457th G-View: Akebi’s Sailor Uniform

One word best describes this particular Girls Club show, “elegant”. The intrigued may find out what I mean as we take a look at Akebi’s Sailor Uniform.

Akebi's Sailor Uniform

Alternate Title: Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku (Japanese)

Genres: Comedy, School Life, Slice of Life, Yuri

Number of Episodes: 12

G-Rating: 10/10

Plot Summary: Komichi Akebi is starting junior high at the prestigious Rōbai Academy in the countryside. It’s been her dream to wear a sailor-style school uniform and tomorrow her dream will come true. Thus began the story of Komichi’s life in Class 1-3 and her many cute and pretty classmates.

Komichi sparkly eyesBefore we get to what I referred to in the introduction an explanation of the title. In short the reason Komichi wants to wear a sailor uniform so badly is not just because it looks cute, cool and pretty but what it represents both in its conception and what it means for Komichi herself. The gist of the main story is about Komichi’s quest to make as many friends as possible in her new school, specifically all her classmates in Room 1-3. She is a pure, kindhearted, talented and capable country girl. Once viewers come to understand who she is beyond her personality and her childhood it becomes clear why this quest means so much to her and why she gives it her all every single day.

Komichi shows off her flexibilityWhile Komichi is already a bundle of fun her classmates are equally fun and interesting such as Minoru Ohkuma. Even ones whose backgrounds are short and sweet such as the tall girl Hitomi Washio. Their activities are all standard schoolgirl/Girls’ Club series fare but like most lauded series of its ilk the best ones have simple setups with great to fantastic execution. Akebi has simple setups with fantastic execution.

Komichi photo 1Komichi photo 2This segues back to what I said in the introduction. The one word description of all things Akebi is “elegant”. The character designs? Elegant. Their mannerisms? Elegant. Komichi’s cute and silly expressions? Elegant. The soundtrack? Mostly classical music, thus elegant. The sexiness? Divisively elegant. See, unlike shows such as Bisque Doll (Pretty good show by the way) and World’s End Harem (Haven’t seen it but screen grabs were all I needed) the cultured content in Akebi ranges from simple or sensual show of skin to accentuate how beautiful most of the girls are to high quality art as if the girls are posing for fashion or gravure magazines. Usually it is to convey the aforementioned sexiness but at times there is good reason for it, such as Kei Tanigawa’s story.

Erika's raison d'etreThe Yuri? Naturally it too is “elegant”. While overall it is Komichi forming a stealth harem of all her classmates there is no question who is the undisputed #1. This one sentence by the second protagonist of the show, Erika Kizaki sums up her “raison d’etre”. Curious yuri fans watching this anime are recommended to engrave this thought of Erika’s into their souls during viewing. Remember what I said in the presentation about accentuating the girls’ beauty? That goes double for Erika’s “RDE”.

Kao's butterbur leaf umbrellaOne last thing. This is Komichi’s younger sister Kao. Nuff said.

Overall Akebi’s Sailor Uniform is a simple Girls’ Club show with fantastic execution. Komichi, her classmates/harem and the rest of the cast are all wonderful, each with neat backgrounds. The presentation is “elegant” in every single way, including the yuri. How viewers approach the sexiness depends on their tolerance of anime sexiness, as always. Recommended to most Girls Club aficionados.

Normally I would say “NEED SEASON 2 YESTERDAY!” but even if we do not get one what was featured here far surpassed my expectations.

PS: The season finale is AMAZING!

About OG-Man

Yuri and Slice of Life are my anime passion.
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16 Responses to 457th G-View: Akebi’s Sailor Uniform

  1. tbiscut74 says:

    This show is great! So, So very pretty to look at. And all the girls are wonderful!

    I’m watching the Dub so I’m only on episode 9, and its all been great so far!

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  2. This show was a real treat and literal art in motion. Every episode was beautiful and an absolute joy to watch. Elegant is a great one word description for this show. Definitely one of the best this Winter 2022 Season. S2 would be welcome, but I am also quite content with what we got here. Erika is divine, Komichi is delightful, Kao is adorable and Hitomi is so cool! All the other girls as well were simply awesome as well. God stuff all around.

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  3. Alexis says:

    Hola Sr. OG
    Aunque no comenté nada en esta temporada, estuve al pendiente de sus publicaciones de esta serie en particular. Me gustó y no hay gran queja. La pareja simpre misteriosa (Hitomi y Yasuko) juto con Riri llamaron mi atención.

    Para que Akebi-chan haya sido la competencia principal de sono bisque doll wa koi wo suru habla bien del nivel de animación e historia. También me gustó Marin, sobre todo cuando usó el cosplay de Black Lobelia, Marín también es simpática.

