Working!! – review

July 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm 5 comments

“Irasshaimase!”

WHAT?! OVER ALREADY?!

Okay this review is going to be shorter and much sweeter compared to my last two. For all you slice-of-life lovers out there, Working!! is a highly entertaining and humourous watch. In my humble opinion, this show has surpassed indeed surpassed K-On!! (yes, the second exclammation mark is deliberate) in terms of its fun and direction.

😀

I think the seiyuu’s deserve some praise. They’ve instilled much character and life to the various personalities we see in Working!!. A special mention needs to go to Asumi Kana who voiced Popura, and Kamiya Hiroshi who did a semi-evil Souma. Besides that, sound was very meh, except for the very catchy and upbeat OP tune Someone Else.

Please cut here!

Animation was fairly average. Although I dig those chibi moments, there were definitely some moments where characters were distorted. The backgrounds also generally lacked variety, and I often felt that we were looking at rooms rather than an actual restaurant itself.

CHIBI WAR!

The thing that obviously kept everyone watching was the range of characters (if you’ve read my previous 2 reviews, this should sound very familiar). Everyone has a favourite, and while I’m assuming Popura is number one class-favourite, I found Yamada a fantastic addition. Her deceptive little sister image is a bonus to each episode she’s in.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking...?

Of course everyone’s wondering what the hell they did Maya, her being introduced in the last episode. She’s like the total inverse of Nami (the VERY normal girl) from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Perhaps this is a sign that they’ll make a season 2. With such high DVD sales, it’s certainly a strong possibility.

Yes, yes you were.

If you’re looking for a ripping yarn, you’ve clearly come to the wrong place. As with many SoL series, Working!! pretty much lacks major plot. However there is notable romantic development slowly brewing between minicon Souta and Mahiru the man-fearer. This often leads to great comedic effect, whether it be the various beatings he receives, or the misunderstandings Souta’s sister receives.

There’s not really that much else to say, besides the fact that this series was far too short (hell, it’s as if I’ve been repeating myself in these three reviews). Working!! is an extremely fun ride, as long as all you want is good laughs with no thought-process involved at all.

Animation: 7.75/10

Sound: 8/10

Story: 7/10

Characters: 9.5/10

Enjoyment: 9.5/10

Overall: 8.35/10

2nd season! Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaselease!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Baka!  |  July 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I really enjoyed Working!! It was a really funny, easy to pick up Slice of Life anime series and I want a second season. The ending is so open it really does make us before for another season. And what was with Maya being introduced in the last ep?!

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    • 2. Myssa  |  July 3, 2010 at 2:09 am

      Why? Contrast of course (she’s ‘normal’, they’re not). Unfortunately for Maya, she’s just as loopy as the rest of the Wagnaria staff in her own way.

      4 and a half volumes down, and 4 more volumes of material left to mine. That’s a lot of chapters –compare that to K-On!!’s hilarious attempt at adaptation compression, where the latest volume is being extended to 26 episodes…

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  • 3. Valence  |  July 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    2nd season pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaselease!

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  • 4. Reltair  |  July 7, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I enjoy most slice of life anime, and this is no exception. C’mon 2nd season!

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    • 5. ippius  |  July 7, 2010 at 7:39 am

      yeah i wanna see more of maya

      Reply

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