io and vice versa. And without honorifics, at that!
  • Flat Character: All of them. Nearly all of the gags play off their exaggerated personalities and traits.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Io, especially to cats.
  • Furo Scene: Averted. In Episode 7, Sakaki considers peeking at the girls bathing; lampshading it with his reasoning being it often happens in media. Io strongly advises against it.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Mayoi.
  • Gamer Chick: Tsumiki and Mayoi.
  • Gecko Ending: Due to the manga still going on at this point, and anime has ended with 12 episodes.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: Tsumiki has these pop up (with Hime as her Angel and Mayoi as her Devil) when debating whether to go through Io's stuff.
  • Gratuitous English: Mayoi's Snowball Bazooka delivers status messages and prompts in English. Her speech pattern is full of it as well.
  • Groin Attack: By accident from Mayoi to Sakaki on Chapter 30.
  • Hammer Space: Mayoi somehow takes a lifebuoy out from her overalls in the cabin episode. For some reason.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Io is a rare male example.
  • Hidden Buxom: Mayoi.
  • High-Pressure Blood/Bloody Hilarious: Played for Laughs with Tsumiki and Hime. Hime is the QUEEN of this trope.
  • Honest Axe: Io tries this with Sakaki, but fails when the real one shows up.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Io and Tsumiki.
    • Sakaki and Mayoi as well. Guys generally seem to be tall and lanky in this anime while girls of the same age tend to be petite.
  • I Ate WHAT?: Io and Sakaki do not react well to learning that the chocolate Mayoi gave them contained frog meat.
  • Idiot Hair: Tsumiki and Io.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Io, especially the Cabin episode when he uses sticks to catch fish, thinking it's impossible. Cue the fishes floating dead in the water.
    • Taken Up to Eleven later on, where he repeatedly snipes mosquitoes with toothpicks.
  • Lethal Chef: Mayoi. Thankfully, no one tried her... whatever the hell it is that she made out of raw eggs in the cooking episode.
  • Imagination Spots: Each character has one, but Tsumiki's always has to do with Io.
  • Lap Pillow: Tsumiki provides one for a snoozing Io in Episode 7.
  • Large Ham: Mayoi and Sakaki.
  • Like Brother and Sister: How Io views Miiko.
  • Mad Scientist: Mayoi, in spades. She even does an Evil Laugh when she was making her chocolate in the secondary Valentine's Day episode.
  • Made of Iron: Kana plows through the wooden trap made by Mayoi. Poor Hime isn't.
  • Maybe Ever After: At this time, the anime's ending doesn't exactly resolve the question of Io and Tsumiki's relationship. The manga may have.
    • On the other hand, the anime consistently portrays Io being closer to Tsumiki (they end most episodes alone with each other, for one thing) than the other girls and the general absence of Character Development means that no one else gets closer to him.
  • Megane: Io. Specifically Stoic Spectacles.
  • Moment Killer: Cue Mood Whiplash below when Tsumiki has her moments with Io.
  • Mood Whiplash: Whenever Tsumiki's at the moment, she often goes berserk. The other characters especially does this when Tsumiki's at her moments with Io.
    • Episode 13-A and Chapter 19 involve a sad moment when Tsumiki fails to give Io her chocolate when it's raining, but heartwarmingly, he accepts it anyway. Then he rubs her face mainly for her to not get sick (in the case in the manga, it happened once). Cue Nosebleed.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Air hockey, snowball fights, kick the can, volleyball. Pretty much any game they play.
  • Nosebleed: Hime in particular.
    • Tsumiki's also up there. Often, whenever Io does something, it becomes a double knock-out with the two girls face-down in a pool of their own blood.
    • Taken Up to Eleven at the end of Episode 4 where Io causes all the girls in his classroom (sans Mayoi) to go down via nosebleed.
  • Not So Above It All: Io will frequently get caught up in whatever competition Sakaki starts, assuming they aren't on the same side.
  • Oblivious to Love: Io. More emphasized, even Chapter 4 when he doesn't know what Miiko (Sakaki's older sister) is talking about when she specifically says being an "Ally to a maiden in love".
    • Finally seems to have caught on, during the end of Episode 11.
    • Kyouya has as much as a poor grasp to romance as Io, but unlike Io, Kyouya apparently does not know the meaning to give gifts to others as opposed to Io. Which is ironic actually. Also lampshaded by Kyouya regarding the subject.
  • Odango: Mayoi.
  • Oh, Crap: Several things will happen if you tease Tsumiki, or if you unintentionally piss her off, to the point she'll break something in half. Literally.
  • Overly Long Gag: The girls' nosebleeds. Particularly in the episodes/chapters involving Tsumiki waking Io up... by nosebleed.
