Anime Spotlight - ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (Updated)

by ANN Staff,

On air starting January 10, 2017

Key Staff

Director: Shingo Natsume
Series Structure: Tomohiro Suzuki
Original creator: Natsume Ono








Story

ACCA is a massive organization, created to safeguard peace for the citizens of the thirteen autonomous districts that comprise Dōwā Kingdom. Jean Otus works for the ACCA Headquarters Inspection Department. Tasked with conducting compliance audits of each district's ACCA branch offices, Jean also has the moniker of “Jean the Cigarette Peddler.” After nearly a century of peace, the audits have largely become a formality—or so everyone thinks. Carefree Jean may puff away on his cigarettes and enjoy break time at the office, but he is being watched. Amidst rumors of unrest, Jean is slowly drawn into a vast web of intrigue. Watch his story unfold, as the lives and schemes of the numerous devious characters, which populate ACCA, intersect.

Jean's Work

The Inspection Department manages the data from each district branch, the operational and incident logs sent by branch staff. Jean is mainly responsible for visiting each district branch and conducting ad hoc audits.

Characters

Jean Otus (Voice: Hiro Shimono)

Deputy Chief, ACCA Headquarters Inspection Department

Nicknamed “Jean the Cigarette Peddler.” Likes sandwich bread and strawberries.

Nino (Voice: Kenjiro Tsuda)

Jean's Friend

A freelance journalist. Likes chocolates and riding his motorcycle.

Lotta (Voice: Aoi Yūki)

Jean's Sibling

Sensible and a good cook. Loves sweets made from wheat flour.

 

ACCA Headquarters
Grossular (Voice: Junichi Suwabe)

Five Chief Officers

From Rokkusu District.

Lilium (Voice: Koji Yusa)

Five Chief Officers

From Furawau District.

Spade (Voice: Toru Okawa)

Five Chief Officers

From Yakkara District.

Pastis (Voice: Hikaru Midorikawa)

Five Chief Officers

From Suitsu District.

Pine (Voice: Hiroki Yasumoto)

Five Chief Officers

From Jumōku District.

Mauve (Voice: Atsuko Tanaka)

Director-General

Leads ACCA, under the supervision of the Five Chief Officers.

Pochard (Voice: Hiroki Gotou)

Deputy Director-General, ACCA Headquarters

Likes attending the opera.

 

ACCA Bādon Branch
Rail (Voice: Taku Yashiro)

A rookie constable in the police department. Dislikes elites working at headquarters.

 

Dōwā Royal Family
Schwan (Voice: Mamoru Miyano)

Sole heir to the throne. Dislikes ACCA.

Magie (Voice: Yūto Uemura)

A competent Imperial guard and Schwan's aide.

Falke II (Voice: Ryusei Nakao)

Fourth monarch of Dōwā Kingdom.

Qualm (Voice: Unshō Ishizuka)

President of the Privy Council

Advisor to the king.

 

ACCA Headquarters Inspection Department
Owl (Voice: Youji Ueda)

Chief

Gets motion sickness. Has Jean handle all of the audits.

Knot (Voice: Tomoaki Maeno)

Gentle and kind. Father of three.

Atri (Voice: Megumi Satou)

Loves break time.

Moz (Voice: Mei)

Keeps a strict schedule when it comes to break time.

Keli (Voice: Natsue Sasamoto)

Leads the way when it comes to break time.

World

Dōwā Kingdom is comprised of thirteen districts that have been granted autonomy. Each district has developed a unique culture. Approximately a century ago, the current system was established after a coup d'état occurred during the previous king's rule. In order to achieve a peaceful resolution, he granted autonomy to each district. Each district has an ACCA branch office to support its residents.

13 Districts: Bādon, Birra, Kororē, Dōwā, Suitsu, Jumōku, Yakkara, Pranetta, Furawau, Hare, Rokkusu, Fāmasu, Peshi


Fāmasu District

A vast, agricultural district. Branch staff may help with the harvest.

Bādon District

Contains the capital of Dōwā Kingdom. The Bādon branch, adjacent to ACCA headquarters, issues white uniforms.

Jumōku District

Residents are of an average height of 215 centimeters. Everything is large in size, including agricultural produce.

What is ACCA?

A massive umbrella organization, under which agencies such as the police, fire, and medical departments reside. Established when autonomy was granted to each district, to serve as a standalone civilian organization, independent of the state. Each branch office operates autonomously under the oversight of ACCA headquarters. The organization was named after a bird symbolizing peace, which has gone extinct.

ACCA headquarters employs many elites. The Inspection Department is also located at headquarters. .

ACCA Trivia

Who is Mr. ACCA?

The official mascot of ACCA. Works hard to teach everyone about ACCA.

Each branch office has its signature uniform!

Each branch uniform is unique, having been designed to reflect each individual district's culture and climate. The coldest district, Birra, has a uniform that is very warm!


Birra's Uniform compared to Suitsu's

Cigarettes are expensive luxury goods!

For some reason, cigarettes are considered an extreme luxury in Dōwā Kingdom. Due to the high taxes, civilians rarely get their hands on cigarettes. As for how Jean is able to smoke cigarettes—his moniker provides a hint!

Break time is indispensable!

All Dōwā citizens love break-time snacks. They enjoy many different kinds of dessert breads. At the Inspection Department, break time is scheduled every day for 10 AM and 3 PM sharp!

Trailer





Cast

Jean Otus
Hiro Shimono
Nino
Kenjiro Tsuda
Lotta
Aoi Yūki
Grossular
Junichi Suwabe
Lilium
Koji Yusa
Spade
Toru Okawa
Pastis
Hikaru Midorikawa
Pine
Hiroki Yasumoto
Mauve
Atsuko Tanaka
Pochard
Hiroki Goto
Owl
Youji Ueda
Knot
Tomoaki Maeno
Rail
Taku Yashiro
Schwan
Mamoru Miyano
Magie
Yūto Uemura
Falke Ⅱ
Ryusei Nakao
Qualm
Unshō Ishizuka

Staff

Original Author:
"Natsume Ono (Comic Serialized in BIG GANGAN Published by SQUARE ENIX)"
Director:
Shingo Natsume
Series Structure:
Tomohiro Suzuki
Character Design:
Norifumi Kugai
Chief Animation Director:
Gosei Oda / Kanako Yoshida
Costume Design:
Shun Enokido
Accessory Design:
Kai Igarashi
Art Director:
Seiko Yoshioka
Color Design:
Satoshi Hashimoto
Composite Director:
Akane Fushihara
3D Director:
Shuhei Yabuta
Editor:
Kashiko Kimura
Sound Director:
Shoji Hata
Music:
Ryo Takahashi
Animation Production:
MADHOUSE

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