Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku | Episode Review: You cannot help but feel happy.


It’s rare nowadays to encounter an anime where everything you experience is bright and uplifting. As I’m currently writing this immediately after watching episodes four, five and six. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku has definitely been one of those happier anime I’ve experienced. As someone who tends to watch anime that carry that happy and bright vibes I can definitely say that Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku is definitely up my alley and I’ve been enjoying it thusfar.

There are many things I’ve liked over the binged episodes. One of them being just how pretty the illustrations have been. You can tell that the studio went that extra step to make all these still images we see throughout the episodes stand out in every way imaginable.

Exhibit A.

Like you cannot sit here and not tell me that this image isn’t a pretty one. Personally, I think it looks amazing and it tells a wonderful story. Akebi’s presence in the anime is definitely a strong one, there is no doubting that. Her personality throughout this anime has always been bright, Akebi’s ability to make light of a situation is what stands out the most. I’ve loved all the colours and how warm everything feels. It has definitely been one of my favourites to watch as of late as well. However, at the end of the day, all this is coming from a biased person, so what I think about the anime will be different to what you guys think about it.

Now, let’s take a more objective approach. You can argue that there hasn’t really been a purpose to the anime because it’s simply the main character (Akebi) hanging out with all the friends she makes throughout the anime. You’d be right in that regard, episodes four, five and six were all about her hanging out and connecting with people she’s either met before, her friends, or those she’d like to be friends with. It then defaults on the usual slice of life vibes and in that respect, nothing notable happens. There were times throughout the episode where you felt like something more could be happening.

I will be the first to admit that the Slice of Life aspect of things isn’t as strong as it could be. There is room to improve for sure. Maybe we could have Akebi go on more adventures together or maybe have her experience something that changes the mood ever so slightly. I mean, having an always happy and bright character is fine, but there has to be some more, I guess, frustrating moments for them to experience. There’s only so much that can be accomplished through our characters chatting with one another. Furthermore, I feel like we know everything about Akebi already, we aren’t learning anything new about her or of the other characters. Have they all changed? Yeah, if you hang out with Akebi you’re bound to change. However, there’s a part of the me that thinks the character progression as a whole has taken a little dip.

Part of the fun about these Slice of Life anime is that you get to learn a little bit of the characters, even if there’s a lack of story. It’s that balancing act that every anime goes through and experiences. But I cannot hate on Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku all that much because after all, I enjoy the anime.