ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka

Title:ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka
ACCA Jusan-ku Kansatsu-ka
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
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Notables: Animation - Madhouse
R1 License - FUNimation
Jean Otus is a crafty investigator in the Inspection Department of the Dowa Kingdom. The problem is, complete peace and stability, and a lack of known government mischief, has rendered his department superfluous and plans are that it will be dissolved. So, Jean must find some trouble to investigate.

12 episodes
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 7 6 7 7 7 8 Ggultra2764 [series:3299#1552]
ACCA focuses on the titular organization having control over the affairs of the 13 states of the Kingdom of Dowa, with the series prominently focused on second-in-command Jean Otus who travels to each of the states to check on matters in each one. The series is mostly a political thriller as Jean and the members of ACCA are investigating possible rumors of a planned coup d'etat against Dowa's pampered prince who is seen incompetent to lead the country in his sick father's place. The series offers some solid world building in exploring the cultural issues and large influence that ACCA has in maintaining the country's stability. In addition, ACCA offers up some surprising twists in its plot with the motives and manipulations played out by certain individuals and parties throughout the series in regards of usurping control over Dowa, as well as some background details on major characters.

The series does have its issues as the visuals for it are quite subpar and plot advancement's quite slow at points, leading the series to seemingly be using many mundane moments as padding to drag out the anime's run time. In addition, the show's mellow mood and focus on political intrigue may not be for everyone. Still if said political drama strikes your interest, ACCA is a solid title to recommend in spite of its faults.

Last updated Sunday, June 24 2018. Created Sunday, June 24 2018.
Unevaluated Stretch [series:3299#628]
(One episode watched):

The synopsis above makes this show sound much more organized and interesting than it really is. I was mystified by episode one of this show. Was it going to be a comedy? If so, where were the jokes? Would it be a drama? But where was the tension and excitement? Was I supposed to be excited by Jean's discovery of a minor government official who had accepted a bribe? The manner in which he uncovered the offense was simplistic and uninteresting, and there was never the slightest hint that any sort of violence might result. How in the world this sort of work will be made entertaining escapes me. Was this story interesting as a manga? I don't see how that could have been. The best description of Jean and a couple other characters that I can come up with is bureaucrats with an attitude. He just acts cool, but hasn't done anything to justify it (is smoking supposed to be considered cool as well?). In fact, he hasn't done enough for us to even know him--he remains a cardboard character. The show was painfully boring, and a mention that there might be a coup brewing in this seemingly peaceful nation didn't intrigue me much. At the end I still had only a vague idea of what the show would be about, but I was confident that whatever it was, I wouldn't care.

Last updated Sunday, January 15 2017. Created Sunday, January 15 2017.

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