Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 27, 2010
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisSet in a family restaurant in Hokkaido, the northern prefecture of Japan, 16-year-old high school student Souta Takanashi works part-time along with his strange co-workers: Popura Taneshima, a high school girl who's a year older than Souta, yet easily mistaken for an elementary/middle schooler, and Kyoko Shirafuji, the 28-year-old store manager who doesn't bother to do any work at all.
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Related AnimeAdaptation: Working!!
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With the coming of an Anime with just about no plot, one wonders how good something like Working!! can actually be. To my surprise, what was supposed to be a filler series to pass the time for me ended up being one of the most enjoyable of spring 2010.
There isnt much of a story really. Takanashi justs goes to work at a family restaurant full of weird and unique co-workers and takes it from there for the rest of the series. However even with the lack of a real story, Working!! makes up for easily with their characters. Even with the lack of plot, a handful of the characters were well done in the sense that they achieve what this anime was ment to do, to make us laugh. There were quite a bit of running gags, but still has more then enough to keep you watching.
For an anime with very minimal plot, it does a very outstanding job in entertaining its viewers and is definitely worth watching. read more
Part romance, part slapstick, part raunchy adult comedy – Working!! Is an anime about... well... working.
Unlike many other slice of life anime out there which is usually tends to take place in schools, the story of Working take place in a family restaurant called Wagnaria. The episodes are structured the same as most 4-koma adaptations, with a focus on quirky characters, well-timed gags, and a smidgen of relationship development to keep us invested, but what puts Working! in an upper tier is execution: plain and simple.
The best part of Working is far and away the terrific cast of characters. At first glance you have all the cliché mainstream characters: lolicon MC, the cool chef, his devilish assistant, the annoying manager, the optimism little cute waiter and androphobic (fear of man) partner. All of this is of course fairly common in anime, but what is unique is the amount of development and depth some of the characters receive. The character interactions are the driving force of the comedy, and the chemistry works so well because the characters themselves are not only consistent, but also evolve with time. I wouldn’t call the character development in this show significant, but Working! makes an extra effort that lesser shows disregard. The character’s quirks are explained. We’re given reasons for Todoroki’s katana and admiration for Kyouko, Takanashi’s penchant for small, cute objects and Inami’s androphobia, which tie into their pasts and their upbringings. The show doesn’t make a great ado about their backgrounds, but there’s enough there to at least lend to the illusion that we’re not just laughing at gags penned by a writer, but that we’re laughing both at and with a group of people with feelings, concerns and relationships.
Its production values leave me with nothing to complain about. While the animation may be up pretty standards, it's still as fluid and crisp as other A-1 pictures anime. Character art is pretty nice and stable with a design that is very memorable that you won’t mistake for one to another. Not only do they reference internet troll faces from time to time, but their facial expression along with a simple, "Hm!" say more than any line of dialogue ever could. Plus seeing them talk and seeing that many memorable expressions back to back in one or two minutes of animation is just kind of mindboggling. Some of anime's top seiyuus are among the cast, including Nakata Jouji (Kotomine Kirei) as Otoo and Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch) as Takanashi, Hiroshi Kamiya(Levi) as Souma Hiroomi, Hirohashi, Ryou (Kyou) as Aoi Yamada and Ono Daisuke (Sebastian) as Satou. You really cannot go wrong with this series. After watching a few episodes it may dawn on the viewer that the entire cast had just as much fun playing their roles as the audience has watching them, which is generally a good sign in comedy shows.
Things get a little strange when one considers the music as while the opening theme, "someone else" by Kana Asumi, Saki Fujita and Eri Kitamura is kind of generic and forgettable though, bu it's the ending theme that really takes the funny boat for a spin. The ED, "Heart no Edge ni Idomou by Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono and Hiroshi Kamiya is very stylish and very catchy and the AMV makes it better.
The more I think about it the more trouble I am having expressing exactly why it is I liked this series. If I had to sum it up it was mostly because I loved the comedy style and I was always very happy to see a seiyuu who usually play antagonist characters taking a role in a comedy show. The social satire was spot on and very easy to understand, that is pretty much what needs to be said regarding this series.
Now given that I have a soft spot for unusual and sometimes very odd shows, I'll admit that Working caught me completely off guard. Like many others, my initial expectations were that this would be nothing more than a usual slice of life show. In truth the comedy is very clever, and far more subversive than one might expect, which is one of the reasons I enjoyed this anime so much. The characters are mostly played up against each other, wherein their personality traits and eccentric nature make for some pretty fun dialogue. But I'll be damned if this isn't one of the most difficult reviews I've ever had to write, because it's not easy trying to write a positive review for a show that contains so much of the elements I strongly dislike in anime in general. But when a show manages to turn that into a funny show -- and, most amazing of all, made me sympathize with the violent girl in question, then that needs to be acknowledged. The series was entertaining and that is probably the best way to describe it. It is definitely not a masterpiece in terms of writing and it probably won’t crack your top ten, but it is great for some quick laughs. The simple fact is that this is possibly the closest anime has come to a true comedy sketch show, which is a bit odd when one considers just how old and diverse the industry is.
Working has drama, comedy and romance, it take the usual formulas and remember that comedies are supposed to be funny. They acknowledge current trends without forgetting that the most important things are comedic timing and the way characters play off of each other. Working does it a little better, since it’s more character-driven and less gimmick-driven, this is a well-polished and occasionally clever genre comedy and I definitely recommended this series.