    La próxima temporada va a estar buenisima, Spy x family pero sobre todo Love Live son mis series muy esperadas, My God, este si va a ser el año de Love Live.

    GALAXY!!!!!!

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    • OG-Man says:

      Ninguna sorpresa porque ellas tres son las mas “sekshy” y se que usted gusta personajes sekshy.

      Komichi y Marin sin duda son las MVPs de la temporada. Tal vez haya una mas pero pronto veremos.

      Doble dosis de Love Live uno tras otro! Cheverisimo!

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  4. Kotori_Sonoda says:

    Sometimes you come a cross a show you don’t expect to be really really good.
    This season, its definitely Akebi’s sailor uniform.
    Komichi bringing sunshine into her classmates’ life was so good to watch. The animation is also stunningly good, and consistently so throughout the anime’s run!

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  5. chikorita157 says:

    I have to admit that this show was the biggest surprise of the season given how good and pretty the art style. I agree that the characters are very enjoyable, although I kind of wish they gave more character development to Hotaru given how smol and adorable she is. Still, Komichi and Erika is a very good pairing.

    Still, hopefully the manga will receive a localization and maybe a second season, if it really happens.

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    • OG-Man says:

      As I said some characters got simple character descriptions or development. Hotaru’s is the classic “I struggle because I’m short”. Maybe she had more to tell but that’s what we got here. It’s fine and had a nice resolution near the end.

      Yes to both.

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  6. Nick says:

    Elegant sums up this anime perfectly. Characters, animation, music, it was such a treat to watch.

    Komichi is by far of the top characters of the season for me. Her quest to make friends with everyone in her class was a heartfelt and pure one. Every ep you could root for her as she learned about each of her classmates, what makes them tick, and how to help them overcome a challenge in their life. From small things to large things, Komichi really gave it her all each day and you could tell how passionate and sincere she was about it too.

    Erika is another stand out girl in this show, possibly even more so than Komichi herself. I didn’t think it would be possible to top her performance in ep 6, but man the finale really went all out and made clear just how good she it. I’m not joking at all when I said I went through all the emotions watching the first half of the final ep, I really was speechless. The two of them put on an amazing performance and one that I’m sure we’ll remember for a long time.

    The sexiness was done in a very tasteful, elegant, and sensual way too. This isn’t like Cloverworks other anime with Marin bouncing her chest in front of you wearing nothing but a skimpy flowery bikini (truly a blessed moment I must say), but more toned down and focused more on the finer details I felt. I loved the up close shots of characters eyes, hands, legs, feet, arms, nape, it was done in such a perfect way and it hit all the right notes. I don’t know, I can’t describe exactly what I want to say, but it was just all really well done.

    I’m in the same boat with you regarding a second season. I love this anime a lot and would love to see more, but at the same time I’m also very satisfied with how it all ended. I could easily walk away with this and be happy to have experienced it. I’ve just seen so many shows and movies ruined over the years because they didn’t know when to stop trying to continue it in some way. If the story allows for more to happen, then let it happen, if not then don’t force the issue. I’d be fine with a movie or something if they did want to do more, that’s a pretty safe bet.

    All in all I gotta say Akebi-chan is probably my anime of the season and early favorite for anime of the year too, if I still did that on my blog. It hit all the right points and then some and it was just such a beautiful anime to watch each week. Cloverworks did it, they really made Saturdays the best this past season.

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    • OG-Man says:

      A huge surprise this show was. Few non-manga readers expected to be blown away by it as much as many of us here were.

      Komichi is an excellent lead and harem protagonist. Pure, capable, graceful, charming and of course beautiful. Her quest was a noble one indeed.

      Erika’s the undisputed breakout star of the show becoming a yuri legend in the process. To me anyway. Like her the season finale is the stuff of legend. Like you said on Twitter, so many emotions watching it.

      Marin is one of the best anime gyaru ever created no doubt.

      No worries. You described the sexiness very well. The attention to detail without going over the top is commendable.

      Indeed. If we don’t get more it’s alright because this was already amazing. Of course I’d gleefully welcome more with open arms.

      One of the best this season and one of the best of the year.

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  7. JimJiminy02 says:

    I haven’t enjoyed a great anime like this in probably a year. This was such a wonderful show and kept my interest the entire time. It really helped reintroduce anime since I have been somewhat losing interest in it.

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  8. yurimylove says:

    hands down my favorite show this season, deserving the high honor of my personal “Anime Culture Award of Winter 2022”

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