For a series, when the hurdle to clear is “just be cute,” all you need to do is sit down and not think about it. ABCiee Working Diary was twelve episodes long at two minutes a pop and clearly intended for younger audiences. There was no way in hell I was going to take this show seriously.
So why bother watching it at all?
I’m honestly not sure? This series was there, it was quick, and it made for a nice break from setting aside a few hours to watch a full-length anime. For better or worse, it didn’t matter. Before I would know it, this show would be over.
With that said, remember, this is NOT a review post. The following are simply my impressions of ABCiee Working Diary.
I’ve been snobby in reviews before; I’ll freely admit to that. However, when a show like ABCiee Working Diary comes along and has ratings like you see below (as of May 2021), you have to wonder:
- IMDB – 4.6/10
- MyAnimeNetwork – 5.53/10
What are people being so critical over? This is why Anime Hajime doesn’t have a rating system; a show shouldn’t be defined by a numeric value. Ask yourself, would you watch this series if all you knew was what it got out of ten?
Sure, on a technical level, ABCiee Working Diary was a barebones as you can get. But if anyone was expecting anything more, I want to live in their world of unfiltered optimism.
Of course, we need to be careful we don’t tumble into the other side of this spectrum. This show was not some hidden gem. I guarantee I will forget about it quite soon; it doesn’t have an ounce of staying power.
Still, I do think a second season is exceedingly likely, and I’ll be happy to return to this show if I end up being right.
ABCiee Working Diary was cute; it’s as simple as that.
I’m not sure what sort of animal the titular Abciee is supposed to be, but if there were a stuffed toy version of him, I’d buy one. Sure, I say that because:
- I think Abciee is legitimately adorable.
- Abciee is voiced by one of my favorite actresses, Aoi Yuki (Youjo Senki’s Tanya Degurechaff, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica’s Madoka Kaname, and One Punch Man’s Tatsumaki).
However, I also liked Abciee as a character. Most of the complications he ran into were as bad as they were thanks to a combination of his inexperience and dizziness. Abciee often overthought problems, he sometimes chose not to follow instructions, and his gung-ho spirit was sometimes a little too enthusiastic.
This series was well-worth the less-than-thirty minutes it took to watch it.
ABCiee Working Diary was silly, goofy, and satisfyingly enjoyable.
It was strange; I was surprised by how low I felt when this show reached its end. I can go the rest of my life without another installment, but at the moment, it would have been nice to have just a little more.
Here’s hoping that “To Be Continued” mark in episode twelve turns out to be a promise.
I get why people might want to overlook these short little series. There is usually not too much to them, and even the best tend to fade into obscurity.
Still, these types of shows are fun every once in a while.
ABCiee Working Diary was a charming little break in an otherwise very busy schedule.
But these were just my thoughts. What are yours? Have you seen this series? What were your impressions of ABCiee Working Diary? Leave a comment down below because I would love to hear what you have to say.
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