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!
Great cast that keeps the show going.
Same comedy style and same charm that's only present in these two shows
Both take place at a certain workplace and both are nice-looking comedies.
Both animes are produced by Aniplex and A-1 Pictures, leading them to have a similar art style. Working!! and Servant x Servant both share the same work/employment settings and are both light hearted comedies.
Both animes show the ups and downs of the setting of employments with humor. Also, both have the same producers and creator!
From the same production studios (Aniplex and A-1 Pictures), both series features an environment of the working field where we see the characters' every day lives. Thus, expect a lighthearted environment of hard working individuals as they go through everyday in a slice of life format.
There is a lot of humor, drama, and catchy dialogues presented. Among other things, the colorful casts are defined by their various personalities in the working field.
Servant x Service is (give or take a few) Working!! in an office environment: Funny and enjoyable characters
-Both light hearted comedies in the workplace
-Perfect for relaxing after a tiring day
-Recommended for anyone who likes comedy
Both are slice-of-life comedies (with a good amount of romantic comedy elements in it) that tell the tale of a group of eccentric people at a workplace and their relationships with their fellow workers. The type of comedy is similar, as long with several of the characters.
The same comedy and slice of life genre, except one is set in a gov't office and the other is in a family resto.
Both of them have a story about their life at working place. If working at family restaurant and servant x service at civil service office
From the studio that brought you the action series 'SAO' comes a comedy about a friendly working environmental show. In the series, it follows the daily lives of the main characters working in an office or a restaurant where they just do best on their jobs. There are funny moments, romance, and somewhat conflicts between the characters.
There is not much of a difference in the series, but Working is basically a teen job, and works at a family restaurant. Servant X Service, basically an adult job working on some office building.
Both have little-to-no plot (not a bad thing!) Instead, they are driven by the character interactions (which are hilarious). The medium cast size allows us to know the supporting characters without losing focus on the main characters. A romantic aspect develops throughout the series. Overall, you'll get a very similar vibe from both anime, and if you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.
Working!! and Servant x Service both have characters that work together at a company/business.
A group of unique co-workers do stuff at the workplace. There are different situations in the different settings and a little bit of love can be sensed in the air.
MM is built around a sadomasochistic pairing. Working isn't. So, when you first read Working's summary and note that it has a restaurant setting, you'd think it'd share few to no similarities with MM's school club shenanigans. BUT, Working may as well be about the members of a club interacting, so reliant on character gags it is--the whole at-work-not-school aspect getting overlooked... with school girls STILL being main characters. (Anime, I am disappoint...)
What makes these two super-easy to link is MM's Arashiko and Working's Inami. They have a phobia of all things male and react with EXTREME violence whenever one comes close to them. And although Working's male lead isn't a masochist (though he does come to question whether he is), he's a freak in his own right with his "minicon" fetish.
Like I typed above, Working cares little for actual working, and a GREAT degree of emphasis is placed on Inami punching the lead in S1; falling for him more with every punch. In fact, the series has more to do with the lead being punched than serving customers. The hate-to-love-via-punching 'romance' as the respective male leads get used as punching bags in order to cure their violent lady friends = THESE SO SIMILAR!
Similar plot, art, androphobic girl and good-but-unlucky main male character makes it almost identical.
Working bar ... MM club same vocie actors , woman with men phobia ... dominant women and the same feeling.
They have the same atmosphere. Some characters and relationchips are so alike. If you like MM! you'll like Working! too :)
Androphobic heroine. Also main protagonist wants to help the heroine get rid off this mental issue.
androphobic highschool girl and highschool guy who tries to cure her.
Both are about a boy that gets abused by women. Both also have a girl that suffers from androphobia.
Characters design look similar
Yuno and Inami's personality are nearly the same
There're cross-dressing in both
The main character's similar in the way that they both have the same voice actors and weird fetishes. There's also girls inside who are afraid of men. Comedy style is similar and so is the atmosphere
Both have in common:
*Comedy, some romance, slice of life
* Both have an androphobic girl
* characters have fetish and weirdness
* The male protagonist helps to the heroine with her androphobia issues.
* There are cross dressings in both
* Similar design and atmosphere
Both have a female with androphoia who is trying to overcome it with the help from her friends, and just that 1 male who is basically the punching bag.
Both anime has something to do with overcoming something. Both has comedy and romance but MM! i would say has more romance than working
Opening Theme"SOMEONE ELSE" by Popura Taneshima, Mahiru Inami, and Yachiyo Todoroki (Kana Asumi, Saki Fujita and Eri Kitamura) (eps 1-12)
Ending Theme#1: "Heart no Edge ni Idomou Go to Heart Edge (ハートのエッジに挑もう Go to Heart Edge)" by Souta Takanashi, Jun Satou, and Souma Hiroomi (Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono and Hiroshi Kamiya) (eps 1-8, 10-12)
#2: "Golden Day (ゴールデン・デイ）" by Mahiru Inami (Saki Fujita) (ep 9)
#3: "SOMEONE ELSE" by Popura Taneshima, Mahiru Inami, and Yachiyo Todoroki (Kana Asumi, Saki Fujita and Eri Kitamura) (ep 13)
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