I’m thinking of moving Akakiri up my list. Since I watched it, I’ve known something felt off to me but it was hard to pinpoint. I actually really like the animation style and find it quite charming. I love the homage to The Hidden Fortress with the two 3P0 and R2 esque peasant characters. I find Tsubaki and Misa to be really interesting characters with great designs and their story in the episode was great. It just feels like good story ideas were packed into too small a run time, and presented in a slightly confusing way. I’m not sure the pacing entirely worked for me either. But I’ll need to rewatch it.
I’ll maybe put it above Tatooine Rhapsody for now.