Working!! – impressions

May 24, 2010 at 7:57 am 8 comments

“Yama Yama Yama Yama Yama Yama Yama Yama Yama….”

After rapage comes the pain.

We all make mistakes. Initially I put Working!! aside as another harem slice of life series. Turns out I was wrong. Working!! is turning out to be one of the most enjoyable series out there currently.

This is worthy of being called a FALCON PUUUNCH!!!113I20one

Think K-On concept (slice of life/comedy/nothing happening), but translocate into a restaurant setting. Now add male characters and better comedy, and you get Working!! Our lead Takanashi is a self-stated “miniphile”, bordering on paedophile/lolicon/general freak. Some of the other very interesting characters include the small-statured senior Taneshima, the man-phobic Inami and the katana-wielding Todoroki.

Love of water fleas? Freak.

What makes Working!! so entertaining is its over-the-top characterisation. Everyone has some sort of retarded niche on them that makes them far from normal, and it’s very amusing to watch how everyone interacts. Every watcher slowly develops a liking for his/her favourite waiters/waitresses. However, I fear that the in-jokes that make up much of the comedy in Working!! do tend to get old.

The females in this show tend to be pretty hard-hitting...

And what does Working!! do to remedy this? For starters, we’re still being introduced to new characters e.g. ‘Yamada’ in episode 7, and next week we’ll be seeing Inami’s father. We also get small relationship developments between Satou and Todoroki, and maybe even Inami and Takanashi. Nothing like a bit of love to spice things up.


Animation is surprisingly not bad at all. I like the character design, and the various effects add to the humour e.g. chibi moments (yeah I like chibi, so stfu). Music is averagely average, though Working!! does have a suitably nice tune or two here and there.

"I never realised Working!! would be such a good watch!"

I’m glad I picked up Working!! instead of totally disregarding its presence. It’s more amusing than K-On!! in my humble opinion (don’t hang me please!) and it’ll remain in my watchlist definitely for the time being.

Oh My God - it's an army of CHIBI'S

OP: the happiest OP of the season by far. It’s also got a really happy tune to go alongside it.

ED: fairly average. Actually it’s a bit boring to be honest.

Suck on that.


Entry filed under: Anime.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Baka!  |  May 24, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I really enjoy Working, which is about everything BUT working! I like the humour a lot. Reminds me somewhat of K-On in that slice of life aspect but I reckon the humour is much better.

  • 2. Fabrice  |  May 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    So far i find this alright =/
    im only into it for the sisters XD ❤
    izumi if i remember, the novelist one. dam i love her!

  • 3. Topspin  |  May 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I’m in the same boat: it started off weak, but grew on me. It’s nothing special, but it’s helping me survive a season full of stale-feeling stuff that’s borderline at best (except FMA, which got back into it’s groove lately).

  • 4. ippius  |  May 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    ahhah the sisters are hilarious

  • 5. Baka!  |  May 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Izumi is by far the best sister. I love it how she writes “romance” novels.

  • 6. Valence  |  May 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Working > K-On

    K-On Fanbase > Working Fanbase


  • 7. ippius  |  May 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    u kno wat, i actually agree.

  • 8. Reltair  |  May 29, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Working!! and K-On!! each have their own different settings. Working!! has more comedy moments while K-On!! has more “moe” moments. 😀


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