The anime shorts are set in the fictional Line Corporation with a motley crew of idiosyncratic workers. There is the narcissistic section head and president's son James, the subsection head Moon (who is always gone somewhere but somehow gets his work done), the quiet but kindhearted subsection head Brown, and the subordinate Connie who is in an endless loop of yo-yo diets and weight gains.
Here i am with my review on Line offline: Salaryman.
It's a pity that nobody's written a review on it so far, so i'll do my best here.
I guess i should start with saying that the show is really specific. As you already know from the synopsis, it's about office workers and their routine life, and its targeted audience is the office workers as well. Basically, if you've ever experienced office life, you are likely to enjoy the show. Some of the episodes really resembled my office life and at some point i found myself laughing at the situations that were making me angry / nervious / uneasy in real life. So actually the show helps to deal with stress and to take things easier.
If you have no idea of office life at all, try this show - it'll give you an unforgettable experience.
As for the story, there's not much of a plot. It's a sitcom, so every episode deals with a specific situation, like staying up late to redo a failed task, lunch break, making a presentation for your boss, your office looks etc. Some of the episodes are connected, but mostly not.
The main weak point of the show is its art and character design. Though it is a comedy and parody, and such kind of shows tend to have poor art, i still don't like it. The art it very-very simple, and James' and boss' design makes my eyes bleed. So i wish they put more effort in art and made it more detailed and pretty.
The characters are not really deep nor well-developed, but each one of them has his/her specific features and their personality is shown pretty well.
It's a pity that the show got 6-something ranking on MAL. There are not much shows for a specified audience, and that one is really well-made. You should give it a try.read more
If you're familiar with the stickers of the instant messaging app LINE (iphone and android) then this show is a must-watch. They're cool and cute, i don't have any understanding in Japanese but the way the characters deliver their lines i found it hilarious (well because they appear and used on the application)...
Hello, peoples of the anime forum, I am Hedo and this is my very first review on the site.
If you're a fan of the long drawn out stories with back stories, adventure and romance. Then this probably isn't the anime for you. If you're like me, a simple otaku with simple tastes for nice slice of life anime where the plots are simple and easy to follow, then you have certainly come the the right place.
each episode is maybe a four to five minute short about the the office life of Moon and his friends. Office humor for every one! I was pretty taken with it I must say, since this is the kind of thing I tend to go for.
Though I did feel a somewhat longing for more. I feel I would have been happier with a proper twenty-something minute long episodes. But that's just be and because of that I'm only going to give story an 8. That sounds fair.
This is where some people might be put off of this anime. The art is rather simplistic. But I don't know, it seems like recently a lot of the slice of life anime I watch seem to be using the same art style, almost like they could all take place in the same world.
I've kinda been feeling like I've fallen into a rut and it's gotten to the point where I'm starting to check out anime simply because they got a interesting looking art style, and that may or may not be the reason behind checking out this anime.
I did love the art style, it felt like a breath of fresh air for me.
though that being said, it might be a deal breaker for many.
I'm gonna go ahead and give art a ten
(*ﾟｰﾟ)ﾉ Don't hurt me.
That opening. Song. Was. Amazing. Not even kidding here. I could listen to it over and over. I've already downloaded it for my cell phone.
As for the sound of the over all show, I had no complaints with the voice acting, Though I guess when I first heard Connie's voice, the first thing I thought was, "Well her voice sounds kind of generic."
You know that female voice you hear sometimes at the end of an anime that's like introducing the sponsors or what not? Or the voices in some Japanese TV ads? It kinda reminded me of that voice. But that had only been my first impression of the voice. It was fine.
I'm going to give sound a 9. I really did love that OP.
Like oh mah gawd. On repeat for hours.
You know, even if you don't check out the anime you should most certainly go for that OP. Like seriously.
I wouldn't say any of these characters were properly developed. Though at the same time we do get to know them and they are interesting characters.
But that being said, none of these characters seem to grow or change through the series all that much. They pretty much are who they are.
I think it's clear at this point that I seriously loved this anime, I was watching the episodes up one after another I liked it so much.
So I'm giving enjoyment a 10.
Sure is had it's flaws, but it really wasn't going out there to be this big epic anime. It was clearly meant to be a fun little thing to watch while you kill some time. And it managed that very well.