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Servant x Service

Servant x Service

Alternative Titles

English: Servant x Service
Japanese: サーバント×サービス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 28914 users)
Ranked: #7582
Popularity: #638
Members: 54,516
Favorites: 198
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Synopsis

Anime about the staff of the health and welfare section of the ward office of a certain city. Newcomers Hasebe Yutaka, Yamagami, Miyoshi Saya, and their supervisor Ichimiya Taishi go through the everyday quirks of working at their office.

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jul 5, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Servant x Service

Characters & Voice Actors

Chihaya, Megumi
Chihaya, Megumi
Main
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki
Hasebe, Yutaka
Hasebe, Yutaka
Main
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Japanese
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Ichimiya, Taishi
Ichimiya, Taishi
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Miyoshi, Saya
Miyoshi, Saya
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai

Staff

Yamamoto, Yasutaka
Director, Episode Director
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Matsubayashi, Tadahito
Episode Director
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Episode Director, Storyboard



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May 15, 2014
smileyboyrocks
There is a recurring issue with many slice-of-life shows that predominantly feature comedy: a tendency to neglect clear development in the narrative. The result of this lack of plot progression is that the humour soon becomes repetitive and events that take place can become almost painfully predictable, particularly if this show focuses on a smaller cast of characters, or even a single character (yes WataMote, I am talking to you). Static characters and predictable gags are the bane of comedy, while surprise, suspense, anticipation and variation are the sugar that can make it oh-so-sweet.

Taking these factors into account, it is evident that Servant x Service read more
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Jul 11, 2014
SJboy25
Office comedies. Not very many people can think about this genre of comedy without thinking of heavy hitters like the two Offices (UK and US) and to a lesser extent, Parks and Recreation. Now, there seems to be a series that tries to take the office lives of Japanese civil servants and turn it into a comedy. Does it succeed? Let's find out.

Story: 7
The story of SxS is relatively episodic as it follows the various members of a staff of civil servants, as well as their crazy families and friends. Episodes range from a kidnapped boss to meeting the grandson of a talkative old read more
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Dec 23, 2013
modernjosei
This is an office comedy. It stars a small cast of young adults (Lucy, Hasebe, Chihaya, Miyoshi, and Ichimiya) all with their own unique quirks. There's a bit of romance, but mostly office antics that keep the story moving at a steady pace until the end of its 13 episode run. Think of it as Japan's answer to The Office of England and North America. There will be characters that you look forward to watching, and some that irk you every time they're on screen. And of course it wouldn't be Japanese without a talking animal, which comes in the form of a stuffed bunny read more
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Sep 26, 2013
Stark700
Working is no easy task. In fact, getting by every single day with a job is something we all want especially in today's world of recession. With the current economy era, it's best to work hard and keep up with your job hoping you don't hear the two forbidden words known as 'you're fired!' For three certain newcomers, they've become new employees at a Health and Welfare Department of a certain government office at a certain city in Hokkaido. In Servant x Service, we get to see an insight look on what it's like to work in such an environment and their daily lives.

The series read more
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Recommendations

Same mangaka, so the similarities are endless - humourous happenings between a bunch of quirky characters in a work-based setting.

If you liked one, you will like the other!
- Both are seinen comedies.
- Both are about a working staff: one at a city welfare department, other at a manga store.
- Both have a side-focus on romance which develops nicely.
- Both are quite refreshing.

If you liked Servant x Service, chances are you that you will like Denki-gai no Honya-san as well.
Don't let the titles fool you. Servant x Service and Hataraki Man can be misleading at first but comes handy dandy with its elements of surprise especially in the working field.

In both series, there's an office woman who works and puts a lot of her effort at what she does whether its' benefiting the company or the public as a whole. At the same time, they sometimes slack off during breaks and occasionally gets into situations involving the typical 'office romances'.

The working environment portrayed in these two series are somewhat realistic but contains a lighthearted tone fused with comedy. There's many cases in which we feel a bit sorry for some of the characters. For Lucy in Servant x Service, this could relate to her new adjustment involving her job. For Hiroko in Hataraki Man, it can be related to her habit of overworking.
Similarities:

Both involves people in everyday situations in their work place.

Both have the same comedy and slice of life genre.

Dissimilarities:

The characters in one anime are in their twenties, while the characters in the other anime are a combinations of mix ages.

One is set in a gov't office, while the other anime was set in a family restaurant.



Both are seinen with comedy and romance. Both criticize society. Each character has its unique characteristic and both have adult characters.
Its not exactly the same, but there are quite a few similarities. The dim witted main character and the humor are similar. Although, SxS contains less plot and is just like comedic mild office romance. The best part about the jokes are not when they happen, its the characters reactions.

Opening Theme

"May I Help You? (めいあいへるぷゆー?)" by Lucy Yamagami (Ai Kayano), Saya Miyoshi (Mai Nakahara), Megumi Chihaya (Aki Toyosaki)

Ending Theme

#1: "Hachimitsu Doki (ハチミツ時間)" by Lucy Yamagami (CV: Ai Kayano) (eps 1-4, BD 13)
#2: "Hachimitsu Doki (ハチミツ時間)" by Saya Miyoshi (CV: Mai Nakahara) (eps 5-8)
#3: "Hachimitsu Doki (ハチミツ時間)" by Megumi Chihaya (CV: Aki Toyosaki) (eps 9-12)

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