  • Parody Stu: Io's particular character trait is being irresistible to girls (and clueless about it) and incredibly competent in everything the cast has to do (except technology which is Mayoi's field) but it's usually (and effectively) Played for Laughs against Sakaki failing miserably.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Don't let Tsumiki's height fool you.
  • Pun: Many of the jokes in both versions utilize Japanese wordplay, a staple of the 4koma genre.
  • The Quiet One: Tsumiki.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Tsumiki.
  • Red String of Fate: Io and Tsumiki in the ending theme. Symbolized by a red scarf.
  • Roboteching: Sakaki proves to be a firework magnet.
  • School Festival: Episode 9.
  • Sexy Santa Suit: The ladies sure didn't mind Io in a Santa suit, during Episode 10.
  • Shipper on Deck: Everyone (including Miiko) towards Tsumiki and Io.
  • Ship Tease: Mayoi does this to Tsumiki all the time. Sakaki does this sometimes as well with Mayoi. Go too far, you know what happens next.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Tsumiki pulled a parrying move against Xia-Li's Super Move, then finished it off with a Shun Goku Satsu Super Move.
      • This is also a shout-out to Daigo Umehara's comeback victory against Justin Wong in EVO 2004.
    • Mayoi's snowball launcher is also one, with its voice and her use of "Zenryoku zenkai!". It's quoted again in Episode 5.
    • In Episode 5/Chapter 29, Mayoi talks about 300 Spartans who dines in hell (complete with their battlecry).
    • Sakaki refer to the frogs in the school pool as "Sergeants" during Episode 6.
    • He does it again in Episode 12 when he tells Mayoi he'll draw eyes on her buns and call her Sergeant if she put frog in her chocolates again.
    • Episode 8 has a bike flying against the moon, along with speaking about aliens.
    • After neko Tsumiki "defeats" Mayomancer (Mayoi as a witch in a shared dream), a victory fanfare suspiciously sounds like the one from Final Fantasy.
    • Chapter 41 has a snake hiding inside a cardboard box, Mayoi saying "Search and Destroy", and Sakaki saying "Shall I turn you into a doll?"
  • Single-Target Sexuality: ...Take a wild guess.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Mayoi is always on the receiving end of bad things.
  • Slice of Life
  • Shrinking Violet: Hime, but not painfully shy, but more into not get into situations her friends put her through.
  • Source Music: In Episode 8 of the anime Io plays the soundtrack for one scene transition on a keyboard while falling asleep.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Io could deflect snowballs by twirling chopsticks.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Mayoi correctly guesses this when Tsumiki's Contrived Coincidences was systematic to meet with Io. She wasn't far off.
  • Super Strength: Tsumiki, in Episode 3, is able to lift an enormous snowball, and throw it at least several feet into the air.
  • Touch of Death: Despite Sakaki's Iron Butt Monkey status Io can disable him with a light tap. However, this may be due to Minor Injury Overreaction by the former.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The characters tend to discuss a lot the fact that Hime (whose name means "princess") is very feminine and acts cutely, while Mayoi is the exact opposite.
  • Tsundere: Tsumiki, who's both types in general and gets lampshaded when she utters a stereotypical line of the archetype in Episode 1 of the anime. It's even flat-out stated in the manga. In addition, Tsumiki becomes Type A whenever being teased by Io or embarassed.
    • Even Kyouya has his tsundere moment in Episode 12.
  • Unwanted Harem: Io, however since he's completely Oblivious to Love in this regard, he wouldn't notice. And Tsumiki goes Clingy Jealous Girl mode when girls are thinking about him, touching him, or considering going out with him.
  • When He Smiles: Io, and it's near deadly to Tsumiki and Hime.
    • Not even Mayoi is immune. Io's caring smile and occasional charming words basically mean he has a blast radius of female Nosebleeds.
  • Verbal Tic: Interestingly used. Tsumiki has a recurring cat motif but hardly ever uses cat onomatopoeia when it's not being invoked. Mayoi on the other hand tends to throw a 'Nya' into every other sentence.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Io, of all people, did this to Mayoi, when she got distracted by video games during their study session in Io's room. Io is shown to be clearly irked afterwards.
    • He also pinches Mayoi's cheeks in irritation when she admits that she was not able to bring her notes.
    • Though it's justified in the fact that the whole idea to have a study session in Io's room was all Mayoi's idea.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Let's check:
    • Tsumiki: Literally blue.
    • Hime: Brown.
    • Mayoi: Orange.
    • Sakaki and Miiko: Blond.
    • Kana: Green.
    • Saki: Blond.
    • Kikue-sensei: Greyish-light-blue hair.

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