Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku | First Impressions: The happiest of characters.


Almost immediately you can tell that Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku was going to be one of those happy anime. Three episodes in and I think it’s safe to say that Akebi-chan, who if you haven’t already guessed is the main character of the anime is the happiest character I’ve ever seen. It’s almost infectious and I like it. When you have a character this jolly, open and inclusive, naturally this personality rubs off on other people. This is something we see take immediate effect. Anyone and everyone who comes in contact with Akebi have changed.

That being said, there hasn’t been anything about the anime that really knocked my socks off and that’s to be expected. Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku is purely a Slice of Life anime, so it’ll be interesting to see how well the anime does. Normally with most anime, they are at minimum two genres or more, however, Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku is the exception to that rule. This could mean a variety of things, the biggest thing for me is that it may be one of those anime where it’ll be hard to fill the twenty-minute episodes. There is only so much you can do in a school setting.

We now know that Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku lacks a story, but that’s okay. I didn’t start watching this anime because of the story, I wanted to watch this anime because of its art design. Which by in large is very different from what you see today. The irregular body shapes and features give me a more retro vibe, as though it’s an anime from an older time and I really like that. It’s unique in that respect because you’re watching an anime that looks very different from the other more ‘modern-looking anime. Something else I would like to mention is that there are several still shots throughout each episode that look absolutely stunning. The best way to describe it would be how in the older manga, you’d have a page or two where it’s a still image of a character. But that image is as detailed and as perfect as it can possibly be.

Do I expect anything out of Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku, no. I just want to enjoy a good Slice of Life and hopefully, this anime proves itself to be a good watch.